Di Bawoh Rang Ikang Kering
Random Ramblings of A Retired Retainer


Sunday, May 13, 2007
In spite of the crass commercialization, I wish all mothers a very pleasant and meaningful Mother's Day.
Even without P.Ramlee's "Ibu" or Whistler's famous painting, we love and revere our mother. A child whose face takes after his/her mother is believed to be successful in life as well as "sejuk", whatever that implies.
We trust our mother explicitly. We just know that our mother will take care of us. We never questioned what our mother gave us to drink, even if we could. How many mothers do you know give battery water to their babies? Mothers will always mother their children even after their children had children of their own. I am sure your own experience will attest to this.
Good manners and other important stuffs are learned at the mother's knee while all the unsavoury things are acquired at other joints. In light of the recent sexist remarks in Parliament, I am wondering whether some of our Yang Berhormat learned anything from their mother or if they had one in the first place.