BAZAAR speaks to influential couples who are glowing epitomes of perfection and luxury, just like SK-II LXP Masterpieces.
“We don’t take ourselves too seriously and continue to laugh at the same silly things we used to when we first met.”
In what ways have you contributed to or influenced your respective field?
David: The organisation I work for – Raffles Education – has pioneered design education in Asia and has grown to be the largest provider in the region. I’m very proud to have played a small part in it. However, I think my greatest contribution is yet to come.
Jacqueline: I used to work in PR, specialising in fashion and beauty clients for more than 15 years. In that time, I worked with some young up-and-coming talents who just wanted a chance to break into the fashion industry. Many of them have since gone on to do great things in the industry, and I’d like to believe that working with me had given them a stepping stone to prove their talents. How do you influence each other? David: I am the benefactor of Jackie’s latest natural and organic phase. I now not only have my Nespresso as a morning beverage but as an effective facial scrub in the evening. Jacqueline: I have now turned to more natural and organic products, from chemical-free toothpaste to hydrating oil. Describe your relationship dynamics. David: We make a good tag team. Jacqueline: We take turns wearing the pants around the house. How do you find the new LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream? It feels rich and luxurious. My eye area feels very moisturised right after using it. I can’t wait to see the results later.
How would you describe your relationship dynamics?
Elyna: Our relationship is all about logistics; I am a stickler for schedules! We have the mornings free, but in the afternoon, he goes to his restaurant. At the moment, the children are my priority.
Casmad: We do everything together. From taking care of the kids to playing badminton three times a week, we always work with each other. We have been married for almost 10 years now so there is definitely a strong synergy between us. You’ve been an It couple for years ... Elyna: Our jobs are very unglamorous! If my husband has to source for vegetables
“We have been married for almost ten years now so there is definitely a strong synergy between us.”
in the wet market, he goes! And if I have to be submerged in deep waters in a jungle for a few days, I do it; and I actually enjoy it very much.
Casmad: We know our roles; the roles we play, socialising, the so-called glamorous front, we keep all that separate. With the children, we operate in parental mode; and then jump into social scene mode when we go out. It is important to keep that balance. Your experience with SK-II? Casmad: Now I am in my 40s, I can definitely feel age’s effect on my skin, particularly my eye and neck areas. I tried SK-II a couple of years ago and I
was so impressed. It especially helps my jawline as the FTE makes my skin less dry and sensitive – a common problem for men who shave. The Facial Cleansing Wash is also a favourite, especially after I have gone to the gym or played sports. How do you find the new LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream?
Elyna: It is fantastic! I just travelled to Turkey and it was my saving grace; even though I was exhausted you could not see it. I tend to have dark circles and even after a couple of weeks of using cream I can see an improvement especially in the texture beneath my eyes.
“We share similar values and have a good understanding of each other’s needs and wants.”
Congratulations on your engagement. Shuennkee: Thank you. It is such a hectic time for me at the moment; I have just literally touched down from China, and we are also busy with the move to Hong Kong, which is where Wilson is permanently based. In what ways have you personally contributed to or influenced your respective field? Wilson: As one of the pioneers in this field, and in such a competitive industry in Hong Kong, I feel that my company is able to consistently provide the best service for fine wine collectors in the region.
Shuennkee: I hope that by doing what I love best, I am contributing to the fashion industry and bringing back the preciousness of fine vintage and old craft. How would you describe your relationship dynamics? Wilson: We do share similar values and have a good understanding of what makes each of us tick, so we are able to work things out most of the time.
Shuennkee: I am a creature of comfort, so it is very important to me that we are totally comfortable with each other. How do you find the new LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream?
Shuennkee: It is nice! I love how it absorbs so quickly and instantly makes my skin feel so supple. It isn’t as sticky as some eye creams tend to feel. Actually, I wasn’t an SK-II user before, but now I am definitely going to continue using these wonderful products.
DAVID YEE, 44, college director of Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur
41, domestic goddess
ELYNA EFFENDI, 37, TV producer and executive director of FE2 Productions Sdn Bhd
CASMAD SANURI, 40, owner and director of Indonesian restaurant Waroeng Iga
36, founder of Thirty+Four
WILSON WONG, 42, founder of Victoria Wine Cellar Hong Kong