Su­may Ng

26, Owner of PINKSALT Swim

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

“I live with…

my par­ents, four si­b­lings (aged 19, 21, 24 and 27), sis­ter-in-law, and nephew in a semi-de­tached house. My si­b­lings and I are re­ally close; we hang out to­gether at home, and go on hol­i­days to­gether.

Some strug­gles that come with liv­ing with fam­ily are…

the strict tra­di­tion and dis­ci­pline, though more so when I was younger and my grand­par­ents were liv­ing with us. With them around, there were a lot more rules in the house as they were quite strict. For ex­am­ple, be­cause my grand­par­ents slept early, I had to keep my vol­ume down if I had friends over or if I wanted to watch TV in the hall. I de„initely have more free­dom now, be­cause we’ve all grown up, and my nephew has be­come the main fo­cus.

When it came to ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ships…

none of us ever had the guts to bring our part­ners home to our grand­par­ents, be­cause it was an un­spo­ken rule that we were only al­lowed to do so if they were “The One”. Now we bring our part­ners over and they some­times spend the night. My par­ents are to­tally cool with it!

What I love about liv­ing in a big house­hold is…

the warmth of a big fam­ily – the house is never empty or quiet. We al­ways have fam­ily-bond­ing ac­tiv­i­ties – be it movie nights or com­ing to­gether for a game of mahjong.

Even though we all live with so many peo­ple…

We’re lucky enough to each have a room to our­selves, so pri­vacy is never an is­sue. I think hav­ing our own space has helped my fam­ily re­main this tight-knit all th­ese years.

I’ve won­dered about mov­ing out to live alone…

but it has never been a real con­sid­er­a­tion be­cause I like be­ing part of this fam­ily. In fact, my si­b­lings and I love our fam­ily dy­namic so much that none of us have any in­ten­tion of mov­ing out just yet.”

My si­b­lings and I love our fam­ily dy­namic so much that none of us have any in­ten­tion of mov­ing out just yet.”

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