5 ingenious and, maybe, ridiculous, excuses why you are not celebrating Valentine’s Day

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Koh Hui Xin, our undergrad intern, thinks V Day is overrated.

No! It is not because I’m single! Going on dates are just too troublesome!

  1. MRT breakdowns

Train disruptions, power fault, flood, fire, collision – we are now all too familiar with these train problems. Imagine being stuck on the train or train platform, where you will be hot, stuffy, hungry, with no connection, no battery…

Bottom line: Going on dates puts you at risk of suffering one or more of the dreadful consequences of being stuck on the MRT.

  1. Flood

Flash floods are plaguing Singapore, and they are expected to happen even more frequently as more intense rainfall is expected to be the norm in the future, according to Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli.

Bottom line: Going on dates puts you at risk of being stuck in knee-deep floodwaters.

  1. Packing hongbao

The close proximity of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year this year means that… you are obliged to help your mother with packing hongbao.

Bottom line: Going on dates puts you at risk of a strained relationship with your mother.

  1. Following Malaysia’s General Elections

With the Malaysian general elections drawing closer, we cannot help but be concerned about politics in our neighbouring country. Elections only happen once every five years, Valentine’s Day happens every year – which is more important? GE, of course.

Bottom line: Going on dates puts you at risk of missing out on the latest GE news.

  1. Saving for long-term plans

Nope, Valentine’s Day is not too commercialised. Nope, Valentine’s Day is not a scam. I just think in the long run – I am saving up for my wedding, BTO, children, grandchildren, and retirement.

Bottom line: Going on dates puts you at risk of not saving enough for your future.

So, I guess the only date I will be having this Valentine’s Day is: