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Tiger mum, born 1974

Suzanne Wong, doctor, born in 1974, year of the Tiger.

Not all pigs are afraid of tigers. Not in Ms Wong's household, anyway.

She says: 'My husband was born in a year of the Pig and I can tell you for a fact that he still wears the pants in the family.'

The 35-year-old mother of three children, Oliver, six, and Christian, 2 ½, and Erin, a two- week-old baby girl, adds: 'I'm considered to be quite strong-minded and I do have quite a temper, but then, so does my husband.'

Her husband, 38-year-old engineer Gregory Verne Tan (left with Ms Wong and their two older children), agrees.

'Of course we have our arguments and she can be headstrong, but she does not always get her way,' he says.

Neither was it a concern for Dr Wong's in-laws that she was born in the year of the Tiger.

He adds: 'In fact, I've actually never heard of these superstitions, so it was not at all a concern when I married Suzanne.'

Dr Wong's parents are also not superstitious.

She says: 'Certainly, I have never been asked to perform rituals of any sort.

'The only thing I have heard is that because I was born in the afternoon, I am a 'sleepy tiger' and therefore less 'ferocious'.'

This article was first published in The Sunday Times.

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