Wednesday, November 07, 2007

They call him Bruce Willis.





The first time we experienced the "Bruce Willis" phenomenon was in Thailand. We went to get our haircut (Big Dad of course sat reading a magazine during the event) and the workers kept whispering and pointing in his direction. Finally, one of the people came up to me and asked if he was Bruce Willis. "Sure," I thought, "And I'm Demi." (They were still married then.) But after looking at Big Dad in a new light, it was true. He does look like Bruce.

Fast forward a few months, and we're in a village in China. Yes, a village. A remote one. Did you know Hollywood makes it to remote villages in China? It does. And with translation. So we're sitting in this little restaurant eating noodle soup, and again with the staring and pointing. Finally, we hear the name. "Bruce Wirris" Big Dad and I looked at each other and busted out laughing.

Fast forward a couple of years, and we're in Taiwan. We go into a local store to check into getting something repaired, and the guy behind the counter asks, "Are you related to Bruce Willis?" At this point, we decided to roll with it. "Yeah, he's my brother," Big Dad said. "Would you like me to put in a good word for you?" The guy was incredulous. I finally had to tell Big Dad to tell him the truth. He was just getting too excited.

So this is my man. Mountain man, Bruce Willis look alike. And he cooks, too! How about that?

8 comments:

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

Lucky you!

Leigh Anne said...

Wow!! I'm sorta related to an almost movie star! How cool is that?

Mike said...

A couple of posts just for you Stacy...I finally got my fall shots up and processed.

Tell Bruce...I mean Big Daddy...hi for me! Cute post.

Craver Vii said...

Yeah, I can see it. But I'll bet your mountain man is cooler than Hollywood.

Charity Singleton said...

Oh Stacey, how funny! And to think all of these lovely Asian people thought they were having a brush with fame! Too bad they didn't know about cool the man is they were actually seeing! You're family is awesome. Hope you are all doing well on the other side there.

Kendra said...

how funny!! i do see a striking resemblance!

i found your blog today via Shelly at This Eclectic Life. you commented on how you have a Pekingese so i just had to come and search out for a photo of your Peke b/c i too have a Peke named Coco!

23 degrees said...

We just watched the new Die Hard film, so I had to come comment and say he really does look the part!

Stacy said...

I know! I forgot about some people in Singapore, too. It's the big joke in our house. :)