Part I: Glimpses of my Aunt Anita

My Auntie Anita is dying. She has less than a month to live. I heard from my parents, that she now needs to be supported by a breathing device. She doesn’t have too much time left. And her body grows weak everyday. It’s cancer. And she only found out about it less than two months […]

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“Dear…?”

“Honey?” “Babe?” “Dear?” “Sweetheart?” I usually just call my boyfriend with his given name. And in return, he always calls me by my given name too. But one day, we were just talking about endearments. I asked him what endearment he used with his ex. “I called her ‘pumpkin.’” “Because one day, she was trying […]

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"Dear…?"

“Honey?” “Babe?” “Dear?” “Sweetheart?” I usually just call my boyfriend with his given name. And in return, he always calls me by my given name too. But one day, we were just talking about endearments. I asked him what endearment he used with his ex. “I called her ‘pumpkin.’” “Because one day, she was trying […]

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Just musing…

There are basically three ways to look at things on finding “the One:” 1) There is really that one person fated for you. He/she is perfect for you in many ways, and the moment you meet him/her, there is just that instant connection, and in many ways, you are compatible with each other. 2) You […]

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30 is sexy!

What’s wrong with hitting the big 3-0?! Recently, some of my girl-friends have celebrated their 29th or 30th birthday, and as expected, most of them are not too happy about the fact they’re saying goodbye to their 20s. What’s more, if they’re still single by the time they’re 30, a lot of them start freaking […]

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What do these labels mean?!

I originally thought that engagements usually led to marriage. Of course, you can still break off the engagement (especially if you find out your fiancée has been cheating behind your back with your best friend), but more or less, once you’re engaged, you’re at least 80% sure that this is the person you’re going to […]

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My first time :-)

Everyone remembers their first time. It was on a sunny Saturday afternoon when I woke up super-duper early and met up with friends at the Taipei Main Station. Together, we took a bus to Loudong for our “first experience” in scuba diving. The course was called “Discovery Scuba,” and as the name implies, it’s a […]

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Not a meat market!

My boyfriend and I were talking about the organization I’m currently heading the other day. He is teasing me that the organization I’m in is a meat market (where you can pick up boys/girls), and I’m the Master Pimpette. “You think people are there just to meet friends,” sighed my boyfriend. “But actually, people are […]

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What makes a decision good — or bad?

My guy friend wanted to call up his ex, who is now engaged to another man. He asked me if he was doing the right thing. He wants to resume their friendship, even after she has made it clear that she’s not ready for it yet. I thought about it opened my mouth and said, […]

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An interesting Cloud Gate experience…

Last Sunday, my friends and I went to the Chang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall to watch the last performance of Cloud Gate’s “Dream of the Red Chamber.“ For those not from Taiwan, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre is the pride of Taiwan, hailed by many critics around the world as one of the best dance troupes […]

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Freedom in Relationships

A week ago, my friends and I were talking about freedom in a relationship and its relation to zodiac signs. George states that these signs — Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius, Libra and Gemini — particularly love their freedom in their relationships. Freedom, for them, is in doing what you love, without restriction from their significant others. […]

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The Pros of a Breakup

I have a friend who on average steadily dates a girl for 6 months, and then breaks up with them if it’s not working out. His current girlfriend teases and asks him if she is in “probation.” She jokes that he is in probation too. “Probation goes both ways,” she playfully explains. I asked her […]

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