TIME TO SETTLE DOWN LAH
Helen Li (26, Medical Intern, Part time Insta Influencer) has been loving single life for 26 years.
With a series of short relationships throughout school and university, Helen has never been in a long term relationship, stating that she’s “still waiting for a real man before I settle down”.
Being single and over 25 years of age, Helen’s parents Boris and Janet have started to panic.
“Our daughter going to be 30 and still not married”
“All of our other family friends daughters married now, to doctors, lawyers, dentists, and accountants”
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“I want to be a grandparent, now” Auntie Janet adds.
Despite Helens ‘My life, My Womb’ response to family pressure, Uncle Boris and Auntie Janet have other plans. A week later they dial into a Zoom call with some family friends, who have figured out the wonders of group video calling thanks to their tech-savvy Asian kids.
“Is Helen still single?”, a nosy Auntie asks.
“Yes she is lah, anyone have a doctor son to match? Ha ha” Uncle Boris replies
“Actually yes, our son David just return from USA after becoming doctor, heart surgeon actually. Such a good son to come take care of his family during Coronavirus lah”, an Uncle responds, rubbing in the accolades as positive signals of his superior parenting.
Coincidentally, the same auntie has a son David who just returned from USA after becoming a heart surgeon.
Blown away by the prospects of such a good son to come take care of his family during Coronavirus, Uncle Boris ushers Helen over.
“HELEN! Come here and talk to Uncle Perry’s son who is Doctor, David”
“Get off your Animal Crossing game and come to living room now, we are on Zoom” Helen sits on the couch awkwardly with her parents, as David is also pulled onto the Zoom call.
By some miracle, a Harry Shum Jr. looking bloke materialises onto the computer screen, with a chiseled jawline, and the body of Simu Liu (but more buff).
Helen’s jaw drops, thinking to herself “Mum and Dad actually pulled through, you’ve got to me shitting me”
“F*ck Tinder, Hinge and Bumble, maybe I should have gone to more family friends outings”
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