Scott Nguyen

    Mom just got 3 Happy Buddhas from China town in San Francisco:  The 1st one with his hands over his mouth ( meaning to control your talking). The 2nd one with hands covering his ears( meaning  not listening to nasty gossip). The 3rd  Buddha covers his eyes ( I don’t know what this mean except he is not supposed to see something.)
   I think we need to set the non – talking Buddha next to Scott’ s bed so he  remembers what he’s supposed to do.  Lately he gets into the habit of shouting very loud presenting his case of every unpleasant situation which going against his way.
  Mom lost her computer inside the house; just couldn’t find the poor thing. Now she has to borrow my laptop since her desk top isn’t hooked up  either. Wonder if there is a ghost that keeps hiding stuffs around here besides Mom _  She would not hide her own computer anyway! This puzzle won’t be solved till we see the laptop again.
  The same thing happened a few months ago. Mom has a Dvd recording machine, then one day the remote control disappeared. She was very frustrating  since she couldn’t make any copy. We searched and searched  the whole house upside down; couldn’t find the thing. Then one day while she was sweeping the floor and saw this remote control under the couch without the  battery .
  What happened was Scott taking the battery out and hid the Remote control under the couch. I can’t believe how dumb he was. ( We keep telling him once you take out the used battery , it won’t be good anyway.)
    Scott is the boy whom would take 10 times making the same mistake until the lesson  sinking in.
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Kevin June 2011

June 13 th , 2011

   Do you know Scott doesn’t like and won’t eat anything green ( vegetable). He considers it “Grass” and according to scientist Scott  only cows eating grass not human being.  Hope he doesn’t think Kevin and I are cows since we prefer vegetable than meat.

  Summer is really here. We are going on the trip tomorrow . Kevin stays home since he got too many TTR’s ( Time to reflect) during the year when he was trying to be a cool  delinquent to impress his classmates.Surprisingly, Mr.Cool is cooling down a lot ; he’s on Honor Roll this semester . Mom has moved him to family room from the private room and watching  him like a hawk. The minute you take off your eyes, he will be on something else. His favorite activity: Scratching his hair to see how many dandruff – flakes  falling  off his head; then he will be counting them.

Scott  copies Kevin whenever he can like staring  out the window and dreaming like the poet except he’s not producing anything; just wasting time.
  Mom has to put up a prize luring them into the right path. Kevin likes money but if requiring too much effort; he can do without. The best behaving person gets $25.00; whoever does the most pages of Math gets $50.00. Last month, school had a literacy contest: If you read 800 pages, your name will be put into a drawing  to win $50.00 at Barnes and Noble bookstore.
  I might end up winning all prizes at home since the other contestants are too lazy to enter.
 I caught Mom writing poem at Mass , then writing up menu for her up coming party. Pastor John probably is so happy that someone is writing down his sermon. Hope God forgive Mom for her odd action .  Mom says she could listen to the Pastor and writing up menu at the same time.
  June 11st, 2011

The poet is at a funeral now, she went yesterday and again today  saying good bye to her dead friend who was 85 years old. Mom is the only person I know  who likes to come to every  funeral twice since she will never see her friends again.  Mom has either very young people or very old sages as friends; she doesn’t mingle with her own age people claiming the young keeps her young and the old keeps her wise.