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Teenage Weekend List

21 May 2015 by Teenage

Eating, shopping, pampering, grooving – here’s what the Teenage team will be up to this weekend. 

ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR

TRY: Woodworking

The General Co Woodworking Workshop

The General Co Woodworking Workshop

If you didn’t get a chance to take D&T in school, don’t fret. You can always take up a woodworking course to find out what you’ve been missing out. The General Co is holding a woodworking workshop this coming Sunday, and you can learn about the different types of wood, how to operate a table saw and sanding. You’ll even get to make and bring home your own personalised wooden tool caddy at the end of the workshop. 

VISIT: Etude House VivoCity

Etude House Vivocity

Etude House will be opening their newest branch in VivoCity’s spanking new basement. The new store will feature the first ever nail parlour, where customers can pamper themselves with a manicure or pedicure using their favourite Etude House products. There’s also a Sweet Catcher Machine, which allows customers a chance to win a mystery prize. Head down to Etude House VivoCity this weekend to win an array of cool prizes, including movie passes and dining vouchers. 

Etude House’s newest branch is located in VivoCity,#B1-03.

USE: Original & Mineral Seven Day Moisture Miracle Masque

O&M Original & Mineral Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque, $50

I just had my hair dyed pink last weekend. After several rounds of bleaching, blowdrying and colouring, my tresses are ready to call it quits. Thankfully, the Original & Mineral Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque ($50) managed to breath new life into my hair; repairing the damages and reducing the frizz for healthier-looking hair. 

VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER 

WATCH: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max Fury Road

Judging from the action packed trailer, Mad Max will be quite a ride! Though the movie is about “Mad” Max Rockantansky, we would like to think that Charlize Theron’s role as the Imperator Furiosa is the main focus of the film. Plus Nicholas Hoult being part of the main cast as Nux (one of the War Boys) is why we should totally catch the movie as well! What is this whole chase about and who’s side is Nicholas Hoult on? We want to find out!

VISIT: Universal Studios Singapore

USS Puss In Boots Ride

Time to head down to USS before it gets super packed over the June Holidays. Though the roller coasters are not available anymore (boo!), there’s a new ride in town and if you didn’t know about it, where have you been? It’s the world’s first Puss in Boots‘ Giant Journey suspended coaster! There is a special promotion going on until 26th May which celebrates the launch of the new ride so go on and book your tickets now!

More details here.

EAT: New Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

New Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

I’ve always preferred the herbal kind of Bak Kut Teh as compared to the peppery type and the New Soon Huat BKT is one you must try! Though they do have the dry version, I still prefer this cause who eats BKT without soup? I especially love the tau kee (bean curd skin) with enoki mushrooms, it’s crispy and so savoury at the same time. I can totally devour one pot of that alone with rice.

New Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh is located at 949 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534713

JOHANNA TEO, WRITER

ATTEND: YouTube FanFest 2015 (22-24 May)

YouTube FanFest Singapore 2015

In case you haven’t heard, this weekend will be jam-packed with all things YouTube! I’ll be heading down to YouTube FanFest 2015 held at *SCAPE where workshops, fan-meets and performances from YouTubers like Jason Chen, Kurt Hugo Schneider, and The Fung Brothers. Plus local favourites like ShiGGa Shay, Gentle Bones, Munah & Hirzi and more. Watch our Instagram for snippets throughout the weekend. For ticketing deets and festival details, check out youtubefanfest.com/sg 

LISTEN: ‘Take Heart’ – The Sam Willows 

TAKE HEART The Sam WillowsCredit: Sony Music Singapore

The Sam Willows have been on my radar ever since we featured Benjamin Kheng (1/4 of The Sam Willows) in August 2014 – yay for local pride! This weekend, I’ll be listening to their latest lead single ‘Take Heart’ off their upcoming still-unnamed debut album on repeat – they sang it during their opening act for The Script, and I love the way their voices blend together in their unique sound. We interviewed The Sam Willows recently, so keep an eye out for that too! 

‘Take Heart’ is available on iTunes and all digital music stores. 

USE: SEED x heroine make 1 day UV contact lenses 

SEED x Heroine Make 1day UV lensesCredit: Bless Inc. Asia

I’ve always been a monthly-lens kinda girl, but I’ll use dailies whenever I know I’ll be too lazy for proper contact lens care. Also, this weekend is gearing up to be super busy and wonky contact lenses/dry eyes aren’t something I’d want to worry about, especially being on-the-go. I’m going to try out SEED x heroine make 1 day UV lenses which promise big-eye cosmetic effects while giving all day comfort. 

SEED x heroine make 1 day UV lenses comes in 30 lenses per box for $62, available at all leading premium optical stores. 

CHEW HUI LING, WRITER

LISTEN: ODD – SHINee

SHINee ODD

SHINee’s back, you guys! It feels like forever since we’ve last seen the fivesome as a whole, but the boys are f-i-n-a-l-l-y making a comeback. If there’s anything SM does right, it’s how they craft their groups’ brilliant concept photos. In this case, ODD is masked as a psychedelic, borderline f(x)-esque record that’s perhaps a lil’ too hipster for K-pop. SHINee may be known for their addictive tunes (think ‘Ring Ding Dong’ and ‘Sherlock’), but it’s really their atmospheric mix of R&B numbers like ‘Odd Eye’ and ‘View’ that creates the magic in this album.

ATTEND: Music Matters Live 2015

Sonamoo Music Matters 2015

Back for the fifth year in a row, this four-day mega music festival will be bringing over a gene pool of artistes from 25 countries including the likes of Aussie’s Dru Chen, Canada’s Time Giant, South Korea’s Sonamoo. You’ll also get to see our very own Shiggashay, Gentle Bones, Jaime Wong and more on stage. They’ll be playing at various venues around Clarke Quay, so catch ‘em if you can. Best of all, it’s completely free of charge! Visit the official website for the full schedule and artiste line-up.

Music Matters Live 2015 will be held on 20-24 May, at 3 River Valley Road, Singapore, 179024.

EAT: Snowy Village

Snowy Village SingaporeSnowy Village Singapore Bingsu

Credit: Daniel Food Diary

Possibly the coolest (pun intended) bingsu cafe that has ever existed on our shores, Snowy Village is housed within a container-designed exhibition space which showcases local photography and artworks. Not only that, the owners also repurposed oil drums into quirky dining tables for the alfresco area. Definitely worth the visit if you’re into the novelty factor! The menu contains the usual suspects of bingsus, toasts, waffles and coffee, but it still offers a pretty decent variety for an up-and-coming cafe.

Snowy Village is located at 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937.

What’s on your list this weekend? Give us your recommendations in the comments box below! 

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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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