On Losing A Friend and Gaining an Angel

I remember when I first started driving. Mica and I would often take my car (an ancient Vanette) to run errands back and forth from Festival Mall to Westgate. Every time we’d get stuck at the stoplight along Bridgeway I would freak out. I mean hello, new driver + old car + hanging + honking cars behind us. But she would always tell me, “Go lang girl, kaya mo yan.”


Setting up for Valentine’s Day 2012 at Westgate


I found out on my birthday last February that she was sick.

I didn’t get to see her much over the last few months. I was afraid to bring her germs (since the kiddo and I usually pass cough, colds and fever back and forth between us during school season). I would message her randomly on Facebook to say hi, good morning, I love you. It was my turn to say “Go lang girl, kaya mo yan.”


The FSI Marketing Trio of 2011-2012


We’d known each other for less than 5 years, and yet it feels like we’ve been friends forever. She was like a sister to me. Now that I think about it, she and my ate (who died two days after birth) are both named Michelle. They were both born in 1981, too. That coincidence alone makes me feel like we were really meant to be friends. I’m glad that fate worked its magic so that our paths and our lives crossed.


It’s always a fun foodtrip with these guys


She and I shared countless secrets, giggles, stories, good days and bad ones, and several takas red velvet cake slices at UCC in the middle of random work days. I’m godmother to her daughter. She celebrated with MrC and I on our wedding day. Sadly, I missed hers. Missing her wedding is the one thing I regret about my time with Mica. I should have made that extra effort. I wish I did.




I lost my friend yesterday. It’s sad, but I am happy that she is in a better place now. She fought hard and now it’s time for her to rest. I wasn’t planning on writing about her because it still feels so unreal. But then, the moment I sat down at my computer, the words came out. 


FSI Family


Haynako Mica Girl, I won’t even begin to list all of the things I will miss about you. I promise to take care of Chloe in whatever way I can. I promise to never forget you. Have fun in heaven. Oh, and please kick my butt if you see from up there that what I’m doing is wrong. But go easy on me, ha? You know I’m duwag. Lol. I love you forever, Ganda. I miss you already.


Love you, Mica. Rest in peace.

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

20 thoughts on “On Losing A Friend and Gaining an Angel

  1. It never is easy losing someone we cherish. I lost my college friend, it’s sad she didn’t get to graduate or even see her kid grow up. I sometimes dream about her. Sorry for your loss, Patty.

  2. sometimes, it hurts losing some of the people whom you really treasured so i just pray for them. again, no matter how difficult the situation is, i wish you nothing but complete happiness. πŸ™‚

  3. True friends are real hard to find these days! Find comfort in the thought that through her, you experienced the real joy of the gift of friendship. I missed a close friend’s wedding too. She didn’t forgive me for it but you and your friend, the friendship went beyond that. What a great gift! I feel for your loss.

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