Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Live for AWKWARD Moments

For those of you who have followed my journey as a clothing designer from the early days, you'll recognize my title as one of my first ever designs. It's true...I'm awkward. The common theme for the last year seems to be me asking people about their significant others and not realizing that they are no longer together. Well, how am i supposed to know? It's not like I creep your Facebook wall was informed! And what do you say after that awkward moment when they tell you that they broke up?

a) I'm sorry for your loss 
b) Oh, that sucks.........
c) MMmmM, don't you think the pearls in this taro bubbletea are so soft? 

The most awkward would have to be when I asked someone (who i don't know very well) how her wedding plans were going, only to have her break it to me that the wedding has been called off. Oh great. All I could muster up was "Oh... OH!... Uh... I hope you didn't lose too much of your deposit for booking the venue and stuff". O___o

Have you encountered an awkward situation recently?

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18 comments:

mizzsandychau said...

omg happens to me all the time!
i have to make conversation with customers all the time and sometimes they make the situation so awkward! i think i asked my customer how was their christmas holiday before and he answered "my son passed away right before christmas". i had no idea what to say!

dolce la robyn said...

*sipping miso soup while reading your post, isnt that the best way to spend one tuesday evening???? =) *

ive learnt to ask this question first before i proceed: are you still with 'X'? oh good, how is she/he?

hehehe.

that doesnt help much isnt it? =p

Ricademus said...

I get to rescue my wife from awkward moments much more often than I have them myself. My favorite example is the time she asked an acquaintance, "When are you due?" The woman had delivered her baby a month ago and didn't appreciate the question.

So, never ask a woman if she's pregnant or when she's due unless you know 100% for a fact that she is with child at that very moment. Otherwise let her bring it up--or not bring it up.

suki pooki said...

AWKWARD MOMENTS! Don't remind me *curls in a ball* I've had so many of these it makes me cringe. I also have the ones where it's obvious the other person doesn't want to talk to you T_T so rejected lol

As for recently I actually have! I was in class and we all got into small groups to discuss a topic, afterwards one person from each group would share what we discussed with the rest of the class. One girl in our group didn't do the reading so she decided to be the one to write down what the group wrote, she wasn't able to contribute because she didn't read. When it came time for our group to share what we discussed she immediantly shoved the paper to me and told me to read, it was really awkward because the whole class was watching us have this "silent" battle of who was going to read lol We both didn't want to but I did it in the end because 1.) I was already annoyed with her not doing the reading and thus not contributing 2.) not doing the only thing she could have done to help the group 3.) I didn't want her to embarrass me any further. She did apologize to me after but I could only muster up a weak and meek "it's alright" -.-

I'm glad to hear you missed reading about my tea times! LOL I feel like they get a bit repetitive and my readers might get too bored of them =P Yes I am taking it world wide! Actually it's very hard to schedule tea time on vacation because it take so much time out of your day ><! HAHAHA OMG You're so right, we would probably have "asian" themed afternoon tea here!

I hope you're doing well and I'm always looking forward to your next post!

suki pooki said...

P.s Happy Chinese new year!

ROMA AGSALUD said...

oh kym! I am having the same problem with commenting! I can't seem to comment on all blogs :( even those I am already following...

glad you found one entry of mine that you can comment on..thank you :)

how are you? have you decided already if you will take the big leap?

ochikeron said...

my darling sometimes make AWKWARD Moments... hahaha once he said to my girl friend (just engaged) that her face looks tired... i just ran away without saying anything and left him and her there... hahaha

after that i told my darling that he shouldn't say anything about the appearance of ladies at anytime!!! he was like "wtf", though...

oh, let me know what ingredients you don't have! maybe there is a substitute ;) btw, sake, mirin, you can skip ;) they don't make a big change.

Richelle said...

OMGAH. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!! I asked this girl (I knew her bf I just know her through him) how her bf was and to find out he passed away -________- I just shut the F up after that and apologized and walked away :(

richelle
www.rarepersona.com

Butakimu's Profile said...

Oh gosh, I did that once to my gf. LOL. It does get sooo awkward and all I managed to say was "I am SO SORRY." It was worst cause we were actually decent friends and it just goes to show I often I meet up with her.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

omg! Awkward much! Lol. How awkward for you and the persons you asked. Lol. I think I would have gone red and quickly changed topic. Lol. hahahaha

ShinyPrettyThings said...

oh man awkward moments are just necessary in life. lol

one time i asked who i thought was a store employee to help me get something on a very high shelf. only to find out later that he didnt work there...then why did u dress like all the other store employees?!?!!? awkward but taught me a lesson to always ask if the person works at the store hahaha

Nashe^ said...

Whenever it gets awkward I tend to just mumble a "Hmm that sucks but oh well..." and say something random like "Ow my back hurts!" LOL!

Hazel said...

well it's always a sad thing when i hear about couples breaking up.. especially if they're my friends... and i dont know but the next thing that ALWAYS comes out of my mouth is to ask them "why did they break up?" LOL! i guess i'm a curious kid! :)))

Liezyl Gomez said...

every moment in my life is an awkward situation! hahaha.

Dana Yoshimizu said...

I feel like I'm always in awkward situations. Or maybe I'm just an awkward person. Sometimes after I say something I'll think "-__- ugh, did I really just say that!?" and kinda try nervously (and probably awkwardly) laughing it off. I don't think I've done the whole relationship asking before, and I can't think of a situation right now, but I know I've had WAY more than my fair share of moments. lol

<3,
Dana

Dirt On The Rocks said...

lol really there's no right way to approach the situation. once it's awkward it's just plain awkward, lol. it definitely happens to me all the time where I catch myself not knowing how to respond to someone when they catch me off guard, lol.

btw i'd love to still meet up next month when you're in the area !!

나니 said...

Trust me.. I attract awkward moments.. ALL the time. T_T my life is just one, long awkward moment.

Diana said...

Hi! I've had soo many awkward moments, I'd feel bad if I wrote them down here omg but most of the time, I just don't know what to say when something awkward happens. I just let it be :( or laugh about it when someone made me realize that I did something awkward.

I once asked a guy and a girl if they were couples. the guy was in my class but I don't really know him know him, turns out He's actually a girl! his nickname sounds like a guy and he has short hair cuts, wears shirts and shorts all the time..

oh and they were about to be a couple I think and its quite taboo still to be openly a Les couple here.. so yeah.. I felt so bad after I found out loll