But now even though I’m still a teenager, she talks to me about everything sometimes, even about my own younger siblings! We definitely both trust each other.
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?)
From my mom, I learned a lot about having pride in being Taiwanese. She taught me about self-identity.
Tell us about one of your earliest memories of your mother. (妳對母親最早的記憶是甚麼?)
I remember when I used to live in Taiwan, there was a Christmas party at my preschool where we had to wear a Christmas related costume. My mom thought it would be cute for me to dress up as a “Candy Fairy”. I remember that she bought a gorgeous white dress that was like a flower girl dress. She made mini candies by using colorful candy wrapping that surrounded cotton balls. Then she sewed them onto my dress and stockings. She also did my hair and put candy canes in my hair. I still remember that day and how so many people complimented my dress which, as I proudly told them, my mom had made.
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?)
Our relationship has definitely improved as time has gone by. I used to be the “rebellious and annoying” teenager. But now even though I’m still a teenager, she talks to me about everything sometimes, even about my own younger siblings! We definitely both trust each other.