Ma is so underrated.
On my first day back, my mum brought me to the textile shop and told me to "zhao bu zhuo yi" (look for fabric to make clothes). I selected two, one which had a great colour for summer and the other, perfect for a cosy pair of pants. Altogether, it cost $22 for eight meter lengths.
This reminds me of a story my mum told us as kids.
Pregnant with her third child, my mum once used a 50 cents bus fare to buy ice-cream for her two children, knowing that she would have to walk in the heat and humidity for about an hour while taking care of the two little ones.
The sacrifices that she made to bring joys to her children is irreplaceable.
And she inspired me to make my own creations too. While she was sewing, I made a headband out of yellow and black buttons. Ma helped to sew the two ends of the headband together.