Young couple shares secret to juggling work, family, 'kilig'


Posted at Sep 14 2017 03:35 PM | Updated as of Feb 01 2018 04:15 PM

MANILA -- In a city that constantly battles traffic, it seems impossible to do so much in one day. But this young couple from Taguig City proves they can still be heroes at work and at home.

On a typical Monday morning, young couple Henny Mae and Johnny Goodwin Chua would wake up before dawn to gear up for work. While Johnny helps their children prepare for school, Henny Mae makes breakfast for the whole family.

They should all be prepared to leave the house at around 6:20 a.m. or else would "be eaten up by traffic," as Johnny puts it.

After dropping off their kids at school, Johnny would drive his wife to her office in Bonifacio Global City. Then he would head to his office in Quezon City, where he has been working for the past 14 years.

Given this tight schedule, it is easy to think that this young couple no longer have time for other things outside work and family. But that's far from the truth.

Ensuring quality time

Although they follow a strict schedule, Johnny and Henny Mae make sure they leave enough time to play with their kids.

"We spend some time with them while having dinner, then comes the quality time. We play games, watch TV, or just goof around," Johnny shared.

As soon as their kids fall asleep, the couple makes sure they also spend time to share their new experiences at work and discuss future plans for their family. They take every opportunity they find to hang out with their friends or have a romantic dinner for their own dose of "kilig."

On weekends and holidays, after doing some errands, the couple would usually spend the whole day with their kids. They would go to the mall or enjoy a picnic at a park. Every Sunday, the whole family would go to church together and share a sumptuous meal afterwards.

Keeping fit, healthy, and mobile

Both Johnny and Henny Mae don't follow a strict diet plan, but they eat everything in moderation.

Henny Mae makes sure she eats mostly healthy food -- unless it's her so-called "cheat day." And if she has extra time after work, she tries to hit the gym or do yoga.

"It’s important to stay fit, strong, and healthy. It's an outlet for your stress. Workout also boosts your image by making you look younger, while giving you more self-confidence in taking all the hurdles in life," Henny Mae said.

Johnny, on the other hand, believes a fit body and a sound mind help him live life to the fullest, ensuring that he fulfills his responsibilities as a young professional and a family man.

"It just allows me to do whatever I want without holding back," he said. "This also helps a lot in terms of being able to fulfill my daddy duties to my kid and hubby duties to my wife."

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