My mom used to be my guardian and playmate and friend, but she has grown to be my mentor and still, of course, my dearest friend.
What did you learn from your mother about being Taiwanese? (妳從妳母親那兒學到甚麼是一個台灣人?)
My mom taught me a great deal about my culture, especially about the language and culture. She would always teach me a few words or phrases in Taiwanese from books or songs and show me different types of Taiwanese food and what made them unique.
Tell us about one of your earliest memories of your mother. (妳對母親最早的記憶是甚麼?)
One of my earliest memories with my mother is when I was only maybe one or two and I distinctly remember playing in a courtyard with my mom. She taught me a game where you tried to stomp on as many red berries on the ground (fallen from the tree above) as you could and I remember having the time of my life squishing away at the berries.
Tell us about how your mother inspires you. (妳的母親／女兒如何激勵妳?)
My mom inspires me because she is such a talented person in so many areas. She has a beautiful singing voice (which I lack), calm personality, strong work ethic, great sense of neatness and organization, and a deep wisdom and knowledge that inspires me to try to be like her as I grow older and go off to college.
As time has gone on, how has your relationship with your mother changed? (隨著年歲的增長，妳們母女關係有怎麼樣的變化?)
My mom used to be my guardian and playmate and friend, but she has grown to be my mentor and still, of course, my dearest friend. Whenever I need advice about clothing or high school problems, she gladly offers me any tips she has gathered from her life experience.