Monday, April 05, 2010

On Changing Surnames

Mum and Dad came visit a few weekends back. And the first thing they complained was how hot it was in PJ. It wasn't before long that both of them had the aircon in the hotel blasting at the lowest temperature before they regained from their weariness after walking in the malls.

While they were here, Mum did some simple laundry as well. It was a Saturday I remembered, and it was a very sunny one too. Going out in the sun at 2pm would literally mean you going for a suntan, even just for a while. Looking out of the window alone is enough to keep us in the hotel room glued to the Astro.

So while Mum was washing in the wash room, she said, "I'm gonna wash some shirts and put them up to dry. If still doesn't dry I'll change my surname."

She washed, and hung them clothes up to dry.

But I suppose it's not something nice to be so overconfident, more so when it regards the weather in the city. Just as she hung up the clothes, the sky turned dark.

And she "Sheeeeeeeeet!"


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Fast forward to the next morning, the clothes were still a bit cold and wet. As we were going out for breakfast, she said she'd just leave them clothes hanging again out in the balcony. "If this time still doesn't dry, under that scorching heat, I no need to have my surname XXXX anymore."

So we went out to the mall, not realizing it became cloudy outside. By the time we came back in the evening, the clothes were still damp.

And I said, "Mum, how many times you need to change your surname?"

"Aiya... Change ma change. I also become Bong lor."

LOL.

10 Jujus:

Calvin said...

Cute lah your Mum. Hehehe...

Word verification: sawit

Bengbeng said...

i remember a basketball game. it was almost the last minute. a player made a shoot. my friend said if the ball doesnt go in he will take off his trousers. it so happened there was silence in the crowd bcoz everybody kan chiong to see if the ball would go in. it almost did but didnt. then the crowd shouted in hockien..tau kho ( take off yr trousers n more n more joined in. some frens pretended to want to take off his trousers. my fren ran away to laughter from the crowd. sometimes we cant predict

William said...

Ka kai, chui kai. Surname dah lama ikut suami. Haha.

the happy go lucky one said...

so cute ur mum hahaa....

smallkucing said...

your mom is funny la...good sense of humour

Chris said...

aunty very funny ler..

[SK] said...

haha, yalah, she has already changed her surname from her maiden one to Bong woh.. that's why she has no problem swearing such thing.. :D

Danny said...

if i'm her oso i dun mind la.. cos my own surname pun sudah tukar.. since kahwin ;p

Lucas said...

in Msia, they dont actually change surnames when the wife marries... Im pretty sure my mom has here own name in both her passport and her I.C.

CH Voon said...

wah cool!

it is sound so confident but feel sound not good.

your mum is CUTE!