"Dad's... Dad's a man who's not just a man. For me, he's my kind of Superman." I started my eulogy in Dad's last day of wake.
Melancholic eyes by our family and friends are staring at me, except for Tita Adele who's just keeping her head down the whole time ever since I started talking.
"It was a very hard dury to raise a child on your own. I praise every single mothers and single fathers out there. I praise my Dad who raised me on his own when my Mom died, the moment she gave birth to me." sabi ko. "Dad gave me everything I want, even if I don't deserve those things. And now he left me with his greatest treasures, not just wealth, but also love and lessons about life."
Tumulo ang aking luha ngunit hindi ko na iyon inabala at hinayaan sa pagtulo nang pagtulo.
"He's a very strong man. Even when he's facing the most painful time of his existence, he did not show how hurt he was. He's not afraid to die." pagpapatuloy ko. "I maybe sad but I'm also happy because I know that he is right now. He always wanted to be with my mother... and now he is. I know that they're together now. I know that he will rest in peace. I love you, Daddy..."
Bumalik naman ako sa upuan ko katabi ni Lyrae at Ashley nang matapos akong magsalita. Kumapit naman si Ashley sa aking braso at saka isinandal ang kaniyang ulo sa aking balikat as we watched Tita Adele walked her way to the front to narrate her eulogy.
I'm so happy that I have a cousin like Ashley whom I can treat as my sister. We share the same worries and she helps me everytime I need one.
"First, before giving my eulogy, I just want to thank everyone who made effort just to come to my brother's wake. We didn't expect this much since it's here in San Francisco. To my brother's close friends, you all are his true friends. There's no doubt with that." Tita Adele thanked everyone who came. "To see you all right now, who came all the way to San Francisco just see my brother for the last time even though he's already lifeless, I can say that he's really a great man to gain great friends like you."
Nilibot ni Tita Adele ang kaniyang tingin sa lahat ng tao na nandito ngayon kasama namin. Even though there's only a few who came, it's already enough for us. Ang iba naming mga kamag-anak ay wala pang visa para makapunta agad dito sa San Francisco at ganoon na rin ang ibang kasosyo ni Daddy sa business and we understand that.
"When we were still kids, Kuya always save me whenever I get into trouble. Minsan naman ay parehas kaming napapagalitan dahil sa mga kalokohan naming dalawa. Gaya ng sabi ng pamangkin ko, he's only daughter..." nilipat naman ni Tita ang kaniyang tingin sa akin. "He is also my Superman. I'm sorry for that, honey."
Tita Adele smiled at Tito Randy while looking at him so dearly.
Tito Randy just gave Tita a flying kiss after he chuckled.
"I can't believe my parents our doing that at times like this in front of all these people." rinig kong bulong ni Ashley at napaupo ng maayos.
Hinanap naman ng tingin ko si Kuya David. Nakita kong napayuko nalang siya at panay ang hilot sa kaniyang sintido.
Ganiyan si Kuya David lagi kapag nahihiya habang si Ashley naman ay bumubulong-bulong sa sarili at kulang nalang ay ilubog ang sarili.
"Kuya, I know you're happy now and don't worry because I'm going to take care of your greatest treasure, Sandra and also her family." Tita Adele said when she looked at Daddy who's now laying peacefully inside his gold coffin. "I love you so much, Kuya. We love you."
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