My sister Grace went to Lourdes and she said a prayer for me. This happened just when I released my latest book, Two Asian Stories. The book has content of Roman Catholicism, which my upbringing is influenced by.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
謝謝, A big thank you
Mary Lim for our discussion of using the book cover.
Valentine Tnay for explaining : 出入平安 chūrù Pingann
Rose Bennet for the explanation of St Jude Shrine.
Irene Yong, for the visiting of graves. It happens I have two scenarios in the book.
The world has always been pro males. The Asian women fare it worst. Women were sold as slaves, women were made to marry men they don’t know, some of these matches were made even when the girls were babies. Girls were molested, raped, impregnated and had their babies aborted or given away, beaten. The modern day insecure women subject themselves to get their breasts bigger or smaller.
In story one, two girls born in the 1920s. One “upstairs” as the rich pampered missy. The other “downstairs”, born to be the slave aka mui zai of the rich girl. Fate and victims of tradition brought them to Borneo, World War II aka Japanese War and finally to New Zealand.
In story two, a girl born in the 1960s, ran into trouble with the Communists, and teenage pregnancy. She ran to the big city of Singapore. Crisis after crisis plague her. Her whole world shattered and she committed suicide. She ended up in a mental institution.
cover: 出入平安 chūrù Pingann Peace to all who enter and to those who leave
My latest book, published 2017. When I was young, words like sex, rape, abuse would be considered X-rated. Today, it is occurring every where. Perhaps I have gone where other writers will not touch on especially in Asia.