Wednesday February 13, 2013
Liow’s hubby does all the housework on top of giving surprise present on Valentine’s Day
By YVONNE LIM
PETALING JAYA: June Liow's husband makes her feel like a queen on Valentine's Day Sam Yeo, 50, does not let her do any housework.
“He will do the laundry, cook the meals and pamper me,” said the 45-year-old secretary, adding that this had been the way over the last 15 years of their marriage.
Another feature of Valentine's for Liow is Yeo's “surprise” present.
“Sam would always buy me things I desired. Last year, he bought me a watch because I had earlier said I needed a new one,” she said.
The couple attribute the success of their marriage to “being considerate and communicating well. Those are the two essentials for a lasting relationship”.
As for K. Krishnan and his wife, romance is still in the air even after 32 years of marriage.
The couple, who have three grown-up children, never forget to celebrate every birthday, wedding anniversary or Valentine's Day.
This Valentine's, Krishnan, 64, will, as usual, buy his wife a bottle of her favourite perfume.
“Small gestures like these keep things going,” he said, while joking he made the effort to remember the occasions so that he did not “get into trouble with her”.
He said the secret to a lasting relationship was to give each other “space”.
“Imagine holding a handful of sand. You can't squeeze too tightly, or else all the sand will slip through your fingers and fall out.
“You have to hold it just right and hold it carefully,” he said.
But not everyone is a fan of Valentine's Day.
William Chai, 51, does not see the logic behind commemorating Feb 14, but sends his wife flowers and takes her out for a special meal anyway because it makes her happy.
“To me, it is just another day. Why one day should be extra special, makes no sense to me.
“But I do it for her because she likes it and that is important to me,” said Chai, who has been married to Christina for 14 years.