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'. Subscribe