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8 Jan 2007

I Think My Mum is Going Deaf or Insane

The other day I was sitting at my computer doing stuff, when the phone rang. It was my mum. The following exchange took place:

Me: Hi Mum (I have caller ID so I knew it was her) You ok?
Mum: Hello. What are you doing?
Me: I'm just preparing my invoice (for the freelance stuff I do)
Mum: What? Basketball ??
Me: [Stunned silence]

I could not stop laughing. Maybe I should stop laughing and take her to get some help.

Even Apl.de.ap from the Black Eyed Peas knows what I am talking about. Watch the first 15 seconds of the clip, you can watch the other 11 mins to if you want, but it's the first 10-15 seconds that are killer. (Thanks Brader Lacdao for showing me this... I laughed till I cried)


Someone else who knows what its like to have Filipino Parents is Happy Slip


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20 Sep 2006

Donkey For Hire


See this picture to the right, It accurately describes how I feel.

Let me explain: I have family coming over to stay with me for a couple of weeks and so my mum has been fussing around as if the Queen is coming.

I woke up to find my mum had let herself in. I proceeded to go about my day - brush my teeth and wash my face, when my mum asked me to help her go to the shops and help her get some odds and ends as she would not be able to carry it all. Being the dutiful daughter, I agreed to 'help' her.

Now I thought we would be going to the local supermarket or possibly the local market to pick up some fruit and veg etc. So I didn't make much of an effort and left my house looking a bit like a crumpled piece of paper. All I can say is shame on me, how wrong I could have been.

My mum took me all the way to Selfridges as well as up and down Oxford Street to buy a couple of small animals to cook for dinner (sorry vegetarians) when family finally arrived.
Don't get me wrong I don't put on full war paint to go out and buy a loaf of bread but I do like to look presentable, at least brush my hair.

Anyhoo.. the Donkey part of my story is ... after shopping up a food storm my mum gave me all the bags and said she wouldn't be able to help me carry it home as she had to get back to her house. (Insert look of wide eyed disbelief here - considering my appearance the look could have been mistaken for crazy) It must have been my mistake, I must have forgotten to wash off the sign on my forehead that said 'Donkey For Hire'.

So not only did I look like a hobo, once she had left me with all the bags I looked like a crazy bag lady...look at me go shooting my way up the ladder to trampdom.

I was not impressed.
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11 Sep 2006

No one funnier than my Mum

So my mum popped by today, just to say Hi and drop off some food (Aren't mum's great?!!)
But before she got here she thought she would call.

Home Phone: Ring, Ring
Me:Hi Mum (I knew it was her as I have Caller ID)
Mum:Ah (sounding surprised that someone answered the phone) Hello, where are you?...At home?.
Me: Yes, You just called me at home....!!!
Mum and I: Laugh ha ha ha...

Simple yet funny incident...
My mum then proceeeds to ramble on about how she's getting old, losing it a little, etc.

It's little things like this that make us laugh, bless her.

She has just left but not before she makes us laugh one more time.
My dad is explaining to us (me, my brother and my mum) where he is going to put up some shelves.
My mum has little faith that my dad will get round to doing this. So once my dad has finished explaining, my mum says:
Mum:When are you going to do that?...Nineteen-Forgotten?

This is not a phrase we have heard our mum ever use and so my brother and I start laughing.

She starts to chuckle and she walks away and my poor dad, rather disheartened goes to the loo.
I call after my mum,
Me:Where did you learn that phrase?
Mum:What?...I am not afraid!

Oh dear. Going deaf and crazy.

I love my mum (and my dad)

She is coming back round again tomorrow...
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