6/29/11

Gracepiont Riverside Kid Strikes Again

Setting: Our beloved child M from Gracepoint Riverside gets a haircut.  Then next morning, Child M wakes up and exclaims:

"Yay!  My haircut is still on!"

6/27/11

English Patient: Very Close Pronunciation

Brother Y: Man, when I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 and saw the army scene, it reminded me of Lord of the Rings..  Solomon's Army.

Friend: Do you mean Saruman's Army?

6/25/11

English Patient: Rickshaws

Friend: We rented the surreys to ride around Monterey.

English Patient: What's a surrey?

Friend: They are sort of like rickshaws.

English Patient: Who's Rick Hsia?

6/23/11

English Patient: Difference Between Away and Up

Sister S: Wow that song is amazing. When I heard it at the Starfield concert I was blown up!

6/21/11

Appetizing Menu

Here's a picture that I took a while ago at one of my favorite restaurants, China Village..

Their food is absolutely delicious, so don't be deceived by their menu.


6/19/11

More Wanda!

Setting: A bunch of Gracepoint sisters are gathered together cooking.

Sister J: Can you get Wanda for me?

Sister V: To use for cooking, or for you?

[silence]

Sister J: Wanda!

Sister V: I know.. but how much of it?

Everyone else in the kitchen: Wanda!  Not watta (water)!


NOTE: It's not very clear whether it was Sister J's pronunciation or Sister's V's hearing problem that's at fault here...

6/17/11

English Patient or Pundit Genius?

Sister S: My brother lived at a city that no one knows about in Korea.  Not even Koreans know about it.

Friend: Wow it's a really obscure city?

Sister S: Yeah scarcity.

NOTE: It is not clear if Sister S is an English Patient and didn't mean what she said..  or maybe she's a Pundit Genius.  Maybe this post belongs in the PunwithGracepoint site.

6/15/11

What Do You Want To Be?

Setting: A conversation between 3 children and their babysitting auntie from long time ago..

Babysitter: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Kid#1: I want to be...an engineer!

Babysitter: Okay, just like your dad.

Kid#2: Me, too!

Babysitter: Yeah, your dad's an engineer too.  (turns toward her daughter)  How about you?

Daughter: I want to be...a grad student!

(Her father was in grad school for many years...  Apologies to all the grad students in our midst for this depressing story)

6/11/11

CS Lewis Fan

Brother P: Oh, the famous book that C.S. Lewis wrote.. it was called "The Lion, the Den and the Witch", right?

6/9/11

English Patients: Layman

Setting: A group of 3 sisters are talking, 2 of which are English Patients.

Friend: Wow, C.S. Lewis writes like a theologian.  I can't believe he was just a layman.

Sister J: Umm.. what's a layman?

Sister D: Isn't it just lemon?

6/7/11

English Patient: Fill Me In

Setting: A group of sisters are laughing about something, and Sister S enters.

Sister S: What's going on?  Tell me!  Fill me up!!

6/5/11

Asian-American Political Correctness

Setting: Brother B is at a Chinese-Korean restaurant.  Brother B notices that the Chinese-Korean owner is speaking Chinese.

Brother B: Wow!  Where did you learn to speak Chinese so well?

Owner: Where did you learn to speak English so well?

6/3/11

Grace vs. Mercy

submitted by Sylvia

Sister S says, "I was speeding, but the cop gave me a break.  He was so graceful."

6/1/11

English Patient: Chinese Ice-Cream

Setting: Brother J is at Ben & Jerry's Ice-Cream store with a group of people.

Friend: Hey Brother J, aren't you going to have any ice-cream?

Brother J: Nah.  I work for Dreyers, man.  If I eat my competitor's ice-cream, that would be ethnically wrong.