Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday

(Life in Djibouti ain't for me.)

Yesterday, the Dragon Lady served beef and French fries for dinner.  The meal was good.  I ate every last morsel.  I'm a lucky man.  I could've been born in Djibouti.  Think about it.

Jim didn't want to study.  His mother yelled at him.  Then she hit him on the arm with the Spoon of Justice.  Her beating left a nasty red welt.  I finally put my foot down.  Enough is enough.

I fired the poor woman.  She's no longer allowed to teach my eldest boy in any subject.  She's simply not up to the task.  I should have done this months ago.

Jim's suspended from using the computer.  His crack-head lifestyle is over.  He now has to go outside and play for at least an hour a day.  I want him making friends his own age.  Jim speaks the language like a native rice-eater.  He has no excuse for being an outsider.

I watched Breaking Bad.  Walt poisons a kid with Lilly of the Valley.  Then he murders a teenager while robbing a train.  Walt's the greatest psychopath in television history.  Bar none.

I paid homage to the Christ God.  I said the Lord's Prayer on bended knees.  I refuse to babble like a pagan.

I went to bed at 10 p.m.  I had a strange dream.  A Korean man was yelling at my pastor.  He said that attendance was too paltry to keep the church open.  Furthermore, if more people didn't start coming, he'd find a new leader.

I woke up at 8 a.m.  I drank coffee, but I didn't read the paper.  I couldn't be bothered.  I'm tired of looking at my wife and kids.  So I'm hiding in an internet cafe.

Anyway, talk to you later.  God bless.

12 comments:

  1. Hang in there, Mr. Smith.

    If it means anything, I get a lot out of your blog. Previously, I have been in some not-nice situations with my Thai wife and kids in Thailand, and I pulled through and we are still together as a family. Steve in Topeka

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    1. We're all doing OK.

      It's just Asian study stress.

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  2. Do you ever wonder whether the violence made James shoot off the fire extinguisher? Just as your sons have different ways of approaching their studies, so do kids have different ways of reacting to discipline. A parent hits on one kid, it scares him straight. A parent hits on the other kid, it makes him go violent because that becomes what he knows, or he starts thinking "I get treated like a scumbag, so I might as well start acting like one."

    My dad was mostly distant from family life, but he'd dish out angry punishment from time to time. That only made me more resistant and hateful toward authority. I never got in BAD trouble, but I pulled off a lot of disrespectful stuff I got away with, because I was smart enough to be sneaky. And despising authority was a good background for my previous career as a newspaper reporter. But on the whole, i think I'd be a nicer human being if I hadn't been whomped on so much as a boy. It might be something to consider when you think about discipline, although it sounds like the DL handles that side of the household chores. Please keep your fan base informed on whether the computer suspension is a more effective tool.

    As far as James being accepted, you've mentioned many times how racist Koreans are. Racism -- it's not just for white people! Does he have a harder time fitting in because he's half whitey? For all America's faults, he might have an easier time being a half-breed there. Kids get bullied for everything in the U.S., not just for the races of their parents, so there would be more equality of hostility.

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    1. Asians are very racist--much more so than Americans. But Jim gets treated well.

      Here's the real problem. Nobody goes outside to play. They're all busy studying at various institutes.

      This is a real study culture. Most of the children don't even play sports. They're too busy cracking the books.

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  3. Hey Smith. Good work, You had to stop the beatings.
    Make a deal. You'll treat him like a grown up if he acts responsible. You don't need my advice. But what the hell. I feel like I know you guys. I bet you're having pork and eggrolls tomorrow.

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    1. I'm not sure what's for dinner today.

      Pork and egg rolls sound nice.

      Peace.

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  4. Left a welt? That's over the top. Time to retire the Spoon of Justice. You did the right thing. Your wife is probably relieved that you fired her. That just wasn't working.

    Peace to you brother Smith.

    Sophie

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    1. Thanks, Sophie.

      It's always good to hear from you.

      Hope things are going well.

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  5. BC, my mom shot herself when I was six. My dad drank himself to death a year later; myself and my two sibling hit the streets. I had racked up 165+ arrests by the time I was 25. I'm a big proponent of a whole family (now). I was 27 before I ever got a GED and started a college education. I'm fifty four now, I have a wonderful asian wife (for the last 20 years)and thee wonderful children by this marriage. In response to my racist acquaintance asking my kid what he thought about being a halfbreed, he responded "who would want to be white?". And there are worse places than DJabouti; we staying in Tondo for a while. Bing told the rat on her plate, hey thats my food, leave it alone.

    So as the Australian doctor told me, when you get "home" you better get on your knees and thank the God you believe in that you were born white.

    Then my Vietnam DI roommate added "today."

    Thata about to change.

    Best Jay

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    1. On the bright side...

      Things seem to be going well for you now. You survived a big health scare. You have a nice family.

      We all have a lot to be thankful for. So many people have nothing.

      Peace.

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  6. Smith, when I awakened from being in a coma, and was able to walk/talk again, I was VERY angry. (and heavily medicated, on Kepra, among other things). I imagine that BC has some experience with angry impaired people. Every time JonJon (my at that time 2 year old, now 11) misbehaved I beat the shit out of him. One day Bing showed me a big hand shaped bruise on his ass. I was horrified. I will never touch one of my children again. He seems to have turned out OK, and has no recollection of the event. (He doesn't think he was alive when I was in the coma). best Jay

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    1. I'm a hands-off guy. But perhaps I'll blow my stack some day. Who knows?

      Peace.

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Thanks for stopping by. Smith.