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Tjg Rhu is a story of a s uccesfull bussiness man with modern ideas and ways. he has an eldery mother who is traditional in her own way.
Mr Li's family had adopted modern ways but mother was still traditional and conservativr in her lifestyle. she lived with mr li and spent her days feeding chicken in the backyard. keeping chickens is definitely a conservative aspect of life compared to modern living in the Singapore city.
she was so much against change that she refused to have a cataract operation. she was afraid to have her eyes cut . binoculars are of no use to her as she lived very much in the past and saw the past in her minds eye