Statistically, he said, it’s better that we’re in school during this downturn of the economy because it’s a cycle and it tends to dip in every 20 or 30 year period.

We’re in a much better state because we both were getting it out of the way. I remember thinking, god that’s exactly what I think and never tell anyone. Let the bad things happen so the good things can come.

In all honesty, I was prepared not to like him. I was prepared to call the date a bust or to make excuses and never talk to him again. I am surprised that’s not what happened. I don’t know what we’re doing or where we’ll go from here, we’ve been talking for a month and we went on a date yesterday and it went…maybe not super great. But exceeded expectations on my part. I think I definitely made it clear that I wanted to spend more time with him. I have no idea if he thought it went well but he texted me so that’s a good sign.

I mean, I didn’t expect it but he was really attractive. Like, way better looking in real life than in pictures. (The reverse is true for me, I think and I was like wtf did that pimple have to pop out under my nose, it looks so gross).

He’s smart,hot,tall and maybe a bit quiet (I get nervous and talk a lot, it’s a thing) but definitely funny. Biting kind of humour. I’m just so surprised, I knew he was good-looking but it didn’t really…sink in. I would have been like, what’s the catch but well, the catch is — he’s leaving at the end of the year.

I don’t know, I can’t remember half of what we talked about but that the conversation wasn’t that stilted and at some points, it was quiet but it didn’t feel awkward to me. I remember he laughed at something I said and I know it sounds so stupid but I love watching people smile and laugh. Oh, okay, I remember. He said I had to see some nicer beaches because I said my favourite is when it’s dark at the beach, windy and I can’t see what’s in the water because Singapore beaches are disgusting. He said I might like it better if I had better experiences.

I have no idea where to fit this in but I wanted to write it because it was a bit funny. We walked past Masjid Sultan and he asked me if I went often and I was like, um no but I really should go more often. He looked really good laughing at that.

Or we both agreed we hated BvS and he was like, “I’ll never forget it, watched it in Amsterdam for 17 fucking euros and it was shit.”

I don’t know, I’m just surprised to find myself liking someone. I mean, you could make the point that I just want to like someone and he’s convenient but that’s not true. I wanted to not like him, that was the convenient option.

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