Sunny is one guy other's envied.
He was born into a well connected family and has always gotten everything he ever wanted since he was a boy.
With me growing up at the same neighborhood where he was, I saw Sunny as someones definition of being "cool".
He attracts people in droves and was always visited by equally "cool" people in town.
He got high marks on the local university where he goes and was even named valedictorian of his class.
He drove a fancy car and went to a hi-end university in Manila to study law.
One summer I was back home we got to be on the same party of a mutual friend. We got along fine and it became the start of a budding friendship which we had.
I was right. He was indeed cool and I learned a lot from him just by talking.
He would go on about his views on political issues,latest gadgets, courtships, his music preferences and as always he made perfect sense.
He was like my idol and I was glad I had him as a friend.
But there was one flaw on his almost perfect persona.
He goes wild when he's drunk.
One moment when he's sober he could be the most charming person you'd ever met and you would even think that his personality bordered on being shy.
But once he got a drop more than he should, he becomes a totally different person that any mother would be ashamed of.
For sometime that his outbursts became frequent (since he loved to drink), there are few of us loyal friends who extended our patience.
At some point I believed he knew what he was doing all along and I just couldn't accept the fact that he could be so brutal not only to all other people around him but most especially to us, his friends.
Then one day none of his friends bothered to call upon him.
Sunny was left alone.
For several years that I left town I heared less about Sunny and his escapades.
I would hear bits of news about his outburst and I couldn't help but feel sadly for him.
He was after all my idol.
A person I had known to be intelligent,witty,funny.. not some bum that people are making fun of now.
It saddens me to see him waste his life away.
It saddens me that people are afraid to be near him (and that includes me) out of fear that you might hurt them.
We wanted to help you Sunny.
We really do..
Me and all other friends who once stood by you.
But we need you to help yourself first.
4 days ago