SOUNDS LIKE YOU WERE QUITE THE DIS­CI­PLINAR­IAN.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Relative Values -

Denise: She was a mu lao hu (ti­gress in Chi­nese) – all my friends were afraid of her! When Ger­ald and I were naughty, Mum would chase us around the house with her cane. Once, in pri­mary school, I came home to see her lug­ging her suit­cases to­wards the door. My brother was cling­ing to her arms, and she was say­ing, “I’m fed up. I’m leav­ing!”.

I burst into tears and begged her not to go. Then she said: “I just wanted to teach you a les­son so that you know how im­por­tant Mummy is.” Af­ter that, she made our favourite dishes for lunch.

(Laughs) Mum ruled us with an iron fist, but never failed to show her love for us.

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