Mayor: Enjoy a Meal and Chat with Mom on Mother’s Day
On May 14, Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the opening press conference for a series of Mother’s Day activities organized by the Taipei Immigrant Women and Family Service Center. In addition to conveying his well-wishes to moms around the world, he also wrapped Vietnamese spring rolls and called upon dads and sons to help moms in their day-to-day chores whenever possible.According to Ko, the only thing he has is gratitude for all mothers. He noted that he returned to Hsinchu the day before to enjoy a meal with his mother. He admitted that he forgot to bring any present, and his mom also paid for the meal. However, his mom was really happy, which made him feel good for spending time with her.Yet, he also mentioned that moms tend to grumble about their kids. Even though he’s already 58 years old this year, his mother still treats him like a 3-year old and nag him every day, as well as calling him on phone to complain who’s been berating him on TV commentary shows today. The mayor joked that it takes quite a lot of training to ignore mom’s complaint. The emcee added that while it’s fine to act as if not listening, it’s better for him to do what mom wants so it’ll save her from worrying too much.After the speech, the mayor joined the audience in wrapping Vietnamese spring rolls. Civil Affairs Commissioner Lan Shih-tsung and writer Siao Hong gave out carnations to the moms in the audience and wished them a happy Mother’s Day.