my name is daren lau, a long time friend and colleague of eric reyes/essworks.
i am initiating this thread with the hope that someone might know of and advise me of his whereabouts. judging from the responses to his "a liar's word" thread, it seems that he's familiar to some of you chaps.
it is comforting to know that he is in the company of good men who chose to look beyond his "revelations" and still see him fit as a comrade. i have known eric for many years and i will say that he is every bit worthy of the friendship that each and everyone of you has afforded him.
yes there is a reason behind all this, which all the more makes it urgent for me to reach him. i shall appreciate any and all help. other than the pm, please do direct your responses to my addy lau.daren@ yahoo.com
greetings. about a week or so ago i pm-ed a request to the site administrator to delete esswork's thread "a liar's word". i did so because it was, in my mind, the least proper thing i could do for my friend.
i would like to share the contents of that pm, not as much as to give reason to what he said but more so to preserve the reputation of a man that many of his friends have come to know and respect;
my name is daren lau (forum handle doc) and i wish to request the deletion of the thread "a liar's word" initiated by essworks, eric reyes.
his thread has caused a host of reactions, largely of disbelief and disappointments. while he has been looked up to and seen as a source of inspiration by some, his revelation has put him in a somewhat bad perspective for many.
i have known eric for a long time. he is a dear friend, a competent colleague, and (of late) an unwilling patient.
eric is a ward of the teh foundation, bhd in malaysia and i am his attending case physician. off the record, i will say that eric does have cancer. he has been struggling with his sickness for the past 8 years and thus far he has managed to survive 2 bouts with cancer and is currently dealing with a metastasis to a 3rd site. in august of last year, he opted to cease all therapies & medication. wary as we were about his choice we nevertheless respected his reasons.
eric's statements are symptomatic of a psychological trauma associated with his cancer, complicated by his lack of therapy and medications. there has been much concern for him among us here in kl ever since i was referred to this thread and we have been exercising all ways and means to locate him.
through the last 8 years, eric has largely chosen to keep his condition and struggles to himself. i believe he wrote the thread as a means of deferring the concerns and attention he feels he may have brought on himself, choosing to push people away by creating an admission that he had lied about having cancer.
it is with these concerns that prompts me to have the thread deleted. as i close friend, i feel eric has gone through enough anguish with his condition and it does no merit to bring anymore (perceived) embarassment onto himself.
as you take the matter into consideration, i shall likewise ask you to be discreet with the details i have shared regarding eric. these are matters intimate of and privy to his personal life.
dr. daren lau teh foundation, bhd
i do believe this matter should be closed now. as i had said, eric/essworks has gone through enough and the only tangible thing he has to hold on to now for himself is his self-respect.
as a last note, we did manage to find him through sheer luck, a bit worse for wear but ever the stubborn survivor. my thanks for the chaps who helped out.
strand: Nalulungkot pa rin ako when people diss on mtb users sa road. Wala, just stumbled upon a thread in socmed.
Feb 9, 2019 21:39:47 GMT 8
anarki: Namiss ko kayo. Wala na kamig wifi ng ilang bwan. Hehehe
Feb 10, 2019 7:22:33 GMT 8
anthrax76: strand, they diss mtb users on what grounds? dahil dapat pang bundok? riding speed? nakakalat sa kalsada?
Feb 10, 2019 8:07:54 GMT 8
strand: anthrax76 dapat pang bundok. same sh*t, diff day. started off when somebody bought an RS Tk30 fork. pero di naman daw gagamitin sa bundok. may pic kasi sya sa road.
Feb 10, 2019 20:24:09 GMT 8
strand: what can the guy do, if for example, wala naman syang truck get to the trails? kung padyak to trails siya? etc. some people, really.
Feb 10, 2019 20:26:09 GMT 8
anthrax76: yeah well, sa mga ganyan ang sagot ko lang is 1) enough ang kalsada ng maynila para matagtag ka parang sa trail 2) tama ka, eh by the time makarating ako sa trails, laspag na ako dahil wala akong sasakyan maliban sa bike.
Feb 11, 2019 0:18:06 GMT 8
anthrax76: 3) affordable transport ang mtb vs rb.
Feb 11, 2019 0:18:25 GMT 8
strand: At para sa limited ang budget, mtb is the more practical option for recreational riding. Masaya nga pag maraming naka-mtb.
Feb 11, 2019 0:26:45 GMT 8
simplej0ys: pakitaan mo pa ng mas maraming picture ng MTB riders na nasa kalsada para gumanda araw niya! hahahaha
Feb 11, 2019 7:56:57 GMT 8
konablack: the problem with most roadies i encounter on the streets is that they will try to race with you as much as possible (target practice kumbaga), i just encountered one this morning, nung nalagpasan nya ako, sabi nya "holi", saka ko lang nagets na 'huli' pala
Feb 11, 2019 11:08:56 GMT 8
konablack: di rin natin masisisi yun iba kasi may mga MTB users na may attitude, walang harmony sa kalsada, karamihan nag uunahan
Feb 11, 2019 11:20:54 GMT 8
strand: OK. Di ko pa na-experience yung may biglang kumarera sa akin when I am on the road. weird siguro ng feeling? ...ay teka, mabagal pala ako. hahaha, auto-loser.
Feb 11, 2019 23:55:09 GMT 8
gat3keeper: Peeps .. oks pa ba bumili 26er na old model ?
Feb 12, 2019 6:58:29 GMT 8
konablack: gat3keeper for me it's a yes as long as it serves its purpose, ang titignan mo lang ay yung possibility ng upgrading kasi magiging mahirap mag hanap ng parts if ever mag aupgrade ka na (just my opinion)
Feb 12, 2019 7:05:33 GMT 8
anthrax76: gat3keeper, as long as may available parts pa sa area mo (tires, tubes, rims) all is good. hassle lang naman kapag walang mabili.
Feb 12, 2019 9:05:47 GMT 8
gat3keeper: Sir Anthrax, nawala na yung folding bike thread?
Feb 14, 2019 11:28:12 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...actually dehins ko alam kung meron ngang thread
Feb 16, 2019 22:17:38 GMT 8
anthrax76: wala sa search?
Feb 16, 2019 22:17:43 GMT 8