It seems that local celeb couple Andie Chen and Kate Pang are not done with their ‘career switches’ just yet.
Relocating to Taiwan… for the near future.
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Former MediaCorp actors Andie Chen and Kate Pang have relocated their family to Taiwan for the time being. And the reason behind such a sudden move?
“Andie has some jobs in Taiwan and the initial plan was to fly between Taiwan and Singapore,” said Pang in a recent interview with Lianhe Zaobao.
“But because of the pandemic and the quarantine, our plan was disrupted.”
And after a supposed long discussion, the couple agreed on a common solution: To reside in Taipei on a temporary basis.
Indeed, Chen and their two children are currently based in Taipei. Pang, on the other hand, is still in Singapore because of work, but she will be joining her family in December.
School… With A Dash Of Daddy Woes
According to AsiaOne, the couple’s two children, son Aden and daughter Avery, have already started school in Taipei.
And it appears that their command of English has broken through a tier in the country.
“In Taiwan, Aden’s English is very good,” laughed Kate. “However, his Mandarin is lacking compared to his classmates.”
Yet, that’s not Pang’s biggest concern. Despite the availability of her own mother, who’s retired and lives near the couple’s Taipei home, she finds herself worrying for her husband – who is now the only parent in Taiwan with their two kids.
“I’m worried that Daddy will get depression,” she joked.
This is a view that’s evidently supported by the man himself. In an Instagram post on 30 September, Chen wrote how it was “hell” at the start.
“Honestly, I have never wanted Nor expected myself to be solely responsible for the the well-being of my children and the up-keeping of my home, even if it’s just for a couple of months,” he wrote.
But thankfully, he has also started to realise the positive side of the experience.
“The first week was hell, this week I’m starting to have small moments of absolute joy, thou they are often overshadowed by frustration still.”
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Life have it that I’m now a “single” dad in a foreign land. Honestly, I have never wanted Nor expected myself to be solely responsible for the the well-being of my children and the up-keeping of my home, even if it’s just for a couple of months. – The first week was hell, this week I’m starting to have small moments of absolute joy, thou they are often over shadowed by frustration still. What is clear is I now have a much better understanding of what my wife have been sacrificing for the family and for the “selfish” pursuit of my passion. – Also, I am now clearer than ever the roles and tasks I really want to be and take in my children’s life. How insightful this twist of event is proving. I think/pray I will survive the coming months. Will keep you guys updated. – Lastly, you #singleparents out there, you are a warrior, I hope the world and you kids know what you are doing for them. ❤️ – @kandiefamily @katepang311
Not The End Of Their Tenure Here
Lest you’re wondering, no, it’s not the end of the line for the couple as far as Singapore’s concerned.
According to Pang, the couple is not giving up on opportunities in Singapore.
And Chen has also stated his plans for the near future.
“Everything is okay as long as you’re with family,” he remarked. “Kate and I will return to Singapore often and also during the school holidays in Taiwan. It feels like we have one more home.”
So yes, you can probably still see them on the small screen in the future.
Which is a definite boon for all of us.
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