I will detail the most unforgettable event from my childhood.
I think it was about 50 years ago
so it was probably Christmas in 1970.
At that time, there was a carnival in Hong Kong.
In fact, there was one every year.
My mother took me and my three sisters to go there together.
When I got there, I saw beautiful Christmas lights.
There was also a lot of food to eat.
My mother bought my sister ice cream and soda
but because I wasn’t feeling well and my stomach couldn't handle eating cold food,
my mom didn’t let me eat any of it, so I was very unhappy.
My mom looked around and I saw a stall with a huge candy cane for sale.
She led me there and she immediately bought it for me.
I still remember the candy cane was very colorful and looked like a rainbow.
And it was gigantic.
It was twice as big as my hand.
After I got back to the house, I remember sharing it with everyone
so my brothers and sisters could also have some.
It took us almost a week to finish it, so you know that it was very large.
It was a happy memory for me, and I still remember it after so many years.
The artwork was a scene in a carnival where my grandma was giving my mom — who was four years old at the time — a large candy cane as a gift. My mom was having some stomach problems at the time and she couldn’t play on most of the rides or eat cold things like her sisters were doing. She was sad so her mom bought her a candy cane to cheer her up.
You can see a Ferris wheel in the distance and carnival games everywhere. There is a mother handing a candy cane to her child in the center.
My goal was to show the story behind what was happening in my mom’s favorite and most memorable memory.