1. we must learn to appreciate people while they are still alive
⇒In many occasions,Ah-Ma tries to convey to her son what she sees and feels but his son always ignores her and refuses to give her the attention.
2. while money can buy most things,it cannot buy everything
⇒despite having everything that she needs ,Ah-Ma longs to go back to the time when the family did not have much. She remembers the past fondly which suggests that it was a time when she was truly happy