What is it like being Jack Neo’s kid? If you’re his daughter Ethel Neo, that would involve makan trips for prawn mee, a “bonding food” for father-and-daughter. As they used to stay in the east side of Singapore, Jack would bring a young Ethel to his favourite prawn noodle hawker stalls in the east and central areas.
As a kid, Ethel, now 29, had to deal with constant interruptions from her famous dad’s fans. “I remember when I was about seven, I was eating with my dad when a random man just pulled a chair to our table and started eating and chatting with us,” she recalls. “Back when there were no camera phones, people used to ask for [Jack’s] autograph. Now they usually ask for photos.”