My mum is a little bit like me, she’s little (just 1,50 metres) and totally clumsy.
When the photo was taken, we stood outside because my mum claimed she forgot the camera in our car. So she ran outside until she remembered that she held it in her other hand.
This photo was shot at prom night. Me and others in my year got the “Abitur” (german qualification for university entrance) and this was our night.
Until then it was not easy for my mum seeing me choosing other ways to grow up, how I just was different than others since I took history and geography as my A-Levels. (“Why do yo take those subjects? Why not math and German like the others? How can you become a doctor without math and German and all the other important subjects? Why do you not want to be a doctor or engineer? Why math and German are not your major?” Asian parents always want their children to be doctors or engineers or dentists or teachers.) Though I almost failed in calculus, had my problems in communication rules and didn’t understand right away what German poets wanted to say, my mum always was by my side. Somehow she understood that I just have to learn at the evenings, often sat there until 4 am and slept in until 1pm. My weird habits didn’t annoy her much after a certain time.
Now I am through with the final exams in my A-Levels and I got my “Abitur”, I think she’s proud of me.
I think the photo shows that pretty good.
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