Sunday, 13 May 2007

Happy Mother's Day!...

"Syurga Di Bawah Tapak Kaki Ibu"

~Malay Proverb~


Sigh...

The wireless system has gone bonkers, thus the late post...

Today, like everyone knows, is Mother's Day...So, today's post is dedicated to the most important person in my life: My Mum...



My Mummy and me getting our hair done...


Dear Mum,

It seems like just yesteday I was a tiny brat,
In little frilly skirts and ribbons, and yes, a little too fat,
I'd drive you up the wall, and you will sigh and groan,
"There lar, never listen", you'd say, when I broke my bone.

So it happens I broke my hand twice, not once,
And was a pesky little patient, for a couple of months,
You'd yell, and scream, and punish me too,
But I know you sayang me, just like I sayang you.

We used to do everything together, just you and me,
That's why I still come back every week, so with you I'd be,
We quarrel and squabble, and often disagree,
But don't we agree, the King of Rock is Elvis Presley?

We both love shoes: there'r never too many for our feet,
Guess what? Daddy's thanking God we weren't born as a milipede!
Which isn't so bad, when you really think about it,
Hey! All the more shoes for our darling little feet...

There was an advert in the tv that asked: Have you hugged your mum today?
The answer is of course! If we're together, we hug everyday!
But the day will come when I have to go my way,
Don't worry, mummy; like now, I'll call everyday.

You stand tall when I do well,
"That's my daughter!", to everyone you'd tell,
Today I'm going to do the same, on this very blog, for all to see,
You know that lady in the picture? She's MY mummy!

You always say you don't know what you'd do without me,
But really, I do wonder, how can that be?
Because it's really me who should say,
Without you, where would I be today?

You always say I very bising when I am around,
Then complain the house's a library when I'm nowhere to be found,
Don't they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder?
And really, that's the special relationship of Mother and Daughter.

Thank you for everything Mummy, and I love you!!!...


Love always from your pesky little, noisy little, penyibuk little daughter,
Daph


Today's dedication is also to my grandma, Umi, Godma and aunties...

To all the mother's out there: Kak Yati (Aisya's mum), Ju-Eng, Aunty June, Shashi, Mrs Das, Pn Yasmin, Pn Nalini, Sister Rosalyn, Sister Kalwant, Sister Suppamah, Aunty Sarojini (Nisha's mum), Aunty Tan (Yean Mei's mum), Aunty Chow (Ae Mi's mum) and Aunty Soon (VJ's mum)...a special mention to you too...

And to dear Ae Mi, here's one 'Mother's Day' greeting to you for your darling Baby Max...


To all Blogger-Mummy's: MarinaM, Nuraina A Samad, Jenn, Kak Teh, Elviza, Ruby Ahmad, Raden Galoh, here's an online Mother's Day greeting, too!

To Pi Bani, here's a Mother's Day greeting to you for being the 'mothers' of all those PLWHA's... and to Jacqui, here's a Mother's Day greeting to you too for being the 'mother' of all those nephews and nieces of yours!


And finally (phew!), a Happy Mother's Day Greeting to all the mothers of the world for being the movers of civilisation *Ahem...Men, take note*...

PS: I believe yesterday was Nurses Day...Due to the terrible wireless, I could not post anything, so here's a belated wish to all nurses: Happy Nurses Day!

23 comments:

Pi Bani said...

That was very sweet of you, Daph. Hmmm... I do seem to have so many "children", don't I?

aLz said...

so cute.... =)

aemi said...

Dear Nai,

Hhahah.. considering you're my 'Nai' I should be wishing you Happy Mother's Day too! Or is it Happy Grandma's Day?

Umm.. either way.. you have greetings from.. Buddy (the dog), Inu Chan (the other dog), Pancake Ben, Elly, Piggyboo, Geoffrey, Goatee, Bip Bop (the rabbit), Bage bage (the Cabbage), MAS pillow (don't ask me how i got a MAS pillow.. hehe), bolstersie, 2 D Bill, 2 namely bears, woody, 2 mashimaros, ninja turtle, transformer, darth tater the potato anddddddd Scotty :)

And of course Daphne - your flower..

Heheh.. :)

Muakz!

aemi said...

Ohh.. and I forget your umm.. Grandson-in-law too!!

Daphne Ling said...

AeMi,

I got MAS pillow too ;) Two of them! So yeah, I know how you got them...*Wink*...

Aiya, you just gotta ask lar: They give you one...If you get a nasty fella: Just start going "I paid soooo much for my fare, pillow also cannot take home ar?!?"...

Sure give one after that...Kekeke...

And yes, thanks for the wishes from all my cucu-cicit...

aemi said...

Thanks Nai.. about Max..

He's grown so much now.. running around and everything.. sigh.. if only i can be with him.. but I think I miss the baby Max better.. the one that grumbles about bathing.. the one who clings to me when he's sick and laughs with me in his baby laugh.. the one who crawls at top speed to the door every morning when I come..

Sigh..

And Happy Mother's Day to you too nai.. to you from Baby Chee Keong through me.. hehe.. :)

Aunty Josephine Lee said...

That was such a lovely poem, Daphne Dear! Your mother has every reason to be proud of you! I'm not even your mother and I already feel this way so I can imagine your mum's heart swelling with pride. Cheers

ruby ahmad said...

Awwww...thank you for the lovely mention. How wonderful indeed.

Memang, shurga di bawah tapak kaki ibu. That's how high a regard we should have for our mums minute to minute. Bagai kan kata2 lagu, 'Ibu..Ibu..Engkau lah ratu hati ku'....ahh..how true.

I have a Jewish proverb I used in an inter alumni debate two years ago: 'God can't be everywhere, therefore he made Mothers'.

Will add this post in my entry. Cheers dear.

J.T. said...

I am borrowing Pi Bani's words... So sweet of you, Daph. Thanks for acknowledging my work in spoiling those two little brats. (only one niece and one nephew) My precious little thorns... oops... I mean precious little angels. ;)
Hope you had a good weekend and please wish your mum for me.

Jenn said...

thanks Daphne!

Anonymous said...

You can really write girl. That was such a beautiful and heart warming poem. Truly beautiful. I'm sure your mom is very proud of you.

Kit said...

new blog, on mother's day. lol

http://www.xanga.com/kizzzy

i shall always remember u owe me hor fun. :)

elviza said...

Sista,

thankssssss a million... so thoughtful of you...

Raden Galoh said...

Daph...you are so sweet dear...thank you and I think you too have a very strong motherly heart so I would like to wish you the same too for having the space for another person in your heart...so selfless...loving with boundary to colour, race or religion...

Raden Galoh said...

eh...the 'with' is supposed to be 'without'...typo la pulak...sorry sis!

jimi said...

Daphne, tentulah IBU antara manusia terbaik di dunia. Kan, Syurga itu bawah telapak kakinya. Yes, men do take notice. Err termasuklah yours truly. Hahaha.

aemi said...

Actually ah nai.. I forgot to tell you.. I have MAS pillow right.. because YOU have them..

Remember I went to your house over night before I went off to UK?

And you were telling me how comfy they are..

So.. even when my plane was stranded in Manchester for like 3 hours.. I still remember to get one for myself.. bwahahahahahah

See la.. all your bad influence.. hehe

Anonymous said...

HAVE YOU SEEN THE DOCTOR YET YOU NAUGHTY GIRL?

I am just kidding about the naughty girl part. But really, have you seen the doctor? Not that I care about you or what. It's really selfish reasons which make me ask you if you have seen a doctor because if soemthing happens to you, whose blog am I going to read?

I am kidding again ;)! But really please check it out with the doctor, for you sake and mine as well. I am worried!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Alz,

I meant to answer you the other day, but your blog is a private one huh? Anyway, my place is opposite the Ipoh Stadium, and thanks for dropping by...=)

aLz said...

not a prob, this shall be one of my most visited blog fr now on..hehe =)

Tunku Halim said...

That's a good post, Daphne. A mother's role is second to none!

Kak Teh said...

daphne, thank you and sorry abt this late reply. I have been internetless for FOUR days! I was going crazy.
Thank you for your notes in my blog too...will be back with vengeance next week!

Anonymous said...

Waa... you guys have that little pillow? Heheh...thats cute!

I've just lost my little brother's MAS pillow....and desperately looking for it. And accidently my searching-effort bought me here in your blog...hehe!! Cute!!