The Apple Doesn’t Fall Too Far From the Tree

The Apple Doesn't Fall Too Far From the Tree

Here’s a short simple English manga for all the EAL/ESL students who were raised by tiger moms or tiger dads, like me 🙂

Author’s note 1: the actual phrase is “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. I added the “too” because the running joke with my husband is that I am nothing like my dad.

Author’s note 2: there is a frog and tadpoles on the title panel because in Japanese, this idiom is 蛙の子は蛙 (kaeru no ko wa kaeru), the direct translation being “a frog’s child is a frog”… even if it looks like a tadpole at first 😉

1. The Apple Doesn't Fall Too Far From the Tree.
2. Sometimes, I like to jokingly tell people that my father was a "Tiger Dad."
What am I wearing?
3. In some ways, he's like the stereotypical "Asian dad."
Look, Dad! I got a 97%!!
Why didn't you get 100%?
30 years ago
4. One of my favorite stories to tell is about how he gave me workbooks as Christmas presents one year.
One manga I wanted.
Big pile of workbooks to study Japanese.
...Thanks, Daddy... 
5. It may not be one of the "Five Love Languages"... 
(Words of affirmation, physical touch, acts of service, quality time, and receiving gifts.)
6. But my dad's love language is clearly "education."
I show my love through Kumon lessons... not hugs.
7. This year, MY daughter turned 13. (Alex)
8. For her birthday, she asked for the complete set of ONE PIECE manga, so we got her that.
All 106 of them (including 4 bonus manga)!!
Used, of course :P
9. And, since she had started international school the same month, I got her some workbooks to help her with her English.
This one's for science... and this one's for writing!
Aren't they great!?
Uh... Thanks, Mom... 
10. ...It took me a while to realize what happened.
I'm turning into my dad... 


The 5 Love Languages

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