It has been around two years since my wife, Olivia, left her corporate job in one of the biggest banks in Malaysia and join me in business. When I started the entertainment business doing shows as Mr Bean impersonator, and saw the business growing, I had a strong desire to have my wife beside me for a few reasons.
One of the reasons is that I enjoy her company. Many of our friends might not know this but I enjoy having her around no matter what the setting or the event. We were a typical couple under employment that we will kiss goodbye in the morning, go to our respective offices and meet later in the evening after 8 to 9 hours (after work), go home and have dinner and sleep (plus whatever happens at night;). So, I did not feel right about that. I felt that since I made a decision to marry this woman, I should be spending more time with her than my boss and office colleagues. Hope it makes sense.
Another reason that I wanted to work with my wife is that I wanted to be safe when it comes to temptations towards other women or other forms of temptations. Being an entertainer I am exposed to different environments during events like mixing with other performers, dealing with agents, sometimes going to perform in places where people are drinking and lots of sexy girls around. As much as I want to claim that I am a steady man, yet, it is better to have a preventive measures than looking for a cure later. Just like in the Bible when (paraphrased) Peter told Jesus that he will never betray Him and guess what, he did and not once but three times just like Jesus told him. So it is not bravery to claim that I am a steady man. So having my wife around in all those places that I perform gives me peace of mind. Plus, my agents know that Olivia is my wife so everything is clear.
The third reason that I will share in this write up is this. Most of the routines that I use in my shows, the ideas came from my wife and most of the people do not know that. She encouraged me from day one and gave me the confidence to face my fears and try new things.
The journey has been and it is still very exciting. The bottom line, I enjoy working with my wife.
Hi guys, Faiket Luari here. I am originally from a small beautiful country called Albania. For more than 20 years have been living in Asia, mostly in Malaysia. I am a trainer, coach, entertainer & investor.