All About My Porpor

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And the numbers never cease…

Lovely Mummy has tagged me with another number tag, and this time it is “8 random facts about my popo”. Since I call my paternal grandma “Ah-Ma” and I call my maternal grandma “Por-por”, so I will list down the facts about my maternal grandma here. 🙂

  1. She was born on March 29, 1921 and is 86 years old now.  According to my Mom, this is Porpor’s English date of birth and it differs from the Chinese one, which we celebrate every November.
  2. She has a total of 18 siblings; 9 brothers and 9 sisters.
  3. She stays in Alor Star, Kedah, land of the paddy fields and very very flat land. Very very hot weather too!
  4. She is very good in tai-chi and has taught many many classes. I have no doubt that my grandma has really strong legs, thanks to her devotion to tai-chi.
  5. She can play mahjong very well, better than me, cos I can’t 😛 She used to cycle to play mahjong with her friends till very late at night. I ought to consult her for some lessons soon.
  6. She can sing and loves singing. I believe she used to be in some singing troupe too! Oh yeah, and she can do karaoke as well.
  7. When I was a little girl, she used to tell me bedtime stories when I visited her. They were all peppered with her vast imagination and as a child I thoroughly enjoyed them.
  8. She has green fingers. All the plants and flowers in her garden are flourishing because of her. I remember I used to take some plants back home, but they would shrivel up and die under my care. SIGH.

Isn’t she a gem?

Now would you care to share how unique your grandma is?


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9 Responses to All About My Porpor

  1. rinnah says:

    I don’t call my grandmothers por-por worrrr… does that mean that I am exempt? LOL!

    Just kidding, will do the tag ASAP!

    18 siblings! *pengsan*

    The Giddy Tiger says: Of course you are not exempt! Tsk… 😛

  2. LB says:

    Ack! Oi! I am still missing lah!! LOL… Er, will do, but not ASAP wan.. unlike rinnah there… Thank you, thank you! Hugs and Pokes XOX

    The Giddy Tiger says: Faster oi! *pokes back*

  3. pelf says:

    My maternal Grandmother loved tai-chi too, but she’s now too weak to do it anymore. And she plays mahjong well, in fact she house in Sungai Lembing is like a casino every afternoon. Her friends would come over and they would play mahjong until it’s time to go home to cook lunch 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ahhh…that’s the absolute life eh?

  4. may says:

    oooh, 86! that’s a good age to be, especially with all that tai-chi she’s been doing. maaannnn sui, maannnn sui, maaannn maaaannn sui to your PorPor!

    The Giddy Tiger says: She is very strong for her age! 🙂 Proof that tai-chi indeed does wonders!

  5. keeyit says:


    I will get this done soon ya.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Okay thanks!

  6. chinnee says:

    so sweet to have this nice photo of you being a baby being hold by yur granny 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Haha, thanks! I love that photo too!

  7. So did her stories create you desire to write?

    She has such a sweet smile holding you there.

    The Giddy Tiger says: I dunno if it did, but I’m sure it laid the foundation. 🙂 What do you think?

  8. I think yes. 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger smiles 🙂

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