The Love Guru - Dr Wei
Mike Myers, The Guru, crashed the box office with his love advice and such. In Singapore, we have our own local love Guru in the form of Dr. Wei Siang Yu, who is commonly known as Dr. Love.
Mike Myers at the Shrek the Third London premiere. Photograph by Caroline Bonarde Ucci
Mike Myers, or Guru Maurice Pitka, crashed the box office with his love advice and such. In Singapore, we have our own local Guru Pitka, in the form of Dr. Wei Siang Yu, who is commonly known as Dr. Love.
With the falling birth rates, it’s Dr Love to the rescue! In 2002, he worked with the Dutch Health Promotion Board where he designed a wireless sex education platform. Dr Wei has come up with the Love Airways platform that features TV shows, radio, DVD, magazine, events and merchandise. This platform, that is fun, and at times raunchy, has a main aim of educating the public about sex and sexually transmitted diseases. However it also goes further by trying to spreading awareness to the public, that they are not alone in the sex world with their problems.
Love Airways DVD
If you’re a person who gets wowed away by fancy covers of books, DVDs and pay no heed to the saying, ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ then the cover of the DVD will knock you off your socks.
Wondering if the content of the DVD satisfies the boastful cover? Well, the 120-minute show is actually split into what can be seen as 4 episode and each episode consists about 20 -25 minutes. Although the episode line up may vary slightly, they consist of generally the same things – ‘House Call’, ‘Sister Love’, ‘Dr Love’s Tips’, ‘Confession’ and ‘PEEP’. A common favourite seems to be ‘Peep’.
In ‘Peep’, a dominatrix known as Mistress Ameritha, interviews people in clubs on Dr. Love’s Sex Survey which produces interesting results, at times, hilarious. Dr Wei also pays personal visits to peoples’ homes in the segment, ‘ House Calls’ and observes peoples’ refrigerators, wardrobes and even bedrooms to see if anything is positioned wrongly, etc.
Help Me, Help You
So, is this guy for real, eh? Dr. Wei has actually decided not to have the typical ‘doctor’ list of patients, for fear that all the travelling he does will cause him to neglect his patients. The dedication and time he commits, to saving Singapore from its humiliating state of being sexless, is not easy. Only in Singapore for a couple of days each week, Dr Wei is constantly chalking up flying points by helping couples around Asia. Dr Wei often splashes around to contact him by dialling 9-4-DRLOVE and he even replies to texts messages for couples that are too shy to meet him face-to-face.
So with people dedicating their livelihood to help Singaporeans to ‘jiggy it up’, perhaps the rest of the world will stop labelling us as sexless and start comparing us with Greece or Nigeria, where people enjoy sex to the fullest!