Stacey Lim

Professional feminist and self-proclaimed emo queen (it is not a phase, mom). She also never fails to spend her birthday wishes on world peace and a global boycott on animal-tested products.
Music

Hello, Halloween: 15 Songs You Need In Your Halloween Party’s Playlist

Ordered a cute Halloween costume from Hot Topic, check; watched countless YouTube videos to perfect that Halloween look, check; carved a pumpkin, check; bought Halloween home decorations at Daiso, check. You’re ready for the most exciting party of the year before Christmas… until you realise: you forgot all about the music. Modelled by Liu Yi Fan, she is Halloween-ready with an intricate bleeding zipper eye look, done by MUA Heleena Panicker. Don’t fear (the reaper), we have you covered with a frightening playlist that will take your party to a whole new level of horror. These heavy metal/rock tracks will…
Arts

i Light Singapore 2019: A Larger Festival with Larger Than Life Light Installations

The sustainable light festival will be returning with its bicentennial edition from 28 January to 24 February 2019. With artists from 36 countries – including Singapore – presenting their artwork proposals based on the theme ‘Bridges of Time’ at next year’s festival, this edition will also mark the largest response ever to the call for artwork submissions. An artist impression of City Gazing Singapore by VOUW (Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns) from The Netherlands for i Light Singapore 2019 Organiser of i Light Singapore and chief executive officer of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Mr Lim Eng Hwee, said: “This special…
Life

How to Choose the Right Window Blinds for Your Home

I have never thought much about window treatments for my home until I had to plan for my renovation a few months ago. In fact, window treatments are the most underrated part of home renovations, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. What most of us do not know, is this: window treatments – such as blinds, curtains, and shades – are more than just dressing for your window. With the right consideration and planning, these treatments are functional and essential in privacy control, and filtering natural light (and sounds!) for your homes. Based on the style of your…
Smartphones

A First Look at the Google Pixel 3: Google’s AI and Innovative Photography Features

Starting 1 November, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available for purchase in Singapore. During the media launch event held today, Google announced that the latest smartphone offerings – the 5.5” Pixel 3 (64 GB) and the 6.3” Pixel 3 XL (64GB and 128GB) – will come in three colours: Just Black, Clearly White, and the new colour Not Pink, which is the only colour where Singtel will be the exclusive carrier. Whether you are an amateur photographer or a selfitis, the tech giant’s third edition of its Pixel smartphone is one that is attractive for…
Music

Concert Review: PVRIS Made Singaporeans Happy and Fortunate Souls

Playing for the very first time in Singapore and at an intimate setting at Hard Rock Cafe at Cuscaden, I didn’t think I was ready for a night full of surprises and pure blithe. Upon receiving my complimentary choice of Cola as I entered the concert venue, I was glad that arriving 30 minutes before the expected starting time did not obstruct my view of the stage. By the time PVRIS came on stage, the crowd was expectantly raring to go with screams of exhilaration; comprised of teenagers and young adults, it is hardly surprising of the demographics of PVRIS’…
Arts

Julius Caesar Review: They That Have Done This Deed Are Honourable

I could feel this production right before I watch it – from the entrance of Fort Canning Green, we were invited to enter the picnic spaces through “The Capitol” stage and have a sense of how it feels to navigate through the multi-dimensional set like the actors would. It was at this moment that I admired how the team’s Production Designer, Richard Kent, managed to utilise the stage not just to add more layers to the storytelling, but to make the play’s audiences feel a tad more special, as if telling us that we are not mere spectators of the…
Music

On Dementia & Abuse: Lincoln Lim’s New Music Video is Open to Viewers’ Interpretations

It was a drizzling Friday night when I met Lincoln Lim at a bar in a nondescript corner of Bugis. He greeted me as if I was an old friend, extending his hands out warmly with a wide smile and said: “Hi, you must be Stacey!” Surprised by his nice reception, I shook his hands and greeted him back. Although he was scheduled to perform at the Jalan Klapa bar at about 7.30pm and it was already a little over 7.15pm when I had arrived, he assured me that he would have enough time to have a quick chat with…
Arts

Power To The People: Shakespeare in the Park Makes a Momentous Return with “Julius Caesar”

2017 was a year Shakespeare aficionados could never forget: it was the only year Shakespeare in the Park could not be hosted due to the lack of funding. Instead, the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) sated the nation with its critically-acclaimed banner production Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress.  First held in 1997 with Hamlet, Shakespeare in the Park has been a recurring production theatre-goers look forward to. Since then, the production has staged notable Shakespeare works such as Much Ado About Nothing (2009), Romeo and Juliet (2016), The Tempest (2015), and The Merchant of Venice (2014). Explaining that the arts…
Music

Made with Monsters Puts a “Cherry” on Top of Mount Elizabeth with Debut Single

Local emo rock quartet, Made with Monsters, have released a first taste of what we could expect from their upcoming EP, which would be released tentatively before the end of this year. The band’s new single, Cherry, was released on Monday night after the band was formed almost two years ago. Formerly known as Neptune, the band originally featured a semi-acoustic sound and was formed with the main intention of participating in a school’s talent competition with cash prizes. View this post on Instagram see you guys at Kilo Lounge next wednesday for @varcitysg! tickets are still on sale so…
Arts

The Nightingale Review: SRT’s The Little Company Tells a Compelling Story of Friendship

One of the greatest ways to impart moral values on to the younger generation is through theatre, and what better way to do so by watching one of the most renowned fairytales come alive right in front of their eyes? Back for its second run since its debut in 2014, The Nightingale is an adaptation of the literary fairytale written by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson: when the Emperor of China (Leslie Tay) finds out that the song of the Nightingale (Kimberly Chan) is one of the most enchanting things in the world, he implored his Kitchen Maid (Natalie Yeap)…
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