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  • The Problem With Asian Men

    The Problem With Asian Men

    A Chinese friend of mine is getting married to a German guy next year. I’ll call her Sophie. When she sent me the invite, I asked Sophie if she prefers interracial dating. She didn’t mince her words: It’s not that I haven’t tried dating Asian men, but in my experience they are judgmental, narrow-minded, and […]

  • Why it’s perfectly okay to NOT be married

    Why it’s perfectly okay to NOT be married

    It’s already November – the year has passed by so quickly. I turn 30 in two years’ time, and let it be known today that I am officially fed up of getting asked the same question over and over again over the past 11 months: “When are you getting married?” This is probably one of […]

  • A Good Boyfriend Will NOT Carry His Girlfriend’s Handbag

    A Good Boyfriend Will NOT Carry His Girlfriend’s Handbag

    Last Friday, Red FM put out the following statement for discussion: “A good boyfriend will carry his girlfriend’s handbag.” “Finally.” I thought. “Finally, the good people of Malaysia are going to rip this sad practice to shreds on national radio.” I was wrong. At about 7:30 am, the supporters of the handbag-carrying-man were having the […]

  • How To Lose Your Friends (As You Get Older)

    How To Lose Your Friends (As You Get Older)

    I have a very close friend whom I hang out with whenever he’s in town. Yesterday, I told my girlfriend that when he stays over, it’s usually in my bedroom — so we can have pillow talk once the lights go out. She immediately raised her concerns about whether I had gay tendencies! While reassuring […]

  • Why We Could All Use A Little Empathy

    Why We Could All Use A Little Empathy

      If I could ask you to prescribe one thing to help our conflict-laden world, what would it be? I’m honestly frightened right now. Looking at the news, I see stories of fighting and conflicts everywhere. Gaza and Israel are still trading rocket fire at the cost of thousands of lives. ISIS is on a […]

  • Why There Is No “The One”

    Why There Is No “The One”

    If you haven’t heard yet, George Clooney is getting married. No, that’s not a misprint. The king of the bachelors, the legend, the last-man standing – has finally found someone who makes him want to tie the knot. Amal Alamuddin is a highly accomplished attorney, world traveler, and has exotic looks befitting of a Hollywood […]

  • How Many Friends Do You Really Have?

    How Many Friends Do You Really Have?

    An American research center has recently published that – on average, an adult Facebook user has 338 friends. Another study in 2010 found that Malaysians are the heaviest users of social media in the world – 9 hours a week on average. Back then, the average number of Facebook friends a Malaysian user had was […]