Remembering Mother

This was mother's favorite Hokkien song. It is a love song about a young woman's love for a man, but would rather keep it in her heart instead of expressing to him. She waited & hoped to marry the man but in vain. In the night when she heard somebody at the door, she rushed out hoping to see the man, but instead the moon was there there laughing at her for being stupid to be tricked by the wind. How poetic! A very sentimental song that in some way reflected mother's personality. Mother left us in 2005. I was away on business trip & by the time I rushed back, she was already in coma, after suffering a massive heart attack. Amazingly, she hang on till all my sisters and I were back from overseas, before passing way peacefully. She came from a poor family where her father was a servant working for the "ang mo" (a hokkien term used to describe European which literally mean "re...

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