What caught my eye the first thing in the morning on Mother's Day was Pani Popo posted by King Arthur Flour.com Blog. It was Mother's Day and I thought this dish was named after me - POPO. POPO in cantonese is the name given to you when you have grand children from your daughter, meaning the maternal grandmother. The paternal grandmother in cantonese is MAH MAH - not mama who is mother. The chinese have specific names to address everyone in the family. If i mention that i am The POPO, asian friends need not asked further, they know that these children are my daughter's.