What men REALLY want for White Day (according to male celebrities)

A surprise visit, a home-cooked meal, and more things men want on the holiday where women give gifts to their other halves  

What men REALLY want on White Day (according to male celebrities)
What men REALLY want on White Day (according to male celebrities)
14 Mar 2018

What men REALLY want on White Day (according to male celebrities)

It’s March 14 today, which means that White Day – a variant of Valentine’s Day celebrated in several Asian countries – is upon us. In some traditions, men give women a gift in exchange for whatever they received on Valentine’s Day. In many other traditions, however, women give men a gift on White Day, either as a thank you for what they received a month prior, or as a simple gesture of affection.

That being said, it’s not always easy to think of what to give your significant other, let alone your crush, to show him how you feel. We surveyed a few male celebrities to ask them if they’ve heard of White Day (most hadn’t), but all were happy to share what they WOULD like to receive from a woman as a present – as well as how they feel about women making the first move on a guy.

So without further ado, here are 5 things to give a man on White Day, according to male celebs.

Andie Chen: Quality time
Andie Chen: Quality time
14 Mar 2018

Andie Chen: Quality time

What is the most romantic/sweet thing a woman has ever done for you?
Made two babies for me.   

If you could choose, what would you like to receive from your wife on White Day?
I really don’t need any gifts, just having time for each other. Maybe a date or a short trip?

How do you feel about women making the first move?
I like it when women make the first move. It’s 2018, if you like what you see, make a move! 

Love Lesson: To give someone quality time is a truly selfless gesture, as time is the one thing you can never earn back. Plan a day (or even a weekend) around his favourite food and activities – extra points if he can tick off a few things on his bucket list.  

Zheng Ge Ping: A simple home-cooked meal
Zheng Ge Ping: A simple home-cooked meal
14 Mar 2018

Zheng Ge Ping: A simple home-cooked meal

What is the most romantic/sweet thing a woman has ever done for you?
Bore me two kids, a daughter and a son (smiley emoji)  

If you could choose, what would you like to receive from your wife on White Day?
A kiss would do…or should I say cook something simple for me instead. [Ed note: How about both?]

How do you feel about women making the first move?

This is a modern and free world. Men and women are equal. Feel it, just go for it! “Cheong Ah!”

Love Lesson: As they say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Preparing a meal not only shows that you’re willing to set aside the time to make him happy, but that you’re attentive: you know his favourite foods and how he likes them. You could even pack the leftovers as a fancy bento so that he can show it off to his colleagues.

Shane Pow: Spring a surprise visit
Shane Pow: Spring a surprise visit
14 Mar 2018

Shane Pow: Spring a surprise visit

What is the most romantic/sweet thing a woman has ever done for you?
One of the most – I wouldn’t say romantic or sweet, okay sweet lah because of the thought and the gesture – was once, I really wanted to get a GoPro. I casually mentioned it and after that, Kim got it for me for Christmas. And I was just like wah, a GoPro is not super cheap, it’s like $600! I found it very sweet because I’d just casually mentioned that if I had a GoPro I could take some videos and do a lot of stuff, so that was quite nice, I guess.

If you could choose, what would you like to receive from Kim on White Day?
I didn’t know that White Day exists, by the way. But now that I know that it’s on March 14, I’d really like to see Kim, because I’m actually flying off to China for a month. I don’t really need to receive anything from her, but if she could drop by, maybe? But I know that’s quite impossible because she’s got work also. I guess her presence would be like the biggest present.

How do you feel about women making the first move?
I feel that it’s fine. I’ve got a lot of friends who are women who make the first move. I think as a guy, we’re in a new age now, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a guy or girl. If you really like somebody and you really want to pursue your own happiness, it’s fair, nobody’s gonna judge you or whatever. I’m okay with it, I’ve gotten hit on by girls before, I also went after girls before, and it’s the same thing, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a guy or a girl. If you really like somebody and you feel like you could have a future together, I say just go for it and don’t worry about what other people say.

Love Lesson: Showing up on your beloved’s doorstep sure is swoon-worthy, especially if you’re in a long-distance relationship or are often apart due to work commitments. Just make sure the person is as into you as you are into them, lest you come across as a stalker

Jeremy Chan: Put a ring on it
Jeremy Chan: Put a ring on it
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Jeremy Chan: Put a ring on it

What’s the most romantic thing a girl has ever done for you?
Jesseca cooked porridge for me when I was sick. That was her first time cooking it. And the taste was not bad!

If you could choose, what would you like to receive from your wife on White Day?
I already received the best present, and that’s that she married me.

How do you feel about women making the first move?
That’s very straightforward! (double thumbs up)  

Love lesson: And now we’ve arrived at the most romantic gesture of all: commitment. Nursing a guy to full health certainly gets his attention (see also: George Young and Janet Hsieh), but what gift could be better than pledging devotion till death do you part?

Joakim Gomez: A present that you can enjoy together
Joakim Gomez: A present that you can enjoy together
14 Mar 2018

Joakim Gomez: A present that you can enjoy together

What’s the most romantic thing a girl has ever done for you?
I feel that I’m more of a giver. In all my relationships, I’ve been giving A LOT. On my 27th birthday, she brought me out to Lawry’s to have steak and she got me a nice wallet.

[On simple gestures, like helping ordering takeaways] Usually I’m the one that’s doing that, I’m serious! Maybe it’s about time to learn how to receive. It’s a life journey.

If you could choose, what would you like to receive from your wife on White Day?
Get me a good bottle of wine that we can share. I love my whiskeys and wine, so that would be good. Red wine or whiskey. If the gift had to be white [because of White Day], this is like a cheat – it could be a card on a white piece of paper. Don’t spend too much money.  

How do you feel about women making the first move?
I have no qualms about it at all. All’s fair in love and war. If anybody likes someone first, or you want to initiate something, just do it, and you never know what could happen from there. If anyone were to do that to me, I wouldn’t be like “oh no!”, I’ll be very accepting.

Love Lesson: A bottle of wine for two sounds like a precursor a romantic and memorable White Day, all right.  So turn your present into an experience, into something you can later look back on as a fond memory.

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