Joyce Cheng, the daughter of late comedy icon Lydia Sum and Hongkong actor Adam Cheng, paid an emotional tribute to her mum who passed away on Feb 19, 2008.
“There are so many things I’d like to tell you. So many secrets I’d love to whisper in your ear, watch your eyes brighten as the latest gossip leaves my lips and enters your ears,” the 33-year-old singer-actress wrote in an IG post, which she addressed to her mum.
Joyce was very close to Lydia, who died at 62 after losing her battle with liver cancer.
“So many shows we’d binge watch together, you’d love them!" continued Joyce. "There’s this thing called Netflix now, it’s great. Though... It’d probably take you a while to figure out how to use it. I remember you asking me things like, “Bb, how do I send this email?” See the send button, mum? Click that.”
Joyce also revealed that although Lydia was “heart-broken” when she left for Japan to “take classes”, the comedy icon was “secretly proud” that her daughter wasn’t “sitting at home, wasting time and waiting for something to come around”.
“It’s been 12 years since you’ve left us. Many people think I should “get over it”. But I will never get over losing you. How can I? You were such an inspiration to all. I imagine Hongkong would need your magic now. But guess what? We can always find you again through the work that you left us with. Your music, your movies, your talk-shows... Thank you again for giving your life to entertainment. You truly are a legend,” Joyce wrote.