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Being married to a Chinese boy, I've been exposed to a lot of Cantonese martial arts movies - the cheesier, the better - including one or two about Wong Fei-Hung, a character who fights with two old-fashioned black umbrellas. So the other day, he says, out of the blue, "You know, if we have a daughter, her middle name could be "Wong-Fei", right... Which means "Princess". And then, with my surname, she'll be Wong-Fei Hung, and it'll be hilarious!"
"Although," Victor paused, frowning a little, "She would have problems with people expecting her to be really awesome at martial arts, and being able to do the shadow kick and so on. Not to mention, first time we take her to Hong Kong, people will be like, "AHAHAHA!!" and then call social services..."
So then I ask him, all innocently, even though I kind of already know the answer, "And if we have a son, would you make his middle name "Princess", too?" To which Victor laughed long and hard, before he replied, "HELL YEAH!!"
In other news, we are both completely hooked on this song by Eric Kwok, which is about a dude pretending to be Iron Man. Because "no-one is as uber-grand as Iron Man". It's not just that the tune is insanely catchy, the video is side-splitting as he uses his "hand beam" - "I no longer need my suit", he informs Nick Furey - to do everything from opening doors to stealing a gatcha-ball from a machine, to making his dentist stop drilling. Ignore most of the subtitles, they're promotion for a series of gigs that Eric Kwok (who looks a lot like Downey Jr., actually) and his band, Swing, are doing in June. (I wish we could go! Even though we'd die from the heat.) Just hang in there until they go in the shower, then there's actually a bit they sing in English. I can't believe I just typed that...