I. I was having a haircut in a Barber’s shop helped by an American girl. She told me she forgot to close the window last night and caught a sniffle or runny nose, which was why she couldn’t help sniffing. I told her I kinda caught some allergy from the ocean wind I took in California last week and therefore had a sniffle too, when I sniffed a couple of times unconsciously. She kidded me like, “See, you sound exactly like me.” I was like, “Huh.. finally I picked up some American accent…”
2. Earl came to my room to chat and I tried to remove all my stuff on the couch for him to sit down. He kidded me by saying, “Don’t worry about it man. I don’t mind siting on your trash…” I was like, “But I mind, dude…”
3.1 Rama offered to buy Jin-oh (one of our collaborators), me and my two lab-mates (Guanqun and Jiankun) a lunch during the conference we attended in California last week. Before giving us a minute to think about what to order, the waitress gave us an introduction of the restaurant’s specials and her recommendation. Jin-oh was talking to Rama and therefore failed to remember anything of what she said. So he asked us what the waitress recommended.
I was like, “I don’t remember either. But basically I think what she said was ‘The more expensive, the better the food is…'”
3.2 After Rama paid the bill, I said “Thank you for the lunch” to Jin-oh and kidded Rama by indicating the assumption that without Jin-oh Rama won’t buy us the lunch. Jiankun didn’t sense the joke and also said “Thank you.” to Jin-oh too, simply because Jin-oh has been helping him for nearly two years.
Rama smiled at me like, “So you don’t think I will buy you guys the lunch without Jin-oh?”
“Oh, I thank Jin-oh for his help.” finally Jiankun sensed something different.
“I still for the lunch…” I wouldn’t give Rama a break.
A kid playing on Malibu beach.