Usually Monday is not the busiest day for me but today I felt like I’m working non-stop. Part of it because I took off a bit early on Friday to take my bro to the clinic for the injection.
So Cal weather finally starts indicating that Fall season is here. I drove in the drizzle and cloud this morning.
The best part of my commute is I don’t have to take freeway to get stuck in the daily traffic. LA is the worst traffic freeway, I tell ya.
Some food pics – not all from today but mostly are.
Lots of fruits. And I had an apple in addition to these
So today I was working like a machine at work. What can I do when I have 30+ projects line up for this week. Pretty much after I finished with each project, I hit “send” and moved on to the next one and so on. Totally like a production machine, I tell ya. Not complaining. In some ways it helps to pass the time faster. Without me realizing, it was already lunch time, and mid break time and finally time to go home! All I need is a full concentration. Once my concentration disturbed, I’ll be dragging everything.
Question of the day: How do you usually greet your elder (be that your parents, aunts, grandparents, in-laws etc?
Sound like a weird question, but in Asian tradition when I come home or leaving the house I’m supposed to greet or say bye to the parents. Not just simply say “I’m leaving, bye” but you have to say “Mom/Dad, I’m leaving, bye, or “Hi Mom or Hi dad” when I get home. Same thing if aunts or uncles coming over to my place, I have to greet them like “Hi Uncle A/ Hi Aunt C” etc. And to my hubby’s parents (parents in law?) I can’t call their names, instead I call them “Mom” and “Dad” as well. The other options is to call them as “Mom-in law” or “Father-in law” (in Chinese of course since they don’t speak any English) but those words are too hard for me to pronounce so simply calling them “Mom” and “Dad” is way easier 😀
It’s simply considered to be inappropriate if I didn’t call out their “name” (mom, dad, uncle, aunt etc) and just simply say hi or bye or just smile and nod.
So I’d like to know if this manner also applies to other cultures or only in Asians?
I’d love to hear all your opinions! 😀