Ella’s forthcoming over the birds and bees


Compiled by C. ARUNO, RAHIMY RAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN

TAIWANESE singer Ella Chen (pic) believes in being forthcoming about the birds and the bees with her son, Sin Chew Daily reported.

She said her four-year-old boy had already started asking her related questions.

Apparently, she told him: “It’s because mummy and daddy are in love, and it is the fusion between mummy’s egg and daddy’s sperm that we get such a cute David (her son).”

The mother of one chided fellow celebrity Umin Boya, who recently became a father, on his attempt to answer the question “where do babies come from” during a show.

Boya tried to explain that babies were a product of their parents’ “love juices” before being interrupted by Chen.

“We can’t explain it like that! If we don’t do it properly now, when will we have the opportunity to educate them?” she said.

Chen, 39, married a Malaysian businessman in 2012. She is a member of Taiwanese all-girl trio S.H.E.

>A worker at a restaurant in Sarawak referred to a vegetarian customer as an “alien”, prompting her to lament about the lack of respect shown to non-meat eaters like her, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Identified as Zhang, she was at a restaurant in Kapit on Sunday and ordered a chicken pasta as it did not have a vegetarian menu.

She gave instructions to leave out the chicken. When she got the bill, she was shocked to see a note scribbled on it, which said: “Vegi only... dea alien (sic).”

She complained to the manager, who dismissed it as a harmless joke.

Furious, Zhang posted it on Facebook. “I do not eat meat. Is that wrong? Why am I being labelled an alien?” Zhang wrote.

> Hong Kong actress Myolie Wu gave birth to her third son on May 4, Sin Chew Daily reported.

“Yes it’s a boy... AGAIN!!” she posted on social media and revealed that he had been named Liam.

“Liam is an Irish name, it means ‘a protector who is determined’, ” said Wu, 41.

She said her older boys had names of Irish origin as well.

Brendan was born in 2017, followed by Ryan two years later.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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