July 7th, 2013, 11:05 pm

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0239-Great-grandma

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daviddoesntgetit July 7th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Hey, sorry I didn't update at all last week. All I did last week was bum around with Brad and play video games so there wasn't anything to draw, haha.

Hey, so if it wasn't for this comic, I wouldn't have started writing Vietnamese with accents. I have to look it up and ask Douglass. If any of you know Vietnamese, you will go back and find some mistakes, haha.

When our dad would leave us for days, he'd come back with gifts, he'd give me Donald Duck comic books, which I greatly enjoyed. He bought me other things but the Donald Duck ones were the only ones I could read 'cause they'd have English under each panels so the kids could learn English that way. That's how I tried to teach myself Vietnamese. I can read SOME Vietnamese but the language is too formal for me to understand most of it, haha.

Our great-grandma had mac & cheese 'cause back at the states, we'd buy her things with calcium, like Ensure, or soft things she could eat. I guess no one in Vietnam could read the boxes and no one thought to tell them otherwise. It's, uh. It tastes interesting, I'll give you that.

The entire size of our great-grandma's house with lawn is about the size of my apartment and then some. None of you have seen my apartment but let me just say, not that big. We weren't allowed off the grounds so there wasn't a lot of room to play. There were chickens and a dog that wouldn't let us pet it 'cause animals in Vietnam are freaked the shit out by hands, I think 'cause they know that means they're gonna get stolen or killed, so we could pet him with our feet.

So yeah, as a kid. Pretty boring as shit. Haha.

I don't really know if "I love you" is a phrase that's said a lot in Vietnam, 'cause I know in Vietnam you don't say "Thank you" unless for really special occasions. I remember from English class discussing how father's tend to show their love by doing things for their children rather than outright saying so, which is why I felt really honored when our great-grandma, who was very weak, got up to make us food. Haha.

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hyeonmu July 8th, 2013, 1:24 am

... *sniffle*

Have I mentioned that this is some really good stuff? It's stirring up memories from the old country...

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Willful Great Grandma!!

Sunset* July 8th, 2013, 12:33 pm

Wow and your great grandmother was not using her cane she really must have loved you and your brother!!

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daviddoesntgetit July 18th, 2013, 5:19 pm

@hyeonmu: Haha, glad you enjoyed it!

@Sunset*: I think she wasn't using her cane just 'cause she can't cook otherwise. Which ,yeah, I guess is an indirect way to show her love, haha.

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chippler July 31st, 2013, 6:33 am

your great grandma seemed really nice and cute.