Jesus I am so sick of hearing about Zoe Tay's kid in the news.
I was reading the paper today and there was an article about her son's first month anniversary. And this was in the main section of the paper reserved for the more serious news, not the entertainment section. Here's an excerpt:
"But the star of the show was the little one who was unfazed by the endless camera flashes popping in his face. Dressed in pink trousers and a white shirt, he handled the attention like a seasoned celebrity, never once showing any sign of protest. Like mother, like son."
I tried to imagine how the reporter who did that story felt when her editor-in-chief gave her that story to cover.
The poor gal, she probably had lofty aspirations back in school of being a reporter who covered groundbreaking news events and the public about important issues. And here she was now, writing an article about a month old baby who literally has nothing to say, and having to give it a fake personality for her article. Reality sucks doesn't it? What's next? Will they be covering the moment when the kid walks his first step? Or says his first word?
"The entire Singapore rejoiced today as little Brayden said his first words this morning. It was 'Pee Pee'. Zoe Tay was glad she had her videocam to capture the moment so that she could share this joyous occasion with Singapore. It is expected that birth rates will increase tremendously after this event, as Zoe will probably inspire more women, both single and married, to have children after seeing how happy she is."
A month back, the media covered her birth as well as reported the fact that she didn't bathe for a month after that, it's a Chinese practice based on superstition. There was even an argument about whether she was being a good role model for other moms in their post-natal months. But if you have to take your cue from a celebrity when it comes to deciding on your bathing habits then maybe you shouldn't even be having kids in the first place.