Saturday, February 23, 2013

Say Bo my step grandma

My Stepgrandmother Wong Sam Ying aka Say Bo

At 17, Say Bo travelled from China with two young girls. She was arranged to marry a man she didn't know. The marriage was not consummated, He was an invalid and died shortly. She was forced to marry Grandfather and become a subsidiary wife. The wheels of the Confucian Paternalistic Society is grinding again and again.

By protocol, we have to call her Say Bo, but this is now a term of endearment.

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