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Will you still love me, tomorrow?

Thank you, 媽咪!!

My Asian mother has this tradition of calling me – regardless of where I am in the world – whenever it’s November 2nd, 11:24pm in Hong Kong. The precise time that I was born. Although, being Chinese, she never liked the number 4 and I swear she always told me I was born at 11:23pm.

She’ll retell the story. How much it hurt. How they dangled me by the neck like a pterodactyl cupping its prey above her.
How wet
and ugly
I looked.
They gave me a bath, combed my hair swept all the way to the side, and returned me.
I looked more acceptable then.
Except for my nose, nostrils facing the sky.

I was born on a Saturday night.

Thank you, 媽咪.
I love you.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on November 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm, filed under Joey Ng, Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  • TJ

    Happy Happy Birthday to You!

  • DanDan

    Joey_ I am so proud of you! you are my sunshine,my only sunshine,you make me happy,thank you ! I love you forever. mom