My Grandmother's Story

Photo by Chua Yini My paternal grandmother and I don’t really talk. It’s not due to any personal acrimony – just the usual generation gap, compounded by the fact that neither of us properly speak the language that the other person is most comfortable with. I live in the world of the English language; my grandmother’s native tongue is Teochew, though like many Singaporeans of her generation (she’s in her mid-90s), she also speaks a muddle of other local languageā€¦

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