From the third party incident to considering divorce, Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) has always been very open about her marriage to Chapman To (杜汶澤). Speaking in her usual candid manner, Kristal reveals how her marriage survived multiple odds, including their lavish lifestyle when their money flowed abundantly. However, Kristal realized that money is not their greatest wealth, but rather their love and unity in marriage.
“When we had a lot of money, we experienced the downside to our relationship. No matter how much money we spent, it was all on the surface just for show. Without experiencing a loss, we’ll probably still think we are on top of the world, lost in our little bubble. I had to stop and ask myself – did a spontaneous vacation to London and spending a few thousand dollars to shop truly make me happy?
“Chapman made a hefty income filming for Infernal Affairs <無間道> while working at the radio station. When someone recognizes you on the street after working for so many years at ATV, you feel like you finally accomplished a little success. I don’t want to exaggerate, but one time, I woke up and asked Chapman, ‘What should we have for breakfast?’ He suggested sharkfin and we really went to have sharkfin for breakfast. At that time, we ate and bought whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted.
“Chapman really wants to take care of me and provide me a good life. When he had spare time from filming, he would make extra money from playing mah jong and buying stocks. But then we realized that we were living a very empty lifestyle. Even though we lead a much more simple life now, we are both very comfortable. Chapman deposits all of his income into our company’s account and I give him his requested $15,000 HKD allowance each month. He thinks he’ll play around too much if he has too much money so he likes this set amount. This makes him more disciplined in how he chooses to spend it. Besides, he thinks it’s fun!”
“Chapman and I believe that a united love is the greatest wealth, not measured by how much money you have in your bank account. We now have a common goal – which is to live a comfortable and happy life – something that money cannot buy.”
Source: Oriental Daily
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