What can I write about her? Too much we had in 4 years, too small vocabulary there is to tell all stories, all sweet memory she left behind. Four years are short, yet it felt like we’d been friends for so long. I don’t have the words to say the least of her quality. Kindhearted, reliable, meticulous, soft and firm at the same time, .. it’s just too many.
For me and my NCC friends, Ruri was our biggest inspiration in showing us what it meant to be a strong woman. Never give up, no time to complain, keep up the faith, and laugh merrily in the process! Life goes on, smiling never hurts, no matter how heavy the world on your shoulder.
All difficult tasks always went into her hand. Being an admin for almost 5000 members, taking care of all tools and equipments in cake decoration competition with more than 100 participants, managing almost all tasks that required a super detail mind in every NCC event, although at times she could not even be there.
When the cancer started to beat her, we gradually lost one of our strongest hands. Seeing her fighting the battle, not once she backed down, has brought mixed emotion: broken hearted, yet inspired.
Ruri, I still remember everything. And I miss every single thing.
So, here is to you, Ruri. May Allah have mercy and return your good deeds million times bigger. I miss you already.
**To honor our good friend Ruri, NCC Admin, owner of Kueh Ruri, who died of battling against cancer on August 5, 2008.**
Photo by Dez Pain & Velda Christensen