February has been such a busy month. We’re taking a lil’ break with relaxing activities like attending a concert, getting in touch with nature, and more.
Arissa Ha, Deputy Editor
The latest animated film from Disney opens with a premise that animals have evolved – walking on two legs, wearing clothes and living past the predator-prey relationship that has existed in the animal kingdom for so long. Despite stigmas surrounding certain animals, bunny Judy Hopps aims to break the stereotype by being the first non-predator to be a police officer. By some weird stroke of fate, she ends up working together with fox Nick Wilde (natural enemies yo) to solve a case involving missing animals in Zootopia. With plenty of Easter eggs and references to other Disney films like Frozen, we suggest that you keep your eyes and ears peeled in order to catch them.
ATTEND: SOSD Flag Day
Save Our Street Dogs (or SOSD) is as its name suggests, an organisation that focuses on street dog welfare including rescue and rehoming. They face a huge challenge of not being able to keep up with the high operational costs, which is why the SOSD Flag Day will play a pivotal role in helping them raise funds to keep operations going. There will be an island-wide flag selling, as well as adoption drives, carnival and talks at the *scape Youth Park on 28 February.
Johanna Teo, Writer
ATTEND: Social Market @ Open Farm Community
Get in touch with nature and support local farming by dropping by Social Market this weekend. Into its third edition, eat, shop, and learn your way through the market– nom on nutritious and delicious treats like cold-pressed juices, fresh live oysters from Ubin, Acai power berry bowls etc., learn flower arranging from the pros, and buy trinkets like handmade jewellery, soaps, candles and more. And you can attend different workshops offering yoga, pilates, and gardening too.
The Social Market will be held on 27 and 28 February from 10am to 4pm, at 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819. More info here.
I’ve been obsessed with minimalistic nail designs recently, and this french nail design caught my eye because not only is it super easy to pull off – it’s suitable for my short (and stubby) nails too. If you don’t have a gold striper lying around, I find that using an old art brush, (or even a worn makeup brush) works well too. For a more subtle effect, choose a soft, off-white shade. What’s your nail obsession at the moment? Comment below to let us know!
Chew Hui Ling, Writer
LISTEN: ‘PAIN’ – Double S 301
We’re not sure if the new generation of K-pop fans are aware of this group’s existence, but SS501 was seriously the kings of the land back in the golden era of 2005-2010, along with TVXQ and Super Junior. And just when they’re at the peak of popularity with the BOF fever still raging on, Youngsaeng, Kyujong and Hyungjun formed this awesome sub-unit and debuted with ‘U R Man’, a manically addictive earworm that was unanimously voted as one of the top songs that will ruin your exams (and I wholehearted agree). After six years of waiting, Double S 301 made their long, long, long-awaited comeback with yet another insanely catchy track, ‘PAIN’ off their latest album ETERNAL5 (can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that they titled their album after OT5?). Check out the emotionally-gripping MV above!
ATTEND: Bon Iver Live in Singapore 2016
It’s been a long time coming, but Bon Iver is finally making his way here! The American indie-folk act will be staging their first ever concert in Singapore and anyone who has seen ’em live can testify that it’s definitely one that you should never miss out. Expect frontman Justin Vernon’s soulful delivery of signature tunes off Bon Iver, Bon Iver and For Emma, Forever Ago.
If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, here’s your last chance to get one at SISTIC! Prices start at $68.
DO GOOD: Charity Book Carnival
Remember the secondhand bookstore owner who made the headlines for donating her 40,000 book collection to charity? You can now get your hands on these pre-loved titles at a Charity Book Carnival happening this weekend at All Saints Home Yishun. Proceeds will go to the elderly sick at All Saints Home. Not only can you give these books a brand new home, it’s also a chance for you to give back to the needy.
The Charity Book Carnival is happening on 26 and 27 February, 9am to 6pm at All Saints Home Yishun, 551 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 769681.
What’s on your list this weekend? Share your ideas with us!