The hype is all back! I remember when I was an 18 year old, saving up my pocket money to buy the April issue of the CLEO Magazine, sharing it with Min Hui and ogling over men. Now when I think about it, yes I know its lame but to my defense, I did come from an all girls' school!
After 3.., 4.., 5 years, the novelty wore off and April issue of CLEO didn't make me bat an eyelash. I mean, by then I have already had the taste of the real world eligible bachelors.
I picked up last year's April copy of CLEO when BK hollered out to me - he was "An Eligible Bachelor"! The same BK who I had known from the time he was 16, who used to annoy me in school... 11 years down the road he is an eligible bachelor!
This year, I picked up a copy again. This time for the sake of Marcus. He is a colleague and also Bachelor No. 23. Marcus Chan? An eligible bachelor? As much of a darling Marcus is, but at the age of 24, he is still a boy!! As I flipped through the pages, I realised that most of these bachelors are no older than 26!?! Out of 50 of them, 32 of them are no older than 26 years old. There is a couple of them who are as young as 22!
The definition of Eligible Bachelor: An unattached man who is desirable and worthy of choice.
Perhaps, age shouldn't define whether someone is desirable and worthy of choice. But isn't it time to separate the boys from men?
Are we really running out of real eligible single men out there? It really seems like CLEO has been pulling out any random male from the streets. What have these 50 men accomplished that makes them desirable and worthy of choice?
Oh and on another note, the past 2 years, the photographs are not very flattering and doesn't do justice to them. If this is the best Malaysia has to offer... SINGLE is the word. :P