Ok, enough feeling melancholic. Here are some interesting comments from people during this trip:
"U have an 8 year-old daughter?!?!" (scratching their heads)
"U are one hot mama" (from a girlfriend. Also the same person who explained MILF)
"Try to look like locals." (But I do look like one!!! Darn! The cab drivers were asking me stupid fares.)
"I like hanging out here, checking out people, the way they dress up, and when I'm lucky, I get to see a yummy mummy like today" (this is the closest I get of a compliment from a dear friend).
"It's the way you carry yourself. Ur selection of clothes, the way u walk, straight and not slouch, the look on ur face. Other people walk alone at the malls but u do it with an air of confidence". (On why people think I'm foreign.)
"I think you dated too many good looking men over there that when you come here, a handsome local guy in our eyes seems decent to you" (A friend commented on my reply on whether so and so is good looking or not. Maybe I need to get my eyes checked)
"U do realise that your first few sentences, u have the british accent. Then after a while when you know who is on the other side of the line, u speak like one of us." (by my Sifus aka The Senior Partner upon calling me using an unknown number)
"U dont need a man. If u want to have a baby, just ask for a catalogue. Less headache. Plus u get to choose the attributes" (from Mama Goodfood and Hubby on man/hubby/baby topic. A donor is a better option. Now, how do I explain to my parents if it happens. *LOL*)
"We think that ur decision was probably the best thing u had done. U look more radiant, joyful and full of life, even without a man." (came from my favourite couple, Mr and Mrs Cooper)
"U know, ur life may be like a roller coaster this year but u really manage to compartmentalise them well." (a girlfriend commenting on the things I've experienced this year and how I am dealing with them. She now has proven that I think like a man.)
The last two are not helping! No wonder our men dont look at me twice. They think I have a man in my life, when I dont! Hmm, do u think it'll help if I try to make myself look unhappy, needy, or better, a typical blonde babe? *LOL*
Clearly I dont need a man for whatever reason. I just want one, The One.
*in her own thoughts* am I jinxed or something? Cos each time a good catch passes along, timing is always off.