Benny Chan Becomes Proud Father of 6.6 Pound Baby Girl!
Benny Chan’s (陳浩民)wife, Lisa Chiang (蔣麗莎), gave birth to a 6.6 pound little girl yesterday. The first-time parents named their daughter, Chan Ya Ru (陳雅薷). Witnessing his wife, Lisa, giving birth, Benny’s hands shook and he could not hold back tears. Benny and Lisa chose to have their daughter on the same day as Lisa’s birthday, thus there were two queens at Benny’s house that shared the same birthday!
Baby Arrived Early
Benny met with the press at 3:20 PM to announce the safe arrival of his 6.6 pound daughter, who kicked her arms and legs continuously. The baby’s grandparents decided upon the baby’s Chinese name of Chan Ya Ru, which refers to one who is well-mannered and equipped with knowledge. Benny and Lisa will choose the baby’s English name at a later time.
Benny revealed that his daughter’s due date was originally mid-December. At Lisa’s recent doctor visit, it was discovered through ultrasound scans that the baby’s umbilical cord had wrapped around her neck. Thus, the doctor advised that it was better to have the baby earlier than at a later date.
At 1PM yesterday, Benny and Lisa checked into the hospital for the scheduled delivery of their baby. Witnessing Lisa’s bleeding when the doctor performed the Caesarean section, Benny’s hands shook upon the sight of blood! “When the C-section was conducted and at the sight and smell of blood, I was very scared! My wife remained very calm. I cried when I saw my daughter being born!”
Still Living in the Shadow of Scandal
Benny took the opportunity to clarify vicious speculations after his press conference and apology in touching Rose Chan (陳嘉桓)inappropriately. “I cried at the press conference, but I have to clarify that my legs did not get weak. Afterward, the press said I acted fake!” (Did Benny spend $1 million HKD in order to settle the issue with Rose Chan ?) “Today is a big day; let’s talk about this another time!” (What will you be giving your wife?) “I will remain by her side and think about it later!”
Asked whether the harassment scandal had affected Benny’s work, he responded, “Our family has grown now; I need to work hard. I do not feel that the incident affected my work!” Asked whether Benny had announced his daughter’s birth to his friends, he said, “I called Evergreen Mak (麥長青)and Lam Chi Chung (林子聰). After speaking with the media, I will call Joe Ma (馬德鐘)and Timmy Hung (洪天明) to share the good news.” (Are you upset at Joe Ma [for pointing out that the harassment incident originated with you?] “Why would I be upset? He is my friend!”
Prior to giving birth, Lisa wrote on her blog that Benny was more anxious than her with the baby’s impending arrival. One month after her post-partum recovery, Lisa, Benny and their family will return to mainland China to visit relatives.
Excerpt from Orientaldaily.on.cc
Jayne: Congratulations to Benny and hope that parenthood will ground him more and make him realize that family should be cherished. One needs to be responsible and accountable for one’s behavior, as the consequences of irresponsible behavior may threaten the family unity.