|Wow! (by forestgum, Jul 24th, 2007)
So lovely! A sea is the best place for romantic love!
|Romantic (by nautin, Jul 9th, 2007)
"Woman in love" at the sea. It is so great!
|Oh la la (by billyoung, Jul 8th, 2007)
This is my favorite song. I love it.
|Whoo !! (by kitty, Jul 7th, 2007)
It's "Woman in Love" melody. I love it.
Romancing the phone ..
By Lim Chong
FOR many, the tiny mobile phone
has become an essential tool in their love life. It offers the short message
service but around the world SMS often means Send Me Sex - cheap, discreet and
One of the tantalising items uncovered in a mobile lifestyle survey conducted
recently by Siemens was that Malaysians are not averse to using SMS to make
their love life more interesting.
Almost 20 per cent of the local respondents admitted using their mobile phones
to purposely send "wrong messages" to another number in the hope of being
connected with someone new. At 17 per cent, this was the second highest number
in the Asia-Pacific, after India (24 per cent). The Philippines, despite the SMS
craze over there, only came in third with 15 per cent.
Malaysians also rank high (32 per cent) when it comes to using distinct
ringtones to distinguish their loved ones when they call (or perhaps to stay out
of trouble?). In this category, the top spot went to the Filipinos (48 per
The Filipinos are also considered the most romantic in the region, in terms of
the number of times each day they call or SMS their loved ones. They recorded 54
per cent while Malaysians are rather lukewarm at 27 per cent.
When it comes to saving their most cherished messages from each other, the
survey showed that Malaysian men and women are equally sentimental, scoring 42
per cent each. Of course, we lost out to the Filipinos who are right at the top
with 85 per cent for females and 80 per cent for males.
When it comes to receiving SMS, those in Hong Kong are at the least suspicious
at 21 per cent, compared to their more wary local counterparts at 34 per cent.
And unlike the Indonesians and Filipinos who have no problems sharing their SMS
with partners, we are in the rather more cautious category.
As for dirty messages or talking dirty using the mobile phone (of which a famous
footballer has fallen foul of), Malaysians are among the lowest at seven per
cent, next to the polite Thais at six per cent. Topping this category are the
respondents in China and Taiwan, both at 31 per cent.
Like others in the region, the mobile phone has become essential to the daily
lifestyle of Malaysians, with 43 per cent using it to plan their social
activities. And 58 per cent said they will answer their phone no matter where
they are or what they are doing. Fresh, spicy and tempting - that was how
Siemens described the survey findings and it looks like our mobile appetite is
rising day by day.