My Family is Kinda Nuts

My family is kinda nuts.

My father is strict, while my mother is a nervous wreck (aka praning in Tagalog).

Put it this way, since I am not always in Manila and my dad was playing mah-jong this evening, my brother and I were given free reign to do whatever we wanted for the evening. After meeting up with my high school classmates, we settled on a delicious dinner at Fely Js Philippine Cuisine at Greenbelt 5. We were joined by his newly minted girlfriend.

Dinner was yum — we had tilapia with plum sauce (around Php350), ginataang kangkong, pork with bagoong and dilis rice.

Afterwards, we decided to have some massage. A 2-hour session was Php 400 and included a foot and back massage with relaxing volcanic stone treatment.

30 minutes into the massage, my nervous mother calls us up repeatedly asking us to go home. She was afraid that my dad would finish his mahjong earlier and wanted us to be home before they did or “all hell would break lose.”

“You better go home now,” she said repeating this statement around three times. Eh mom – how can we go home if you’re talking to us on the phone hmmm?

So we had to:

1) Tell our masseuses that we had to stop.
2) Tell my brother’s sleeping girlfriend that we had to stop massage.
3) Explain to her why we had to stop.
4) Rush home before dad did.

Mind you, we are already like old. And we’re still acting like kids.

When we dropped my brother’s girlfriend home, I joked, “If she still sticks with you after this, she’s a keeper. This is one reason why I don’t bring Trader into the family too often.”

My brother is distressed but shrugs. It does make sense. Since the woman is coming into the family, if she cannot even accept who our background is, then so be it.

She calls my brother anyway for their usual video games session. He breathes a sigh of belief.

I like her. She’s cool. 🙂

Anyway, my family — particularly my dad and my mom — are kinda nuts. Sigh, I really do hope that Trader can accept myself and my family for who we are.

Have a great week guys!

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About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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One Response to My Family is Kinda Nuts

  1. david says:

    I am david,i live in united kingdom (manchester city),a single man with a daugther, i
    am a Petro-Chemical Engineer…i need a caring, romantic,discipline,
    and focus lady who live in any of this countries..(malaysia,hong kong or singapore)from the
    ages of (30yrs to 50yrs)..pls any sincere person with these qualities should reach david…on
    ( davidmorgan551@yahoo.com )…hope to read from you soon….
    warm regards…
    David.

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