Someone turning 24, making me feel pretty old thinking that by the end of this year, I'll be 23.
Someone whom I got to know since secondary school, who would shout outside my house on sunday mornings calling me to go to church, who would insist on doing weird things like eating all the leftovers after breakfast at stalls for RM10 or playing basketball at night in church after studying at 1am.
I recall the doubles match that we won together, which was probably the tennis achievement I felt best about for quite a while, the time I scolded him for breaking school rules as a prefect, and later on, accepting that he would do such things anyway, cos some of the rules were pretty illogical.
Of sharing Star Wars novels and later, other books to tide him over his exams. The times he gave me advice not so much by words but by the way he lived.
I still remember the songs he wrote, which he used to sing to me on my piano at home. Still like the one we used for musical in MYF best...for the record, its If Only. The time he sang Leaving On A Jetplane on his last day at school. The talks about contemporaries we used to have, the times we shared concerns about common friends. The time we talked on msn about his girlfriend.
Ed shared this verse with me tonite:
"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ." Gal 1:10
Seems to speak about Jin particularly well, since as far as I've known, he's never been one to willingly conform to public opinion, especially where God's Will is clear for him.
Happy bday Jin. See you in June. Say hi to Chen May for me.