Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.
Actor starring in two films at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hang Loose and Paradise Broken (both screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Saturday, May 12th!).
Upon going on a date, my mom would remind me to always be a gentlemen…
And I’d always say, “I promise to be ‘gentle.'”
(Guess I was always a smart ass.)
Check out more funny advice in our Mother’s Day series:
Celebrating Asian Mothers: Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me