Our very own TPTS ringbearer, Ricardo "Ricky" Sunico, finally sailed to the West. He will be missed.
I was in denial at first coz I was thinking of all the NWA activities, sci-fi fantasy conventions and Gaiman events we are still going to go to. His copy of Terry Pratchett's and Neil Gaiman's "Good Omens" is still with me. I haven't even seen his notorious lap dances yet! I racked my brains thinking of the last time I saw him and memorable moments just kept flashing in my head. I couldn't believe it.
He was the brave soul who volunteered to shoulder the burdens of TPTS and kept it from falling apart. He was always a kid at heart. He was smart and never failed to show and share his passion and enthusiasm for all things geeky/sci-fi/fantasy. He was loving, thoughtful and caring. My first impression of Ricky was he was a really cool dad. I was right. He was really a cool person and a great friend.
I am not used to the past tense yet. It was all so sudden. I didn't even get to personally say goodbye. We lost a dear friend. He may be gone but he's always in our hearts.
Namárië, Ricky. Farewell. May you rest in peace.