Crazy things celebs have done for a crush

From getting matching tattoos to stalking, celebs spill the outrageous things they have done in the name of love (and why you probably should not!) 

Crazy things celebs have done for a crush
Crazy things celebs have done for a crush
25 Aug 2017

Crazy things celebs have done for a crush

Love can make you do crazy things. Your judgement is clouded by love’s toxic fumes and more often than not, you find yourself going to extreme measures to get your crush’s attention. Just ask celebs like Zhang Zhen Huan, Sonia Chew and Felicia Chin, who have done some questionable or creepy things for love - think getting matching tattoos, stalking and even breaking the law.

If you are planning on a grand romantic gesture of your own with today (August 28) being Chinese Valentine’s Day (or Qixi Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh Chinese lunar month), you might want to read this first.
 

Benjamin Kheng
Benjamin Kheng
25 Aug 2017

Benjamin Kheng

"I was trying to impress a girl because I was very good at this game called Tekken - it’s the only fighting game that I know. So I brought her to the arcade and I told her: 'You gotta check me out, I am kick*ss at this game.' It’s one of those machines where you [and your opponent play on] opposite sides so I set up my character and started playing but it kind of got long and she got bored and wandered off.

"A few minutes later, the screen goes 'here comes a new challenger'. Someone was on the opposite end so I was like 'Shucks, I wish she was here to see it'. That person selected the most random character like a panda and kicked my *ss! After that, I took a peek around [to see who my opponent was] and it was the girl. Obviously things didn’t work out with her, she’s too good for me."

Love tip: Pride comes before the fall. If you have to exaggerate your own abilities to impress someone, you will probably make a complete idiot out of yourself.

Hong Ling
Hong Ling
25 Aug 2017

Hong Ling

"When I was in Secondary 3, I had this theory that guys only liked girls whom other guys had crushes on. So I decided to write a love letter [to myself] from a 'secret admirer' and leave it on own desk, in hope that the guy would get jealous and think that someone else likes me and decide to go after me.

"My crush seemed especially interested when he found out about the letter and teased me about it. He even asked to see it. When I came back from recess, my friend read the letter out to the whole class and I was so embarrassed and felt really stupid! Fortunately, no one knows I schemed the whole thing. I didn’t get together with the guy but we are best friends."

Love tip: If you are meant to be together, love will find a way. There’s no need to resort to crazy stunts to get someone to notice you.

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
25 Aug 2017

Desmond Tan

"The worst I’ve probably done was a 'sketchbook confession' with sugar-loaded words and pictures for a girl when I was in the army. I also gave her an MP3 player with her favourite song, 'Wonderful Tonight' (her ideal wedding song), in it. It's where I got my inspiration for my confession scene in The Truth Seekers. I delivered it to her place and left immediately after giving her the present so I didn’t see her reaction. I don't regret it because I said and expressed what I felt at the moment. Do I feel stupid now? Yes, because the person is totally not worth the effort."

Love tip: There’s nothing wrong with wearing your heart on your sleeve or showing your sensitive side but make sure she’s “the one” before spilling your heart out.

Jeremy Chan
Jeremy Chan
25 Aug 2017

Jeremy Chan

"I’ve never done anything crazy for a crush but I took my ex-girlfriend to a fine dining restaurant at a hotel to celebrate her birthday. [I didn’t own a credit card as] I was only in secondary school then, so I brought A LOT of cash out with me that day, around $900. I was prepared to splurge but I didn’t expect the dinner to be so expensive. I think I spent $700 to $800 the entire day!

"Apart from dinner, I also gave her flowers and a diamond ring. I worked part-time and saved up for a long time for the occasion, and just like that, it was all gone in one night. The money could have been put to better use and I think she would have been just as happy if I brought her somewhere less expensive. I feel very stupid now that I think of it (sighs). I think I was only left with red notes when I got home. So scary!"

Love tip: It’s not about how much you spend, but who you spend it on.

Felicia Chin
Felicia Chin
25 Aug 2017

Felicia Chin

"When I was 13 or 14, I had a crush on a friend who stayed near me. I would walk to his neighbourhood, which was about 10 to 15 minutes away, at around 10pm, and just stand below the block, stare at his windows and wait for him to appear or for the lights to be turned off, then I would walk home. There was once I saw him close the windows and I was so happy!

"I was just happy to be nearer to him and admire him from a distance. I think I only did it twice and waited for about half an hour each time. I am quite surprised that I did that. Not trying to be a stalker but it was quite silly. I was already very drama as a child."

Love tip: Love doesn’t mean possession. Sometimes it's better to just admire the person that you adore from a distance.

Terence Cao
Terence Cao
25 Aug 2017

Terence Cao

"I got friends to buy a sky lantern for me from Taiwan, wrote mushy stuff on it like 'you and me forever' and released it at the girl’s HDB block on her birthday. Then I told her to look out her window so she could see it. She was so touched. I know it’s illegal [but I still did it]. That was pretty crazy but that’s how I express the way I feel. I was in my 20s then. If I do this now, people will throw up!

Love tip: Go big or go home. #YOLO

Romeo Tan
Romeo Tan
25 Aug 2017

Romeo Tan

"I once stayed up all night to put together a 1,500-piece jigsaw puzzle to give it to a girl that I liked. But as I was cycling to her place, I met with an accident and the whole puzzle crashed on the ground, so I had to buy another one and redo it. She was very happy when she received it because it’s her favourite cartoon character, Winnie The Pooh. I didn’t tell her about the accident and that this was a replacement puzzle until much later. She was very touched when she found out."

Love tip: Don’t be discouraged when mishaps occur – even a bad situation can end up being a blessing in disguise. (And also, be careful when you’re on the road!)

Sonia Chew
Sonia Chew
25 Aug 2017

Sonia Chew

"I don’t think I did anything crazy for a crush, they do things for me (laughs). But the last big thing I did for a guy was get matching tattoos. I was about 21 then. I genuinely liked the design and already wanted to get a tattoo. When I showed it to him, he liked it as well [so we got inked together]. It’s a tattoo of a robot [on our stomachs]. Mine is on the right, his is on the left. And they are slightly different - mine has a little boy in it, his has a little girl. We’re still friends now, we still talk. He’s getting married but we have the same tattoo. At least it wasn’t each other’s names – I would definitely regret it!"

Love tip: Tattoos are forever, but love often is not. Unless you are super sure you are going to spend the rest of your life with the person, show your love in other ways.

Zhang Zhen Huan
Zhang Zhen Huan
25 Aug 2017

Zhang Zhen Huan

"When I was in high school, I liked this schoolmate who lived near me. I purposely let out the air from her bicycle tyres so that I would have the opportunity to offer her a ride home. But she turned me down, choosing to walk home with her friends instead. Actually I regret doing it just once, who knows she might just have accepted my offer if I sabotaged her tyres a few more times?"

Love tip: Crush all you want, but don’t be a creep.

Nat Ho
Nat Ho
25 Aug 2017

Nat Ho

"Back in Junior College, there was this neighbour [whom I liked] who would give me a ride to school every day. I wanted to give her flowers on Valentine’s Day but I was very paiseh to give it to her directly because her parents were there, so what I did was I got flowers for all the girls in my class and I put hers at the bottom [so she wouldn’t see it]. It was only when I got to school that I took hers out from the bottom and gave it to her. It was a bouquet of blue roses. I knew she liked purple roses but at that time that was quite difficult to find so I got blue instead. I think she wasn’t expecting it but anyway it didn’t work out. [I didn’t woo her after that because] I didn’t want to make things too awkward. I still wanted to take the ride to school every morning."

Love tip: While a “never say die” attitude has its merits, being practical is probably smarter in the long run (especially when you need a ride).

Photo: Nat Ho

Jayley Woo
Jayley Woo
25 Aug 2017

Jayley Woo

"[I was rejected by a crush when I was in secondary school] but yet I waited for him at his void deck, hoping [to convince him to] change his mind. He didn't turn up at all. I didn’t do it on impulse. I just wanted to clear the air and make sure that his decision was final, and if so, get the reasons [for rejecting me] and see if I can salvage [the relationship]. I do not regret what I did, just feel silly looking back. I could've made use of the time to do something useful."

Love tip: Know when to take no for an answer. Sure, rejection is brutal but chasing him down for answers or worse, to change his mind, will only make you look desperate. Cut your losses and move on. You’ll get over it.

Joakim Gomez
Joakim Gomez
25 Aug 2017

Joakim Gomez

"When I was in Secondary 1, I had a crush on this girl and I had to do some stalking and find out from her best friends what songs she liked - which was the scary thing for me back then - so I could burn them into a CD for her and give it to her. On her birthday, I gave her the CD and told her to go home and listen to it. After that, she telephoned me at home and said: 'Joakim, thank you very much for the CD. I really like it. You are a very good friend.' All I heard was 'good friend'. kthanksbye."

Love tip: Almost everyone gets friendzoned at one point or another, so don’t take it personally.

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