Taxi Driver Tales: We are not poor, but we are always in debt

During one of my "end at 9.30pm" work days, I took a cab home. Uncle asks me which way I should go, I said, Upper Serangoon. He said, Deepavali round the corner, sure jam. So we took the CTE. And for some reason, we started talking. I was tired, but I felt like talking. This uncle was quite cute - he was old - could tell from his voice, and grandfatherly. I like to ask the typical questions - business good today? Drive at night? Oh, finish at 5am. I am a sucker for interesting stories from Taxi uncles. And then I asked him, like any other question under the sun. "Uncle, why don't want to retire?" That sparked a funny reaction. "Miss, where are you from?" I thought it was obvious that apart from my slightly more dark skin (and exotic features) hahaha, I was Singaporean. My accent proved it. "From Singapore lah!" I said in Mandarin. "Aiyo, then you should know!" He replied b...

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