In “I Like It Like That” (Claire Calman), the main character was engaged to the “perfect” man – rich, articulate and handsome. Yet she kept putting off the wedding, because she couldn't find the perfect hotel, or wallpaper, or dress... A casual friendship grew with a neighbour who had initially annoyed her – a freelance photographer trying to cope with a fledgling career and a daughter he never knew he had. Before she knew it, she realised that she loved him, chipped tooth and all. The sister who changes boyfriends like clothes also finds something real in her ‘boring’ pub owner boss. Boring perfect guy gets dropped. Hooray!
Looking at some pix, Ja commented one guy I used to like didn’t seem my type at all because he wasn’t ‘cute’. The last thing I need is to fall for some perasan guy la, cherie… As she so aptly put it, if someone loves you he/she will always find something to love about you. Guess that’s true, beauty does come from the inside out… Look at Nain’s Fiza – she’s really tembam, but she so sweet, everyone can’t help loving her!
Hm… Now, what are the odds that someone would appreciate my temper or my sarcasm? Ha ha. Maybe I’d better work on being sweet and graceful instead. Sigh. Shouldn’t you have thought of this let’s say… 15 years ago??
Quote from Bridget Jone’s Diary – "Don’t say WHAT, dear, say pardon. And listen to what your mother tells you to do" :-p