Thursday, February 10, 2011

And Here's Part 2 of How to Find Your Life Partner

This post is otherwise titled, "A bird's eyeview of bird idioms and sayings".

In my previous post, I gave a few pointers on how to find your life partner . Really, for
a rare number
some of you, it seems like you're surrounded by so many potential ones. It's like they come to you like a duck takes to water!

But for others, it seems like you're hitting a wall in this area.

And maybe you feel like you've been left out of the action altogether.

You wish you could have just one, just one, eating out of your hands. And you wrongly think that that will make you happy as a lark.

(OK, that guy looks as happy as a lark but that's not the point I'm trying to make here)

Before you start having thoughts like:

a. but...but...the early bird catches the worm!
b. and..and...a bird in hand is worth two in the bush!
c. and I shouldn't be picky cos what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander! or worse,
. lady, I ain't no spring chicken!

Here are some more things you may want to consider:

1. Be very suspicious cautious of who you date. Watch him/her like a hawk!

(Ok, so that's not a hawk but I like the way he's watching you)

Watch out for the fancy talkers, those who give their sales pitches - time will tell if they deliver.

2. Please! - learn some body language skills. Here are just two examples.

a. - do they have a glint in their eye?

b. - are they hiding behind a mask?

3. What kind of friends do they hang out with? You know how
they say birds of a feather flock together, right?

4. Watch out for the boastful ones, the show-offs. After all, a peacock has fair feathers but fowl (foul?) feet.

5. On the other hand, do not think that if they dare not look you in the eye, or if they're quiet and don't say much, that they're




They could be just... shy, you know?

I kinda like those a little shy, the kind who'd blush easily...

(and this is where you go, "awwwwwww.....")

It makes them more....


....edible readable.

OR maybe they're not shy! Maybe, just maybe, they're


"A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?" - Edward Hersey Richards

6. Really, does it matter if they're ugly plain?

Well, does it?

7. Personally, I'd be wary of the regal-looking ones. The ones that drive flashy cars and are dressed to the T (for all you know, they may only be the chauffeur of some Big Shot who gets to use the car inbetween trips for abovementioned Big Shot)....

... I'd be afraid of those who are so groomed, y'know, every strand of feather hair in place - lest they have deep insecurites. Or, OCD tendencies ("You're so vain - you probably think this song is about you, don't you, don't you?")

(and why are your eyes red anyway? wait-a-minute-are-you-drunk?)

8. Maybe you'd even want to avoid those who have nicer hairdos than yours? (I would -_- sheesh!)

9. Do not, I repeat, do not, go near those who try to play footsie with you!

Immediately show them the door out!

9. Do look for someone with a good head on his shoulders. And his feet on the ground.

I know. Finding that life partner is beginning to sound scarcer than a hen's teeth, right?

But would you rather a short-term, fly-by-night relationship only to find after some time, he/she has flown the coop?

And even if the fish got away (oops...I'd better stick to bird idioms), please remember that just one swallow does not make a summer.

In summary (cos I'm a stickler for order):

1. Be cautious who you date

2. Learn some body language

3. Who are their friends?

4. Watch out for the show-offs

5. Why are they quiet? shy? wise? dumb?

6. How much do looks matter to you?

7. Are they too flashy?

8. Look at their hairdo (!)

9. Do they try to get physical

10. Are they down-to-earth?

Photos were taken at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia, and the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore, some by the writer (and her lousy camera) and some by the writer's daughter (with the borrowed fancyschmancy camera).

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