Once is luck.
Twice is coincidence.
Thrice is.. I better start charging consultation fees.
Some years ago my former unimate Miss A lamented to me, “Other people have found their partners, broken up, even found new partners.. yet here I am.. still single..” A few months later she was introduced to someone by a mutual friend. Next thing I knew, she was making plans for her big day. Now she’s happily married with a son.
In April, my friend Miss B came to visit. She’s a doctor working in a rural clinic in a tiny town down south. “It’s hard to find friends there, let alone boyfriends. I get home from work and talk to my cat!” In July, she changed her relationship status on Facebook to “engaged”. In August, I received her invitation card. In September, she got married to a guy from the tiny town, who apparently had been eyeing her for over a year!
Mid this year, my friend Miss C told me that her parents were nagging her into marriage just because her two younger sisters already found their men. “How am I supposed to get married when there’s nobody for me to marry? I can’t get married alone, can I?” she blurted. A couple of weeks ago I got a Facebook message from her. A guy at work asked her out in early November. A week later he proposed. On 27th November they got engaged. “Block your calendar in March for my wedding,” she ended her message.
Get my point?
Single friends poured their unhappy tales to me and *poof* their princes charming came along. And all I did was to listen. As simple as that. No jampi serapah, mandi bunga, minyak senyonyong.. whatsoever.
Am I a lucky charm or what?
Yes, single ladies, you want me to hear your complaints? No problem. But now that I know what a charm I am, it’s gonna cost you a tiny bit.
Say, something from Louis Vuitton’s “The Heart of Africa” a.k.a. Ali and Bono collection? (Photo credit to Louis Vuitton)
Or a pair of Christian Louboutin ala Angelina Jolie’s? (Photo credit to LIFE)
Or Cole Haan booties at the very least? (Photo credit to Cole Haan)
Come on, ain’t that just a small price to pay for a chance to meet that dream guy?
Nonsense, you might say.
But the three stories are true.
Am I really a lucky charm?
I leave that to you.