Mom’s Not a Fan of That Contest

Feb 14

Mom doesn’t typically offer up her opinion of people, but when she does it’s often quite amusing. Recently my brother John emailed me with a random Mom gem. He said he was chatting with her on the phone when, without warning, she started to inexplicably rant about today’s youth. Apparently she was out running errands when a couple of teenage girls entered the establishment. Mom: “Then girl show up. My gahhhh. She show up, show off belly so proud. She wear shirt that only cover nipple! Then another girl show up. My gahhh! Why teenagers always want titty contest?!?!?” I don’t know, Mom, your guess is as good as...

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Mom’s Enthusiastic Endorsement of CJ’s Bibigo Foods

Feb 09

Mom’s Enthusiastic Endorsement of CJ’s Bibigo Foods

Quite randomly, I received an email from a PR rep who was promoting Korean food maker CJ‘s new line of pantry items. Called “CJ Bibigo,” they include sauces, pastes, seasonings, and snacks. It’s not the first time I’ve been offered free goodies for blogging–my boyfriend and I used to write for a food site and scored free samples of See’s Candies for an obscenely long time period. However, I was especially geeked out to get a bunch of sample Korean food because 1. I love Korean food, obviously, and 2. I wanted to hear how my mom would react. The problem was that my mom still doesn’t know about this blog, so I was going to have to figure out how to explain that I got a bunch of free Korean food samples without spilling the beans about MKM (not that I think she’d be upset or angry if she found out; I just think it’s more amusing that she doesn’t know about it for now). I received my package of free goodies and called my mom to share the good news. Me: “So you know how I do a lot of writing for work?” Mom: “Yeah.” Me: “Well, I got contacted by a Korean food company because, uh, I’m Korean and I write…so, uh, they sent me a bunch of free samples.” Mom: “Oh yeah?” Me: “Yeah, it’s pretty cool, I got a lot of stuff.” Mom: “Ohhh…” [laughing] ‘Wowwww!” She was incredulous. “What kind?” Me: “CJ Bibigo.” Mom: ” Ohhhh, CJ is good! CJ is best quality food company!” I started laughing really hard. Me: “Really?” Mom: “Yeah, best brand. Other brands okay but CJ is top. Man, I wish I were there!” A note to CJ foods: you couldn’t have asked for a more singing, unprompted endorsement than the one my mom gave over the phone. Me: “So you could sample the food with me?” Mom: “Yeah. How you get again? How they send to you?” Me: “Uh…you know, because I write. They saw some of my writing.” Mom: “Where they see?” Me: “Online…” Quick, change the subject! “You wanna hear what I got?” Mom: “Yeah, what’d you get?” I ran through the list of products....

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