and show your nay-sayers that you are a lady not for burning! Or turning!
Sure, you are all of 27 but that’s your advantage against all those jealous uncles, aunties, Bengs and western liberal wannabe camp followers: most of whom have had their best years behind them. Your best years are all before you!
Sure you chose to marry a high-flyer who is the principal private secretary to our Prime Minister. What is wrong with that?
Any mother would applause such a sensible and wise choice. If I had a daughter, and she married PM’s PPS, I would consider myself and my family blessed. So being the wife of PPS to PM is definitely a plus where I’m concerned. Your husband would be an issue only if he’s a convicted felon — and you try to hide it!
While all the spinsters who missed their boat because they aimed too high and all those spinsters to be — because they are still pursuing time waster projects like GAHB — are green at the gills that at your age you’ve already turned your GAHB into a hubby, it’s no reason for them to pick on you.
OK, so it seems you might have had a boyfriend — or maybe two? — in the past. Let me rephrase something that was said to me when I was very young. If you have no boyfriend when you are 16, you must be damn choosy. If you have no boyfriend when you are 24, you must be damn ugly — or worse!
Having had boyfriends is no sin. Being able to choose the better or best option from the slate available is your good fortune.
Finally, the question about what you regret most and your answer about not taking your parents to Universal Studios: the person who should have been hauled over the coals is the one who posed such a stupid template question!
What does someone of 27 doing so well in so many ways have to regret? If I were you, I would have answered: “I don’t have any till I find I have to answer a stupid question like yours!”
But seriously speaking, it’s important that you take your parents as soon as possible. Forget the upcoming GE for a few hours and go with them. I say this from personal experience. I never heeded my mother’s wish to revisit Las Vegas (she had been once previously with friends) as that wasn’t my cup of tea.
Now, I want to take her to our integrated resorts but mum’s mind isn’t what it was and prefers only very short eating stints confined to places within minutes of drive away from our home.
So do steal a few hours be4 the hustings begin. You don’t know what being busy is till the next Parliament sits.
I hope you will become my Member of Parliament: provided you get to stand in the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency.
If as our PM says, the next PM will come from the 4th generation leaders, you stand a very good chance to be our first woman prime minister! I look forward to that development.
And btw, I do like your choice of handbags.