To a dear friend

If it weren’t for you, I would never have had the courage to change my jobs and take a step to fulfilling my dreams. You created the IRC channel and made it a haven for me.

If it weren’t for you, I would not have accepted those who are different from me, especially those who had different views on sexuality than I did. You made me see beyond the superficial interests to the person beneath.

If it weren’t for you, I would never have met the love of my life.

If it weren’t for you, I would never have learnt how to smile in spite of the odds against you, especially parents.

Rest in Peace, dear Ryls, aka Bernard Foo. We will miss you, boss.