Meet My New Boyfriend from California

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I was contemplating whether I should write an entry about me, my ex- HP, and my new boyfriend… then I realised that when I started typing a draft, I couldn’t stop. In the end, I decided to publish this, in hope that it will help anyone who’s the crossroad, trying to make the same decision as me.


I will like to thank my friends (Priscilla and Chi Ying) who knew all about my dilemma, my ‘relationship’ problems, as well as my matchmaker and partner in crime Kale who introduced me the different men he thinks were suitable for me…, Eng Chye who helped me with a lot of “translation” problems between me and my new-found boyfriend.

Introduction: The Breakup with My Ex – HP

my exI was with him for nearly 4 years, he was a perfect and trustworthy boyfriend. We worked seamlessly together, and when I was back in University, on our first year together, he worked with me day in day out, and thanks to him, I even scored an A+ for my NM3208 Designing Content for New Media.

broken computerBut things changed on our third year… he had a terrible fall, and ever since then, he had been temperamental and moody. Everyone, including my parents, advised me to get another boyfriend. I won’t deny that I harboured that notion, but I was hanged on, and was still faithful to him, after all, we’ve been together for so long… And somehow, the other guys out in the market never seems to be able to meet his standards. But now, to think of it, I guess I was guilty because I was the one who cause the fall.

I stick to him for a year, and during this time, my web designer, Kale started actively introducing me to this guy from California. In fact, he was not the first person to recommend me him. There were so many other friends raving about him, but me being me, stubborn and cynical, refuse to believe he’s THAT good and did not want accept this guy…

Ever since HP knew that I had been introduced to someone else, things went worse between us. He started getting heated up over small matters (like making videos) and making noise when I started mounting too much work on him, neglecting his disability. All these were getting to me and I was on the verge of giving up on this relationship. But on this faithful day, my worst fear came true! HP LEFT ME!

Although I see this breakup coming, I was still devastated. I never expect that it was HIM who initiated the break up. It should have been me, you know!

My Dilemma: Who To Choose?

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After being attached for so long, it was difficult for me to remain single. I NEED a boyfriend! I’m a blogger, how can I survive without one? My debts are mounting and no client will understand! But who should I choose? I can’t just choose any Tom, Dick or Harry, with all the different types of work I’m doing (photo, video editing) my boyfriend must be able to assist me and he must be of utmost quality in terms of looks and capability!

Before the breakup, after months of serious consideration and pondering, I was actually ready to accept the American guy. But then, Kale being the expert, suddenly introduced me another guy from Taiwan, and insisted that he will be more suitable for me. He claimed that the Taiwanese guy is almost like my dream come true (although he will require some tinkering here and there before he’s on par with the American). This was because of my initial hesitation to accept the American for fear of communication barrier and the transition I have to go through before I can get used to him. “If I accept the Taiwanese guy, I will have absolutely no problem getting used to him.

He even did a detailed point-to-point analysis of the Pros and Cons of the two guys.

American versus Taiwanese

MacBookPro13 vs Asus

My Final Choice

It was a very tough choice on my side. Am I ready to give up everything, including the software licensing I have had with my ex, and get brand new life with the American, experiment and try out new stuff (programs) or should I be with someone whom I’m familiar with, in terms of habits, way he handles stuff, etc.

I was on the verge of choosing the Taiwanese guy, because of the sudden breakup, and getting someone I’m comfortable to work with when I’m still traumatised by the sudden break up is very enticing.

But at the point of selection, I was told (thanks to the salesman) that the parts Kale wish to upgrade will void whatever warranty I had, and given that, without the internal makeover, the Taiwanese guy’s performance will be inferior in comparison. Moreover, the American guy is known for his capability and expertise in terms of video editing and designing, something that I’m doing often now. Hence, at the very last moment, I chose the popular boy from California. He was actually overseas at the point of time when I chose him (out of stock island wide) and I had to wait for another 3 days before meeting him.

Afterword: Why Is My Laptop My Boyfriend?

I hope everyone (men and women) had a fun time reading my little journey to getting a new boyfriend laptop. I always hear about how cars are like men’s girlfriend or even wife. There were jokes circulating around online about guys knowing their car better than their girlfriend/ wife.

*Translation: It was just some video editing, my dearest is already protesting. I know you wish to retire, but I really can’t bear to let you go, so please bear with me for a while long. You can RIP once I get an Apple back…

My laptop is something that stick with me more than a boyfriend ever does, through thick and thin, whenever I had to rush out articles and burn the midnight oil, he it will always be with me. In fact, sometimes, it will be doing the work for me when I’m sleeping (rendering etc.). Once, a guy friend told me jokingly how I’m never seen without my laptop, and I’m meeting it more than meeting guys. This was how the story was spun and evolved to this particular blogpost. Now with an even more “long-lasting” MacBook Pro, I bet you will see me around with him everywhere!

Meet My Boyfriend from California- MacBook Pro 13″

bf macbookHope you guys enjoyed this little story about me and my new American boyfriend, MacBook Pro 13. (Yes, I’m referring to the laptop I’m holding as well as the brand Zac Efron is holding! Although, coincidentally, Zac Efron is from California too!) 😛

Do you ever have a similar dilemma? To switch to Mac OS X or to remain on Windows, do share your stories with me by commenting below!

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Disclaimer: Do note that the above images are used for the sake of entertainment and personal preferences and the artistes above are not in anyway related to the brand. Credits: Image Source of Zac Efron: Zac Efron Twitter | Image Source of Aaron Yan:
Selfie Photos are taken using OPPO N1 Mini.
Also note that the above entry does not have the full information about MacBook Pro 13″ nor about the Asus Zenbook.

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29 Responses to Meet My New Boyfriend from California

  1. You look funny says:

    Is there anything wrong with your eyes ?

  2. […] I might have been tempted half a year ago, but now that I’ve gotten my MacBook Pro (see experience here), nothing can make me convert now (Almost + For now!). I welcome all brands to send me their phones […]

  3. evaarce says:

    We pretty much, have the same taste in choosing boyfriend! hahaha Kidding! You know you won’t regret that Mac Pro you are holding right now. Its all worth the wait! 🙂

  4. says:

    Pretty nice post there. Well, i guess your new American boyfie will give you what you wanted. Hope to find and have the same soon.LOLs

  5. Ling Tan says:

    your foreword really had me fooled! Great take on an important issue, and really, great choice in the end – my trusty suite of californians had been pretty sweet!

  6. Fernando Ceballos Lachica says:

    You did it with style and really entertaining. Well, American laptops are durable and the features too. I’ve got Acer right now, my wife.

  7. agarwalsamajbhilwara says:

    voila, the title put me in dilemma that very few of have guts to disclose their personal life; but when i scroll below it make me lol, you naughty !!!

  8. eliz frank says:

    Tiffany, you always make me laugh with your send up stories. I’m glad you picked the American with a 9 hour battery stamina. Couldn’t stop laughing.

  9. Joanna Sormunen says:

    I call my computer (he’s a HP) my husband. It’s always fun to say that I need to go home because my husband is waiting for me to get some work done. I’m separated, so people get some really weird expressions to their faces. But then I explain them that I call my computer my husband because I spend so much time with him and he’s always demanding me to do more stuff, lol

  10. Justin Vawter says:

    Aaron Yan!!!! hahaha… I am not a fan of the Macbook since I find it extremely hard to use compare to windows. 🙂

    • It was the same for me! I didn’t dare to use MacBook for fear that it will be hard to use. But I’ve been using iPhone for the past 3-4 years, so it was actually pretty ok (surprisingly)

  11. Jason Panuelos says:

    I couldn’t stop smiling while I was reading your post! Haha! Some of your worries about a laptop are exactly the same with me but in my case, my ex is the MacBook while the ASUS is the new one! Haha! 😀

  12. MapleMouseMama says:

    LOL, thanks for the great love story Tiffany and the laughs. I can totally relate as my boyfriend is nearing his end and it will soon be time to research, I mean look for another 🙂

  13. Loudthinkin says:

    Ha ha.. I am glad that you are over the tumultuous relationship with your previous boyfriend. Its a new start and new beginnings.. wishing you the best!

  14. Tim says:

    Well written story and very glad you guys a re happy together.

  15. Russ R. says:

    Accck. I too need to make a switch soon. The lappy that I’m using now has been with me for years but it’s been causing me a lot of back pains so it’s nice to get something lightweight but powerful. I have the same choices as yours, but just want to make sure that I will get the best kind. Nice post, it was very entertaining but at the same time informative.

    • Thanks Russ… After researching, this 2 models are the better ones with relatively similar prices around for people who are using doing design or editing work intensively. Do share with me your choice soon!

  16. 3xhcch says:

    What an amusing post, and a delight to read. We blogger really are so attached to our computers. They are indeed our other significant other. – Fred

  17. Jim Tng says:

    LOL. Why am I not surprise something like this will come from you! It is very different from your previous articles but it’s an enjoyable read! Keep it up!

  18. henrytan says:

    hahahah you better take good care of your new boyfriend then! 😉 as you know their lifespan is getting shorter nowadays. =p

  19. Rebecca Wong says:

    I like how you wrote the post, it’s fun to read. Good Job! I’m also in a dilemma to choose a “boyfriend” and also torn between American or Taiwanese… =_=

  20. Pingerrain*Priscilla says:

    Both Apple and Windows are good, just have to see what the person wants to use it for. I still prefer Windows to type documents and Apple for all the multimedia editing.


  21. Vanessa says:

    This was by far the most amusing post I have read for weeks, I laughed my heart out reading that hilarious funny story, yes I agree, laptops are girls bloggers best friends, lol!

  22. franckxethee says:

    Great story telling Tiffany. I also like apple and use Macbook pro for my home and Macbook air for the office and travel.

  23. Terence Chiew says:

    My choice was much easier when I decided to get my Californian ‘Girl Friend’ for company in 2007. Two years later, she started throwing tantrums and I had to ditch her for a better one. However, our love was short lived when she got stolen away in JB. I had to get a new one again and a better one. Now I’m with a slimmer and lighter ‘Girl’ whom you had met before.

    • Terence Chiew says:

      Tiffany Yong, remember to buy ‘Health Insurance’ for your BF to extend 2 more coverage. I regret for not buying and now I can’t claim for my GF. She has to go for ‘Heart Transplant’ soon as she’s no longer able to last our happy hour

  24. Aydeel Djoe says:

    I’d have gone for the taiwanese dude if i were you. Keke. More bang for the buck.

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