On Wednesday, Olwen and I met up with a couple friends who became recent baby mama’s. Later that evening, we went over to Olwen’s uncle and aunt’s, Dai-Bak-Yeh, and Dai-Bak-Leung, house for some hotpot. Also there was Ah-Ma, Low-Dao, Olwen’s eldest aunt, Goo-Ma, Olwen’s cousin Rosa, and her son Justin. Justin was working last-minute on his French homework and was getting frustrated. Surprisingly, I was able to help him a little bit with what I knew from English and Spanish. Of course he had to translate his homework for me, but still… I helped a Canadian cousin with his French homework, and I DON’T SPEAK A LICK OF FRENCH. ‘Murica.
Thursday was a pretty chill day helping out Jeremy with installing some turf in the backyard. After grabbing some gelato with Jeremy & Olga after dinner, we met with more friends for more dessert. While we were chatting, I was trying to draw Phil, but for reason, I couldn’t seem to get his likeness even though I know he has some prominent features. I drew a couple more frustrating pages with no success. Maybe I was tired or it was late, but I was getting a bit irritated not getting the sketch down right. Eventually, I was like, “I don’t get how I can’t seem to draw you!” to which Olwen replied, “That’s ’cause you haven’t given him a big nose!” So I drew a big nose, and… well it worked.
A little late, but congrats to Sung Hon and Cola for tying the knot!
I got back from spending this last weekend with the in-laws in Vancouver for a wedding of their family friends. Usually when I am with them, it usually ends up becoming a Chinese lesson with me providing the laughs as I struggle with my broken Cantonese. Here are some of the notes.