Saturday, October 01, 2005
The Beginning of Birthday Blues
For my birthday, my mom's extorting me for a treat to shark's fin.
Let's go celebrate your birthday, she suddenly blurted.
Ok, sure. The usual wrangling to find a dinner slot where everyone's free & willing ensued.
My birthday, so your treat right, I parried.
No, the birthday boy supposed to treat what. Eh, let's go for shark's fin lah. Only $25 a bowl per person. Never mind, we can order 2 bowls and share.
She grinned, wrinkles & all.
It's got cartillage, she added, good for the knees.
Alamak, first pummel with birthday obligations, next corner with the filial piety card - she knows tt I know she's got leg problems.
She's great, isn't she? Love you, mom.
Posted by This is Ed at 1:16 PM