Her Mai Ya Tang is very nice, she makes it from scratch. You can tell because sometimes it's light, sometimes its dark, and sometimes, you get some undissolved sugar and the occasional burnt flakes.
And I have never gotten sick before from her candy. Those commercial ones can't beat hers!
Anyway, I buy mainly to help her out. I can't really eat 2 sticks, so I usually chuck one at the next bin I can find that is not within her sight (don't want to hurt her feelings).
Read in that ST article that she does have a family but does not want to talk about them. So I guess there are some family issues... And she refused handouts because she can support herself. Kinda admirable, cool and yet sad at the same time.
So you guys, next time, go buy a stick or 2 from the por por! CNY coming, you may just catch her in a new top that I see her each year during this season.