Living Well

Forget labels. We are who we think we are

Despite taking the path less trodden in our lives, my daughter and I have succeeded in our endeavours

My parents were illiterate migrants from China.

I was the first in my family of five to get an education. We moved to a kampung near Bartley Primary School, adjacent to its secondary school counterpart. Due to its proximity, Bartley Primary School was the natural choice for me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Forget labels. We are who we think we are'. Print Edition | Subscribe