Songkran – Aff talk business and babies
Songkran: This can be regarded as our very first presenter work since the New Year. This is our second year with Samsung.
Aff: As for our house and condo project on instagram it’s another one of our works that we’re really excited about. We tried our very hardest to prepare for it the best possible. If everything goes accordingly we will open sales on the 15th for all 3 projects.
Songkran: That’s right, we invested nearly 3000baht (million?) because it’s 3 projects that include condos too.
How much has already been put on hold?
Sonkran: About 50%. The response has been really positive. I’m startled too because I didn’t think it would make this much news, considering the situation and how we only had one day open house to sell. Most of our clients came from Bangkok, also quite a bit of people from Isan too since we’re right in the middle. At first we were concerned because lately people don’t really want to spend money, so we did come to terms with that fact. However, when the day came, everything turned out better than expected. It could be perhaps our product is heavily promoted. Nonetheless, February 15-18 you’re invited to come.
You’re deemed as new estate contractors, does this make you anxious?
Sonkran: Honestly, we’re not that new because we’ve done this before, just that it was never this big in the past. Our team includes talented professionals whether it is Khun Aff or my dad. In addition to this, we took a long time to prepare for this project.
Are you thinking of doing anything else after this?
Songkran: Probably not yet. We want to finish this off first, because just this alone is already hard enough. This is already severe.
You want to sell it as fast as possible, so you can start having kids?
Aff: That’s right (laughs). We already have plans for that at the moment though. We’re still presently working on that (laughs).
Are you going anywhere special for valentines to add sweetness to your relationship?
Aff: We’re going to be at Paragon, doing work that day.
Songkran: As to whether or not we’re going before or after that date, it’ll probably be after that date, because next month I’m taking her travelling. The past year all we’ve done is work, so whether she wants to go travelling overseas or within the country is up to her.
Aff: Anywhere is fine, I only ask there to be a stop to the telephone rings (laughs). Nowadays starting from 7-8 in the morning the calls start coming in already (laughs).
Have the elders rushed you about having grandchildren for them yet?
Aff: No they’re not rushing, but when we ask they tell us yes they do want grandchildren.
Songkran: They’re not rushing, but we feel that they do want that. We tell them we’re trying our best (laughs). Just relax. Right now we’re counting the days and consulting with the doctor. When the time comes, the doctor will call to inform us.
That means you’ve been getting your health checked regularly?
Songkran: Yes often.
Aff: Yes, because we want the conception to be as natural as possible. We try our best to consult the doctor all the time, because if it’s not necessary we don’t want to use the GIFT (Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer) method. If we really can’t do it on our own, then we’ll seek that method.
So when do you think you’ll have a baby?
Songkran: At first we wanted one for the year of the horse. But the doctor said if we wanted one on time, we have only 3 months left, so that’s very little time left. Doing that would only put more pressure on us, because a healthy and strong male and female only has a 20% chance (of conceiving). Therefore if we make plans for a baby, the plans would be for the whole year.
Aff: Let it run its natural course. Also we have to go on vacations elsewhere so we can have a change in environment (laughs). It’s rather tiresome because we work all the time, and rarely ever have a break. That’s why I think it affects our ability to (make babies)… (laughs), because we don’t have time to relax.
Songkran: Next month we have some spare days, but to take a break the entire month, that’s not possible. Please give us some encouragement (laughs).
Source: Rakdara | February 12, 2014
Opening paragraph and Q&A regarding Um and Nat omitted