Mom’s Sweet Tooth

Mar 18

My mom has the craziest sweet tooth ever. If you watch her prepare a cup of coffee, she’ll drench it with cream and then drop a spoonful of sugar into it…and then another one…and then another one…and then another one. By the time she’s done, it’s really a mug of sugar with a splash of coffee. The color is more akin to chai than a...

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My Mother the Hoarder

Mar 16

I always half-jokingly tell my friends that my mother is a Level 2 hoarder. One time I was watching an episode of Hoarders and saw an old Asian woman in Hawaii who kept so much junk, her poor husband had to sleep in the car. She had so many of my mom’s mannerisms that it was eerie. I don’t know if it’s a common Asian trait or what, but my mom loves...

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The Ultimate Pepper Deal

Oct 22

The Ultimate Pepper Deal

Previously I mentioned my mom’s pepper-growing hobby and how it all but consumes her time from the months of July to October. She was supposed to come to Seattle for a visit the first week of November, but since the fall frost hasn’t come to Michigan yet, I got pepper-blocked again as Mom stays behind to tend to her crop before winter. Sigh. So my brother...

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My Mom at the Movies

Sep 16

My Mom at the Movies

My mom will occasionally go see a movie. I’ve accompanied her on a couple occasions, as has my brother John. I’m not sure how much she enjoys watching movies, but seeing them with her is always a treat, mostly because watching her reactions and listening to her review afterward is easily more entertaining than the movie itself. Below are a few movies...

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Mom’s Favorite Hobby

Aug 23

Mom’s Favorite Hobby

My mom has one hobby that we know of, and that is the planting, growing, picking, and selling of hot peppers. She complains about it so much that for the longest time I thought she hated growing peppers, but then one day it dawned on me that, despite her constant complaints and belly aching, she actually loves doing it. Don’t let the constant “Mommy break...

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