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Friday, 10 March 2017

The passing of "Iron Man"

SIA cabin crew Iron Man IFS Daniel Yap passed away yesterday from cancer. He had this medical condition when he was in his 20s but recovered. Now 20+ years later, he had a relapse.
As far as I know, there were 3 Iron Man among the flight crew, 2 cabin crew and 1 technical crew. The latter has a stroke many years ago while the other cabin crew has retired (don't know what has happened to him).
The "Iron Triathlon" is an event held in Hawaii annually since 1978. The event covers a non stop 3.8 km swim, 180 km bicycle ride and a 42 km marathon. To qualify for the title, one must complete below 17 hours.
I understand that Daniel, after recovering from his cancer did not participate in the event but did keep himself fit by doing a lot of physical exercises. This is typical of a sportsman. In fact, he was a super sportsman.
R I P Daniel Yap cos we will always miss ya!

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crew synonymous with cancer, don't know why. Work environment, lifestyle,bad luck.

Anonymous said...

All recent passing of colleagues and their relatives I came across are due to cancer. In this toxic environment we live in, cancer can afflict anyone.

Anonymous said...

Made worse by the obsession of becoming super fit. A simple remedy for good health is to take a good nap.

Bmi 19 said...

I'm obsessed with being fit and I'm OK.

Anonymous said...

Bmi 19 if you keep overexerting you will drop dead one of these days especially if you are
over 40.

Bmi 19 said...

Oh ok. Not 40 yet he he he.

Anonymous said...

By 20 your career fixed,by 30 your partner hooked,by 40 onwards to your 500000,by 50,count your return.If still got energy go help Auntie collect cardboard on your off days or help Amah make Sin green. BP guy on take got no BMI but plenty, so don't be obsessed by it.When one reach 50 and no Half Mill,nobody show up at the wake .Get real.