My earliest memory of my mom is her laugh… When I hear her laugh, I know that I am home and don’t have to worry about anything.
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?)
She taught me about the Taiwanese language and customs, like respecting my elders and doing well in school. She also taught us kids to love the fresh and savory dishes of Taiwan, like dumplings, turnip cake, and bah zhang.
Tell us about one of your earliest memories of your mother. (妳對母親最早的記憶是甚麼?)
My earliest memory of my mom is her laugh. Her laugh is very warm and friendly and it is one of my favorite sounds. When I hear her laugh, I know that I am home and don’t have to worry about anything.
What is the most important thing you have learned from your mother? (妳從母親／女兒學到的最重要的是甚麼?)
How to always see the positive in every situation and not to be bothered by the small nuances that happen in life.
Tell us about the ways that your mother makes you proud. (妳母親／女兒讓你感到驕傲的是甚麼?)
She created her own successful business while raising my brother and me.
Tell us about how your mother inspires you. (妳的母親／女兒如何激勵妳?)
Her attitude towards life. One of her favorite sayings is this: ‘throw away the ball as soon as you get it’. It means that as soon as life throws something at you, make sure to take care of the matter right away so that you don’t have it weighing down on your shoulders. This has always been her philosophy and has helped her find much success and happiness in life.
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?)
Yes, I find that as time goes on, my mom is becoming my best friend as well. We tell jokes to each other, go shopping and just enjoy spending time with each other. Best of all, mom is always there when I need her and is always someone I can talk to.
What is one thing that you would like your mother to know? (有那件事是妳希望讓妳的母親／女兒知道的?)
That she inspires me to work hard and treat people right. And that I love her very much and she will always be mom to me, even if I don’t get to see her all the time.
Is there anything else you would like to share? (還有甚麼其他妳想和大家分享的關於妳母親／女兒的事?)
Just to say thank you to my mom for always supporting me.