birthday ng kuya ko kahapon. happy birthday dante. how does it feel to be 50? si dante ang kuyang sinundan ko. 12 years ang agwat namin at buong buhay ko, siya ang taong aking tiningala. what a gifted man. gwapong chickboy, artist, painter, singer. siya ang main influence ko sa musika. my brother also has this great speaking voice. one that i’ve envied and tried to imitate but could not. ang sabi nga ng mommy ko, boses kiki raw ako, compared to my brothers and my dad. that’s how good he is. happy birthday dante. all the best to you, as always.
i know, my relationship with my brother hasn’t been as good as i’d like it to be. it’s difficult living with and being a brother to an artist. there’s so much angst, so much conflict that goes inside gifted people’s heads. take van gogh for example. and through the years, naturally, we’ve had some skirmishes.
but right now for some weird reason, i feel a tenderness for him. a feeling of protectiveness and great love. i want to see him and give him a hug and say everything’s going to be ok. do your part and i’ll take care of you.