Minor Issues: Fat-shamed as a kid, I raise my boys to be healthy

Columnist Abel Ang was overweight as a kid, as seen in pictures taken when he was about 10 (left) and 14. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ABEL ANG
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SINGAPORE - I spent my entire childhood as an obese and overweight child. By the time I turned 12, I had grown accustomed to constant teasing about being fat.

My nicknames included Chubby, Fatso, Fatty Bom Bom and the all-time favourite Fat Albert, adapted from a then popular children's television series, Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids.

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