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"Your son doesn't look Singaporean!" "Your husband isn't local right?"

I've been receiving these kinda comments quite regularly from strangers,ever since the boy was a mere babe. Lately, I seemed to be getting more of such remarks. Most said he looks kinda japanese which I reckon,is a compliment since the jap kids i've seen are really adorable. I guess it has to with his brown longish-hair and to a certain extent, his tan.. which is the result of his regular swimming lessons.

Decided to have his hair shorn off. Had no choice but to leave it long because of his filming which ended on Monday. Thought to myself..maybe I'll receive less of such comments then..

After the hairstylist was done with the haircut, she turned to me and asked "Eh, your boy looks Japanese! Is your husband one?"

Kua kua..

Aidan's film shoot finally ended much to our relief. He had so little scenes but those shoot required him to be on the set from 7am to abt 4pm on Sat and the entire morning on Monday. Thankfully, the boy had tons of energy and managed to complete most of the scenes without much hiccups. He also grew quite attached to some of the cast and crew and enjoyed hanging out with them when it wasn't his turn to be in the scene. The most tedious part was the waiting..Deep down inside, I was cussing the director for not shooting all the kid scenes first but I knew I was being irrational. The various scenes required different locations so it wasn't possible. Was really glad when the last scene was shot!

There was one scene which cracked me up. His screen mom had just grabbed him from the playground and was admonishing him in mandarin for only thinking of playing."你要听你妈妈的话..okay?" she said. Aidan stared at her and went "You are not my mommy!" He turned towards where I was standing and pointed at me "there! that is my mommy!", he exclaimed.. Alamak! Marc the director had to instruct him not say anything but "okay", which he managed to for the next few takes.
Some pics taken at his film shoot..


Some of you guessed that I was the Angelia Lee that was quoted in the recent Sunday Times and smsed me abt it. The article was written by an intern who'd gotten my contact from Belle,her colleague, who used to intern with TNP. She badly needed someone who was willing to be quoted for the article and so I agreed (colleague mah). I did tell her that I thought I wasn't suitable because I didn't think I'm considered that extravagent or extreme (I know of parents who are spurge more on their kids and put their kids in many more enrichment classes). Also, I told the writer that I didn't wanna come across as boastful. The writeup was done quite a while back and the intern is no longer with SUT.

Well,it was a short quote BUT she got our surnames wrong! My son became Aidan Tay and I took on my husband's surname..His friends were ribbing him about it. Thankfully, he wasn't insulted although he did mutter under his breathe "Sue them!" Yeah sure..


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Dec. 5th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
yah..my mil said that too when she visited us today! maybe it's 'cuz of the sideburns :P

oi..1.30am and u r still awake? and u wake up abt 4/5am everyday? *kowtow*
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(no subject) - angeliatay - Dec. 5th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 5th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Aidan sure looks jap with the tan and new trim. You got leng zai son! I so envy Aidan's almond eyes and long lashes. He took on whose eyes?
Dec. 5th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
hmm..neither i think. some say he has my eyes but i think his eyes are bigger. he got longer & curlier eyelashes too!

heh..dunno whether he'll still be lengzai when he grows up.
(no subject) - wwenzz - Dec. 6th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 5th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
he looks totally like a jap boy in the 2nd pic!!
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
heh..bopien lah. guess i will be getting such comments even more even with his haircut :P i'll consider it a compliment!
(no subject) - smallbully - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 5th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
aiyo! the photo of you and him.. below the one he erh playing with the i dunno red thing, he looks so cute lah!

really like ri ben ren.
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
i like that pic of him playing with the red (i also dunno what) thing..he looks so posey :P
Dec. 6th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Haha, he must've been thinking why his screen mum was chiding him since he did nothing wrong! So clever.
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
he was probably more blur because his mandarin isnt v good and was trying to figure what she was saying :P
Dec. 6th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Wah, he's so flamboyant in the first pic. ;)
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
cute hor. nowadays, he loves to have his pic taken and can be very affectionate =)
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
hahaha...Aidan is quite a character to tell her screen mum that!!!! he must be the highlight of the filming crew huh? kekeke...

now i am confused...Aidan's surname is Tay or Lee?? hehe...ming gets this alot too esp. when he goes to company functions with me, or to hotels when i was the one who booked the rooms in my name...being called "mr. chan" kakaka...
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
Aidan's surname is Lee. Mine is Tay. I didn't adopt hubby's surname when we got married.

Actually, hub is kinda used to it when pple think he's Mr Tay instead of Mr Lee esp amongst my friends..but still kinda paiseh lah!
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Ahhh so cute your boy. He's totally swallowed up by that pink sheet at the hairdresser's!

And the screen mum must've been really tickled!
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
he didnt mind the pink sheet! He declared he was the pink power ranger when the hairstylist placed it over his head..

heh..everyone laughed when he said that! the screen mom was like blur!
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
heh! aidan is just as good looking as ever!

p.s. letting kids hang by their arms in the air, the way aidan was in the 2nd pic of the film shoot, is not a good idea. easier to get brachial plexus injuries esp in very young children.
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
actually, aidan is the culprit. he likes to 'hang' - by lifting up his legs when there are two persons holding onto his hands on either side. His screen parents weren't exactly swinging him about..he was swinging himself so the 2 of them were holding onto him tightly to prevent him for falling..

we've told him many times not to do it but the naughty boy still persists *headache*. that's why nowadays, only one of us holds his hand!
i didn't know that - razzleydazzley - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: i didn't know that - angeliatay - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
haha...maybe Glen forseen this before we got married and that's why he requested me to use his surname LOL! The whole family is Lim now, I think people hardly remember my maiden surname anymore.

The new hairdo is making Aidan look even more jap! So kawaii!!!!
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
eh what is ur surname anyway?!

see you on the 17th eh!! all kiddos will be there right?!
(no subject) - flipover - Dec. 6th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC) - Expand
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Dec. 6th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
ya..super blur man! i cringed when i read the article :P
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)

everytime you post pictures with aidan.. i will always be leaving comments like "SO CUTE!" haha!

sorry for repeating.. but aidan really looks very cute. haha! the hairdresser gave him japanese sideburns!
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
he already has sideburns before the haircut..the hairstylist cut it a li' only. I wanted it to be cut even more but she refused. Said the hairstyle goes well with such longish sideburns. So his new hairstyle is short but still long :P
(no subject) - dotteddreams - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
What a handsome bub he is and your skin looks amazing!!!
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
my skin isnt that good actually..as id mentioned several times..i do photoshop my pics..i dont need to touch up aidan though. i love kids' complexion..so nice and smooth :)
(no subject) - makeupmag - Dec. 6th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
Aidan's getting cuter as he gets older.
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
heh as a parent, i've always thought he's been that cute..
but now when i look back at his earlier pics..i must say you're right :P
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
his tan makes him look even more leng zai!
Dec. 6th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
i actually prefer him to have fair skin..
he has a golf tan now because his swim suit stops above his knees and above his elbows :)
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