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Singapore Women's Weekly February 2019

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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meet the team

Sean Tan Associate Editor What is your favourite CNY tradition? “I used to love shopping for new CNY outfits when I was younger, but now it’s become a bit of a chore. I think giving ang baos to our parents is really meaningful, because when we were young our parents gave us ang baos every year, and now it’s our turn to give back to show our appreciation.” What do you love or hate about this yearly festival? “Like everyone, I love the indulgent goodies, and for me, pineapple tarts and bak kwa are weaknesses. What I hate most? The endless and tiring gatherings throughout the week.” Rachel Chin Account Director, Fashion What is your favourite CNY tradition? “When the whole family turns up in traditional wear and takes photos in my grandfather’s house.” What do you love or hate…

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editor’s letter

The best thing my late grandmother left me were her recipes. No written transcripts but tastes, flavours and smells learnt over hours of standing by her especially when she cooked for the family for the Lunar New Year. She used to cook way too many dishes – but it was a demonstration of the depth of her love for us. My New Year menu is an abridged version – with Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye and Ngo Hiang the mainstays. I’ve also added a new dish to the repertoire. It’s something I picked up from my late brother-in-law who used to cook reunion dinner for my husband’s family. It’s a Hockchew dish of rice cakes, coaxed to tenderness with a meat stock, and then wok fried with prawns, slivers of pork…

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lights, camera, attraction!

1 NATALIE PORTMAN & BENJAMIN MILLEPIED Benjamin worked as the choreographer on Black Swan, in which Natalie played a ballerina on the verge of a nervous breakdown. They married in 2012 and have a son together. 2 SONG HYE-KYO & SONG JOONG KI This pair’s on-screen love in smash K-drama hit Descendants of the Sun burnt so bright it spilled over into real life too. The Song-Song couple made it official when they wed in October 2017. 3 SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR & FREDDIE PRINZE JR Teen dreams from the ’90s, Freddie and Sarah met while filming 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and married in 2002. They have two kids together. 4 ANNA PAQUIN & STEPHEN MOYER These two lovebirds met on the set of everyone’s favourite vampire show, True Blood. Anna’s character, Sookie, ended…

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laws of attraction

1. What do you think about working with your spouse? A. It’s a bad idea B. I’d love it C. I don’t know 2. When your partner hangs out with his female friends, do you get jealous? A. Only sometimes, but not usually B. Not at all C. Yes, I’m extremely jealous 3. What are your thoughts on adopting a child: Yes or no? A. I would prefer to have my own B. I’d like to adopt and have my own C. I would adopt in a heartbeat 4. What’s the perfect number of kids for you? A. One B. Two or more C. The more the merrier 5. Are you and your significant other the best dressed couple in the room? A. Sometimes B. Not at all C. Always…

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love it/ loathe it

50 Shades of Grey We’re all for spicing things up in the bedroom, but this limp offering will leave you wanting more at the end of the night. Fatal Attraction This starts out innocently enough, but how things pan out will possibly kill any romantic urge you might have. The Notebook A tear-jerker that introduced the world to Ryan Gosling’s abs, watch this star-crossed romance to score major points with your date. Pretty Woman You’re making a big mistake (huge!) if you try to skip out on this rom-com that pairs a working girl with a heart of gold with a wealthy businessman. Titanic Sure, the ending’s not so great, but this epic romance will melt that cold, cold iceberg of a heart that any V-day Grinch possesses.…

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meet your new crush

1 36 Hailing - from -old shot Taiwan to , fame the year in the 2008 drama, Fated to Love You. 2 Hsu Ethan for dated eight years actress before Tiffany breaking up in 2015, allegedly because he cheated on her! 3 Actor He won at Best 2010 Leading ’s Golden Horse Award, which is the closest thing we have to the Oscars in Asia. 4 reportedly He lowered his asking price to just $600,000 in order to star opposite Yang Mi in TV drama, Legend of Fuyao. 5 brother He calls . Jackie The pair Chan will star his big in fantasy film, Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang, which tells the tale of Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling.…