As always, I jot down notes when something humourous or unexpected occurs. The write up afterwards just is not happening. So for now, here are some of my various jotted down notes:
-sitting around the table with family of Filipinos as they talk about noses. Bal’s mom thinks we should massage the top of Kaya’s nose so it is not so flat. We insist she’s gorgeous the way she is and to nevermind, she’s proud of her Filipino heritage! His mom laughs outright. Tells story now to Filipino table. They all want different noses and insist Kaya’s nose will change. “After all,” retorts one insistent cousin “Bal’s nose is not so flat. It is a little pointy!” Everyone, including myself and Bal, laughs outright.
-if Bal’s moms houses wordly possessions are not wrapped in plastic, then they are wrapped in either saran wrap or tin foil.
-Kaya craziness (drunkeness, psychoticness, giggliness, spasticness) on plane ride home followed by high pitched screaming.
-new phobia. Teenagers.
-ludacy of US airports. They made me take Kaya’s little pink baby runners off! True, I may be able to smuggle oh, let’s say, ummm, some nailclippers through. Or a safety pin. Very usefull weapons when hijacking an airplane.
-facebook addiction. Worse than crack. Popularity contest, friendly reunions or stalking IT style, you be the judge.