We don’t get to pick our mother, but if we did, I still would have chosen Nengkoy.
My spirit of self-sufficiency has come largely from my mother. Her generosity, resilience and sense of humor got my siblings and me easily passed through from bad times when we were kids. And now these are the qualities I try to offer my own nephews and nieces.
I have always believe that Nengkoy has the sweetness and chicness of Barbie yet possess the heart and strong-mindedness of Joan of Arc. This Mother’s Day, let me honor Nengkoy for being such a fierce little woman!
O, taray diba?! Happy Mother’s Day Nanay…