WHEN the newspapers ran that local Chinese pop singer Kelly Poon had said she was going to quit singing return to her previous job as an air stewardess for Singapore Airlines, I was devastated. (Okay, not really, but for dramatic purposes, let’s pretend I was devastated.)
I tried calling her up, but seeing as I didn’t actually have her private number and nobody would give it to me, that was a rather futile exercise and I wasted a good part of five minutes on it.
But I wasn’t the only one who was shocked. So too, was she, apparently. On her blog (http://kellypoon.pixnet.net/), Kelly wrote “I have heard news, really shocked!” *
See, not just me.
(*note: By the way, I’m translating these statements using my pitiful Mandarin skills, Google Translate and Yahoo Babel Fish – just so you know.)
She also cleared the air somewhat. ”What I mean is that if one day I leave pop music, I will go back to being a flight attendant, because that is what I like to work as.”
The news stemmed from the fact that her contract with Universal is up next year. Although she wrote that negotiations are still going on, she hinted that she might want to leave Taiwan and return to Singapore because her friends and family are here.
As for reports that she only gets a mere $500 a month, she said that it was true, but that it was her monthly expenses, since her label pays for everything else – from accommodation to food – the Singapore girl only needs to spend $500 on her personal stuff. Which is commendable, given these tough economic times.
But she added: “I’d like to chase my dream, but I do not come from a wealthy family, so if this doesn’t work, I have to find other jobs.”
Still, she’s got a fairly lucrative McDonald’s ad deal going on, plus she’s busy preparing for her concerts in Taiwan and next week, she’s off to China to do, er, something. So really, no big scandal there.
If she crashes her car outside her home, of course, that’s whole ‘nother story. And you can be sure to read all about it here, because, you know, I really have nothing else better to do, seeing as how Tiger Woods still won’t return my calls.
Of course, I don’t actually have his private number and nobody will give it to me, so…