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When you tell your mother about being on the New York Times bestseller list but she is going to brunch

After writer Celeste Ng shared her mother's hilarious response to her achievement, it struck a chord with a lot of people.
Celeste Ng Jan 18
No one like a mom to keep your ego in check.
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing
Asian moms gonna Asian mom
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing
Please no one tell my mom about these tweets or I’ll have to answer a lot of awkward questions like “What is Twitter?” and “Who are all these people?” and “But there’s no verb in that sentence”
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Rumaan Alam Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing
this is the most asian parent thing i have ever seen
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @Rumaan
There was also the time she translated some of my Chinese one-star reviews for me (unsolicited)
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C Ver Mar #GunControlNow Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing @Rumaan
ouch.
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @cvermar @Rumaan
Well to be fair she did then tell me why she felt they were incorrect. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Rumaan Alam Jan 18
listen, on the VERY RARE occasions that my parents acknowledge that i've published a book the talk inevitably turns to how good Liane Moriarty is
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Sarah Weinman Jan 18
nothing like parents to Keep It Real
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Kirk Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing
Yesterday, I shared my art with my mother for the first time. Also, the last time.
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @BatKirk
😂😂😂
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Jonathan Zittrain Jan 18
Maybe she didn't actually read the list?!
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @zittrain @thegarance
You must not know a lot of Asian moms 😉
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Jina DuVernay Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing
😂😂😂 I am literally lol...aw just forget about part B of her reply... like she said she thinks it is great as do I 👏🏾👏🏾
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @JinaDuVernay
Oh she does! She just also needed to tell me about brunch. You know, priorities. 😂
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Ryan H. Walsh Jan 18
Replying to @pronounced_ing
You on the NYT bestseller list and your mom going to brunch are equal achievements, haha. Incredible.
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Celeste Ng Jan 18
Replying to @JahHills
My mom is great and also unintentionally hilarious. ❤️
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Mieke Eoyang, first of her name Jan 18
At least she didn't tell you it wasn't too late to go to medical school.
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Corey S. Jan 18
A Jamaican mom would ask why you're not at #1 and then give you a list of errands and instructions
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Kevin Nguyen Jan 18
asian moms are fucking savage
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