Scene: My parents (my 68-year old mom and 73-year old dad) and sister are having lunch at a Japanese restaurant named “John & Yoko” (in Alabang, Muntinlupa City).
Mom (to no one in particular): Do John Lennon and Yoko Ono, you think, know their names were used for this restaurant?
Sister (ever sarcastic): I’m sure John Lennon doesn’t. ‘Coz he’s dead.
Mom: JOHN LENNON’S DEAD?!
Sister: Last I heard. Really, mom?
Mom (to Dad): Did you know that John Lennon’s dead?
Dad: John Lennon?
Mom: Yes. Dead.
Dad (shaking his head sadly): And I just saw him on tv the other day, offering flowers at Whitney Houston’s memorial…