16 Apr '11, 7am

#TopMum Awards: I ran away but mum didn't scold me...she bought travel supplies instead

#TopMum Awards: I ran away but mum didn't scold me...she bought travel supplies instead

ran away from home while she was in secondary school, but when she returned, not only did her mother not scold her, but bought travel-sized shampoo, soap and even towels in case there was a 'next time'. Tan Boon May tells us more about her magnanimous mother: "Being my mother’s child is probably the best thing that could ever happen to me -– and there are millions of reasons which I cannot finish explaining even through the writing of this article. "Despite the tumultuous journey she had around the time she had me, she still chose to give birth to me. My grandfather, relatives, as well as some of her friends had advised her to abort me as they did not think she would have the ability to raise me single-handedly. "After giving birth to me, she painstakingly took up two jobs to support me as well as my grandfather. Back then, we were living in my uncle’s (which is her brothe...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/top_mum_aw...

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