With dear Aida!
Sorry Li Yen to have this photo here as both photos taken were with your eyes closed. She is Li Yen the friendly journalist from Epoch Times.
Interview in process…
Single mom rocks!
Post interview photoshoot from the Epoch Times
Group selfies to end the interview!
Epoch Times Interview Questions:
1) Is it hard to be a single mother?
I would say its challenging but the experience is certainly fruitful. Kids had grown to be closer to me and more independent after slowly coming to terms that Daddy and Mummy no longer loved each other and would still love them unconditionally.
2) As a single mothers and entrepreneur, what are the challenges?
Being entrepreneur in the initial stage does takes up more time and commitment to make things work. The challenges come when I would need to attend events or networking sessions in the evening instead of spending time with the kids. I would need to manage this carefully to ensure I am spending enough quality time with the kids.
Motherhood brought me to a whole loads of new perspective in life. It taught me that life is not to be taken for granted. Health, happiness, laughter, love and even tears and precious gift by God to make us appreciate life better despite the trials in life and to remain strong and passionate about life with our love ones makes it such a strong force that I would love to inspire women out there who’s had an unfulfilled dream. The kids are my main source of motivation in life and seeing them grow each day with their many firsts and their hugs and kisses recharged me with such energy for the next day.
4) Have you ever felt judged being a single mother? How? When?
Some people who heard that I am a single mom would start to feel sorry for me. The decision to be a single mom was not made overnight, it was decided after 8 years of trying to make the marriage work. For me, this decision allowed me to discover more about myself , to be happier as a mummy,to pursue the passion I never dreamt I could. I chose to ignore whatever sympathy I am getting and face it with a smile that depicts the strong zest in life that I am having.
Motherhood had moulded me to be a better person. A person filled with more patience, empathy, expressive and that life is too short not to enjoy the moments being a mother.
6) What is your greatest joy as a mother?
Witness their laughter and happiness. To see the kids having the ability to love and be able to love/respect people around them. Having the 3 kids playing together so amiable despite the numerous arguments and supporting each other as sibling. Just having them by my side, all the moments just seemed so precious and worth living for.
I am a firm mother who believed a lot in values and family bonding. I do not require my kids to be scholars but they must know to love/respect/help people. Having the right EQ is crucial for them to be happy in life. I am very generous with my hugs and kisses and I miss/love you to my children and sparing no moments to ensure that I love them. I aspire to be a mummy that they could be proud of. A mummy who dares to dream and pursue a dream where life is too short to be wasted.
8) What’s one thing you’d like all of us non single moms to know about single motherhood?
Single mom work 10 folds harder to be a better mother so that their children would not be shortchanged anyway in being loved. We do not need sympathy and we made the decision to move on for the better!
To grow up happily and healthily with the capacity to love and be loved by others.
10) What do you want to receive most from your children on Mother’s Day?
A medley of hugs/kisses and I love yous!