Alex Junior (AJ) Tien may not live in Singapore, but he is a familiar name to many Singaporeans, thanks to his mama, Singaporean actress Yvonne Lim. Although he may be out of sight, he’s definitely not been out of mind, having graced many magazine covers in Singapore.
We first learnt about his impending arrival when Yvonne announced her then upcoming nuptials to former Taiwanese boy band member, Alex Tien — the kiddo was technically present at his parent’s wedding. When he finally greeted us outside the womb, the little one got us all cooing over him with his chubby cheeks and button nose.
We couldn’t help but go aww when we saw this photo of him and his dad sleeping with their mouths open.
AJ seems to be a Lakers fan despite his young age, although we have to wonder if this is mummy or daddy’s doing.
It seems that the stars are aligned for him to become a superstar — his very first taste of the showbiz life came even before he turned one, when he was part of a photoshoot for local magazine, 8 Days.
Here’s another cover that he shot for recently, this time with daddy present too.
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Mummy seems to think he has a natural talent for acting. Another one to add to the Mediacorp stable in the near future perhaps?
Then again, mummy probably does know best given the amount of time she spends with him.
Thanks to the more varied weather in Taiwan, he has been able to pull off the athleisure look — a Superman sweater and sneakers — without sweating it out like he would have here in Singapore.
Despite him being mostly in Taiwan, we think he’ll fit right back into Singapore should they ever move back, thanks to Mummy’s dedicated efforts of exposing him to all things Singaporean. He’s already familiar with our national day songs and most importantly, likes the taste of durian.
My second year watching National Day Parade in Taiwan with simple homecooked curry chicken…wishing I could join my family and best friends at the stadium…singing along to the national anthem, Count on Me Singapore, Stand up for Singapore, Home and saying the pledge alone always make me emotional..I am proud to be a Singaporean no matter where I am..❤️❤️❤️??? #happyAJ #happymummy #terriblyhomesick #sg51 #explainingndptoAJ #startsfromyoung @alextien @ykgrids @maria_k2704 @adriangsgoh
#tbt# Hmm…yummy yummy durian!! To do list when back in Singapore, checked! ?? And also #happyAJ first encounter w durian, he likes it! ? As I can only have 3 pieces max according to doctor's order…i'm SLOWLY savoring every piece of it, bit by bit…?????? #happymummy #hadtowearplasticglovesashubbydoesntlikethesmell
One of our favourite photos of him was when he was caught talking and playing with his panda playmate by mummy. Perhaps, he was preparing for the arrival of his new sibling as this was taken when Yvonne was in the last trimester of her second and recent pregnancy.
Thus far, sibling rivalry has yet to rear its ugly head as the cute toddler has shown us nothing but smiles since his baby sister Alexa was born.
Thank you @toggle_sg @iweeklymag @the_celebrityagency ! ❤️❤️❤️ A different experience indeed….☺️☺️ #Repost @toggle_sg with @repostapp @alextien ・・・ HELLO BABY: @yvonnelim928 and @alextien welcome their second child — a baby girl — in Taiwan today. Named Alexa (hmm, this name sounds familiar! ?) she weighs a healthy 3.4kg. Congrats to the second-time parents! #welcomeAlexa . Full story on toggle.sg
Then again, perhaps it is because he’s been showered with attention by mummy’s friends Hong Hui Fang and Zoe Tay who flew over to give Yvonne support for her second delivery. Strict hospital rules in Taiwan meant that no one was allowed into the delivery room which meant that all the focus was transferred over to little AJ.
As is usual in Taiwan, Yvonne checked herself into a confinement centre for postpartum care. But she hasn’t neglected her little one. AJ has been kept busy with activities, and although we’re sure he misses mummy, we believe that he is well aware of the fact that she is in recovery. On a side note, doesn’t he look adorable with his chef’s hat on?
Little #happyAJ chef at work! ?Seeing you enjoying yourself while I'm in confinement center, makes me feel more at ease..sorry mama can't be with you this period but #happymummy loves you lots! ? 在坐月的我，看到儿子玩得开心，心里就好受多了..☺️? @alextien #mumsguilt #firstborn #mummylovesyousomuch #myjoyandhappiness #missmybaby #friedbeehoon
We’re sure that he’ll make a great older brother and we can’t wait to see he interact with Alexa.
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