Forget Hollywood blockbusters – in the spirit of #SGPride, let’s take a moment to appreciate these under-the-radar short films created by the next generation of aspiring filmmakers during the first season of the 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project. From heartwarming stories of kindness to themes on underlying societal issues, these thought-provoking pieces are sure to inspire.

I Believe

A story between an autistic youth and a popular role model, I Believe teaches us a precious lesson on love and acceptance as an likely friendship blossoms between the two.

Home for a Heart

Based on a real-life story, Home for a Heart highlights the personal journey of a young girl as she battles her inner demons to overcome addictions and emerge victorious.

Love Exists

After an unfortunate car accident which took away the lives of her parents, a young girl’s life takes a turn for the worse. Love Exists documents her struggles and how she rebuilds her life by drawing strength from her family. 

When the Wind Blows

A troubled group of youths are forced to confront their inner fears and come to terms with their emotions when they lose a friend.

Letting Go

When you’ve experienced loss, are you still able to help others in need? Letting Go is about how two people in vastly different life stages teach each other the meaning of love and reconciliation.

Dreamers

Behind every athlete is an entire eco-system of support – from family, peers and teachers. This is a tale of how one overcomes challenges in the pursuit of her dreams.

1% of Happiness

A reluctant volunteer and an old lady at an elderly daycare strike up an unlikely friendship – one that brings them on a journey of self-discovery, changing their perceptions on love, life and friendship.

Choices

The path to recovery from addiction can be tumultuous, plagued often with much stigma and a lack of support. Choices is a real-life story of one girl’s journey towards recovery, and how she overcame her personal demons.

Papa

Touching on the topic of dementia, this animation film portrays the relationship between a loving, kind-hearted volunteer and her elderly beneficiary who’s struggling to cope with the loss of his child.

Windmill

Chronicling the ambitions of a B-boy dancer, Windmill follows his journey of overcoming self-doubt in the pursuit of his dreams.

The season season of 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project is officially underway. If you’re a film enthusiast aged 25 and below, come and be part of the 20/20 experience! Applications are open till 23 July 2017. For more information, head over to www.project20twenty.sg

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Teenage April Issue: The Hackathon

31 Mar 2017 by Teenage

Where they go, screams will follow – EXO’s K-pop’s biggest boy band and their sweeping phenom shows no signs of faltering. Think you know the EXO-machine? Think again.

 

This April, we delve into all things hack related! Be it updating your glam routine, online shopping like a pro, or getting your finances sorted, life’s a breeze when you’re equipped with shortcuts and ingenious solves to sticky situations – 108 of them to be exact.

Plus, we have freebies up for grabs! Upsize your wardrobe with our sweet apparel giveaway, courtesy of your favourite local online stores!

Also inside, ColdplayEd Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, TWICE, Tabitha Nauser and more!

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Gotcha! Why pull pranks when you can score free merch, and take part in Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 by heading down to Kaplan’s Open House (11am – 5pm) on 1 April? Here are 3 things worth checking out at Kaplan this weekend, apart from finding out about their range of over 25 Diplomas and 200 Bachelors’ and Master’s Degree programmes available. Nope, this is not a joke. 

#1 Learn Directly From The Industry Experts

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Gain precious insights into the industry by attending talks held by experienced practitioners! Learn from the best with Mr David Siah, Vice-Chairman, APAC Executive Council, Cloud Security Alliance and Mr Kelvin Gan of ACCA Singapore. These industry veterans will be holding talks to share their vast experiences as well as shed light on the latest industry ongoings. In their individual sessions, Mr David Siah will be sharing more on the topic of Ransomware and how to guard against it, while Mr Kelvin Gan will talk about how you can secure your future with ACCA-accredited degrees. And, join Mr Gerald Boh Boon Tiong, Counselling and Exercise Psychologist to learn more about the foundations of your personality. These insights will come in handy in helping you achieve personal and professional success.  Think you know yourself? Think again.

#2 Score Awesome Gift Cards And Goodies 

Thinking of signing up for a course? Whether it’s enrolling with a friend (or in a group), or referring a friend to Kaplan, receive exclusive H&M gift cards*, study rebates and other awesome discounts*! Plus, you’ll also be able to score personalised doodle bags and notebooks when you attend the Kaplan Open House. The winners for Kaplan’s ‘Make It Happen’ contest (who stand to walk away with a 4d3n trip to Seoul, Korea, will also be announced during the Open House. Find out more at the Kaplan Open House.

*Terms & Conditions apply. For more information, head to kaplanopenhouse.com.

#3 Audition To Be The Next Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017! 

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Teenage Gorgeous You! 2017 is back and the auditions are being held on Kaplan’s campus! Not only will you be able to get a glimpse of the potential TGY! finalists, join the walk-in auditions and you just join the TGY! Family. Not only will you gain a fruitful experience and meet new friends, there’ll be cool challenges and prizes in store too! 

Bonus! Sign up to attend the Kaplan Open House online and you will get a unique GRAB promo code which entitles you to $10 off GRAB rides to Kaplan (Wilkie Edge campus) when you take the ride between 10.30am – 4.30pm, on 1 April! Limited to the first 100 registrations, head to kaplanopenhouse.com for more info.

We’re looking forward to spending April Fool’s with you. See you at the Kaplan Open House! 

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Teenage March Issue: March Into Spring

13 Mar 2017 by Teenage

Beauty junkie or not, you’ve definitely heard of Pony; YouTube sensation, celebrity makeup artist, and dare we say it? Queen of beauty gurus. Rising to ulzzang fame and cementing her empire with a slew of highly addictive (and informative) beauty tutorials and endorsements, Pony (Park Hye Min) is unstoppable. This March, we document her global takeover, tutorial style. 

 

Spring is officially here! Get the latest in Spring/Summer 2017 fashion and beauty trends, nifty tricks to refresh your life and space and the best dramas to binge-watch. And, we share empowerment tips in honour of International Women’s Day, plus share the stories of two millennials in pursuit of their dreams

Also inside, Zara Larsson, The Temper Trap, Eric Chou, One Ok Rock, The XX, NCT 127, FTISLAND and more!

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I Light Marina Bay 2017 aka Singapore’s leading sustainable light festival is officially starting today. Over a span of 3 weeks (from 3 to 26 March), you will be able to not only admire (and take photos of/with) stunning art installations, there’s a plethora of food vendors, performances, and even an inflatable playground to check out. With it shaping up to be an extremely exciting affair, make the most of your visit with these handy tips. 

#1 Download ‘Blippar’ 

i Light Marina Bay is going paperless this year, by partnering up with Blippar, an image recognition and augmented reality app that gives users info on physical objects when scanned (or ‘blipped’). Free for download on the Apples iTune App Store or Google Play Store, visitors will be able to navigate their way through the festival trail via a digital map within the app, as well as find out art installation info and on-going F&B promos. Plus, avid selfie-takers will enjoy Blippar’s custom selfie frames – happy snapping! 

#2 Keep Your Ears Peeled

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With 20 art installations scattered around the Marina Bay area, there’s sure to be many Insta-worthy photo opportunities. But not all of ’em are just for your viewing pleasure; there are a couple of interactive displays. For example, ‘Social Sparkles’ by Toer (Netherlands) along Mist Walk lights up with movement to show hundreds of dazzling ‘fireflies’, while ‘The Body Of The Sea’ by Danny Rose Collective (France) along Merlion Park shows our beloved icon decked in a flow of colours, images and sound. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled! 

#3 Art-Zoo 

What do a gigantic whale and a spider have in common? Being a part of our eco-system aside, these creatures are also giant inflatables in the Art-Zoo! Situated at The Float @ Marina Bay, Art-Zoo is “a culmination of experiential inflatable playgrounds and art installations in the setting of a zoological garden”. Apart from providing a wonderfully immersive experience that combines nature and art, this festival hub proves that you’re never too old to bounce around. 

Open from 5pm to 11pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 2pm to 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Online tickets from $13/pax, onsite door tickets from $15/pax. 

#4 Eat, Play and Repeat 

Drop by Gastrobeats, a lifestyle park for the millennials, and take your pick from the wide array of artisanal food, music performances and fringe activities to be enjoyed. Think gastronomic delights courtesy of Skewer Bar, Poke Theory and Starker, and acts from the likes of THELIONCITYBOY, Disco Hue and more. Fringe activities include Uncle Ringo’s carnival, the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, Silent Disco series, etc. Each has their own schedule time slot over the three weeks, so do check out i Light Marina Bay’s website for more info.

#5 Check out other on-going activities

As if the above activities aren’t enough, i Light Marina Bay takes it a notch higher with several workshops, campaigns and ticketed events! Highlights include HypeFest @ i Light Marina Bay where visitors can get their hands on eco-friendly gifts and snacks from over 50 labels; A Maritime Journey In The Fullerton Heritage, where you relive the stories of the forefathers of Singapore through a walking tour; and the Recharge with PacificLight event, where you can bring a picnic and watch films under the stars, while charging your phone for free at the PacificLight charging stations. Other events include various yoga workshops, the Students Care Service Challenge for Children 2017, and Social-Light – i Light Symposium, where you can learn all about how light plays a vital role in community building and place-making. 

Click on the relevant links for more info. 

With that being said, i Lights Marina Bay will definitely be a huge hit for locals and tourists alike. Besides bringing along your portable charger, be sure to dress in comfy attire and footwear ’cause you’ll definitely be doing loads of walking. Have fun! 

We’d love to check out your i Light Marina Bay 2017 photos, so tag us on Instagram at #TeenageMagazine or (@TeenageMagazine)!

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