To be honest, I am not really sure what my earliest memory of my Grandmother was. To my sister, Stephanie, and I, she was “Po Po”, meaning “maternal grandmother” in Chinese. She, and our Grandfather (known as “Gung Gung” – maternal grandfather) used to babysit us before or after school, depending on what grades we were in, until our parents got home from work.
They were the typical grandparents – they spoilt us and they indulged us, or rather, I should say, mostly me, in my bad behaviour. Don’t get me wrong, I was not a bad child, just naughty. I will be the first to admit I was one of those naughty children who liked to push the boundaries of tolerance to see how much I could get away with. Everyone knows that my sister, just over 2 yrs my senior, was the poster child but as they say, if the first-born was a nightmare, there would never be a second one!