So – while I was on the road in India and there was a bollywood film playing in Trujillo(Peru), Pauline started school in Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia.
Pauline says, “I went to a National school in Kuala Lumpur. I had to read and write Malay. Anyone caught speaking their mother tongue would be fined 10sen (cents).”
I remember vividly my first day at school . Mom dropped me off to my classroom . She introduced me to a lady and said, “You go home today with Aunty Lim, remember to follow her home.”
I had never met her before and I was scared . Luckily for me , Aunty Lim’s daughter was in my class and she was waiting outside the classroom along with other anxious mothers peering through the class window. I didn’t take my eyes off her !