Stay tuned…

Big day tomorrow, so check back in for my special double-post!

But here’s a charming little dialogue from last weekend…
My cousin BJ is heading off to college next week (University of Hawaii at Hilo – yes, we don’t like him right now ;)), and my aunt and uncle threw a good-bye party for him last Saturday. One of my cousin’s great-aunts and our Obachan had this conversation:

Great-Aunt: (points at Auntie) So, she’s the youngest, right?
Obachan: Yes, she is.
G-A: I remember when she was little, like this one. (points at the Munchkin)
Obachan: Oh, they grow so fast.
G-A: And she’s the oldest one? (points at me)
Obachan: Yes.
G-A: And she married a hakujin*, too? (*Japanese term for “white person”)
Obachan: Yes.
G-A: So her little ones are only a quarter Japanese?
Obachan: Yes, that’s right.
G-A: Oh. (pause) But they’re still so cute! (sounds amazed)

2 Responses to “Stay tuned…”

  1. DozeyMagz
    August 11th, 2006 02:49


  2. Little Cousin's Mommy
    August 11th, 2006 06:39

    Well, what do you expect? Our own great-Bachan pointed out to our Bachan that we were “half-breeds.” I think we are pretty cute too!