You know what concerns my mother the most now that I live on my own in another city? It’s not my crazy timings at work or how much I sleep; it’s whether I start my day with a plate of healthy breakfast. And while I roll my eyes and tell her ‘Yes, ma, I had something to eat’, the truth usually is that I rush out of the house with an apple in my mouth and a bottle of water under my arm. My health would probably laugh at it, but it’s either that or compromising on my sleep, which ain’t gonna happen.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll identify with the empty stomach morning rage that ‘experts’ talk about in this video.

The phenomenon baffles them so much that they invoke stars and celestial patterns to find an answer but to no avail. So, who do we go to when we haven’t faintest about what’re doing? Mum, who then proceeds to somehow chastise and guide us in the same sentence. Her solution? MTR’s 3-Minute Breakfasts, which require only hot water and a little bit less laziness so we don’t turn her hair gray with anxiety.

Thanks, ma. I sort of, kind of promise to have breakfast now.