PETALING JAYA: A diploma in patience, a degree in compassion, a Masters in love and a PhD in devotion this is how a daughter described her mother.
When it comes to mothering, my mum graduates with top honours, said R. Indhumathy, 28, a marketing executive from Seremban.
Her message that sums up her feelings for her mother bagged the grand prize in the Nestle/Star Online Mothers Day contest.
Expressed in not more than 50 words, her entry was ajudged the best of the 4,000 submitted. She won RM2,500, a Nestle hamper, an Estee Lauder make-up set and an Ogawa massage chair worth RM6,000.
Indhumathy, who came with her mother G. Sulochana, 58, and father S. Ramasamy, 61, for the prize-giving ceremony here yesterday, said:
I did not expect to win the grand prize. I only took part because I wanted to express my love for my mother.
I cant be more grateful for all that she has sacrificed for me, and I am so glad that she is able to share this moment with me.
First prize winner Angie Lai said: My mum is not just a simple mother, she is also my friend, my confidant and inspiration.
Lai, 24, a graphic designer, won RM2,000.
The second prize of RM1,500 went to Choong Yoon Khen, and the RM1,000 third prize to Deepa Darshini Amarnath.
Consolation prizes of RM500 were won by Rosalind Seet, Rizal Mohamed Ali, Lee Yet Thng, Lim Wei Meen, Eileen Chan, Badieah Mustakin, Khor Meng Ching, Khor Puay Puay, Soon Tsui Ling and Ng Shiong Nien.
All winners also received hampers from Nestle and products from Ogawa and Estee Lauder.
Chef Abdul Muluk Rambli gave a cooking demonstration at Nestle House here after the prize-giving ceremony.