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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.
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)…
Music

The Chainsmokers Dazzle With A Visual Feast & Homage To Their Past

Pyrotechnics? Check. Confetti storms? Check. Smoke effects? Check. A’ight, The Chainsmokers’ set is ready to roll. The Chainsmokers, consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, were responsible for chart-topping pop hits such as Closer, Don’t Let Me Down, and Paris. But how would it feel like to be at the moshpit and watch them perform live? I was not expecting my night to turn out… something just like this. The duo played a private event at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on March 28th, and boy, were their audience in for a visual treat. Mastercards Singapore did…
Music

James Blunt Hits The Stage With Nostalgic Hits & Self-Deprecating Humour At The Afterlove Asia Tour 2018

“I know you’ve got seats and you’re gonna treat this like you’re in a cinema, but you are going to find out later that the seats are for your handbags,” the 44-year-old English singer assured confidently as he addressed the 7,000-strong crowd last Friday, 23 March. In fact, the audience at the MAX Pavilion was treated to an evening of laughter and fun throughout the 90-minute concert performance last Friday, which is part of his world tour to support his fifth full-length album, The Afterlove. After 30 minutes of anticipation, Blunt got things started with two energetic and soulful opening…
Music

Moose Blood Takes a Chance on Alternative Rock with Newly Released Album “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore”

After the critically-acclaimed releases of their two LPs, ‘Blush’ (2016) and ‘I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time to Time’ (2014), Canterbury’s Moose Blood has a lot of expectations to keep up to with their highly anticipated third new album, ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’. Any Moose Blood fan who has dipped their toes into this record would immediately notice that the band is headed for a mature direction with ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’. Noting that the band “always write like it might be the last album”, lead guitarist Mark Osborne explains that there’s almost…
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