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Day 126 - 365 Days - 5th May 08 : SO, THIS IS GOODBYE... | by Shai Coggins
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Day 126 - 365 Days - 5th May 08 : SO, THIS IS GOODBYE...

SO, THIS IS GOODBYE... {{ EXPLORED, 12 May 08 }}


A week ago, I posted about uncertainties. Little did I know that that

was just the beginning of a long, hard week. Day after day, I've been

thrown something difficult to deal with that was tougher than the last.

It made that "uncertain" situation look easy.


The worst bit came late on Friday evening (9th May)... News came that

my dad, who just turned 62 the day I took this photo you see here

(taken 5th May)... had a stroke. On the streets of Manila. Only some

stranger found him and brought him to the hospital, unconscious.


He went into a coma and was put on life support within 24 hours. And,

his vitals keep going down. We are told by the doctors to expect the



So tomorrow, I'm off to travel a few thousands miles to see my dad.

Possibly, to say goodbye.


And while keeping up with this project is something that I've tried

so hard to do, I've come to accept that at this time of my life, I'm

unable to keep going. Yes, I've completed until Day 131 (though I

haven't posted any of them, and have no plans of doing so right now).

But, I think that's it for me right now.


365 has been such an amazing challenge. I've met so many great folks

and made a lot of fabulous connections and friendships. I can never

thank you all enough for the support and encouragement you've given

me all these time. You all have helped to keep me going this far.


But, taking photos and such need to be put aside for now. I need some

time to mourn and regroup.


Maybe I'll do 365 again someday. But for now, this is goodbye.


I hope though, that you will keep in touch. Again, thank you.

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Taken on May 5, 2008