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Teenage Weekend List

14 May 2015 by Venetia Sng

For this week’s Weekend List, we put together a collection of cafes, DIYs and must-see movies. 

ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR

WATCH: Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

This weekend is going to be aca-awesome cause the pitches are finally back, and I can’t wait to watch them kick a** internationally. Is Fat Amy and Bumper gonna be a thing? Are Beca and Jesse staying together? So many questions! 

EAT: Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters Singapore Teenage Weekend List 14 May Teenage Weekend List 14 May

Just look at the pancake and tell me you don’t want to eat it. Admittedly, I went to Pacamara just last weekend and I’m already hankering for more. The cafe is filled with gorgeous natural lighting, which promises awesome insta-worthy food shots. They’ve got a good selection of grub but avoid going there from 4-5pm if you want food (the kitchen would be preparing for the dinner service during that time). 

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters Singapore is located at 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333

TRY: L’Oreal False Lash Miss Manga 

LOreal-manga-eyes

The secret to big, round anime-like eyes is in this little tube. The L’Oreal False Lash Miss Manga ($22.90) is formulated to give you 10 times the volume and two times the curl, even on short Asian lashes. There’s a promotion for the month of May, where you can get it for an introductory price of $18.90. Score! 

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER 

PARTY: Singapore Fashion Week After-Party with H&M

H&M Loves Summer SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

Rub shoulders with fashion insiders and celebrities at the fashion party of the year. The best thing is, everyone’s invited! All you need to do is to be the first 500 to spend a minimum of S$100 at any H&M store and register for this event. Who wouldn’t want to get up close and personal with Godfrey Gao? More details here!

DO: Cook at Home

Simple Grill Recipes

I’ve been eating out a lot and that’s not good for my poor wallet. Though I’m not an awesome cook, it’s never too late to start training right? Cooking is an important skill and everyone should at least know how to whip up a dish or two during urgent situations. Here are some simple grill recipes that anyone can do, all you need is to prep the ingredients and pop it in the oven!

TRY: Nude Lips

Nude Lips Sephora

My make-up regime is super standard, I rarely veer from my cat-eye liner, blush plus vaseline lip balm, so my goal this weekend is to try going nude (on my lips)! Sephora has just launched their Nude Lips Campaign and they have everything from creamy balms, stay-all-day liquid lipsticks, to neutral glosses, there’s the perfect shade of nude for everyone. Time to head down to Sephora and try all products!

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

DIY: Make A Lightsaber 

Star Wars Lightsaber

Credit: geektyrant

Star Wars has captured me fully, especially after seeing Arissa’s gorgeous lightsaber on Star Wars Day (4 May). I was doing the rudimentary lightsaber research and chanced upon a couple of ‘How to build your own Lightsaber’ tutorials, which inspired me to build my own! I liked this super detailed tutorial the most because the parts are made out of scrap – reduce, reuse recycle… It’s obviously not going to be a one-weekend assignment, but hey it’s worth a shot! Any Star Wars buff out there who wants to indulge in a lightsaber-building competition? 

DO: Negative Space Nails 

Negative Space Nails

Credit: The Nail Artelier

I prefer doing my own nails on a weekly basis instead of heading to the nail salons because it’s a) better on my wallet and b) super customisable depending on my mood. This week, I’m going to try my hand (lol) at the ‘negative space’ nail design. There a ton of tutorials online, but So Nailicious’ is pretty easy to follow. Here’s a tip (lol): If you don’t have access to striping tape, you can either cut up scotch tape, plasters, or even reinforcement labels (if you need that circular shape). Also, wait wait till the polish is fully dried before peeling the stickers out to avoid having jarred paint edges. 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

TRY: Selfie Coffee

Selfie Coffee Singapore

Credit: zippyzipeng

Yes, it’s a thing y’all – you can now have your selfie and drink it too! From the same franchise that spawned the famous Selfie Coffee cafe chain, the freshly opened Singapore outlet allows you to print your fave shots on top of your cuppa (iced drinks are recommended if you want the pics to last longer on the foam, btw!). Fad or rad, you decide.

Selfie Coffee is located at 11 Haji Lane, Singapore 189204.

VISIT: The Projector

The Projector Singapore

Credit: Philipp Aldrup

If you’re an old-school film buff who watches movies from the golden age of Hollywood, you’ll love this new hipster hangout. A hidden gem tucked away in Golden Mile Tower (not to be confused with Golden Mile Complex), The Projector revives two cinema halls of the historic Golden Theatre as a fully-refurbished cinema. It now offers a wide selection of films, from cult favourites like A Single Man to idiosyncratic indie flicks like Citizenfour. The place’s a little scruffy and a little too obscure, but that’s what makes the hunt fun!

The Projector is located at 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589.

WATCH: Producer and Orange Marmalade

Producer Korean Drama

Orange Marmalade Korean Drama

There’s a whole slew of fresh K-dramas worth watching this month, so one thing’s for sure: your Friday/Saturday nights are about to be super awesome. Topping the list is Producer, featuring small-screen hotshots Kim Soo Hyun, IU (reunion of the Dream High stars!), Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Tae Hyun. Talk about a star-studded cast! Another must-watch is Orange Marmalade, starring AOA’s Seolhyun as a vampire and Yeo Jin Goo as a normal high school student who falls in love with her. Cue the blood (and tears).

Producer premieres 15 May, every Friday and Saturday on KBS2 at 9:15PM KST. Orange Marmalade premieres 15 May, every Friday on KBS2 at 10:35PM KST.

What’s on your list this weekend? Share it with us in the comments box below. 

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Teenage Weekend List

7 May 2015 by Teenage

In case you’re out of ideas on what you can do this weekend, the Teenage team shares what’s on their weekend list this week! 

ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR

SHOP: ZARA ION Orchard

ZAR

ZARA’s Orchard ION store got a facelift! Although there wasn’t an expansion of store space, the new layout and fixtures made the revamped ZARA ION Orchard store look more spacious. It’s also much easier to look for specific products now that they are categorised according to the look and feel of each collection. 

ZARA Orchard ION is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-03 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

TRY: philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar

philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar

The cult favourite from philosophy gets a new formula! The Renewed Hope In A Jar ($62) has three different AHAs (mandelic, glycolic and citric acid) to penetrate different layers of the skin for a gentle, yet effective exfoliation. Coupled with the three forms of hyaluronates, skin is hydrated instantly and stays moisturised for a longer period of time. 

VISIT: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay Tulipmania

I was at the Marina Bay Sand’s infinity pool a few weeks back and it dawned on me that I’ve never visited the Gardens by the Bay. It’s the last week of Tulipmania at the Flower Dome and there are over 40 varieties of tulips on display. If you want to catch these pretty flower up close, it’s your last chance!  

More information at Gardens by the Bay.

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER 

EAT: High Tea at Miam Miam

Miam Miam High Tea

Planning to celebrate Mother’s Day out? I would definitely recommend heading down to Miam Miam if you have a craving for high tea. Usually only available on weekdays, it’s available and at 30% off this weekend! You get savoury and sweet treats plus 2 beverages from the coffee/tea menu. Pamper your mum, tai tai style!

High tea for 2 is $18.80 (UP$26.90)
Available from 8th to 10th May, 2.30 to 5.30pm

DO: Stargazing at The Observatory

Stargazing The Observatory Singapore

Credit: Going Places Singapore

Our little red dot is located right next to the Equator and that allows us to view constellations in both northern and southern celestial hemispheres! Not a lot of countries have that bragging right. For the month of May, you can spot Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. So give the Science Centre’s Observatory a visit this weekend and gaze at the stars. Psst.. it’s free!

7.50pm – 10.00pm every Friday
More details at Science Centre.

PLAY: Bubble Bump

Bubble Bump Singapore

Gather your friends and get Bubble Bumped together – think soccer with lots of laughter! They provide you with everything, including the inflated bubble suits, facilitators and game equipments. All you need to bring is yourself! Additional services include someone taking photos for you while you play and they will be uploaded onto their Facebook page for free. Time to de-stress and bump away!

Starting from $15/person/hour, student rates are available
Make your booking at their website.

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

COOK: A nice Mother’s Day steamboat 

steamboat ingredients and soup

Credit: Melissathegreat

Speaking as ‘The Queen of Processed Food’ (not self-titled BTW), a steamboat is the best (and fastest) way to whip up a customised semi-healthy yet tasty meal. And it’s perfect for a sit-down family meal! There are tons of steamboat broth recipes, but I recommend getting chicken stock broth from the supermarkets and just mixing it with boiling water. Other than that, it’s pretty simple – just grab your favourite ingredients (prawns, meat, fish, eggs, golden mushrooms etc.) and add ’em into the ready broth during your meal. Inexpensive yet delicious. 

BUY: BIGBANG [MADE] Concert tour tickets 

BIGBANG MADE CONCERT POSTER TICKETING DETAILS

Credit: ONE Production

In case you don’t already know, BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] IN SINGAPORE ticket sales are opening this Saturday (9 May) at 10am! Of course, I’m gonna be one of the VIPs camping for tickets which will definitely be sold out in minutes. Friendly tips for the first-timers:

1) Register an account on www.sportshubtix.sg way before the start time, and make sure you’re logged in properly.

BIGBANG MADE CONCERT seating plan

Credit: ONE Production

2) Know which tickets you’re going for, because there’s not gonna be time for you to choose slowly. Also prepare your payment details, because it’ll suck if you got good seats but your session timed out because you didn’t have your deets ready.

3) Make sure you have good internet connection. It’ll be helpful if you have VIP friends camping for tickets as well – different internet connections plus more computers means better chances of connecting to the site to choose tickets. Also, don’t keep refreshing the page if it loads slowly, because you might’ve gotten in but still need time to load. Refreshing it breaks the connection entirely.

4) When you’ve successfully gotten to the booking webpage and selected your preferred seats, there’s a high chance that those seats are unavailable and the site would’ve automatically offered you other choices. If those are unacceptable to you, choose to either try for other seats while keeping the previous, try for others while releasing your previous choice, or to release those seats entirely. Keep in mind that there’ll be other people releasing their seats by the second, so you can keep trying for new positions. 

May the ticketing battle ever be in your favour. 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

LISTEN: In The Mood Of Love – Bangtan Boys

Bangtan Boys BTS In The Mood Of Love I Need U

The past week’s been a lil’ crazy with BIGBANG’s grand return, but let’s not forget about the other awesome comebacks yeah? BTS just dropped their third album In The Mood Of Love and this might just be their most mature and diverse record to date. They’re still the rebellious boys we all love, but with a hidden side of vulnerability on melancholic tracks like ‘I Need U’, ‘Moving On’ and ‘Love Is Not Over’. BTW, they’ll be releasing a 19+ MV of ‘I Need U’ soon, so er, good luck with that ARMYs!

VISIT: Dreams and Confetti

Dreams and Confetti

A lot of my friends are throwing 21st birthday parties, so the opening of Dreams and Confetti at Great World City couldn’t have come at a better timing. This retail concept store offers cake stands, partyware, decorations and baking essentials that would be perfect for a super sweet celebration. If you’re planning to stock up on party supplies, consider making a trip down to this whimsical boutique.

Dreams and Confetti is located at Great World City, #02-20C/D, Singapore 237994.

DIY: Love Notes

 DIY Wooden Pegs Love Notes Polaroids Mother's Day

Credit: Sausage Jar

It’s totally fine to splurge on a lavish bouquet or treat mum to a nice meal this Mother’s Day, but I think she’d appreciate a sweet thought just as much as any materialistic gift. Here’s a simple DIY – station a couple of wooden pegs around the house and clip up cute mushy notes or family polaroids, and wait for her to wake up to the surprise. It’s a small gesture, but she’ll love you more for it.

What’s on your list this week? Let us know in the comment box below! 

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Budget Gift Ideas

6 May 2015 by Venetia Sng

Still can’t figure out what to get your mum this Sunday even after reading our Mother’s Day Online Budget Guide? Then it’s time for some DIY, we share with you some awesome gifts you can Do-It-Yourself (or rope in your siblings) at home!

Homemade breakfast with flowers

Homemade Brunch

Credit: Williams Sonoma

If you can whip up a decent meal, try making her morning extra special with a homemade breakfast with flowers of course. Here are some simple breakfast recipes!

DIY a card

Happy Mothers Day Card DIY

Credit: HVD

This is a no brainer but mums do love receiving handmade stuff from their kids. Dig out whatever stationery and materials you have, make a card and write something heart warming. Check out some ideas for nice DIY cards here.

Personalised coupon book

Mothers Day Coupons

Credit: Mashable

We believe that mothers should be treated like queens everyday and not just on Mother’s Day. So make a personalised coupon book for her to utilise anytime of the year!

Make a body scrub

DIY Lavender Vanilla Scrub

Credit: Mashable

Harsh rays and sweltering temperatures can harm your mum’s delicate skin. If you can’t afford to get her to the spa, you can still gift your mum homemade body scrubs to pamper her skin a little. Click here for some DIY remedies.

Recreate old family photos

Recreated Childhood and Family Photograph

Credit: StylishEve

If your siblings have no idea on what to get, why not chip in and make a photo album containing recreated childhood and family photographs! We are very sure that everyone will enjoy and have a good laugh over it.

DIY gift basket from Daiso

DIY Gift Basket

Credit: HGTV

This is pretty much the last resort solution for us. Grab a nice looking basket or box and fill it with homeware, baking essentials, beauty products, stationery and whatever else you can find at Daiso. Of course get things that your mum will actually use, decorate it nicely and tadah a one-of-a-kind gift basket.

If you have any good DIY ideas, do share it with us by commenting below!

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Star Wars Day - Easy Party Ideas

4 May 2015 by Venetia Sng

A not so long time ago, in a galaxy not that far away, partying was fun, but a party without a theme is as boring as General Grievous’ spit. It is Star Wars Day and so we scoured the web to find easy ways to incorporate the Star Wars theme into any party. Time to celebrate, Star Wars style!

Star-Wars-Day-Themed Party

Credit: hellomysweet

Carbonite Jelly

Best if you have a Han Solo figurine to spare.

Star Wars Party Carbonite Jelly

Credit: catchmyparty

Fighter Smores

All you need are hexagonal cookies and marshmallows!

Star Wars Party Fighter Smores

Credit: cleanandscentsible

Jabba the Pizza Hutt

Doesn’t have to be from Pizza Hut but you get our drift here.

Star Wars Party Jabba Hutt Pizza

Credit: prettyprovidence

Pocky Light Sabers

These are just pretzel sticks coated with coloured frostings but if you’re lazy just buy Pocky off the shelves.

Star Wars Party Light Saber Pocky

Credit: prettyprovidence

Padawan Popcorn

And in little cups too!

Star Wars Party Padawan Popcorn

Credit: catchmyparty

Princess Leia Chips

The chips has to be Lays, if not it wouldn’t be funny.

Star Wars Party Princess Leia Chips

Credit: catchmyparty

Wookie Cookies

Brown cookies + melted chocolate + white frostings and walah Wookie Cookies.

Star Wars Party Wookie Cookies

Credit: prettyprovidence

Yoda Soda

Mountain dew! Mmm thirsty I am.

Star Wars Party Yoda Soda

Credit: catchmyparty

Use Figurines for Deco

If they are already on display in the house, might as well right?

Star-Wars Party Darth Vadar Deco

Credit: prettyprovidence

Death Star Lanterns

You don’t need to be an art genius to make this. All you need is grey lanterns, grey paper and black duct tape.

Star-Wars Party Death Star Lantern

Credit: prettyprovidence

Pool Noodle Light Sabers

Great for kids (and maybe adults too)! *vvvmmmm vvmmm kschhhhh*

Star Wars Party Light Sabar Pool Noodle

Credit: prettyprovidence

Have any other ideas for a Star Wars themed party? Share it with us! May the Fourth be with you.

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Teenage Weekend List

30 Apr 2015 by Teenage

Rejoice for the extra day off this week! We give you some ideas on what to do during the long weekend. 

ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR

BUY: Mother’s Day gifts

Laneige K-beauty Makeup Set

Although I’m a beauty junkie, my mom’s the complete opposite – often turning to just a touch of lipstick to brighten the complexion. The Laneige K-beauty Makeup Set ($75) is perfect for both makeup noobs and seasoned makeup gurus, it consists of their best-selling BB Cushion, Serum Intense Lipstick (there’s a choice of Flash Pink or Twinkle Coral available), Lip & Eye Remover Waterproof and the Multi Cleanser so she can get all dolled up for Mother’s Day. 

EAT: Chef Icon

Chef Icon sandwich

We tried out Chef Icon as part of our ‘Eat Clean’ story in the April issue of Teenage where we recommended healthy eateries. I fell in love with the Yakiniku Mushroom Burger ($8.80) which mind you, did not contain any meat at all. The sandwich contained crunchy vegetables and seasoned mushrooms between freshly toasted bread that had me (a meat-lover) hankering for it.

Chef Icon is located at 5 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169341.  

LEARN: Calligraphy

Calligraphy WOrkshop Singapore Bloesem

Credit: Bloesum

My handwriting can be mistaken for an awesome doctor’s, except I’m not one. Having pretty handwriting is one skill I wish I had picked up as a kid, but I guess it’s never too late. There are plenty of calligraphy workshops out there that allows you to improve your penmanship. In this world of emails and text messages, it would be meaningful (not to mention super hipster) to drop someone a nice hand-written note. 

Check out the calligraphy workshops from Bloesum, Katrina Alana, or Craft Varies

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER 

WATCH: Shakespeare in the Park – The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Park Singapore

Credit: luxesocietyasia

Need a romantic date for the weekend? A highly anticipated annual event, Singapore Repertory Theatre presents The Tempest for this year’s Shakespeare in the Park. I’m going to get my picnic essentials ready, chillax under the stars and immerse myself in a world class outdoor theatre experience.

Running from 29th Apr to 24th May 2015
Student discounts available for School Nights on dates below
30 Apr, 8 May, 15 May & 22 May 2015
More details at Sistic

EAT: Candlenut

Candlenut Chendol

DO: Touch up hair colour @ Hairloom

Purple Hair Venetia Hairloom

My dark hair roots are showing and so it’s time for a touch-up session at Hairloom! I’ve been a purple head for more than 2 years now, anyone who has coloured hair knows that the maintenance is no joke but guess what? I only bleach my hair roots twice a year and touch up the colour once every 2 months (that’s pretty low maintenance btw), and it’s all because they use quality products like Goldwell Elumen.

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

 floyd mayweather-vs- manny pacquiao 2015

Credit: Reuters

For our male readers who love a good boxing match. The latest ‘Fight of The Century’ between undefeated five-division champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr and the only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao, for the welterweight title unification fight is a match five years in the making. And it’s expected to shatter boxing records by generating revenue exceeding $400m. Needless to say, I’m definitely tuning in this Sunday morning (3 May, 9am) to watch the live telecast from Las Vegas. I’m rooting for Pacquiao although Mayweather’s the crowd favourite – comment below to let us know who you want to win!

Available on StarHub TV SuperSports PPV HD* Ch 218 at $39.90.

LISTEN: BIGBANG Made Series [M]

BIGBANG MADE Series-Loser-Bae Bae

Credit: YG-Life.com

BIGBANG is back with BIGBANG Made Series [M] (the first instalment of their MADE album series) and I can’t stop spazzing about it (True VIP #SorryNotSorry). The only two songs that’ll officially drop this Friday (12am, 1 May), ‘LOSER’ and ‘BAE BAE’, are going to be my soundtrack for this weekend, so watch for it on BIGBANG’s Facebook page. BTW, in case you haven’t heard, BIGBANG’s coming here for a concert! Find out more here.

DO: Mother’s Day Present

M.O.M DIY Tutorial Alphabet Letters

Credit: Pinterest

I thought I’d do something special this year – instead of simply buying a present for mum – by trying my hand at the M.O.M flower letters that we featured in the ‘Nothing Like A Present’ DIY article in our May issue. You’ve to grab that copy to find out the how-tos, but let’s just say that this present ranks high on the expensive-looking-yet-minimal-effort gift list. Plus it’s highly customisable and perfect for decor shots on Instagram. #AmITheFavouriteKidYet ?

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

EAT: Paddy Hills

Paddy Hills Singapore

Credit: Ian Jeimx

You certainly can’t judge a book by its cover, but Paddy Hills is so drop-dead gorgeous at every corner that I just have to make a trip down again (yes, it’ll be my second visit #SorryNotSorry). Hipster-chic decor and its pun-tastic #OOTD wall aside, this Aussie-inspired newcomer also impresses with its insanely photogenic grub. The star of the breakfast menu is undeniably the Berry Riccota Hotcake ($19), topped with a party of blueberry sugar, forest berries, pine nuts.

Paddy Hills is located at 38 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118164.

SHOP: Flea Markets

Flea Markets Singapore

Credit: The Urban Wire

We know how hard it is to hit the streets without splashing out on shopping, but it’s not entirely impossible. Flea markets may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but put aside the stigma and you’ll be sure to walk off with at least one item that tickles your fancy. This week, head down to Sim Lim Square for the Daebak Sale, which will feature pre-loved threads from online labels and influencers such as Bong Qiu Qiu, Sherlyn Chan and Audrey L.

Daebak Sale will be happening at Sim Lim Square on 25 April 2015, from 1pm to 6pm.

READ: Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green

Credit: The Fictionologist

With news of the Paper Towns movie adaptation (starring Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff) making its way to our silver screens this coming July, it’d be wrong not to mug up on the book first. The story centres on a shy dude (Quentin Jacobsen) with a crush on the girl next door (Margo Roth Spiegelman), who turns out not to be the perfect goddess he thought she was…

What’s on your list this weekend? Let us know in the comments! 

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