You were only 10 years old and you took care of me
and Brother Tristan. You were so young, you sacrificed so
much of you for us. Thank you sister!
Your stories of how you and Ate Cleng just wanted to
play but couldn't because of us kids you needed to
look after. So you'd play silently, hoping that us kids
don't wake up and start crying.
Whenever brother and I got sick, it's you who always
got in trouble - for some odd reason because you're
the eldest (what a shit rule really).
I remembered when I was a little hyper kid jumping
around and fell, you put plasters on my knee.
When there was a black out( all the electricity in town
were cut off) and it was excruciating heat, you'd
"PAY-PAY" (fan) us until we go back to sleep whilst you
had sleepless nights.
You're always there sister.
You have so much personality and full of great character,
love, joy, and energy.
Love you always x
About Digital Portrait Series
My recent family visit in the Philippines in August
2019 has got me thinking, reflecting and very much
in a limbo of being born from the east and most of
my adulthood in the west.
Dedicated these digital drawings to my family as a
form of celebration in unity and love.