The line came from a TV ad that became popular in the early 1990s. I forgot what it’s all about except for the two boys who were saying goodbye to each other. The first one asked “Sino ang best friend mo doon?” [Who is your best friend there?] and the other boy answered “Syempre ikaw lang” [Only you, of course]. When my older sister got married, I wrote her a letter and put the same lines at the end of the letter. She told me that it made her cry. I wondered if it was the letter or the popular lines. Now she’s in another place, far from us and from her little angels. I know she has friends there, but I wonder who is the best of them all.
I have a friend who is leaving today to seek a greener pasture. I have a friend who is planning to leave in the future. And I have a friend who is simply away because she needs to find a way.
To them, all I can say is… Sino ang best friend mo doon?