We love your funky pants! Is this your signature look?
Yes, I usually wear a basic top and funny bottoms. These pants were handmade from a store in Chiang Mai, @manee.little. I’ve been keeping up with their Facebook livestreams religiously to get my hands on their clothes, which sell out very quickly!
I love them so much that I recently flew to Chiang Mai just to buy more of their products. Now I have other designs like Snakes and Ladders and Super Mario, and a lot of animals—tigers, lions, sharks—too!
What do you do in marketing and what do you enjoy about it?
I work with different agencies to create advertisements for different campaign launches for my company’s brand and products.
As someone who’s always curious about things and people, I have a lot of fun connecting with new people as part of my job.
Is this a career path you intend to stick to in the long run?
I’m actually hoping to explore the sales sector in my next job. I’ve been in marketing for the first 12 to 15 years of my career, and considering how I still have maybe 40 more years to work, I’d like to try something different after this.
However, marketing and advertising are still things that I very much enjoy doing.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
Besides work, my life revolves around my kids and family. I have two boys aged five and seven, and they have so much energy! I enjoy spending time with them and chasing after them, while I can still keep up (laughs).
Are you one for big families?
Definitely. My mother had three children, so I always thought three would be the minimum, but I actually want five! My ah lao (husband) says five is too many to handle, but I disagree! (laughs)
What’s something you’ve learnt about your husband since becoming parents?
It’s hard to view our other half as parents before having kids, so I never knew how good he would be with children. Now that I see how much he does for the kids, I really think he was born to be a dad.
I’m very lucky to have him be the responsible parent because I’m 100% the happy-go-lucky parent, if you know what I mean. In fact, if it weren’t for him, I might even have missed my son’s primary school registration (laughs).
Tell us about a skill you picked up recently.
During my trip to Chiang Mai, I bought so many crocheted items and trinkets. When I returned, I decided it’d be better to learn how to crochet so that I can make these things myself. It’s been a couple of months since I started, and I’ve already made some cute stuffed toys for my sons, which they really like.