Monday, February 12, 2007

      ( 7:35 AM ) teahouse
Looking at the Past

I spent this weekend going through boxes of my parents' stuff that I was hauling out of storage. Ever since they moved to Asia last year, their stuff has been in a storage facility. I'm trying to take it all out and store it in my apartment.

There were lots of old photos of my mom and dad from their wedding, and when they were newlyweds and traveled all over Asia, etc.

In other words, before they had me and my Sister and came to the United States to struggle as immigrants and turned into boring adults.

I was at the Boy's place, and one of his neighbors came over to hang out with us.

"Wow, your mom was hot!" agreed the Boy and his friend, flipping through some of the albums.

In a couple of the photos, my mom is wearing this dress, which I remember seeing when I was a kid. It hung in her closet, and I tried to put it on a couple of times.

Once, when I was 14, I put it on, and after forcing the zipper up, I walked around not breathing for a few minutes before the zipper split open, ripping the dress.

At the time, I was upset for ruining her dress. But she just laughed.

If I'd looked as good in it as she had, I don't think I would have been so patient and forgiving with my teenage daughter.

But maybe when you have kids, you are willing to overlook the crazy things they do? And you accept that your life changes when they arrive?

I miss my parents.



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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