INTERVIEW NO.2 ;D
LIMSHAN: Hi, can i ask you some questions?
HER MOTHER: Sure.
LIMSHAN: What are the disadvantages of being a working mother?
HER MOTHER: (pauses to think) I cannot look after my kids.
LIMSHAN: And others?
HER MOTHER: I cannot spend time with them, quality time with them. I cannot cook for my husband. (smiles)
LIMSHAN: Are you stressed out easily?
HER MOTHER: Not stress, too busy, too many things to think. Sometimes, you can say its stress.
LIMSHAN: Are you happy with the way you are living now?
HER MOTHER: (pauses) Yes, I have to beautiful kids! (laughs) and um… A lovely husband? (laughs) well, I’m contended.
LIMSHAN: If you have sufficent income, will you quit your job?
HER MOTHER: Sufficent(thinks for a moment), sufficent savings, not income. If i had sufficent savings, yes of course.
LIMSHAN: But how do you actually juggle your daily life with children, work and husband?
HER MOTHER: Divide the time, juggle a few things at one go, multi task.
LIMSHAN: So that’s what women are good at ah?
HER MOTHER: For women, we are forced to be good at it. (smiles knowingly)
LIMSHAN: So, would you choose to be a housewife or help support the family if you had a chance?
HER MOTHER: (blinks in confusion) Wha- what do you mean?
LIMSHAN: As in, if you had a choice right, to choose whether you want me to be a housewife or work, which one would you choose?
HER MOTHER: I should say uh, in between. I want to have a career but its not full time so I can have time with my kids.
LIMSHAN: (laughs) A real singapore women, thank you.