【明報專訊】Time is a rare currency, making multi-tasking a survival skill. During the precious monthly hours you dine with your mother, you just can't help replying to work messages while hurling a couple of emoticons at your date. Meanwhile, your mother releases her bottled-up niggle (煩擾) in between the homemade dishes she heaps your plate with. We are hardly attentive to each other at any particular moment, hollowing out (掏空) our relationships over time. A standard Mother's Day splurge (揮霍) will not fix this. Quality time together will.