1. Hanqing hasn’t come and played soccer for months. When he showed up a couple of weeks ago, he appeared to have gained a lot of weight. I asked him, “Dude, did you gain like 15 lbs?” He smiled and looked down at his belly. Just before he figured out an answer, I kidded him like, “Why did you look down? I meant 15lbs on your face…”
2. SB means dumb ass in Chinese. It is sometimes used by close guy friends to greet each other just to say hi. One day Shaochen updated his status on his Chinese version twitter and I replied “SB” just to say hi. Di knew I was joking but still pretended to be serious like, “Be polite and careful of the words you used.” I replied like, ” My bad. Let me rephrase it, ‘Shaochen, I could be wrong, but I think you probably are a SB…'”
3. Xiaopeng told us his sister drove her SUV over his foot accidentally in her garage. I knew he is OK, so I kidded him like, “OMG, everything’s OK with the SUV?”
4. Our house got a civil infraction ticket for not removing the snow on the walk way in front of the house a couple of weeks ago. It has been snowing for the past days, so I went out to remove the snow yesterday. A guy walked by and I said morning. He greeted me like, “Here is a solute from a walker” expressing his gratitude toward my efforts of removing snow. I was like, “Oh, you are welcome, but we’ve got a ticket, that’s why I am doing this…”
My new year’s gift for myself. Love it.