Thursday, June 21, 2012

Farewell, Emil...

Exactly a month ago, a very dear friend passed away - he went to bed at night and never woke up the next day. He was 33 years old and about to get settled down with his life; brand new job as a first officer at this new airlines company (yes, he was a pilot) and about to tie the knot with his girlfriend. 

I went to his funeral with our college friends and it was a very emotional day for all of us. It was just so sudden... died so young and very unexpectedly. 

Emil Ridwan was a great man and a great friend. He was a kind-hearted person and very silly/annoying  at the same time, LOL. Emil was the type of guy who always help a friend in need, also a fun companion because he never failed to make me and my friends laughed out loud til we fell on the floor (literally) and he cared about his friends. I could definitely say that my life journey wouldn't be the same without him in it. We went to college together, took same major and always had the same classes. We sure had a lot of memories together in four years time; everyday life in college, freelance job at this Australian Bank, our silly/fun adventures in Europe and many many more. You will surely be missed and I will never forget you... thank you for everything, Milo!!! (':  

My prayers are with his loved ones; his family and his girlfriend. May God give them strength to continue their lives without him and may God comfort them with the fact that he is with Him now and with his mother who passed away few months earlier. My heartfelt deepest condolences to his family, he was a true gift to everyone and filled lives with that extra special part of him while he was living. 

Ah, life is never certain. We will never know if today would be our last. The passing of Emil taught me to give more value to every single day I have in my life... and to value my health and my loved ones more. It taught me not to put off the things I have wanted and needed to do for tomorrow if I can only do them today. It helped me redefine my priorities in life and to update and act on my "bucket list" the soonest. 

EMIL RIDWAN 
October 17th 1979 - May 21st 2012

Few of our memories with Emil (': 



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amarantha said...

Hello, Terima kasih atas komentarnya. Tapi maaf akan saya hapus karena teman saya ini sudah meninggal dan cara meninggalnya bagaimana sudah tidak signifikan dan dapat menyakiti hati keluarganya yg mungkin saja membaca entry saya ini. Maksud saya menulis entry ini adalah untuk mengenang persahabatan saya dengannya. Setiap orang mempunyai pergumulan masing2 dan mempunyai masa titik terendah dalam hidupnya dan membuat keputusan yang salah. Tapi itu tidak mendefinisikan bagaimana dia sebagai karakter dan bagaimana dia memperlakukan teman2nya. Dia adalah orang yang sangat baik dan saya sebagai salah satu temannya, merasa beruntung pernah mengenal dia. Terima kasih.

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Unknown said...

untung belum jadi pilot coba kalo jadi, sakaw dipesawat yg dikendalikan gimana? nasip penumpang yang dikendalikan gimana? coba kamu bayangkan kalo kamu yang didalam pesawat itu? untung sudah dipanggil Tuhan

amarantha said...

Halo, tentu saya setuju. Saya tidak mau naik pesawat dikemudikan oleh pilot yang dalam pengaruh obat2 terlarang. Saya juga tentu takut.

Teman saya ini pernah bergumul dgn obat2an saat masih di bangku sekolah dan menurut teman2 kami dia sudah berhenti semenjak dia masuk sekolah pilot, dengan kata lain sekolah pilot mengubah hidupnya ke arah yang jauh lebih baik dan membuat dia meninggalkan hal2 yg buruk.

Namun sayang sekali saat dia pulang dari training type rating di luar negeri, hanya Tuhan yg tahu mengapa dia melakukan hal yg membuat dia kehilangan nyawanya. Hanya Tuhan yang tahu mengapa dia membuat keputusan itu. Kita hanya lah manusia yg dpt melakukan kesalahan.

Tapi satu hal yg pasti, dia tidak pantas untuk anda sebut "untung sudah dipanggil Tuhan". Anda tidak mengenal dia dan tidak tahu pd saat ia meninggal, ayahnya, kakak-adiknya, tunangan dan teman2nya menangisi kepergiannya dan merasa sangat kehilangan sosok teman yg baik hati dan menyenangkan. Benar2 tidak pantas anda mengeluarkan kata2 tidak beretika tersebut.

Unknown said...

ngga ada hal yang baik hati dari orang narkoba mbak

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