A New Year’s Tale – a 70-year old story about one Penang girl’s love and loss framed in the turmoil of post World War 2 events.
The One and Only Sundry Shop – a central feature of Malaysian life serving as shopping outlet, local market, and community center all rolled into one.
Ah Kong’s House (Grandfather’s House) – childhood visits to my paternal grandfather’s house and Penang’s idyllic rural life in the 1970’s.
George Town, Penang – My Hometown is a short roundup of places to go, food to eat, and ingredients to buy whenever I visit.
Papa – Remembrance of My Father is a tribute to my beloved father who was not in the kitchen but through self sacrifice ensured a good and stable home.
Market Day is a recollection of the sight and sounds of an old wet market of my childhood. Back then the wet market was central to life in the community.
Getting Home for the Chinese New Year – Thoughts about the journey home for the celebration and what it means to those travelling and those waiting.
Kopitiam Days – Recollections of old coffee shop culture in 20th century Malaysia replete with local favorites like nasi lemak, roti canai, kopi-o, etc.
Mom’s Girlhood – Growing Up Nyonya – a recollection of the lost world of the traditional Nyonya household during the first half of the 20th century.