Met up with naeboo and her younger brother when they came to town this long holidays.
naeboo's brother Kaiser is 17 years old, just finished his SPM exams, has a good-looking boyish face cute enough for me to wanna wither away and melt in a sticky green pool of jealousy.
Anyway, Kaiser got a girlfriend a few months ago. And naeboo was telling me how when she found out, in the back of her mind she's already planning to sit down and have a nice discussion with him on boy-girl relationships - as all good sisters do.
Little did she know, her baby brother is already an expert in relationships. So expert in fact, that he sports not just one, but TWO GIRLFRIENDS!
kennynaeboochowcowboy! That two-timing bastard!
How the hell does a 17-year-old boy do that?
"Leng zhai mah", he answered. Ta ma de.
Everytime I hear stories of men who have more than one girlfriends, I get the feeling of repugnance and disgust and envy. But mostly envy.
Yes, envy. Who wouldn't be envious of guys who can have one girl in each arm? After all, one hole is good, but two holes are better than one.
It's tough enough handling one woman myself. Let alone two.
"So which one are you going to spend time with this Valentine's?" I casually asked him.
"Don't care lah, I just stay at home. Just find an excuse and tell them I don't have car to bring them out enough liaw"
GOOD. I LIKE.
But I'm still not convinced. "How about gifts? There's Valentine's Days, Birthdays, Christmas Days and Anniversaries to take care of. And girls are so materialistic these days. One girlfriend is enough to break my bank. How the heck are you able to afford all those gifts for TWO girlfriends?"
Kaiser opened his eyes big big and screamed "YOU STUPID LAH!", like I'm the foulest disgrace to all of human race.
"You buy them gifts for WHAT?! Spoil them nia. You buy for them once and they'll always be expecting you to spend on them instead. Don't buy for them lah, let them buy for you instead! Like me." he said, pulling out his brand spanking new leather wallet, obviously a gift.
Kaiser said it so matter-of-factly like I was asking him if the Earth is round.
OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M BEING LECTURED TO BY A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD!
(Halfway through our conversation, Kaiser's mobile phone beeped and a message from one of his girlfriends came through. It says "saranghae". SARANGHAE! What the fart!? KOREAN AH!?!?!??)
It's true, you know. Acting gentlemanly used to be such an appreciated and noble act in the past. Alas, times have changed. Girls these days are too pampered and spoilt beyond recognition. Nothing else seems to satisfy their increasing apetite anymore.
All these while I've been thinking driving girls around, spending all my free time with them and paying for their dinner is the mark of a true gentleman. Bollocks. Put a woman on an island with a hopeless romantic and scruffy rocker, she'll end up with the scruffy rocker, even if he's only capable of saying few sweet words and cares for nothing more than himself.
That's not to say hopeless romantics won't get the girl. They will - only those stupid brainless giggly girls who say "yes" to everything lah. The hotter ones tend up end up with guys who have gentlemen qualities of a dead tree branch.
Nowadays, it seems as if the more attention we pay on girls, the more they think it is their god-given right to have that. You give her silver, she asks for gold; you give her gold, she asks for platinum; you give her platinum, she asks for DOUBLE platinum.
It's a vicious never-ending cycle, and us men are always on the losing end.
If we pay less attention to them, they'll work harder to get on our good side. So come on now, my brothers! We don't HAVE TO let our women walk all over us! After all, they're the ones who said "nan reng bu huai, nu ren bu ai" (men who aren't bad, girls will not like). See? They asked for it!
If being gentlemenly means we'll continue to be unappreciated, man I say forget about it. I'm gonna go become a bad boy now. :)