Andie Chen and Kate Pang Temporarily Relocate Kids to Taiwan
However, Kate also mentioned that this doesn't mean that the couple is giving up on opportunities in Singapore.
It’s not easy to pack up and move your life overseas but local celeb couple Andie Chen and Kate Pang have relocated their family to Taiwan for the time being.
Speaking to Lianhe Zaobao recently, Taiwan-born Kate, 37, explained: “Andie has some jobs in Taiwan and the initial plan was to fly between Taiwan and Singapore, but because of the pandemic and the quarantine, our plan was disrupted.”
Andie Chen and Kate Pang Relocate Kids to Taiwan
After a long discussion, the couple — who have been married for six years — decided to live in Taipei for the near future.
Their two kids — son Aden and daughter Avery — have already started school in Taipei. Kate laughed: “In Taiwan, Aden’s English is very good. However, his Mandarin is lacking compared to his classmates.”
For the moment, she is back in Singapore because of work but she’ll be flying to Taiwan in December. Her mother, who’s retired, lives near the couple’s Taipei home and will be able to help take care of the kids.
The relocation doesn’t mean that the couple is giving up on opportunities in Singapore, Kate added.
Worried about Andie as a ‘single’ father
While Andie, 35, is the only parent in Taiwan with their two kids, Kate is actually more worried about her hubby, whom she describes as a responsible man who is hard on himself. For example, he insists on helping Avery braid her hair when Kate feels he “didn’t need to push himself that much”.
She joked: “I’m worried that Daddy will get depression.”
Andie also confessed: “The hardest thing about raising kids is that your time is theirs. You can’t do your own things. After a while, it gets stressful.”
Initially, he was nervous about being a self-proclaimed ‘single’ father. It was very tough and tiring, he said. However, he’s getting used to it and he’s growing closer to his kids.
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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
“In the past, I thought being a dad meant reading with them and playing with them. Now that our relationship is better, I realised I almost missed the stage where we build closer ties with the kids,” he said.
Andie added: “Everything is okay as long as you’re with family. Kate and I will return to Singapore often and also during the school holidays in Taiwan. It feels like we have one more home.”
This article was first published on AsiaOne and republished on theAsianparent with permission.
Lead image source from Instagram / katepang311.