If you’re a Presecan, then you must have some colourful memories in front of Maa Tess’ blue kiosk. Now, this was the rice place at Goase that always had a queue in the back of the kiosk as long as the one in front. If you weren’t ready to sweat, you weren’t eating Maa Tess. What a woman! She always managed to keep both ends moving, and don’t even get me started on the food.
Highschool can be a tough time. But when you’re in front of that kiosk, or sitting on the benches at the back with your bowl of rice and stew in front of you … everything else disappears.
“Maa Tess, make it three spoons,” and you would see her add a little extra rice to make sure that each of the boys would be satisfied. Not that it mattered, anyway. They would always, every single time, come through the backdoor with their bowl to buy a second round of rice and stew.
Maa Tess, what a woman!