Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Casanova? Who, Me?!?

I attended a friend's wedding recently and like all such weddings, you get the chance to meet up with old friends. When I informed them that I didn't bring along a partner because I was unattached at the moment, a friend of mine was quite surprised with the idea of me being single. The reason? She had always thought of me being a Casanova during our schooling days. Casanova? Who, me?!?


Frankly, I don't know if I should be flattered or insulted with that statement. The good thing about being labeled a Casanova is that you're a hot item among women and they will drop like flies just by walking past them. OK, I admit I do have a few admirers and I do possess a certain degree of attraction from the XX-chromosome community *ahem*. However, it is nothing close to a Casanova-esque following that if there was to be a queue of my admirers lining up just to get a sniff of my aromatherapy armpits, it will stretch the length of Penang Bridge a few times over. No, I'm not that popular and I do not emit that high degree of attraction. I can assure you there are plenty more candidates that fulfill such criteria from my schooling days and I don't even come close to smelling the fart they release for us losers behind them.

The bad thing about being labeled a Casanova is his notoriety as a promiscuous lover or put more bluntly, a womaniser. I for one cannot find myself to be in such a situation whereby I have to handle more than one woman at the same time. I already have problems handling a single woman let alone two or thirty-seven. I just cannot fathom the idea of having to juggle between two lovers, both inching to bite my head off. I do have only one head to bite off, no?

So, I'm not exactly sure what she meant by me being a Casanova. Did she see me as someone countless women will wage war just to have a strand of my hair (or what's left of it) or a notorious womaniser that jumps from one lover to another? I can assure you I definitely do not have his prowess of seduction let alone come close to emulating the infamous Casanova. I also do not intend to create a huge problem for myself by being in control of two or more women. So what is it that she sees in me that makes me a Casanova?

In all honesty, I'm not that surprised when she shot that statement my way. The reason being this is not the first time I've heard such a comment about me. Maybe that's why some women have kept their distances from me, thinking I'm some sort of reincarnation of the legendary Casanova. So you see, it's not exactly something flattering to be labeled a Casanova. In fact, it's a curse. Unless you're the real Casanova, of course.

Come on now and be honest, do I look anything like a womaniser or bigamist? (OK, maybe not that honest :P)


  1. i guess everyone has it's on view on the meaning of casanova.

    for me it just means that the person has a certain degree of magnetism and charm so woman tends to be like 'glue' to that person. So it's not surprising to see that person with a girl all the time.

    For others, casanova might mean playboy lor. Hmmm... eithr way i don't think it'll do u good haha

  2. that's exactly the problem. =.=

    i do agree i have a certain degree of magnetism...that attracts the wrong kind and repels the right ones. sigh!

  3. haha or maybe u just haven met the right one. the right one will see u as u are. don fret :)

    hey, mind if i link u?

  4. sure, why not? unless the anchor text is something like "horrible penang casanova" or something like that! :P

  5. casanova.. who? you eww, disgusting. its a far cry.

  6. if you've actually read and understood my post, you would have realised that i was actually trying to dispel such a thought...