I want to be a tai tai.
I would like to think that I am a tai tai.
But then again, what exactly is a tai tai?
I googled it and found a definition at Hello Tai Tai –
- noun 1. A term used in Chinese circles for supreme wife (implying situation where a man is wealthy enough to have several “wives’) but no longer strictly interpreted. Term now applies to citizens of the world with an Asian viewpoint who have bounds of time and money. A Tai Tai is a privileged lady of means.
To qualify as a Tai Tai, one has to have lots of leisure time, lots of money to spend and lots of gossip to exchange. A Tai Tai would win if Shopping were an Olympic event!
That confirms it. I don’t qualify. *dreams shattered*
And here’s my take on the difference between a tai tai and a home maker.
Tai Tai – wears diamonds.
Homemaker – wears a badly scratched plain white gold band. A polishing is due.
Tai Tai – wakes up looking forward to lunch with the ladies.
Homemaker – wakes up looking forward to leftovers from last night’s dinner.
Tai Tai – takes up cooking lessons or origami classes.
Homemaker – relies on cookbooks and free online photography classes.
Tai Tai – manages the household with $6000 allowance a month.
Home maker – manages the household with $600 a month.
Tai Tai – leaves the chores to the hired help.
distributes procrastinates her house chores throughout the week.
Tai Tai – Her best friend is the staff at the LV store.
Homemaker – Her best friend is her laptop.
Tai Tai – has manicured nails.
Homemaker – has boxes of household gloves.
Tai Tai – carries a spectrum of credit cards.
Homemaker – carries a spectrum of discount cards. Mostly supermarket ones.
Tai Tai – leisurely activity is shopping or an evening at the casino.
Homemaker – leisurely activity is a walk at the local supermarket.
me the hubby has to work harder. *stress stress*
*Disclaimer – This is merely for amusement. No offence intended to the real tai tais out there. I want to join the club!*