– Alice’s grandmother and Kien’s mother. Alice calls Chia Ngo Hung her “Outside Ma” because she doesn’t live with them like Huyen Thai does. Outside Ma is symbolic of the old country. She arrives in Australia wearing a Mao suit, and she makes all her own clothes, including her underwear. She doesn’t trust banks, and she keep her money buried in jars in her backyard. She is caring but quiet, and Alice enjoys her easy company compared to her overbearing parents.
Chia Ngo Hung / Outside Ma Character Timeline in Unpolished Gem
The timeline below shows where the character Chia Ngo Hung / Outside Ma appears in Unpolished Gem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...their immigration papers were processed, and they arrived in Australia wearing brand new Mao suits. Chia Teng , Kien’s father, quickly turned his new backyard into a Chinese vegetable garden, and he... (full context)