As valentines are nearing, if you are attached, you must be cracking your brain on what to give your loved ones, if you are single and has layed your eyes on the special someone, I bet you are still debating if you should confess to him/her this valentine!
Many times, we received things that we don’t really like during V.day, (Don’t deny and tell me it’s the thoughts that matters, you all confirm got disappointment one!) haha! So to clear all your doubts on what to give, lets just… ASK!
As dedicated as I am, I’ve worked hard and surveyed my guy and girl friends (single & attached) to help you ease your workload over here. You’re welcome.
There will be 2 parts to this V.Day special posts, 1 for the ladies, 1 for the gentlemen!
Today’s post will be for the…. LADIES
Gifts for the GUYS (if you are a girl preparing for HIM)
According to my single guy friends, from Mr. Anonymous (you know who you are), he said “BOOBS!”. So, i guess you girls just have to wear super slutty low cut dress and he will definitely accept you. HAHA! Whip OUT your BADANGDANGS.
Okay, on a serious note, as cliche as it is, Guys are … erhem. Less materialistic. LOL! (unlike me)
First Interviewee: Mr Amos, 20, Student, Single.
He claims that he would love to receive handmade stuff, or chocolates from the girl, which I deduce that home-made chocolate cookies would be great? Along with a love-Letter/Card?
Here’s some chocolate cookie recipes for you girls!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Or seriously, an easier way out, (shhhh. don’t tell the boys) We could just buy the pre-mix from NTUC right!
I’ve tired before, it’s super easy. You can even toast it in your small toaster, (don’t even need oven). Just mix in eggs and you are good to go. There are a huge array of premixes in NTUC extra, save time and effort! To spice your cookies up, you can add hand written notes?? Good idea right! Like put little confession notes like when you started liking him, how you feel about him and bake it inside in the cookie! So when he eat, he’ll have little surprises!
Buy a nice jar from IKEA,
And you and your cookies are good to go! Wriggle into the guys heart. YUMYUM.
Second Interviewee: Mr Undisclosed, 20, serving the nation, Single.
He claimed that he does not fancy gifts, all he want is the girl’s heart. *GOOSEBUMPS* How come all the guys so cliche right? He say he wants her HEART and HERSELF. who knows what does “Herself” implies? HAHA! Let your thoughts run wild then.
Third Interviewee: Mr Anonymous 2, 23, Attached
Yet again, he said he don’t need anything from the girl. As long as the girl likes him, it’s enough.
Fourth Interviewee: Mr Secretive, 20, Single (have never dated)
This is erm… the same answer, but phrased in a sweeter way i guess. He said he wants HER TIME. AWWWWWW. So girls, i guess you could just set a WHOOOOLE day just for him and I’m sure you’ll occupy a big space in his heart.
Fifth Interviewee: Mr Materialistic, 26, Attached
Now finally, a guy who asks for… Red wing boots, Mastermind Japan clothes, Hermes CDC, Balenciaga bag etc. But later, shame got over him and he decided to change his choice of present to “A WARM HOME-COOKED MEAL”, so fake right? HAHA! Okay fine, he said he would love a girl to cook for him on that very special day and they could go for a weekend getaway. (Which i presume he will pay for it. Not bad, a meal in exchange for a trip. I would sign up for that!)
Sixth Interviewee: Mr Nafees, 22, Student, Single (Finally someone that is willing to disclose his identity)
Nafees claimed that he would love the girl to whip out her….cooking skills and prepare a romantic dinner for both of them. Hmmmm, i would say it’s not that hard right girls?
Now lets proceed to the Attached Boys!
Seventh Interviewee: Mr cannot be named, 22, Attached
A car. Yes. Fat hope. He continued by saying he wants a home-coked meal. Hmmm, guys are so easy to figure out. Everyone wants home-cooked, hand-made stuff to make the girl unleash her feminine side.
Eight Interviewee: Mr Colleague of mine, age shall not be exposed. (Adult)
This is purely personal as he’d been aiming this G-Shock watch for a long time. So yes, shout-out to his GF, HE WANTS A G-SHOCK WATCH!
Ninth Interviewee: Mr Not-to-be-known, 24, ATTACHED
As usual, he said “Home-cooked meal by special her”. Guys, you guys are seriously too predictable and conventional. Nothing special??
Tenth Interviewee: Mr My Boyfriend, 22, ATTACHED to me of course.
For my personal benefits, i asked my boyfriend what he wants for Vday and guess what? He said “a date”. SERIOUSLY. NOT HELPING. Great, I shall continue to crack my brain and source for good Vday ideas!
As kind as I am, i shall share some tips to make atas meals to impress those dudes!
These are what I deemed as good for a romantic dinner at… Marina Barrage? (PICNIC STYLE!)
Stuff you would need:
1) Pretentious looking table/floor mat. (those typical checkered ones that atas people use for high-tea, you can get cheap versions at DAISO!)
2) Pretentious wine glasses. Yes! With these, the food doesn’t matter that much already! IKEA Sells it quite cheaply!
3) Red/White/Rose WINE! (Wine just brings up the romantic feel, it’s a must have!)
4) Pretentious Picnic Basket and Chiller with ice for the Wine
5) Erm. Most importantly, FOOD.
6) Another important point. GREAT OUTFIT!
Cheese, grapes, crackers!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! This is my favorite act atas food to bring for picnic! Prepare some gourmet cheese (you can get from NTUC if you have a tight budget), some crackers (Meiji plain crackers will do, but please unwrap it and put it in your pretentious picnic basket” Well, I would go for the Black Seedless grapes if i were you. Cuz you wouldn’t want to be spitting seeds on your romantic nights out. Total, this dish will cost you around… $18-$20..
An array of Gourmet Sausages…
Well this is even easier! Head down to any supermarket, buy those pre-packed gourmet sausages. Muttons, Beef, Chicken try it all! All you got to do is…. TOAST IT! HAHAHA! That’s what I did the last time. 🙂 Easy way out.
As for the side dishes..
Buy those baby potatoes. Cut it into half, poke it with your forks if you want it to cook faster. Apply a layer of sea-salt on it and toast it in the oven! (for around 20-30minutes). Place a layer of cheese on the cooked baby potatoes and you are good to go! YUMYUMS. By the way, it’s MY RECIPE! I tried it the other time.
Well there must a some green in your dishes, so i suggest broccolli as it’s easy to make! Just wash it, boil it till it’s soft in salt water. Once it’s cooked, chop it and sprinkle it on your baked potatoes. IT TASTE DAMN GOOD I SWEAR.
Total main course will cost you around… $20!
So, main-course’s done! Lets proceed to…. DESSERT!
Strawberry Chocolate Fondue
As usual, to go for the easier way out, it’s so hard to do the actual thing right! But we are not that lazy to just buy it off the shelves. What can we do? We bring the chocolate bar, put it in a fondue pot, you can get it from IKEA and heat it! Here’s the atas fondue set from ikea, I think it’s worth the investment as you can reuse it over and over again! It’s so much cheaper to make our own fondue compared to eating it outside right!
But wait, if you wanna save that money, there’s a shortcut to it. BUY THE HERSHEYS CHOCOLATE SAUCE! (Don’t even need fondue or burning candle) Good idea right! All you need to do it pour the Hersheys chocolate sauce into a small pot/cup/container and TADA! Instant fondue. I’m smart right?
Wash up the strawberries and you are good to go! Dip it in your wonderful “chocolate fondue”. YUMYUMS. This is cost you less then $20 if you adopt my easy way out of getting Hersheys chocolate sauce!
Okay girls, these are the easy-way-out recipes i can think of. Do share if you have more ideas!
Next will be a nice outfit! Well…. OOPSPINION IS HAVING A SPECIAL VDAY PROMOTION AND IS LAUNCHING NEXT WEEK! So stay tune if you want great deals and great outfit ideas to impress your loved ones!
Oopspinion – Bernice