Rev Your s Engine
If you could move to any city in the world, which one would it be? And how would you even decide? From family, safety and culture to finances, work opportunities, climate, tax and transport, there’s a bewildering array of factors to consider when making the big decision to relocate. Enter teleport.org, a clever and informative website that has a strong focus on working remotely, takes into account all your likes and dislikes, and comes up with a list of options. What are you waiting for?
The Studio Loft is celebrating 11 years in business this month. Everyone is welcome to join the party on 19 and 20 May when it throws open its photography studio doors. Time your visit between 10am to 5pm to take advantage of specials such as $11 mother-and-child portrait mini-sessions, bundle deals for family photography, and freebies with every session booked. Afterwards, stick around for nibbles, drinks and music! #09-39 Oxley Bizhub, 71 Ubi Road 1. 6235 3696 | thestudioloft.com.sg
More than 11 million Youtube subscribers are tuned into Lilly Singh’s signature brand of observational comedy and inspirational videos. On 24 May, she will appear live in Singapore as part of her How to Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life tour. “What’s a bawse?” I hear you ask. It’s Singh-speak for a person who exudes confidence and reaches their goals. A global role model and champion for women and girls, Singh created the #Girllove initiative to break the cycle of girl-on-girl hate and encourage positivity. Kallang Theatre. Tickets from Sistic.
Don’t toss your old threads!
What do you do with that one odd sock that never found its mate? The good news is that unwanted clothing – often discarded with general household waste – can be recycled and reused. Fashion giant H&M has come up with a great way to help solve a mind-boggling environmental challenge.
Rather than ending up in landfill, clothes donated to H&M stores are given a new purpose. Those that can be worn again are donated to the needy all over the world; or they’re recycled and spun into yarn, either for the new H&M Conscious range, or as insulation material. Clothes unsuitable for wearing again are upcycled into cleaning cloths or other items – even buttons and zippers are recycled! – and all this takes care of 99 percent of donations.
The remaining one percent is turned into new energy. Garments in the Conscious Exclusive range for adults and kids ( pictured) are made from sustainable materials such as Bionic, a polyester derived from plastics recycled from shoreline waste. Not only do they look great, this is a clever way to clean up the planet.
Let’s hope that more fashion companies take up the challenge!
If you’re considering adopting an animal, The SPCA ( Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) encourages the entire family, including domestic helpers, to pay a visit to its shelter at 50 Sungei Tengah Road, to get acquainted with the animals. Visiting during a weekday rather than a weekend is highly recommended ( it gets very crowded on public holiday eves and public holidays) as the animals can and do get stressed by the human traffic.
Prospective adopters will also need to keep an open mind about adoption, as it’s not immediately guaranteed. Finding the perfect pet companion may take up to more than one visit to find the animal that is suited to you and your family.
The SPCA also has a reservation policy, with animals available on a first- come, first- served basis, subject to its staff and adoption counsellors’ recommendations. Viking is an almost six-year- old male crossbreed, who was found with his brother on a farm in 2011. He loves walks and would do well with an active family. Archie, a French bulldog cross, was brought to the SPCA by his previous owner, who cited that he had no time to look after him. He would be best suited to an adultonly home as he is not comfortable with children or other pets.
What: Expect a night of laughter as twotime British Comedy Award- winner Neil Fitzmaurice joins the Best of British line-up. You might recognise him from roles in some of Britain’s most successful comedy shows, including The Office, Peep Show and Phoenix Nights (which he co-wrote). It won’t only be Neil on stage; he’ll be joined by Scottish funny guys Chris Henry and Scott Mitchell. Comedy Night What: Returning for a second year is acclaimed West End star Emma Dears, who’ll be joined by award- winning actress, Lucy Williamson. The pair most re c e n t l y performed together in Judy and Liza, a musical based on the lives of mother- and- daughter duo, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Lucy has played Carmen Diaz in Fame! and Fantine in Les Misérables and performed solo for HM The Queen on her tour aboard the Queen Mary 2. Emma is well known for roles in London’s West End, and has toured her own solo cabaret show around the world, as well as anniversary performances of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. When: The Judy & Liza Show is on Thursday, 15 June, and they’ll also perform at The Grand Finale Ball: West End Premiere at The London Palladium on Saturday, 17 June.