Mother, Queen of My Heart

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Okay, the reason I took so long to complete this tag is not because I had nothing to write. In fact, when I found out that Shooi had given me this tag homework, I was thrilled and my brain had immediately gone to work, thinking and concocting ideas on what to write and how to put my thoughts into words. No no, the reason why I took so long to complete it is because the tag required me to list 8 random facts about my Mom, but I had WAY more than eight. So I had to filter and decide what to list and what to leave out. And believe you me, it ain’t no mean feat.

(Okay, part of the reason this post got delayed was because I kept changing my mind about that scrap above… hehehe, but that’s another story la)

My Mom, The Chef
My Mom can do wonders in the kitchen. She makes the best lum mee, the best too khar chor, the best yam rolls, the best assam laksa, the best everything! And I am so proud that I have managed to learn some of her culinary skills, claypot chicken rice being one of them. I am also very blessed that she cared for me after I delivered Ethan, because I got to dig into all of Mom’s cooking all over again, which I missed tremendously since I moved to Penang. Is it any wonder why I enjoyed all my meals then and downed them all with gusto? 😀

My Mom, The Traveler
She loves traveling, and is very independent and self-sufficient. In fact, she is very well-travelled and can find her way ANYWHERE. She will never get lost and is very well-versed with all the LRT routes and bus routes.

My Mom, The Sports Fan
My Mom LOVES watching sports. She especially loves tennis and badminton and can carry on an informational conversation about what has transpired in any of the tennis grand slam tournaments or badminton championships for that matter. She will also stay up till the wee hours of the morning just to watch live tennis. Oh yes, and as for football (or soccer), she supports Arsenal. Yes, she sometimes can be seen sporting the Gunners’ jersey as well.

My Mom, The Computer Literate
I am so very proud of my Mother because where so many people her age choose NOT to delve into the technical world that is today, in the name of fear of the unknown, my Mom is just the total opposite. She keeps in touch with me via IM and email, and surfs the net daily. She even checks live tennis and badminton scores on the net when there is no live telecast available on TV. And yep, if you’re wondering, she reads my blogs too 🙂

My Mom, The Fashionista
My Mom looks good in a cheongsam, a saree, a punjabi suit and yes, even a sarong kebaya. ’nuff said.

My Mom, The Music Lover
My Mom is a great singer, and she (like me) can sing all the songs from The Sound of Music. She can also do The King and I, My Fair Lady and even some Hindi tunes! She has a good controlled soprano voice and can handle any song with finesse.

My Mom, The Tough Lady
My Mom endured 16 hours of labor while giving birth to me. Yes, I was THAT stubborn and still am, till now. I love you, Mom!

My Mom, The Educator
My Mom was formerly a teacher by profession. In fact, she was one of the selected few who travelled to England to get her teacher training completed in Brinsford College in the good ol’ days. In Malaysia, she taught Accounts to Form 4 and Form 5 students. And when I was in school, since I was in the science stream, I was not allowed to study Accounts in school then (because it was from a different stream), so my Mom tutored me in Accounts in Forms 4 and 5. And yeah, I got an A1 in SPM 🙂

There, all done. I am now tagging the following people:
Paris B

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16 Responses to Mother, Queen of My Heart

  1. Shooi says:

    Phwuah…wat a wonder mom! I guess all our moms are wonder moms in our hearts! 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, she really is a wonder Mom. 😀

  2. michelle says:

    Thanks for the tag, I have so many tags, cannot remember which is which…and so lazy to get around to do. I am sure all of us have great mom. Wonder what Emily and Tim will write about me when they grow up. Better work on it now….:P

    The Giddy Tiger says: I started to list down all the tags as I got them and struck them off according to the order which I received them. That’s how *organized* I can be 🙂

  3. ehon says:

    you have one superwoman mum, giddy tiger!! 😀 wow! it’s just simply… outstanding! 😀

    btw, your links for the tags for the last few people got problems. 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yep, indeed I do. Thanks for pointing out those problems, ehon, I will fix them immediately!

  4. anggie says:

    Hi ,,, such a super much u have… good in computer and very up to date .. love the scrap u put on here. Just sweet !!
    BTW, here the tag that i passing on to u.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Anggie, thanks! I’ll take a look at that tag and it will go on my to-do list!

  5. ParisB says:

    OMG we have too many similarities even down to some of our mom’s traits! :O

    The Giddy Tiger says: Wow…seriously??!! Can’t wait to read about your mom!

  6. rinnah says:

    Ooo… I got tagged? LOL! One tag coming right up!

    p.s. Makes me wanna put a pic of me as a baby with my mum too. *grin*

    The Giddy Tiger says: Oh, please please put a picture of yourself and mommy!

  7. Leah says:

    Now i know where your good look comes from.:-) Both yr parents are good looking!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Wah… I must show Mom and Dad your comment! 😀

  8. jazzmint says:

    wow…great mom ;).

    love the scrap too

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thank you! You know I get loads of ideas from the best ma… *wink*

  9. chinnee says:

    wah…claypot chicken rice, so nice…one of my favourite dish too, hard to find good ones nowadays…

    The Giddy Tiger says: Homecooked ones are always the best!

  10. Hi Mom! Since she reads. 😛

    What a special lady. And sounds like open minded too. Embracing technology and such.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, indeed she is 🙂

  11. may says:

    oooh, someone else gave me this homework too! I’ll do this when I’m back in Sydney.

    I’d say my mom’s a pretty good chef as well… *grin*

    The Giddy Tiger says: I’ll bet! Did she get that assam fish curry cooked for ya?

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  13. pablopabla says:

    I’m glad I know you mum 😉

    Now I can pester her to cook all those lovely dishes. Hmm…no wonder your bro loves food as much as I am. Hahahaha!

    The Giddy Tiger says: And my Mom reads your blog too! She’ll ask you to cook for her in return…I gave her your food blog url already!

  14. Chen says:

    Mums are always the best 🙂

    Wow, your mum even reads your blog !!! 😀

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yep!

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