WHY DO YOU CALL YOUR MUM YOUR SUPERHERO, DENISE?
Denise: When I was about six or seven, it struck me that Mum wouldn’t be around forever. I panicked and asked her: “Mum, can you not die, please? I want you to live forever.” And she, knowing how much I loved Wonder Woman, replied: “Of course I won’t die. Mummy is Wonder Woman!” (Laughs)
Mum gave up a good career as a registered nurse in England to look after my older brother, Gerald, and me.
Richeal: Those days, my husband worked through the week, running his own clinic. We didn’t have domestic helpers and I was with the kids 24/7. I was lucky that my parents helped me out once a week, to give me time away from my two mischievous children. because she doesn’t plan – she buys ingredients only on the day itself. She also doesn’t clean as she cooks , so the kitchen’s messy when she’s done.
Denise: Th at ’s why I don’t do Pe ra naka n food, which takes a long time to prepare. I make easy meals like risotto.
Richeal: Personality-wise, she’s like her father – he’s an outgoing and passionate showman who loves to sing and used to be in a band.
Denise: Actually, Mum used to perform in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera,
The Mikado, in school; so did my father.