We were seated at the round table in a corner inside the Lucky Corner Vietnamese restaurant for the young lady's and her bestie's birthday dinner.
While waiting for our appetizers,
The boy: Who's that golden guy in the corner?
The mister saw the golden guy on a shelf across the room first and answered, "Buddha!"
Then I turned around and saw this.
The boy: BUDDHA?! Has he always been overweight like that?
The boy: Well, I thought he was not tambok (overweight). Is he always half naked and bald?
As far as I can remember, he's always like that. We had a huge one back in my parents home in the Philippines. No, we're not Buddhists. It was, I think, a payment for a debt.
The mister: Uhu!
The boy: But in our history book last year, he had hair, not half naked and not as heavy like that.
I really wanted to see that picture in their history book but we don't have a copy of that.
The boy: Is he always that happy?
The young lady: He's really happy. You can never see Jesus happy or smiling.
Sammy: Yeah. He's [Jesus] sad all the time.
I think the kids are right. I have never seen any illustrations of Jesus smiling. Not even a half smile.