Cikgu Lan had lost his job and was deep in depression. But with the help of three ‘superheroes’, he started his social enterprise with his friends to help underprivileged children study for their UPSR exams.
For the rest of the year, I was jokingly labelled “the demonic boy” or “the devil’s child” even after I explained everything. Hell, I have a friend who thought I was on some kind of trend, like the paleo diet or the ice bucket challenge, because I was agnostic.
Rape culture is very much alive in Malaysia. Victim blaming, slut-shaming, sexual objectification, denial of rape, refusing to acknowledge harm. It’s so normalised that most women are immune to it, while some men don’t even realise it exists.
It always starts off as an excellent idea.
It doesn’t sound as bad as some of the other horror dating stories on here but it was enough to rank it as one of my worst ones.
Frankly speaking up until today I don’t even know what status we had at that particular stage of so-called love relationship.
“I admit, sometimes, I am jealous of those girls with no acne problems, sometimes I wonder to myself, Why me?”
It can be tough planning a first date.
She was a very reserved girl, nice, soft-spoken and for a nerdy guy like I am. On top of that, she’s really pretty.