BUSINESS top gun Levy P. Laus will miss someone special when he breaks bread with fellow mediamen – his own words – as he always does during this time of the year.
It's the old fogey, Ram Mercado, who wrote "30" last week. It happened so fast LPL didn't even had the chance to say goodbye to a journalist whom he highly respected.
Before he breathed his last, Ram wrote his last column in this paper, a commitment he dutifully fulfilled in the last 18 years of his life. He also wrote his own obituary.
Ram seemed careful enough not to bother anyone, except his loving daughter, about his last physical presence on earth. His death was no big deal to him. That is so eloquently expressed in his self-obituary.
All that those who fondly remembered him could do was say a little prayer.
For me, this simply means that I will no longer fetch someone somewhere between the two cities of Angeles and San Fernando, to make it to the annual fellowship of kindred souls.
Ram wasn't just a keen journalist; he was a gifted writer. Sometimes, he sallied forth in a different genre