I have lived in To Kwa Wan since I was a child and my family was poor. My father was the only one who went to work at home. In addition to taking care of our two brothers at home, my mother would occasionally pick up some sewing work and work from home. I still remember my mother dragging me at the same time as pulling the cart with bundles of clothes on it, and she walked towards Yuk Yat Street until she reached the industrial building near the sea.
Sometimes when my mother received her (little amount of) salary, she would buy us some snacks and made us happy. The prosperity of the textile industry in the 1980s and 1990s created a group of hardworking women who supported their family with their skills.