Monday, January 06, 2014

Madame Kwan

Madame Kwan, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
Finally, I mustered enough courage to get a picture not just OF Madame Kwan but WITH Madame Kwan. Taken at the Pavillion branch on a Sunday evening where we had dinner. I recognized her signature hat. And she gave us a broad smile and waved us to our seats before her staff took over.

Her full name is Kwan Swee Lian. She was born in 1933 in Kluang Johor. And studied at Kuen Cheng Girl's School in KL when her family relocated here. her son Rudy an accountant now heads the restaurant. She married a doctor who sadly died in 2007 leaving her a widow. Interestingly she started off in the facial business initially before branching out to food. And she has about 20 hats and wears them when she is out. Certainly saves on doing the hair.

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