Saturday, April 25, 2009

The tomato queen

Scratching Post, Weekender, The Star
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How can I not be proud of this woman?

Her gung-ho, her resourcefulness, her never-say-die attitude: these are but the tip of the iceberg. Damn. Should I have suggested "My mum the wonderwoman" as the headline? Oklah, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to get away with it :P

As I write this, she's outside, pottering in the garden and humming to herself. I guess she's, umm, pleased? :)

You might be surprised to know that I've never been really close to my mum until recent years, after I quit my job and had more time to spend with her, and learn from her, and enjoy her. Every day, I'm peeling off new layers and finding out that she's got so much more in her bag of tricks and ideas.

Friends who read the article would probably be nodding in agreement all the way. I may be her daughter and proud as hell about her, but I'm not exaggerating one whit.

Because my mum, incredible as it may seem when you lay eyes on her perky, petite frame for the first time, really is larger than life.


SaPPhiRe DraGoN said...

hey, love ur article on tomatoes. Our mothers...aren't they just the best things in the world?

Kelly Lai said...

Hey, I have been reading your articles all the while. My first time comment here. Your article is touching and I like your way of playing around with words. Today I learnt 18 vacab from you. Thank you.

elsie said...

Hi, I really enjoyed what you have written about your mum...lately I felt the same ways about mine too..though mine is not highly educated but as I grew older I began to realized that for her resourcefulness far exceeded I sort of can identify with what you are saying. Btw, I have enjoyed all ur writings, really like ur style.

Alexandra Wong said...

Sapphire: Thanks a lot :) Hope you had a good one with your mum on Mu Ching Zhre.

Kelly: You're most welcome. Wah, you actually counted the number of words? ^^

Elsie: Yes, it's funny how all of us only learn to appreciate our parents when they get older eh, and when we're young, we think we know everything and they know nothing right? Thanks for the kind words!

Petite Lass said...

Hi, I like the article about your mom and the tomatoes. Humorous and touching :)


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