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…

A Tale of Two Kittehs: Samantha

A Tale of Two Kittehs: Samantha

Samantha is not the prettiest cat you’ll ever meet. But Sam (aka Sammie, Sammiecat and Baby) is certainly one of the most human cats I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Once upon a time, Sam wasn’t my cat….

Money Talks

Money Talks

This is something that has bugged me for a while. As a child I was taught that it’s considered rude to talk about money. Specifically, that it was in bad taste to bring up what you spent or what other…

Happy Char Kway Teow Day

It started in 2006, the first year we got to spend Feb 14 together after a year in a long-distance relationship. We’d celebrated Feb 12 as the day we first started dating, and it seemed excessive to hold two celebratory…