Van Pao-Te’s mom changed a lot after Van’s father left home. She became repressed and anxious, starting to adjust to a healthier lifestyle; e.g. stopped eating red meats and street foods. Counterintuitively, she passed away before she was 60, which has decisively influenced Van’s life.
Despite of doing plumbing and electricity repairs for the doctor, Van has never went to any hospitals since then. He indulges himself and eats whatever he wants to.
Last time when Van did the plumbing fixture in the doctor’s clinic, he suffered from sudden waist pain which makes him hard to walk and catch his breath. The doctor checked his status without Van’s permission which violates Van’s principle of seeing a doctor. After the diagnosis, the doctor said to him, “I’ll give you my classmate’s number. She works in NTU hospital now. Visit her when you’re free.”