My mother gave her the money and she quickly made an exit. Later I heard my mum speaking to her friend through the phone, and asking her for advice regarding the two old oil-coated jade bracelets. Her fiend advised my mum to let a goldsmith chemical-wash the bracelets, and true enough the items became as good as new. My mother proudly put on her new jade bracelets on her left wrist and showed off to her kampong friends.
* Because my father was number 3 in his family, the kampong folks called him Sam Kor and my mum, Sam Sor （三哥，三嫂）