A Mother’s Day special from our friends
Hasn’t mum always been there through the ups and downs of life? She will never fail to be your loudest cheerleader, loyal protector and favourite cook. Here, Carmen Ow, Jorim Chua, Marilyn Lum and Rasina Rubin share with us heartfelt tribute to their mothers.
You show me that strength does not need to be physical and the meaning of sacrifice when you constantly place our family’s needs above yours.
Always encouraging and telling me to try again when I fall.
And thank you for loving me unconditionally and giving me the best.
I thank God all the time for choosing you to be my mummy because you’ve been a miracle in my life. I hope that I have made you proud and given you as much joy as you have to me.
Happy Mother’s Day to my Queen. I love you!
JORIM CHUA FOR DR IROSHINI CHUA
You have always been there and are one of the greatest influences in my life in multiple ways. You have been kind, a good role model and you have had the courage to push me in the right direction. Your kindness has allowed me to be a more compassionate person in my actions, thoughts and words. Having such a wonderful role model in my life has made me want to be like you – a strong, independent and capable person so that I can help others just like you have. Finally, you having the courage to push me to do my best has helped me achieve things that I would not even fathomed to be possible years ago. The best part is, you have done it all without a second thought and for that I am forever grateful. You have been there every step of the way and I have learnt so much from you. I am truly lucky that I am able to call you mom. All I hope is that I can repay the kindness and love you have given me someday, in some form, but right now all I can really say, with all my heart: I love you, Mom.
MARILYN LUM FOR JENNY CHIN
Thank you, mom, for showing me what it takes to be a good mother to my children, Philip and Robert. A precious keepsake you gifted me on my 21st birthday was this pair of Bvlgari earrings, which brings back such fond memories of time spent with you and all the amazing adventures we had together in my youth. Even though it’s just a piece of jewellery, it represents to me your endorsement of the woman that I had become and your unwavering love for me. Wishing all mums a Happy Mother’s Day. You have our appreciation, gratitude and love!
RASINA RUBIN FOR JAYA MOHIDEEN
This year will be the first time we celebrate a Zoom Mother’s Day. I have not seen you in over a month and it looks like we can
only meet for a wonderful belated Mother’s Day lunch hopefully next month.
I am so grateful for everything you have tirelessly done for myself and the family. You have always been a pillar of strength to your siblings, dad, my brother, Sienna and all our extended family. You are so incredibly devoted to us all and we are very, very blessed.
You are also a great role model with so many notable achievements both professionally and personally. And yet, you always remain extremely humble. It is this humility which defines who you are as a leader and influential dealmaker.
I am very proud of you having been conferred the Knighthood, Commander of The House of Orange-Nassau, by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and most recently the Commander First Class of The Order of the Lion of Finland, by President Sauli Niinistö. You were also awarded the Wolfert van Borselen Medal by the Mayor and City of Rotterdam, which I remember when we were all living in Brussels.
You are a true inspiration to me and to women all around the world. Thank you for everything you do for us. I love you with all my heart. Happy Mother’s Day!
Lots of love,