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Apple celebrates Singapore National Day

With Memoji!

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For Singapore’s 53rd year, Apple is celebrating in a very fun way: through Memoji!

The new iPhone X feature announced just last June, is yet to be released in public. But, since it’s National Day, Apple decided to let 18 Singaporean and Singapore-based celebs preview the fun feature.


Happy 53rd, Singapore 🇸🇬

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How many Memoji did you recognize?

All these people are included: Kevin Lester (LionCityBoy), Tabitha Nauser, Justin Ang (The Muttons), Anita Kapoor, Joakim Gomez, Sonia Chew, Sezairi, Kim Huat (a.k.a. Mr Brown), Rosalynn Lee, Fandi Ahmad, Benjamin Lee (Mr Miyagi), Allan Wu,Yip Pin Xiu (Paralympian), Vernon Anthonisz (The Muttons), Theresa Goh (Paralympian), Chai Yee Wei (award-winning filmmaker), Yasminne Cheng, Hirzi Zulkifli. But, we’re not going to tell you who’s who!

National Day celebrations also entail a lot of music! So, on top of that cute Memoji presentation, tunes from Tabitha Nauser, Sezairi, and Charlie Lim will be featured on Apple Music from August 3 to 10. Playlists like “The A-List Singapore Music” playlist, “Malay Pop Radio,” and “Mando Pop Radio” will also be hosted on the Apple Music “Songs of a Nation” collection.

This year’s Red Dot Heroes events will coincide with these National Day celebrations with performances from August 4 through to the 22nd. Watch talented Singaporean creatives like singer Tabitha Nauser, novelist Suffian Hakim, illustrator André Wee, singer-songwriter Sezairi, and artist Jasmine Sokko, among others, as they share their talents to the world. More details about these events here.

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The Vivo x Benefit Cosmetics blossom pink V15 box set is here and I want it

Making blooming selfies possible

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Vivo has just announced a partnership that I am so here for and the resulting phone is oh so pretty!

The smartphone company unveiled a collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics, a makeup brand we all know and love, to release a phone/makeup box set that will definitely excite the ladies.


The highlight of the kit: Vivo’s blossom pink V15 — the phone color I’ve always wanted but rarely got!

Yes girls, this special kit does not only have this beautifully colored handset, it also includes Benefit box o’ powders in two shades: Dandelion Twinkle and the Gold Rush.

I am all for this partnership and the blooming selfies I will most definitely be able to shoot with this.

The Vivo x Benefit Kit will retail for PhP 17,999 starting May 25.

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I love how extra it is.

The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”


There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration; not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion-tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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A colored, Bluetooth-enabled Tamagotchi is coming

Still very cute!

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The cutest 90s pet is back and it’s in full color!

The Tamagotchi Go is a refreshed version of our favorite digital pet. Available in glitter cases and now fitted with colored screens, the 2019 Tamagotchi hopes to capture this new generation the same way they did ours: Through adorable virtual critters!


You still take care of an incessantly needy pet but this device now allows you to connect with other users via Bluetooth so that your Tamagotchi can make friends, marry, and even have more Tama babies. And, good news, there will even be a new Tamagotchi Hotel feature which will babysit your pet on days you can’t just deal — that means less dead pets! (90s kids would know. 😅)

Additionally, there’s an app, to be released later on, that will allow users to connect to other Tamagotchi worldwide.

Despite the advancements, the Tamagotchi Go will still be a straightforward device which runs on AAA batteries and needs no connection to your smartphone or the internet to run. The new Bandai toys will be on sale starting July 28 and it will retail for US$ 60 a piece.

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