|President Nathan with Aunt|
|L-R: Liang Wern Fook, Suratman Markasan & Aunt|
|Top: Aunt with Grandma and sisters during my mom's 60th birthday.|
Bottom: Aunt offering grandma tea during the latter's 80th birthday.
|My grandparents and the brood in the 1960s. |
My mom is 3rd from left. Aunt Amanda is 2nd from left.
|Left: Grandma old house. Right: Aunt carrying me, with a relative.|
|On my parents' wedding, Aunt Amanda (1st from right) was the bridesmaid.|
| Photos I took of 7th, 4th, 5th aunts, then and now.|
Aunt Amanda is my 4th aunt. I made them pose in the same pose.
|Being interviewed by Straits Times in her studio in Telok Kurau.|
Aunt Amanda deserves the accolades and recognition today for all the rocky unstable obstacles she faced as an artist 20 years ago. This is a stark contrast to 2006 when she suffered from uterine cancer, and had a hysterectomy. This is just another new beginning of her continuing journey. May Aunt Amanda always be healthy and may she achieve greater heights in her career in the arts. As she said, "I won't retire. For once I agree with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. The day I retire is the day I die."
News links to the recent interviews:
Straits Times Breaking News on 13 Oct 2010
Channel NewsAsia on 12 Oct 2010
Straits Times News on 13 Oct 2010
Straits Times Life! Cover Story on 18 Oct 2010
National Arts Council news on 13 Oct 2010