Thank you guys for all these consistent weekly releases!!
Too bad Meilin is kind of secretive about the type of tea they're serving.
My family and I recently had a visit with my favorite aunt and uncle. I really had a great time there.
My aunt is pretty, intelligent, a great cook and a very funny woman. I just adore her. She's like my idol! <==*classy, no?*
I want to be just like her, EXCEPT... Except?? Yes, there is an exception...
Sadly, she has this "irritable bowel syndrome" disorder. Basically, cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation.
Because of this, she's afflicted with flatulence. So she'll occasionally, inadvertently, unintentionally 'break wind' while we're having a meal, chatting, or when she's laughing too hard.
It must have been hard for her at the beginning, but she's a PRO now in handling this delicate situation.
How so? Well... when she accidentally breaks wind, she'll laugh out loud and say, "Excuse me, but it's doctor-approved!"
How do we usually react to that?
--Mom ==> Her face turning a subtle pink with embarrassment & shooting my aunt a look of disapproval.
--Dad ==> Coughing & chuckling under his breath.
--Brother ==> Laughing quietly & shaking his head.
--Sister ==> Laughing a little self-consciously & demurely.
--My boyfriend (1st time) ==> Looking like the 'shock' emoticon above, except cuter.
--Me ==> Laughing helplessly & agreeing wholeheartedly with the 'doctor-approved' excuse.
I guess since she has to live with this condition, she might as well make the best of it, eh? Isn't she a strong lady?
She's definitely WAY better than me. I'd have SKIP town the moment I let a fart slip by!
Ha... I think I need to grow a thicker skin. That way, I can let it GO, let it SLIP, let it RIP as often as needed in a Gung-ho manner!
Of course, we're much more composed when we all go out to a restaurant. My aunt will prepare herself with anti-gas medicines, and the rest of us will HOPE FOR THE BEST.
If and when the 'accident' happens, we'll try to cover up the noise with our own ruckus. Like what? Well... coughing loudly, talking loudly, laughing loudly, dropping silverware, etc. Ahhh... don't you just love this kind of family togetherness??
What about my favorite uncle, you ask?
Well... when IT happens, he will look fondly at my aunt, nod and laugh along with her. Ahhh... this is what I call TRUE LOVE!
As a matter of fact, until my boyfriend CAN act and laugh nonchalantly with us, I'll never agree to marry him. Hmph!
Is it REALLY too much to ask a man, whom you're going to marry, to love you
unconditionally even if you have a propensity to fart wherever and whenever?!
So, my advice to ALL you ladies out there is, when you're being proposed to, LET IT RIP as loudly and as many as you can. If he's STILL standing around and want to marry you, you have FOUND yourselves a TRUE LOVE! <== *he might even sing you a song, too!*
Will I follow my own advice?
Um... who knows...