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 did text me out of the blue while still on vacation with this picture and the accompanying message: She explained her Yeti Pimp wardrobe choice with a follow-up text:   Mom sure does love her trips to...

Read More

New Picture Mail: The Kyongstant Gardener

May 31

New Picture Mail: The Kyongstant Gardener

Having recently mastered the technological feat of being able to send picture mail, my mom is now on a roll when it comes to snapping photos and firing them my way. A few days ago I called to wish my stepdad a happy birthday (I dared not forget and incur the wrath of Cha two years in a row), and my mom told me she was doing some gardening and that later they were going to have a barbecue. We finished our chat and I went about my business. Roughly three minutes later, my phone buzzed and lit up. I looked down and saw this: I’m not entirely sure what to focus on here–there’s so much going on, from the odd hospital-issue slippers, the collared shirt and work apron combo, the weird stance, and what looks like a wide mouth bottle of Coors Light in a beer koozie. All I can say is that I’m enjoying these picture mails very, very much. (photo credit: Abby Lanes via photopin...

Read More