we were grieving for my father and mum's hair turned white overnight. She also suffered from high blood pressure immediately. As kids we did not know really how to comfort her. But God sent a young girl who was in need of some pocket money and this young girl by the name of Ah Ling came to baby sit my little brother then only 11 months old.
Ah Ling's family lived across the road and rented a small apartment. My mum and her mum developed a very close relationship both having lost their husbands in different ways.
I could often hear the two of them talking in very low voices. But I never knew what their exchanges were as my mother was very tight lipped.
Today I know a little of Ah Ling's family difficult back ground. But I am glad that she herself has brought up a good family and her own siblings have done well!! A brother is an engineer with a doctor wife. Her own children are going to finish university. And all the others are doing well....Those of us who have lived in Kung Ping Road (Brooke Drive) are inter connected and feel happy for each other!!
We are so inter connected one way or another and it is good to know that friends are doing fine.
She sells good chicken in Sungei Merah.....God's Grace is sufficient.