Mother’s Day Interview



mom and me

Growing up, I was always told I look like my mom. If you asked her, she would say “of course, because you’re beautiful” but I don’t know if I see the resemblance. Besides the physical, we do have a lot of other things in common. We both are creative. But she takes her creativity out in other ways. My mom is an AMAZING singer. Ever since I could remember, we’ve always had a karaoke machine in our house and she’d always be singing. Her favorites were the classics: Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley and lots of Chinese music that I still don’t fully understand. But her passion is Chinese Opera. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard it before, but it’s super high pitched. It’s unbelievable the sounds she can make with just her voice. (Not so fun when you’re home from college break, hung over and sleeping in the next room).

Other than that, my mom is the most caring person I’ve ever met. She’s always been there for me in difficult times and in happy times. She’s my number one cheerleader and always gives me the best advice. I didn’t always listen but regardless of that she’s always there to give me a hug and to tell me everything is going to be ok. If I ever needed any kind of emotional support without any judgement, she’s the one I can always turn to.

So in celebration of mother’s day, I thought it’d be fun to ask my mom a few questions about me and my photography. Hope you enjoy!

What was I like as a child?

cute, little girl (see above)

What did you want me to be when I grew up?

to be a loving person

What did you think when I said I wanted to become a photographer

shock (and then she made the face with her eyes and mouth open)

What do you think of my photography now?

long pause—- if you are happy with your life and profession then that’s all I can ask for.

Which image of mine is your favorite?

It’s an old one, but the one that’s hanging up in Kasier on the fifth floor. The one with the yellow flower… (I had no idea which one she was talking about). Ok, then the one you sent me on Monday (she was talking about my monthly newsletter that everyone gets when they sign up) of all the houses. It’s so different.

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Taken from Tokyo Skytree

Happy Mother’s day to all the mamas out there. Hope your day is special.