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Boys vs Girls: A Scientific Approach

This is a tough one. Traditionally, Chinese have always preferred boys over girls, because they continue the family name and they have bigger muscles to harvest crops out in the field. Girls could only make babies for someone else’s family and if she’s lucky hot enough to snag a rich dude, the parents get a big, fat dowry for all that effort.

These days, we’re a little more enlightened (plus muscles are overrated), so we’re all “boy or girl, it’s all the same.”

But is it though?

1. Playtime means entirely different things.

2. Dresses! Leggings! Ribbons! Hairbands!


3. One word: Hugs


4. Time for some Hokkien lessons: Boys = Boh See Diam (unable to sit still)

So this would make a rock solid case for having girls and all will be well for about 15 years. But then sooner or later, this day will come… and you will have to fight the urge to lock her in a basement. Or invest in a set of carving knives.

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  • Reply kirsten October 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Not necessarily true – my mother lives in fear of my brother bringing an ah lian home more than she fears anyone I date.

  • Reply SengkangBabies October 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Girls today are different from yesterday. I got an Amazonian at home. She is still cute and adorable (when she is not hammering her bros) haha !

  • Reply Ai Sakura October 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Actually my girl is boh see diam as you say! She can NVR sit still for 20mins straight haha. But ahh yes, the joys of playing dress-ups with her are priceless :)
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  • Reply Delphine October 29, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I LOLed at the ‘what to wear?’ So true!! :D

  • Reply Madeline October 29, 2011 at 12:46 am

    My girl is totally the boy part omg! She can’t sit still, gives hugs and kisses very grudgingly, hates any form of hair accessory on her head, and prefers to destroy legos rather than build! But so totally right about the boyfriend part.. Lol
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  • Reply Yvonne October 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Allysa is also as “boh si diam” which I do hope she will outgrows soon. I do agree girls def give the best hugs & kisses and shopping is more fun for a little tod girl. :)

  • Reply lovexiaolongbao October 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I’d have to agree on this. Baby girls are fun to start with but I’m gonna be worrying about them pretty much from secondary school onwards! Girls have too much to lose.

  • Reply San October 31, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Aaah… you have the best of both worlds! Haha! :)
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  • Reply Apple October 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

    When I was hoping for a baby girl, my husband said that I will be worrying about her getting cheated and being pregnant at a young age and I rebutted him saying that I will be even MORE worried if we have a son that gets many girls pregnant at a young age :P hehheh guess boys and girls we also will be worried and having wierd thoughts :P

  • Reply qiu xian October 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    LOL at the clothes part! SO true!

  • Reply Ruth October 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    My boy fits your boy descriptions mostly.. so I’m wishing now for a girl that fits your girl descriptions! ;)
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  • Reply Osho Garg August 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Lol Smash Crash Boom And All Are Really True haha :D
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