Reason No. 18 - I don't need another Korean mother.
I've already got one.
Korean mothers and women of a certain age (Agimas) have a way of saying things that can punch you in the gut, kiss you on the face, and make half your brain explode in 20 words or less.
This is one of my favorites that I hear frequently from my mom:
"Oh, your so pretty right now. We have to get you married soon because once you turn 30 your ovaries will shrivel up and you'll get wrinkled and dried up and ugly."
I kid you not. I hear that about twice a week. My favorite part is "your ovaries will shrivel up."
I do not need another Korean mother paying me similar "compliments."
Here's a bonus "wisdom from Bo's mom"
"You're so picky. I don't care if the person you marry is a little shorter, dumber, and not as successful as you. Just as long as you can tolerate him and he can give you babies. That's all I care about. "
Thanks Mom! Now I know where I get my great self-esteem from! That's my problem! I'm looking for love when in fact I should have been looking for tolerate.
Ah vel...you gotta love my mom. She's cute.