Had a steamboat gathering yesterday night with some of the wives yesterday and it was good fun. Stayed up till 3am just chatting and laughing, enjoying each others’ girly company, occupying ourselves when the guys are not around.
Made a Chocolate Buche de Noel Yule Log Cake with Nutella Cream Filling and Chocolate Whipped Ganache. Very pleased with the results and I’m happy that they liked it! :)
Sometimes, it’s difficult for people outside this circle to understand what we go through. To them, we seem like Tai Tais, y’know, not working, traveling, etc. However that’s really all on the surface. To call us Tai Tais is really an INSULT to us and we HATE it.
C’mon. I mean if we were really Tai Tais, we wouldn’t have to cook and clean and do the chores or housework. I can’t even have pretty manicured nails here because they break all the time and the paint chips off. My hands have scars from oil burns and cracks due to coming in contact with too much water and detergent. I look at those with kids, they practically raise the kids almost all by themselves, look so tired etc. The guys spend like 18 hours at work, we hardly see them, much less whatsapp them as they don’t have reception/too busy at work. There’s a lot of frustration we have to go through sometimes which is difficult to put into words. That’s why I roll my eyes when girls complain about their boyfriends replying them a minute too late. Like… oh please time to grow up!
We gave up our jobs to come here. Our financial stability, job progression and independence. Most of us are fiercely independent.
No, despite all these, I am NOT complaining. Not one bit. Because I really enjoy the peace and quiet here, the vast space that I’m treasuring every single bit, the traveling, the nature, the 4 seasons, I love it. Oh plus the shopping here is so much cheaper. And the cars. Singapore does not have all these! & more importantly, supporting my man in what he loves and does well at, spending quality time and training to be a good wife haha. I do love cooking and baking so much sometimes I think I’m in the wrong industry.
It just irks me that people keep calling us Tai Tais and well I found out that all of us feel the same way! Because we are really not!