On our first afternoon together in Hongkong…
Nephew #2 : Ninang, do you have candy?
Fairy Godmother Me: Yes…
Nephew #2 : (with googly eyes and syrupy sweet smile) Can you give me?
Nephew #1 : (coming from nowhere) Can I have also?
Fairy Godmother Me: Uhm, okay. Under one condition… you have to pose for the camera so the three of us will have a nice picture together. Stay still.
N1 and N2 nodded, both looking so angelic.
FGM: Oh, I think my hand moved. Nephew #1, what are you doing to your brother? Let’s try it one more time. Nice smile everyone.
Nephew #1 : Aren’t we done yet??
FGM: Nephew #2, stop moving around! Nephew #1, smile please. Please?!
Both angelic looking nephews nodded again.
FGM: Okay, here it goes again… Say Mint!!!
N1 & N2: MINT!!!
FGM: Waaah!! We just took half of my face!!
N1 & N2 laughing like it was the funniest thing on earth.
FGM: And N2, STOP moving please… Okay 1, 2… say mint again… Mint!!!
N1: You’re funny!!
N2: Why do I have to say mint?
N2: Can I see, can I see??
N1: Can we go now?!
FGM: Aaargh… One nice picture. Just. One. Why. is. it. sooo. hard??
N1 and N2 both smiled their syrupy sweet smiles…
N2: Can I have my mint now?
N1: Yeah, can we have our mint?
FGM: Can you two just give me a hug instead??
Talk about having authority. Epic fail.
photos via my very own GE Digicam, taken Oct. 31, 2012 in HK.