We all make mistakes when we’re young, and one of them involves creating embarrassing e-mail addresses. The CLEO team cringes as we recall ours.
“Bassplaya@pacnet.com.sg ’cause I loved playing the bass guitar and thought it was cool to misspell words.” Syafii Ghazali, Sub-Editor
“I was one of those weird kids who constantly worried about the future, so my first e-mail address was the extremely sensible firstname.lastname@example.org. “Cjl” isn’t some weird code – it’s literally my initials.” Cheryl Chan, Fashion Stylist/Writer
“Dropmoon@yahoo.com. My star sign is Cancer, and that supposedly means I’m the moon’s slave. I didn’t like that, and wanted the moon to drop before me so I could own it. Cool, right?” Tan Lin Kuan, Senior Art Director
“People always ask if I created milkybones@ hotmail.com because milk helps bones to grow, but my eight-year-old self definitely didn’t make that link. It was actually formed by combining the names of two of my infinitely adorable soft toys, Milky and Bones.” Liu Kai Ying, Editorial Assistant
“Ice_winter_star@hotmail.com. My best friend in primary school created it for me; hers was email@example.com.” Leong Li Yuan, Designer
“Bsbrulesforever@hotmail.com. I still use this e-mail address for unimportant stuff, like accounts on random websites. I was convinced that Backstreet Boys would be my eternal love. And look what happened.” Hidayah Idris, Digital Writer
“Amgonnapuke@hotmail.com because I really wanted to puke at that time.” Sheryl Seah, Senior Designer