What does the ideal Mother's Day mean to you? Going Places spent an afternoon asking three mother-children pairs. 


Samani and Adlina

Samani Buchek
Former Flight Attendant, Malaysia Airlines

“I’m thankful I’ve done my part in taking care of and raising the children. The best way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to have a quiet moment of togetherness with the children, just relaxing and talking.”

Adlina Azharuddin
Manager, Media and External Relations, Malaysia Airlines

“Mother’s Day should be celebrated every day! Nothing compares to the sacrifices my mom has made for us when we were growing up.”


Maureen and Yong Hua

Maureen Tey Siew Har
Executive, Corporate Safety Oversight, Malaysia Airlines

“Although my family always brings me out for a meal on Mother’s Day, I actually don’t need it to be spent in a special way. My wish is nothing goes wrong on that day!”

Ee Yong Hua
Licensed Aircraft Engineer, Malaysia Airlines

“My mom means a lot to me. She’s an inspiration and she supports me in everything I do. She works hard and gives me everything she can.”



Datin Viannie and Ezta

Datin Viannie Undikai
Property Investment and Socialite

“My ideal Mother’s Day is when my kids do something unexpected for me like cooking for me – even if it’s just nasi goreng – or my son setting the table or my daughter drawing me a card. It makes me feel special.”

Ezta Lye Mei Lian

“My mom is like my best friend. We go shopping and do our nails together and I can share my secrets with her.”




Special thanks to Pavilion Hilltop Mont’ Kiara – The High Point of Mont’ Kiara for the use of their premises for the photo-shoot; to Damiani for accessorising the models with their exquisite jewellery; and to A Cut Above for their expert hair styling and make-up.