Years of my best-laid plans nearly came apart early this year. While I was out shopping with Sasha, I came face-to-face with an important client Mr Tang* and his wife, Tania*, a former secondary school acquaintance who had teased me viciously about my looks before! Tania expressed no recognition when we were introduced, but only gave a puzzled look when Sasha gave a slight smile when she walked past.
“That looks like your younger sister! Eh, but you seem so much more youthful than her – you must teach her your beauty skills so she doesn’t look so dowdy and nerdy!” said Tania, her mean nature unchanged by neither time nor marriage. I only responded with a weak smile and continued nervously with small talk before excusing myself hastily.