Sunday, January 15, 2012

"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights." - Terri Guillemets



My mother and I are as different as night and day. While I shy away from attention, she loves it. Example? She has no qualms about menyumbangkan satu dua lagu at a public event. She likes it. You want me to do that? Give me at least 1K, then we’ll discuss about it. But to be fair (to me), she is a good singer, she even used to enter singing contest all the time back in her anak dara days. I couldn’t even sing to save my life.

Did you know she’s an awesome athlete too? She used to play all kind of sports and is now obsessed with her aerobic, bowling and what not. Aku? I’m the worst kaki bangku you’ll ever know. Bowling pun aku tak main; “The ball is too berat for my tiny hands” is my famous excuse.

My mom is a passionate social worker and the only ‘social work’ I do is my monthly potong gaji contribution to one kids charity organization. I’m just too lazy for all that. My mom can sew just about anything; letak satu gambar depan dia and voila, the dress will be ready. She sewed my Nikah dress, which I love wholeheartedly and my flower girls dresses too. And me, the only sewing I do is jahit butang baju. The sewing machine and I, we just have no chemistry.

Mom loves chatting up to strangers, yes she does! Strangers in the elevator, at the mall, in the surau, at the sundry shop, strangers anywhere! She’s super friendly like that. I am so not! Like most super friendly and super ceria people (people who project extreme emotion, if you get what I mean), my mom is super penyedih too. Aku much much more macho in that sense. Oh she cried 2-3 times the 2 times she watched Ombak Rindu while aku tak ada perasaan sedihpun.

My super bubbly Ibu loves super bright colours; red, turqoise, fuchsia, orange, you name it, she loves all ‘em bright colours. I feel awkward in those colours, which is why you almost always see me in black, blue, brown, all the boring earth tones. Fashion wise boleh kata, she’s more adventurous. She likes dressing up, putting on pretty make up with matching handbags and shoes, smelling so harum macam she just stepped out from perfume bath. Again I’m just too lazy for all that. I’m such a simple girl.

Oh she likes fancy stuffs too. While my current iPhone cover is white with pastel polka dots, hers is bling bling bling of silver and bright blue diamante. While my house curtain is greenish brown with no fancy details, hers are red with the heaviest scallops and fanciest frills. My dad pernah cakap, “Kalau nak beli barang untuk Ibu, beli yang Yanti paling tak suka”, because our tastes are just too different. Hehehe.

Sebenarnya banyak lagi our differences but yeah, it doesn’t matter pun. What matters, she brought me into this world, cares for me, teaches me so many things I know and loves me unconditionally. I am forever indebted in so many ways. We may be miles apart most of the time but I miss her all the time we’re away and enjoy every moment that we get to be together. Happy birthday Ibu, thank you for the 30 years of your life spent as my mother. I love you more than you’ll ever know.

11 comments:

jemot said...

Aaahh bestnya baca. I wonder if one day my daughter tulis entry sebegini, apalah descriptionnnya about me. hehehehe

reena said...

“Kalau nak beli barang untuk Ibu, beli yang Yanti paling tak suka”. LOL too cute! Happy birthday, Ibu. Moga Ibu dipanjangkan umur, dimurahkan rezeki selalu dan sentiasa dirahmati Allah.

Rin said...

Kihkihkih. Mak saya pun ramah dgn stranger. Shopping mall, hospital, bus station. Hari pertama hantar anak-anak ke asrama dia yg dulu dapat kawan baru.

SITI said...

Happy birthday, Ibu kak Yanti.

paghoh said...

happy birthday aunty! btw ko adalah friendly. better than aku. I wish i can be super friendly like your mom.

hajah hasliza hj hassan said...

Tq so much dearest 'girl' which I used to call during her primary school time. Manja sangat bunyi nya. 'ofkos' I sayang my children only two of u aje pun tanpa belah bagi. Tk pernah rasa ada perbezaan between two of us sbb u r my only daughter walaupun now ada daughter inlaw n son in law. I always want the best for both of u. Kalau boleh nk buat semuanya for both of u..the moment u r bernikah ibu rasa ke hilangan anak...what ever incident I FEEL theres no one to cling to but u r still there and sabar to dengar my bebelan...I 'm not aperfect ibu but always try to make all of u termasuk my darling....happy to be at home.. Love u dear may Allah always protect us n tq for giving me CUCU yg sangat disayangi n rindui...tq Allah

Marliza Radzi said...

OK terharu Ibu komen! Haha. Thanks adik ipar, tolong kasi Ibu baca ;D

AyinEmran said...

Awwhh, nangis lagi.

Alin Marlini said...

Selamat Hari Lahir Auntie...hehehehe..maybe anak Am dah besar nanti baru Am akan jadi cam ibu kot..hehehe

dura m. said...

Am..u and ur mom are too sweet...

I miss my mom even more now. Glad that i hugged her several times before i leave kluang this morning..

cik tudung senget said...

aww,so sweet u n ur mother =) making me missing my mom.and now i know where u get the writing skill =)