TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
「簡約是優雅的基調。」這句話恰好印證了曾馨瑩私底下的穿衣風格，她表示近幾年開始喜歡休閒風，尤其經典的尼龍單品非常實穿，可正式可休閒，顏色也相當優雅，整體不會太複雜。「通常我選的服飾比較簡單，簡單中帶一點特色。」為曾馨瑩挑選衣著的一大準則，也透露自己日常的服裝搭配，基本上不會超過兩個顏色。平日裡她也會與13歲的大女兒妞妞一同享受穿搭的樂趣，「我覺得很有趣，現在有一個人可以跟你 Share，也覺得很開心，買了東西有人一起 Share，感覺沒那麼浪費。」也笑著說小女兒 QQ 看到也會很羨慕，隨意挑一件 T-shirt 給她，她就會很開心，溫柔笑顏裡滿是對女兒們的珍愛之情。
憶起去年前往台北榮總兒童癌症 92 和 93 病房，傳遞「愛閱讀 · 分享愛」計畫，捐贈上千套書本給病童，曾馨瑩一一詢問了他們的願望，「有個國中小女生，事前並不知道我是誰，她許了有難度的心願，想要韓國團體 BTS 的限量版 DVD。」幸虧有韓國朋友的協助，不僅請到 BTS 親自簽名，更特別錄了一段 VCR 為女孩加油打氣，也讓曾馨瑩放下心中大石，凡事盡善盡美的玲瓏心表露無遺。
維持婚姻，實屬不易。對於兩個人一同邁入婚姻的共識，曾馨瑩表示相愛容易相處難，面對現實肯定會有很多起伏，「最重要是彼此有沒有心想去解決，互相協調、溝通，任何一段婚姻不可能單靠一個人完全配合、退讓。」兩個相異的個體，如何在相處過程中為對方著想、如何去調適之間的關係，同時不受委屈，懂得堅持自我理念，皆是值得鑽研之處。「總歸最後，兩個人都要負責任。」提起成熟伴侶的特質，曾馨瑩笑說沒有什麼伴侶是很成熟的，「每個人都有自己的個性，個性最難改變，也不能說誰對誰錯，因為這是人的天性。」她認為大家還是要有這個認知「不要想去改變別人，但我會試著去溝通，互相包容及尊重。」放寬心看待世事，凡事便不會那麼繁雜，使本心保持自在安謐。每對夫妻間皆有獨特的溝通模式，曾馨瑩也分享近期郭董會傳訊息與 LINE 貼圖來傳遞情緒跟想法，「他會用跟年紀不太符合的可愛貼圖，我跟女兒看了都會發出會心一笑，後來我也會回一些可愛貼圖，也是種生活樂趣。」看似簡單平凡的對話，為繁忙夫妻倆的間隙日常捎來一抹甜蜜。
Eyes beaming with confidence, her every move radiates with the charm of a professional dancer. Through her bright smile, all fashion styles—whether it’s modern, elegant, or lively—are charged with her distinctive tenderness. Like a blooming white rose, she continues to take on life with purity and authenticity. Even as she is stepping into her fourteenth year of marriage, she is still the passionate dancer who bears the name, Delia Tseng.
With Simplicity and Ease
Simplicity is the foundation of elegance—a saying that perfectly captures Delia’s personal style. Recently, she has become more into casual attires. For instance, the classic nylon garments have proven to be extremely convenient and perfect for any occasion without being overly complex. “I usually go for simple choices, simple but with character.” Delia also shares that she rarely goes for color coordination that takes more than two different shades. In her spare time, she enjoys dressing up with her thirteen-year-old daughter, Sandy. “I think it’s so much fun now that there is someone who can share these clothes with you. It’s less wasteful, which I’m also happy about.” Chuckling, Delia says that her youngest daughter, QQ, sometimes gets a little jealous, but then gets very happy when she gets to choose a T-shirt. As Delia shares these cute life moments, it isn’t hard to feel her love for her daughters through her gentle smiles, a perfect manifestation of her motherly love.
Speaking of jewelry, she laughs and says there should be no woman who doesn’t like white diamonds. “The white and gold combination is probably still the best choice, depending on how you pair it with your outfit.” Focusing on the color of the buttons on her clothing and handbag, Delia often chooses jewelry that bears the same color, with white gold as symbols of simple modernity and gold as a totem of retro vintage. The way she pays attention to such minute details is rather fascinating. Other than her elegant style, lately Delia has started looking into male wristwatches as well. Replacing jewelry with watches, she finds the unconventional but personal style captivating. “I recently just bought a thick necklace with an American hippie feel, which I think suits me.” Nowadays, Delia is more drawn to jewelry with distinctive designs. Even when it’s paired with just a pair of jeans and white T-shirt, her personal style can be casually created.
On Child Education
Since she was a kid, Delia has cherished the dream of being a good wife and mother. With four generations living under the same roof, Delia is not only devoted to her family, but also dedicated to providing her three kids with proper education and support. Recalling the time before she got married, she had been teaching for almost twenty years and had gone on tour to countless countries. However, even with her experience, Delia had never wanted to be an internationally-renowned dancer. She was already prepared to step into the next stage of life. “I was certain I wanted to step into marriage. It’s fine if I still had to keep working, but I was most excited about having my own kids.” Thinking back to her pregnancy, Delia remembers how fascinated she was. The amazing process of bringing life to this world is something she can never forget, regardless of how much time has passed. She understood that if she wanted to dance again, she could. But the process of a kid growing up is something that cannot be repeated. “That’s how life is. Every stage comes with different changes that you need to accept. It’s all just a part of life.” Delia believes having her own children is such a wonderful and delightful thing. Now, besides her own life, her kids have become her goal and motivation. They have also become her source of happiness. A while ago, when Delia was feeling upset, without asking what was going on, Sandy immediately sent her a cute video of her singing and playing in her room. “In that moment, it felt like someone was emotionally there for me. I felt motivated and told myself that being happy is the most important thing.” On a daily basis, her kids always bombard her with the question of who she loves the most. Naive and playful, the way her kids interact with each other brings amusement to Delia’s life and never fails to light up her mood.
As kids grow up, parenting methods also change along with it; it’s something Delia is rather new to. Especially every time when Sandy transfers, it is a new experience and challenge. “First, we look at the environment. Then, the quality of the teachers and students. Lastly, it’s the interaction between the school and the parents.” With careful consideration, she evaluates the environment to make sure it’s the right one for her kids. It is also crucial to keep them motivated when it comes to learning. “It’s not about the scores, it’s about the manners.” Aside from academics, Delia also places emphasis on the development of talents. Through sustainable and relaxed approaches, she hopes that her kids can acquire multiple talents in a safe environment. To prevent changes that come with adolescence, Delia has begun to build her friendship with her oldest daughter. “I want her to know that I will become her best friend who will always be there to listen, to protect and to support, no matter what happens.” Perhaps because of her mother’s openness and understanding, Delia hopes that she can become both a friend and a mother for her daughter. Laughing lightly, she says that so far Sandy’s rebelliousness is not yet obvious.
A Positive Cycle
Always involved in philanthropy and charity, Delia has been a long-time supporter of youth and arts organizations. Speaking of recent special charity events, she recalls the 1111 Birthday Charity Project, which was hosted by Yonglin Foundation last year and created to support families in need of help. “Due to the pandemic, many underprivileged communities have been having trouble raising sufficient funds. We chose the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families last year because we wanted to help families in need.” Besides charity events, Delia also pays great attention to youth dance groups. Devoted to the promotion and cultivation of break dance, which will become an Olympic sport in 2024, she hopes that she could support the athletes with concrete actions. “Because I love dancing and I can feel that everyone is full of dreams. They are doing this not just for the competition, but also for Taiwan, so I’m happy that I get to help them fulfill their dreams.”When asked if there is a charity event that left an impression on her, Delia replies that every event is different. “Because everyone has their own story to tell.” Even though she always reminds herself to be brave and not to cry, every time Delia arrives at these events and meets all the people, the stories she hears always bring tears to her eyes. There are simply too many emotions in life—both good and bad—and too many things that are out of our control. As she arrives at the end of each event, she asks herself: “Am I doing enough? What can I do next?” Not only bringing Delia happiness and positive energy, but these meaningful events are also making her cherish what she has.
Recalling one of her visits to the Pediatric Cancer Center at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, specifically ward 92 and 93, Delia donated over a thousand sets of books and asked the kids about their dreams. “There was a junior high school girl who didn’t know who I was beforehand. She made a rather difficult wish; she wished for the limited edition BTS DVD.” Thanks to the help of her friends in Korea, not only did she get BTS to sign the DVD, but she also received a special video from the group to cheer the young girl on.
Clarity and Acceptance
Maintaining a healthy marriage is no easy task. When it comes to having a consensus on marriage, Delia says falling in love is easy, but getting along is difficult. “The most important thing is to have the dedication to solve the problems. It’s all about compromises and communication.” How do two different individuals learn to be considerate of each other? Or successfully find a balance between making compromises and standing your ground? These are all questions worth discussing. “In the end, it’s about two people.” Speaking of the qualities a mature partner should have, Delia smiles and says she believes there is no such thing as a mature partner. “Everyone has his or her own personality and that is hard to change. But there is nothing wrong about that because it’s human nature.” She believes it’s important to understand that we shouldn’t try to change other people. “We can try to communicate with them and learn to respect and accept them for who they are.” If we look at the world with an open heart and open mind, everything will be less complicated. While every married couple has their own way of communication, Delia shares that recently, Chairman Guo would send messages and LINE stickers to express his emotions and thoughts. “He tends to choose LINE stickers that are too cute for his age, which always makes me and my daughters laugh.” Simple but delightful, their cute interaction sure adds a touch of joyful romance to their busy schedule.
Happiness is Limited
In life, it’s unavoidable for us to go through ups and downs and encounter times when we feel exhausted. Of course, Delia is no exception, but she is someone who is good at adjusting. “I will always encourage myself and pick myself up with a positive mindset.” For her, the easiest way is through choosing the right friends. “Try to find yourself friends who are positive because we are often influenced by the people we are with.” Speaking of maintaining authenticity in her marriage, Delia says she always reminds herself that she is not Mrs. Guo, she is Delia Tseng. “I am still who I was before. I always tell myself, just because I’m Mrs. Guo, it doesn’t make me special. It only means that I have married a famous person, that’s all.” Her friend once told her she could have lived more luxuriously and she replied, “In life, having certain things is more than enough because there are so many hardworking people in this world. I think happiness is limited. If I choose to use it all up just like that, I’m afraid one day I’ll lose all of it. So cherish your happiness, and don’t waste it.” As a Scorpio known to be romantic and rational at the same time, Delia is always grateful for what she has. Staying safe and healthy is perhaps the most precious gift one can ever receive. When asked about her future plans, she hopes that she could make real change with her power. “Honestly I’ve never thought I would have the ability to help society. It wasn’t until the last few years that I realized I am capable of helping our society and the people around me.” As she continues her journey of life, I am certain that Delia will keep devoting herself to philanthropy and continue to spread her selfless love with elegant sophistication and absolute maturity.