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I came, I saw, I cheesed

May 09, 2006

My Mom

Most of you don’t get my obsession with cheese. To tell you the truth, I didn’t get it either.

But today, lemmi share a little secret with you.

One day, I asked mom whether she ate a lot of black soy sauce or chocolate ice cream or Godiva extra dark when she was pregnant with me, because I was slightly dissatisfied with the color of the product of her pregnancy.

Mom: No. In fact I drank a lot of milk leh. I’m surprised you turned out tanned. But you were very fair when you were much younger.

Cheesie: (stares at mom in utter disbelief) You drank milk? like, M-I-L-K milk?

Mom: Yea. Like fresh-from-the-udder ones. I wanted to make sure you had enough vitamins.

Cheesie: 0_o

Mom: Oh yea. When you were in my stomach, I had this weird craving for eggs and cheese every day, especially in the morning. Very strange huh. I didn’t even like cheese in the first place!


Well. Now you kinda get the idea no? It's in my vein! By the way, I was born in the rat year. =)

The reason why and how I got so obsessed with cheese doesn’t really matter a lot to me. The fact that my mom, who would rather eat bitter gourd raw than drinking milk actually consumed one big glass everyday when she was pregnant to make sure the baby turn out healthy and, uh, fair (although much to her and my disappointment) , struck me hard.

I will never understand the things a mom can and is willing to do for her children, perhaps until I actually become one myself.

I’m very very VERY VERY lucky to have one like you, mom. You are my family. It shocks me to even try to imagine what you have gone through for freaking two decades as the sole bread (and cheese) winner.

I can never understand how you managed to cope with these baby shit (pun intended) all by yourself. I myself am very headache about my several confusing altercheesegoes already. And you managed to multitask as my mom, my father, my nurse, my cook, my siblings, my counselor for good 22 years. And of course my lecturer (literally) and my bank too.

Sometimes my fashion advisor?

How many of you would actually wear matching tops with your mom?

How many of you actually share wadrobe with your mom?

I cannot ask for more. You have given me more than I deserve. Like I said before, I am your only and everything. But you can’t be my only and everything. That is so unfair. And that makes me feel like rotten shit, because I never feel what I have done for you is ever enough.

You are the most selfless and selfish person on the planet i know. You are so selfless you give everything to me, unconditionally. You are so selfish you give everything ONLY to me, unconditionally.

I couldn’t materialize several hopes that I have given you earlier, I’m very sorry. But the least I can do, I will eat more veggies, I will definitely try to sleep earlier. Promise.

All these while, I tried hard to become a person you will be proud of. It is not all about getting a full scholarship with 9A1s in an SPM cert, or appearing in another magazine ad, or looking extra photogenic on the right face, or winning some contest and be adorned with some fancy titles.


It all only matters, when one day somebody mentions my name, I see a contented smile on your face, and hear you utter softly, “that’s my daughter. And she is a wonderful daughter.”

Happy Birthday Mom. Love you cheesy lots.

40 people cheesed:

  • At 5/09/2006 10:35:00 AM, Blogger Albert said…

    *sniffs* You make me wanna give her a hug.

    ...and OMG! You're one of those studious fr... studious people from Seremban with 9A1s! (See who's the smart one now? You got more than twice my score.) Maybe you should make an appearance at schools and tell the kids your secret to success.

  • At 5/09/2006 10:44:00 AM, Anonymous CraSH said…

    indeed must be a very meaningful day for you and your mom! i would like to wish her a HAPPY HAPPY MAMA CHEESEDAY...
    dont worry, she is very happy with how you turn out. MAMA's are always unselfish to their cheese.. hehe..

  • At 5/09/2006 10:44:00 AM, Anonymous Ashley said…

    Been reading your diary for some time. Keep up the great work. It's so nice to see ppl appreciating their family these days.

    Btw, I read somewhere that the food your mum craves and eats during pregnancy often ends up the fav food of the child!

  • At 5/09/2006 10:44:00 AM, Blogger errr said…

    Say happy birthday to Mama Cheese for me pls. U r sure lucky to hv such a great mom. :)

  • At 5/09/2006 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous ronlim said…

    wah. birthday 5 days away from mother's day. you could hold a week-long celebration for her haha

    Interesting to see the tree that spawned the seedling :) or in this case the milk that made the cheese o_O

  • At 5/09/2006 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous lix said…

    I share sarongs with my mother, unlike pants and t's; sarongs fit all kinds of shape and sizes ;)

  • At 5/09/2006 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Frank said…

    this is a very nice post.your mum is very lucky to have a good daughter like u's good to see ur relationship wif ur mum is very close,similar to ur fren..not many ppl can have you're blessed=)

  • At 5/09/2006 01:10:00 PM, Blogger Victor, the naVICgaTOR said…

    happy birthday auntie cheesie~!

  • At 5/09/2006 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous blah said…

    so sweet.. and so near mother's day too.. and i still don't get why u have so many photos of yourself in such nice outfits.. u get any money out of it?

  • At 5/09/2006 02:00:00 PM, Blogger Angel said… touching..
    happy mother's day!!

  • At 5/09/2006 02:08:00 PM, Anonymous leanne said…

    awww so sweeeettt.... lol
    happy bday to cheesie's mom!

  • At 5/09/2006 02:10:00 PM, Anonymous Steph said…

    aww. i love how sweet this entry is, you have your mom's eyes... the both of you look so much alike! ;o)

  • At 5/09/2006 02:51:00 PM, Blogger First Aid said…

    Sigh, ur mom is a pure typical breed of Taurean, just like my mom. Your story makes me ponder about how great & superior our moms are, going through thick & thin just to please unthankful brats like us *sigh*.

    Anyhow/cheese, like Officer Cybil (Silent Hill) says; "A mother is god in the eyes of a child." 'preciate her while she is still here & promise yourself to get a good hubby that respect her & accept her of what she is. :)

    Convey my b'day wishes to her too if u could. (as if la she know me...perasan emo).

  • At 5/09/2006 02:58:00 PM, Anonymous secret said…

    Happy Birthday to Cheesy Mum! Hope you'll enjoy this special day with her....

    I'm sure she is proud to have you as her daughter. =)

  • At 5/09/2006 02:59:00 PM, Blogger Porkie said…

    That's so touching Princess. From the first time you talked about Mama Cheesie to the first time I saw you and her after Miss.Fasio, I could see how much you mean to each other :o) I've never seen such a strong bond before, its stronger than the strongest limburger cheese!!!

    I can certainly say for sure, she is proud of you already. Her mannerisms and the look in her eyes when you took the stage in Miss.Fasio and the Bridal Extravaganza definitely confirmed that :o)

    Happy Birthday Mama Cheesie!!
    I hope it is a wonderful day for her, she is most deserving of it for being such a loving an devoted mama!! ^__^

  • At 5/09/2006 03:00:00 PM, Blogger DarReNz said…

    wooh ... looks like a lot of mums birthdays on may .... my mum's on the 8th .....

  • At 5/09/2006 04:47:00 PM, Blogger cheesie said…

    Thanx Errr, Ashley, Crash, Ronlim, Lix, Frank, Navicgator,Blah, Angel, Leanne, Secret, Darrenz for comment. Will tell mom how much greeting she gets for her birthday this year. =)

    albert: but *i* dont have a MENSA cert like *you*. =(

    Steph: Both mom and i feel that we don't look alike at all. But some people say we do. =P

    Astro: Thanx alot. Taurus moms are the best! Haha.

    Porkie:Thanx porkie. Will invite her to have lunch together when you come back. =)

  • At 5/09/2006 05:04:00 PM, Blogger s0hp0h said…

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.. so sweet!!

    wah.. 9A1 *dizzy dizzy* geng wor.. hehe.

    u n ur mom do look a like le!! can tell whr u get ur features from.. ^^

    lastly.. happy birthday auntie cheesieeee!!

  • At 5/09/2006 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous fr0stie said…

    Happy Bday Mama Cheese !
    yer mom's way cool !
    w00t !
    *bows & salute*

  • At 5/09/2006 05:57:00 PM, Blogger funnycheese said…

    Happy Birthday to Mama Cheesie!

    You can invite ur Mom to come along when I go Seremban.

    Mama Cheesie, Queen of Cheesillicous Kingdom...hehe

  • At 5/09/2006 06:16:00 PM, Blogger Albert said…

    Aiya, you give me a Domino's card, I give you a Mensa card lah. 'sides you beat me at Minesweeper Flags kan? 'sides you haven't took the test kan?

    Anyway, a good noctor is at

  • At 5/09/2006 06:30:00 PM, Blogger ChocoMonster said…


    this post is so sweet!

    :) mother's day is comin up too :P

    you n ur mom look ahdorable !

    remember, people, love your mom everyday not only on mother's day!

  • At 5/09/2006 07:26:00 PM, Blogger cheesie said…

    Thank you peeps! I just called mom and passed all your greetings to her. She's very happy!

    When i get back to Seremban, i'm gonna show this comment page to her, and she'll be happier! =)

    Once again thank you so much.

    On behalf of Mommy Cheesie,



  • At 5/09/2006 07:30:00 PM, Blogger keer said…

    ur mum rawks and hot.. haha

  • At 5/09/2006 08:13:00 PM, Anonymous damion said…

    happy birthday mama cheese!!! :D

  • At 5/09/2006 08:31:00 PM, Blogger YU JIAN said…

    Happy Birthday Mrs.Cheese.

    That was one touching post. *sniff*

    Btw, in response to someone who said whatever your mother eats during pregnancy affects your preference for that particular food, I'd just like to say: NOT TRUE.

    When she was carrying me, my mum ate tofu like it was the only food left in the world. Today, I WON'T even touch tofu even if it's the last food in the world ... and we ran out of rocks.

    Anyhow, good post. Your mum's one lucky lady ... I mean cheese.

  • At 5/09/2006 09:10:00 PM, Anonymous carol said…

    hi cheesie, that was a darned sweet post of yours! haha..wah, gorgeous AND smart. There are people who would kill for tht, lol. kidding. :) anyway, happy birthday to your mum!!
    and yes, mothers are some of the most sacrificial, selfless people on earth! I heart my mummy a LOT too! :D

  • At 5/10/2006 12:36:00 AM, Blogger eunice said…

    Happy birthday to ur Mum! I felt happy to share the same birthdate with ur Mum! Taurus rulez! :p

  • At 5/10/2006 12:43:00 AM, Blogger a2blog said…

    hey cheesie.. nice tribute to your mama.. happy birthday to her too.. rather.. happy belated birthday!

    my mama's b'day's this friday.. and i'm too far to go back to spend time with her. :(

  • At 5/10/2006 01:16:00 AM, Blogger cheesie said…

    Thanx for the comment Yu Jian, Keer, Damion and Carol. =)

    Hey Eunice! Happy (belated) birthday!

    a2blog:Give her a ring! (whichever ring you deem fit.) =P

  • At 5/10/2006 05:05:00 AM, Blogger Porkie said…

    Cheesie: Welcome Princess :o) Looking forward to the lunch/dinner ^_^

  • At 5/10/2006 07:16:00 AM, Blogger Mei said…

    Wow! You both really do wear the same outfits, and share the same wardrobe :)

    Btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTY! *belated now*

  • At 5/10/2006 08:56:00 AM, Blogger a2blog said…

    hmm.. not a bad idea.. thanks!

    I'll be flying back home next month though.. =)

  • At 5/10/2006 04:21:00 PM, Blogger Kelly Siew said…

    awwww... make me miss home now...

    i share wardrobe with my mom too... but the frustrating thing is, she's slimmer than me, so she's always calling me fat... ah well.

    ur mom's bday quite close to mother's day eh? supposed u'll be celebrating both at one?

  • At 5/10/2006 07:04:00 PM, Blogger CF said…

    hey...9A1 lass from Seremban...surprisingly, u dont look nerdy at dont u look at least abit nerdy while in form 5? lol...oh i know how it feels when u look 'normal' while doing great in school~~ :D
    with results like tat, im oso surprised tat u obtained a scholarship doing creative/design course? in LKW instead of doing those stereotyped technical courses like engineering,IT or more common~~ medic/dentistry...I am guessing that sure got ur auntie/uncle/2 ma/ku che/frens' parents asking u how come u didnt do medic/engine etc ....but u know what, by the end of the day, its ur interest/passion tat drives screw wat ppl said, right? :P

    And, IMO, this particular entry really reveals the other side of u..i mean most of the entries are laced wif bimbo-ness...who knows u got brains behind tat cheesy exterior?...oh and tats a real sweet tribute to ur mum too...yea, Taurus mums are great!

  • At 5/10/2006 07:16:00 PM, Blogger cheesie said…

    CF: In fact, i was the lazy girl who never studied nor went for a single tuition class. The result was plain luck.

    Anyway, yes you're right. I had to pick up all my relatives' jaws from the floor when they found out i was gonna do Mass Comm. But thank cheesus mom supported 100% all the way.

    In fact i think if i went into med/engineering course, i might long have been a drop-out selling dvds in chee cheong kai now. ;P

    Thanx for dropping a comment! =)

  • At 5/11/2006 12:37:00 AM, Anonymous sooyin said…

    awww...that's such a nice post...=)) happy belated birthday wishes to your mum!

  • At 5/11/2006 07:05:00 AM, Anonymous joe17301 said…

    Wow... it's really nice to see you so proud of your mom. I'm sure all of us gonna wish to make our mom proud one day.
    I know, this is one of my biggest wish in the whole world. Thank you for lovely post, cheesie-sama.

  • At 5/14/2006 08:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My Mom a Taurus too....
    Yeah, Taurus Mom the best!!!


  • At 5/18/2006 03:12:00 PM, Blogger Tiger said…

    Amazing, amazing....!!
    But definitely I won't share same wadrobe with my mum.


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