Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RIP: brian leyva

it's 3:45 on a wednesday afternoon and we have just finished having lunch. late lunch, you say? not if you're in spain. we spent all of tuesday (manila time) on a thai airways flight to madrid via bangkok. best way to fly to madrid. you leave manila at about 8:30 at night and three hours later you're in bangkok to change planes. by midnight (thailand time), you leave for madrid and sleep all the way through till it's time for breakfast before landing in madrid at 8:30 in the morning (spain time). even better when you're in business class. this morning, we were experiencing jet lag and were wide awake by 5 in the morning. so we go online and check facebook. imagine our shock to read all these status updates reading "RIP: brian leyva." as far as we can tell from the comments, he was mugged for his iphone then shot in the head. he was in critical condition in the hospital, but unfortunately, did not survive. we have not had the pleasure of meeting brian, but we did feature his barbie-doll collection from the ballet barbie event. the fash pack would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends he left behind. another young talent taken away too soon...
(photo credit: brian leyva photo from stylebible.ph; brian's barbie collection courtesy of buensalido & associates public relations)

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