- Traditional with strong religious beliefs - values Chinese tradition of ancestor worship - talks to husband who has passed on for ten years
- Meticulous - keeps all the prayer paraphernalia under lock and key
- Determined to do things her way - refuses to allow Ying to do the praying - "Do you even know how to speak to your grandfather ?" 
- Good memory - can recall the childhood of Mr Li well
- Old-fashioned - does not believe in having eye operation for cataract
- Proud and refuses to admit to ill-health
- Cling to the past - refuses to accept change
- Proud of son's success - voices her feelings to dead husband