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

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

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

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
- Advertisement -

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:

 

Photo credit: Gavin Whitner, https://musicoomph.com

 Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
- Advertisement -

‘Stop the double standards,’ says PAB rider after seeing LTA officers let off an errant rider

Singapore – “PAB (power-assisted bicycle) rider doing food delivery? You’d better just dress like you look like an Aunty because LTA (Land Transport Authority) will not issue you a ticket,” said a member of the public after witnessing the authorities let...

Leong Sze Hian faces backlash for crowdfunding, shares hate messages he received

  Singapore — Some of the wind has gone out of blogger Leong Sze Hian's crowdfunding campaign and he has been getting hate messages too. Mr Leong took only 11 days to raise the S$133,000 the High Court ordered him to pay as...

M’sian worker and sole breadwinner suffers a stroke and severe memory loss in SG; family with two young kids crowdfunds for S$100K

Singapore -- A 34-year-old Malaysian man who was working in Singapore lost his memory after collapsing from a stroke. He is the sole breadwinner for his family, and his wife and two young children are crowdfunding to pay his medical bills. In...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
Theindependent