Work/Life

A piece of me dies, but work remains

Being able to cobble together solutions with what they have makes workers resilient. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Madam Teo Ah Huan, born in the pre-war years of 1935, never went to school and could not read beyond her name.

She was widowed at 48, with neither savings nor a permanent home, lost a young son to a road accident and a daughter to suicide after years of struggle with mental illness.

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