The latest filter on multimedia messaging app Snapchat is taking the Internet by storm. The filter allows users to reimagine themselves, their friends, or any image of a face, as the opposite sex. Results generated by the augmented reality feature can be quite realistic. The 'male' filter gives women a broader jaw, thinner features and facial hair, while the 'female' filter bestows pillowy lips, smooth skin and luscious lashes, reported lifestyle magazine Elle. Several celebrities have joined in the fun, including American singer Miley Cyrus. She posted a picture of her using the filter, and likened her new appearance to Joe Jonas, also an American singer. US actress Kat Dennings, who is known for her role in sitcom 2 Broke Girls, also tried out the filter, and uploaded it on her Instagram Stories. Local blogger Lee Kin Mun, better known as mrbrown, uploaded on Facebook on Tuesday (May 15) a series of photos with blogger Benjamin "Mr Miyagi" Lee, using photos from as far back as 2005. … [Read more...] about Snapchat’s gender-swap filter: Just fun and games?
Dating or just friends
MANILA - At this point in her life, young actress Barbie Imperial says she cannot be friends with her "Araw Gabi" leading man JM de Guzman. In an interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" in April, De Guzman said he "tried to pursue" Imperial after their show concluded. ‘I tried to pursue her’: Why things didn’t work out between JM, Barbie A day after De Guzman's interview, Imperial tweeted a cryptic message: "Once a liar, always a liar." On Monday, Imperial admitted she was referring to De Guzman in her tweet. She also said she got hurt when De Guzman said they only dated for a month. "Kasi parang para sa akin, lagpas na siya ng isang buwan pero sa kaniya pala, mag-iisang buwan pa lang," she said in an interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda." Although she did not directly talk about it, Imperial said there are different reasons why she and De Guzman did not work out, and it was not just because of their careers. "Madami po kasi 'yun eh. Puwedeng pinursue ka niya … [Read more...] about News Can Barbie Imperial still be friends with JM de Guzman?
SINGAPORE - Facebook is launching its dating service in Singapore and 13 other countries on Wednesday (May 1) as it seeks to play catch-up in the world of online dating. Facebook Dating, as it is called, was first launched in five countries last year. It is housed within the existing Facebook mobile app. Users have to create a separate profile and will be matched only with other users who have opted in. They will not be matched with their friends on Facebook and can choose if they wish to be matched with friends of friends. Besides Singapore, the service is also being launched in countries from Malaysia and Vietnam to Brazil and Chile. "Currently, there are more than 200 million people who list themselves as single on Facebook. We view this as an incredible opportunity to connect people should they choose to explore meaningful relationships," said Facebook Dating's technical program manager Charmaine Hung. Only users' first name and age are ported over from their main Facebook … [Read more...] about Facebook’s dating service to be launched in Singapore and 13 other countries on May 1
Running a restaurant is notoriously difficult business. Especially so in lean and competitive times such as these, in a spoilt-for-choice-food haven that is Singapore. Which makes the story of Singapore’s very own fine dining grand dame Les Amis all the more remarkable.This year, the homegrown establishment – known for its impeccable service, who’s who clientele and fine French cuisine – is celebrating its 25th birthday. Twenty-five silver years, that is, since stockbroker Desmond Lim together with his friends Dr Chong Yap Seng, chef Justin Quek and sommelier-turned-restaurateur Ignatius Chan opened Singapore’s first ever independent European fine-dining restaurant, right in the heart of Orchard Road.In a time when high-end restaurants were only found in luxury hotels, Les Amis was the renegade breath of fresh air. And its inception, way back on Mar 15, 1994, ended up changing the face of high-end dining in Singapore … [Read more...] about Les Amis’ Desmond Lim on surviving 25 years in fine dining, Michelin star or otherwise
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?