Friday, May 16, 2014
The surprise death of our friend Paul John Gorieza Dasmariñas last Monday remains a shock to us all. And as Tobie and I struggle to make sense of so many emotions and our regrets that things didn't turn out differently, I wanted to take a moment to reflect back on happier times.
In September 2011, PJ got an opportunity to interview for a position at Malacañan Palace to become part of the President's kitchen team. Since he was based in Davao at the time, he actually ended up bunking with us at the Sietch during the interview process - he was always more than welcome in our home.
Naturally he got the job, and I wrote this entry back in my old LiveJournal, which has already been archived since then: