COMMENTARY: Seven years ago, Nasreen Majid lost her child a few hours before going into labour. She writes about what happened on the day she was supposed to give birth, finding out that her baby had no heartbeat and coping with the grief in the wake of her child's death. This article has been republished with permission from theAsianparent and is part of the Project Sidekicks campaign that aims to reduce stillbirth rates in Southeast Asia by 10 per cent in the next three years. October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. By Nasreen Majid August 14, 2013 was a day that changed my life. When my waterbag burst, I did not know what to expect. It had, after all, happened, too quickly. No sooner was I walking around experiencing strange intermittent pains when my water bag burst and I found myself on the way to the hospital. My first labour had been induced so I had no idea what to expect this time. As the car trundled along to the ... » Learn More about I lost my child hours before going into labour. 7 years & 2 kids on, I still remember what it was like.
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Your surname is your first connection with your family. In keeping with Singapore’s traditions, a child’s surname represents the link with their biological father and his family, and forms a part of their identity. But what if you didn’t want that for your child, can you change child’s surname? That’s the question a Reddit user by the handle okaykaren recently posed on the community website. Can we choose a newborn surname in Singapore? Although the question was innocent, it left netizens divided. Some quoted the rules. As one user wrote, “[The baby] will follow father’s surname unless illegitimate. If you would like your child to have your surname, would be best for the father to change to your surname so that the baby will be registered with your surname. If not they have to carry deed poll around till they get their IC. Subsequently if the father want to change back his surname he can do so.” While others were more forthcoming with wanting to challenge such ... » Learn More about Can parents in Singapore choose a new surname for their children?
SEREMBAN: Police foiled an attempt to smuggle 345kg of ketum leaves, packed in polystyrene boxes and declared as fish, during an inspection at a roadblock near here early on Friday (June 25). District police chief ACP Mohd Said Ibrahim said a 34-year-old lorry driver and his 26-year-old attendant were also detained at the roadblock near the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway at around 3am. “Police on duty stopped the lorry and asked the driver for the relevant documents. “The driver then produced a letter from the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) which allowed him to transport essential items,” he told reporters. ACP Mohd Said added that when police asked the driver what was in the boxes he was transporting, they were told it was fish. The driver claimed that he was from Merbok in Kedah and was sending the consignment to Port Dickson. “When we checked the boxes, we found that the contents were not fish as claimed by the driver. “The driver and the attendant ... » Learn More about A fish story that didn’t fly: Lorry driver and attendant nabbed for transporting ketum leaves
Bridgerton to be a bit “overwhelming.” The British heartthrob offered up his thoughts on the steamier scenes he had to film for the smash hit Netflix series. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on a roundtable featuring actors including John Boyega, Josh O’Connor, Jonathan Majors and Chris Rock, the British-Zimbabwean actor said he had to send warning texts to his family members who were excited to watch him on the Shonda Rhimes-produced romantic drama series. As fans know, things significantly heat up by the fourth and fifth episodes — with the much-quoted “I burn for you” moment. “No one was sufficiently prepared. I wasn’t sufficiently prepared, and I was there,” Page laughed. “I think people were grateful for the intensity of the romantic aspects of Bridgerton; I’m not sure how grateful I was to watch it for myself. The 31-year-old continued: “It was overwhelming. I think people were looking to be overwhelmed. My family doesn’t want to be overwhelmed by my backside, ... » Learn More about Steamy ‘Bridgerton’ sex scenes were ‘overwhelming’, says actor Rege-Jean Page
British model-actress Cara Delevingne has opened up about her insecurities about her breasts. "Like ever since I was a kid, I was like, 'I wanna have a boob job, my boobs are uneven'," she said in the latest episode of the Make It Reign With Josh Smith podcast on Tuesday (June 22). The 28-year-old said: "I get it because it comes from a place of deep insecurity." What stopped her was that she didn't feel comfortable opening up to her fans about going under the knife, even though she is not opposed to plastic surgery. "I've gotten close to thinking about it and luckily at that moment go, 'Well, if I was to do it, then I don't think I could be honest about it,'" said the top model who has walked the runway for luxury houses such as Chanel, Fendi and Burberry. "That would be a problem because I just think that young girls or young boys need to know that some things aren't naturally obtainable, you know, which is fine." She added that she hoped plastic surgery would become ... » Learn More about Actress Cara Delevingne has considered a boob job as she thinks her breasts are uneven
On Wednesday, pop icon Britney Spears petitioned for her release from the conservatorship that has kept her activities and financial assets under the control of her father, Jamie Spears, since 2008. During a court appearance for a hearing in her case, Spears said via telephone,"I'm not happy. I'm so angry it's insane, and I'm depressed. I cry every day." In her testimony, Spears recounted physical and emotional hardships she said she'd been forced to endure under the court-mandated conservatorship. Among them, she alleged that her family had forced her to perform in Las Vegas with a high fever, placed her on a lithium treatment that made her feel "drunk" and insisted she continue to use an IUD to prevent pregnancy. Conservatorships – also known as legal guardianships – are designed to protect people who cannot take care of themselves, such as the elderly, infirm and mentally disabled. The hearing was held at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. ALSO READ: Britney ... » Learn More about Mariah Carey and Cher among celebs voicing support for Britney Spears
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Lianhe Zaobao publishes opinion pieces by people from many different schools of thought because it is a platform for people to exchange views, Zaobao editor Goh Sin Teck said on Friday (Jun. 25). Goh was speaking on a panel for the Forum on Race and Racism in Singapore, organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). In addition to Goh, the panel comprised Elmie Nekmat, Associate Professor in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS); Daniel Goh, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at NUS; and Laavanya Kathiravelu, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). It was moderated by Professor Paulin Straughan, Dean of Students and Professor of Sociology at Singapore Management University. Why does Zaobao ... » Learn More about We publish differing opinion pieces, including on race, to exchange views: Zaobao editor
The Singapore Heritage Society recently launched the Bukit Brown Wayfinder trail -- a self-guided trail for people to explore the heritage and culture of the Bukit Brown cemetery. The DIY trail spans a mind-boggling 25 different tombs which provide a very comprehensive understanding of the variety of tombs found in the Bukit Brown cemetery, as well as the history behind this iconic place. While the guide is 115 pages long, there are interesting nuggets of information that you can glean from it. How Bukit Brown got its name For example, did you know that Bukit Brown is the first place in Singapore to be given an official Malay-English hybrid name? The place was named after George Henry Brown, a Briton who built his home on what is today's Mount Pleasant. How to differentiate tombs belonging to different dialect groups Another interesting bit of information found in the guide are tips on differentiating between tombs of different dialect groups, and teaches you ... » Learn More about New Bukit Brown guide is a must-have to explore the cemetery & make sense of its tombs
Stinky tofu often makes the headlines when stores have to close due to complaints about their smell. The fermented dish is a common sight at stalls in Taiwan's night markets, and is sometimes considered the "national snack of Taiwan" . While we can't travel to Taiwan at this point, some will be happy to know that a new stall selling stinky tofu has opened in Newton Food Centre. Here's a photo of the store front of Man Kou Xiang Stinky Tofu posted by The REAL SG Vegetarians 生活要素 on Facebook: "Rather mild for stinky tofu" According to The REAL SG Vegetarians 生活要素 , the page said that the dish was "rather mild for a stinky tofu". Here's a look at the fried stinky tofu dish: Another Facebook user Alwyn April also echoed the same sentiment, saying that the tofu is "less smelly" than the ones she tried in Taiwan. She said that the stall could have reduced the "smelliness" of their tofu after receiving complaints. This is what the Fried Black ... » Learn More about New hawker at Newton Food Centre sells fried stinky tofu with mala sauce, prices start from S$5
About four months after Dee Kosh's scandal exploded over the internet, Xiaxue has finally given her take on the matter. The blogger-turned-influencer, who has collaborated with Dee Kosh on several videos, said that she had kept silent until now as Dee Kosh "didn't want more drama." However, she has decided to air her views after Dee Kosh was recently thrust under the spotlight when a photo of him carrying out CWO (Corrective Work Order) surfaced online, and Ryan Tan from Night Owl Cinematics addressed the ongoing saga on his Instagram Stories. Still friends Xiaxue uploaded two Instagram Stories, with the bottomline being that she is still friends with Dee Kosh. One of the main reasons for that was the fact that he had stuck with her when she was embroiled in her own scandal in June this year, where the "woke mob" was bent on destroying her livelihood. Xiaxue said that Dee Kosh had offered his "support and advice" then, instead of taking the easy route to disavow ... » Learn More about Xiaxue breaks silence on Dee Kosh saga, says she is still friends with him