IN the 1960s, my Aunt Mooi operated a Wanton Noodles stall by the roadside along a row of pre-war shophouses in Muar town, Johor.
The stall actually belonged to her late husband. After his death due to tuberculosis, Aunt Mooi had to take over the business. She had to support herself and also had a young son to bring up. Initially, she went through a difficult time running the stall.