1. They are masters at dropping guilt bombs.
2. They’ve got a bottomless tool kit to cover any emergency – from stashes of cold hard cash to ear pickers to kleenex, they are ready for anything at all times.
3. Their hair is permed and shellacked like bullet-proof helmet.
4. They have psychic powers that can anticipate the first whiff of disobedience.
5. Their chopsticks are not just for eating but double as weapons to smack fingers into submission.
6. They have a stone cold stare that could send Medusa packing.
7. Though they can’t speak English, somehow everyone understands when they mean business.
8. The sound of their voice can penetrate concrete walls.
9. They complain about aches, pains, dying, being plagued by mystery illnesses and yet, somehow can summon the life force to smack you down if you dare cross them.
10. They can scan a room in less than a second and detect the pile of clothes you’ve been neglecting to launder.