A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take ~ Cardinal Mermillod
It was an emotional afternoon for me yesterday watching The Way Home, a korean mother's day special movie on 8tv. It is such a simple movie, with a remote village as the main stage. The main actors are a spoiled city boy and an old, really old woman. The movie is obviously a tearjerker if you have a close relationship with your grandparents. Anyway, while reading the trivia on this movie, check this out:
The 78-year-old villager and non-actress 'Eul-boon Kim' had not only never performed in a movie before 'Jibeuro', but she had never before *seen* a film. She was found during an extensive talent search among real rural village people by director Lee Jeong-hyang to play the lead role of the stoic, heroic mute grandmother.Dejavu huh? Something like the "God must be crazy" movie, where the actor is from a non-acting background. I like this kind of movie because then u can see the genuine expression. That boy from the city. There was 1 scene in the movie where he wanted a KFC. Aduh mak. Mana lah si nenek nak tahu apa itu KFC except knowing that the sign that the boy made is a chicken. SO she went out and find that chicken and steam it. The boy cried and scold the grandma because the chicken should be fried, not steamed. Aduh, sedih oo tengok citer camnih. And part yang nenek dia kene tinggal kat pekan tuh? huhu... arrghhhh sedih.
i was sad at how the boy treated his grandma. My relationship with my grandma was like that, but exactly the opposite. Its like di mana my grandma is, di situ lah saya ada. She taught me everything that i should know. Hehe... i remember potong rumput dari akarnyer the whole day... twice a year, before gawai and christmas. to us kids when we were small, its such a big hill okay. huhu. Seksa aaaa.. my grandma, me and my sister would shave the whole hill of grass. The idea is that if it grows again, it will grow slowly. So we won't have to go through all the hard work again. Another thing that she taught me is to how to cook the lemang and which bamboo is suitable to cook em. I think i watched all the P. Ramlee's movie with her. And also Fall Guy, a famous show back in the early 80s. Hehe... She also taught me how to cook when i was in primary school. I was a good kid. Was.. no pun intended. Haha... In fact, i think i learn a lot about life from her and i miss her so so much. So, sumuk, wherever u are, Happy Mother's Day. (ps: my grandma was awarded The Mother of the Year back in 1994. Will write about it some other time.)
Happy mother's mama. I'm very thankful for having you in my life. May your days be blessed with joy and kindness. I love you and take care always. I'll be seeing you end of this month ;)
And to all mothers, mother-to-be, single fathers, Happy Mothers Day. You are all special :)