After church today, I joined my family at The Rockwell Power Plant, to greet my youngest brother happy birthday. (Happy 14th, Javi!) We then returned home (family home, not my apartment home) to check up on Mom’s new Persian kittens. (AAAWWW!!!!) As I was about to head home (apartment home, that is), Mom — just returned from a trip to mainland China — dropped a bag of strange-looking Chinese goodies into my hands.

Me: Uh, Mom, what’s this?

Mom: Dikiam.

Me: How do you eat it?

Mom: You unwrap it, put it in your mouth, and eat it.

Me: Oh.