Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

A look at the sneak peeks protective parents Joanne Peh & Qi Yu Wu have let us in over the past year

Photos: Joanne Peh & Qi Yu Wu/Instagram
Photos: Joanne Peh & Qi Yu Wu/Instagram
07 Aug 2016

Photos: Joanne Peh & Qi Yu Wu/Instagram

Today (August 7), one of the local entertainment scene’s most mysterious celebrity offspring celebrates her first birthday – and the general public still has yet to learn of “Baby Qi’s” real name or have a proper look at her face.

For the past one year, mum and dad Joanne Peh and Qi Yu Wu have been doing a stellar job at keeping these details a secret…but why? When we asked Joanne, she said, “I want to give her the chance to decide if she wants to participate in social media. I tend to have this fear of people knowing too much, especially with kids - I feel more protective over their identities and I'd rather not reveal too much about them.”

However, that has not stopped her or her husband from revealing bite-sized fun facts about their little girl and posting pictures of her on Instagram, although her delicate features are always concealed in some creative manner à la Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan’s Hathaway. Ahead, we look at all the times QiPeh gave us a sneak peek at their precious, now one-year-old daughter:

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Joanne’s beautifully shot latest post with Baby Qi reminisced about “the intense breastfeeding days” (it was the start of World Breastfeeding Week), as well as the ups and downs of motherhood.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Wow, someone sure made a mess! “The journey to self-feeding is messy but #babyqi loves it! (sic)” wrote Joanne. Don’t worry, little one, you’ll get there soon enough!

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

A chubby cheek and squishy arm were all that we got to see of Baby Qi on Joanne’s first Mother’s Day this year. Don’t you just feel like reaching out to pinch them affectionately?

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Who said celebrities don’t take public transport? Here’s Joanne taking Baby Qi on her first MRT ride in Singapore, and looking very excited about it.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Baby Qi appears thoroughly fascinated with that pretty postcard her mum sent her (from their first trip apart, as Joanne wrote). 

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Well, this is certainly the epitome of #thegoodlife: floating idly along with your mum in the pool.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

So far, these are the clearest and closest we’ve ever gotten to see of Baby Qi’s face. Look at her little button nose!

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Awww, a rare family shot! And juxtaposed so perfectly with that image of two penguins with their baby in the background.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

We certainly didn’t have such beautiful shoes when we were half-a-year old, but then again, we weren’t born to top artistes either.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Baby Qi spent the first day of her first Chinese New Year by “chuckling all morning” and then falling fast asleep in the arms of her radiant mum.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Having a child to look after, as well as spring cleaning and laundry duties to fulfill, was certainly no excuse for Joanne to cut down on her exercise routine. We won’t be surprised if Baby Qi grows up to be an avid exercise junkie just like her fit and fab mama.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

And here we have another nice and clear shot of Baby Qi – you can even see her little mouth! “After a day out, I came home to my daughter whose face lit up the moment I walked through the door and then held on to me as if to tell me how much she misses me,” wrote Joanne, who looks a little tired but also utterly happy at the same time. Awww…

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

We almost missed seeing Baby Qi, all nice and warm and snuggled up underneath her mother’s thick winter jacket.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Baby Qi had us going green with envy at her picturesque holiday pictures in Japan with her parents, where she got to stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and dress in cute clothes while enjoying the cool autumn air and getting photographed with the most stunning scenery.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

We love this picture of Baby Qi concussed against her mum’s bosom as she joyfully steals a ride on a rocking dragon.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

There’s always time for some cake. Here, Yu Wu is seen celebrating his first birthday as a daddy.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Joanne has always been vocal about the challenges and delights of breastfeeding: in the photo on the left, she was candid about the difficulties, saying “Everyone says breastfeeding is hard but no one tells you how hard”, and in the photo on the right, she’s basking in bliss and her “precious moment – the only time u need no one else but me (sic)” with her daughter.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Ah Wu may not post as actively as his wife, but when he does, it’s super sweet. Here’s one of mummy and daughter on Mother’s Day, just chilling on the beach.

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

“Every time looking at this view, time (disappears). (sic)” Yu Wu captioned this picture. Who knew he could be so sugary sweet and sentimental?

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby
07 Aug 2016

Baby Qi turns 1: glimpses of local showbiz’s most elusive baby

Exactly a year ago – Baby Qi is born and takes her first family photo with her beaming mum and dad. Here’s wishing you many happy returns, little one!

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