Vivian and Marilyn

I love her for who she is. And wherever I am it is home for her.

What is the most important thing you have learned from your daughter? (妳從母親/女兒學到的最重要的是甚麼?)

Persistence and to hold on to your dreams.

Tell us about the ways that your daughter makes you proud. (妳母親/女兒讓你感到驕傲的是甚麼?)

She believes in herself and holds to her unique Taiwanese value.

Tell us about how your daughter inspires you. (妳的母親/女兒如何激勵妳?)

She inspires me that friendship and sisterhood are more important than instant gratitude. Looking ahead and holding to your own integrity is more important in life than anything else.

As time has gone on, how has your relationship with your daughter changed? (隨著年歲的增長,妳們母女關係有怎麼樣的變化?)

In her teens: worst enemies. In her young adulthood: mutual respect but we kept our distance. Around 25 is when our relationship started blossoming from friends to comrade in life. She is now 34.

What is one thing that you would like your daughter to know? (有那件事是妳希望讓妳的母親/女兒知道的?)

I love her for who she is. And wherever I am it is home for her.

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?)

Marilyn is a talented writer and showed it even back to her Elementary days. She could be a lawyer or in the Advertising field where life would be easier and still could use her writing skills. But she chose movies because she believes a movie is a way of converting a message. Through telling a story, she can get what she believes in through the big screen and pass on to a vast audience.

She loves movies and is not surprising that she would decide to go to a film school right after college. I asked her why within all the discipline in the Film industry she picked “screen writer” which is one role that is least recognized. Her answer was: “That is where all the good movies start…. a good story teller which is the screenwriter.”

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