Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me: Jen Wang of Disgrasian
  • by Audrey Archives
  • May 30, 2013

Jen and mom. Those matching outfits are money.

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.

Jen Wang
Co-founder of the blog Disgrasian

“Never shave your legs, because the hair will grow back thicker. Besides, you’re Chinese, so you don’t have hair on your legs.” –Mom in response to me asking for a razor because I had hair on my legs. I ended up stealing my brother’s.

“Don’t have a wedding, spend the money on a house.”–What mom always told me growing up, until I was ready to get married, and then all she wanted was for me to have a wedding. Which is probably why I eloped. And spent the money on a house.


Check out more funny advice in our Mother’s Day series:
Celebrating Asian Mothers: Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me