And My Mom’s Favorite Seattle Seahawks Player is…

Feb 01

And My Mom’s Favorite Seattle Seahawks Player is…

Surprisingly enough, despite my mom’s overall sports illiteracy, she does watch games. Okay, it’s mostly so she can make bets with her husband, but hey, those are just details. Last year, you may recall my little Korean mother rooting for the Seattle Seahawks and winning a whopping $20 when they clinched the championship. This year she remains a Seahawks...

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Mom Misses the Point

Feb 01

Mom Misses the Point

A while back, I was reading a magazine when I saw a sidebar mention that South Koreans face extinction by the year 2750 unless they improve their “ultra-low” fertility rate. Thinking this was an interesting fact, I took a picture of it for later reference. Eventually, I texted the picture to my mom since I wanted to hear her thoughts and what she’d...

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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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