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S’porean man believed girlfriend when she said she didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day

S’porean man believed girlfriend when she said she didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day

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He actually believed her when she said that.

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A Singaporean man is paying the price for his rookie mistake this Valentine’s Day on Tuesday as his girlfriend is growing increasingly visibly upset with him in public.

This occurred after he really didn’t buy her anything for the occasion because he really believed her when she said the week before she didn’t want anything on this day.

Zhen Yuan Wang, the boyfriend, said: “I really had no idea what she said is not what she meant. She said to me a week before Valentine’s Day she didn’t want anything? So what was I supposed to believe?”

“Some days she said she didn’t want to make love and she really meant it during those times.”

Other men who are familiar with this situation can only shake their heads and offer their condolences.

Hong Kan Leow, a man who had the same thing happen to him last year, said: “I was very excited at first because I thought my girlfriend was different.”

“But I guess that’s the price you pay for thinking like a normal man.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’porean man believed his girlfriend when she said she didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day

S’porean man believed his girlfriend when she said she didn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day

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He actually believed her when she said that.

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A Singaporean man is paying the price for his rookie mistake this Valentine’s Day on Sunday as his girlfriend is growing increasingly visibly upset with him in public.

This occurred after he really didn’t buy her anything for the occasion because he really believed her when she said the week before she didn’t want anything on this day.

Zhen Yuan Wang, the boyfriend, said: “I really had no idea what she said is not what she meant. She said to me a week before Valentine’s Day she didn’t want anything? So what was I supposed to believe?”

“Some days she said she didn’t want to make love and she really meant it during those times.”

Other men who are familiar with this situation can only shake their heads and offer their condolences.

Hong Kan Leow, a man who had the same thing happen to him last year, said: “I was very excited at first because I thought my girlfriend was different.”

“But I guess that’s the price you pay for thinking like a normal man.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’porean couples struggle to conceal rope burn marks as CNY reunion dinner cuts too close to 50 Shades V-Day weekend

S’porean couples struggle to conceal rope burn marks as CNY reunion dinner cuts too close to 50 Shades V-Day weekend

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Majority of couples spotted wearing long-sleeved shirts and bracelets.

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Singaporean couples from all walks of life are trying their best to mask rope burns and flogging marks on their wrists and various parts of their bodies by wearing long-sleeved shirts, bracelets, bangles and coveralls.

This after this year’s traditional Chinese New Year reunion dinner occurred just three days after Valentine’s Day weekend that also marked the opening week of Fifty Shades of Grey movie in Singapore.

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This confluence of two notable events caused groceries and new year goodies to fly off the shelves and caused ropes and cable ties to sell out island-wide.

Chuan Qi Pao, a young Singaporean woman, who had to wear a full-length traditional Chinese costume to hide the numerous rope burns and bruising that resulted from a weekend getaway with her boyfriend and a flogging tool with various restricting and constricting apparatuses, said: “I even had to apply concealer to some of my exposed body parts to hide the marks that did not heal in time.”

“My boyfriend is worse. He has to wear a full suit and a top hat for his reunion dinner.”

Even as a majority of couples were seen wearing bracelets, watches and scarves to hide marks, several were also seen walking awkwardly.

At press time, Chuan said she is slightly disturbed to meet her parents who were also wearing full-length clothing as if they had something to hide as well.

 

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S’porean man really didn’t get anything for his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day

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He actually believed his girlfriend when she said she didn’t want anything.

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A woman was increasingly visibly upset with her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day on Saturday.

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This occurred after he really didn’t buy her anything for the occasion because he really believed her when she said she didn’t want anything the week before.

Zhen Yuan Wang, the boyfriend, said: “I really had no idea what she said is not what she meant. She said to me a week before Valentine’s Day she didn’t want anything? So what was I supposed to believe?”

“Some days she said she didn’t want to have sex and she really meant it during those times.”

Other men who are familiar with this situation can only shake their heads and offer their condolences.

Hong Kan Leow, a man who had the same thing happened to him last year, said: “I was very excited at first because I thought my girlfriend was different.”

“But I guess that’s the price you pay for thinking like a normal man.”

 

This is love in Singapore:

S’porean couples say Valentine’s Day good time to relive good old days when they first got together, free from problems

 

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S’porean couples say Valentine’s Day good time to relive good old days when they first got together, free from problems

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It really takes them back, they say.

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Singaporean couples from all walks of life who are out and about on Feb. 14, 2015 celebrating Valentine’s Day via extravagant public displays of affection and avarice, announced that this one day in the year really takes them back to their early days of dating where they were free from relationship problems.

One couple attributed this new love feeling on this day to the fact that the two people in the relationship have little choice but to behave civilly in front of other couples out and about on V Day, who are also keeping their instincts of lashing out at their significant other in check.

Tao Yan Ni, a local man, said Valentine’s Day is the best day for him as he gets to keep his disdain for his girlfriend of four years under wraps by subjugating those feelings of natural disgust he has for her under the guise of playful pre-pubescent gushing: “Valentine’s Day is great because it is the one day in the whole year she has to behave civilly towards me in public and keep up with appearances.”

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“You have no idea how liberating it is on V Day to push back these impulses of raising my voice and telling her I had enough of her antics and self-centredness like I do every other day.”

“I’m pretty sure this feeling is mutual.”

Other couples said delaying blowing up and quarrelling in full view of others until February 15th is what makes Cupid’s Day so special for them.

Lai Sio Pah, a Singaporean woman in her 30s, said: “A lot of seething anger goes unresolved on February 14th every year, but this day really takes your mind off fighting because me and my boyfriend acknowledge it as the internationally recognised day of truce.”

“It really allows each of us to mull over our own hatred for the other person in private, instead of shouting it out loud and throwing things on the floor like we usually do.”

“Plus, it is amazing how reminding ourselves that others are watching us as we head out in public can turn both of us into lovey dovey 20-year-olds all over again.”

However, this experience is not restricted to couples who are still dating and not married yet

Having had several extra-marital affairs behind her husband’s back and being found out once, Neng Tuah Liap said Valentine’s Day spent with her spouse in public now still takes her back to the days when they first got together, lost in each other’s goo goo eyes and smiles and without the guilt: “Having our unresolved problems accumulated over the years put on the backburner on V Day has given us a glimpse of what it is like to be really in love, something we’ve not felt in ages.”

“This is what I imagine truly happy couples to feel in their day-to-day lives.”

At press time, truly happy couples who are really in love are reportedly avoiding putting up a front on Valentine’s Day and staying clear of the crowds outdoors by staying in and pampering their significant other with home cooked food, a massage and being playful under the sheets, like they always do the rest of the 364 days a year.

 

This is to help everyone fall in love on Valentine’s Day:

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Man really didn’t get anything for his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day

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He actually believed his girlfriend when she said she didn’t want anything.

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A woman was increasingly visibly upset with her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day on Friday.

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This occurred after he really didn’t buy her anything for the occasion because he really believed her when she said she didn’t want anything the week before.

Zhen Yuan Wang, the boyfriend, said: “I really had no idea what she said is not what she meant. She said to me a week before Valentine’s Day she didn’t want anything? So what was I supposed to believe?”

“Some days she said she didn’t want to have sex and she really meant it during those times.”

Other men who are familiar with this situation can only shake their heads and offer their condolences.

Hong Kan Leow, a man who had the same thing happen to him last year, said: “I was very excited at first because I thought my girlfriend was different.”

“But I guess that’s the price you pay for thinking like a normal man.”

4 useful excuses, in case you didn’t get her flowers on V-day

4 useful excuses, in case you didn’t get her flowers on V-day

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You’re not alone if you feel that Valentine’s day’s more of stepping into a roomful of hot, heady, neon pink, rose-scented goo, than a celebration of romantic love.

And the goo doesn’t come cheap. Like the price of bak kwa a week before Chinese New Year, the cost of roses, baby’s breath, and other similarly “AWWW” inducing flowers never fails to jump up a notch before V-day.

Why? Roses are a symbol of love, and symbols need to be displayed to be symbolic. Ergo, if you walk down Orchard Road on V-day without a bouquet in hand, it means you date doesn’t love you. Worse if he gets you cheap plastic roses.

And no one wants to spend Valentine’s day with an angry date.

But if you can’t be bothered, forgot or simply think flowers are dumb, here’s 4 excuses anyway, to weasel your way through a non-floral evening.

Excuse 1) “Flowers are wasteful, expensive and useless. I’m only compelled to buy them to display my ability to afford waste and of course being the smart girl you are, I’m sure you can see through the facade.”

Caveat: Only works with women impressed by brains. Skip this excuse if you happen to be Aaron Tan trying to woo Nina iwantyouonly.

According to University of New Mexico Professor Geoffrey Miller in his book The Mating Mind,

“The wastefulness of courtship is what makes it romantic.”

Memorise this line to continue impressing her with your intellect:

“From the viewpoint of fitness indicator theory, this waste is the most efficient and reliable way to discover someone’s fitness. Where you see conspicuous waste in nature, sexual choice has often been at work.”

So like the over-the-top tails feathers on male peacocks, the Ferraris outside clubs driving at 80km/h, and the not-for-resale diamond rings, waste and sacrifice demonstrates ability.

If you want to take this logic even further, buy her a glass of bandung (in a classy place please) to joke about how roses are more useful in drinks than in a vase.

Excuse 2) “You’re like a rose but better. I’d clone you to make a bouquet but technology isn’t quite there yet.”

Caveat: Date cannot be too smart or it could be perceived as sarcasm.

There’s got to be at least 10 songs with the phrase “like a rose” in the chorus. Why? Because women like to be compared to beautiful, nice-smelling things. So a bouquet of roses serves as nothing more than a metaphorical mirror – a pretty gift for a pretty girl.

Likewise, a bag of roaches for someone you don’t like. Unless you’re from rural Thailand where a bag of insects are the equivalent of chips.

Or for the sardonic, indie people:

So assuming your gal is confident enough to believe she’s in a league of her own, you could probably get away with giving her the best, by giving her nothing as all – to paraphrase Ronan Keating.

Excuse 3) “You’re not like the other bimbos. So I didn’t get you bimbotic flowers.”

Caveat: Usually the use of this excuse is followed by the comeback: “then what did you get me?”.

See, the exclusion of flowers as a representation of your date (see reason 2), doesn’t absolve you from finding something that adequately displays your feelings about her to her (also see reason 1).

And since you’ve put her up on the level of non-superficial girls, your gift better damn well be representative of that too.

Be prepared to rack your brain during the date as you stall for more time to think about what to buy while she makes her trip to the loo, or shell out some moolah for an expensive gadget that you would have liked, just to show that you can splash the cash (see reason 1 on “waste”).

Excuse 4) “I thought I’d get you something we’d both enjoy. I’ll pay for dinner today.”

Caveat: The date could either end up as a disaster, or the first date of many makan dates to follow.

The last and most iffy excuse, in case the rest didn’t apply. Dudes that have dated Singaporean women would tell you that the many ladies here suffer from a gender bias. On one hand they’re vocal advocates of women’s rights, on the other hand, men are still expected to open doors, pay for dinner and on occasion, even hold their handbags.

If you’re out of luck, she may have expected you to pay for dinner from the start, and spend the rest of the night WhatsApping her girlfriends about how cheap a date you are.

If you’re dating a foodie however, she may appreciate that you took the time to find a nice place to eat, and to spend time with her over a romantic candlelight dinner. If you’re on a winning streak, the restaurant may even provide a complementary rose for your date, and she’ll pretend that you intended the gift for her all along.

But if all else fails, there’s always the flower vendors along Orchard Road charging $20 a stalk.

[Note 1: Rose bouquets currently average around $60-$80 if you buy them online now.]

[Note 2: But expensive roses don’t necessarily translate to higher profits for the florist].

Love of the unromantic kind

Love of the unromantic kind

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Roses and chocolates are so cliché. Let’s talk about friendship instead.

By Rachel Teng

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SINCE today is Valentine’s Day, I thought it will be good to reflect on relationships, and not just of the romantic sort.

PR guru James E. Grunig has an interesting way of classifying relationships: Either you’re part of an exchange relationship or a communal relationship.

In an exchange relationships, “one party gives benefits to the other only because the other has provided benefits in the past or is expected to do so in the future.”

Reading that statement alone motivated me to write this article, by the way.

It’s a sad truth that people are often engaged in such relationships. If only more belong to the latter kind, where “parties are willing to provide benefits to the other because they are concerned for the welfare of the other.”

Relationships these days are becoming more and more superficial. It is difficult to determine which is for real or which is simply for gain. But Grunig believes communal relationships consist of several elements, and this could help us develop lasting friendships.

Control Mutuality: the degree that parties in a relationship are satisfied with the amount of control that they have over the relationship.

My friend once told me that in a relationship, there’s a need to define, whether consciously or subconsciously, a dominant figure between the two.

But whether or not there is truth to the idea that there must be a dominant figure, both parties need to have a certain degree of control; a voice.

Trust: the level of confidence that both parties have in each other and their willingness to open themselves to the other party.

This is definitely expected, and I think this could be one of the reasons why some people can remain single all their lives.

Even in friendships, I feel that trust can determine the strength of the relationship.

Commitment: the extent to which both parties believe and feel that the relationship is worth spending energy on to maintain and nurture.

Pardon the image because I couldn’t find a picture more apt to depict commitment.

But anyway, when one party fails to commit, the relationship can break down. It applies to relationships between friends too. Just think about it, if no one wants to commit to the friendship, then it cannot develop to a higher level.

It’s sad to hear about it sometimes because you’d feel that there’s so much potential for that relationship to grow, yet it takes two hands to clap. There isn’t really anything much the other party could do; forcing a relationship to work just wouldn’t suffice.

Satisfaction: the extent to which both parties feel favourably about each other.

This is probably the first step to a deeper relationship; where both parties find that they can click, or feel that they are comfortable with each other.

If you start wondering why you may be feeling like a loner, look around and check if the problem lies with yourself, and whether you’re having too high an expectation from a friendship.

Valentine’s Day is a good reminder for us to appreciate the people around us, the people whom we’ve gone through thick and thin with, the acquaintances whom we should probably spend a bit more time to get to know, the long-lost friends who we should try to contact. It is also a ime to reflect on our past and current relationships and think of how we can improve them.

All I’m saying is that no one knows what the future holds, so take the time to appreciate whoever has stepped into your life.

I believe that each of them were there for a reason.

Rachel is an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore who is an aspiring journalist and columnist. With much interest in business, she intends to pursue a business minor along with her Communications and New Media degree. Visit her blog here.

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