Mirror- A blundering Romeo who wanted to propose to his girlfriend with a big bang burnt down his college when fireworks he took to mark the event set fire to dry grass.
Dim Xiong Chien, 22, had taken three large boxes of fireworks onto campus where he planned to set them off as he got down on one knee and popped the question to girlfriend Cong Yen, 22.
But when she forgot to turn up he set them off anyway hoping she would see them and go and see what was happening.
The real take away here is this kid is trying to propose at the ripe age of 21. Live a little dude. You're in college. Granted, its some vocational community college, but college nonetheless. Maybe don't lock yourself into one vagina for the rest of your life. There's plenty of fish in the Zen fountain, as they say. Maybe take the fact that she stood you up when you were trying to make her your life partner as a sign. Clearly we aren't dealing with the brightest bulb in the bento box.
Anyway, even if this went down as planned, it is the worst proposal ever. Less is more dude. It's potentially the biggest moment of your life and you're adding self inflicted complications. I kind of want to see what this would have looked like had it gone smoothly. Can't imagine this kid getting on one knee while trying to light fireworks has a happy ending.
Lighting the fireworks when she didn't show is such a panic move. Talk about a hope and a prayer. Best case is the commotion reminds her to walk down and meet you, and you get to propose amidst a cloud of smoke and a dozen firetrucks. I'm pretty sure the first rule of fireworks is don't set them off then casually walk away. That's why they are considered hazardous materials, they require supervision.
I love how it took burning the college down to realize he should probably postpone the proposal. The fact that she din't show up for it wasn't enough. Had to literally see mass destruction of property to realize it wasn't the proper mood.
P.S. THREE boxes of fireworks? It's a proposal not the Olympic opening ceremonies. Light some sparklers and call it a day...