Winners

Congratulations to

1. Chan Yi Zhang (Year 2),

2. Elin Wong (Year 2),

3. Mie Mura (Year 4),

You’ve just won yourself a box of Royce Chocolates each and you get to choose your preferred flavour! We will be contacting you shortly.

The Answers

It appears that our Professors really have a hidden side to them that very few know of as there were only 3 participants who managed to match all the pick-up line to the correct Professors.

1. “Excuse me, are you a model?”  – Prof David Tan
Afternote: I’m afraid it is not too exciting; but it is the one I use very often, considering my fashion photography 2nd-life.

2. “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?” Prof Dan Puchniak
Afternote: Whether it was used on me or I used it will remain a mystery–but its success is certain as it resulted in marriage.

3. “I’ve completely run out of charming here but why don’t you come back to my place…I’ve got lots more there.” – Prof Arif Jamal
Afternote: I’ve never quite had the courage to use this pick-up line myself but I think it’s a (potential) winner.

4.  “We met at a law conference, your paper was brilliant!” Prof Debbie Ong
Afternote: In the world of scholars and lawyers, this gets many points… being able to give further details after that is not important, as it will not matter by then…

5. “If I had a star for every time you brightened my day, I’d have a galaxy in my hand.” Prof Goh Yi Han
Afternote: I don’t think this necessarily would work, but it does appeal to my interest in astronomy.

 

The Activity

This month Justified is celebrating Valentine’s Day and we reveal to you the romantic/dramatic/cheeky side of our law school professors!

Instructions

1. Match the following 5 pick-up lines to the correct Professors who have used them or on whom the lines have been used on or they think that it should work best.

2.  From the pool of correct answers, we will randomly select 3 winners who will each walk away with one box of Royce Chocolate (you get to pick the flavour of your choice)!

3. Please submit your answers here, by 15 Feb (Wed), 6pm.

4. As usual, organizers’ decision is final.

The Pick-up Lines

1. “Excuse me, are you a model?”
Afternote: I’m afraid it is not too exciting; but it is the one I use very often, considering my fashion photography 2nd-life.

2. “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”
Afternote: Whether it was used on me or I used it will remain a mystery–but its success is certain as it resulted in marriage.

3. “I’ve completely run out of charming here but why don’t you come back to my place…I’ve got lots more there.”
Afternote: I’ve never quite had the courage to use this pick-up line myself but I think it’s a (potential) winner.

4.  “We met at a law conference, your paper was brilliant!”
Afternote: In the world of scholars and lawyers, this gets many points… being able to give further details after that is not important, as it will not matter by then…

5. “If I had a star for every time you brightened my day, I’d have a galaxy in my hand.”
Afternote: I don’t think this necessarily would work, but it does appeal to my interest in astronomy.

Please submit your answers here, by 15 Feb (Wed), 6pm.

The Professors and their Valentine’s Day anecdotes

Prof Dan Puchniak

“I have a few tightly guarded secrets which have been masterfully planned and aged like fine wine. To release them in this forum would only serve to render the appearance of me being spontaneous and romantic on Valentine’s day nugatory. To say more, would also risk underwhelming my wife on Valentine’s day — which is the opposite of what Valentine’s Day is all about.”

 

Prof Goh Yi Han

“What Valentine’s Day means to me: ‘Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. For couples, it is a day to celebrate finding that special someone who was exclusively meant for you. For singles, it should not be about lamenting about love lost, but as hope for the future and blessing another in the spirit of giving. And for those with broken hands, it could be a day of mending and forgiveness.”

 

Prof Debbie Ong

“I never celebrate Valentine’s Day. There are 364 other days to celebrate love (if this is expected of Valentine’s Day), when the restaurants are not crowded or gimmicky. Oh but please don’t use my reason as an excuse if you are in hot soup for not remembering it when your other half finds it meaningful and an expression of affection! (According to Gary Chapman, there are 5 languages of love – some express it with gifts or mushy words…it matters not as long as you are communicating it!)”

 

"Picture of me with one of my best friends."

Prof David Tan

“In a number of European and Latin American countries, Valentine’s Day is celebrated amongst friends not just lovers; it is a day where you show your appreciation for your closest friends. I tend to see Valentine’s Day in this light, rather than be caught up in the prevalent romantic marketing paradigm that the man lavishes gifts and expensive dinner on his female lover on Feb 14 (and implicitly, has the excuse therefore to treat her shabbily for the rest of the year). A part of being romantic is about being unpredictable and doing memorable things on random days – like buying your girlfriend a dozen red roses on April 8 (simply because she least expects it) or taking her to a fabulous dinner on July 12 (because she just had a new haircut and you spontaneously want to celebrate that). The most romantic thing I did was probably when I was at uni in Melbourne. I spent a whole day preparing a complex French dish for the first time – canard l’orange – the highlight of a romantic dinner at my apartment for this girl, and I told her beforehand that we were ordering pizza! The look on her face when she arrived was priceless! Unfortunately she had greater affection for the duck.”

 

Prof Arif Jamal

“Valentine’s Day is an occasion for me to remember that we all have the ability within us to love and to be loved; and hopefully on the day that that we do and that we are.  (That said, I did experience a break up on one Valentine’s Day, so that that year didn’t exactly go according to plan)”