Because of our really big age gap, he became the little brother i never had. I never in my life spent this much time and love towards another human being the way I did with Mari. When we was younger, he was my best escape from reality. He was (and still is) one of the driving forces in my life. I'm also proud to say, he grew up to be such an incredible person and that makes me very very happy. Thank you, Boo, for always being there for me. You have always been the person who I found solitude in because you're always there to talk about anything and everything. Not only that, just being around you always made me feel more relaxed. There were so many times I would feel so down, but when you visited me or I took you out to movies, you just took away every negative feeling I had inside of me. You always made me smile and that's never going to change. Also, thank you for not being you. You've always been that curious and smart guy. You'd question the things you don't understand. I always knew you did your best in everything. You're such a good person and I can only hope and pray you'd always be this way (and I really don't have to worry because I know you're always going to be awesome). You see, we may not have had the same deep conversations like I have with my friends, but I know (100%) you can talk to me about anything. We have a bond that can never be broken and I need to thank you for being one of the people who showed me who I can be for another. There's really no other way to say this, but you taught me how to love. There are so many things I want to tell you about life and what you really did for me, but I'll wait until you're much older because there are things you're really not ready to hear. Not yet. I want you to experience life at the fullest. You still have to go down the toughest roads and come out strong, so you'll understand everything that I want to share with you.
Thanks Mari for all the love and care you've always given me. Even with the age gap, you're always going to be my best friend. No one in the world understands this the way Mom, Nangs, and your dad understand what I'm talking about here. They have always seen our bond and friendship. They know how much I love you. They know the positive effect you had in my life as I was trying to figure my life out. Just know that I'm always going to be here for you.