Monday, April 5, 2010

Knowing Me, Knowing U...

How well do we know our own siblings? I never thought of that question before because it never cross my mind. As far as I know, I know my own siblings since childhood, as early as 7 years old, earlier that that, I cannot remember much.

Actually this question cropped up yesterday in the hospital by my brother... all of a sudden, he told my sister that he doesn't really know me and my sister very well. I was startled... I never question myself that before.. how well I know my siblings?

Maybe friendship can be measured... how much I know u... or her.. or him..... but my family?

All I can say is I know my siblings inside out. What they feel, I feel too ... after all, aren't we having the same blood and genes? Anyone thought of this before? Do you know your siblings well?

34 comments:

  1. Nope ..never met my siblings before

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  2. I love my one and only brother. :D

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  3. I'm very close to all my siblings and I know when they're not feeling good or when they're in tough times..

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  4. many times,you know your friends or colleagues more than your siblings - especially those that gone out to work very early of age - "chut lei lol" early.sometimes you may stick with a company until thy kingdom come so imagine that...,you know them so very well that ,you can anticipates some of their "next move',..hahaha!

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  5. hi,
    thanks for visiting my blog..

    after reading ur post,
    i think i do not know my siblings well.
    as i m staying far away from them n being home for a short time only..
    thanks for reminding me~

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  6. kathy: so u r one and only...


    tekkaus: and u r 1 plus 1...


    nuts: good to have a bonding...


    ah ngao, yes, what u said is true too.. u r more expressive towards frens...sometimes siblings, more difficult to express but then we do know their characters, right?



    kc: family bonding is important in a way. hope u get to know them better..

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  7. Hmmm..how well i know wei n fernie?Haha..hope the family continue to stay close..thats the important thing..

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  8. Good Morning ReanaClaire Sweetie...
    I love this question, and yes I can honestly say that I know my siblings inside and out. Their likes, dislikes, colors, favorite shows, what they like to eat. Yep I know them.

    Sadly maybe your brother has not taken as much time as he should to learn about you and your siblings. Sounds like you sure do. Maybe some changes for your brother. He wants to learn more about you and spend more time with you learning. How fun will that be? I love it sweetie.

    I am back to work today. Monday, Monday. Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

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  9. i am always away from home and dont really keep in touch with my siblings... but we are all connected... luckily :) i love them all... though we dont see each other that often but we respect and love each other... we dont need more words but action really counts!!

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  10. Of course I do. i know my sis very well. She's a royal pain in my butt! LOL... but I love her regardless.

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  11. AA: u sure know them inside out too! hahaha... yes, family bonding is very important, love one another always!


    Betsy: hi..great to see u hopping by .. hope u have a great week ahead, yes, as i said family bonding must be close.. when crisis arises, we turn to each other for moral support..


    fufu: that is wonderful.. do treasure and not take each one for granted even among siblings.. :)

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  12. yup i know them very well. :) we share everything. :)

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  13. yea true. i don't know my siblings as much as i know some of my friends ler...

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  14. friends can be closer than siblings...im sure everyone agrees. Btw, how is he? Usual treatment in hospital?

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  15. We're too many in our family. I'm on 9th and youngest.Huh

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  16. Only 3 in my family...and I would think that we know one another well enough...if you get what I mean. As the English proverb goes, "Familiarity breeds contempt!" LOL!!!

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  17. Emmm...so far, i think i know my siblings quite well.

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  18. LOL... I sokong Cikgu... my sis is like me... and yet I feel that she's a royal pain my my ass! Humph....but den.. my adik... one and only adik. no choice, have to sayang, if not, God will marah!

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  19. i hv 8 siblings and we are rather close eventhough they stay far away.

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  20. You need to constantly get in touch to know each other well. Even if you're having the same blood and genes, if you're not in touch constantly, you'll end up getting distant.

    In the past I don't know much about my sisters until we started keeping in close touch and sharing stories with one another.

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  21. caroline: nice to hear that..


    medie007: i can understand that.. with frens, we have more fun :)


    chrisau: discharged already, now in the house..


    ilovepink: so u r the baby in your family.. wonderful!


    stp: some of us siblings mind our own families in a way, but knowing them well is another thing. maybe we understand each other but only that we dont talk that much...


    willie: quite well is good enough.. interacting is another..


    cleff: u find her royal pain in yr ass..how about her? wonder what she thinks about u? hehehee...


    wenn: that is nice... no rivalry is good enough already..


    kiasumum: i can say i know their characters pretty well, but as u said, talking or interacting with them is another thing, yes, the more u talk to them, the bonding is stronger... as for me, we seldom have time together, though we know our characters well, but getting involved with each other is different.. like most of the time, we mind our own family affairs.. no time to really sit down and talk..

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  22. i wish that we knew one another (siblings) well ,,,,,,

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  23. Yup, i know my sibling very well. But as for sharing personal issues, friends are more there for me.
    +Ant+

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  24. hmmm.. when younger was closed, but now.. hmmm... each year sure got 1 gathering loh.. ahaha..

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  25. but still know what is going on with their life la. ahaha..
    coz gepoh wan to know whether they got new gf or not..

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  26. Ceh... I bet the feelings is mutual. She prolly find I'm a royal pain too... but then again, she's a very nice shoulder to cry on. I may be a big sister, bit she bullied me often. However, she's the only one who can bully me. Anybody else bully me, they will mati in her hands! LOL... my sisvery protective of me. =D

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  27. Oh yes I do.. but sad to say I start having problem to understand with 1 of my sibling... jeez... young people.. that all I can say.. -__-

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  28. Well it's hard to say really! I also never thought on those lines in the past but ya i got to think about it seriously now after reading this post from you.As kids it's easier to say but after becoming adults i think it's difficult to say with assertiveness.

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  29. eugene: i think we know their characters well, it is only the bonding.. not so close as we r to some frens.. but we will do our best for them..


    gratitude: like chris au.. yeah, frens understand us better..


    donna: wait till they get married.. btw, got gf or not? i believe u r the only girl in yr family..


    cleff: then u have a wonderful sis, so protective, at least i dont hv to worry about anyone else bullying u..:p


    cathJ: i guess most families are like that.. there is surely one who cannot get along with the rest..


    ecommercesolutions: i also never ponder about this till now..

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  30. Hi Reana, thanx for dropping by n Happy Easter to you too.

    This post of yours really gives me seed for thoughts... i cant truthfully answer though...

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  31. There will always be a bond with siblings...eventho close or not close. I feel it is a waste if we don't foster a close bond with our siblings coz they are our family and they will be with us till we are old. Unlike friends which MAY stay or MAY GO...
    My sisters and I make it a point to meet up for a meal as often as we can just to catch up...

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  33. my siblings: we shared secrets, we shared gossips, sometime we yelled at each other at the face, made comments to each other... we shared weird hobbies, do weird stuff.. hahahha. we spent lesser time together now since everyone have their own life-family-work.. but we still do what we did but now tru the internet & phone calling. gosh...all this talking made me miss them :( . i hope i know them well enough

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  34. my siblings and i know that we all care for and love each other very much... just that we don't spend much time together (all busy with own family & work). how well do i know my siblings? not as well as i would like to, and i think the opinion is mutual :-).

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