Materialistic Vs Realistic

14 Sep

A friend recently posted something about KL girls being materialistic and probed for comments.

And that was what got me thinking. Even had a conversation with my ever high-maintainence sister, Xin Yi over this.

Conclusion, KL girls or just generally girls are realistic, not materialistic.

I know it’s just a thin line there between being materialistic and realistic which is why I’m going to give a scenario here just to make you guys see easier what am I talking about.

Let’s just take choosing your other half as the subject since people tend to always relate topics back to relationship.

You’re dating Guy A, both madly in love but Guy A doesn’t have a fix income so he goes around with the help of public transports.

#1. The infamous KTM

So yeah, you think it’s all romantic and lovey-dovey that you get to take public transport together. Aww~ He doesn’t have to drive so you guys get to spend more time doing quality talks. So romantic~


You guys go to the same place for dinner everytime because oh well, that’s the only place accessible by public transport.

“Aw~ So nice,” you think to yourself, “He’s going to only love me his entire life since he doesn’t mind doing all the same things, going to the same places together”.

#3. Happily ever after, just like Carl & Ellie

Came your fifth month-sary and you still rely on public transport to go to the same mall.

Despite the fact that you had a hectic day and you’re dead tired, you have to squeeze with all the other Bangla’s who give you weird stares just for a date with Guy A. They’re all sweaty and have weird body odours and you’re right under their armpit. You’ve got nowhere to go because it’s the peak hour and the bus is just packed like that.

After all the fuss, you go to the mall, eat at the same place and you have to take public transport home again with your beloved Guy A. Oh fantastic, it’s even raining now! Still keen on going out the next time?

#4. No next time, please! >.<

Then, along came Guy B who’s equally or perhaps not as nice as Guy A but he has a bicycle.

Bicycle! At least you can go somewhere else with him since he has at least two wheels and you don’t have to squeeze with random Bangla’s in the bus. 

#5. Wee~

You don’t have to go to the same place anymore and perhaps just sometimes a change is good.

Will you not consider to dump Guy A for Guy B?

Still say no?

How about the bus just broke down and you’re late for a family gathering and your grand father hates it when people comes late?

Or some random Bangla just lifted your skirt and squeezed your a*s and there’s nothing your Guy A could do because it’s just so damn packed in the bus?

I’m sure you’re going to escape with Guy B on his bicycle in no time!

It’s not about the bicycle’s brand or the price you pay for public transports, it’s just human’s nature to only want the better of things for themselves.

I’m not saying girls should dump their boyfriends just because they drive older cars or local ones.

Obviously, feelings are still most important about a relationship. Along with a lot of other factors lah.

Say if Guy C came later with a 7 series BMW but only wants to keep you as a mistress.


I’m sure you wouldn’t leave Guy B for Guy C. In this case, bicycle wins over BMW.

And this is what I call realistic. 😉

9 Responses to “Materialistic Vs Realistic”

  1. chelsea September 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    ahem!! correction. i am no high maintainence, okayyyyyy! i just a plain realist! :p

    • Xin Min September 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

      Haha! High-maintenance-ly realistic, ok? Hahaha! Oh well, like you said earlier, everyone has different needs at different phases of life. So probably ure at the higher maintenance phase now. LOL

      • chelsea September 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

        ey ey ey!! no weiii…

  2. narrowband September 26, 2010 at 4:23 am #

    Hmm! Almost everyone drives in Msia. Even if it’s just a kancil. Let’s now assume Guy A drives a Kancil, Guy B drives a, say, Civic.

    Guy A, despite driving a Kancil (or Kenari or whutever around that class), he’s very nice and understanding and all, never puts a foot wrong and says all the right things. Knows a thing or two about saving up for future emergencies/needs – hence the modest ride. Can’t think of any more good trait to hypothesize; Ok heck, let’s just say he’s very good in bed too.

    Guy 2, drives a flashy Civic, nice guy too, but probably not as conservative when it comes to spending. Always looking out for ways to improve current standard of living, be it upgrading the floor tiles, or renovating the house, nice sofa set + LCD tv, anyone who visits him will immediately think that this guy’s doing quite well (in life).

    Now. Materialistic vs Realistic. How lee?

  3. narrowband September 26, 2010 at 4:27 am #

    Oh one more thing. Your parents secretly prefer you to date Guy 2, obviously because of his seemingly comfortable life. Not to say he’s doesn’t have savings, just not as prudent as Guy A, whom you are currently with.

    (Blame it on Xinyi for directing traffic here… :p)

    • Xin Min September 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

      @narrowband: Hmm.. Well, just ALMOST everyone drives in Malaysia. Haha! I think we’re looking at different age groups here. Almost everyone at my age doesn’t own a car. So we still use public transport! 🙂

      And I guess it all comes back to the (lame but still somewhat the best answer) feelings.

      Compatibility also matters I guess. If the girl herself is already driving say, a Persona (ahem XinYi lol) I don’t think she’ll just settle down with Guy A who drives Kancil/Kelisa. Because probably she is also someone who’s constantly looking out for ways to improve the current standard of living. I would say she’ll still go for Guy B.

      Btw, Guy B seem a little too good to be true. Haha!

      • chelsea September 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

        can both of you take me out of this picture? =.=”

        ps: i am still single, thus am not a very good example to illustrate your stand, Min!

  4. narrowband September 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Anyone who wishes to date Xinyi will find you very informative and helpful. Keep this blog alive!:p

    • chelsea September 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

      not helping, david. this sister is not helping…

      unless you are one of them! :p

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