Alda: The Wake

Alda Evan Tan, rest in peace.
Alda Evan Tan, rest in peace.

Danny New on guitar and later violin.
Danny New on guitar and later violin.

Collin and a guitarist whose name I did not get, sang songs in tribute to Alda.
Collin and a guitarist whose name I did not get, sang songs in tribute to Alda.

Darren Teh, brother of Kevin Teh/Broken Scar (Alda's best friend) sings.
Darren Teh, brother of Kevin Teh/Broken Scar (Alda’s best friend) sings.

Alda apparently sold off all his other basses, including a cool double bass, ending up with just her. I don't remember her name.
Alda apparently sold off all his other basses, including a cool double bass, ending up with just her, Scarlet. (Thanks to the administrator of the Pray For Alda Evan Tan Facebook page for the reminder of the bass guitar’s name.)

Peter Hassan Brown, scene veteran, always ready with guitar and folk tune in hand.
Peter Hassan Brown, scene veteran, always ready with guitar and folk tune in hand.

Alda played bass for Soft Touch as well, Peter's band!
Alda played bass for Soft Touch as well, Peter’s band!

Esty Richard, vocalist for Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob, has a powerful voice!
Esty Richard, vocalist for Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob, has a powerful voice!

Jared of Once Upon... oh heck we'll just call it by what they like to call themselves when they don't feel like being wordy - Bob The Sausage.
Jared of Once Upon… oh heck we’ll just call it by what they like to call themselves when they don’t feel like being wordy – Bob The Sausage.

Elliott, a drummer from a long time ago, who played with Alda in Shelley Leong's Band and Cosmic Funk Express. Alda always had a drum buddy who would form a tag team. Elliott had not been seen around when he suddenly came up and played a song, waving to people (but we all struggled to recognize him in his new hair!)
Elliott, a drummer from a long time ago, who played with Alda in Shelley Leong’s Band and Cosmic Funk Express. Alda always had a drum buddy who would form a tag team. Elliott had not been seen around when he suddenly came up and played a song, waving to people (but we all struggled to recognize him in his new hair!)

Collin, left, plays guitar while Aldwin shows us where Alda's musical talent comes from. Except that Alda doesn't actually sing!
Collin, left, plays guitar while Aldwin shows us where Alda’s musical talent comes from. Except that Alda doesn’t actually sing!

C. Loco on the left. Not sure if that's Slyde on the right, but it does not look like him!
Slyde on the left and C. Loco on the right. Bald brothers!

Aldwin on the far right holds an iPad with lyrics, while Zona Marie in the middle sings along. I didn't catch the name of the girl on the far left. Zona also tells the most heart-wrenching stories of good times with her brother.
Aldwin on the far right holds an iPad with lyrics, while Zona Marie in the middle sings along. I didn’t catch the name of the girl on the far left.

Zona also tells the most heart-wrenching stories of good times with her brother.

Collin proposes to Joanne, while Danny plays guitar in the background. They met in the course of planning out fundraisers and other ways to help Alda's condition.
Collin proposes to Joanne, while Danny plays guitar in the background. They met in the course of planning out fundraisers and other ways to help Alda’s condition.

They got engaged and now he's taking her away.
They got engaged and now he’s taking her away.

The crowd at Alda's wake.
The crowd at Alda’s wake.

Adam Lobo and the crew.
Adam Lobo and the crew.

Aldwin, Alda's father, on the right, with a priest who says some prayers.
Aldwin, Alda’s father, on the right, with a priest who says some prayers.

Dragon Red, acoustic, with Adam on the left and Amil on the right, played earlier, but then jammed with Esty here.
Dragon Red, acoustic, with Adam on the left and Amil on the right, played earlier, but then jammed with Esty here.

All pictures taken at St. Ignatius Church, on the 13th of June 2012, at Alda Evan Tan’s wake ceremony, with a Sony Alpha NEX-5, a E-mount 16mm F2.8, an LA-EA1 adapter and an Opteka 85mm F1.4 in A-mount.

I did not get to go to his funeral, regrettably.

With this set of pictures, it should be closure – there aren’t any more pictures relating to him after this.

More here:
Come Together For Alda
Moonshine: A Fundraiser for Alda Tan
Rockafellas Come Together
Earth Hour 2012, Pray For Alda
What Do These Bands Have In Common?

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