The line to enter the gym was getting held up. A guy was there with his non-member friend, and the girl at the front desk didn’t seem to know how to explain to him that his membership type didn’t allow him to sign in a friend on weekends. Since I was getting late for my training session, I decided to expedite it since I had the right membership.

Me: I’ll sign in his friend.

Guys: Omg thank you SO MUCH.

Front desk: But miss, you can only sign in one person.

Me: That’s right, so I’ll sign in his friend for him.

Front desk: You cannot. There are two of them.

Me: And one of them is a member, right? So if I sign in the other guy, they can both enter.

Front desk: *light begins to dawn. slowly.* I think so…

Me: … I’ll come back and fill up the sign-in sheet when I’m done working out.

I’m sorry to say it, but I suspect she was still puzzling it out in her head as she handed me two locker keys and no towels.

- It’s not rocket science. Just math. -
Today’s little moments

Today’s little moments

At the end of a trying week, some little pleasures: 1. Driving on the Benjamin Sheares Bridge with the city lights ahead and curving to my right, and the bay lit by ambient garden lights to my left. Yes yes,…

A Tale of Two Kittehs: Bob

A Tale of Two Kittehs: Bob

Part 2 of this post, many months later. Oops. Bob came into our lives on 29 August 2008. It’s easy for me to remember the date because that’s the day that James asked me to marry him, holding a small…

Those innovative Japanese…

Japan’s Philanderers Stay Faithful to Their ‘Infidelity Phones’ [wsj.com]

Fujitsu’s “privacy mode” is a layer of nearly invisible security that hides missed calls, emails and text messages from contacts designated as private. If one of those acquaintances gets in touch, the only signal of that communication is a subtle change in the color or shape of how the battery sign or antenna bars are displayed. If ignored, the call doesn’t appear in the phone log.

The changes are so subtle that it would be impossible to spot for an untrained eye. When the privacy mode is turned off through a secret combination of keys, the concealed calls and messages appear, and voice mail becomes accessible.

I don’t know whether to be impressed or depressed by this.

An increasingly sensitive topic

An increasingly sensitive topic

A colleague said that I look about 18 years old in this photo from my wedding. And another colleague remarked that my current haircut makes me look 19 years old. I’m taking this to mean that I’ve aged only one…

Being Introspective

In the past year I’ve become increasingly disorganised in my thoughts. I’d like to blame it on being too busy to think clearly, but that’s a horrid excuse and I really should make more of an effort. So here’s my…

My Adventures with Bellabox

My Adventures with Bellabox

Bellabox is probably the most popular subscription-based beauty sampler service here in Singapore. I signed up for a year’s membership in April, before the price went up from SGD 15 to 19.95 each month. To date, it’s been rather like…

About My Inner Introvert

I once read these 10 Myths About Introverts and felt extremely validated by all the points on the list. Most people around me don’t like to believe I’m an introvert. According to my husband the former psychologist, I’m a functional…

Pink Dot 2012 (And Why I Was There)

Pink Dot 2012 (And Why I Was There)

Pink Dot 2012 took place yesterday. I was there with James and some of our favourite friends; it was my 2nd Pink Dot and I was very glad to be one of the 15,000 Singaporeans and PRs who took a…