Every day is Mother’s Day


May 11, 2015 7:48 PM

Ooi Family, 1979
The Ooi family, 1979

If it wasn’t for every one posting updates and retro-tastic photos of their moms on Facebook I would have totally forgotten that it was Mother’s Day yesterday. That is because I don’t celebrate Mother’s Day. Why? Because every day is Mother’s Day son!

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The Ooi Family, 1981

But then she called me …

Mom: ‘Cus.
Me: Hi mom.
Mom: What day is it?
Me: I don’t know? Sunday?
Mom: What day IS IT?
Me: I really don’t know.
Mom: Mother’s Day!
Me: Oh shit son!

and now I feel guilty. So here’s a tribute to my mother. My mom is great because:

  • Everything I know about women, I learnt from her.
  • Everything I know about cooking, I also learnt from her.

    Hi mom. I fed myself well tonight. Pork congee with dried squid and carrot. :9

    A photo posted by Marcus Ooi (@real_mooiness) on

  • She’s always asking me, “Have you eaten?”
  • Her sense of humour. Like that time she gave me a matrimonial charm because she thought my looks and personality weren’t good enough to get her a daughter-in-law. Hahah good one mom! What? You really meant that? 🙁
  • Showing me how to be good to your parents.

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Oh and one last thing – she’s great because she didn’t marry that other guy and married my dad instead, thus giving birth to me and my brother. 🙂

Mom and dad's 40th anniversary, 2013
Mom and dad’s 40th anniversary, 2013

2 thoughts on “Every day is Mother’s Day

  1. june

    Awwww, reading this makes me miss you and your family. Send love to Aunty Jessmyne please, she was so hot hor. Too bad she had no daughters to pass those good looks on to. – looks at you and Marv *snigger 😛

    I was in your hometown some weeks back and thought of you guys too!

    Come to SG soon!

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