Mom came in earlier to bring us some goodies. She went to the local asian market to do her grocery shopping and decided to include us. I went to kitchen later and found her putting the groceries in the pantry, when she started cursing.
Mom: What is wrong you guys, why can’t you clean up your pantry?
Nell: Huh? What is it, Mom?
Mom: There’s like five of you here and you don’t know how to clean up after your mess. Look at the food, they’re rotting in your pantry?
Nell: Which one? I just cleaned that up this week end. You must be mistaken. I made sure all expired items were thrown away.
Mom: Yah right! Look at this one.
Nell: Mother, that’s not rotten. That’s my Kombucha Mushroom Tea!
Mom: Unsa? Anong Bucha Tea?
Nell: It’s not Bucha, mother. Kombucha!
Mom: You mean you drink that stuff with that jellyfish on top?
Nell: It’s not jellyfish, it’s some sort of cultured fungus. It’s supposed to be good for the health. That was the iced tea you were drinking the last time you were here.
Mom: What? You made me drink that filthy looking tea! Are you crazy? Safe ba yan?
Nell: Ow gracious mother! If it wasn’t safe malamang eh syutay ka na kaya ngayon.
Mom: What’s syutay? Ano bang klaseng language yan?
Nell: Syutay means patay, dedbol, gituy-od. Kasabot na ka?
Mom: Ay ewan ko ba sayo, kong ano ano na yang pinag iinom mo! Basta, don’t serve me that tea the next time. Ok?
Nell: Fine, as if it makes any difference.
Then, I went back to my room. Mom on the other hand borrowed my laptop and browse online. She did some research of her own about this Kombucha Tea. Guess she found it very interesting! That later in the day, we both had a cup of hot tea and then asked me where I got mine from. Hahahaha!
I wonder what happened to not serving her that filthy looking drink?