Chubby Auntie had been handing out free newspapers in the Wanfang Hospital MRT station for several years. Every day her bright smile would light up my day. However, a while ago, Chubby Auntie vanished without a trace. I wondered if she fell ill or if she went on a long journey.
I happened to attend a talk given by the illustrator Maniniwe then. I long to spend some time in her "Sea Hotel," where I will have all the time and space to myself.
Maybe Chubby Auntie went to the Sea Hotel.
One day I encountered Chubby Auntie coincidentally in the MRT station near home. She explained to me that she is no longer employed by the newspaper.
Strangely, I miss such a stranger so much that my heart aches...