5 Cs = cash, condominium, car, credit card, country club are old hat.
5 Bs = billions, Benz, brains, body and bungalow
Instead of that some landed into the hands of husbands with 5 As = Arrogant, Aged, Angry, Autocrat and Annoyed with the 15 yr old Antique car
As for 4.0, it could mean different things to different people, including four wives, four kids or getting married at 40.
Source: Youths now are into billions, Benz, brains, body and bungalow from the Star By ISABELLE LAI and LIM WEY WEN
KUALA LUMPUR: The five “Cs” cash, condominium, car, credit card, country club are old hat. Malaysian youth today are all about the five “Bs” billions, Benz, brains, body and bungalow in a partner.
Inspirational trainer Chew Hoong Ling, who will be speaking at youth forum Kahwin 4.0 this Saturday, said demand for quality partners from both sexes had increased in tandem with modern times.
“You might want a (Mercedes) Benz or Bentley but get a partner who drives a 15-year-old car. Instead of just a career and cash, you want your partner to have billions,” she joked when interviewed yesterday.
On a serious note, she said these five “Bs” did not guarantee a happy marriage as they were merely materialistic demands.
Fellow speaker, memory master Lim Teck Hoe, said the forum sought to engage and interact with young adults aged between 25 and 30.
On the forum’s quirky name, he said the word kahwin was a metaphor that applied to all aspects of an individual’s life and goes beyond the institution of marriage.
“As for 4.0, it could mean different things to different people, including four wives, four kids or getting married at 40,” said Lim, who will conduct the first session entitled “Who wears the sarong in the house?”
He said the forum would also discuss a host of social issues and trends affecting young adults including economic and financial matters.
Organised by the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (Insap), the forum also features Malaysian TV personality Baki Zainal and special guests Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong and Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Chua Tee Yong.
Kahwin 4.0 will be held at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday.
Admission is free and those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/kahwin4.0.
It will be conducted mainly in Mandarin and Cantonese with a mix of English and Bahasa Malaysia as well.
An iPad2 will be given away as a lucky draw prize for those who register on the Facebook page before noon this Friday.