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Contents Textbook Lifestyle


8 Hot Picks 10 Express Eats Food joints that serve up quickly yet satisfy in quality 14 App Your Game Get your life on track with these organisational helpers 16 New Year, New Room Give your boudoir a New Year makeover with these easy craft ideas

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20 Beauty Hot Picks 22 What’s In Your Beauty Kit? Tackle school-appropriate makeup with these handy tips 24 What’s Breaking You Out? You won’t believe these surprising causes that are giving you acne


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26 Campus Trail Know your way around SP’s best hangouts with this nifty guide 28 Something Blue Channel these denim threads like it’s the ‘90s! 34 Campus Threads Inspo to keep you on top of your school outfit game 36 Like Tote-ally Tote everything you need to and from campus in these versatile carryalls 38 Too Cool For School School’s got nothin’ on you with these trendy must-haves







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Jack Of All Trades Un-boring skills to pick up in 2017 Entire State Of Mind Inspirational self-help reads to help turn your life around NYP Open House What to expect at this year’s NYP Open House Groove To The (Street) Beat A quick catch-up on the action at the NYP Groove! Street Dance Competition The Foundation To Success How a Normal Academic student landed his dream course at NYP For The Love Of Design A design student allows her passion to take flight with NYP being the runway The Making Of WorldSkills Champs Get inspired as NYP Champs speak up about the sacrifices before success Beating The Odds To Excel How NYP helped to groom a physically disabled student into a para-athlete and an excellent violinist Taking Off NP takes learning out of the classroom, and then further: around the world What’s A Change You Wish To See In 2017? What millennials hope for in the year to come Resolute Resolutions Out-of-the-box New Year resolutions you’d definitely tick off your list in 2017 Guide To SP Open House Various school tours, dynamic CCA showcases and tons more to experience at the SP Open House! Teenage Dance Challenge 2016 We wrap up yet another year of TDC awesomeness! Hello New You Make 2017 the best year ever with these inspirational mantras

NP. A place to dream bigger, shine brighter. A place with all the good vibes. A place they call a second home.


Contents Cover Brown knitted pullover, Price unavailable, Black padded jacket, $119, Modern essentials grey trousers, $79.90, H&M Crane printed shirt, $29, F21 Velvet high cut sneakers, $139, ZARA Floral tie, $26.90, Topman

Celebs 39 At A Glance A 101 guide to our lion city’s beloved heartthrob Nathan Hartono 40 The Year of Hartono Nathan gets chatty on music, adolescent times and his journey as a local artiste in Singapore 46 Acts To (In)Die For Don’t miss these must-catch acts at Laneway Festival 2017 48 Lights, Camera, Action A superguide to last you through another filmtastic year 52 H2H with JJ An exclusive secret exchange with SG’s Mandopop prince, shhh… 53 XOXO, XCX Charli XCX: a glamorous primadonna onstage, casual downtown chick offstage 54 Lessons From Nathan Former The Wanted man dishes some Nathan-cation about life 56 Game On Two Door Cinema Club returns — bigger, bolder and more epic 57 Out Of The Shadows Ready to take flight with Passenger for his first show here? 58 2K17 Music Frenzy Our predictions to the best album releases of 2017

Photographer: Justin Loh / Shining Head Media Art Direction: Aris Lai & Johanna Teo Stylist: sharon tan assisted by jessica khor and Raja Nurzawani Hair & Makeup: gigi sng using urban decay

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Inside Scoop 6 7 60 62 90

Ed’s Note Your Say Calendar Radar Astroscoop


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Ed's Note Hey everybody, Another year, another 365 days filled with

infinite possibilities.

The Year of the Hartono is upon us!

Our cover guy Nathan Hartono rose to international fame (like finally) last year and we’re betting that 2017 has got even brighter things in store. Check out our exclusive interview (p. 40) with the trailblazer, where he details

hilarious anecdotes and shares his thoughts

on the future.

We’ve assembled a back-to-school special

filled with essentials ranging from the practical:

organisational apps (p.14), and self-help books

(p.68), to the lifestyle essentials like grab-andgo eateries (p.10) and campus fashion inspirations (p.34), to minimalist workspace DIYs (p.16) and more. Not forgetting our annual Passport

To Your Future, a complete guide to your tertiary education and beyond.

As 2017 begins, we asked nine millennials: “What’s a change you would like to see in

2017?” (p. 78) Their thought-provoking submissions on the changes they’d like to see

both in themselves and in society, are inspiring

and insightful. I firmly believe that change

begins from yourself. You can only hope to influence someone else for the better by leading by example. And thus, I ask you, dear readers, “What change would you like to see?” We’d love to hear your thoughts, so write to us and share your story. Till then, go slay 2017 – you’ve got this! Love,

Johanna 6

Your Say Letter of the month

Holler at us! We want to know what you think of Teenage, how our stories make a difference in your life, and where we can improve. Here’s how!

Dear Teenage,

Dear Teenage,

As we approach a new year, I thought that I would take some time to share my thoughts about Teenage – my favourite magazine of all time.

I love Teenage magazine and have been reading it ever since secondary one – now I am 16 and going through the next phase of my life. Teenage has been by my side and helped me a lot, whether it’s keeping up with social issues or picking up fashion and beautyrelated information.

In 2017, I’ll be 21. Yes, I’m no longer a teenager but reading Teenage makes me feel like I’m 17 again! I’m always inspired by the various looks that the Teenage team curates for each and every issue and honestly, I’ve learnt a whole lot of beauty tips throughout the years.

From the practical-minded to the high-roller, this comprehensive holiday gift guide will have you covered for everyone on your list.

Happy Plugs In-Ear Carrera Marble, $49


I Know Him Christmas Socks, $9.90, Topman

Are you kiasu enough?

$50 Get your party on

Cool knick-knacks that will impress even the most discerning of giftees

Laneige Milkyway Fantasy BB Cushion_Whitening, $39

Leather Key Ring with Customised Monogramming, $22.90, kikki.K


Camera Patterned Tie, $45.90, Mango


Naughty or Nice Makeup Bag, $9.90, H&M Girl Talk Headband, $29.90, Monoyono

Ladies’ lovin’


Monki Santa’s Fave Christmas Sweatshirt, $42.23, ASOS

Santa Baby Lip Balm, $6.49, ASOS

Beanie With Patch Detail, $14.90, ZARA

Souvenirs From Singapore Chope Magnetic Keychain, $12.90, The Farm Store

Wallet-friendly stocking stuffers you can gift without busting your pocket

Christmas Gingerbread / Cat iPhone 6/7 Case, $19.90, Topshop

The Little Link Director Cufflink, $27.90, Megafash

BYDR Classic Pomade, $33 Kate Spade Gold Stripe Thermal Mug, $39.90, Monoyono

Pet lovers, unite!

innisfree Real Colour Nail Christmas Set, $14

ETUDE HOUSE My Little Nut Dear My Enamel Lips-Talk, $17.90


Send your letters to TEENAGE Magazine, 20 Bedok South Road Singapore 469277 or email to Please include your name, NRIC no., address, contact no. and email address. The cover for December’s issue was so different from the usual. At first glance, I thought that it was just some other pretty magazine and I literally had a jaw-drop reaction when I realised that it was Teenage! I’m really inspired by the feature stories in the last issue of 2016 and I hope there’s more to come. Till then, thank you Teenage for always coming in handy during my teenage days. Best regards, Joyce

This month’s ‘Letter of the Month’ wins a Cater backpack worth $129 from Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger

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Christmas Is...

Thanks for the support, Joyce! Your letter has been chosen as the ‘Letter of the Month’!


Woouf! Ice Cream Oven Mitt, $27, Naiise

FuzzYard South Beach Melamine Bowl, $19, Naiise

Jac Vanek Very Merry Christmas Tree Scented Candle, $36, Nastygal

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Care Trio Gift Box, $33


As a makeup fanatic, I love the beauty pages as it allows me to know what’s in trend and what makeup products would best fit my needs. For this month’s edition, I especially love the ‘All I Want For Christmas Is...’ gift guide because it not only helped me to find perfect gifts for my friends, but also what I can buy to pamper myself without overspending this festive season! As 2017 arrives, I hope to see more budget beauty stories where readers, especially students, can see what kind of looks they can go for even when they are on a budget. This would be a great start for the year as I am sure everyone would want to save up their angpoh money. I am really looking forward to the New Year and a brand new issue from Teenage! Love, Xaveir


Express Eats, No more excuses to skip your brekkie – grab a quick pickme-up at these no-frills eateries to fuel up on the go. By chew hui ling

Park Bench Deli 179 Telok Ayer Street

A favourite haunt among sandwich-lovin’ millennials, Park Bench Deli (PBD) specialises in big kid, over-thetop creations that come loaded with massive chunks of meats, crunchy greens and cheesy goodness between two slices of homemade bread. Aside from the usual savoury suspects, those with a sweet tooth can also try out their intriguing versions of Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich ($8) and Hot Butter Ball Sandwich ($16). If the CBD area’s too inaccessible for you, worry not ‘cause PBD delivers straight to your doorstep. Plus, these folks are so generous with their servings that you’re likely to have leftovers for days. Recess plans, sorted!


VendCafe (Chef In Box)

320C Anchorvale Drive, #01-K1, Singapore 543320 Mention vending machine and snacks like potato chips, cookies or candy would probably come to mind – but VendCafe’s Chef-In-Box machine dispenses round-the-clock, ready-made bento offerings in less than three minutes. Popping up in a void deck at the heartlands, this new unmanned establishment rolls out a variety of local flavours like Yangzhou Brown Rice and Seafood Hor Fun, as well as Western fare like Mac & Cheese and Salted Egg Yolk Pasta upon a touch of a button. Although the cafe lacks seating capacity and popular dishes are mostly sold out by dinnertime, busy students would still appreciate the convenience appeal and wallet-friendly prices ($3.50 to $5).


26 Beach Road, South Beach Avenue #B1-23, Singapore 189768 Craving for pasta, but pressed for time? At this new fusion pasta cafe located at the heart of South Beach Avenue, patrons get served gourmet pasta in as little as five minutes (Fasta, geddit?)! Choose from a selection of warm bowls such as Scallop Wallop ($12) and Shio Ba Mee ($9.50), along with cold bowls such as Smokey Quacky Ducky ($9.50) and Vegan Fox ($8). Likewise, you can also DIY your own Fasta Bowl with your choice of carbs, meats, toppings and dressing at just $8.50. And we like that the chefs don’t skimp on quality despite their efficiency, all without burning a hole in our pockets!



new year,

New Room


Keep your baubles organised with this eye-catching palm trinket tray. Taking a white tray, a couple of artificial palm leaves and crafting epoxy, cut your leaves to fit and lay them on the tray. You can dab some craft glue onto the undersides of the leaves to keep them in place. Mix the epoxy according to package directions and then pour it into the tray. Place tray on a flat surface and leave to dry for 24 hours – and you have yourself a plant-tastic idea for storing your bling!


PhotoS: Wong Weiliang Craftwork & Art Direction: Neo Aik Sing & Linda Setiono Styling: Yong Woei Na Text: Jolene Limuco

Perk up your study space to Tumblr perfection with these lazy-person craft projects!


Here’s an unconventional way to allow yourself extra work space all while giving your room a minimalist appeal. To make a hanging shelf, drill four holes on a round wooden plank (with adult supervision), pass four separate ropes through the holes and knot them at the bottom to keep them in place. Tie the four loose ends together and attach them to a hook on the ceiling.


Super simple yet eyecatching, this graphic wall clock will add that insouciant yet chic touch to your study desk. All you have to do is to spray half a cork stand in your desired colour, drill a hole in the middle of it and insert clock hands through the hole and attach it to the movement. Tip: we got our clock parts by dismantling a table clock!


Beauty Kit?

Tackle schoolappropriate makeup with these handy tips!

By johanna teo


Styling: Sharon Tan Assisted By Jessica Khor and Melinda Susanti

Photography: Justin Loh/Shining Head Media Hair & Makeup: Gigi Sng Using Urban Decay




Kat Von D LockIt Hydrating Primer, $52

3CE Eyebrow Mascara, $17

Investing in a good primer goes a long way in ensuring your makeup stays in place all day.

Pressed for time? Slick this through your brows and you’ll be good to go!

CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint in 07 Pink Starlet, $22.90 Lip tints will fade to a natural finish, so you don’t have to keep reapplying throughout your busy day.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Sensual, $47 Pull double duty with this warm peach shade – it can act as both a blusher and a subtle contour.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mini, $21

NYX Avant Pop Palette in Nouveau Chic, $32 Having a good mix of shades on one palette ensures that you don’t just stick to one end of the colour spectrum. Have fun with your makeup!

ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion Cream Filter, $32

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed, $48

Urban Decay Brightening Complexion Primer Potion, $55

For a poreless, shinefree look, gently dab onto your T-zone and cheek area.




BLUE Boxy silhouettes, distressed jeans and oddly-frayed hems – Channel these denim trends like it’s the ‘90s! By Johanna Teo

Photographer: Justin Loh/Shining Head Media Art Direction: Aris lai and Johanna Teo Stylist: Sharon Tan assisted by Jessica Khor and melinda Hair & Makeup: Gigi Sng Models: Lucie/Mannequin and Reuben/Ave

On her, Patchwork denim jacket, $69.90, Striped mini skirt, $29.90, hotwind Checkered shirt, $39.95, Cotton On Reebok training shoes, $119, LE Underground On him, Distressed denim shirt, $39.95, Olive embroidery bomber jacket, $69.95, Cotton On Brown slim fit chinos, $59.90, Ottoman SONY hear-on stereo headphones, $249, SONY walkman A35, $349, SONY SPORT 54 chronograph olive nylon watch, $309, Fossil NIKE AIR training shoes, $255, LE Ball Park & New Era

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Like Tote-ally! Tote everything you need to and from campus in these versatile carryalls. By Chew Hui Ling

Photo: Bimba Y Lola

Dinosaur Envelope Bag, $155, Bimba Y Lola


Writer’s Choice

Floral Bucket Bag, $69.90, Charles & Keith

Oversized Bag, $79.90, Charles & Keith

Make Magic Rabbit Hallie, $620, Kate Spade New York

Editor’s Choice

Drawstring Bucket Bag, $71.20, Pedro

Zipper Tote Bag, $86.90, Pedro

Indigo Lunch Bag, $30.50, Soeurs

Albertine Liberatore Denim Clutch, $68, Mizzue

Marita Morgan Clutch, $38, Mizzue

Ozella Rorabaugh Crossbody, $92, Mizzue

Backpack with Detailing on Flap, $79.90, Zara

Denim Pins Backpack, $89.90, Zara

Studded Backpack, $99.90, Zara



Too Cool For School

Turn heads in the hallways with these oh-so-coveted pieces. By chew hui ling




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1 Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000PK, $629 2 Wonder Beanie Hat, $26.90, Topshop 3 Plush Bomber Jacket, $39.90, Berskha 4 Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum, $198 5 Lapalette Taylor Mini Backpack, $389, Zalora 6 Pastel Sky 2017 Planner Notebook, $37.75, Mossery 7 Valfre Chill Pill 3D Phone Case, $53.50, Naiise 8 NCLA Let Them Eat Cake Nail Polish, $23 9 I Don’t Do Casual Plastic Mug, $12.90, H&M 10 Zip-up Mirror Effect Purse, $25.90, Stradivarius 11 Backpack with Metallic Fastening, $55.90, Zara 12 Plimsolls with Zip Detail, $49.90, Stradivarius


At A Glance

Nathan Hartono

From a bright-eyed teen with a penchant for jazz to a suitedup crooner living the Sing!China dream, we recap Nathan’s life in numbers

3 years old

At , little Nathaniel discovered his singing talent after volunteering to perform a tune from Barney & Friends on stage

Nathan was only years old when he was crowned the first and youngest winner of our very own Teenage Icon in 2005


He has since released


studio albums,





years old, he released his first debut album LET ME SING! Life, Love and All That Jazz in 2006. At

Known for having a heart of gold, he has helped to raise more than for Very Special Arts Singapore


His latest duet of Jay Chou’s ‘What Kind of Man’ with Kelly Poon has chalked up over

600,000 views 280k

singles and

on Facebook


He has over followers on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook combined


*All facts accurate at time of print



Lights, Camera, Action With 2017 comes a long lineup of epic blockbusters – grab your popcorn and get ready. By Intan Nurshakinah

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 2 fe b

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Lar ter, Shawn Roberts, Lee Jun Ki, Ruby Rose, Iain Glen , Eoin Macken It’s been 15 long years and way too many zombies, but the million-dollar Resident Evil franchise is finally coming to a conclusion in its sixth chapter. Picking up exactly where Resident Evil: Retribution left off, Alice, the sole survivor of the T-virus apocalypse of The Hive, and

what’s left of the other survivors prepare themselves for mankind’s final stand against the evil Umbrella Corporation and its massive army of the undead. Amongst the familiar faces reprising their roles, try spotting Lee Joon Ki (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) who makes his Hollywood debut as the evil Commander Lee in the final instalment of this series.


Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewar t, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen

as the genetically enhanced mutant, will you be be ready to say goodbye to the best Wolverine ever?

Logan 2 Ma r

Set years after the epilogue of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the fearsome Wolverine’s regenerative abilities are weakening – with greying hair and scars leaving telltale signs all over his battle-ravaged body. A mysterious girl, Laura, appears with similar powers as the Wolverine and it becomes Logan’s responsibility to help the girl survive from those who wants to kill her. As compared to the previous X-Men films, this last instalment focuses less on action-packed scenes and takes on a darker, more poignant tone as it explores the finality of a superhero’s inevitable last days. With Logan also marking the end of Hugh Jackman’s 17-year stint

Kong: Skull Island 9 Ma r

Starring: Tom Hiddleston , Samuel L. Jackson , John Goodman , Brie Larson, Jing Tian , Toby Kebbell A modern reboot to the King Kong franchise, Kong: Skull Island follows a group of adventurers and soldiers who are brought together to explore the depths of an uncharted island. As they unwittingly venture deeper into the untouchable territories of the mythical


Kong, the expedition turns increasingly perilous and the group’s numbers are decimated through gruesome encounters with the many monsters living on the island. There is a Godzilla-King Kong

Did you crossover film slated for know?

release in 2020. Get ready for the ultimate battle between two ridiculously huge super-species!


2K17 Music Frenzy

Who will take the crown as the shiniest comeback acts of 2017? By Gladys Lee

Iggy Azalea The Aussie rapper’s first album The New Classic was a bona fide hit that left us thirsting for more Iggy-Iggs, so we were all majorly disappointed when the release of her sophomore album Digital Distortion was pushed back. Word has it that Iggy’s album will definitely drop this month, so let’s all keep an ear out for her fancy stuff!

Zara Larsson Toting hits like ‘Never Forget You’, ‘Ain’t My Fault’ and ‘Lush Life’, it’s little wonder Zara Larsson’s blazing through the music scene. When asked about her upcoming January release, the 18-year-old Swedish hitmaker confesses, “It’s done – I’m happy with all the records on it. I actually feel like I have too many good songs. It was really hard to pick out the final cuts.” And with her lush vocals and knack for churning out hits, we’re willing to bet her star’s gonna shine even brighter in 2017.

Ariana Grande Coldplay Fret not, A Head Full of Dreams will not be Coldplay’s final anthem. The guys are back in the studio creating new sounds, namely an EP titled Kaleidoscope, which Chris Martin promises will be released this year. In the meantime, Coldplay fans can satiate themselves by attending the band’s sold-out show in Singapore!


With Ariana dropping hints on Snapchat about being “almost done with an album” (this was back in November) and her fast and furious albumdropping records, fans will definitely get to enjoy #AG4 in 2017. And although no release dates have been mentioned, Ari did sneakily mention something about playing brand new tunes during her Dangerous Woman World Tour – it ends on 17 June, so perhaps we’ll be seeing new material before then?

Super Junior We haven’t seen Super Junior since their 10th anniversary comeback so ELFs will be buzzin’ with excitement to hear that the boyband is making a comeback this year. Although there hasn’t been an official date, this news came from leader Leeteuk himself – let’s not doubt this angel of a leader.

Katy Perry Katy’s new album is definitely on 2017’s horizon, what with three registered songs and a confirmed tour this year. Interestingly enough, the ‘Roar’ songstress’ tunes are titled, ‘Crocodile Tears’, ‘She’s So Creepy’ and ‘In Flames’, and everyone’s been wondering if these tracks are Katy’s long overdue clapback to Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’. Celeb feuds aside, we’re honestly psyched to hear what Katy’s been so painstakingly working on in the studio.

The 1975

Lorde Everything Lorde touches has turned into music magic and we’re sure her next record’s no exception. “I just need to keep working a while longer to make it as good as it can be. You’ll have to hold on.” With a release expected early this year, Lorde’s infallible ability of weaving razor-sharp lyrics into haunting indie-pop melodies, makes her next release worth the wait.


Charli XCX Looks like Charli’s on the cusp of a worldwide takeover! Shortly after her single ‘After the Afterparty’ dropped last October, the pop sensation confirmed a May album release, promising EDM-heavy party tracks that are also “the most pop thing I’ve done”.

The 1975 has been dropping random album hints – frontman Matt Healy tweeted “New The 1975 – 2017” while drummer George Daniel captioned ‘2018’ on an Insta-vid of Matty playing the keyboard. While we’re hoping it’ll be released soon, we can’t help but remember the time where Matty tweeted the title of I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It two years before it was released. Quit playing with us!


Leather-Crafting The art of traditional crafting is becoming increasingly popular and with good reason – there’s no ending to the list on what this versatile medium can be used to create once you’ve mastered the basic skills, techniques and knowledge of leather-crafting. With that said, the foundations of leather crafting isn’t as easy to pick up online; there are plenty of workshops that will provide guidance from experienced instructors, along with the proper tools and materials needed. For artisans seeking more advanced workshops, you may want to explore the world of leathermarbling and leather-embossing to personalise all the accessories, bags and notebooks you’ll be crafting.


ALL TRADES Let 2017 be the year of exploring your creativity. We sifted out cool lifestyle skills and crafts you can enrich yourself with this year. By Intan Nurshakinah

WHERE Atelier Lodge: Maketh Project: Stone For Gold:

DIY Candles Quality store-bought candles can be pretty pricey, so if you’re a budding candle connoisseur, why not dip your toes into creating your own candles? Not only will these handmade candles make great inexpensive gifts, you’ll also be able to decide what goes into your candle – instead of making ‘em out of paraffin wax (a byproduct of petroleum) like off the shelves candles, grab the more eco-friendly soy wax instead. WHERE Sally’s Room: Coriandoli:


Floral Arrangement Bouquets of flowers are perfect for special occasions (and Instagram) but they’re not so friendly on the pocket. Speaking from experience, creating floral arrangements definitely involves more than cutting off thorns and arranging blooms willy nilly. Luckily, there are workshops that cover the basics, from choosing the freshest blooms, to layering complementary florals and foliage. Plus, you’ll learn all about floral care, bouquet arrangement trends, amongst other techniques. Whether it’s gifting your loved one a floral bouquet, or creating gorgeous centrepieces and decoration, your experience will definitely be an etheral one. WHERE The Floral Atelier: hello flowers!:


WHERE Happy Hands Project: The Workroom: The Letter J Supply:

For the uninitiated, modern calligraphy involves the usage of a dip pen, metal nib and ink, while brush calligraphy uses a brush pen – the simplicity of tools needed to get started is why brush calligraphy is so popular amongst beginners. Contrary to the effortless pieces you’ve seen on Instagram or Pinterest, mastering the art of modern and brush calligraphy takes tons of practice and patience. And there’s always something more to learn and experiement with calligraphy, like watercolour, foiling, ombre effects and more. And who knows? This new hobby may turn into a cool moneymaking opportunity, like Suits actress Meghan Markle, who was a freelance calligrapher to the stars before her acting career took off!

Disc Jockey Calling out all audiophiles – unleash your musical creativity by mixing your own sick beats! Truth be told, learning how to be a disc jockey (DJ) isn’t something you can pick up without attending lessons because of all the equipment and technicalities involved. Along your journey of becoming a disc jockey, you’ll be learning how to use the turntable, basic beat matching and pitching, working with music software and mixers etc. While lessons are pretty pricey, a few secondary schools have already added DJ-ing as a co-curricular activity to further allow students to explore their music interests. Not only will this skill come in handy for events and gatherings, you may even be able to pursue it as a fullfledged career alongside famous names like Diplo and Skrillex. Maybe you’ll have your own set at the next Ultra Music Fest?


WHERE Ministry of DJs: DANCEnMusic: E-TracX DJ Skool:

5 to 7 Jan 2017 10am to 6pm DAILY Find out about Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) 47 diploma courses and three Engineering Programmes, including the new Diploma in Sustainable Architectural Design, all under one roof. Speak to the lecturers and students from all seven Schools – seniors who have made NYP their choice – on the campus life and learning experience at NYP.

Course & Career Exhibition

Join campus tours led by student guides and see first-hand NYP’s stateof-the-art facilities, innovative projects and inspiring learning environment. All the Schools have lined up many exciting activities just for you.

Guided School Tours

Education & Career Guidance (ECG)

Can’t decide which diploma suits you best? Drop by NYP’s ECG Centre and their ECG Counsellor will do a career profiling for you and help you better understand your career interests.

MakerSpace - Your Playground

Experience the freedom to create anything you can imagine – self-designed T-shirts, costumes, plush toys, mechanised robots, bespoke furniture, IoTbased gadgets, personalised skateboards... Come tattoo your own tote bag during the Open House!

CCA Showcase

Get a taste of the lively diversity of CCAs at NYP. Enjoy the wide range of performances put together by the NYP campus talents. From hip hop dancing and martial arts, to orchestral and vocal performances to outdoor adventure and sports – this CCA showcase will definitely thrill and entertain you!

NYP Groove! Finals

7 Jan (Sat), 1pm to 2.30pm

Catch the finalists of NYP Groove! street dance competition as they show off their cool moves that will blow your mind in the final dance battle! Come on down to support your secondary school and ITE friends!



Enjoy the convenience of express registration and redeem a trendy goodie bag for yourself at the NYP Open House! Get yours while stocks last.


Strike a pose with your BFFs at the photo booth in the Atrium and have your wefie printed out!

the ultimate CANDY GRABbing BOOTH

Grab all the candy you can at NYP’s ultimate candy grabbing booth!

6 Jan 2017

SCHOLARSHIPS SEMINARS Precision Engineering Scholarship (NPES) Seminar 1 National Jointly developed by the industry, EDB and SPRING Singapore and funded by EDB and the participating companies, the NPES offers full sponsorship of course fees and up to $800 monthly allowance throughout the three-year course for eligible Diploma in Digital & Precision Engineering students.

6Pm to 11pm Course & Career Exhibition, Auditorium Lobby, Blk A, Central, Level 1

Course Consultation

6pm to 11pm

NYPTV on Air ‘Live’

6pm to 7pm

7 Jan 2017 Session 1: 1pm to 2.30pm Session 2: 3.30pm to 5pm Venue: Blk S, Level 2, Lecture Theatre S-2

Featuring pulsating performances by:


For registration or enquiries, visit

@ School of IT Seminar 2 Scholarships Join this seminar to find out more about the various bond-free scholarships and opportunities available at School of IT. You also get to interact with students and alumni to learn more about their NYP experience and go on a tour of NYP’s Centre for IT Innovation to experience the innovative projects done by NYP students.

Session: 7 Jan (Sat), 11am to 1pm Venue: Blk L, Level 3, Conference Room L.319 For registration or enquiries, contact: Who: Mr Lawrence Tham Email: Tel: 65501711

Scholarships & NYP-Industry 3 NYPScholarships Visit the Admissions Information Booth at the Course & Career Exhibition, Auditorium Lobby, Blk A, Central, Level 1, for more information on these prestigious, bond-free scholarships awarded by NYP and their distinguished industry partners.


Foreign Bodies, one of NYP’s most dynamic dance groups.


The Summer State, one of Singapore’s most exciting pop-rock bands, who has played locally and overseas in US, UK and many South East Asia countries. Catch their latest single ‘Enough’ and let their dynamic live performance astound you.

The Sam Willows emerged onto the local music scene back in 2012 with their unique brand of soul-folk. They released their debut album Take Heart in 2015, with lead singles ’Take Heart’ and ‘For Love’ topping the iTunes Singapore chart. The band has amassed over six million views on YouTube, seven million streams on Spotify, and were named ‘Best 2015 Artist in Singapore’ by iTunes.

NYP Jam! Finals

7pm to 9pm

Choices After ‘O’s Parents’ Seminar 7pm to 8.30pm

Party @ NYP

9pm to 11pm

Catch the finalists of the NYP Jam! singing competition in the final showdown hosted by popular Mediacorp 987 DJ, Sonia Chew. Come and support the talented finalists! Parents and secondary school students, gain insights on how to make your course choices wisely.

Show off your groovy dance moves with top hits brought to you by NYP’s very own Live Audio Club Student DJs.


What’s A Change You Wish To See

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The best vantage point to reflect on the past and look towards the future is on the cusp of a new beginning. We asked nine millennials on a change they’d like to make in the year ahead. Here’s what they have to say. 78

Rachel Yohannan

Marshall Ang

Out With The ‘In’

It’s All About The Money?

This year, I’ve seen an increasing amount of fashion and beauty trends catch on, such as super thick brows and stage-heavy contouring. While it may be fun hopping on the bandwagon of the new ‘in’ thing, a lot of people don’t understand that blindly following trends doesn’t work for just anyone.

Growing up in a society where everything revolves around money, we all know how easy it is to lose sight of reality. As a kid, I’ve always been obsessed with materialistic possessions and this habit has been ingrained deep within me throughout my teenage years. Never have I appreciated the things I’m blessed with, even when I got whatever I wanted – I still remember back in primary 5, I scored straight As for my examinations, yet all I did was lament over the fact that I didn’t get a Gameboy from my parents as a reward.

Photos: Getty images, rachel yohannan

Not everyone has the same body type or facial features, so what works for a Hollywood celebrity may not be flattering on you – you might have to tweak it a little in order for it to suit you. For example, I’ve seen Cara Delevigne-inspired brows overwhelming the faces of a lot of girls and honestly it pains me – not just because I think it’s unflattering, but because they’re so crazily obsessed with the whole ‘eyebrow on fleek’ movement. It’s insane. I hope that 2017 will have the youth being less impressionable, instead of always being enslaved to celebrity influences just to be seen as ‘cool’.

Even in my twenties, I still find myself driven by consumption and succumbing to greed to fill the void in myself. But as the new year comes along, I’ve started to realise that life is not all about buying the latest gadgets, riding the hottest supercars, or owning the most luxurious villa in town. Granted, having the best of everything looks good and makes us feel good – but once the initial excitement wears off, you’re left feeling empty again and the vicious cycle continues. Ask yourself, is your idea of happiness really worth depleting your bank account and abstaining from all of life’s other pleasures?

On the note of not blindly following trends, I also hope that young people will learn to make life decisions for themselves, instead of choosing what everyone else expects of them. I’m at this stage of life where my friends are graduating and looking for jobs, if not already working. A handful have jobs with high pay and prestige, but they’re so jaded and fatigued because they’re not doing what they enjoy and that makes me really sad. I wish that more people would find the courage to go after what they’re passionate about so that they can be truly happy.

In 2017, all I wish for is to spend a simpler lifestyle and focus on the little moments that matter. Take a step back and you will discover that there are so many experiences to be had and so many lessons to be learned outside of your bubble. Be content with life, not things – that’s when you are truly rich.


Teenage Replay

STEP YOUTH CREW showing us their best moves After an intense round of auditions at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), a total of 15 talented groups danced their way to the Finals of Teenage Dance Challenge (TDC) 2016! The stage was set for the ultimate showdown at Bishan Junction 8 on 26 November, where each and every team brought out their A-game in a bid to impress the judges – from the improved dance routines, down to the well-coordinated costumes. As we waited for the results, we got the audience to participate in exciting stage games where they got to walk away with awesome Teenage goodie bags. Former runner-up of our Teenage K-pop Dance Battle 2010, STARREseconds, also made a guest appearance and got the crowd riled up with a killer performance. Guess what? We even took the Mannequin Challenge up a notch by getting everyone there to join in – keep a lookout for it on our YouTube channel!

Special perfor m ance STARREseconds by

judges, llow guest The Boys e f r u o t Mee and ds! om Joyce Sophan fr fr om STARREsecon if k A and

Check out the awesome crowd!

won the guessing w ho age game! r fo es z ri p o N st for the MDIS dance battle

Don’t the girls from HTL look gorgeous?

Double R. Squad killing it on stage! Organiser


Official Venue


Congratulations to all the winning teams!

Winner: STEP YOUTH CREW $1,300 worth of cash and prizes from Teenage, mizzue and sudio

1st Runner Up: Sparklez $1,000 worth of cash and prizes from Teenage, mizzue and sudio

2nd Runner Up: Girlz Vibe $600 worth of cash and prizes from Teenage, mizzue and sudio


Winner: Double R. Squad

1st Runner Up: HEROINE

2nd Runner Up: Mad.G

$1,600 worth of cash and prizes from Teenage, mizzue and sudio

$1,300 worth of cash and prizes from Teenage, mizzue and sudio

$900 worth of cash and prizes from Teenage, mizzue and sudio

3rd Runner Up: Urban Hype

4th Runner Up: J2BIT 2.0

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Teenage Jan issue 337 (Preview)  

2017’s gonna be a bangin’ good year! Nathan Hartono’s back on Teenage’s cover – find out exclusive (and hilarious) tidbits from our tête-à-t...

Teenage Jan issue 337 (Preview)  

2017’s gonna be a bangin’ good year! Nathan Hartono’s back on Teenage’s cover – find out exclusive (and hilarious) tidbits from our tête-à-t...