#photographicmemory is a feature in which someone sends in a nostalgic photo of themselves and writes about it. It was created because sometimes you can find out more about a person by asking them to describe a photo than by asking them a ton of questions. It was also created because it’s nice to look at pretty photos.
My three brothers live thousands of miles away, the youngest is in Singapore and my two older brothers are in Australia and New Zealand. They’re three of the most important people in my life but we don’t get to spend much time together because of the whole distance thing, so the little time we do get is very precious to me.
My dad took this photo this past Christmas when we were in New Zealand; it was the first time going ‘home’ in 5 years so I was a little trigger-happy with the camera, not wanting to miss or forget a moment. The little man in the photo is my gorgeous nephew who really is the apple of my eye; I mean look at him, who couldn’t fall in love with that little bean. The giant is my older brother who has always been there for me and helped me through a lot. To quote Sister Sledge, ‘We Are Family’ is probably the simplest but strongest way to put our relationship. Both of my older brothers always looked after me and my younger brother. In fact, whenever we’ve been in trouble with our parents they’ve been there to vent to and help ‘ease the upset and disappointment’ we’ve burdened our parents with…typical.
No matter what happens, whichever spectacular way I manage to next get myself into trouble or cause my parents strife, I know my brothers won’t judge me and will always be there to bring me back to sensibility.
Ua avea pea oe I lo’u agaga. Alofa brothers. x
Bianca Letele currently studies Business and Marketing at the University of Edinburgh. She has aspirations of greatness however she considers herself relatively unremarkable apart from her impeccable taste in Soul and R&B music. She also suffers from an addiction to Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food and dim sum – side note: she is easily bribed with either.
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