Left to Right: My Aunt, Me and my Mum.
The wonder pineapple tart maker. The perfectionist. The support that saw me through the realization of my dreams. She had passed away last Monday at TTSH at 11:12pm (SG time).
For her, nothing was too tough. She fought her cancer 13 years ago and won the battle. We saw her through the painful stages of chemotherapy. She was a survivor. These 13 years, she had lived with the complications of her cancer. But she lived on. She shone her guidance light into the lives of those around her. She worked in KFC after her recovery. Never complaining of how hard it was. She carried on for her two beautiful daughters - Lucy and Peisi.
For me, she was my pillar of support during those darker times. She told me time and again to ignore those foolish comments about my decision to give up my degree for a baker's job. Her constant seek of perfection in her Pineapple Tarts that no one can surpassed. Every single one of her 5,000 tarts that she made each year must be perfectly shaped. She had chose me to continue her Ah Hiang Pineapple Tarts. For trust and faith in me that no one else believe I could, I thank her.
One day, Ah Hiang Pineapple Tarts will be famous. My aunt's legend lives on in our hearts. We will always remember how strong she was. We love your Ah Yi!