Mothers Day surprise for teacher

(From left) Chai, Ang, Yee, Kai Ling and The Italian Baker product manager Sanvie Chew Lee Fung at the prize-giving event.

A TECHNICIAN was determined to win a car as a Mothers Day gift for his wife as well as to demonstrate his and his children’s love and appreciation for her.

And he did, by sending in 40 entries to the Massimo Mothers Day Contest 2019.

Yee Chun Yip’s wife, Chai Sik Fen, was all smiles as her husband’s determination paid off with her winning a Perodua Bezza GXtra valued at RM36,290.

“I just wanted to show the children’s love for their mother who is affectionate and doting,” said Yee, 58, at the prize-giving ceremony at FFM Bhd’s premises in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

He added that the entries varyingly had his, Chai’s or their children’s names.

“My husband buys Massimo bread every day for our family.

“This is really a pleasant surprise,” said Chai, who teaches at SJK(C) Yu Ying in


The 51-year-old thought it was a scam when she received a call about the win, and only believed it was genuine after receiving an email confirming her as the grand-prize winner.

“This is a very meaningful Mothers Day present,” said the mother of three children aged between 14 and 23.

Yee, from Kampar, also won a RM50 shopping voucher in the contest.

“I have been eating Massimo bread since it was introduced in the market eight years ago because I am satisfied with its quality,” he added.

At the ceremony, The Italian Baker Sdn Bhd (wholly owned by FFM Bhd) national sales manager Ang Kian Wah presented a mock car key to Chai, in the presence of her husband and 23-year-old daughter Yee Kai Ling.

Ang said it was the fifth year the company organised a contest in conjunction with Mothers Day.

“We always try to celebrate Mothers Day to recognise the value of mothers,” he said, adding this was the first time a car was offered as grand prize.

The Mothers Day contest, which is a reflection of Massimo holding true to the values and qualities of nurturing mothers, had more than RM90,000 in prizes.

Aside from Chai, one won RM5,000 worth of shopping vouchers, 15 others received RM500 of shopping vouchers each and another 50 people won RM200 each in shopping vouchers.

On top of that, 640 participants walked away with RM50 shopping vouchers as the weekly prizes over eight weeks.

To enter the contest, customers just needed to buy any of the five participating Massimo products and accumulate at least three points.

The contest themed “Mum, I Love You” received over 45,000 entries.

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