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What does it mean to be a mum who prioritises her wellbeing, happiness and career above family and kids? Well for Teh May Wan, having martinis with her girlfriends are de rigueur. But she's also a responsible mother who's raising her two daughters
 
Teh May Wan is a veejay, host and mother of two.

 

Photo: Raymond Lee / Capsue Productions

One half of May and Choy, Teh May Wan is a familiar face to many of us. You may remember her as part of the Durian Twins in local film 881 or have seen her hosting on MTV. Well, she tells us what's important to her as a #mefirstmum and isn't afraid to say what's on her mind.

 

Why is being #mefirst important to you?

I think it’s very important for every mum to take time out for herself. Some may view this as selfish, but I personally feel that when I have some time to myself, I can become a better mother. So if you feel you need to go out and have a quick lunch with your girlfriends, a spa day or even a night out, do it. I always feel that it’s so good for the soul.

 

What do you need to be a #mefirstmum?

I go out with my friends and have a nice lunch or coffee or wine.

 

How do you feel when you're judged for your actions?

Everyone who knows me very well would know that I’m 100 per cent devoted to my children. But I feel that when you have kids, your life doesn’t have to revolve around them. They’re my new normal, but I do not stop my life for them. I just need some time to be me. I’m also an adult, I’m also a woman, and I need to go out and feel good about myself
 

VIDEOGRAPHY: Alicia Chong
STYLING: Bryan Goh 
HAIR & MAKEUP: Angel Gwee

ALSO READ: #MEFIRSTMUMS: NORA SHEREEN LIM BELIEVES THAT AS A MOTHER, HER HAPPINESS ISN'T NEGOTIABLE

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