This msg is for my brother who is booking in to OCS again after a well-deserved long weekend home. J-B, thanks for leaving me msgs on your blog – it’s always nice to know tt my favourite sibling misses me in the midst of his busy life what with army and girlfriend.
Your latest blog entry made me reminicisce about our 4 years together in 217-222 Elm St too. You know what I miss most? Our soccer banter… since you left, my soccer GK has plunged abysmally. And home in Toronto doesn’t quite seem the same without waking up on weekend mornings to see you huddled in front of the muted TV (so that I’m not woken up by the noise) watching soccer. And I even miss you hollering for me everytime your team scores a goal. My reaction time has slowed from the lack of practice of running out when I hear your “JIE!”
I miss debating over whose turn it is to order pizza or swiss chalet. I miss crowding in front of your computer with our dinner/lunch to watch Friends or 3rd Rock from the Sun or some other movie while we eat. Definitely miss you dragging me from my room to sit in front of your comp while you show me some cool new computer game you’ve bought. Hmm… don’t miss as much having to play the comp games with you, although there is a certain entertainment derived from watching myself play sooo badly (remember my Legolas that couldn’t walk straight in the Paths of the Dead?).
Before you graduated, I knew Toronto wouldn’t be the same without you, and it isn’t. But I’ll be home soon for the summer. I’ll see you in 2 weeks’ time, and we’ll have time to ‘ketchup’ then. Till then, take care in OCS and drive carefully when you’re out on the weekends!
One more thing. No matter how u grow and change, u can never escape being my babeee brudder! Ciao.