Singer Dong Nhi is well loved by Millennials in Vietnam, since her popular songs such as Khoc (Cry) or Loi thu toi ngot ngao (Sweet Confession) are part of their youth. During her 10-year music career, Dong Nhi was named Prominent Ballad Female Singer at the Golden Apricot Blossom Award three times in a row. She received Asia’s Best Vietnamese Singer Award from MAMA, and was named South East Asia’s Best Singer at MTV EMA 2016.
In 2011, Nhi made her relationship with singer Ong Cao Thang public. Four years later, he decided to leave his singing career and became the private manager for Dong Nhi. His sacrifice touched people’s hearts.
In November of 2019, Nhi and Thang had a fairytale wedding on Phu Quoc Island. It is said that marriage is the turning point of every person’s life, and this is definitely the case for Nhi and Thang. Read on for their views on marriage and family.
Life gives nobody too many opportunities. We always live in the present, are happy with what we have, and work towards a more positive, fulfilling future for our small family.– Dong Nhi and Ong Cao Thang.
How do you feel now that you are married? Did you find out things about each other that you did not know before, bad habits for example?
Having been together for 10 years, we seem to know everything about each other. Yet, nobody is perfect, and people have bad habits. However, if a bad habit does not affect the marriage, then for us, it is a catalyst for the relationship rather than an irritating trait. There are many better things we need to cultivate together. In our relationship, we prioritize our partner, so we make changes together to become more harmonious every day.
Was Thang your ideal type? Do you believe in love at first sight or in love built up with time?
I talked about my ideal type 11 years ago on a show where we were MCs together for the first time. At first glance, Thang is not my type at all. However, love is unpredictable. We gave each other the chance to get to know the other person and figure out our relationship. Over time, our feelings for each other grew and we became inseparable.
How did you know Thang was the man of your life?
Thang gave me a clear direction for the future rather than vague promises of love. He is realistic, has a definite goal and most importantly, makes us both better and not worse. That’s what I wanted, so when he stepped into my life, I found in him my missing piece. I also stepped into his life and completed it. We have trusted each other and journeyed together for 10 years.
Can you share an unforgettable memory in all those years of love?
We have lots of happy memories. However, there is a memory that is imprinted on my mind. That was the first time I travelled abroad without Thang. We didn’t see each other for two weeks. It might not be a big deal for distanced couples but because we lovebirds had been together for such a long time, those two weeks were a challenge. I called Thang every day, and when I came back, he picked me up at the airport. I will always remember that burst of emotion when I saw him. It was the first and only time we have been apart on our love journey.
What is your love motto?
Cherish each other while you can. Life gives nobody too many opportunities. We always live in the present, are happy with what we have, and work towards a more positive, fulfilling future for our small family.
Marriage and family mean sharing responsibilities. Each person has a unique role to play in our home, and we need to be in agreement and honor the role of the other person.– Dong Nhi and Ong Cao Thang.
Now you are married, how do you balance work and family life?
This is something we have mentally prepared for for a long time. It is not too challenging for us to have work-life balance. We built the foundation for our shared dream. Then concentrated on work.
Now that things are getting more stable, we can spend more time on our personal life. We have an excellent support team, so we are not as nervous as before.
What does marriage and family mean to you?
Marriage and family mean sharing responsibilities. Each person has a unique role to play in our home, and we need to be in agreement and honor the role of the other person. Adults will be role models for children, so we need to be ready to live for each other and build our future.
What are some of your projects in the near future? Do you plan to visit Canada for work or travel, for example?
We have never been to Canada, so we want to discover this beautiful country. Travelling is our common interest, so one day we will take our small family to explore everywhere. This year, we have some small work projects. We hope that the audience will continue to support us.
What makes for a happy family life?
Women always have particular worries and difficulties and also great, indispensable values when it comes to family life. The sharing and support of men is crucial and essential in nurturing happiness.
Do you have a final message for the readers?
Thank you for loving and caring about us. We will continue to try and create impressive products with positive values to serve you well.
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