Domesticating Peter Tan

Never have I thought I would be doing the things I have been doing lately. When Mum was around, I had a good life. All my needs were well looked after. After she was gone, there was a maid to take care of all the household chores. With the maid?s impending departure next month, I have been making plans to take over the two more significant tasks – cooking and laundry.

Today marks another milestone in my life. After cooking a two-dish meal, I did the laundry as well. Those two tasks I have done before but not both on the same day. It was not as difficult as I had expected. However they were time consuming and I foresee that when I fully take over those two and other household chores, I will have little time left for leisure activities such as surfing and blogging. Still, being able to look after myself despite my severe disabilities was such a fulfilling feeling.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

16 thoughts on “Domesticating Peter Tan”

  1. indeed, peter, indeed. i admire you so much for being able to do the chores, being able to take care of yourself.

    you put me to shame. i don’t even cook or wash (or clean the house!).

  2. good work, u are doing good there. Keep up the good work n soon it wud be an easy one for ya n u wud get used to it. God Bless You. 🙂

  3. JxT2J,
    Hopefully through practice it will be easier.

    … and wax you too.

    Never to late to begin.

    Why not?

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    Life Feel,
    One day at a time.

    Indeed, disability is a state of mind. I have been disabled by this mentality for far too long.

    I draw inspiration from others too. 😀

    If you can make an omelette, you can cook!


    Thanks. I needed to begin somewhere and this is it.

  4. Once u start u will find it easy, so keep up ur good work. One just has to get use to it nia … there is no man or woman work in this modern life.

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