Category Archives: Dates

All Failed Relationships Lead You to the Right One

The first guy I dated worked as a waiter, became a restaurant cook and ended up to be a holistic masseuse in Japan. He was a high school graduate who felt he was inferior against college graduates because they have a degree and … Continue reading

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What Type of Girl Finds Boyfriends Easily

I’ve noticed that there are some women who will simply end up with a man. While there are some with prolonged dry spells and are single even in their late 30s. I noticed one characteristic that many women who actually have boyfriends … Continue reading

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How Important is Sexual Compatibility? (Warning: NSFW)

It’s Sunday, and I’m in a good mood. Plus the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is coming out this week. So I will honestly answer what many people want to ask but are afraid to. “How important is sexual compatibility in a relationship? … Continue reading

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My Husband Speaks — “Hello World!”

“I have something to tell you but don’t get mad,” my ex-girlfriend told me. “Because my ex-boyfriend went berserk when he found out about it.” “Unless you happen to be a professional drug lord kingpin or an axe murderer, I … Continue reading

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What would happen if I didn’t marry my husband

I was thinking about what my life would be if I did not marry my husband. If I married my first boyfriend, it would’ve been a loveless marriage.  It was a one-sided relationship which started wrongly — with Michan first … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Women Are Still Single

I have a lot of single girl friends. And they’re worried. They’re worried that they don’t have anyone special in their lives. They’re worried that they won’t find The One. They’re worried that they’ll be single forever. I have a lot of girl … Continue reading

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Rush to See “Rush”

I LOVED the movie, “Rush.” Starring Chris Hemsworth in a role that didn’t have a mythical hammer in it, and Daniel Bruhl, who transforms himself into an arrogant yet meticulous German F1 World Champion, Rush brings us back to the … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass 2

  Heed the call to only watch Kick-Ass 2 if you’re over 16 years old. It’s full of profanity, swear words, blood, gore and violence. What do you expect in a movie where the antagonist calls himself, “Motherfucker?” One key character even … Continue reading

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Changing for Love?

My Taiwanese sister, who is a lot like me, is in an unhappy relationship. This is what she said: “His family is traditional.” “He wants me to be his ‘house’ wife, to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for him. He gives me … Continue reading

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The Pros of Online Dating (And How I Met Someone There)

There were also a lot of cool surprises in the New Year. I met someone in the end of August 2012. After exchanging a gazillion emails, we met and hit it right off. Everyone thought we were moving too fast. … Continue reading

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ONE rule to remember when choosing a parther: Pick someone who treats you right

A friend of mine messaged me for a talk. For some reason, friends would call me for no-bullshit advice on love and relationships. As it turns out, my friend who is a he, was in serious like over a great-looking … Continue reading

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How I met my ex…

I’ve always believed that talking has helped me deal with my problems. It’s actually if I don’t talk about my issues that they are left to fester and grow. We don’t want that of course. So let me tell you … Continue reading

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How my LDR works

When people hear that I’m in a long distance relationship, their mouths go agape and immediately forecast impending doom. “Oooh, long distance relationships does NOT work. How can you be far apart from each other THAT long?” I sincerely don’t … Continue reading

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Trader’s Birthday Treat

Just came back from a week-long visit to Singapore. It was Trader’s birthday weekend so it was really nice to be able to spend it with him. In addition, I get to “escape” the pressures of work, and there were … Continue reading

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Thinking long term?

Nobody is perfect. I sure am not. However, in almost 8 months of dating Trader, I’ve realized that he’s not perfect either. Despite his constant hirits that he does his best to be the best boyfriend in the world, he … Continue reading

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Opposites attract — but can they sustain?

Trader and I had a semi argument last night on our virtual date. As he was not giving me too much attention, I got pissed off and felt that I should be somewhere else. “Why would I be stuck here … Continue reading

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Thai Amazing Le!

Just got back from a terrific weekend get-away with Trader, and coming back, I really think WE could work. 😀 “That’s what I’ve been telling you for the beginning,” my sweet love patiently reminded me. “What?” I murmured as I … Continue reading

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Our fourth month-sary!

What I learned after our fourth month anniversary with Trader? 1) Relationships are already hard enough. Happy to admit that I’m more than a handful to be a boyfriend too, and can be over-annoying sometimes. Hence, it’s really important that … Continue reading

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So what about the Ex?

Curiosity got better of me and I met Ex#3 this week for afternoon tea. Trying his best to be the understanding boyfriend, Tader knows about it and tells me that it’s okay so long as it’s in a public place … Continue reading

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Love only those who love you

Many a woman’s problems can be solved by following one rule: Love only the man who loves you more. Women aren’t really born and bred to chase after a man. In these days of independent powerful women who are used … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Nice Guy

I feel terribly sorry for The Nice Guy. Really I do. There they are, pining for their women of their dreams as the latter get swept away by wild bad boys who will inevitably break their hearts into teeny-tiny pieces. The … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Men

These days, I am enjoying the far too much the attention of two men. For a person who keeps on asking the readers of her blog if a guy’s interested, it’s a bit of a surprise when I can say … Continue reading

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The Art of Successful Pickups

Today I met someone who I knew would be very good in picking up women. He made an impression on me and for all jilted men out there who thinks that picking up a woman is difficult, this is for … Continue reading

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Rugby Player vs. Tennis Player

For women, are the men you attract classified as rugby or tennis players? For men, for the sake of simplistic generalization, which one are you? My girlfriends and I discussed this topic over dinner last weekend. “Why is it that … Continue reading

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One more time?

“So what are you doing this Friday?” he asked. “Am still deciding whether or not I’ll be going to this party,” I replied. “We’ll see.” “Well, if you’re not going to the party,” he continued. “Maybe I can take you out … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap!

After 40 minutes of conversation… Raven: Thank you, you helped me feel a lot better. Friend: Not making you feel better. Because you are a good woman/girl, you deserve someone good, someone special… somehow, something tells me this guy is … Continue reading

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Raven’s Dating Tips

Dear Successful Date, Congrats on passing the first rigorous days/weeks/months! Reaching this point is truly an achievement and if you think dating is tough, you’re not the only one. Trust me, there are so many guys who manage to screw … Continue reading

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Boys vs. Girls — Who Makes That First Move?

It feels that I hear several voices in my head: “It’s the 21st century. If you’re interested, call and ask him out! You’d never know till you try.” “No—don’t call him. A guy who doesn’t have the balls to ask … Continue reading

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Propositioned!

This was a weekend of possibilities, enlightenment, hints of second chances, slight disappointments, and a bout of retail therapy which almost cleared out my bank account. I won’t go into details what happened last Friday, though I can tell you, … Continue reading

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