Are you worried that you are just not chewing enough? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites.
Newtown has acquired a perky new market and, by the look of it, the CBD's ugly duckling may be on the verge of becoming a swan.
In China they call it the "inverted three, two, one". Historically, families have followed a pyramid structure of three children, two parents and one surviving grandparent.
Ours is an age of surf imperialism, in which unmanned spaceships beam pictures of the world to the computers of wealthy, armchair surfers plotting their next holiday to the third world, far from overcrowded shores.