Some days ago, Dad sound exceptionally excited while talking to Rachel and I via Skype (His away in China)
"I went shopping all on my own today and got presents for the both of you!!"
he sounds REALLY excited - it should be a crime, Dads should never be allowed to sound this excited, ever!
Rachel and I squirm like greedy gnomes already picturing in mind all the riches the world can offer us.
Rachel, who has been bugging EVERYONE for a Sony PSP fights her way to get the web cam.
"Daddy got you something that you are going to L.O.V.E. It's something that you can use ALL the time and will make your life soo much easier!"
*by this time, Rachel is jumping up and down from her seat rehearsing her thank you speech
*Dad is all happy thinking he just did the BEST DEED in the world
By now, you have two people at different parts of the world grinning like idiots at the web cam for 2 COMPLETE DIFFERENT REASONS.
*Rachel is so excited. She can't stop shaking her legs, which is really annoying. Dad keeps quiet for some time for the dramatic effect.
"Daddy got you a.............
*Rachel looks so bad,it's as if Miley Cyrus died.She then gives a dramatic sigh, it can be heard all the way from Venus
*I think to myself, "Okay, at least I know my present can't be as bad as a shoe hanger right?"
So it's my turn. I make sure Rachel stays to see how much better my present is than hers (nyek nyek nyek).
"Daddy knows how much you like baking nowadays. So I bought the perfect thing for you"
(note that he used the word PERFECT,so misleading -_-)
*"Sh't, he got me my electric mixer!"I thought.
I whisper to Rachel ," See!, Daddy loves me more than you!!". I swear, without sibling rivalry there would be world peace.
Dad says he can't stand it any longer. He can't wait for me to be "blown away" (as he puts it)
He cues in the imaginary drum roll
"I got you a.....
*Rachel gives me the have-fun-with-your-garlic-crusher look
I'm left alone to express how a garlic crusher is something that I have always DREAMT of owning.
That's my father, Thomas Chan.
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