This letter is Inspired by my younger brother’s hilarious and heartwarming letter to my grandmother, who only speaks Hokkien… a language I’m only familiar with when ordering a style of noodle.
How are ya? We’re into the final quarter of the year, and boy does time fly! Next thing you know, I’m 94 years old, just like you.
Guess what, I have some good news!
Remember the Apostrophe 16 Word Short Story Writing Competition I told you about. Remember? I shared with you my strategy to win?
It worked! My story was one of the top 16 out of 8,500 entries.
They converted my story into a piece of artwork (left).
However, I didn’t make it to the top 6. If I did, I would be flown to Bali for a writer’s festival, and can probably buy you some fruits when I return.
Nevertheless, the event was really fun, held in the Cental Market Annexe. I’m sure you would’ve enjoyed it.
Okay maybe not, but I enjoyed it.
Got to take silly pictures with other people’s artwork.
Yes, that’s Effa and Nadiah again. No, they’re not Chinese. No, I’m not going to get married with them. I just take pictures with them, that’s all. Yes I have Chinese gal-friends too.
I was catching up with Laych, who is “the older sister” of one of my best friends. Also met the girl who announced the “good news” over the phone.
A.K.A “The Voice”
And this is me licking some underwear. Yes Grandma, this is what young people do these days.
The rest of August was pretty cool, too.
Mike and Vishen were travelling about, and the whole MindValley team had to fend for ourselves. We went to so many parties after work!
I’ve blogged about the MDeC creative night, and Flickr24 on the MindValley blog itself. Fun!
But the most fun has to be Yu-jin’s “Gangstas and Ho’s” party!
I grabbed a fake gun and acted like an aggressive ex-con the entire night.
You should’ve seen me grandma. I was shouting profanity at everyone, and using derogatory terms on women.. and everyone was happy!
Strange how things work out sometimes.
Overall, all the little pieces of my life are coming together, and as much as you want me to get married right now, I can’t.
I’m working on so many projects right now, and I’m having too much fun… sometimes I’m not even sure if the conventional idea of marriage is the best approach in this modern day.
I guess when I’m old enough, I’ll understand.
In the meantime, I appreciate your blessings, and I promise to work hard, and work even harder. Sometimes, I’ll party. See you for dinner soon.
sTaY c0Ol 4eVa
One of your many grandsons,