Shortly after, my mother and I moved to North America in search of a better life. She found a job as a secretary at a boutique investment firm, a position she has held to this day. Growing up with her was like always having a best friend. She had an incredibly beautiful and attractive personality: Like many Asian girls, she was very fond of fashion, especially shoes. She had always taken me shopping with her as a youngster and I had developed a heel fetish, something I'm sure she was mildly aware of.