Dad. : oh sure, hold on.
St. Regis. : hi Mrs Hah. This is R and I am calling from St. Regis Kuala Lumpur. I understand you are planning a surprise birthday celebration for your husband?
Mom. : no.. I don't think so.
St. Regis. : I believe you have booked a stay with us on August 27th?
Mom. : no. I don't think I have. Who are you looking to speak to?
St. Regis. : I would like to speak to Mrs Hah. Wife of Mr Eric Hah.
Mom. : yes this is Mrs Hah speaking but Eric is my son. I believe the person you are looking for is my future son in law who is in Kuala Lumpur at the moment.
St. Regis. : (silent)
Mom. : hello? Are you still on the line?
St Regis. : so sorry. I assume you are Mrs Hah.
Mom. : yes I am and I believe I am the one and only Mrs Hah you are referring to. Eric is my son, and yes you hear it right. The person you are looking for is my future son in law.
St. Regis. : sorry for the confusion. I believe that August would be Eric's birthday? And you son in law is planning surprise birthday party for your son. Is that correct?
Mom. : my son's birthday Is in January. My birthday is in August but I don't think my son is celebrating with me. My son in law's birthday is in August though. Does this mean my son has chosen to celebrate his partner's birthday instead of mine?
St. Regis. : I am sorry Mrs Hah, I believe there is a mixed up I trust your son doesn't have this intention at all.. I am deeply sorry to have confuse all the details.
Mom. : relax girl. I am just pulling your leg. August is my future son in law's birthday. You really got that mixed up. My son is currently in Dubai you can reach him via his email. And way, thank you for making my day, but the future son is law thing I am not kidding. My son has our blessing to love who he wants. I believe you are just not use to an Asian family who thinks and does thing like us no?
St. Regis. : haha. Yes Mrs Hah. You really got me there. I thought you were gonna report me or something as I do not wanna sound like I am a homophobic.
Mom. : it's ok. The world is the way as it is. We just have to accept love comes in all kinds of way. But by the way, you really did screw up the details. Should I tell my son about this?
St. Regis. : errrr.....
Mom. : hahahaha.. I'm joking. Write to my son. He will do what he needs to do with his stay.
Then my mom called me to tell me all of this. I do not know if I wanna cry or laugh. But I know where the lame gene comes from my family.