Last Thursday Mamma Lin called me. I knew I was in trouble because I hadn’t called her for like 2 weeks, and that makes a super cranky Ma.
Ma: Meimei. Why you no call for long time?
Me: Hi Mummy!!! I’m sorry, I know I haven’t called forever. I’ve been busy.
Ma: Busy doing what?
Me: Hm…ah…well…nothing really. Aaaanyways. How are you?
Ma: I okay…how is you new name?
Me: Oh. My. God Ma. I couldn’t change it. Those stupid people at the Australian consulate fucked me over. I’m not changing my name.
Ma: WHAT? What happened? I send you birth certificate, no?
Me: Yes, you did. But they won’t accept the certificate.
Ma: No accept? Why? They think you lying? You go again and tell them you no lie.
Me: Sigh – no, Ma. I’m done. I am never going again. I’m just going to keep my own name. It’s not going to happen.
Ma: But Meimei – what is boy going to think? You no take his name?
Me: Oh, he understands. He knows I tried.
Ma: Oh good. You must tell him you try really, really hard. You tell him you WANT to take name, but it no your fault.
Me: He knows ma. Don’t worry.
Ma: So. You no take [Read More…]Read More »