a talented young lady passed away yesterday


i became aware of Jessica Lum almost exactly a year ago when i started to see a lot of people in my facebook newsfeed taking pictures of themselves holding up signs that said things like “we love you jessica”.

so i friended her on facebook and twitter to see what was happening and it turned out she was battling cancer.

Jessica was a talented photographer and journalist and her messages to everyone were a mix between hopeful and heartbreaking.

in a bittersweet turn of events she applied and landed a job at my workplace and i got to meet her

but unfortunately she was too sick to work more than just a few days ago, and i never saw her again.

last night i got a text message from a dear friend who broke the news to me that she had lost her battle

and i rushed to her facebook page and saw that she was really struggling just a few days ago

and even took a picture of a small stack of Oreos saying she was gonna eat them all

“no regrets” she typed.

advice i will take to heart.