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.
Kevin Wu (aka KevJumba)
YouTube Comedian and Actor in Hang Loose (playing at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Saturday, May 13!)
My mom always used to embarrass me with her honesty. If I wet the bed or did something stupid, all my friends would know about it.
After a while, it became funny, and I learned to embrace it. Now, I’m not afraid to share embarrassing stuff about myself in my videos.
Some bonus gastroenterological advice from his mom that Wu recently Tweeted here.
Check out more funny advice in our Mother’s Day series:
Celebrating Asian Mothers: Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me