The household vignettes: Wong/Turner household

May 2015, Melbourne, by Jolynna Sinanan

Christopher and his wife Lily are engineers and lately they have found they need to bring work home.


Christopher used to use his phone for games and social media, but lately, with the extra work, he would prefer if the phone could do more for work and less for entertainment. Although he can read files and take photos, he would prefer if he could edit them more heavily so he doesn’t have to carry his laptop to and from work. On the other hand, Christopher tightly controls which of his apps knows his location, so he kind of prefers not having that much of his work on his phone to avoid putting more information about himself onto another device.


Like her husband Christopher, Lily has found that she is bringing work home more often lately. She rarely uses the iPad anymore, which she would have to share with her four-year-old son who likes to play games and watch videos. After coming home, finishing off her work and putting her two small boys to sleep, Lily likes to veg out in front of the tv, playing CandyCrush. She doesn’t use social media much, she prefers to see her friends face-to-face, but she has found that games on her phone helps her to unwind at the end of the day.

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