BIRTHDAY to Steve!
Alice and Steve (October 2000)
past couple of days I've been staying home working on my project. It's
almost done...hopefully by tomorrow. Besides, the weather's been freezing!
I mean, it's been worse than the unusual unbearable
chill. The news today
has been reporting snow in parts of the Bay Area! Anyhow, I think Ashlyn
came down with something. She's been coughing and her nose is all runny.
Ever tried picking dried buggers out of a baby's nose before? It's pretty
tough because they squirm around a lot. Ashlyn hates it!...she'll turn
her head from side to side and growl. *Down, girl!* I
have a nose-aspirator, but it's not powerful enough.
My mom had some friends over tonight for their usual weekly jazz dance
class. Afterwards they kicked it around our dining table...talking and
laughing over fruit and snacks. My dad busted out some goodies he brought
back from Taiwan...swaan-mei (or "mui", as my cantonese counterparts
would say), pineapple cakes, chocolates, and dehydrated Durian chips.
All the women raved about how it didn't even smell. Uh...I beg to differ.
When Ashlyn and I walked into the kitchen, a lot of the women came right
up to us and coo-ed at Ashlyn. No offense to my mom's friends, but the
stench of their breath nearly made me and baby keel over! Durian is
lethal!...no matter what form it's in.
Which reminds me of a funny story my friend, Darwin, once told me. He
said how one time he, his mother, and her friends went to Baskin-Robbins
and asked for Durian ice cream. The kid behind the counter said that
they didn't have that flavor, so Darwin's mom and her friends left bitterly...complaining
aloud that they couldn't believe a place that served 31 flavors didn't
have Durian! HAHAHAHAHA! Darwin actually has a lot of funny fob stories.
But it's the best when he tells 'em because he does it with the accent
and everything! Oh, another interesting Durian story...Cin
said that when she and the girls went to Thailand over the summer, there
were "anti-Durian" signs posted throughout their 5-star hotel.
Apparently some of the guests would buy Durian from the street vendors
and eat it in their hotel room, and the odor would offend most of the
other guests. HEHEHEHE Yeah, I'd believe that....Durian smells like
foul rotting garbage. =P
only 4 more days till Ivy and Oli's big day! This week looks hectic
for me. But I'm really looking forward to it! =)
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