Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Scott's Google Earth Meme, Part II

Here's the second part of Scott's meme. The Google Earth image is still the same (at least for now). The house I grew up in, the house I live in now, is full of memories. And a big part of those memories is my younger brother. I have an older sister and an older brother--and I love them to bits--but my younger brother and I have this special connection. He was my nemesis; at the same time he was (and still is) my partner in crime.


How was/is he my nemesis? Here are a few examples:

When we were kids, he used to creep up on me just as I was falling asleep and wake me up by waving a finger underneath my nose. Nothing shocking about that in itself, except if you factor in the grim reality that he rubbed the said finger against a part of his anatomy located between the two cheeks below his spine.


He would tease me mercilessly about a crush that I had in elementary school; I'd react with something cutting (even then, I used words to my advantage); the little bugger, at a loss for words, would punch me HARD in the arm or the leg, then run--really fast. I never could catch up with him to hit back. One vivid memory, though, was him jumping up and down on my parents' bed, crying his eyes out as Daddy was about to discipline him for some infraction (which I don't remember now). I never tasted the sting of Daddy's belt myself, being a Daddy's girl. Hehe. But I did get to feel his wrath for my misdemeanors in other ways many, many years later (but that's a topic for another post).

Like I said, though, my younger brother and I were (are) partners in crime. I'm about a year and eight months older but sometimes it seemed (seems) like we were (are) the same age. We could be fighting the previous night but the next morning be in cahoots doing something unexpected, like going for a dip in the small pool outside the front door without our parents' knowledge. They scrambled for the camera when they heard us laughing there in the early hours of the morning. (This picture is the sexiest you'll ever see of me online--TOPLESS! Haha!)


And so the years passed. We got tongue-lashings from Daddy when we monkeyed around and wrestled--for sounding like "two carabaos engaged in a death match" (never mind that we never thought carabaos, or water buffalo, ever did such things). His first girlfriend was a girl named Lizza--which flattered me deeply, though I pretended otherwise. I was the one who called him when Daddy died (he was in school at the time). I married; he married a few years later. I think his wife was a tiny bit jealous of me (still is). We shared almost the same taste in music and films (still do).

He got a job at a cruise line, working his way up to an administrative position in a matter of months. Smart, hard-working dude, he is. He's home on vacation now, but will be leaving again in a few weeks--to make me drool again at the places his job takes him to, the places I dream of going to in Europe (the bugger).


No, he doesn't wave that smelly finger under my nose anymore. Just like he isn't my nemesis anymore (at least, not as much as he used to be).

But he's still my partner in crime.


Cheers, Pangs!

37 comments:

houseband00 said...

Hmmmm...

What could have brought this post out?

*takes a long stare at Lizza's slightly brown nose*

Lizza said...

Ang sama mo talaga. :-) Pure love is what brought it all out. Plus the fact that he'll be leaving in a few weeks and I'll miss him like hell again.

houseband00 said...

Loko lang ho. =)

Alam ko ang feeling na yan. I miss my sis, too.

Lizza said...

Siblings. Love-hate relationships sometimes for many. Ewan ko ba, basta nakaka-miss. :-) Magkakaroon yata ako, haha!

Mrs D Sanchez said...

Liz, na "Dirty Sanchez" ka pala ha ha!! (google it if u don't know, BB's 'obsessed' w/it ;) hehe

Thank u, thank u for heeding my calls for you to show your beautiful face to your readers...

There u go ladies & gentlemen... I told u!

Sweet photo of topless Liz and the one with bro 'many' years later knocking SMBs...

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I think this is one of your best posts. It is both moving easy to relate to...

Thanks for sharing it!

Mrs D Sanchez again said...

Thought I'd just make things clear before I get into trouble again:
'Obsessed' as in he can't pick himself up off the floor laughing everytime he hears the term. There.

Malinis ang kunsensha ko.

Sidney said...

Very nice story. Everybody having sisters & brothers can probably relate.

Scott from Oregon said...

You are closer to your siblings than I am, I can feel it. But that is OK. Family sometimes comes from unexpected places, and with me, that has always been the case.

You are a knock-out Lizza. Both in visage and more importantly, in spirit...

Excellent answer to my challenge!!

iz said...

I feel like calling up my sister right now!

ShadowFalcon said...

I'll swap you for my crazy sister many day of the week!

H said...

1.) You look BLOODY hot. pretty. gorgeous.
2.) Your brother is sooooo CEEEEEEEYOOOOOOOOT! :-D
3.) man! the similiarity is really neverneding is it? I too have a kid [cousin] brother who I'm very very close to. In fact he's the 'U' i keep mentioning. shall send you pic of him and me. :-)

LOVELY picture.

Lizza said...

Mrs. Sanchez with the obsessed husband: Anak ng tinapa, another new thing I learned today from you! And we know na malinis ang kunsensha mo, eto e. Panalo talaga kayo ni Manoling! ;-)

Sidney: I hope so, thank you very much. Hope you're having a good day.

Scott: Thanks! I agree that family isn't necessarily confined to flesh and blood. You've been to so many places I'm not surprised you have that kind of family, too.

Iz: Haha, go ahead. :-)

Shadowfalcon: I've felt that way about my siblings too, you know. :-)

H: Haha, I'll tell him you think so. Got the pic, thank you very much, my soul sister! You look like you guys were having so much fun there. I could almost feel it.

Lizza said...

Bud: Thank you! I appreciate the kind comment. :-)

Turnbaby said...

Wonderful post Lizza! I know all about the sibling rivalry/adoration thing. And all about missing them.

And we finally get to see all of your beautiful face.

Oh and I did Tigrrr's little "fine" thingy--mine's $775.60--*grinning*

Odat said...

What a wonderful piece...It's great to have a sibling that you can be that close to...Great pics...(espcially the topless one..hehe) and thanks for sharing yourself and your brother here..you're as beautiful on the outside as I've gotten to know your thru your beautiful writing.
Peace

Matt-Man said...

Nicely done Lizza, the two of you would be a hoot on a Wild Irish Rose bender. Glad to see the funk has passed. Cheers!!

Lizza said...

Turnbaby: Haha, thanks! I'll go calculate my "fine" and let you know, you naughty woman you. :-D

Odat: Brazen, that's what I am. Haha! Thanks, my dear. You're a beautiful woman, within and without.

Matt-man: Haha, thanks! I'm glad, too. Cheers!

mist1 said...

I want a job on a cruise line. Do they need a blogger? That would be ideal.

Lizza said...

Oh, yes, that would be kickass. But get in line, girl. ;-)

CSL said...

What a nice post about your brother. Sibs are great. Although we have our moments, I wouldn't trade mine for anything.

Steven Novak said...

WHy do I want him to wave a smelly finger under your nose again? ;)

Steve~

Lizza said...

CSL: Thanks! And it wouldn't be half as fun without those moments.

Steve: Maybe because you're still in trauma over Tami's smelly hand? :-)

Wendz said...

I love reading other people's memories...that was lovely.

My younger brother is also way cool - and his wife is VERY jealous of all of us (we're a large family and quite close)....nothing like giggling at our childhood antics though...my bro and I had a secret hidey-hole under a bush in the park and we'd dragged old cups and suacers, cushions, blankets and boxes there...some of my best moments were in that leafy bush house...all the fun and nonsense and mischief we dreamt up.

Kiyotoe said...

For most of our childhood years lil' brother (7 years my junior) was definitely my nemesis.

after i left home for college, things changed. Now?

i doubt i'd understand the meaning of the word "unconditionally" if not for him.

Great post lovely Lizza.

Lizza said...

Wendz: You had your own little hideaway, that sounds so cool. The gross stuff, the fun stuff, ah the memories. :-)

Kiyotoe: Thank you. Hmmm, you learning about "unconditionally" from your brother--that sounds like great material for a future blog post! ;-)

meredic said...

I think my sister is my favourite partner in crime as well.

thethinker said...

You two sound like me and my older brother.

I love the picture at top right.

Sanni said...

Lizza, you know I love all your posts, but I guess this is one of those which I love most =)

Kiyotoe said...

i see someone lovely hasn't gone deep enough into my archives.....

http://kiyotoe.blogspot.com/2006/09/growing-up-brother.html

it's the little things said...

I always missed having siblings. Now I know why!

Lizza said...

Meredic: Good for you. Thank you very much for dropping in, I'll go visit your blog.

Thinker: Thanks! But I wonder what you did or do that's equivalent to my brother's smelly finger. ;-)

Sanni: Thank you! You always bring warmth to this side of cyberspace.

Kiyotoe: Damn, how could I have missed that? I've gone through your archives before. Will take another look-see.

Marlayna: Ohh, you did miss some memorable events that having siblings can bring. But being an only child has lots of benefits too, I hear. Sexy pic!

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

lizza your such a pretty thing ! honest to god !

Rach said...

thats the best! my younger brother and I have a relationship like that. I love him to death!

Dan said...

Lizza, that's a wonderful photo. You look so happy in it. Next time you change your profile photo, I vote for cropping your face from this one!

Skittles said...

What a great post and photo to go with it :)

Lizza said...

Deb: I really don't think I am, but thanks. YOU, on the other hand, are so sexy and seductive.

Rach: Haha! Kid brothers really are something special.

Dan: Thank you! I'll keep that in mind.

Skittles: Thank you! And thank you very much for dropping in, Barb. I really appreciate it. You are a much-loved person in blogworld.