I am a Dutch mum married to a Brit and have two daughters, Elodie who is 2 and Josephine who is 9 months. We have been living in Dubai for almost 10 years now, with a little break of 2 years when we went back to London. We missed Dubai and came back!
WHERE IS HOME?
I was born in Korea and adopted by a family in the Netherlands where I grew up. Home for me is literally where the heart is, so as long as I am with my 2 daughters and my husband I am home.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
I always wanted to become a mother. And also a scientist. Actually I had a crush on a boy when I was 7 years old, he wanted to become an astronaut. People told me women could not become Astronauts (crazy, right!?) and they recommended me to become a scientist so I could work alongside him whilst he was on the earth.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a Life Coach, with a passion for working with women, helping them achieve their goals and dreams, and helping them to discover what really matters to them in life. Whether it is to take their career to the next level, starting their dream business, finding more contentment and happiness, or getting more energised and motivated.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
My eldest daughter just turned two in November and since recently she loves playing hide and seek, she calls it ‘Boo’. Her giggles and excitement make me so happy! Other than that I love to go swimming with them too.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
We love going for nice breakfasts with friends and their children, followed by a nice day at the pool. Ideally I would sneak in a nice lunch date too with my husband when the children are asleep.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
A few which comes to mind are 500 days of summer, Notting Hill and anything with Tom Hanks!
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
This has got to be cheese! Either a cheese platter or a cheese fondue would work for me!
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
So many places, but if I could choose one, I would go back to South Korea where I was born but have never returned too.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Having breakfast or lunch all by myself without the kids.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Always being able to live in the moment.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
So many things; the safety, cleanliness, weather, the mentality, the Sky is only the beginning.