Call it creepy or awfully sweet.
A rather quirky and sincere love note that was spotted at a bus stop pole along Upper Thomson Road has gone viral.
Titled “Looking for Girl”, the lengthy note-cum-poster is unsigned but reads like a heartfelt outpouring of expression by a lovestruck boy who is searching desperately to get in touch with a “long-haired, quite tanned” girl he met in passing on a bus.
Starting the note with “This is not a joke. Seriously”, the mystery writer goes on to detail the clothes his dream girl was wearing when they happened to sit across each other at the back of bus 855 earlier this month. Key phrases are highlighted in bold red.
Describing himself as a “slim-built guy with black specs”, he is looking for the girl who boarded the bus with her parents at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and “alighted opposite Thomson Plaza”.
“I know this is gonna sound really cheesy and desperate but I am at my sincerest and you have got to believe me. I felt an instant connection with you the moment I saw you. I have never experience such a feeling before, not with any girl I saw or met,” the note went on under the section “Why I am looking for you”.
“I’m sure you noticed me glancing at you periodically and sometimes, our eyes met. I badly wanted to get your phone number but was afraid of your parents’ reaction,” the writer added.
A "deep longing ache" for The One
Caution: this is where it perhaps gets a little creepy.
The writer said that he felt a “deep longing ache” for her after she got off the bus, and that “that feeling continue to linger strongly inside me (sic)”.
He then declared he would wait at the bus stop at James Cook University’s Singapore campus near Upper Thomson Road every Sunday beginning 10 March, at 7.30pm and that if she does not appear, “I will leave and come back every Sunday… until I see you.”
The poster, which was originally seen and posted on Facebook by Kieron Gabriel Ng on Sunday, has been shared over 1,000 times as of time early Wednesday morning.
When contacted by Yahoo! Singapore, Kieron said that he saw the poster Saturday at 2.25pm at the Faber Garden bus stop near his house at Upper Thomson.
"The guy was really creative in pulling off a stunt like that, although the bold print, words in red and choice of vocabulary would have scared off any girl I know," said Kieron.
Kieron said the notice was taken down on the same day it was put up as he returned home from grocery shopping but as he was on the bus, he spotted the same poster at several other bus stops along the bus service 855 route.
Should she, or should she not?
While some appreciated the quirkiness and sincerity of the love note, Facebook user Derek Chua wrote on Yahoo Singapore’s newsroom wall that the girl in question should not meet up with the guy.
“He may stalk you if you reject him, seeking for just a chance to be with you and grow to become very possessive towards you as a boyfriend. His emotions are too turbulent at this point, he should learn to let go.”
I say give this guy the benefit of the doubt.
After all, haven’t we all at some point in our life nursed secret feelings for someone but never had the courage to confess?
Props to the “Looking for Girl” writer -- you manned up.
Now, go get your girl.