it was good to see everybody again
ah gong actually recognises me!
or.. at least he's acknowledging my presence
my gong gong just ignores me
he's a.. traditional guy
in the sense that girls are not as worthy as boys
and if you don't share his surname, you don't qualify for an angpao during cny
thus, being a lim [instead of a tan] and a female too,
i'm situated at the bottom of the hierarchy
however, ah ma + xiao shen [aunt amy] couldn't identify both fann + i
i know it's because i'm currently in a fat phase
but fann looked dead as usual
all went well
except i hate my crooked teeth
so i displayed weird close-lipped smiles after weird close-lipped smiles
and my supposedly waterproof eyeliner began its steady migration
from where it's supposed to be to under my eyes,
making me resemble a panda
i hate makeup
but perhaps it was supposed to put me in the mood for kungfu panda
which i had 0 interest in
but which i was sacrificing my usual bedtime to watch
everybody is trying to cash in chinese culture now
what with 3 kingdoms, forbidden kingdom and whatnot
but panda was surprisingly cute
suits my mood then
[mum was making me feel guilty for being fat, ugly + stupid before she released me to the cinema
it's not wholly my fault i have a slow metabolism
+ inherited dad's big face
+ mum's family's wide hips, big butt, elephant legs + not-so-stellar intellect.
what does she thinks i do all day?
lie in bed + snack?
i work harder than most girls do-- except on special occasions when my mouth works harder.
does she think i enjoy being a hulking rhino?!]
the panda felt fat, ugly + stupid in the flick too
he's my new bestie ^^
cousin sam + i
he was my fave cousin growing up
him + paul because they bought little gifts for me
[haha i'm so easy to please]
but of course now we're not so close anymore
now it's me + eunice
2 noobs experimenting with eyeliners before dinner
you know all those magazines that stressed on the importance of practicing your makeup application a few times before the dinner?
they were right
should've seen eunice + i
running around in her home, our makeup running as well
-cousin tai, ah ma + i
cousin tai is uber good with kids
ah ma is cute lah
when i was small, i'd ask her to wake me when she woke
it was usually around 630-7am but i always forced myself up
then i'd fold the blankets
+ troop out to find ah gong squatting beside the swing,
smoking + reading the newspaper spread on the ground before him,
wearing shorts + sweater
i used to mimic the way ah gong ate
i don't know if he still eats like that,
but his face used to scrunch up whenever he was chewing
i did that in front of mum once as a kid
she told me i looked terrible
now i read the papers like ah gong sometimes
his hair is all white now
it used to be so black
back in the days when he'd wake us up early morning to ask us what we wanted for breakfast,
when he was babysitting + house-sitting in kl
now he still insists upon walking out to 'tapao' roti canai for us
happy birthday ah gong!
-the l'il dude in green
tortured the 2 tall gor-gors behind him all through dinner
he was bursting with questions
'do you have bats in your home?'
'are you closer to him or him?'
the newest addition to our family
i want to bite him!!
but of course i love ryan best
he's too cute
aunt penny askes, 'how are you?'
he answers, 'i dunno.'