On My Mind

At home with the neighbourhood

The pandemic has opened up possibilities and made more working folk alive to the pleasures, benefits of spending more time in their backyard


I made a new friend last year.

I call her "Flower Auntie". She doesn't call me anything, always going straight to the point: "Where are the ah muis (Cantonese for "little girls")?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 17, 2021, with the headline 'At home with the neighbourhood'. Subscribe