Have a bad encounter today at Tampines Ikea. It started off as a harmless queueing dispute, in the end, i was called a "si fei zhu" (in chinese) by this middle-age woman. Yes, it's a woman calling a pregnant woman "fat". It's really upsetting. But I'm glad I'm able to keep my cool as my gal is with me at that time and I don't want to embarass her, and I don't want to get angry and probably upset my little one inside my tummy. Even though I ignore her, she still continues scolding "si fei zhu" and "si fei po". This is really depressing. My only console is that this didn't happen during my 2nd trimester, when I was having a very low self-esteem at that time. But neverthelss, I was still upset (or else I won't be writing this). Just this morn, I read in ST that a librarian asked two young mothers who were reading alound to their children to go to the reading room and she was challenged by these 2 women. I really sympathised with the librarian and at the same time, saddened by the attitudes of Singaporeans today. What kind of society have we become? And I start to regret a little for having 3 kids who have to be brought up in such a society.