Kris with eldest sister Ballsy (right) and the floral arrangements. (Screen captured images from IG @krisaquino)

Actress and TV host Kris Aquino surprised her eldest sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz with four floral arrangements on her 66th birthday on Wednesday, leading the latter to wonder whether she’s already dying since the gesture was “over the top.”

Kris shared the story of Ballsy’s reaction to her Instagram followers, cautioning them not to get upset since she and her ate are open to talking about their deaths.

“My Ate asked me if she was dying that’s why the Happy 66th Birthday flowers I sent were so over the top? Bago kayo totally ma weird sa ‘min, people who know my Ate & me intimately are used to the fact na we can discuss our deaths matter of factly- siguro coping mechanism na lang namin. (Tomorrow August 18 is her actual birthday.) And she asked why 4 arrangements? Was it because there were now 4 of us?” she posted.

Kris said she purchased the flower arrangements from her supplier, who kept them in a refrigerator to maintain freshness until they’re delivered on August 18 just before the curfew.

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She explained she wanted to convey feelings to her ate Ballsy, whom she cherishes, via each floral arrangement that’s why she sent them.

Kris said their brother’s unexpected death had a significant impact on her and made her appreciate her family even more.

“I love all my sisters, but my ate and I have a hard to explain bond, siguro because for me she keeps my mom’s memory alive — sya yung parati kong kakampi, everyday no fail she checks on me, instinctively knows when something is not quite right, and I feel I can (and I do) tell her everything because sure ako she’ll try her best to still understand and continue to love me regardless of my imperfections,” Kris said.

So to the world’s best ate — I love you with all my heart and on a day I really didn’t want you to feel sad (even though I know we all still are) i’m glad i made you feel just how much you are,” she said.

She ended the post with the hashtag #LOVED and a yellow heart emoji.

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