Stints in the States and spending time overseas speaking with an Uncle Sam accent didn't help my cause, especially when people in far-flung Chinese towns could not comprehend the nuances of the Aussie accent!
I'm Asian but I'm the opposite of all the stereotypes. Yes, we do exist and there's many of us.
I'm not a dwarf or bad driver, not severely incapacitated in the downstairs department, not working in medicine/law/finance, and I can barely do basic arithmetic.
Okay. Maybe not that bad but trigonometry (even the mention of it) gives me an instant headache.
I am a driven and sincere person who believes in working hard and approaching life with a positive attitude.
I am generally organised but I love being spontaneous too! I'm passionate about what I love in life and believe it's important to have a terrific work/play balance.
When it comes to relationships, I am a hopeless romantic at heart and keen on adding plenty of spice too. All I want to do is make my girl happy and there is no warmer feeling than seeing her smile and feel appreciated :)
When it comes to friendships, I prefer a small inner circle of close friends than being chummy with the whole world.
I try to be kind, generous and respectful towards others because that's the way people should be treated.
Some Fun Facts
I am an INFJ, keep a blog, lived abroad after uni for a while, love playing basketball, enjoy writing/reading and love all things creative.
Love my family and friends. Hopefully, I can travel around the world with someone special someday. That would be neat :)
My Take on Love & Relationships
I never actively seek a relationship because I think two people coming together should happen naturally and without any pressure.
Sometimes, it's best to just go with the flow and if things are clicking and the chemistry is there, then something great could blossom.
Love in my opinion is probably the best thing in this world. It certainly motivates me to work hard and go through obstacle after obstacle. This doesn't need to be just about loving a significant other; you can love your family, your friends, your beliefs, and the things you enjoy in life.
I approach the subject in the manner an archaeologist would do when he/she stumbles across a precious find from antiquity. To me, love is precious. It's something that you should never take for granted, and you have to appreciate it when there is love in your life.
Just look at all the people around you still searching for love. Apps like OkCupid serve as testimony to the human desire to search for someone who can complete them, both physically and emotionally.
That definitely reinforces my belief in how it's so rare to fall madly in love and more importantly, to be loved whole-heartedly in return.
We all go through phases and temptations where we want to seek that fling, that one night of passion, that rush of adrenaline brought about by an intense climax.
But at the end of the day, is it truly nourishing? Something feels lacking. Something feels empty. That hole in your chest isn't getting any smaller and having to meet person after person with slim chance of anything progressing does becoming draining.
When we can't find it, we shouldn't despair and resort to doing things just for the sake of company. We might feel lonely but we could use this solo time as an opportunity to fine-tune ourselves, to become the best human being we can possibly be.