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Mai’s Family Folklore
My family got together one weekend to hang out at my oldest brother Blong’s house. I have six brothers and one sister. At that particular time, my sister and five of my brothers were married. They brought their kids over too. One of my married brothers didn’t come because he was probably busy, and he lived in Charlotte. When my family got together, we always cook and eat. At night, my siblings would play drinking games. During this particular weekend, they were playing the drinking game called Category. They would put certain cards in a pile face down and take turns choosing a card. Each card meant a different thing. For example, if you choose a 10, then the person to the right would have to take a shot. If you get a queen, then you have to choose a category such as colors. Everyone would have to say a color starting with the person who chose the category.
I was watching them play this game, and it was so hilarious watching a group of drunk people naming things in a category. There were so many things to say, but someone would always end up repeating the same thing and had to take a shot. As they got into the game, the funniest moment that everyone can remember was my sister-in-law Kim saying Mufasa as a thing for a category. I can’t remember the category, but her response was way off. We all laughed at her. I remember laughing so hard I cried. You just had to be there to know why it was funny. Although we laughed at her, we understood what she meant. She just used the wrong name. That was the best laugh my siblings and I had that night. To this day we still comment about that whenever my siblings play Category.