As a father to a teenage son, Joe Ma (馬德鐘) regularly has discussions over safe sex practices at home. Although this may be a taboo subject in many Chinese families, Joe believes that 16-year-old Ma Zai Xiang (馬在驤) should be prepared to act responsibly and safely in a sexual relationship.
An overachiever in high school, Zaixiang plays the violin, and has won countless medals in swimming and Tae Kwon Do. Joe firmly said that Zai Xiang has no time for dating. Between his school work and his love for sports, Zai Xiang has never had a girlfriend. However, possessing a rather open attitude towards teenage romance, Joe would not object to his son bringing home a girl.
Joe already had the big talk regarding safe sexual behavior with Zai Xiang. Joe said, “As a father, this should be talked about. Additionally, he goes to an international school; the school system will teach even more on the subject. The most important thing is safety.”
Regarding Father’s Day, Joe shared his upcoming plans. Coincidentally, Joe’s father’s Lunar calendar birthday falls on the same day as Father’s Day this year. To commemorate this extra heart-warming occasion, Joe disclosed that the entire family will be having a quiet dinner together to celebrate. Placing more emphasis on the family being together for the holiday, Joe laughingly stated that he is not expecting any gifts from his son.
Asked to comment on Oxide Pang (彭順) and Liddy Li‘s (李悅彤) extra-marital affair, Joe revealed that he had previously worked with the director before, but is unsure of his personal affairs. “I don’t know the story, but I hope it’ll settle down soon because only the people who are actually involved will know.” Married for 21 years to teenage sweetheart Karen Cheung (張筱蘭), Joe stressed the importance of proper communication and necessary compromise in a long-term relationship.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.