My Shocking Confession

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | Published in


OK, confession time. I'm having a hard time doing this, but I think it's about time. So please be prepared for what I'm about to say.

There were three bloggers who thought I was a girl. I had to tell them I am a guy. Those of you readers who have yet to check my profile, did you think I am a girl too?

But today, let me reveal my true gender.

In actual fact, in reality, I am a girl.

Yes, you read that right!

I am a girl. A female. XX.

Are you shocked?

A few bloggers whom I have met already knew this fact. Thanks for keeping my identity a secret, guys! Anyway, congrats to Rad, Nic and Che-cheh. You three got it right! Sorry I had to lie to you to say that I am a guy!

I would like to apologize to the rest of you who think I am a guy. Sorry!

Didn't you suspect it at all? My name foongpc - is that more like a male or female name to you?

The way I write my post - do you feel it's written by a male or a female?

My avatar - Jing Jing, the famous Beijing Olympic mascot is a male panda, but at first glance, don't you feel it's female?

Why did I need to lie about my gender? Well, it was actually for fun. I wanted to see how my readers react to me as a male. I initially started my blog as a female, but changed my mind after a few posts.

So why now? Why do I confess after all these while? I officially started blogging in May last year. It took me almost one year to finally build up enough courage to make this confession.

Well, it's because of one and only one reason. I am getting married. Yes, my fiance who knows about this blog and also the fact that I am masquerading as a male, is not too comfortable with me lying about my gender.

I've thought it over and I agreed that it would not be very fair to him. So I've decided to reveal the truth.

If you are angry with me for lying to you all this while, please just say what you want to say. I will accept all your comments whether good or bad, I will take responsibility for my lies. If you plan not to read my blog ever again, I will totally understand.

If you are not angry but amused, then please tell me that too. I always like bloggers with a sense of humour!

If you had actually secretly thought I am a girl, do let me know. I want to know how successful I had impersonated as a guy.

And if you are the ignorant ones who have yet to check my profile and had always thought I'm a girl all this while, please tell me too. I would love to hear from you!

OK, now that I've got this out of my system, I want to make a second confession. Which will probably be just as shocking, if not more. But I would like to keep you in suspense. At least make it a big bang before you decide to leave my blog forever, if that's what you intend to do.

But before I let you in on my second confession, I would like to make a final apology to all my readers and blogger friends. Very sorry if I had let you down. I know things will never be the same again.

You will need to scroll down to read it. Are you ready? Scroll down now...

Got cha! HAPPY APRIL FOOLS' DAY!!! : )

Hope I've fooled all of you! Haha! Of course, those of you who have met me before will know this is an April Fools joke. But to the rest of you, I hope you had a good one : )


(88) Comments

  1. Pike-chan said...


    You nearly got me there~!

    p/s and i'm still waiting for yr MSN id.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:14 AM
  2. Monica said...

    missed FC, again! >.<

    April 1, 2009 at 12:18 AM
  3. GagayMD said...

    hola foong!! i need we really have to tell ourselves before having a post..LOL!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:22 AM
  4. GagayMD said...

    huhu! i never been FC here foong!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:23 AM
  5. GagayMD said...

    indeed shocking foong!s

    April 1, 2009 at 12:24 AM
  6. Monica said...

    Oh jeez man, you got me!!!!! I forgot about april fools day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:35 AM
  7. foongpc said...

    pikey, haha! Hope you have a good April Fool's Day! You can chat with me at yahoo chat if you don't mind? : )

    monica, very very narrowly missed FC! Never mind, try again next time! Happy April Fool's Day to you! : )

    gagay, maybe we should tell each other when we publish new posts! But the thing is, sometimes I myself don't know when! Haha! Were you fooled by my April Fools joke? Maybe not cos I think the first thing you did before reading is scroll down to see if anyone already left comments! LOL!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:03 AM
  8. Che-Cheh said...

    Aiyookkk kena tipu.... grrrrr hahaha

    But really like... you sounded like a girl... the way you write your post. Really really really. :) :P

    April 1, 2009 at 1:04 AM
  9. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, you fell for my April Fools joke? Haha! Really I write like a girl? Maybe that's what attract my readers to my posts, so well, I don't think I will change my writing style! : )

    April 1, 2009 at 1:26 AM
  10. .:: Ant ::. said...

    You could have been a trans, for all i care!

    Care to lend me your minipads? :P

    p/s my name ain't April, and I'm no fool! :P lolz

    April 1, 2009 at 1:55 AM
  11. Cashmere said...

    Honestly speaking, and sorry if it hurts or anything, I really can imagine you as a girl. It's kinda hard for me to believe you're a guy, really! :D

    Anyhow, you got me there.. It sounds real.. Happy April's Fool to you too! ;)

    April 1, 2009 at 5:21 AM
  12. cibol said...

    hurm .. I always thought that you were a girl. It never crossed my mind that you were writing as a guy .. but you do write like a girl wor ..

    April 1, 2009 at 7:25 AM
  13. nic said...

    nice try, but u r still a gal to me... dun k... unless u come out n me... lalala...

    April 1, 2009 at 8:19 AM
  14. Anonymous

    Hmmph...early morning already gotten shocked by you la Foong! I was abit shocked..but then..wait a minute...there's a catch somewhere. Hey, I remembered you posted a photo of your hairy legs wearing running shoes before so how can you be a girl huh?!! :P

    April 1, 2009 at 8:22 AM
  15. lina said...

    how come now I never get to be FC???!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:51 AM
  16. lina said...

    the answer to my own question will be that I'm no night owl like Foong. :P

    So early morning (or is it late at night) do April Fool oredi ah?

    April 1, 2009 at 8:52 AM
  17. Anonymous

    Foong, I got April-fooled by you first today..hhaha. Hopefully, no more for the rest of today :)

    April 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM
  18. iamthewitch said...

    Haha I saw it coming. :P But it's a genuine and new idea of tricking! Hehe... Happy April Fool's day to you!! :)

    April 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM
  19. ladyviral said...

    To my surprise :P. I always thought you were guy.. and was like "what foongpc is girl o.O?" when I read this post lol.

    How I know you're a guy? I don't know the fact that in one post you were talking about the haunted hotel, I think from there I have this sense you were a guy.

    you got me with this post now. Since I don't know you... I would of really thought you're a girl. lol. Good one ^_^.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:33 AM
  20. Borneo Falcon said...

    I really thought you are a female all this while. Ha....Ha...

    April 1, 2009 at 10:38 AM
  21. annant said...

    i knew it!
    i knew that this' gonna be a prank!
    im so smart! *smug*

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 AM
  22. day-dreamer said...

    When I start reading I already knew it's just an April Fool prank. :P

    April 1, 2009 at 10:56 AM
  23. HappySurfer said...

    Like Mei Teng, I first thought of your hairy legs. Oops! But honestly, I'd be disappointed if you were a girrrrl. You do write like a guy, you know, and I am glad you are one, Foong. Wheeeeeeee...........

    April 1, 2009 at 11:28 AM
  24. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, that's a great April Fools joke! But don't try that stunt again! LOL!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM
  25. Anonymous

    Arrrgh!! I got April fooled 2nd time again my workplace..sigh, I am so 'guilible'..haha.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:34 AM
  26. MommaWannabe said...

    Hahahahah you got me there...good one Foong!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:35 AM
  27. khengsiong said...

    If Foong PC turns out to be a girl, I guess a lot female bloggers will be heart-broken, haha...

    April 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM
  28. Angie Tan said...

    Happy April Fool's Day.

    Hahaha.. I knew that you had to be joking with us. HAHA

    April 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    Haha =) I know it's April's Fool all the way! Muahaha!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:57 PM
  30. eastcoastlife said...

    Happy April Fool's Day!

    April 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM
  31. eastcoastlife said...

    I know you're not a gal because Jim met you. :P

    April 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    well, i already guessed you are trying to fool around.. anyway regardless you a male, female, she-male, transgender or whatever, i still read your blog :p

    April 1, 2009 at 4:36 PM
  33. Superman said...

    That is a good try! Haha.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:02 PM
  34. Neo said...

    I thought you did operation yesterday! hehe

    April 1, 2009 at 5:58 PM
  35. xin said...

    hey i knew this was a joke! -_-

    but then again, it could be not!

    damn im confused too.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:06 PM
  36. JL said...

    Luckily I've met you before, so I knew it was April Fool's time! xD

    PS: you chat on yahoo? Maybe add me too xD

    April 1, 2009 at 7:16 PM
  37. molly said...

    In the beginnig I thought you were a girl and as I read on I found out you dont wear skirt. Hehe
    I got you mixed up with justinkc at the begining. Haha

    April 1, 2009 at 9:14 PM
  38. Bengbeng said...

    when u were supposed to join us for the trip to Seremban n didnt make it, i knew u were a girl oledi. u double april fool us here. u r really a girl. Jam is going to have a wonderful holiday

    April 1, 2009 at 9:48 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    anton, minipads? Yucks! : o

    cashmere, it's ok. I don't get offended easily. But try to think of me as a guy lah! Haha! Happy April Fools Day to you! : )

    cibol, really? I don't know if that's good or not! But there are people who think I'm a guy so I guess it's really up to the individual! : )

    April 1, 2009 at 10:42 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    nic, haha! Think what you want but maybe we can meet up one day but I'm afraid once you see my face, I will have to kill you. Muahaha! : )

    mei teng, oh my hairy legs - they are a giveaway, yes? Damn! : )

    lina, haha! April Fools start at exactly 12.01am what! Even if you are not a night owl, you can still be FC on my blog. Cos I don't post during late nights every time. Sometimes, I do it early morning, sometimes mid day, so it's unpredictable : )

    April 1, 2009 at 10:48 PM
  41. Anonymous

    Of course your hairy legs are a giveaway. No gal would dare pose like that!! ;) Haha..

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, you didn't fall for my April Fools joke? Oh, I'm so disappointed! Haha! Happy April Fools Day to you. I hope you don't play any April Fools tricks on others : )

    ladyviral, April Fool! Yay! So glad I managed to fool you! Hehe! : )

    borneo falcon, really or not? I think I'll stop reading your blog from now on as a sign of protest! *just kidding* haha!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:54 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    annant, yeah, you are the smartest! : )

    daydreamer, really ah? That means I fail in my attempt to fool you! : (

    happysurfer, don't worry. I won't pull this stunt again anytime soon. Btw, it's good to know you think I write like a guy. Thanks! : )

    April 1, 2009 at 10:59 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    mei teng, so how many times you got April Fooled today? You are really that gullible meh? : )

    Oh, btw, if I am really a girl desperate enough to pose as a man, I will take photos of a man's hairy legs and say the legs are mine! Haha!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:03 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    mommawannabee, thanks! Glad you got fooled! Haha!

    khengsiong, oh don't say that! I think the female bloggers won't even bother! Haha!

    angie tan, you knew? You didn't get fooled? Damn! : )

    April 1, 2009 at 11:06 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, how you know ah? You secretly spy on me, is it? LOL!

    eastcoastlife, now I know I cannot fool a blogger who does a lot of blog hoppings! But wait, Jim didn't mention my gender in his blog, did he?

    SK, didn't fall for my April Fools joke? Damn! Anyway, thanks for supporting my blog even if I go for a sex change operation in future! Haha!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:12 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    superman, thanks! I hope you got fooled! : )

    neo, if I did operation, I would ask you to take photos of the new me! LOL!

    xin, haha! Good to get confused on April Fools Day! : )

    April 1, 2009 at 11:16 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    JL, if you also fall for my April Fools trick, I don't know what to say loh! haha!

    Sure, can add you into my yahoo messenger : )

    molly, why you mix me up with justinkc? You mean justin is a girl? I thought she/he is a guy!!

    bengbeng, haha! Jam will be in for a surprise! : )

    April 1, 2009 at 11:21 PM
  49. LifeRamblings said...

    April Fool’s Day joke has become something of a tradition at this time of the year.

    April 2, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  50. LifeRamblings said...

    honestly, when i first followed your blog, i thought u were a gal. i guess i'm not alone. haha

    April 2, 2009 at 12:17 AM
  51. Anonymous


    April 2, 2009 at 1:01 AM
  52. Anonymous


    April 2, 2009 at 1:01 AM
  53. Anonymous


    April 2, 2009 at 1:02 AM
  54. Anonymous

    Sorry, had to do it. Do you realize that your Top Commenter Gagay is spamming your comments section? I'm sure she doesn't even notice, she's too hung up on being in everyone's list that she doesn't know she's irritating a lot of people.

    April 2, 2009 at 1:05 AM
  55. Pete said...

    Ha Ha, good one, you got me!

    April 2, 2009 at 1:07 AM
  56. Johnny Ong said...

    aiseh .... does it really matter whether u are a male or female?

    April 2, 2009 at 2:15 AM
  57. Jasmine said...

    Aiseh... I thought I could take some photos of you and put on my bloggie.

    April 2, 2009 at 2:50 AM
  58. Faisal Admar said...


    when i read the 1st part... i was shock.

    i thought you were a guy or at least gay. LOL.


    it's april fool! damn it...!!


    usually i always fool my colleagues but today i had no time to do so as i was busy with the presentation...

    so i've forgotten about it...


    April 2, 2009 at 3:15 AM
  59. Mariuca said...

    You almost got me Foong!

    April 2, 2009 at 4:23 AM
  60. Mariuca said...

    Some more so creative to say wan to get married it seems ha ha ha!

    April 2, 2009 at 4:24 AM
  61. Mariuca said...

    Great post too, happy April Fool to u! ;)

    April 2, 2009 at 4:24 AM
  62. Raymond said...

    Guy or gal, does it matter? It's still the same good you ;) Happy blogging!!

    April 2, 2009 at 9:25 AM
  63. bluedreamer27 said...

    hahaha nice one
    belated happy aprils fools day to you
    its nice to be here in your blog
    would you like an xlinks?
    let me know my friend
    have a great day and happy blogging

    April 2, 2009 at 9:27 AM
  64. Pike-chan said...

    Sure, no problem, you can add me at 'pikeydude'.

    April 2, 2009 at 9:58 AM
  65. eastcoastlife said...

    How many people got fooled by foong? hehe....

    April 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM
  66. eastcoastlife said...

    Another April Fool's day joke.
    Hope everyone is smiling. :)

    April 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM
  67. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    Good one but honestly, guy or girl or both (LOL!) I wouldn't have been too bothered about it, it is your blog after all and you can be whomever you want to be :D But good one all the same.

    April 2, 2009 at 3:15 PM
  68. synical said...

    Nope, still confused.

    That's just me reading it at the end of the day, so...

    April 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, maybe I write like a girl after all! : )

    anonymous, I'm aware of that. But I'm not sure if that's really spamming cos some bloggers practise it. Well, I do it too at other people's blogs once in a while. I hope I'm not irritating others : )

    pete, haha! Glad I fooled you! : )

    April 2, 2009 at 7:37 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    johnnny ong, actually, does not matter. But it would matter if I say I'm a guy but actually I'm a girl or vice versa : )

    jasmine, haha! Too bad! : )

    faisal admar, glad you fell for my April Fools joke! Haha! : )

    April 2, 2009 at 7:41 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    mariuca, almost got you or completely fooled you? My getting married is to make my story more convincing. haha! : )

    raymond, thanks for dropping by! Yes whether I'm guy or girl does not matter, but some readers may not like being lied to : )

    bluedreamer27, thanks for dropping by. Sorry, but what exactly are xlinks?

    April 2, 2009 at 8:04 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    pikey, added you - thanks! : )

    eastcoastlife, going by the comments here, quite a lot, I say! Haha! : )

    nick phillips, thanks! You are right - I can be who or what I want with my own blog : )

    synical, that's interesting! Didn't know there's such a website that can analyse gender of bloggers! But I guess they are not that accurate after all! Haha!

    April 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM
  73. eiling lim said...

    Honestly I wasn't fooled! I knew you were a guy and this is another April fool joke. Lol... wishing you better luck in convincing me next time!

    April 2, 2009 at 10:11 PM
  74. Merryn said...

    alamax! kena pranked online!!! sheeeshhh.....

    April 2, 2009 at 11:49 PM
  75. Babette said...

    Ok now I'm confused Foong. LOL

    April 3, 2009 at 5:10 AM
  76. J2Kfm said...

    you had to be a guy. though i'm rather new here. :)

    bad one, but still, it's all in the spirit of having fun i guess ...

    April 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM
  77. foongpc said...

    eiling, how come you knew ah? So smart! Too bad can't fool you! : )

    merryn, haha! Glad I fooled you! : )

    babette, don't be. I'm a guy. This is based on trust. Hehe : )

    J2kfm, why you say I had to be a guy? Why not a girl? haha! : )

    April 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM
  78. Anonymous

    seriously, i thought you're a girl.. lol

    April 3, 2009 at 2:49 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, quite a number of bloggers said that too. Maybe I should try writing a chick-lit novel using a female name to rival Sophie Kinsella. LOL!

    April 3, 2009 at 5:53 PM
  80. jam said...

    Oh Foong, I was about to think of the fantasy sleeping with somebody's wife in one room during our Guilin travel, haha!

    April 6, 2009 at 3:28 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    jam, stop being naughty! Haha! : )

    April 6, 2009 at 11:38 PM
  82. Ayie said...

    it's was a nice one! I was reading quite serious and even thought of congratulating you! hahaha

    April 7, 2009 at 4:08 AM
  83. Shinky said...

    Foong I tell you. Somebody thought that I was a girl too. He even list my blog under "The Dudettes" =.=" ...

    April 7, 2009 at 11:10 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    ayie, so you got fooled by my April Fool joke? Haha!

    shinky, oh you are not a girl? I'm shocked! I thought you are a girl, sorry! Maybe it's the name and your avatar that makes me think so! : )

    April 8, 2009 at 12:22 AM
  85. Ayie said...


    April 8, 2009 at 2:26 AM
  86. Shinky said...

    No. I'm not a girl. I'm a guy with a girl's heart.

    No wait. Was it the other way round? :P

    April 8, 2009 at 7:45 AM
  87. foongpc said...

    shinky, you are a guy with a girl's heart or a girl with a guy's heart? Big difference between the two you know! So which are you? : )

    April 8, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    Thank you.


    April 12, 2009 at 1:54 PM