January 17, 2007

Dear sibling,

How have you been spending your first pay? I say spend it all on something lavish and I’ll answer for the rest of your expenses until your next wage.

I can only assume how you feel about the board examination result. I am not happy of course. I am not sad either. I understand.

I rang up the night before day-1 of the examinations. We went on and on cracking old jokes. Then you mustered your courage to tell manong Bry that someone broke your heart—your first time.

I can tell as you blether hate, anger and hope that you’re in a flat spin. I can feel through each sob, you’re smashed to smithereens.

Your phone line's end is flooded with tears.

You tried haplessly to put into words your pain.

You told me it’s unfair and then asked me why?

Hey, you didn’t tell me there’s someone there to cause all these in the first place.

No sibling, I don’t grasp it no more than you do.
Love is messy. Sorry, but that’s the best I can come up with. At any rate Manong will be here to help at every turn.

Sibling, hang on there. The raining and pouring shall end.

I’ll remain,

Manong Bry

17 January 2007


posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 1/17/2007 |


At 10:42 PM, Anonymous chase said........
Such a lovely letter to your dear sibling! I am not really close to any one of my own siblings

At 12:22 AM, Anonymous empress maruja said........
Failure is not the end of everything, it's just a lesson not to do it again.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@chase: i am not that close to him din naman e. the thing that i realized is that when circumstances calls for it, lalabas din talaga yung pagiging magkapatid ninyo

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@empress: always true. no body i know has won it all (tama ba yung english? :-)

At 2:59 AM, Blogger Erik said........
hey bry. yes, i'm not either, to any one of my siblings.

o sila sa akin.

i like the letter.

manong bry? Ilokano kaba?

*i was asleep the entire time i had been away. lusot ba?

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
ei erik
miss you bro
how has it been?

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Jasmin said........
whoah, id be blessed to have a manong bry... lucky sibling. =) but yep relationships are messy , its not really love that is messy... sometimes its the lack of love that is the problem or the excess of it. haay

i hope your open letter reaches the intended eyes.

At 3:02 PM, Blogger cruise said........
if your sibling will read this letter i am sure he will be encourage and feel blessed to have a manong who is so supportive and loving brother

At 8:19 PM, Blogger howling said........
That is so sweet and so heartfelt Bry. Your little sib will hold you dear forever in his heart. No amount of money or material things could ever replace your kindest words.

So lovely.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Alternati said........
I have the same closeness with my younger brother. Just replace sentimentality with sarcasm.

I love this entry.

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@jasmin: on love: i relly wish i know better :-(

thanks for the visit ate jamine

At 9:58 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@cruise: thanks cruise, i know my brother would feel and do the same for me pag ako naman ang nasa situation nya

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@howling: thanks...ei i did promise to come back to your turf, i will...just been busy


At 10:02 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
alternati: i just felt sarcasm wouldn't fit the box this time, but i must admit it works on some things if not for most

thanks po


At 8:28 AM, Blogger Ate Sienna said........
bakit nga ba masakit din sa mga kuya at ate na marinig o makitang umiiyak ang kanilang mga nakababatang kapatid? i can feel how you must've felt when he was pouring his heart out to you.

Of course, you cannot erase their pain, but you will always be there for them. Ganun naman ata talaga, you will always be there for them, no matter what...

At 8:03 PM, Blogger tin-tin said........
that is so sweet! :)

At 8:36 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ate sienna: corrected by!!

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@tin: ei thnx

thanks to everyone!!