April 13th, 2012, 4:31 am

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daviddoesntgetit April 9th, 2012, 5:33 pm

All the ladies are real excited when Bernard finally shows up for the party so there’s someone to watch all the kids. Haha, he’s so genuinely excited to see the kids.

On another note, our cousin Ally, whose nickname is Anh, is irritating beyond belief. The thing about her is she genuinely means the thing she says without realizing how bitchy they kinda are. Both her and her brother are well-to-do and I think our mom’s a little jealous of how perfect they are.

I’m sure a lot of the reason that Asian parents want you be well off is that it’s also tradition for the kids to care for the parents when they get older. I feel like Bernard has it covered but I guess I have to contribute too.

Oh, yeah. Banh tet is this kind’ve like a meatloaf. So you cut it and it has a huge rice ring on the outside, kind’ve like sushi, and its sticky and in the middle is mung bean and some really fatty pork meat. Then you eat it with some pickled radish. Our mom usually fries the thing first and flattens it with a pancake and its my favorite thing of the New Year.

As for the banana kind, its the sweet version so instead of mung bean and pork there’s these really sweet, red bananas in the middle. Our dad taught us to eat it by pouring sugar on the thing and its delicious.

All the previous year our grandma, who buys the banh tet ‘cause she knows a woman, would remember to buy the banana kind for me. I can’t believe I didn’t get any this year. I miss it.

Some other new years food for tradition, it also coincided with our great grandma’s death anniversary, so we gave her an offering of new years food which is this really bland noodle soup. It has thin Vietnamese pork sausage, called cha, eggs, chicken, and vegetables in this chicken broth. I’m not a fan. Before that we had a shitload of bok choy. I like bok choy but man. We didn’t even get rice with it.

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MilkChii April 13th, 2012, 7:06 am

All this food. 0_O It sounds delicious!
But.. I guess I just have to try and imagine how it all tastes. Also... man.. you have to be rich to survive New Year huh?

Somehow I am very grateful the only thing I need to do at New Year's eve is to kiss everyone three times and wish them a happy new year. xD

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roxjey April 13th, 2012, 8:17 pm

well at least you dont have an aunt that swears every 5 seconds
teases her relatives both sexually and socially
and gets drunk to the point of puking every christmas and new year

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daviddoesntgetit April 13th, 2012, 10:26 pm

@MilkChii: Haha, yeah. One of my fears of graduating college, especially with a family as big and close as ours.

Haha, really? That sounds great. Cheap, I mean.

@roxjey: Hey, c'mon. Don't play that game. No one's happy trying to play this one up game.

But your aunt sounds pretty horrifying. Haha. Maybe she's lonely. That's my go to excuse for people.

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Guest April 17th, 2012, 1:49 pm

heh my family are all southern
can't imagine whatd go down if we were mixed or anything

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daviddoesntgetit April 20th, 2012, 3:59 am

@Guest: Neither do I. Since our family divorced, celebrations are separate. I just know the Northern side spends a lot of time stating how dumb the Southern side is. Which includes me, Miriam, Connor, and Bernard.

So. Y'know. It's fun is what I'm saying.

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Isabelle June 25th, 2012, 12:57 am

Once for New Year's, my Grandpa told me to close my eyes and hold out my hand. When I opened them there was a quarter in my hand. I remembered being really happy because quarters were more interesting than dollars to me because of the shiny factor. XD

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Such and Such November 18th, 2012, 7:22 pm

No rice with your food!? That's like no bun for your hotdog for Americans. O__O