Singapore Women's Weekly

Singapore Women's Weekly June/July 2020


The Singapore Women’s Weekly is one of the best-selling women's magazines in Asia. You'll find juicy real-life stories, gorgeous fashion and beauty, and health and relationship advice that works for the busy woman. And there's so much more: Inspiring decor ideas plus collect 'n' keep cookcards with recipes to suit Asian tastes. The Singapore Women’s Weekly has everything you want – and they're all in one place.

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editor’s letter

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey I earned my first paycheck at the age of 15, working as a retail assistant at an apparel boutique, during my school holidays. I’ve always been fiercely independent, and even at that age, I enjoyed the thrilling freedom that came with having my own income. To my mum’s credit, she had always tried to instill in me the importance of saving money. When I was in primary one, mum would give me 50 cents daily for pocket money. And without fail, every single day, I would buy a 30-cent bowl of noodles during my recess break, spend 10 cents on kacang putih after…

happy right now

Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. We love them mashed, fried, deep-fried, stir-fried, roasted, and we love them baked to perfection! Go to page 86 for some baked potato bliss. Triple-duty products are the way to go. This light blue, terrazzo stone pencil holder ($63) from Bay One works as a stylish bookend, holds three pens/pencils and elevates the look of your bookshelf or workstation instantly. From The Collective Market at Siri House. We don’t always have time to pop by a bakery just for a bagel. So we’re so stoked that bakery and food store, Baker & Cook, will now offer a new take-home, suitable-for-freezing, sourdough bagel series at selected Cold Storage and Market Place by Jasons outlets. Baked on the same day, and in three flavours: Plain, Onion Sesame Seed,…

chrissy holds court

Like many other stars at this harrowing time, 34-year-old model-turned-entrepreneur and television personality, Chrissy Teigen, is doing her best to spread her brand of happiness. A star on social media, Chrissy is no stranger to the power of posting to the masses. The busy mother-of-two has more than 28 million followers on Instagram, 12 million on Twitter, and often has her fans laughing at her outspoken views on everything from politics to body image. The Lip Sync Battle host has two children, four-year-old Luna and two-year-old Miles, with music superstar John Legend, and the whole family are regularly featured on Chrissy’s social media feed. Proud Mum Family life is hectic but Chrissy wouldn’t have it any other way despite being impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown order in force in Los Angeles. “It’s been so great.…

celebrity cookbooks

Put on your chef’s hat and check out these cookbooks that deserve a spot on your bookshelf: Chock-a-block full of Chrissy’s trademark wit, Cravings was so popular when it came out in 2016 that it spawned a second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry For More. In her first project as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle sponsored this cookbook that features recipes from women whose community was affected by London’s devastating Grenfell Tower fire. Can you believe that this was actually the Goop founder’s fourth cookbook? It focuses on meals that are healthy but delicious, like Turkey Meatball Pho and Chocolate Chia Pudding. Like her sister-in-law, Pippa is a maven in the kitchen. Her cookbook features heart-healthy dishes and was produced in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation. Reese is a true blue southern belle and her…

not all heroes wear capes

RACHEL TAY While many of us are practicing social distancing at home, trying out new recipes and scrolling through Netflix for something new to watch, others are keeping essential services like transport up and running smoothly during the pandemic. Rachel Tay, who heads up the Platform Experience team at Grab, is part of this army. “My job is to support our driver-partners at Grab with their operational needs. Those who need help with services like lost and found, returning or collecting of their Caltex cards, and other essential tasks can come down to our operations centre via appointment so that we can help them,” shares Rachel. “It’s been a busy time for us at Grab, and there have been challenges. A lot of troubleshooting has to do with getting our driver-partners used to some…

are you feeling stressed out?

The pandemic is turning our lives upside down, and some people may be feeling stressed or anxious. Pick one of these quick tips and techniques to beat tension in two minutes flat: - Interview Yourself: Complete this sentence: “The thing I worry about most is…” then review your answer. What evidence do you have that this bad thing will happen? Now write the same line, but complete it differently. Looking at the issue rationally prevents you turning everything into a catastrophe. - Let It Out: Sit quietly and hum gently, then focus on feeling it resonate through your body. Or tune into cheerful music and sing along. A long, noisy sigh or deep groan also helps to release stress. - Cool Down: This cooling breath helps counter stress-induced shallow breathing. Close your eyes and…