At that awkward, nymphal stage, everything was a struggle -- studying, making new friendships (and keeping old ones), getting along with family members, and so on.
But things got better towards the end and I am grateful for some of the good times I have shared with various individuals, almost all of whom I no longer keep in contact with.
Or that 95% of the country practices premarital sex. But nowhere do things get messier than when discussing the “sexual market value” of men and women. Not based on our feelings about how things should be or what would be right and just and fair. Walsh, but I feel like we’re probably kindred spirits, because she decided to post this long, wonky post with a number of charts and graphs.
Though I no longer see any of these people and have forgotten some of their names, I'm grateful for the awesome times I've shared with them and, even as I'm writing this post, I find myself yearning for those times despite hating that stage of my life.
I think fond memories like these are what many grown-ups (and those growing up) need now and then.
For my case, I was forced to keep quiet about the bullying cases by the school.
The school gave me harsh penalties, detention and counselling and when I reported this to my parents and MOE.
This opinion is particularly espoused by hardcore men’s groups, because it’s an appealing narrative.
They say something to the effect of: “American women are way too picky, way too masculine, way too selfish.I remember my times with the "mother tongue gang" and how we always ended up talking trash and bitching about people even though we swore every time that we'd do our own studying, how we used to have breakfast at Macs on Saturday mornings, and how we used to laugh our heads off at the retarded librarian who got so pissed off at a group of students one time that she left her post at the counter and ran out of the library and down the corridor after them, like some headless chicken gone mad.I remember studying at night in the school library before O-Levels and how I and a friend used to hurl sweets and packets of food to this other friend seated three or four tables away by way of sharing our food (think in terms of the length of a classroom and that's how far apart we were).Essentially, whether you’re a 3 or a 10 is not really your decision. Anyway, back to the original premise: I think we can agree in general that young women remain particularly appealing to men, even when it gets a bit creepy.I think we can also agree that, for whatever reason, older men seem have more dating options than older women.MOE forwarded it to the principal who requested me to keep quiet about it.