09 June 2007

Two Fat People

Trinh has recently taken a shine to Bánh Bò Nướng, the Vietnamese answer to sponge cake. Tonight we spent a few minutes sitting out in the driveway -- apparently the traditional Houstonian method of really enjoying this godawful heat -- and Trinh ate a couple slices while perched on Mama's lap.

She offered some to Mama. Mama said, "No, it'll make me fat." Then we asked,
"Trinh bụng to, không?" ["Does Trinh have a big belly?"]

She promptly pointed to us and replied, "Không. Hai người mập!" ["No. You two people are fat!"]

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