The one about “cheebye face”

November 10, 2005 at 8:31 pm 34 comments

Cheeky met up with one of his mates last Friday for some late night drinking. The mate, Ronald, was lamenting to cheeky his difficulty in landing a proper job in the industry he wanted and had studied three years for – PR and Marketing. Now Ronald is a nice and amiable bloke, eloquent with a good sense of humour thrown in and armed with a good degree from NUS. By right there should be no lack of suitors hankering for his services after he graduated. But by left, this is sadly not the case. Ronald was literally tearing his hairs out trying to figure out the reason behind his unsuccessful jobs hunt. However to cheeky, the reason to his predicament is pretty obvious. Ronald has what is commonly refer to as a “cheebye face”. “A what? “, you might ask. A “cheebye face”, my dear readers, a “cheebye face”. By now, you should be feeling tempted to follow up by asking cheeky, “what the fuck is a “cheebye face?””. To answer the question, cheeky would like you to close your eyes and dig through the memories that are lodged in the deep recesses of your puny brain. Ask yourself, have you ever seen a person for the very first time and suddenly developed this niggling urge to rain blows onto his face for no apparent reason? If you do, you are suffering from the effect of having seen a “cheebye face”. A “cheebye face” simply put, attract punches the same way a piece of shit attract flies.

Anyway, back to Ronald. If it’s not for the fact that he has been cheeky’s childhood friend since the age of five and having grown attuned to his looks all these years, cheeky would have beaten the crap out of him the first time he saw him. Right then, cheeky was trying to think of a nice way to convey this message to him. That he has a “cheebye face”. That it’s not his fault. That he can forget about landing a job in the PR sector because no PR firms worth their salts are ever going to hire someone with a “cheebye face” like his.

Cheeky: Dude, have you thought of going into some other lines
Ronald: Dude, you know me. You know there’s only one job that I ever wanted.
Cheeky: Yes I know dude. But dude, maybe you should find jobs that are solitary in nature and doesn’t require too much interaction with people. You know like eh . . . like eh . . . like a monk?
Ronald: Dude, are you saying I’m ugly?
Cheeky: No no no, you are not ugly. You are just . . . how do I put it?
Ronald: Fuck it man. Just spit it out.
Cheeky: You have a cheebye face.
Ronald: What?
Cheeky: You have a cheebye face.
Ronald: A what?
Cheeky: A cheebye face.
Ronald: A what again?
Ronald: What the fuck is that?

Cheeky passed him the magazine he was reading and pointed out a few pictures to him

After that, Ronald began sobbing uncontrollably. It’s understandable. It’s like Aids. You never think it will happen to you, but when it does, the truth and shame are just too much to bear. But even though life dealt you a bad hand, it’s still possible you can win a game of poker with a pair of twos, can’t you. And that was precisely what Cheeky proceeded to tell Ronald. That although the people in the pixs that were shown to him might be jinxed with “cheebye faces”, but it’s also a fact that they are enjoying success in their own respective careers which coincidently are all in the entertainment industry. A coincidence that Ronald has taken note and planning to act on because he told cheeky later that he’s joining the next season of Singapore Idol even though he can’t sing to save his life.


We have talked in length about “cheebye face” but how much of it do you really understand anyway. To gauge your understanding of the topic, try the following questions:

1. Take a look at the following picture. Can you identify which member of the Faggot 4 has a “cheebye face”?

2. Explain in not more than 500 words, why “cheebye face” are more commonly found in men than in women.

3. Who in your opinion has a “cheebye face” in Singapore blogosphere (excluding Cheeky of course).


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34 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  November 9, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    1) the 1st from the left, 2nd from the left, 3rd from the left and last from the left.

    2) to make up for their lack of a real cheebye.

    3) no comments.

  • 2. Anonymous  |  November 10, 2005 at 2:13 am

    1)the one not wearing specs and got long hair
    2)we just say they ugly, or just say they is ter-bu (pig-girl), and we have special sixth sense that bring our eyes to chiobus.
    3)XIAXUE. superb cheebye face and not forgetting also SPG…also SUPERB cheebye face and SUPerb cheebye body. agree not cheeky?
    – duh*ren

  • 3. cemel  |  November 10, 2005 at 2:36 am

    1) All of them have the CB faces but the one with the terminal case is Ken WhatshisbloodysurnameIforgot.

    2) women are really good at being two-faced (if one of their faces happen to be a CB face, women can instantly chnage to their other better face when in the presence of someone they want to impress, bla bla)

    3) Hmm, can’t think of one. (I don’t think xiaxue has a CB face) But Tay Ping Hui and Sylvester Sim definitely have super CB faces. They don’t blog though.

  • 4. Anonymous  |  November 10, 2005 at 6:46 am

    Cheebye Face Abound! Completely understand the term. Most of them come complete with fucking irritating behaviour – loud chinaman noise and unruly actions. Makes u fucking wanna give them a punch in the face and shout, “Diam lah! Cheebye bin!”

  • 5. moomooman  |  November 10, 2005 at 8:08 am

    This is a good piece of blog.

    3) Miyaki. And I don’t mean the offensive way, I just think his face fit the bill.

    cheeky, welcome back to blogging. You can sure teach someone about writing good english and still be funny.

  • 6. Cherub  |  November 10, 2005 at 4:58 pm

    hah. nice article. i love tat Sly face there….lol.

    finally a ‘serious’ article abt cb faces….:)

  • 7. Yours starrily  |  November 10, 2005 at 8:20 pm

    1) VANNESS.

    2) Because women have makeup to hide their cheebye faces.

    3) Jack Neo. I’m serious.

  • 8. Fan-turned-pissoff  |  November 10, 2005 at 8:24 pm

    Whats is your problem playing with the damn vulgar? Playing with vulgar is fine but pls NO SEXUAL DISCRIMANTION? Derating woman when u are such a loser. Your entries were fun and interesting at first and now they have become so vulgar and cheap. What are you trying to get? cheap fame with cheebyes? PLaying with racist will get sued in the court. So now meddling with sexual discrimination. Utter dissapointment.

  • 9. Nightfroze  |  November 10, 2005 at 8:31 pm

    Depends on how you look at it…

  • 10. nnyl  |  November 11, 2005 at 6:53 am

    now now, fan-turn-pissedoff, if you want to scold cheeky do it with proper england. nobody understands you. it’s so sad.

    i understood cheeky!

    1) all of them
    2) because ladies are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. so all the cb went to the men instead.
    3) xiaxue. she made it even worse with her make up.

    now, this post is made just for the heck of it. =)

  • 11. Ivy  |  November 11, 2005 at 10:54 pm

    1. Vanness. I’m jealous he has shinier hair though.

    2. “Chee bye faces” are termed by men I guess. I grew up in a girls school and we only say people look weird, in-proportionate, or sorry.

    Another thing, that hokkien vulgarity refers to a female sexual organ right? If one has a CB face, another would “thrust itself against it”, hee, like the way you thrust your fists against CB faces. Women don’t need CB faces.

    3. I’ll find out if that CB face guy in class has a blog first.

  • 12. kai  |  November 12, 2005 at 2:29 am

    1. all 4. very sad..

  • 13. OoMiAkAoO  |  November 12, 2005 at 4:47 am

    1) All 4 has CB faces…

    2) Er… I don’t know about this.

    3) No comments…

  • 14. ecneret  |  November 12, 2005 at 5:05 am

    1) When they were wildly popular none of them had cheebye faces. Right now… they’re s-a-d pricks. With cheebye faces.

    2) A face that looks like a cheebye?

    3) The one with too much makeup and editing. A similar character to boot.

  • 15. ah Boi  |  November 12, 2005 at 7:02 am

    in the army last time,
    one of my sergent labeled this guy as CFM face….

    its a short for Come Fuck me Face….
    well, cheebye face will do!!!!

  • 16. Daniel  |  November 13, 2005 at 9:16 am

    Lol! Sylvester should be honoured to be on the same page with Noel and Liam Gallagher!

  • 17. Li An  |  November 13, 2005 at 3:15 pm

    LOL! I agree, Tay Ping Hui has a damn cheebye face – same goes for Li Nanxing and Ix Shen!

    1) Vanness is a damn cheebye face!

  • 18. Dotz  |  November 13, 2005 at 7:44 pm

    1) is there EVER anyone from F4 that does not have a cheebye face??

    2) we guys don’t tend to look at ugly girls anyway, so we have an impression that there are fewer girls with cheebye faces

    3) Xiaxue is THE no hope cheebye face, and she thinks that she herself very pretty

  • 19. r u a CB face  |  November 15, 2005 at 3:33 am

    ? they where gt CB face lah, quite ok lor. My class gt a guy with the most CB face, many people wanna beat him up lor.=)

  • 20. Anonymous  |  November 15, 2005 at 6:14 am

    1) none of the F4 has a cheebye face. instead they look like chao cheebye-s.

    2)its a trade-off for putting up with your other half.

    3)I think most bloggers have a cheebye face, that’s why they remain anonymous. do you?? *grinz*

  • 21. Anonymous  |  November 15, 2005 at 9:30 pm

    1) Let’s go with Everyone in the picture.
    2) No comments.

  • 22. barneysaurus  |  November 16, 2005 at 12:18 am

    Damn bloody good entry :D!!! My two cents’ worth:

    1) Dipsy.

    2) Probably because of the beard.

    3) Barneysaurus.

  • 23. Batman  |  November 16, 2005 at 12:51 am

    1) F4 = Fuckers 4…so of course all 4 got CB face.

    2) Dunno why more guys got CB face.Making up for lack of CB in real life perhaps.

    3) XIAXUE lah

  • 24. kelnvb  |  November 17, 2005 at 2:42 am

    1) All four resemble me and because I also have a cheebye face, so do they.

    2) I already have a cheebye face so that explains it. I am the epitome of cheebye faces. The cheebye face guru.

    3) Needless to say, that would be me.

  • 25. Anonymous  |  November 18, 2005 at 9:36 pm

    super duper lame

  • 26. DEmure Gurl  |  November 18, 2005 at 10:41 pm

    1. The one on the extreme left has the wettest cheebye face.
    2. Bcoz men would want a cheebye on their faces 24hrs a day!
    3. No comment

  • 27. Green Alien  |  November 20, 2005 at 10:04 am

    Love ya blog cheeky chic chic

  • 28. Green Alien  |  November 20, 2005 at 10:05 am

    Love ya blog cheeky chic chic

  • 29. A.Ball.of.Yarn  |  November 22, 2005 at 4:03 am

    oh cheeky, i definitely met one like that this morning; i felt all the emotions you said i was supposed to feel.;)

  • 30. Anonymous  |  November 23, 2005 at 2:33 am

    Time to update la cheebye

  • 31. Anonymous  |  November 23, 2005 at 4:30 am

    xia xue sucks. jibai. jibai. jibai.

  • 32. Anonymous  |  November 24, 2005 at 9:12 am

    2) Cos gals have Lan Jiao Face

    3) One & only XX

  • 33. Anonymous  |  November 29, 2005 at 7:56 am

    1)All does not look cheebye to me as I’m a lady. Ladies don’t rain blows on anyone?

    2)Cheebye face is found in men commonly for this apparent reason: People are more kinder to womenfolk no matter how ugly they are.And you can’t go around punching women can you?(But for Xiaxue it’s an exception la)

    3)Kenny Sia – looks like a male replica of Xiaxue. They sure make a spitting cb couple.

  • 34. Blomqvist,Jesper™  |  December 3, 2005 at 3:31 am

    no comments for all except the poser sylvester..and also i dun even know if i spelt that faggots name correctly or not..comeon guys lets not mix the local guys in here..lets talk about the ahem ahem f4


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