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

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

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")?"

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

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