(Conversations edited for clarity.)
When having lunch with SY several weeks ago…
SY: Then [when you went to Edinburgh] got no one suitable over there ah?
me: Ahahahaha, sadly, no.
SY: Oh. Aiyah, never mind la. But then hor, I think angmohs suit you loh.
me: (stunned) Heh? LOL.
When talking to Annie…
Annie: So you went there – didn’t find any guy there?
me: Nah, don’t have la. (changes topic a.s.a.p.)
Talking to my aunt on the phone when she called regarding my cousin’s upcoming wedding…
Aunt: Okay, so your family has 5 [people attending the dinner] and… you got any boyfriend to bring or not?
me: (mind says “Oh here we go again” and takes 2 seconds to cycle through possible responses) LOL, I wish!
Aunt: Har, you didn’t hook anyone there ah?
me: Er… no la. (“Not like that was likely to happen…”) Anyway most guys there not interested in commitment also…
Aunt: Ah, never mind – find someone here la!
me: haha, er, see how lah…
One would think that the main purpose of my going there was to find a boyfriend rather than get a degree. (I daresay getting a degree is easier in comparison.) Occasionally I’m tempted to respond, “No, I’ve decided to become a nun,” and see how that goes.
Ah, well. I know they mean well; it’s just one of those things people like to ask about and take interest in. heh.