This Is Why I’m Single.

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Hello guys!
So, you guys remember Smith right? This is Smith.

No, not the one on the left. That’s me. I’m referring to the one on the right of course. Smith Leong.

He’s my friend who helps me navigate through the online maze that is known as Tao Bao to help me buy anything from wigs to sports bras. He sometimes bitches that I’m throwing Tao Bao off target when it comes to his customer profile. But, Tao Bao is messy and I have yet to get an account. So meanwhile, Smith has kindly offered to help me make all my purchases.

Anyway, Smith posted this well, I wouldn’t call it an article, just a link to someone’s not very coherrent thoughts on why she is single.

Based on the comments that came with the link, I guess wasn’t the only one who thought that her thoughts were all over the place. But since we’re on the topic, I would like to highlight that I actually I have a lot of thoughts on this being single thing and I am quite sure I have organised them rather logically. (Although whether each point is logical is a whole different story). So, in accordance to Smith’s suggestion here:
I am going to blog about why I am single. Smith, just for you okay. Because I realise I always procrastinate and possibly never blog about all the things you ask me to blog about. Sorry. HAHA.

#1 I have many guy friends.

Now, allow me to clarify that I am not the sort who feels that my boyfriend would be threatened by my many guy friends ok. But you know, sometimes you get your friends to QC the guy you are seeing. You think it’s tough when girls shoot down the guy that you’re considering?

(Via Buzzfeed).

Wait until you see what guys have to say about your hypothetical potentials…

That being said, I love my guy friends. They are awesome.

#2 I am a very awkward person.

Nobody believes me when I say this. But I am truly so very awkward. So sometimes people find it a pain to watch television shows on a laptop with me, because I’d make weird squealing noises and hide my face when I know something awkward is about to happen. Like so.

(Via wikia).

Trust me. You do not want to watch shows with a person who is constantly hiding her face behind the pillow during How I Met Your Mother, which in my opinion, is one of the most awkward shows in history thanks to Ted Mosby.


Omg I can’t. I also tend to fall asleep when I watch shows lying down. So I assume that most guys will find it irritating to constantly fill me in on what I just missed – either because I’m cowering behind the blanket, or because they’ve discovered that I’ve fallen asleep.

How annoying of me. And that’s also why I’m single I’m assuming.

#3 I have a blog.

Okay. I don’t mean to be very diva about it, but did you know that having a blog actually impedes guys from holding a normal conversation with you? Let me just show you some extracts of a 2 day conversation which quickly died because I refused to reply.

So this guy, he kept referencing my blog. He told me exactly what he had read, and what I had written in that post. And how he appreciated that I put this picture, with this caption, in this post. Like when I said I couldn’t check my POSB account balance because I was in the MRT?

Because you know, my post on MRT Selfies. He would insert blog references at every single opportunity. IT WAS INFURIATING. My blog is not a textbook to my heart and soul. It is the outlet where I unleash my sarcasm and bitchiness so that I can muster the self-control to not hadoken a ball of fiery rage onto people I actually see in real life.
Also, he felt the constant need to update me each time he had completed reading a new post on my blog. Dude. Do you feel the need to tell newspaper editors each time you complete reading an article in their paper? No right? Then why do you have this burning need to inform me unless you have something to contribute to it?

Seriously, I don’t need to be constantly updated on what you’re reading and what you think of my blog. I mean it’s nice to know what you guys think of my writing. Really, I appreciate all the emails I get, and I really try to answer each one of them. BUT DUDE. Showing my blog to your parents? SERIOUSLY?!

I guess the main issue I have is this –

#4 I’m very bitchy.

Yes I know. I’m very bitchy. I like to identify the difficult parts of my life and pinpoint the various stupid people who have made it that way. During the process, I like to give my uncensored opinion on what these people can do to improve my quality of living. And I like to give my opinion in the form of snarky comments which I take great pride in constructing.

(Via someecards).

One of my best ones for this year was…okay. Remember the obnoxious guy who helped me break my new year resolution #10? The guy who has an ego bigger than Jupiter and a brain smaller than a quail egg? Well, I was complaining to my friend about him, and was described as “poetic” for my efforts.

Yes, I know I could be more constructive by letting these insufferable twerps know what they are doing wrong, and how they could work on improving the lives of those around them. But you know, tact is not a character trait which comes easily to me. Especially when I have absolutely no interest in behaving civilly when all I want to do is stab the person in the eyes with my hypothetical adamantium claws.

Anyway. Bitchy – not a good girlfriend quality and therefore I am still single.

#5 I forget to reply people.

It is my understanding that when people send you texts or WhatsApps, it’s only polite that you reply. Sadly, I like to do this thing where construct the reply in my head, and then forget to send it to the person. So while I believe that I have already replied to so-and-so, so-and-so is just wondering why I didn’t bother to respond to his texts.
Which probably explains why I am single. Guys think I am ignoring them when actually, I just suffer from an overly active and overly vivid imagination. Like how I’m telling Mr Dinosaur over here.

#6 I am not always supportive.

So guys usually watch soccer and have a team that they support. I don’t. I find soccer just mildly amusing and I can get quite grumpy when I watch a game. To illustrate my point, here’s a picture of me and Smith at the Singapore vs Juventus game.
No, we don’t look very happy at all. Because you know, I’d much rather be watching something like Bones or Big Bang Theory.
But because I am a somewhat supportive girlfriend, I have always watched whatever sporting event that my previous boyfriends wanted to watch. I am really quite supportive ok. I even booked fucking Wimbledon tickets once (not that I minded, but, long story). Anyway, this is me and Wimbledon.
And me being the supportive girlfriend and taking good photos of cool people. Like Rafael Nadal.
REALLY QUITE GOOD RIGHT?! I was very proud of myself. Anyway, back to soccer. One of my ex-boyfriends used to watch soccer. He supported Liverpool. Did I support Liverpool? Of course not. Who did I support? Manchester United. Why? Because my friend said so. My friend was not my boyfriend. Anyway, friend is the best. He never fails to give me updates on my favourite team, aka Manchester United. Like yesterday.
So, I had to watch the World Cup. And this is how I decided on who to suport.
The ex, who supported Brazil, was not very pleased. But EH. I woke up at 3 am to watch the World Cup. Good enough okay.
But yes. You can see how this can be annoying this can be for boyfriends. Must be one of the reasons why they are all gone.

#7 I have selective OCD.

I really am. So this is the inside of my wardrobe.
I know! It’s extremely neat and you wish that your wardrobe was as well organised as mine. But now, just take a look at how messy I can be.
Apparently it is very hard for guys to keep track of what I’m OCD about. But a safe rule to follow is, if it’s in my wardrobe, my phone, or my laptop, I care a lot. Otherwise, I can’t be bothered.
Okay and now I am getting very sleepy and I would like to sleep. But actually these are just 7 of the maybe 20 million reasons explaiing why this Jac is single because you know, there’s also reasons like, I’m mad, irrational, and also because some people are just too daft for me. But this will do for now I guess.
And now I will leave you with this good song.
Okay sleep!
❤ Jac.

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Jac spends most of her free time wondering what she is doing with her life. Apart from finding a cure for cancer, achieving world peace, and saving the universe with her superpowers of course. Oh and shopping.

8 Differences Between Men And Women

Though we may be of the same species, there are just some things that differentiate the men from the ladies. The saying ‘Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus’ does come into play, indicating how we think, speak and act differently to quite an extent. From soccer nights to shopping trips, men and women find comfort in different ways. We carry themselves differently, focusing on the traits that seeks to define who we are individually.

But genders aside, are we really that different? Is it a classic case of Superman vs. Wonder Woman? (Yes, they’re worlds apart. Literally.)

Well, these famous individuals seem to think so! What do you think?

1. “Women always worry about the things that Men forget; Men always worry about the things Women remember.” - Albert Einstein


2. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde


3. “Men learn to love the woman they are attracted to. Women learn to become attracted to the man they fall in love with.” – Woody Allen


4. “The cocks may crow, but it’s the hen that lays the egg.” – Margaret Thatcher

If not men, how you think you think you get your protein?


5. “Men are always looking for someone to boast to; women are always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.” – Henry Louis Mencken


6.  “Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain’t got” – Josh Billings


7.  “A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


8. “There is a fundamental difference between men and women – women need romance, men need intrigue.” – Sherry Argov


Even though we may be somewhat different, we are definitely made for each other. Complementing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, supporting one another through thick and thin. It’s like that typical Singaporean saying that most of you must have heard, “AIYAH, same-same but different lah!”

I guess you can say that at the end of the day, opposites do attract after all.


– BChai

Great Deals for International Women’s Day

It’s that time of the year again when people all over the world gather to celebrate the More Important Half of Humankind. Hah. Not really. But the survival of the world does hinge on us women carrying a Whole Live Screaming Baby (sometimes even two or three or eight) to term. So it only seems right that on this special day, everyone should want to worship at our feet and tell us how awesome we are. Well, I will also settle for these 4 great deals this International Women’s Day.

  1. Fullerton Hotel

From 1-31 March 2015, Fullerton celebrates International Women’s Day with a special package that includes accommodation in a Heritage room, daily American buffet breakfast, a Purple Tea Set for 2 and much, more more. Trust me, the list goes on and on and on. For every package, S$20 will go to the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO) in support of marginalised women. Enjoy a fantabulous staycation AND do charity – need I say more?


  1. Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations celebrates International Women’s Day to encourage women to travel solo in 2015 with 50% savings off traveller supplements for selected departures of over 30 different European escorted vacations. If you book by 2 April, you can also enjoy S$128 promotional airfares with Lufthansa (excluding taxes and fuel charges/terms and conditions apply).

For more information, call +65 6922 5950 or email


  1. Parkway Parade

Parkway Parade has planned a whole host of activities to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Be sure to download the Parkway Parade Mobile App to be updated with exciting deals – you can even dedicate songs to your favourite women at the basement DJ booth!



  1. MPH

For the month of March 2015, MPH will be celebrating International Women’s Day by inviting you to enjoy 20% off a comprehensive list of selected titles. If all you want to do this weekend is to kick back your heels and get lost in a good book, this is as good a time as any to start shopping!




~ Li Ching (Who Wishes All Women a Great Day Every Day!)

Totally Non-Cliché Valentine’s Day Ideas

Tomorrow is V-lehchey.. I mean Valentine’s Day. Be it if you are in a relationship, or chasing someone, or single-and-ready-to-mingle, I really hope you have thought of a master plan for Valentine’s Day because, you know, no biggie, It’s Tomorrow.

For those who haven’t, don’t fret. There’s still hope to save the date, and to potentially become The Best Valentine Ever. You can throw away the idea of reusing your friend’s tricks last year – Yes, I know you are thinking of it. Here are some Totally Non-Cliché Valentine’s Day Ideas:

1. VDay Breakfast

Forget about lunch. Forget even more about getting a booking through for dinner. Go for the traditional, simple but still romantic Valentine’s Day Breakfast. Enjoy the fresh air, the natural sunlight (Ladies, it’s super good for selfies, just sayin’), and the non-crowded dining area.

The early bird always catches the worm, right?




2. Go Paktor.. Kampong-style!

WHAAAAT? You kidding me????????

I’m not. Expensive restaurants and comfortable ambience are totally cliché. You can do better. Bollywood Veggies is your sanctuary away from the Little Red Dot. A farm and a bistro, they offer a full farm tour and a cooking class and not to mention totally delicious kampong-style food. We are talking about banana curry, jackfruit lemak and acar fish.

The best part of it all? It’s $0 for entry. Guys, you hear me?




3. Drive-in movie

MovieMob is a free outdoor drive-in movie concept in Singapore. Watch a movie in the comforts of your car or under the stars in a picnic setting – Wah! Sounds romantic right? I never knew Singapore had enough land for this.




4. Double Dates

I call this Palentine’s Day, to celebrate the love between Pals. It’s always funner in a bigger group setting and there’s less of a pressure to impress your date. This doesn’t mean it’s any less romantic – just make sure your double date stays as a double date and not a triple, quadruple date. And of course, also make sure your partner is OK with this.



5. Malaysia, truly asssiaaaaa

Why cannot? Malaysia is after all, just a stone’s throw away. The bus ride is cheap, or if you want to drive in, just make sure to avoid the jam! Enjoy a short getaway from the city life, and the affordable cafés with good ambience and food.

Goodbye Singapore, you were fun while it lasted.



- Miss-I-Am-Thankful-To-Be-Skipping-VLehchey-Day-This-Year

Makeover For Men – A Hairy Affair



In this new year of new beginnings, we start off by heading back to the basics of grooming while presenting to you the new trends for 2015.  In this article, we look at managing one of the often-neglected vital assets of a man – their hair. Not just the ones on our head.

Man your mane

Starting from the hair on top, here are 5 trendy styles to adopt in 2015:

1. Short Sides + Brushed Up Top


This is a quick slimming solution for guys with round faces. An illusion of a longer face is created with the top lengthening the overall face shape and the sides cropped to reduce volume that rounds the face further.




2. Short Sides + Fringe


This hairstyle is great for hide-and-seek.

It works fantastic as it instantly conceals high or wide foreheads! Besides, hairstyles with bangs bring youthfulness to a look. Who says men can’t hide their age too?




3. Keep it all short



Bless the men with square-shaped faces.

An easy-to-maintain stylish haircut goes to none other than this hairstyle – Short sides and approximately 1-1.5” of hair on top; creating a slight volume to lengthen the face.




4. Tousled Medium Length Hair



Looking for something longer?

This messy out-of-bed look is a good way to create volume for guys with fine or thin hair. The art of this look is to style it masculine yet sophisticated. Ditch the brushes and use your fingers to achieve the effect.






5. Slick + Side Part Business Casual



Let’s agree that ladies will drool anytime to this suave look.


A classic style with a modern attitude works like a charm for a man serious at work. Best of all? It fits for every face shape. Matching with a modern suit and smart attire seals the deal.




Next, let’s go a little further down, to hair that frames the face.

If Eyebrows Could Talk

What will your brows say if they could talk?


Just think, your eyebrows are one of the most expressive features so when you define them, you define your expressions. Then, if eyes are the windows to your soul, the brows would be the frames. Not convinced?

Missing something? There are more of them here for a good laugh. Once you are done laughing, this may be a good time to pick up your phone and make an appointment with your nearest brow therapist to get yours done. Yes men, we are not even giving you any guidelines here. So, please seek the help of professionals before you attempt any brow rectification.

Coming to the final point in this article, and the most important, and the often unsaid, we are moving onto peek-a-boo nose hair.

Pay attention to the details

This is likely the last thing you would want to hear from a lady.

A well-groomed gentleman takes note of fine details like his nose hair and keeps them in check daily. Invest in a nose trimmer if necessary. There is hardly anyone who may be brave enough to point out when it sticks out. That being said, we shall not go on any further about the unsightly strand of hair.

In the animal kingdom, a male lion needs its distinctive mane to show his magnificence and prowess. For a man living in this concrete jungle, he will definitely need his tresses to be well-maintained to show who’s the boss.

So, keep your hairs in check in 2015.

- Kyla Tan, Certified Image Consultant for GaiGai


5 Horrid Things Men Do On Dating Apps

I constantly get bombarded by weird profile pictures and chat messages of Paktor users by friends. No matter how much I stress about having a good profile photo, users and friends (*ERHEM*) tend to put up the dumbest things as profile photos and pray and hope (and dream) that someone as hot as Cecilia Cheung or Angela Baby will like them back so they can then ride vicariously into the sunset with them on horseback, make beautiful babies and live happily ever after….. ( I kid. I think in reality, it’ll be riding the SMRT train hoping that it won’t break down to Punggol before having kids at KK Hospital and praying for a happy-ever-after by wishing that their CPFs won’t get taken away from them unwillingly. HAAA!! )

So in an attempt to help my single friends and users try to achieve their dream girls, I have researched and went on many different dating apps to find out the worst things guys have done on dating apps. So men, as long as you avoid this, your chances of having your dream girls are higher. (Please correct me if I’m wrong, I would love to hear your opinions!)

  1. The Buttfie


SAY WHATTT?? Selfie, wefie… now buttfie…. Never in my whole life would I ever thought a guy would do something like this.. and use it as his only ONLY ONLY profile photo. Which female is gonna like your bum? Nobody needs to see that grandpa undies or your (untoned) glutes! Maybe some guys will like your photo (nothing wrong with that) but totally defeats your purpose of finding a girl right?

Unfortunately, this is how i also envision your face to be…


Buttfies are a NO NO.


  1. The Fake Horse

It’s no surprise that men do like their fast cars; Porsche, Ferraris, Aston Martins etc. But what’s up with men putting up pictures of cars that they do not own as their profile photos? When I googled the word ‘Ferrari’, the first few images that come up are photos that I have seen as user profile photos on dating apps. So if the girl actually likes you back, she’ll be wanting to sit in your Ferrari. But if she ends up sitting in your Proton Saga and doesn’t call you again.. I don’t blame her for her disappearance. She’s most probably cursing and telling everyone what a con artist you are.


Don’t pretend to have something that you don’t.


  1. The Bad Pick Up Line

I thought I have heard the worst pick-up lines ever till I came across this on the Internet.



This one just deserves to be blocked and slapped.

I rest my case. I also do hope your ferrari crashes.


  1. The Chat Essays


I’m sure some of you have read or come across this – Men who are so eager to share their entire life story, their every moment of yesterday, today and tomorrow and every second… Chats are short and sweet… not essay-like! I don’t need to know what you’re doing for the whole day or the next few days. And DON’T YOU DARE CALL ME GORGEOUS!!


  1. The Couple Photo

I always condemned men who cheat on their girlfriends or vice versa. And when I actually see profile photos of couples with a male name, I either dislike the profile or hit the ‘report inappropriate flag’. Are you seriously that ignorant? You’re proclaiming to the whole world that you are cheating!




So men, if you’re wondering why you haven’t met the girl of your dreams even though you’ve constantly been swiping right…. Now you know why. Either delete that horrid profile photo or carry on praying for a Cecilia Cheung/Angela Bay.

XX The Paktor Queen

Why Women Like Bad Boys (From a Guy’s Perspective)

When the term ‘Bad Boys’ comes to mind, it usually elicits 2 very different thoughts in the minds of many. It’s either the image of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence blowing up cars in Miami from the movie ‘Bad Boys’, or something along the lines of a young James Dean smoking a cigarette while riding a bike in jeans and a leather jacket. All these, well, are the classic Hollywood portrayals of bad boys.

What I like to call ‘everyday Bad Boys’, have certain characteristics that appeal to our female counterparts. It’s these characteristics that pique interest and create a certain mystery or an enigma that they can’t lay a finger on, which have women flocking to those bad boys.

1. He’s beaming with confidence and assertiveness


Let’s face it, a bad boy knows what he wants. His confidence in decision making and assertiveness in ensuring he gets what he wants exudes a charm that many can’t compare with. With that confidence, he walks the walk, talks the talk and certainly carries himself as though he owns the world.

The independence that he portrays, gives him the leverage at gaining the attention of any woman he commands. It is sometimes because of this that you see the competitive side of women, attempting to gain that bad boy’s attention over and above the competition. Talk about a cat-fight!

2. His confidence brings about a certain sex appeal


With his confidence in knowing what he wants, there’s definitely a sex appeal that follows. Not directly, but to a certain extent. It fits right into the psychological image of men as a species: aggressive and dominating.

Through the ages, men have been seen as the master of the house, the leader of men, the shot-caller. Their commandership can be seen as their way of ‘producing pheromones’. From Leonidas of Sparta to James Bond, these men embody that very idea of confidence with a sex appeal; that of which attracts the opposite gender.

3. He epitomizes the idea of being Rebellious


Conformity is not one of the words in his vocabulary. Rules are there to be broken. How others see him is important as that’s his image. His rebellious image.

Bad boys are those that go beyond the norm of society and push boundaries. In certain cases, that’s fine whereas others could very well land him behind bars. It’s all about striking the right balance that would help tilt the scale in his favour.

He’s not one to give in to the whims and fancies of others. At times, yes But more so than often, a bad boy knows what he wants and he will want to do it his way. He’s bad, but not as much a bastard.

4. He doesn’t care much for anything, except himself.


His self-confidence also comes with being self-serving and having that much of an ego. It’s that image of a lone wolf on the prowl that bad boys could be compared to. Out looking for women, getting into trouble and simply being a rebel is what fuels his image as a bad boy. He would tend to put himself ahead of others, feeding his desires and cravings. Though it may seem ridiculous as to how someone could find this sexy, I’d say to them ‘You’d be surprised and what others would give into for the rush and thrill of being with a bad boy’.

That, dear readers, would be a few points on why women like bad boys. It’s all about the thrill and excitement.

Stay safe, ladies!

– Brendan Chai


Vday Contest: Submit your love story and win AMAZING prizes!



In Paktor, you swipe right when you like a person. Have you swiped right at first sight? Post your true love story in the thread posted by The_Paktor_Queen on HardwareZone forum!

Participants with the best entries win AMAZING vacation packages and more!

Submission guidelines:

Step 1: Post your love story in English in at least 300 words in the forum.

Step 2: Complete your submission by filling up the form at

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participants must submit their love stories in English in at least 300 words on HardwareZone Forum in the thread posted by The_Paktor_Queen and are required to fill up all fields in this form.
  2. Participants must be 18 years and above, and are limited to one entry only.
  3. The Contest will run from 2 January to 6 February 2014 and will close on 6 February 2014 at 23:59 hours (GMT+8). Any entry submitted thereafter shall not be entertained.
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