Rewind back to 1945:
It was the second world war, the Japanese soldiers were taking girls to
be their comfort women and men to be their soldier. Great Grand Ma, Ah
Tai was desperate for a husband for Mum.
Ah Tai wanted the son of this Town family P.
This Town family P. didn't want a country bumpkin girl to be a daughter in law.
It was not meant to
be that he should be my dad.
Instead the next best was country bumpkin Dad.
So Ah Tai chose Dad.
This country Bumpkin was the best choice after all.
He was the first in the region to get a scholarship to study in England, and became a senior government officer.
All of us were college educated. None of the children of that Townie man went abroad. Whew!!!!