Pushing 30, and not married? “Well look at the workaholic, can’t keep a man, ain’t got time for nobody but her job, loser, coming through the door!” Isn’t that what it feels like every time you hang out with your family? The same family that’s itching for you to get married, as if they’re paying for the damn wedding!
I guess that’s probably what Jazeline felt like in Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s Sarong Party Girls. Only she’s Asian, so she probably felt way worse! LOL
(Note: This post was sponsored by Harper Collins, who ever so kindly sent this book to me, for me to read and review. However, this does not sway my opinion in any way, and all opinions expressed below are my own. Aka, I ain’t lying! Duh! Go get a copy! LOL) No seriously, y’all know how the stereotypical Asians are! The ones that want you perfect perfect, and you have to be married before all your other girl cousins, or else you’ve shamed your entire family!
(I’ve clearly read one too many books about Asians. LOL And I mean that literally because Sarong Party Girls makes my second, with Crazy Rich Asians, being my first.) But like seriously? Can I just live my life? LOL (I mean, not me, because I’m in no way, shape or form rushing to get married, and I damn sure don’t have anyone pressuring me into it. LOL) But I could only freaking imagine what that must feel like!
And now that I’ve read Sarong Party Girls, I sort of understand why women are so persistent to find a husband!
It’s not them, it’s their damn family! (Okay well in some cases it’s both! LOL) Take Jazeline for instance, the main character of Sarong Party Girls, not only is she being pressured into getting married because of her parents, but she’s also dying to marry rich, so she doesn’t have to lift a finger. (Unless it’s to carry her name brand handbag of course.)
However, this pressure to get married, leaves Jazeline and her friends, bar hopping, night after night, in search of the perfect guy! (White, rich, white … did I mention rich already? Oh and nice! LOL) Asian men will not do for these women! Actually, if you’re Asian, you’re automatically friend zoned, no matter how cute you are, and how paid you look. LOL
And it’s this bar hopping, and search for the perfect husband, that leaves these Sarong Party Girls in a bit of trouble through out the story!
You see, when we rush faith, we usually end up in situations we could have easily avoided, had we just waited a while longer! (I know, I’m impatient as hell. LOL) And that’s exactly what happens to these girls! But I won’t tell you what happened, go read for yourself! (Just make sure you practice your Asian accent in your head for this one, because it’s written in Singaporean slang.) I so wish they’d put out an audio version of this book! I’d LOVE to hear this with the real accent! (Not the fake, made up one I used, reading out loud in my head. LOL)
Anywho, Sarong Party Girls is a funny, modern take on what it’s like being pressured to get married in your 20s, and how women hatch crazy plans to real in the perfect catch. (Or at least that’s what I think!) Why don’t you check it out for yourself here, and tell me what YOU think of it? It’s definitely worth the read! (Even if you’re reading for just the accent alone. LOL)
Now tell me, have you been pressured to get married before?
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