Last Tuesday, my good friend Teyet Pascual passed away. He was 76. I never got the chance to spend time with him before his passing. His last text to me (through his trusted assistant Edwin) was to congratulate me for being on the cover of Lifestyle Asia. He is sorely missed…

If you are in the Philippines, please grab a copy of today’s Philippine Daily Inquirer as I wrote a tribute to him– a story of our rather “unlikely” friendship (He was 40 years my senior) and how special he was in my life.

I really regret not having had the chance to hug him before he passed away. Farewell, my dear friend. While we have lost a creative genius and a wonderful man in our corporeal world, heaven has gained a very kind soul…