What would these celebs do in #foreveralone situations

With ‘Black Day’ just a day away, here’s your handy dandy guide to a variety of awkward situations that could arise

What would these celebs do in #foreveralone situations
What would these celebs do in #foreveralone situations
13 Apr 2018

What would these celebs do in #foreveralone situations

Today might be Friday the 13th (cues spooky music) but there’s another (and some might say even more horrific) day just a day away – Black Day.

As you might have already known, especially since we did a similar feature last year, Black Day is widely celebrated (if we can even use that word) in South Korea, and is a day where swinging singles who didn’t receive a present on Valentine’s Day nor White Day gather to indulge in some good ol’ jjajangmyeon (or black bean sauce noodles).

This year, we changed things up a little and posed fictional – and sometimes ridiculous – situations to celebrities: think disastrous blind dates, being forced to play third wheel to your friend and his maybe-girlfriend, and running into an ex, who’s happily in a new relationship, while you’re dining all alone.

You get the idea. These are awkward situations that you probably would mentally berate yourself for getting into. For the celebs’ guide to how they’d deal with it, read on for more.

Aloysius Pang
Aloysius Pang
13 Apr 2018

Aloysius Pang

Scenario by Toggle: You're having a Valentine's Day dinner with your girlfriend when the both of you start arguing halfway through and she stands up, shouts that she's breaking up with you, and leaves. What would you do?

Aloysius: At this point, I’d have two options. The first would be to get up and run after her, and the second would be to just sit down and continue eating. The result of these two options are the same: either she comes back, or she doesn’t, so personally, I’d just continue eating.

As a public figure, however, I’d probably just let her go, because if she’s the kind of person who could do that to me in public, it probably means that she doesn’t understand me and my job. If that’s the case, I’ll just take it as I found out at an early stage that she’s just not the one for me.

Nick Teo
Nick Teo
13 Apr 2018

Nick Teo

Scenario by Aloysius Pang: You invite your friends to your place for Chinese New Year. All of them bring their wives or steady girlfriends, and you end up being the odd one out at the dinner table, where they start talking about BTO flats, having babies, and other couple-related things that you can't relate with. What would you do?

Nick: I’ve actually been in a similar situation before! There’s no point trying to jump into the conversation so my solution is simple: I’ll just take out my phone and start playing games on it.

My friends and I usually play the same games, so if they start seeing me play this game, and I go like, ‘Eh, join me!’ they’ll probably whip out their phones and start playing too. Even if they don’t join in, it’s okay, because I’ll be able to entertain myself with the game anyway. I love technology!

Hong Ling
Hong Ling
13 Apr 2018

Hong Ling

Scenario by Nick Teo: Your friends ask you out on a group date, even though they know that you're single. They suggest one of their male friends to go on the date with you, and after seeing his photo, you think he looks okay. However, on that day itself, his personality seems to be a bit strange. What would you do?

Hong Ling: I think I’m the kind of person whose thoughts are written all over my face. When I’m not in a good mood, it’s really obvious, and most people would be able to tell that I’m just not interested. In the past, I used to go along with things even if I wasn’t really interested, but these days, if I don’t want to do something, I’d also tell the person directly so as to avoid awkward situations, so I’d just tell the guy that I’m not interested, and leave early.

I’d probably also tell my friends off, because they must really not know me very well if they introduced such a person to me!

Richie Koh
Richie Koh
13 Apr 2018

Richie Koh

Scenario by Hong Ling: You go on a solo trip to South Korea, and you sit down at an eatery only to realise that they only serve set meals for couples there. What would you do?

Richie: If I were in Singapore, I’d take it as my chance to see which girl has feelings for me by asking everyone I know if they want to have dinner with me! (laughs) But since I’m overseas alone, I’ll probably buy a teddy bear and put him opposite me, or just start crying alone while eating my dinner and see which nice girl comes along and joins me at my table!

I’ll write a note which reads ‘Feel free to take a seat here’ and paste it at the table, and who knows, I might meet my dream girl there!

Dawn Yeoh
Dawn Yeoh
13 Apr 2018

Dawn Yeoh

Scenario by Richie Koh: You’re out alone when you get the sudden stomachache and rush into the handicapped toilet. After doing your business, you realise that there’s no toilet paper. What would you do?

Dawn: My first reaction would definitely be to call out for help. I’ll have my phone with me for sure, so I’ll try to ask my friends if anyone happens to be around the vicinity and if they are, I’d seriously be darn lucky. That would be my first instinct.

If not, I’d have to figure out something else, because I can’t just go out like that, right? I hope I never encounter this though.

Kimberly Wang
Kimberly Wang
13 Apr 2018

Kimberly Wang

Scenario by Dawn Yeoh: You're single and live alone. You just attended a glitzy event wearing a super form-fitting dress. When you get home, you take off your makeup and try to get out of the dress, only to realise that you can’t unzip it. What would you do?

Kimberly: (Tries stretching to unzip an imaginary zip) Actually, I think I might be able to reach any zip, but if I really can’t, then…. Wow. What would I do, actually?

If it’s a glitzy event that I attended, chances are that the dress probably won’t be very comfortable, so sleeping in it is out of the question. I won’t call my friends over to try to help me either because it’d probably be really late, so I think I’d just walk out and knock on my neighbour’s door and ask them for help. I won’t feel paiseh about it, because all I want to do is get out of the dress!

Chen Yi Xi
Chen Yi Xi
13 Apr 2018

Chen Yi Xi

Scenario by Kimberly Wang: You’re at the amusement park with your friend and joined the queue for a roller coaster ride. When it’s your turn to board, the only seat that’s left is next to someone who looks like he’s about to throw up. Your friends are all on the ride. Would you take that last seat?

Yi Xi: I’m the kind of person who will throw up if someone else throws up, so getting on that ride is out of the question. If he throws up, I’ll end up throwing up too, and if we’re sitting at the front of the coaster, everyone at the back will get coated in our puke. Hey, actually that’s quite an epic situation.

Seriously though, I don’t mind waiting for the next ride and taking it all alone, plus my friends would have to wait for me to finish my turn on the ride before we move on to the next ride!

Zhang Zhen Huan
Zhang Zhen Huan
13 Apr 2018

Zhang Zhen Huan

Scenario by Chen Yi Xi: Your friend asks you out to watch a movie with him, and you agree. When you get to the theatre, however, you realise that you’re seated between him and his crush. Throughout the movie, they keep talking to each other, and it’s a conversation that you can’t join in. What would you do?

Zhen Huan: Wow. Even before I think of how I’d react to this situation, the first thing I think of is that I’ll have to reconsider my friendship with this ‘friend’ because that’s really not something that anyone should do.

If he really needs me there to help him create a better atmosphere for them, especially if they’re still awkward around each other, I’m totally fine with that and I’ll help them break the ice, but being seated between them is really too much and shouldn’t be how it’s done. Regardless, I’ll still try my best to help them out, and I’m okay with following them around as long as he tells me beforehand that he needs a wingman.

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
13 Apr 2018

Desmond Tan

Scenario by Zhang Zhen Huan: You’re having dinner alone in a restaurant when a couple sits down at the table next to you. You realise that the lady is your ex-girlfriend, and that her male companion is an acquaintance. By the looks of their behaviour, they’re definitely either dating or married. What would you do?

Desmond: My reaction will depend on one thing: whether it was her who screwed up the relationship! (laughs) But I think I’d definitely be the nice guy in this situation. I’d talk to the both of them nicely, and even get the bill for them at the end of the night.

Part of the reason why I’d be so nice is because I want her to realise what a great guy that she missed out on.

Ed’s note: This is why Desmond is a nice Singaporean boy.

Related:
How local celebs deal with being #foreveralone

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