1 December, 2010
I’m the owner and head cook of Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine and the author of the cookbook Jackie M Truly Malaysian: Street Food at Home.
Born in Malaysia, I migrated to Australia with my family when I was 17 years old. My mom died of cancer when I was six; now, as I start this blog at 43, I am her age when she passed away. This blog, my Memories of Malaysia (MOM) is dedicated to her and includes my earliest childhood memories of mom and how the short time I had with her has impacted everything in my life to date.
Nb. The picture below (what used to be the header image until I changed the WordPress theme of this site) was taken on Chinese New Year in 1973; as it turned out, it would be the last time my mom celebrated the new year, as she would succumb to illness shortly thereafter. My brother on the right would be killed in a bike accident two years later.