Stop Boring Dates
There was a time when I had a date every night. It was heavenly and I referred to myself as the luckiest girl in Vietnam.
I worked nights at a newspaper, finishing at midnight or later. Darling Man and I shared a house, but we would never have seen each other if he hadn’t met me for dinner every night.
At 7pm or thereabouts, I’d leave the newsroom to rush downstairs to meet Darling Man. Every night I’d expect him not to be there. But every night my heart would flip when I reached the bottom of the stairs, rounded the corner and saw him, astride his motorbike. His face would light up when he saw me, and my heart would flip again. Then I’d swing my leg over his motorbike, throw my arms around him and we’d roar off into the night. It was sex on toast. In a manner of speaking.
Wherever we ended up, no matter how good or bad the food was, dinner with Darling Man was the highlight of my day. And the fact that he met me, night after night, for more than a year, still makes my heart flip.
If I met Darling Man in Singapore, I just don’t know if we would have had the same result. Without a motorbike, he would have had to work a lot harder. It’s a tough town, Singapore.
There are some amazing and incredible things to do here. But it requires effort.
Apparently the local boys can be a bit half-hearted about dates. Shame on them. But never fear, the caring folk at Sentosa are here. Sentosa, a resort island connected to Singapore by a cable car, footbridge and causeway, has mounted a “Stop Boring Dates” campaign.
The best thing about the Stop Boring Dates campaign? The chance to win a two-day island getaway. To enter, go to www.stopboringdates.com and write about your most boring date in 200 characters or less. There’s five fab consolation prizes, including a dining voucher and a swim with the dolphins. Get your entries in by the end of August.
There’s a range of things to do on Sentosa. I’ve penciled a few Sentosa activities on our “things to do before we leave Singapore” list, including the flying trapeze, the Megazip Adventure Park and catching a wave at Wave House Sentosa. Stay tuned for our Sentosa report.
Here’s a pic from one of our Sentosa dates about a year ago, when we first arrived in Singapore. As you can see, we were having fun! Although not in a conventional way.
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