Journey

Journey[Reading] ➷ Journey Author Low Kay Hwa – Heartforum.co.uk When I was ten, my mother called me Ah Girl and I always responded to her When I was fifteen, my mother called me Ah Girl in front of my classmates and I scolded her When I was twenty, my mother still When I was ten, my mother called me Ah Girl and I always responded to her When I was fifteen, my mother called me Ah Girl in front of my classmates and I scolded her When I was twenty, my mother still called me Ah Girl aloud and I ignored her completely I know that, from her point of view, no matter how old I am, I will always be the Ah Girl who calls her MamaFrom my point of view, my mother is just an old woman in the house who lives with me Her responsibilities are to make breakfast for me in the morning, give me money to spend in the day, do the laundry in the evening and switch off the lights at night For all those things that she does, she will have the authority to scold me or ground meUntil one day, she calls me and says, Ah Girl, I ve got cancer I may die within the next six months That is when I realize that my mother is than that.

Low Kay Hwa, born in , is the youngest bestselling author in Singapore, having been on many Singapore bestsellers lists major bookstores and national newspapers together with international authors like Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks In his country, he is the only local writer to have entered the list for yearsIn , he has over , Likes in his Facebook Page and over , double opt in subscribers He is often invited to schools to give talks and is a mentor to many aspiring authorsHe has been writing since seven and published his first novel when he was seventeen He is currently pursuing a BA Honours in English Language and Literature, and will be getting his MA in English by Low Kay Hwa prefers to keep a low profile in his words, Let my books do the talking , and therefore does not show his face online except for newspaper and magazine articles His books are often sleeper hits they usually stay in the normal bookstores shelves for one to two months before reaching the bestsellers lists through positive word of mouth marketing by his readers.

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    Ebook ✓ Journey Kindle Ä spend in the day, do the laundry in the evening and switch off the lights at night For all those things that she does, she will have the authority to scold me or ground meUntil one day, she calls me and says, Ah Girl, I ve got cancer I may die within the next six months That is when I realize that my mother is than that."/>
  • ebook
  • 95 pages
  • Journey
  • Low Kay Hwa
  • English
  • 09 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Journey

  1. ChrisGA says:

    This is my second book by this author, after FOR THAT DAY Once again the story is a poignant exploration of the main character s emotional response to one of life s unexpected tragedies, this time the illness and impending death of a 24 year old woman s mother Parents are often taken for granted by young adults until like in this case, catastrophic factors change established patterns of relationship The author opens the book by contrasting the seeming normalcy a typical Sunday morning to the This is my second book by this author, after FOR THAT DAY Once again the story is a poignant exploration of the main character s emotional response to one of life s unexpected tragedies, this time the illness and impending death of a 24 year old woman s mother Parents are often taken for granted by young adults until like in this case, catastrophic factors change established patterns of relationship The author opens the book by contrasting the seeming normalcy a typical Sunday morning to the whirlwind of emotions she feels as she struggles to see her mother, not as the one who has always provided for her, but the one who now will need to be cared for It amazes me that such a young man as the author is able to write so realistically the thoughts and emotions of female characters Elle is not likeable She has blindly accepted her mother s unconditional love and sacrifices throughout her life as her due and coldly refused to obey or respect her As Elle deals with her mother s cancer, she relives her childhood and the mothering she received She remembers her mother s bits of wisdom and her own lack of appreciation and resentment Their relationship had been rocky and unhappy beforehand now it will move into unchartered waters For once in her life, Elle begins to see the needs of someone else rather than her own wants Two bits of her mother s wisdom seem to sum up the themes of this book Life is like a journey in which time is the distance and emotions are our obstacles finishing the journey, overcoming the bad emotions with good emotions, isimportant than pondering on why we are going to the destination and Your duty is to grow up and make a name for yourself When you ve done that, I ll fade away slowly There is no need for repayment Because I am your mother and you are my daughter The book is emotionally wrenching as we see this philosophy played out in the Yaps lives I highly recommended it to anyone who enjoys a cathartic experience of the angst and importance of mother daughter relationships I received this review copy from the author, but the opinions expressed are solely mine

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