Between you and your husband Alex, who’s more involved in your kids’ education?
I would say we’re both involved. During the period when I was filming in Singapore, obviously I wouldn’t be able to supervise them so it was Alex. But he also has other things to handle so he can’t be as entirely focused on teaching them as I am.
Who is the bad cop between the two of you?
Obviously I’m the bad cop right?! (Laughs) Though my kids think mummy is very strict or can be fierce at times, they know that I mean well. The way I communicate with my kids is that I’ll let them understand why I say certain things instead of letting them think that I’m scolding them for no reason.
It’s so funny because when I am lecturing my kids, my godmother would say: “Aiyoh, don’t be like this.” Then I’ll tell her, “Ah Bu [Mother], when we were young you guys would even cane us! We don’t even hit them, we just raise our voices and you guys heart pain already! Last time when you caned us, you guys didn’t feel heartache meh?” (Laughs)
Did your godma cane you when you were younger?
Oh, no. I only got closer to her when I was older so she never hit me. But I heard about it from her daughter! (Laughs)
Have you ever caned your kids then?
No. We always joke that we should buy a cane and my elders would say: “No no no!” (laughs) That’s why it’s so unfair. Last time they wouldn’t even bother to tell us why and would just whack, and we simply had to endure it. Now their grandchildren are only getting a small lecture and they find them pitiful already. I was like: “What?!” (laughs)
Would you consider yourself a Tiger Mum?
I won’t keep asking them to do things or plan lots of tuition for them. I always tell them, work hard, play hard. For example, after his examinations we would go for a good meal. This time, we went to Hokkaido.
Now that the pandemic is over, should we expect to see you back in Singapore more often?
Very likely since there’s no need for quarantine now.
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