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  • This is not a love-related post for Valentine’s Day

    This is not a love-related post for Valentine’s Day

    I was initially planning to write a post about Valentine’s Day today, but I realized that there are more important things than giving in to the over-commercialized scam that benefits only restaurants/florists/jewelry stores.   At this day and age, having a significant other is no longer as important as it used to be. I know […]

  • The case of the clingy/possessive partner

    The case of the clingy/possessive partner

    I can’t remember the last time I met my friend, A, alone. Whenever we met up, she’d have her boyfriend in tow. It’s weird, because to be honest I don’t know him that well, and neither do I want to because even though he’s my friend’s boyfriend, my inner female sense tells me that I […]

  • Since when has the internet become a ‘love guru’?

    Since when has the internet become a ‘love guru’?

    As I progress past the prime ‘getting married’ age, my Facebook feed is saturated with engagement/wedding/baby photos. And not forgetting a lot of shared links along the lines of this, this, this and this.   This one, though, takes the cake. Seriously, 99 facts guys should know about girls? I mean, this might have been […]

  • Is there such a thing as the perfect boyfriend?

    Is there such a thing as the perfect boyfriend?

    As a frequent user (or stalker, depending on the situation) of Facebook, I’m often the unwilling recipient of information that is of no relevance to me. My Facebook home feed is filled with the following: baby updates pet videos marriage proposals thinspo/thinspirations gym selfies car selfies overly-edited selfies food motivational quotes perfect boyfriends/husbands Save for […]

  • An Open Letter to My Almost-Lost Friend

    An Open Letter to My Almost-Lost Friend

    Dear Clint, This will come a little too late. I should probably have sent this six months ago, when you would have appreciated it. When you would have picked up the phone immediately and asked me, “What’s wrong?” Instead, you’ll read this letter with just a faint wistfulness — not because you’re cold, but because […]

  • Why it’s not okay to let your boyfriend carry your handbag: life’s lessons learnt beyond the furry pink tote

    Why it’s not okay to let your boyfriend carry your handbag: life’s lessons learnt beyond the furry pink tote

    Six months ago, my colleague Aaron wrote this incredibly insightful article called ‘A good boyfriend will NOT carry his girlfriend’s handbag’. Today, I thought I would share my opinion, from a girl’s point of view. First, let me be clear that I’m not a flowers-and-chocolates kind of girl. Of course I appreciate the occasional surprise […]

  • Why I Give My Parents Money

    Why I Give My Parents Money

    Do you give your parents money? I do. And I’m proud of it. Every month, I transfer a fixed percentage of my salary to my mom. If my salary goes up, that contribution goes up too. Hopefully one day soon, it’ll reach tens of thousands. If that sounds extreme to you, allow me to explain […]