"Dump your 'not-ATAS' boyfriend", commenters urge NUS student

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The Facebook page NUS Confessions published a post written by a NUS student who compared her current her boyfriend with a “year 4 graduating law student” who owns a house and a car. She complained that her boyfriend who is now serving national service, is not ‘atas’ (Malay for high class), would save money to buy BTO, and would not even bring her to fine dining restaurants. She said that she is tired of eating at Swensen’s and Ajisen’s on their anniversaries. She said that the law student however, surprised her on every date.

Just in case you can’t read the post, this is what she said:

Guy A
-Year 4 graduating Law student
-Drives a BMW
-Has direct ownership of his own apartment
-Well versed in all sorts of subject and knowledgeable
-Very generous( Brought me to a fine dining restaurant)

Guy B
-First year in NS
-Enrolling into Mechanical engineering after ord
-Always talk about boring and meaningless army stuffs
-Would only bring me to swensen’s or ajisen on anniversaries

Guy A is a close male friend of mine in uni while Guy B is my current BF.

I used to think that my relationship is very stable before entering uni, however Guy A appeared in my life and made me reconsidered my original thoughts. Lately, I found out that I really love to engage in intelligent conversation with A, talking about all kinds of life issues and travelling experiences etc.

On the other hand, my BF will only talk to me about boring and meaningless army stuffs that spark zero interest in me. He simply couldn’t understand that I already had enough academic troubles on my plate. Worse of all, he cannot be there when I had emotional break downs.

I’m glad Guy B was there to hug me to sleep when I needed emotional support the most. Although I’m a fan of swensen’s and ajisen, that doesn’t mean that I won’t get sick of it. When I suggest to visit atas places for our anniversaries, my BF would always brush this topic aside by saying that we should save up for BTO, money is hard to earn blah blah blah…(Excuses). Sometimes I would rather stay at home then go out with him, there was once I cancelled a date on him and went to wave house with A. Compared to my BF, A is able to surprise me on every single outing.

Truth to be told, A did hinted to me that he had feelings for me but I don’t want to promise him anything yet. As of now, I haven’t cheated on my BF yet, I giving him one more year to change for the better.”

Her rant has now gone viral with over 2,000 shares. Most Facebook user who responded to her suggested she dump her ‘not-atas’ boyfriend.

02Others pitied her current boyfriend.
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