Singaporean girl explains why she prefers Malaysian dudes

I am an average Singaporean girl-next-door and after being in a dating scene for a while, I realized that Singaporean guys cannot compare to Malaysian guys.

Even though Singaporean guys are generally more well-groomed, they still lack the confidence to carry themselves well. They are also more sheltered, dependent and like to hide behind their mother’s apron strings. Yet they are super not realistic and always hope to be together with the choicest girl in school or work even though these girls are way beyond their league.

On the other hand, Malaysian guys are more independent and can be depended on because they do not lead such a pampered life and are more resourceful in getting things done. If the light bulb spoil or need to fix some furniture, they can usually DIY unlike Singaporean guys who will just call and pay a handyman (who is usually Malaysian) to get the job done. They are also more practical and down to earth, simple comforts can make them happy, although this by no means is an indication of their lack of ambition or drive. On the contrary, they are very motivated to succeed in life because they know how hard life can be back in Malaysia. Some of them may not know how to dress up well, but their rugged nature more than makes up for it!

I am currently attached to a Malaysian guy and I can say that I am more happy with him now than with my Singaporean ex-boyfriends. He is very sweet and caring to me and we are planning to get married next year. To all girls out there, don’t limit yourselves to dating just local guys, you’ll never know what you are missing out on!

Facts about Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde, lovers and criminals who traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression were not considered as romantic back then as they are today.

Their gang was responsible for at least nine police officer and several civilian deaths.

It is unsure how the couple met but it is thought that it was love at a first sight.

When Bonnie and Clyde met (probably in 1930), the latter already had a criminal record but that obviously did not bother Bonnie.

She decided to join him in his criminal undertakings and stayed with him until the very end.

Clyde was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges of kidnapping, according to the FBI.

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They were ambushed by the police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana in 1934 and killed, after one of the most colorful and spectacular manhunts the nation had seen up to that time.

The couple wanted to be buried together but Bonnie’s family did not allow it.

Best marriage tips for Women

A good woman makes a good wife and a good wife makes a good mother.

A good mother gives birth to a good child, too. If you want to be one, please emulate the steps below:

1). Never raise your voice for any reason to your husband. Its a sign of disrespect.

2). Don’t expose your husband’s weaknesses to your family and friends. It will bounce back at you. You are each other’s keeper.

3). Never use attitudes and moods to communicate to your husband, you never know how your husband will interpret
them. Defensive women don’t have a happy home.

4). Never compare your husband to other men, you’ve no idea what their life is all about. If you attack his Ego, his Love for you will diminish.

5). Never ill treat your husband’s friends because you don’t like them, the person who’s supposed to get rid of them is your husband.

6). Never forget that your husband married you, not your maid or anyone else. Do your duties.

7). Never assign anyone to give attention to your husband, people may do everything else but your husband is your own responsibility.

8). Never blame your husband if he comes back home empty handed. Rather encourage him.

9). Never be a wasteful wife, your husband’s sweat is too precious to be wasted.

10). Never pretend to be sick for the purpose of denying your husband’s right. You must give it to him how he wants it. It’s very important to Men, if you keep denying him, it is a matter of time before another woman takes over that duty. No man can withstand on starvation for too long (even the anointed
ones)

11). Never compare your husband to your one time Ex-lover. Your home may Never recover from it if you do.

12). Never answer for your husband in public opinion polls, let him handle what is directed to him although he may answer for you in public opinion polls.

13). Never shout or challenge your husband in front of children. Wise Women don’t do that.

14). Don’t forget to check the smartness of your husband before he checks out.

15). Never allow your friends to be too close to your husband.

16). Never be in a hurry in the bathroom and on the dressing table. Out there your husband is always surrounded by women who took their time on their looks.

17). Your parents or family or friends do not have the final say in your marriage. Don’t waste your time looking up to them for a final word. You must Leave if you want to Cleave.

18). Never base your love on monetary things. Will you still submit to him even if you earn more money than him?

19). Don’t forget that husbands want attention and good listeners, never be too busy for him. Good communication is the bed rock of every happy home.

20). If your idea worked better than his, never compare yourself to him. Its always team work.

21). Don’t be too judgmental to your husband. No man wants a Nagging wife.

22). A lazy wife is a careless wife. She doesn’t even know that her body needs a bath.

23). Does your husband like a kind of cooked food? Try to change your cooking. No man jokes with food.

24). Never be too demanding to your husband, enjoy every moment, resource as it comes.

25). Make a glass of water the very first welcome to your husband and everyone entering your home. Sweetness of attitude is true beauty.

26). Don’t associate with women who have a wrong mental attitude about marriage.

27). Your marriage is as valuable to you as the value that you give it. Recklessness is unacceptable.

28) A confrontational wife, can never keep a good husband and her home, she will be grooming irresponsible daughters without manners.

29) A woman who cannot manage her children, home and husband is a complete failure in life no matter her achievements.

30) A wise woman honors her husband, and respect him, in turn the husband will cherish her and love her dearly – it will be natural. Husband is a beautiful gift from God, no woman can stay without a husband. No good man on earth can tolerate a confrontational and argumentative wife except they have lost their value and become less of a real man.

31). Fruit of the womb is a blessing from the Lord, love your children and teach them well.

32). You are never too old to influence your home. Never reduce your care for your family for any reason.

33). A prayerful wife is very wise and intelligent and she is a better equipped wife, pray always for your husband and family. Conquer all your challenges and problems with prayers, only God can solve our problems – not parent, not scholars not anybody but, only God and then you

Source: From Mrs Joyce Meyer
USA TV Evangelist

MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace admits spening more time with mother-in-law rather than wife

MASTERCHEF judge Gregg Wallace is blissfully in love with fourth wife Anna who is 22 years his junior – and insists he doesn’t notice the age gap.

It doesn’t bother him, either, because he spends all day having a laugh with his mother-in-law.

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Image shows MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace with fourth wife Anna – 22 years his junior (Photo Credit: Rex Features)

The presenter, 54, who has fronted the BBC cookery competition for 16 years with John Torode, wed Anna in 2016.

The couple live in Kent with their 11-month-old son, Sid, and Italian Anna’s dad Massimo and mum Rena.

Speaking on the eve of Friday night’s final, Gregg said: “I love Rena — we have such a giggle. We are roughly the same age.

“Me and Rena remember the same TV shows and sing the same 1970s pop songs.

“Anna doesn’t know what we are talking about. We were singing Boney M at breakfast this morning and Anna has no idea.”

The ex-greengrocer, who has two grown-up kids from a previous marriage, admits he is a workaholic and often worries about ­providing for his baby son’s future. He said: “I’ve always been a worrier. We don’t spend loads of money. I want to make sure that when I’m gone, my wife is looked after and financially safe.

“She won’t discuss it with me but her mum will because she is very practical.”

Gregg, who has shed 4st in recent years, added: “I’m proud to say I’ve gone from somebody that Sid didn’t recognise to being his favourite. I’m his playmate. I’m also a big rugby fan and qualified coach. I took my other son to play, and want to do the same with Sid, so it’s important I stay fit.”

Amber Davies: Dolly Parton warned me to stay away from men

Love Island beauty Amber Davies has never been short of male attention, but after landing her second West End lead role, even A-list suitors are wasting their time.

In fact, it was superstar Dolly Parton who first warned the 23-year-old to avoid men after she won her first major role in musical 9 To 5.

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The country icon, who wrote the music for the hit stage show, dished out the advice after inviting Amber to the US to meet her.

Dolly Parton: I have ‘crazy love’ for macho men

Dolly Parton: ‘I Pray And Pee…Before Taking To Stage.’

Despite previously being linked to stars including Liam Payne, Amber insists the only male in her life is her Jack Russell poodle cross puppy Oreo and that she doesn’t bother to respond to the countless men who ­message her on social media.

Amber tells me: “I still love a party with my friends at heart, but I’ve realised it’s not my time for a man.

“I honestly don’t know what I’d do with one at the moment.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up roles in the West End and I hope that’s going to be a platform for more acting, so my mentality has had to change.

“It was actually Dolly Parton who first gave me the advice.

“I always thought I’d be ­settling down by now, but I went out to meet her and she warned me to avoid the temptation of romance for now and focus on my career.

“She said, ‘Career first, men can wait for you’, and it turns out she was completely right.

“I’ve been able to get my first steps towards my dream and I’m determined than nothing will get in the way of that. The only man in my life now is my dog.”

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Amber is isolating with Oreo in the home she moved into in January. She has ditched fake tan, make-up and hair-styling in favour of a stripped-back look, which her mum “much prefers”.

And the addition of Oreo means she swapped nightclubs for nights in long before the coronavirus crisis took hold.

Rehearsals are on hold until the lockdown is over, but she will be taking a course in cheerleading. And she hopes her ­latest stint as a leading lady could lead to a future TV role.

She adds: “Being in 9 To 5 was amazing and I had two other leading ladies next to me — it was real girl power.

“This next step is a new challenge because I’m leading the show and eyes are going to be all on me. But it’s an empowering female-friendly show too.

“Years ago cheerleading was all about sexy women at the side of a football pitch. Now it’s a very respected sport — you need real strength and skill.”

Selena Gomez opens up on mental health diagnosis and the coronavirus pandemic

Selena Gomez is no longer afraid to discuss her mental health issues.

Contrary to what the media thought about her health issues, the 27-year-old went public Friday after her recent visit to an esteemed hospital in Massachusetts, People reports.

“Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar,” Gomez said on Miley Cyrus’ Instagram show, Bright Minded.

“And so when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it and I think people get scared of that.” Gomez explains that in her home state of Texas, mental-health issues aren’t often talked about.

She continued, “I’ve seen it and I’ve seen some of it even in my own family where I’m like, what’s going on?” says Gomez, per E! Online. “It’s not known to talk about your mental health.”

The 27-year-old performer adds that back home, people “gotta seem cool” and end up suffering from anger issues as a result.

As for the coronavirus pandemic, Gomez says she copes by “writing a lot” and sitting with what’s she’s written. But she worries how her grandparents might be affected by people who refuse to stay home.

“I think it’s just really hard because I have grandparents and seeing people not take it as seriously as they should is really hard for me, because I know there are people—like the hospitals and everybody—that are literally sacrificing their lives,” she says.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid defends boyfriend Zayn Malik from an internet troll

Gigi Hadid jumped to boyfriend Zayn Malik’s defence as Jake Paul claimed the singer told him to ‘f**k off for no reason’.

The supermodel, 24, who is currently in the midst of Milan Fashion Week, took to Twitter to hit back at the controversial YouTuber, 23, after he alleged that he narrowly avoided a physical altercation with the former One Direction singer, 27.

In an uncharacteristically foul-mouthed exchange, Gigi branded the social media personality ’embarrassing’ and insisted her on-off beau is ‘unbothered’ by his ‘irrelevant ugly a**’.

Bizaardvark actor Jake recalled his encounter with Zayn as he claimed he was caught off guard by the musician’s ‘attitude’ when they met.

It is unclear where the pair crossed paths, but they both documented their time at the Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder match, which took place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on Saturday evening.

The online sensation told his 3.7 million Twitter followers: ‘almost had to clap up zane from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f**k off for no reason when I was being nice to him….

‘zane ik you’re reading this… stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big a** hotel room hahaha.’ [sic]

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Jake continued to slam the Pillowtalk hitmaker as he added: ‘bro he literally started yelling and freaking the f**k out. “you wanna test me mate”. lol I feel bad for childhood stars.’ [sic]

Stepping in to support her man – who is rarely active on social media – from across the globe, Gigi suggested Zayn opted to return to his hotel room as he wasn’t keen on embarking on a night out with Jake and his ‘YouTube groupies’.

The bold catwalk queen didn’t hold back as she responded: ‘Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..?

‘Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly a**. Go to bed …’. [sic]

MailOnline contacted Jake, Zayn and Gigi’s representatives for further comment.

In the romance department, Jake recently hit headlines after splitting from his ‘wife’ of just a few months, Tana Mongeau, who was recently spotted putting on a cosy display with his older brother Logan, 24.

Meanwhile, Gigi and Zayn confirmed their reunion in January nearly a year after ending their three-year relationship.

The pair seem to be stronger than ever as the blonde recently opened up about wanting to start a family with the hunk.

In a recent interview with i-D Magazine’s The Icons and Idols Issue, Gigi shared: ‘I think that as I get older… well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modelling.

‘I love the creative side of fashion, it’s so fulfilling. The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full time cooking!’

The showbiz couple first dated in November 2015, three months after he called off his engagement to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

After just over two years together, the couple confirmed their break-up on Twitter in March 2018.

The IMG model and the musician rekindled their romance a month later as they were pictured packing on the PDA in images obtained by TMZ.

Gigi and Zayn kept the status of their relationship low-key from August 2018, five months before they officially split.

Prior to their romance, the What Makes You Beautiful hitmaker dated fellow singer Perrie, 26, from early 2012 to July 2015, while Vogue coverstar Gigi was in a relationship with Australian musician Cody Simpson from 2013 to 2015.

Pretty model banned on Tinder because she’s ‘too sexy’

Twenty-six-year-old Holly Valentine from Los Angeles in the US claims she was banned from Tinder after users of the app reported her account as fake.

The users who reported her thought she was “just too attractive” to be real, reports the Daily Mail.

The Instagram model has racked up more than 1 million followers on Instagram and regularly posts racy photos in skimpy bikinis and lingerie.

According to the Mirror, Holly signed up for the dating app in order to meet singles while she was travelling and exploring cities around the world.

The paid version of the app allows users access to people around the world and to upload a couple of cute snaps.

Holly insists all the photos on her profile were “clean” because she’s quite shy when it comes to dating. But she says within hours of signing up for the site, she was slammed with messages from matches insisting that her account was fake.

She soon found out she was locked out of the app, and when she attempted to sign in again it wouldn’t work.

Holly says she’s contacted Tinder to find out what the problem was and says she was given a full refund but no explanation.

THREE-SOME: Could you share your partner without being jealous?

Could a couple invite a plus one into their bed without it tainting their relationship?

It’s not that men always have to ‘convince’ their partners to invite a third intimate partner. Today, many women are just as comfortable with the idea.

“If your relationship can’t survive this, then that says a lot,” says Kim*. She and her partner Jarrod have tried their hand at a few multi-partner sessions in the past and say it adds something to their relationship rather than subtracting from it.

For many, there is a lot of pressure to tick off a range of sexual experiences. And threesomes rank as the highest male fantasy according to a 2017 study.

Though we all could have guessed this, the reality is much different. Not that many men, or women for that matter, ever follow through and actively pursue the fulfillment of this fantasy, says this study.

But more and more South African couples are experimenting with the idea of introducing a third partner to play with underneath the sheets.

Dr Ryan Scoats, who did his PhD on multi-sex partner sexual encounters, says that threesomes are nothing new and that our mainstream idea of what threesomes entail or how it could impact on a relationship, is very skewed.

He says that, very importantly, the only reason why you should do something sexually: is because you want to do it. If a couple decides to pursue a multi-sex partner scenario, whether casual or regularly, it needs to be because they both want to.

A once-off threesome is one thing. But what about one that reoccurs every few weeks? That is, an organised ‘arrangement’ between a couple and a third.

“It’s the perfect arrangement,” says Steph*.  She and Johan have been dating for three years. After having their first-ever threesome, purely by luck one drunken evening, it led them to Tinder, where they created a profile to find a willing participant keen to join them for some future’ fun’.

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In this instance, three’s not a crowd.

And not only did they match with a woman, they both found desirable, they were lucky enough to click with her as well. “For Steph and me, it’s really about the sexual thrill. But it’s so much better with a girl that you like to hang out with too,” says Johan.

The three of them now have a Whatsapp group and flirtingly message during work hours, seductively chatting about their next hook up.

“I send more messages to her than Johan does,” says Steph*. Porn predominantly depicts women as having a lack of sexual agency in these types of arrangements, which has, over time, packaged ‘threesomes’ as a hedonistic fetish, only reserved for men. But women can be just as interested. Whether in a couple or not.

“I hate that so many people think that it’s just the guy that wants this. I don’t see myself with a woman ever, but I do like to play around with the idea. It’s sexy,” says Kim*.

But can a threesome ever be suitable for a relationship? “Absolutely. We share a bed every three weeks and a Whatsapp group, but no feelings.” For Kim* and Jarred, it’s not about fulfilling an emotional need in their relationship. It’s pure fantasy.

Granted, it’s not for everyone.

But for many couples, contrary to popular belief, it’s not a source of issues – instead, it has encouraged communication between them. Discussing and sharing sexual fantasies instead of experiencing or dreaming about it in isolation for fear that your partner might disapprove, could create a safe, rather than an insecure space.

Remember to ALWAYS practice safe sex.

Finding love in strange places

Alvona Loh Zi Hui, a junior doctor at a Chinese hospital, wrote this true life story to inspire other young women hoping to find love against the odds.

Her letter reads:

On my 26th birthday this year, my family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances were all very concerned about my relationship status.

“Huh, you are still single ah?” some of them would blurt out bluntly.

It would have made for a comical scene, if not for the scenario repeating itself countless times on the same day like a broken tape recorder.

How amusing and frustrating it is to be asked the same question again and again on your birthday, when it should really be spent blissfully.

Quite interestingly, nobody asked me about my work, hobbies or how my speech went at a recent event I planned, even though those were central to my life.

Ah, singlehood. There are real societal pressures to pair up and settle down.

Although I am sure many men have been asked this question, women are often asked this question at far higher frequency and severity, in view of women’s ticking biological clocks for childbearing, and the perceived deflation in “value” of women with time in the dating pool.

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Appallingly, a rather unflattering term “leftover women” has been coined in China for women who are still single in their late 20s. I cannot help but imagine these women as “leftovers” on the dining table, that nobody wants anymore.

These are societal perceptions. However, are women really single because they’re unwanted? Should women succumb to society’s expectations?

Recently, I had several meetups with close friends of approximately the same age, all exceptionally driven and attractive ladies, who were also single. We commonly felt bewilderment on whether setting benchmarks for women to hit by a certain age is reasonable.

The past Valentine’s Day, when many ladies were receiving flowers from their boyfriends or out for a candle-lit dinner with their beau, a friend was at home, typing furiously at her laptop to complete a work assignment that was soon to be due.

Her parents were notably disgusted and disappointed, and cautioned her: “You would never be complete if you don’t get married or have children.”

Immense shame struck my unpartnered friend during this episode, as if she was letting her family down by remaining single.

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Yes, sadly this is the Asian perspective of one’s duty to parents. In an advertisement by SK-II which explored “leftover women”, a 27-year-old woman from China cried when she felt unfilial to her parents for not being married.

In 2014, a 28-year-old woman from Shaanxi nearly attempted suicide allegedly from familial pressure to get married.

It is tragic to be reduced to being “single or not” in the eyes of others. Women have their own identities, professional work and social lives. Pairing up is only one aspect of our lives.

Furthermore, people who hurry women to pair up often forget that relationships are difficult and complex. You need time, conscious effort, the right partner, common goals and more.

For those who tried dating apps like Coffee Meets Bagel such as myself, difficulties in sustaining communication and striking a chord may arise.

After trying it for over a year, the frequency of my checks and replies have plummeted after the conversations often stop after an exchange of “Hi”. I found that it was incredibly difficult to build friendships, let alone relationships, on an app.

For those who tried being in relationships, there may also be breakups and let-downs. Some of my friends who have undergone breakups shared that the whole experience was “unsatisfying and a waste of time”.

Although I’ve not gone through a breakup myself as I couldn’t even get started in a relationship, listening to my friends’ accounts made me feel as if I’ve gone through aplenty. This may be part and parcel of life, but the truth is that sometimes, devoting more effort to work is a more rewarding experience than the uncertain prospects of love life.

If you are wondering why it’s so hard for me to get started, a combination of missed opportunities, ambiguous communication, not prioritising my romantic life and the need to maintain laser-like focus on my studies and work probably explains the situation.

Furthermore, as a relationship is something considerably optional, it is not difficult to place it on the back burner for an extended period of time.

By now, many of us secretly abide by the view that in this day and age, women should have a livelihood, maintain financial independence (no matter how much or little one earns), and maintain her circle of networks, as these build confidence and respect in any relationship.

Confidence and respect apply not only in romantic relationships, but the relationship with oneself, such as in the practice of self-love. Single by choice or otherwise, “the most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself,” as fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg once said.

Simply put, gone are the days when it is commonplace for women to rely on men, which was traditionally widely accepted.

One time on a weekend, I suddenly received a frantic call from a friend who was panicking when accused of being “too picky” and told that “time can run out”, by a potential suitor who was possibly mad that he was “friend zoned”.

She thought that the curt replies were awkward and uncalled for, as she was only trying to focus on herself at that time, with plans for a change of job and further studies.

Nobody should cast aspersions on one’s choice to be single. Single women are single due to multiple reasons: One’s choice, lack of time, physical exhaustion, emotional unavailability, job woes or lack of a suitable partner and so on.

For many, the idea of a relationship is still highly attractive and retains its appeal, if one is ready and lucky enough to find it. The problems perhaps lie in the practical processes of finding and maintaining romantic love.

Angry man begs court to approve a sword fight with ex-wife and lawyer

After losing a court case with his ex-wife, an American man has asked a judge for permission to have a sword fight with the woman and her attorney.

David Ostrom, from Kansas, claims his former flame Bridgette and her lawyer Matthew Hudson had “destroyed him legally”, and he insisted the judge has the power to let the couple “resolve our disputes in the field of battle, legally”.

He added that trial by combat has never been banned in the United States.

The aggrieved man also asked the judge to adjourn the case for 12 weeks so he can get some Japanese samurai swords.

David claims that he filed his motion out of frustration with his ex-wife’s attorney.

He said: “I think I’ve met Mr Hudson’s absurdity with my own absurdity.”

Matthew asked the judge to reject the request, because a duel could end in death and outweigh the legal disputes between the couple.

‘Like iOS and Android,’ Andie Chen describes his marriage to Kate Pang

They may be blood-related, but for Adam Tan, getting his older brother Andie Chen to invest in his events marketplace platform EFFRO was an uphill task because, well, as the latter candidly put it, “I can see through all his bulls***.”

“This applies to anyone who is close to you, be it a sibling, spouse, or best friend,” Andie explained. “When you get a bright idea and share it with them, they’ll be like, ‘Walao, this is stupid lah.’ (Laughs) It’s just harder to convince them.”

What’s more, the 34-year-old actor admitted that his little brother’s apparent frivolousness made him question why he should put his money (literally) on “this young punk”. “Before he started EFFRO, he was trying out so many different things and dating different girls, like so not stable one! So I said, go and prove you’re serious about this, then we can talk.”

Well, Adam obviously managed to pull it off otherwise both wouldn’t be sitting together for an interview with Toggle. Besides demonstrating how committed he was by quitting his previous job as an emcee to concentrate on building EFFRO, the 31-year-old had data documenting his company’s growth and future goals to present to Andie, which helped persuade him to come on board as an investor and advisor.

The numbers are pretty impressive: EFFRO earned over S$500,000 in revenue last year and is projected to make twice that by the end of 2019. It also recently set up platforms in Malaysia and Thailand, and there are plans to continue expanding throughout the Southeast Asian region. Two of Adam’s proudest achievements that he gushed about were helping one events company grow by over 300 per cent in 18 months, and another to hold its first overseas function in Bangkok.

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Not bad for something started by a “young punk”.

The story behind EFFRO’s inception embodies the saying “necessity is the mother of invention”. Adam recalled complaining to Andie and their eldest brother Ash about how difficult it was to find talents when he ran an events company, and how difficult it was to find companies that wanted to hire talents when he was an emcee. “It was ridiculous – the two sides never met!”

Thus, the idea to create a one-stop shop for both talents and event organisers to find and engage each other – think Airbnb, food delivery apps, and, to a certain extent, Carousell – was born. EFFRO was registered in 2014, officially opened for business in 2017, and was relaunched just recently with a focus on professional event organisers (instead of individual consumers) and a friendlier user experience.

By now, some of you might be wondering: so where does Andie come in?

“I just advise him lah,” he grinned, gesturing towards Adam. Specifically, his expertise is in the area of showbiz – and he doesn’t hold back with his opinions. “I started all the way at the bottom and now I’m in the TV and film industry, so I know what the ecosystem is like in the entertainment industry. For example, when he comes to me about an idea involving an actor or host, I’ll be like, it’s good, but you might have a problem here.”

Andie’s frankness has led to Adam dubbing him “a wet blanket”, albeit a very necessary one. “He basically gives me reality checks,” Adam shared. “Because of his advice, I’m steered away from making mistakes I would never have known about.”

This is where working with a close relative proves to be a bigger boon than a bane. “I could easily find any other advisor, but they may not be willing to be as straightforward as Andie,” Adam explained, as his brother added, “One good thing is that I’m always keeping him accountable – no one’s gonna dare to scold the boss, right? (Laughs)”

Of course, this is not the first time Andie has been colleagues with a family member. Remember when he and his wife, actress Kate Pang, launched Kandie Network almost four years ago? Managing the now-defunct parenting portal together apparently took a toll on their marriage, and the couple ended up arguing all the time, which rarely happened before.

“Actually, it’s easier to work with my brother because we grew up in the same family, so we have similar values and mindsets,” Andie shared. “On the other hand, my wife and I are running on completely different operating systems, like iOS and Android, which I learned the hard way.”

He continued, “We never had one big fight, just multiple small ones, and one day we were just like, why have we been fighting the whole year? So we disbanded the company to start our own separate ones, and while we still work together very closely, we do it in our own different ways and we’re back to the time where we just don’t fight.”

Of course, that’s not to say Andie and Adam don’t have their own sibling squabbles, but they clash over personal matters more than professional ones. “We care about each other, so when we see behaviour that we think should change, we will sit down and stage an intervention, and there will sometimes be crying,” Andie chuckled.

“Us three brothers are ridiculously close to the point that people ask us, ‘You all no friends ah? Always hanging out with each other.’ (Laughs) But I really do spend most of my time with my family, and because we care so deeply, when we fight, we fight with love… as disgusting as that sounds! (Laughs)”

Joanne Peh: Women are seen as ‘pleasure tools’ and they’re exploiting it

When Joanne Peh presides over the set of Last Madame, you can be sure she doesn’t do it in a metaphorical way.

As the owner, ringleader and chief seductress of the 1920s brothel in the risque Toggle Originals period drama, Peh leaves no one in any doubt about who’s running the show.

It comes as no surprise that in real life as well, CNA Luxury’s November digital cover star is every bit the independent woman – and she relishes the freedom to define that on her own terms.

“Sometimes, if we just take a step back and look at our own femininity, that could also be a strength on its own,” Peh said.

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“As women, our strength is also in the fact that we are softer and more feminine, rather than trying to be strong and on par with the men,” she continued. “In fact, I think, leave that to the men. They can’t be soft and sensual like we can be.”

“I think we play a different role in society. That comes through in the show – you could say the women are seen as pleasure tools, but at the same time… women are using this softer side of them to be in a stronger position of power. That’s something we may forget in this modern time.”

Another thing she has in common with her character is that they both live by their own rules and principles. “I’m not afraid when people step on my turf and disagree with me,” said the 36-year-old. “I put them in their place.”

Perfectionism may well be the driving force behind her steady pursuit of excellence, whether it’s as an actress or as a person. After 17 years in the industry, and contributing to it in various ways, the biggest lesson she’s learned is to take every step fearlessly.

“When we are doing something for the first time or when there are no precedents, it will be challenging, and there will be setbacks and discouragement along the way. We have two choices: One is to duck our heads low and follow in someone else’s footsteps.

“The second is to push through in the face of adversity. The former isn’t any safer, because all of us have a unique code – what works for someone else may not work for us. The only way to get any kind of feedback for ourselves is to do it and then learn from it. I think it is important to develop a growth mindset.”

Demi Lovato confirms new love on IG

Demi Lovato has made a revelation that she is dating model Austin Wilson.

Guess what. Lovato made the relationship Instagram official!

The ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ singer made it clear that she is now off the market as she posted a monochrome picture of her with Austin who is cutely planting a kiss on her cheek on Tuesday and captioned, “My” accompanied with a heart emoticon.

To confirm our story, the 25-year old model also shared the same click on his feed writing, “My love.” And in no time, the singer’s friends dropped their congratulatory notes in the comment section.

Actor Debra Messing commented on the post, “Gorgeous.” However, their dating timeline is not confirmed yet.

Meanwhile, Lovato was most recently linked to ‘Bachelorette’ alum Mike Johnson.

After exchanging some flirty messages on social media, their romance “fizzled out” after Johnson opened up about their private dates and disclosed that Lovato is a “really good kisser.””Nothing happened, it just ran its course,” an insider source told E!News in late October.

The insider added, “Demi was definitely interested in Mike at one point, but it was short-lived and she wasn’t ever planning on dating him seriously.”A few days back, she opened up about her fatal drug overdose in July 2018.

On the work front, Lovato is all set to appear in the upcoming season of ‘WillGrace’ which airs next year.

Why fans are angry with Jason Godfrey’s marriage

It’s tough living with a cast member of a TV show you’re following. Just ask Rose Leslie (wife of Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington) or Sorina Veronica Catuna (wife of KIN’s Jason Godfrey), who’ve both been subjected to unwanted spoilers just because they asked their partners about their day at work.

When a media house caught up with Jason to talk about KIN’s five-year time jump (which starts in episode 244) and his recent wedding, the Filipino-Canadian actor admitted that talking about what happened on the set of the popular Channel 5 series at home can get him in trouble if he’s not careful.

One example is when he – spoiler alert for those who are still far behind – revealed that his character James Shelley’s then-fiancée Emily Kwan was going to cheat on him.

“She was like, ‘Aaargh! Why would you tell me!’ It did not go down well,” he recalled with a sheepish grin.

Well, that certainly didn’t stop Sorina, an interior designer from Romania whom he dated for about eight years, from agreeing to marry Jason when he popped the question during a weekend getaway in Phuket, Thailand.

“We were walking along the beach and I thought, okay, this is nice, I’m going to try and propose,” he recalled.

“Her hands were full because she had been picking up recycling, so I made her stand in the sand – with her feet nicely buried so she couldn’t run away from me – and I asked her to marry me. I saw the panic in her eyes, but she couldn’t move, and she said yes. She had no choice. (Laughs)”

He’s clearly embellished some details for comedic effect, but hey, that’s one way to tell your future kids how mummy and daddy became engaged. And yes, Jason and Sorina “definitely” have plans to start a family. He’s already been getting ample practice on how to handle children thanks to his onscreen daughter in KIN, five-year-old child actress Germaine Tong.

“On our first day, we only shot two scenes, but it felt like I had shot 12 – I was so tired! If I have a kid, my favorite game is going to be ‘daddy’s going to lie on the couch while you play over there’.” We’re sure those with little ones at home can relate.

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