Day: December 12, 2015

Two Funerals and A Wedding

It will soon be my younger brother’s wedding day in less than a week’s time and everyone at home (i.e. my mom) has been busy for the last few weeks buying wedding stuff, distributing invitation cards, calling and texting friends and relatives to inform everyone about the wedding party, personally doing up the guest list and seating arrangements of the banquet, buying the strange items one might need for a traditional Chinese customary ceremony, basically everything the couple does for a wedding, and amidst all that, doing regular groom’s mom stuff like shopping for new dress and shoes. It gives me mixed emotions when I see my mother like that. As much as a wedding will soon be happening in the family, I can’t feel any happiness or thrill. Instead, I am overwhelmed with frustration and disappointment thinking about how self centered my brother is, how he has done absolutely nothing to help my mother. He is rude to my mother when my mother asks him for his opinion on things or ask him to …