On social media

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A NEW MUM: Taiwanese singer Lala Hsu has given birth to a son.

On Sunday, Hsu, 35, posted on social media a photo of her baby's ankles with the name tag, "Lala Hsu's son". She wrote: "I just... gave birth to a child."

The new mother was congratulated by many of her celebrity friends on social media, including singer Fish Leong, television host Sandy Wu and actress Florence Tan.

Hsu's husband, director Bill Chia, who is 11 years her senior, told Taiwan's Apple Daily he was happy being a father and that he felt tears welling up when he saw his child for the first time. The couple married in August 2018.

Hsu was named Best Mandarin Female Vocalist at the Golden Melody Awards in 2018 and held a concert in Singapore in August last year with fellow Taiwanese singers A-lin and Rachel Liang.

She had announced on social media in July that she was expecting a child and would continue with her music career during her pregnancy.

She took a break from singing from September as her due date was in late November and early December.

Netizens noted that Hsu and her son are born in the month of December, with her son sharing the same birthday as Mayday singer Ashin and Hong Kong singer Hacken Lee.

Ashin posted on social media photos of him eating noodles to mark his 45th birthday, while Lee put up a picture of a golf course-shaped cake to mark his 53rd birthday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2020, with the headline 'On social media'. Subscribe