There’s something for everyone this week, from movie marathons, to cafe-hopping to meet and greets. Here’s what the Teenage team will be up to this weekend.
Arissa Ha, Deputy Editor
DO: Mourn Alan Rickman
Here was King’s Cross Platform 9 3/4 a few minutes ago. So much love for our Snape. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Xzp3oTOfnD
— J Fernandez (@imjfernandez) January 14, 2016
— MuggleNet.com (@MuggleNet) January 14, 2016
This has been a rough week in entertainment especially with Alan Rickman lost to cancer (seriously 2016, we’re only two weeks in. Be nice). We love him for his works, but how do you even mourn someone you’ve never met? The world has taken to social media to express their grieve, and for some others have decided to set up a little memorial for Alan Rickman at King’s Cross Station and Universal Studios Orlando. For us, we’ll celebrate the legacy that he has left behind – watching all the films and interviews will remind us of what an awesome actor and person he was. We leave you with this.
SHOP: Fashion Bunker
We’re not here to advocate reckless spending but with our great exchange rate against Australian dollar, it’s time to shop online! We love Fashion Bunker for its collection of contemporary Australian designers at high-street prices. They might be a tad expensive compared to brands like Forever 21 and H&M but the quality and timeless designs are well worth it. Perhaps it’s also time to splurge a little on CNY clothes?
Johanna Teo, Writer
RE-WATCH: Harry Potter
This week, the world lost Alan Rickman, a great actor and director. He has had many superb works, but the one I’ll remember him the most fondly for, will be his perfection of Severus Snape from Harry Potter. My first introduction to the series was thankfully through the book first, and Snape is the perfect antagonist, even more so than Lord Voldermort. After catching the film subsequently, I was convinced that there’s no one else in the world who could play the dark bat-like half-blood prince as well as Alan Rickman could. Thank you, for bringing Severus Snape to life and being such a huge part of creating the wondrous wizarding world that brought me much happiness, even till today. There have been many many tributes from Alan Rickman’s family, friends and fans, but this weekend, I’ll toast him by rewatching the entire Harry Potter series, where Alan brought Snape through a journey, from the most-hated professor at Hogwarts, into the most beloved in the wizarding world and beyond.
ATTEND: BubzBeauty Meet-And-Greet (16 January)
Beauty guru and YouTuber BubzBeauty is back in Singapore courtesy of Skin Inc, and she’s holding a meet and greet this Saturday (16 January), where you’ll be able to meet her (duh) as well as learn a beauty tip or two from the girl herself. We met her for a quick chat earlier on, where we had an interesting chat with Bubz – watch our space for the interview real soon.
Meet BubzBeauty on 16 January from 4-5pm at Scotts Square @ Skin Inc B1.
Chew Hui Ling, Writer
IMMERSE: Singapore Art Week 2016
A bus tour traversing the horizons? Graffiti masterpieces on canvas? A realm where light and shadow collides? These are just a few of the many offerings at the fourth edition of Singapore Art Week. From 16 to 24 January, explore the world of visual arts with the diverse range of programmes taking place around the art precincts around Singapore. Look forward to unique tours, film screenings, gallery openings, hands-on workshops, art fairs and more.
EAT: Fresh Fruits Lab
One of my New year resolutions is to embrace a healthy lifestyle, and since I’m not a big fan of greens (don’t learn from me, kids!), I figure a good place to get my dose of fibre would be Fresh Fruits Lab. This whimsical cafe does experiential cold-pressed juices and fruit-infused sodas, served in quirky lab apparatus for us to channel our inner scientist. But if you’re not in the mood to eat clean, they’ve got a substantial brunch menu of pancakes, burgers and pastas that are all equally delish too. P/S: We’re giving away $20 vouchers from Fresh Fruits Lab! Here’s how you can win.
Fresh Fruits Lab is located at 351 Changi Road, Singapore 419818.
WATCH: Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion
Credit: tanteichigo @ Tumblr
When Digimon first announced that they’ll be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special film series (and it’s not just one film, but a six-part film series!!!) based off the very first Digimon Adventure, I could just swear my heart did a gazillion of somersaults upon hearing the news. I recently just finished watching the first part, Reunion, where Taichi and friends have grown up to be dashingly fine dudes and gorgeous babes, and they now have to deal with the new uncertainties of life. What’s more feels-inducing than seeing Agumon to the rescue, the gang showing up in full force with their Digi partners, and most importantly, the familiar angst-ridden bromance between Taichi and Yamato? #ICannotEven
The second film, Determination, will be released on 12 March!