Born in Singapore
I was born Foo Bong Soo, Maureen.
My father was Hainanese and my mother is Peranakan. They met and fell in love during WWII and they both spoke different languages then - go figure. My father was a chef on a ship so he was hardly at home during my growing up years. Yet, he made time to make babies to ensure that my mother was never alone, seven daughters and one son to be exact.