My mom is sending you a New Year’s message from Laos. She is ubiquitous. She is always out of home, working abroad as a global mother. In 2014, she may show up in your country! If you see her in your country, say, “Let’s BEAR!” to her, instead of “hello.”
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Origami is a Japanese paper-folding technique. My mom is an origami artist. She made a Santa Claus and a Christmas tree for you! “Beary” Merry Christmas to you all!
Every year I “gain a year” in November because I found my mom around the Thanksgiving period in November 1996. My mom forgot the date she got me. So, unfortunately, I do not have a birthDAY. Instead, I only have a birthMONTH.
Look at this hat! Isn’t it “beary” nice? My mom, Yasuko, knitted it for herself to prepare for hot and sunny days coming soon.
Some of you might be wondering why I was named Bobby. Today let me tell you why my mom named me Bobby.
When my mom, Yasuko, was a little girl, her parents bought two stuffed pandas for her. One was a male panda, and the other one was a female panda. His name was Bob, and her name was Poppy. My mom loved Bob and Poppy “beary” much. She played and slept with them every day. Bob and Poppy were her best friends in her childhood.
About twenty years had passed.
Today is the second Sunday of May, which is Mother’s Day. This year, it falls on May 12th, which is my mom’s birthday! Wow! What a nice coincidence!