Mom Insists, “Let There Be Cake”

Jul 30

Mom Insists, “Let There Be Cake”

I had a phone chat with my mom last night, and after she finished ranting about which one of her kids was pissing her off at that particular moment (thankfully, it wasn’t me), she switched topics and asked how the wedding planning was coming along. Mom: “You pick colors?” Me: “No, that’s not really, uh, something we care...

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Mom Bets on the Seahawks

Feb 03

Mom Bets on the Seahawks

My mom has never been a big sports person but I always forget that she’s more observant about professional sports than I often give her credit for. One time when Jason and I were visiting Michigan, we watched the tail end of a Pistons game while my mom was in the room. I didn’t think she was paying much attention until her husband called from his late...

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That One Time Mom Accidentally Briefly Had a Facebook Account

Jan 23

That One Time Mom Accidentally Briefly Had a Facebook Account

On Monday I went through a roller coaster of emotions that ranged from fear, confusion, amusement, frustration, and relief. Jason and I had the day off from work so we went to catch a movie at the theater. As the pre-trailer ads and commercials aired, I went to silence my phone and noticed a Facebook friend request that made my heart skip a beat. It was my MOM. My...

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Mom Approves of My Bargain Chinese Food

Jan 08

Mom Approves of My Bargain Chinese Food

If it’s one thing my mom will always support me on, it’s scoring a ton of good food for cheap. In December, I traveled with Jason down to San Francisco to attend his company’s Christmas party. That weekend, we enjoyed the sunny, mild weather, by walking over to Chinatown to gorge ourselves on inexpensive dim sum and Chinese pastries. We found a...

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Mom Goes to “Vagas” (Very Cold)

Jan 06

Mom Goes to “Vagas” (Very Cold)

Like practically all older Asian people, my mom enjoys the occasional gambling bender and likes to go to Las Vegas once a year to hit the slots. In December she took a trip to Vegas with my stepdad for a little R&R. Naturally, I didn’t know about this trip because she never tells me anything, but since she’s no longer completely tech-illiterate, she...

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Mom’s Opinion of My New Job

Dec 30

Mom’s Opinion of My New Job

Last spring I joined a growing tech startup in an exciting emerging industry. I’ve always loved working for startups because I really enjoy the frantic pace, the frustrating-yet-rewarding growing pains, and growing my professional skills by having to assume multiple roles. This startup is actually one of the more promising I’ve worked for — we have...

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Mom Weighs in on My Engagement and Ring

Dec 23

Mom Weighs in on My Engagement and Ring

On October 12, my boyfriend of nine years surprised me with a pretty epic engagement while we were in New York City. It involved a pre-recorded message from an American Gladiator and it was appropriately perfect given how goofy-schmoopy (goopy? that doesn’t sound right) our relationship is. The day after Jason proposed, I called Mom to break the good news. Mom:...

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