'Para siyang joke': Pooh emotional over Chokoleit's death

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Posted at Mar 12 2019 11:25 PM | Updated as of Mar 13 2019 07:33 AM

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One of the fondest memories he has of Chokoleit is a simple one: a shopping trip abroad where they laughed endlessly about how they'll look good wearing tassels. 

Pooh wishes that his dear friend is still here, beside him, laughing over how he fooled everyone with his "joke" that he died. Sadly, Chokoleit's death was very much real --and Pooh, like many others, is struggling to accept this.

"Para siyang joke, para kaming nag-show lang tapos para siyang nagbibiro," an emotional Pooh said when asked about what he felt over the death. "Wala na kasi ibang Chokoleit eh, isa lang." 

He described Chokoleit as one of his sincerest friends who always tried to get a laugh out of you. "Napaka-baliw niyang kasama," he shared. "Baliw in a way na papatawanin niya palagi." 

"Tapos iyong serious side niya ipinapakita niya sa iyo kapag talagang kaibigan ka na niya."

Pooh, also a comedian, was asked about it at Chokoleit's wake, where many of their friends paid their respects. 

Chokoleit, whose real name was Jonathan Aguilar Garcia, died last Saturday after succumbing to pulmonary edema and heart attack.