Not Your Average Sweet Treats – The M Plot’s Macarons Come In Flavours Like Salted Egg X Curry

What’s there not to love about macarons?

You might remember the snaking queue at Ladurée when they first opened in Singapore. Suddenly, almost every bakery stocked macarons. The two light and crisp cookie shells sandwiching jam or buttercream filling – is the ultimate indulgence for dessert lovers.

We recently came across The M Plot which offers macarons that are handcrafted with a unique flavour selection, ranging from Classic Dark Chocolate to their signature – Salted Egg Yolk x Curry, which was inspired by the Singaporean all-time favourite dish “salted egg yolk prawn”.

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For Your Sweet Tooth

Prior to starting his business, Ryan Yong, co-founder of The M Plot was a former Senior Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry.

Despite his initial lack of knowledge in the F&B industry, he spent years learning how to perfect the texture and flavour of his macarons. “I did not go to culinary school, it was self-taught. I had done a lot of research on how to make macarons,” he added.

4 years ago while on a long break from his former job, he took a trip to Paris to visit his sister and immediately fell in love with French desserts. He was intrigued by the flavours, textures and how each dessert was eye-catching and delicious. Ever since that trip, Ryan decided to put all of his time into making macarons.

One of their iconic signature flavours would definitely be the Salted Egg Yolk x Curry macaron. While most Singaporeans would be more familiar with the sweet macarons, we were pleasantly surprised when we first tried the Salted Egg Yolk x Curry flavour.

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The Salted Egg Yolk x Curry was inspired by a local all-time favourite dish, “salted egg yolk prawn”, it took us 3 months in order to achieve the right ratio and flavour layering!” he exclaimed.

With just one bite, you will be delighted with a mouthful of salty creamy egg yolk and curry spice flavours. It’s truly a rollercoaster ride for your tastebuds.

One of their best selling flavours would be the Lychee x White Chocolate. So if you’re not as adventurous and looking for something on the sweeter side then this is the perfect choice for you.

Ryan also mentioned that his personal favourite flavour would be the Ginger x Chocolate. The chocolate ganache is infused with blended ginger and a slice of candied ginger in the middle of the macaron which elevates the overall taste of the dessert.

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Their macarons are also 100% handmade and natural – they use only natural extracts like fruit purée to get the colour and flavouring, so they can only produce limited quantities each day.

Since their first debut at Artbox 2017, they see more returning customers and are starting to take on more events. They have taken on events such as Winter Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay and a pop-up at Orchard Central back in August.

The M Plot does their macarons right. They’ve got everything from texture to the flavour nailed down and not only are they Instagram aesthetic worthy, they taste pretty damn good too.

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They cater to events, parties or corporate so if you want to swap out that birthday cake for something unique, they’ve got you covered.

Check out The M Plot here!

The M Plot

Also Read This Young S’porean Sells Traditional Nonya Kueh On Instagram Using His Ah Mah’s Recipes

(Header Image Source: The M Plot)

8 Unique And Underrated Photo Spots In S’pore Along The Downtown Line

If classic shots of Singapore’s skyline and landmarks aren’t your thing, keep reading.

We get your Instagram struggles. You’re sick of seeing photos taken at Coney Island and Tuas Lalang Field.

So we’re here to save your Instagram feed from being #basic. We found a couple of Instagram-worthy places along the Downtown Line so you can up your photography game.

1. Tekka Market Mural

Little India has always been a vibrant, upbeat neighbourhood with plenty of things to see and do. Did we mention that there’s plenty of murals scattered around Little india?

If the weather is too hot or you’d rather stay in a shaded area, there’s a colourful mural right at Tekka Market itself! Best part, Tekka Market is a 3 minute walk from Little India MRT so you don’t have to lug your bags and heavy cameras in this crazy heat.

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If you do plan on going on an early weekend morning, do take note that Tekka Market can get pretty crowded and crazy. Just be patient and get your cameras ready for the perfect shot.

Tekka Market Mural
Address: 665 Buffalo & Serangoon Roads, Little India
Nearest MRT:
Little India MRT, Exit C

2. Stalls Along Little India

Who would’ve thought that fruit stalls would make a good backdrop for your couple shots? You can find plenty of stalls selling fresh produce all around Little India. The stall owners are really friendly as well so don’t be afraid to approach them for a picture!

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Just remember to be respectful and TRY not to drop the fruits on the floor.

Nearest MRT: Little India MRT (DT12)

3. Little India Alleyways

One of our favourite things about Little India would definitely be their alleyways. Sure, they’re not the most romantic or cleanest place to shoot at but it makes for an amazing street photo.

Besides, there’s barely any crowd at these alleyways. So go ahead and act crazy and take your wildest shots!

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If you’re lucky, you might just find an abandoned Mustafa Centre Trolley which will be an extremely useful prop for your pictures.

Nearest MRT: Little India MRT (DT12)

4. Mustafa Centre

There are 1001 reasons why Mustafa Centre is the greatest place to have ever existed in Singapore. Every week, tens of thousands of people shuffle their way through Mustafa’s narrow aisles in search for a ‘fun’ way to pass their day.

The interior of Mustafa Centre is confusing enough to put The Maze Runner to shame. This also means that there are plenty of hidden photo opportunity spots so keep your eyes peeled for them!

Who would’ve thought that you could find a mini Gardens By The Bay in Mustafa Centre?Image Credit: Melissa Chan | Vulcan Post

Sike. We found a row of flowers on the 3rd floor of Mustafa Centre and decided that it’d be the perfect backdrop to fool all your friends with. Tag Gardens By The Bay on your picture and your friends probably can’t even tell the difference.

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If you’re into all things retro and you believe that John Lennon is the next closest thing to God, then you’ll be pleased to know that Mustafa Centre has an aisle dedicated to old school vinyl records. You’ll find everything from Frank Sinatra to Coldplay here.

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Do take note that the aisles are pretty narrow so be smart and try not to block others from viewing the vinyls!

Mustafa Centre
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
Nearest MRT: Little India MRT (DT12)

5. Rubbish Dumps along 632 & 634 Veerasamy Road

Yes, you read that right.

This amazing wall is in fact a rubbish dump. Go right around the corner and you’ll find a long wall with this quirky mural. Get creative with your poses and you might just get that perfect shot. No one can tell that you took this shot at a rubbish dump.

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The smell? Trust us, it wasn’t that bad.

Rubbish Dumps
Address: 632 Veerasamy Road
Nearest MRT: Jalan Besar MRT (DT22)

6. Selegie House

Now that National Day is just around the corner, here’s where you can go to show your love for Singapore. This is the perfect place to get that very Singaporean shot for your Instagram.

We highly recommend bringing a friend here in case you’d like to take a photo like this.

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Do note that this is a residential area so be respectful of the neighbours!

Selegie House
Address: Blk 8 & 9, Selegie Road
Nearest MRT: Rochor MRT (DT13)

7. Bhai Sarbat Stall

If you’re a Bugis crawler, then you know that this is the BEST place to get your teh tarik fix after a long day. Previously known as the “No Name Teh Sarabat Stall”, they have finally gone digital and created their very own Instagram account AND fixed a shop signboard to help wondering Singaporeans and clueless tourists to find their stall!

Whether you love teh or not, buy a cup (or two) and strike a pose.

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Check out their Instagram page here!

Bhai Sarbat Stall
Address: 21 Bussorah St, Singapore 199439
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT (DT14)

8. Queen Street Bus Terminal

This terminal serves buses and taxis which take passengers to and from Malaysia.

Before the taxi terminal was built in 1984, taxis plying between Singapore and Johor Bahru parked at Rochor Road. The bus terminal started in 1985, bringing Malaysia-bound buses – which previously picked up passengers from bus stops at Queen Street and Waterloo Street, all under one roof!

If you’re looking for that old school vibe, this bus stop will give you that P.Ramlee and Saloma or Yuen Wah and Yuen Qiu feels.

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The best time to check out this place would be in the evening so you can catch that golden hour glow!

Queen Street Bus Terminal
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT (DT14)

Have we inspired you? Now that you know these places, it’s your turn to grab your cameras and some friends and go on an Instagram adventure!

Do you know of any places we should go to next? Let us know!

Also Read 9 S’porean Photographers To Follow On IG Who Actually Shoot, Not Steal, Photos

(Header Image Source: Melissa Chan | Vulcan Post)

Best Couple Getaway – Discover Busan, Korea At Only $1600 Or Less

So you badly need a couple getaway from both of your hectic work schedules. But you can’t afford a long vacation because of miserable leave entitlement and budget constraint. Usual short trip destinations in Southeast Asia like Penang, Bali and Bangkok seem boring nowadays. Then how?

How about going somewhere further to Busan – the second largest city in Korea?

The trip to Busan isn’t as costly as you think. By taking just 2 days’ leave on Friday and Monday, you can enjoy the best of Busan as a couple at $1,600 or less. You can even do it all within 72 hours!

1. Affordable flights to Busan thanks to Air Asia

Air travel is so much cheaper and convenient now. A return air ticket to Busan via Korean Air will make you and your BF about $2,200 poorer. On the other hand, spend about half that amount by flying AirAsia.

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To be exact, you only need to pay $574 nett per pax for a return trip without check-in baggage!

2. Economical Airbnb accommodation

Hostels, budget hotels? These are so passe.

Welcome to the world of Airbnb, where you can find cosy rooms or apartments in convenient locations. All these at a fraction of the price of hotels! To make things easier for you, we’ve done the research on the best locations for a great couple stay in Busan.

Seomyeon Station

Seomyeon in Busan is like Myeongdong in Seoul, the Mecca for all things trendy. Shop till you drop in this hip district for great Korean fashion.

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Furthermore, Seomyeon is also the commercial and transportation hub in the city. Staying in a private apartment near the station = great accessibility to major sights. From just $229 for 3 nights, you get to enjoy the convenience of staying in Nami’s sleek studio apartment!

Jungang Station

Jungang Station is located near to the largest port in Korea. In addition to stunning views of the Busan port, be close to the famous Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market and other Nampo-dong attractions by staying in this area.

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Boasting a superb location, the cosy W House2 is a steal you don’t want to miss from $291 for 3 nights!


Gwangan Station

Busan is famous for its beautiful beaches in Korea. In fact, the popular Busan Fireworks Festival is held every October along Gwangalli Beach, a 10-minute walk from Gwangan Station.

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Stay at Yurim’s cool sea-view apartment located right next to Gwangan station from a reasonable $317 for 3 nights. Besides the convenient access to colourful fireworks, why not take a romantic stroll with your partner on the white sandy beach? Furthermore, explore the city at ease with the nearby subway and buses.

3. Highlights of Busan in 72 hours

Best part of this trip? All the lovely Busan spots don’t require an admission fee, woah!

Day 1: Central district (Jung-gu)’s Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market, Nampo-dong, BIFF Square

Take it easy on your first day, since you’ve just landed in the morning after an overnight flight. Thus, all the activities will be around the 2 subway stations on Busan Subway orange line 1: Jagalchi and Nampo stations.

You can just alight at one station and move around on foot the whole day as these attractions are all within close proximity to one another.

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You deserve a hearty breakfast to warm your souls and stomachs. After dumping your baggage at the apartment, head to the iconic Jagalchi Market.

A trip to Busan isn’t complete if you don’t visit the largest seafood market in Korea, the best place to represent the port city.

Tuck into the freshest raw fish here at unbelievable prices. If raw stuff isn’t your thing, have them cooked in one of the many restaurants lined on the shore side road. Pay only 20,000 KRW or less (S$24.20) for a sumptuous seafood meal for 2.

Directions: Walk about 5 minutes from Jagalchi Station exit 10.

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Proceed to Gukje Market just across the street from Jagalchi Market for another round of feasting and shopping.

As one of the largest traditional markets in Korea, it’s likely you will lose your way here. Nonetheless, getting lost is part of the fun for a great trip!

Do follow the locals and sit on the stools by the alley to try some yummy street food, just like what you see above!

Directions: Jagalchi Station exit 7. Go 30m, turn left, and walk straight for 5 minutes to reach the market.

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Korean movie fans must visit the famous BIFF Square where the annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is held.

Spot hand paintings of famous movie celebrities along the street. Sink your teeth into the addictive Korean street snacks.

A must-try includes the nutritious Busan specialty – Ssiat Hotteok, a sweet pancake filled with a variety of healthy seeds for the extra crunch.

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Also, shop to your heart’s content along the cultural and fashion streets of Nampo-dong, across from the BIFF Square. This is where you will find a wide range of shops selling everything from bargains to luxury items.

Directions: Nampo Station exit 1 or 3.

Day 2: Beaches to the east of Busan – Haeundae and Gwangalli

Haeundae Beach is probably the most famous beach in the country. During the peak season from June to August, throngs of domestic tourists flock to the white sandy beach to chill from the summer heat. Have fun playing traditional games such as Korean wrestling, seesaw jumping and tug-of-war at the Folk Square.

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Directions: Haeundae Station (Busan Subway green line 2), Exit 5. Walk straight for about 500m.

After some beach fun, proceed to a stunning tour of Haedong Yonggungsa. Located on the coast of northeast Busan, this is a rare find of a temple by the sea. Climb 108 steps from the entrance to the rocky landscape, leading you to the main sanctuary where the ancient temple sits. Soak in the gorgeous coastal views and snap away.

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If you can, climb all the way up the steep flight of stairs to pray at the temple. Reward yourself with a picturesque bird’s eye view overlooking Haedong Yonggungsa.

Directions: Take bus 181 from Haeundae Station (Busan Subway green line 2) Exit 7. Alight at the bus stop outside the temple. Follow the sign to the temple by walking about 10 minute.

Of course we shouldn’t miss out Gwangalli Beach, well known for the spectacular lights show of the Gwangan Bridge at night. As mentioned earlier, you should time your trip to coincide with the Busan Fireworks Festival if you plan to visit in October.

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This is a wonderful “paktor” (dating) spot where you can enjoy the fine white sand and splendid scenery! Relive your childhood and have fun playing fireworks on the beach. After all the romantic moments, cure your hunger pangs in the many nice restaurants and cafes around the area.

Directions: Gwangan Station (Busan Subway green line 2) exit 5. Follow the signs on the pavement and walk about 10 minutes to the beach.

Day 3: Gamcheon Cultural Village and Taejongdae Cliff Park in the south

Start your day with a visit to the quaint Gamcheon Cultural Village in the southwestern part of the city. Because the colorful houses are constructed in a staircase fashion on the foothills in this coastal village, it is affectionately nicknamed as Korea’s Machu Picchu and Korea’s Santorini.

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Allow yourself at least 2 hours to explore this artistic village. Take pretty couple shots in the village filled with vividly coloured murals & sculptures created by its residents.

Directions: Turn left from Toseong Station (Busan Subway orange line 1) exit 6 and go straight ahead till you reach the bus stop in front of Busan National University Hospital. Take the mini bus Saha 1-1, Seogu 2 or Seogu 2-2 to Gamcheon Elementary School Bus Stop (about 10 minute ride).

In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Taejongdae Cliff Park to the south of Busan’s coast. This natural site may be a bit out of the way but trust me, it’s definitely a must-do!

Due to time constraint, take the Danubi train and alight at Yeongdo Lighthouse for breathtaking view at the cliff.


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You can also savour fresh sashimi caught directly from the sea. For Instagram-worthy shots, sit on the edge of the cliff and get your partner to snap lovely photos of you here.

Or better still, bring a selfie-stick along and pose for the most enviable couple shot in a perfect natural setting!

Directions: From Nampo Station (Busan Subway orange line 1) exit 6, walk straight for 30 seconds to the bus stops opposite Lotte Department Store. Take bus 8, 30, 88 or 88-A from the second nearest bus stop here and alight at Taejongdae Station (30 to 40 minute ride).

Day 4: F & E till your flight home departs at 10.35 am

Technically speaking, you don’t have much time today since you need to be at the airport around 9 am. The traditional markets generally open from 8 am and shops even later. So have a hearty last breakfast at a restaurant you fancy before saying goodbye to wonderful Busan.

Summary of your expected expenditure

Generally, Busan is not an expensive city, so you will be able to enjoy the scenery and delicious food it has to offer with $1,600 for 2 comfortably. Here’s a table to summarize the estimated expenditure for your couple getaway:

Generally, Busan is not an expensive city. It is possible to enjoy an awesome couple getaway in a destination that you never thought was possible. Without spending too much money and time, you will be able to enjoy the scenery and delicious food at only $1,600 for 2 comfortably.

With such a romantic trip, it’s inevitable that sparks will fly and your relationship will only strengthen. Just a PSA here: don’t forget to bring along and use contraception such as Durex.

Hurry and plan your next short getaway to Busan now before the airfare rises!

Also, read 5 Tips For A Cheaper Staycation In Sentosa

7 Classy and Cheap Date-Night Activities in Singapore This January

With the end of year festivities well out of the way, we can all take solace in that our lives can finally return to normalcy.

After emptying the bank for all those Christmas presents and New Year parties, here’s a guide on life hacking date-night activities this January without burning a hole in the pocket.

Here are seven classy date-night ideas that will go easy on the wallet.


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Held at the Gillman Barracks, Art After Dark is a highlight of Singapore Art Week which combines contemporary art exhibitions, live music performances and amazing food vendors in one evening.

The event will also see the launch of LOCK ROUTE, an outdoor public art showcase featuring works in the form of murals, sculptures and installations by popular and emerging local artists.

This year, local musicians Charlie Lim, Riot !n Magenta and .gif will make an appearance, accompanied by pop-up food booths from Park Bench Deli and Gattopardo.

When: 13 January 2017, 7pm till late
Where: Gillman Barracks
Price: Free


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Treat your partner to an experience that is out of this world at NASA: A Human Adventure. The exhibition is said to be the most comprehensive in showcasing space flights throughout history, with artifacts from the U.S. and Soviet Union space programs.

The public guided tours are in either English or Mandarin where participants can learn about some of the most extraordinary innovations in space technology and scientific achievements in human history.

The exhibition runs all the way until March and will be a great way to start the New Year by learning about the human endeavour in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

When: Daily until 19 March 2017
Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Price: S$15-19 (Singaporeans and PR), S$20-25 (Foreigners)


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In conjunction with Singapore Art Week, the Aliwal Urban Art Festival is an annual event held to celebrate the wonderful world of street art highlighting the talents of local urban artists, dancers, skateboarders and musicians.

Visitors can learn about the history of urban art in Singapore while ‘The Writers Bench’ will see urban artists collaborating to work on a 12-metre long wall.

There will be live performances from local indie bands Ant-Men and Disco Hue. Skateboarding enthusiasts can also head down to the Aliwal Car Park to witness ‘The Asphalt Challenge’, a skill competition featuring Singapore’s top skateboarders.

When: 14 January 2017, 5pm till late
Where: Aliwal Arts Centre
Price: Free


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While all Singaporeans will recognize the iconic Fullerton Hotel, many may be unfamiliar with its history. Amidst an ever-transforming city landscape in Singapore’s CBD, The Fullerton Hotel has remained a constant, witnessing some of Singapore’s history moments.

This guided tour will reset the clocks to 1928, taking you in a journey through time from the very beginnings of the Fullerton Building to when it hosted the General Post Office, became an elite British club and exquisite hotel.

Participants will get a glimpse of exclusive preserved areas of the building with its rich history and monumental significance of Singapore’s past. The tour ends with a “Heritage” local breakfast in the hotel courtyard.

When: 22 January 2017
Where: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
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Get a unique glimpse of the Istana this January. Held during the Istana Chinese New Year Open House, this guided walk will showcase the Istana’s rich and diverse flora and fauna.

The Istana estate is a vast parkland of greenery, with areas such as The Swan Pond, The Lawn, Japanese Garden, The Spice Terrace and The Grove.

The walk is conducted on an hourly basis between 10am to 4pm, and is open to the general public.

When: 29 January 2017
Where: The Istana
Price: $4 (Singaporeans and PR), $10 (Foreigners)


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Story of the Forest is an immersive installation inspired by the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings at the National Museum of Singapore.

The exhibition takes 69 drawings from the prized collection and breathes life into them through wide-scaping displays. There is also an app that will enhance your visit, making the exhibition an interactive one for all to enjoy.

The installation was setup by teamLab, the same people behind Future World, the permanent exhibition at the ArtScience Museum.

When: Daily, 10am to 7pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Price: Free (Singaporeans and PR)


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From January 12 to 17, ARTWALK Little India returns with its third edition to liven up the Little India precinct, showcasing the area’s rich tradition through a variety of arts and culture.

Throughout the week, visitors can immerse themselves in art installations and live performances that celebrate the heritage of Little India. This year’s theme is Your Path To Remember, giving visitors a nostalgic journey of stories and memories through the medium of the arts.

The initiative is a collaboration between LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board.

When: 12 to 17 January 2017
Where: Little India
Price: Free


For more updates and listings of events for your date-night activities, pick up your free copy of this month’s A List Singapore from City Hall, Raffles Place, Tampines and Jurong East SMRT stations. Alternatively, you can check out A List Singapore’s The Playbook.

Also, read Dying Art Culture? Nope. Here’s What To Expect During Singapore Art Week 2017

Mumsy Or Wifey? 25 Things All Married People Know To Be True

The vows have been written and wedding gown returned. Everything returns to normalcy and you’re starting to get a little worried about what’s going to happen after the honeymoon ends. How much will a couple change after tying the knot? Or will there be any changes at all?

We may be no marriage experts, but some of us have been dating for so long we’re basically married, so that counts for something, right? Whether you’re newly weds or couples in a long relationship, below are 25 behaviours you’re likely to be more than familiar with.

1. Total Lack of Privacy

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450"] Source: You guys have actually made a couple of big decisions whilst in the shower and know the passwords to each other’s social media accounts. Privacy? Please.

2. Dealing with Money Woes

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Having a joint account may make you feel like a grown up but after all that budgeting, spending can be a real headache. Also, you find yourself cutting on your splurging habits and consulting bae on almost every purchase you make. Want a new pair of Air Max? Better make sure you have enough for groceries first.

3. The Role Reversal

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="530"] Source: Now that you’re married, wifey’s gonna show who’s the real boss. Just kidding. Hand over all your finances and you’ll be fine. Trust us.

4. Discovering New Habits

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: Whether it is leaving dishes in the sink or making savoury French Toast instead of sweet, you’ll learn something new about your partner now that you’re living together. Sometimes you’ll even feel like you’re married to a stranger. This leads us to…

5. Stories About People Murdered By Their Spouses Are Starting To Feel Real

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Some days you don’t understand why people would murder their spouse but some days you can totally understand why. Well as long as you don’t act on it, it’s probably normal. Probably.

6. Accepting Their Weird Habits

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: Not only do you accept them, you find their quirkiness adorable. And you love them just a little more for being themselves.

7. Experiencing The First Fight…

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You fear for your entire marriage, especially after your first major argument. “What if he/she decides to get a divorce? What about our future?” Though these thoughts may be normal (and kind of sweet), it’s the making up that is important.

8. … Before Realising How Common Bickering Is

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] source: You may find yourselves arguing a lot and most of the fights include debating over stuff like toh-mah-toh VS toe-mey-to. Good news is, these arguments are usually harmless. Usually.

9. Hiding Objects From Your Spouse

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: “Honey, I might have bought another bike.” If that fails to set her off, we’re pretty sure she’s got a pair of Louboutin hiding somewhere.

10. Getting Annoyed By The In-Laws

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image source: Sure, you may love and respect them (to a certain degree) but sometimes, it’s hard to agree with everything they say or do. To compromise or not to compromise, that is always the question.

11. Mumsy or Wifey?

“If your mum and I fall into the ocean at the same time, who would you rescue first?” Ahh yes, the famous question. Well, we say best to just send them both for swimming lessons. There. Problem solved. But assuming you’re living with the wife and she’s your partner in crime, we’re pretty sure mumsy will understand if you take her stand every now and then.

12. Making A Big Deal of Your First Anniversary

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You guys may have been through a couple of milestones but the first anniversary of marriage is definitely different from any other dating anniversaries.  So take the chance to celebrate and treat each other to a nice romantic night out.

13. Still Having No Idea What You Should Have For Dinner

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] source: Also known as the source of 70% of your arguments, we’re sorry to say that we’ve yet to find a solution for this one. Read our articles for dinner ideas maybe?

14. Slowing Down Your Activities On Social Media

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="408"] Source: Your single friends give up trying to get you out of the house whilst your married friends are busy with their own lives. The photos on Instagram may look great, but hey, snuggling under the blankets with Netflix can be fun too.

15. Getting Comfortable

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: Sure, you still put in the effort to dress up for special occasions or date nights but on most days, comfort is key. Besides, the wife donning only a sports t-shirt can be sexy too.

16. The Making of Dad Bods

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="630"] Source: Gym? Ain’t nobody has time pho that! Since you no longer need to impress the wife, working out can be a harder commitment than marriage. On the bright side, 17. Making The Other Happy

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From romantic dinners to planning a surprise vacation, you’d  still go the extra mile (in your sweat pants) to make your partner smile. Whoever said getting married means slacking off in the relationship has a lot to learn.

18. Netflix and Chill Becomes An Integral Part of the Relationship

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Source: Catching up on your favourite TV series with a hot cuppa sounds like a perfect night. You can also take the opportunity to find out more about your partner by talking about politics and social issues. Informal chatting sessions like these can be surprisingly fulfilling.

18. Perfecting the Answers to Questions About Marriage

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350"] Source: The default question everyone asks at gatherings and occasions will be “how’s marriage?”.  If you’re lucky, they’ll stop at that question but some won’t stop until you give them some juicy gossip. So let your creativity run or you know, always have a set of standard answers in your pockets.

19. Rolling Your Eyes Whenever You Hear “when are you having kids?”

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: The question almost every couple hates, you’ll answer them with a smile on your face but roll your eyes as soon as their backs are turned

20. Wanting A Pet

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350"] Source: You’re both not sure if you’re ready for a baby so maybe a pet first? If you can’t even find the time of day to walk your dog, you may then want to delay parenthood for just a little while longer.

21. Getting Into Baby Talks

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2714"] Source: Doesn’t really matter if you guys are ready, but parenthood will be something you and your spouse will be talking about. A lot. You’ll find yourselves reading parenting sites and looking at potential baby names instead of catching up on the latest online gossip.

22.  Discovering How Everyone Is A Baby Expert

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From conceiving to raising a child, everyone has some sort of baby advice for you. This includes those from your long lost single cousin whom you’ve not met since you were twelve. Telling them off isn’t exactly an option and besides, who knows if something useful really comes up.

24. Wondering If You Made The Right Decision

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="550"] source: Somedays it gets tough. How could he do that and why she gotta be so rude? Doesn’t she know you’re human too?

Seriously, though, it’s alright to feel overwhelmed by a series of doubts but hey, talk it out with your partner and you’ll be fine.

25. Wondering Why You Wondered In the First Place

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Source: Yes, married life may not be easy but it’s not never entirely bad! How awesome is it to have someone always there for you, to share your joys and sorrows?

We’re not sure how many of you guys can relate but relationships are never easy but as long as you never take your other half for granted, you’re already halfway to a long-lasting relationship.

How many of the above can you relate to? Drop us a comment and tell us. And don’t forget to share this with your spouse too!

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Also read: You’ve Surely Gone Through These 10 Mind-Boggling Thoughts If You Have A Pet