The new school term started on 2nd January after a nice long holiday that lasted almost two months, from early November till 1st January. It was a real holiday – no remedial classes, no two dozen assignments and no enrichment classes.
Mother too did not believe in hot housing us with piano, ballet, violin and swimming lessons – not that we had the money for it, but that was supposed to be a dig at the rich kids, you know the high class people who spent their holidays in Cameron Highlands and Penang.
We did not know who Patricia Chan and Ang Peng Siong were and her future parents had not even met, let alone thought of Abigail Sin – we did not have peers to show us up.
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