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Despite having divorced three years ago, Lawrence Ng still goes on vacations with second wife Shi Yangzi, with whom he has a 8-year-old daughter Ng Hei-yee.
The pair had been married for seven years prior to the divorce and Hei-yee now lives with her grandmother in Changchun, Jilin, in China, reports Jayne Stars.
During an interview, Lawrence said that Father’s Day reminded him of his failures in his responsibilities as a dad:
“I am not an acceptable father.
“I’m not the one who is raising my daughter.
“I only get to see her a few times every year.
“The only time I can see her is when we all go on family vacations, or whenever she comes to visit me in Hong Kong.”
Since both Lawrence and Yangzi travel extensively for their jobs, Hei-yee was left in the care of her grandmother.
“She (my daughter) used to be quite attached to me, but now that she’s living with her grandmother, she’s more attached to her.
“Her grandmother loves her so much.
“But sometimes, when she doesn’t behave and her grandmother can't handle her, I have to step up as the bad cop.
“Because of that, she gets quite scared of me.
“I have never hit her though!
“I Just yell at her.”
Having gone through two failed marriages, Lawrence said that he didn’t want his daughter to suffer the repercussions of a broken family, and wanted a complete life for her.
The father continued:
“Although we live in different cities, she still doesn’t understand the concept of divorce yet.
“I want her to learn about it on her own as she grows older.
“But when she asks me about it, I’ll explain it.
“Besides, the four of us always go on vacations together, and we’re very happy.
“It gives her a complete feeling of family.
“I want her to be happy.
“For example, I am willing to spend more money for Hei-yee to go to an international school.
“I’ve heard from friends that students have a harder time in traditional schools due to the amount of homework, and that stifles their happiness.
“I want her to have time to do other things, such as piano, sports, or anything else that she’s interested in.
“A happy life (for her) is all that I wish for.”