Ang Chiew Ting, a social media star who goes by the moniker, Bong Qiuqiu, had the life any mum would be envious of. When she became a mother, she raked in “five-figure” fees for endorsing various brands. For her elder daughter’s first birthday party, she threw a lavish carnival-themed party (see the photos here). And she told Young Parents that fans even took leave to meet daughter Meredith.
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That was before she was entangled in a lawsuit with a social-media advertising network and faced up to $250,000 in legal fees.
While she has given birth to two healthy girls – three-year-old Meredith and one-year-old Amelia – her second pregnancy was both physically and mentally trying.
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She not only had to deal with pregnancy symptoms like breathlessness and heartburn, but stress and abuse as well, when she turned to crowd-funding to raise her legal fees – one person even asked her to miscarry or abort her unborn child.
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“Not sure if it’s worse physically dealing with the pregnancy or mentally having to prep for trial for the lawsuits, and having to anticipate how my life will change again with Baby number 2,” she shared on social media.
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The 30-year-old has settled the court case, with both parties dropping all legal proceedings made against each other, and is now the co-founder of Cereal Citizen, a cereal cafe in Singapore. Check out her tips for cheap fun with kids here.