It’s the second weekend of the June holidays and if you’re out of ideas of what to do during your vacation, here are some activities and events in store for you. We also suggest a list of our fave eateries, cafes and places you should visit.
ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR
VISIT: Gundam Docks at Singapore
One of the world’s largest Gundam exhibition and showcase, Gundam Docks at Singapore will be opening in Singapore on 4 June and there will be a huge opening ceremony on 6 June (Saturday) at 2pm. Expect a special appearance by Japan’s legendary mechanic designer, Mr Kunio Okawara – designer of the Mobile Suit Gundam as well as the exclusive SG50 Gundam model kit, which will be available for sale during the showcase.
Gundam Docks at Singapore exhibition and showcase will be held between 4 to 28 June at Takashimaya Square and Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.
TRY: Beesket Singapore
Try your hand at making your own juice concoction at Beesket! Hailing from Korea, this natural juicery allows you to pick three different fruits to form your own juice creation. You’ll be given a Beesket with three slots for the Juice Capsules, and each capsule comes with information on its calorie count and nutritional value. When you order, the RFID reader at the cashier will compile the information on all three capsules so you know exactly how much vitamins, minerals and calories you are consuming. If you’re not that adventurous, there are also in-house flavours and also suggested juices (for fatigue, working out, or fighting against influenza) that you can pick from!
Beesket Singapore is located at Changi City Point #01-20 and 321 Clementi Ave 3, #02-03.
DO: Put on sunscreen
I’ve been advocating the use of sunscreens since I got interested in beauty products. The problem with sunscreens is that people often don’t see immediate results and benefits, but I promise that you will look younger than your peers who don’t put on sunscreen regularly in time to come. There’s really no excuse not to put on sunscreen these days either! With better formulation, sunscreens no longer feel sticky or are hard to apply. Take the Bioré UV Perfect Spray ($9.90) for example, it packs a SPF of 50+ and PA++++, which gives you complete protection from UVA and UVB rays. Plus, re-application is so easy – just spray on and go.
VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER
DO: DIY Photobooth
So many people are having photo booths at their birthdays/weddings/parties! It’s time to do some DIY and make mine for my own events. There are tutorials from how you can make a stand for the backdrop just by using PVC pipes to free printable props for the booth!
EAT: Buddy Hoagies
Credit: Buddy Hoagies
For some cheap and good western food, I head to Buddy Hoagies. And if you can’t get your rosti fix rom Marche, they have (IMO) one of the best rostis. What’s best is that they have student specials during weekdays, making affordable even more affordable!
Buddy Hoagies is located at Nee Soon South Community Club, 30 Yishun Street 81, Singapore 768455 AND 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #B1-05 Bt Timah Shopping Centre, Singapore 588179
WATCH: San Andreas
I love apocalyptic films! Just to name a couple, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow are a few of my favourite end-of-the-world films, so you can imagine how excited I am to catch San Andreas. I know the plot can be bit generic, estranged couple working together to look for their lost daughter when the earthquake hits, but I still want to know what happen! What caused the earthquake? Do they reunite as a family? Is it the end or there will be more?
JOHANNA TEO, WRITER
WATCH: Insidious: Chapter 3
I’m gonna put on my brave-girl pants on this weekend to catch the third instalment of the Insidious franchise. Set before the haunting of the Lambert family, we’ll follow Elise Rainier as she unwillingly uses her psychic ability to contact the dead in order to help Quinn Brenner, a girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. This prequel unfolds from there as its predecessor does (is it me or does this sentence sounds a tad paradoxical?), but the promised shock and chill factor is definitely something you can’t mentally prep for.
VISIT: The PC Show (4 – 7 June)
If you’re looking to buy any gadget/tech thingamajig, The PC Show 2015 is your best bet for a good bargain. I’ve been wanting to get a new camera, so this weekend’s PC Show comes at a pretty good timing. Some advice for first-timers: get a map of the entire fair to avoid getting lost – plus it’s good to know what brands/booths there are – scout around for the best deals (don’t settle for the first one you see), and make sure you haggle for loads of freebies. Happy shopping!
DIY: Clothes Repurposing
Credit: Naked Armour
Confession: I have a teeny-weeny hoarder tendency, and I hate throwing away clothing just because they’re out of style. Instead, I’ll always try ‘upcycling’ the pieces that I can’t sell or donate. This weekend, I’m going to turn an old maxi dress into a slit top that I wanted to buy, but was sold out. This method is good for those on a budget, because this way you’ll be able to create different (but same) pieces for your wardrobe. There are tons of inspiration sites/tutorials you can find online, but a pair & a spare and Q2Han is pretty useful.
CHEW HUI LING, WRITER
LISTEN: EXO – Love Me Right
EXO really knows how to spoil us fans – not that I’m complaining though. Shortly after wrapping up promotions for Exodus, the boys returned as smokin’ hot athletes in their brand new MV for ‘Love Me Right’, the title track from their repackaged album of the same name. Aside from that, the album also introduces four new songs – including Lay, Chanyeol and Chen’s self-composed track ‘Promise’ that EXO-Ls have waited so long for. It’s a bittersweet nine-member comeback without a certain kungfu panda, but keep faith yeah?
EAT: 23 Jumpin
Okay, so unless you’re an avid cafe-hopper, chances are you wouldn’t bother schlepping all the way to some obscure industrial park for brunch. But I’ll step up to say that 23 Jumpin is deffo worth the time if you’re in the vicinity. This place’s not easy to find, considering the fact that it’s enclosed within black-tinted doors and has nothing but a tiny signage to mark its presence, so be careful not to bypass it. Despite the strictly minimal set-up, 23 Jumpin impresses with its array of tasty grub at wallet-friendly prices. Perfect if you’re on a budget! Noteworthy dishes include the Honey Paprika Wings ($8) and Mushroom Pizza Waffle ($14).
23 Jumpin is located at The Commerce @ Irving, #01-25 1 Irving Pl, Singapore 369546.
DIY: Emoji Clutch
Credit: A Beautiful Mess
Chanced upon this super adorable wristlet clutch on Buzzfeed a few weeks ago and I was so smitten with it that I just have to try my hands on this DIY. I mean, what better way to showcase our love for these lil’ yellow icons than carrying it around IRL? If you’re keen on attempting it, tag us @TeenageMagazine on Instagram with your finished product! Full tutorial can found on A Beautiful Mess. Have fun!