All right. So I finally decided to sign up for a Friendster account, after continued pestering by certain friends. Then I found out there are a hundred and one other Vanessa Tans, some of whom also call themselves 'vantan'. *shudder* I haven't put up a photo, so please don't mistake me for some hot vixen with long hair (think: opposite!).
Since then, I have accumulated over 200,000 friends in my personal network of 12 (and counting). I have been approached by old friends, mostly from university, who were also on Friendster. What made it more intriguing was the fact that I had lost touch, or maintained minimal contact, with them. Now I can find out their status (single/attached), what they were doing, and maybe a few more things I'd never have known about them. And of course, who THEIR friends are.
Wardrobe update: No additions so far. Found something quite delightful (and red) at British India today, decided against it as it wasn't suitable office wear, and left the shop empty-handed (as with 99% of shops I visit). Come on, me, I have to boost the retail sector!