Must A Girl Marry?

Mrs. Fong used to be a colleague of Doris’ at a trading company in Central some forty years ago. Mrs. Fong has a daughter named Angela, who had to deal with an overweight problem since she was a child. Coming from a well-off family in Shanghai and being married to a middle-class businessman, Mrs. Fong’s sole purpose in life then was to groom Angela into a presentable young lady so that one day she could marry her off. In Mrs. Fong’s opinion, a girl must get married when she comes of age, even if she knows at the outset that she has to go through a divorce afterwards. The stigma of being called an old maid is a lot worse than that of being a divorcee.

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