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    • December 2013 Issue 8 Fahrenheit Interview Tired of acne? Flip through to get tips on how to take care of your skin! KPO P! Obsessed with KPOP? Don’t worry, DEsire will keep you updated! DE Community Trips! Know more about their marketing strategies and interesting story! DIY PRESENTS & IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS INSIDE Get to know all about the various community trips that our students have gone for and their different experiences there! Secret Food Recipes for Christmas! In a separate booklet!
    • Content • • • • • • • • • • Interview with 8 Fahrenheit Celebs Giving Back Community Service Trips (Cambodia/Qi Tao) DE Course Interviews Fashion Tips Consumer Behaviour Social Media On Consumer Behavior Fitness Tips Gifts To Give D.I.Y Gifts 8-10 16 17-20 22-23 25-28 33-34 38-40 41-42 43 44-47
    • Editors’ note HI EVERYONE! The year is coming to an end! December is an eventful month, have you decided what to do or what gift to give your friends? FRET NOT! DEsire is here to solve your problems! Giving you the best suggestions on what activities you can do in December and what Christmas presents to give your friends. Other than that, our issue will cover Community service trips attended by school of Design & Environment students, DIY items, idols, food, fashion tips, and so on... Studying in Polytechnic often causes students to have acne breakout due to project deadlines, exams, and stress. So, this issue will also teach you how to take care of your skin through easy homemade methods. Lastly, we wish everyone a happy advanced Christmas! Enjoy reading! Till next month! 4
    • DID YOU KNOW? Here are some interesting and random facts that you may or may not have heard of. Well, it is fun and harmless to know more about facts which you have never heard of or never imagined. Read on to find out more! 1. Human thighs are stronger than concrete. 2. Bulls are colour blind, they do not charge at the sight of red cloth because it is red, but by the movement of the cloth. 3. A kangaroo have 3 vaginas. 4. The founders of adidas and puma are brothers. 5. The inner part of a banana peel can be used to whiten teeth. 6. The voice of mickey mouse, Wayne Allwine, is married to the voice of Minnie mouse, Russi Taylor, in real life. 7. McDonald’s phrase ‘ I’m Lovin’It ’ was sung by Justin Timberlake and he got paid $6million for it. 8. A lemon will float on water but a lime will sink. 9. Human yawns are contagious to both humans and dogs. 10. Overmorrow is a word for ‘the day after tomorrow’. 11. A guide dog will not obey a command when they judge it as unsafe. 12. Licking wounds speeds up the healing of the wound.
    • 13.It is not uncommon for woman to have breasts that are not symmetrical. 14. People who just ate banana will get bitten by mosquito more easily as it is high in potassium and that attracts mosquitoes. 15. Animals that lay eggs do not have belly button. 16. Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimps. Their colour depends on the pigment in the food they eat. 17. A complete circle of a rainbow can be seen from an airplane. 18. When you mouth the word "colorful", it will look as if you are saying "I love you". 19. Nudiustertian is a word for ‘the day before yesterday’. 20. Thunder occurs due to quick air expansion around the lightning bolt. 21. It is possible for thunder to be heard when it is snowing. 22. There was once where Lady Gaga spent $1000 on pizza for her fans queuing to get her autograph. 23. A pickle can glow in the dark when electric current is applied to it. 24. Placing a piece of scotch tape on a balloon will prevent the balloon from ‘popping’ when a needle is pierced through. 25. It is healthier for our teeth if we brush it BEFORE we eat our breakfast, rather than after. 26. The only digit that has the same number of letters as its actual value, is four. 27. The ‘stars’ or ‘colours’ we see when we rub our eyes, sneeze, cough, or blow our noses, are named phosphenes. 28. Oysters can change their gender either from male to female, or female to male. It will occur once or more in their lifetime. 29. As you may have known, everybody have a unique set of fingerprint, same goes for our tongue print. 30. The fur on polar bears are actually transparent, not white.
    • 8 Fahrenheit FIND OUT MORE ABOUT 8 FAHRENHEIT THROUGH THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF THEIR CO-FOUNDER, GRACE! Q: What triggered you to start 8 Fahrenheit? Why the name 8 Fahrenheit? A: My friends and I are from the Diploma in Business and Social Enterprise so it has always been our dream to start our own social enterprise. We were given the opportunity to do a project in our third year so we decided to start an ice-cream shop and the decision to hire low income students came from one of the co-founders Joseph. He is from a low income family. His dad passed away when he was young so he sold ice cream door to door to earn an extra income for himself. When he came to poly, he realized how hard it was to juggle both school work and working part time to support his family. Hence, when we decided to open this, we were quite adamant to hire low income students. Being on campus, it would be much easier for them to come and we provide flexible working hours. We chose the name 8 Fahrenheit as it is the optimum temperature for serving ice cream. Q: What kind of marketing strategies do you use to attract customers? A: On the first day we started this business, we gave out coupons, badges and stickers. I think it was not the right time to release these marketing tools because people did not know about us yet. For now, we are quite fortunate that there is a crowd in school so we do not really need to focus much on marketing. But we do hold contests currently. In the near future, we may be implementing new strategies such as promotional sets as we are coming up with new products. We may bundle the products, give promotions and special promotions during low periods and more. 8
    • Q: Are there any pricing strategies? Currently no, because we want to establish our presence on campus first as there are still a lot of students who do not know about us. But we did give promotions before. For example, during NP50 we gave $0.50 discount off all items on a particular day. We also offered 3 scoops of icecream for $8 on a particular day. Q: Who is 8 Fahrenheit’s main target market? A: Mainly Ngee Ann Poly students but during school holidays, SIM students as well, because they come to Ngee Ann poly to study. Currently, we are focusing more on campus rather than the public but we will see if the opportunity arises. Q: Does antecedent conditions such as the weather affect your business? A: Yes, it does. When it rains, you can see there is very little crowd. But it is not like when it is sunny there are a lot of people, just that when it rains, there are lesser people who wants to buy ice cream because it is already so cold. In the near future, we may be giving out loyalty cards and laptop stickers. The loyalty card is to encourage repeated visits such that when customers spend $2.80, they get one stamp. When they get 5 stamps then there will be 10% off. When they get 15 stamps, a free scoop of ice cream will be given. Q: Do you have anything to keep your customers entertained while they wait in the queue? A: No, we do not. Usually they would want to wait for their food but some have asked us to buy another waffle machine. Unfortunately, we are only in the first year of our business, we do not have much resources. All the equipment is bought from our savings. So we have a really limited budget to work around. Q: Are there long queues? Do customers mind waiting for their order? There used to be long queue. Now we do, but not as long. No, they do not mind waiting for it because we give them an estimation of how long their order will take. If they do not want to wait, they can walk around first then come back to collect their food. Spot our editors with one of the co-founder of 8 Fahrenheit, Grace! 9
    • Q: Do you have constant supply of ice-cream? How many times a week do you have your supply in? A: We shuffle our flavours every week. Also, we have two suppliers so we do not have constant supply of stocks every week. We will order more of those flavours that we know will run out faster and when we have events. Usually, supply comes every Monday, but when there are events, supply comes during mid-week. Q: How do you use social media to reach out to the students? Currently we have a Facebook page which is linked to our Twitter account, so I guess our Twitter is under-utilized. Also, since our reach is not very wide, when we have new products, we release it on Facebook but it does not really reach the masses so it is something we need to rectify and work on. We also have an Instagram account but our posts are very repetitive because it is an ice cream shop, there is nothing else to post other than ice-cream, so it is quite boring. Also, because I am not that creative. Q: What kind of external events did you do? A: Sometimes we do corporate events such as for DBS, and the one we did for Istana on 7th July 2013 for the Singapore Youth Awards. DBS cater our services quite often as they have always been supportive of social enterprises so when they have their social enterprise carnivals, they will call us down and usually, the booths are free. We did events for a couple of weddings as well. Q: How do you plan to advertise other than using social media? A: There are quite a lot of limitations in school. Earlier, we have posters and stuff pasted around school but we were asked to take them down. We also wanted to do popup stalls in certain areas of the school especially those which are further away from OurSpace. However, all those things requires a lot of effort and it is difficult to do. We are not very sure how else to advertise. Maybe give out stickers, flyers and go down to Secondary Schools physically. If not it is very hard to rely on social media to make it go viral. Unless we have a video or something. 10
    • NGEE ANN BOLEH Located at Poolside Canteen, Henry’s Western is a hot favourite to students eating at that canteen. A wide range of western delights can be found, and all at an affordable price of $4 per set! Located at Makan Place, this plate of sizzling Kaki Fuyong on a hotplate , is a popular delicacy among Ngee Ann students. A plate of egg topped with chicken/oyster/prawn, served alongside with a bowl of rice and soup. Priced at $3 per meal! Located at Munch, this mouth-watering all time favorite, Phad Thai, is a combination of sweet & sour, which gives the flavor burst in your mouth, and leaves you craving for more! Definitely worth the wait! Priced at only $3.50 per plate! Located at Makan Place, Subway has invaded Ngee Ann with an exceptional price! Healthy and wholesome, definitely a satisfying meal for anytime of the day. Great value, great food. Meals starts from $5!
    • Located at Makan Place, this plate of Chicken Kway Teow noodles is tasty and delicious, and you should not be fooled by its appearance. It is cheap and had a rather satisfying quantity. Definitely worth the price! Located at Munch, this bowl of Green Curry Noodles simply keeps you coming back for more! Apart from the tasty green curry gravy, the succulent meat is also heavenly good. Try it now and feel the spice at only $3 per bowl! Located at Munch, this plate of vegetarian delight is delicious for all veggie lovers! The most famous side, would be the Char Siew, soft and fragrant. Prices vary based on what sides you ordered. Definitely worth the price! Located at Munch, this plate of Chicken Chop Rice is rather worthy as the piece of meat laying across the rice is just huge. Apart from this, this Western stall offers many other Western delicacies at a wonderful price! $3 per set for this plate of chicken chop rice!
    • Did you realize that wherever you go, you will see products advertised by Korean celebrities, Korean songs played in retail stores, teenagers blasting or dancing to Korean songs, or teenagers dressing up like Korean celebrities? Yes, Kpop have spread globally, even to Singapore! Here, we will let you know more about some Korean celebrities! An old photo of each celebrity will also be shown. Lee Jong Suk Kim Woo Bin Profession: Actor, Model. Agency: Wellmade STARM Place of Birth: South Korea Date of Birth:14/09/1989 Horoscope: Virgo Blood Type: A Height: 186cm Weight: 65kg Birth name: Kim Hyun Joong Profession: Actor, Model. Agency: SidusHQ Place of Birth: South Korea Date of Birth: 16/7/1989 Horoscope: Cancer Blood Type: B Height: 187cm Forte: Taekwondo, singing. Family members: Parents, younger sister. Hobbies: Playing basketball and swimming. Weight: 70kg Family members: Parents, younger sister. Hobbies: watching movies and exercising. Sulli Birth name: Choi Jin Ri Nickname: Giant baby Profession: Actress, Singer. Agency: S.M. Entertainment Place of Birth: Yangsan, South Korea Date of Birth: 29/3/1994 Horoscope: Aries Blood Type: A Height: 169cm Weight: 43kg Song Hye Kyo Nickname: Woodpecker Profession: Actress. Agency: eden9 Place of Birth: South Korea Horoscope: Scorpio Blood Type: A Height: 161cm Weight: 45kg My ideal guy is someone who is caring, reliable, father-like, thoughtful, mature, and decisive. Family members: Parents, two elder Brothers, one younger brother. Hobbies: Acting and dancing. Family members: Parents(divorced) Hobbies: Travel, swimming and figure-skating. Song Hye Kyo’s actual birth date is 22/11/1981 but her registered birthday is 26/2/1982 as she was sick when she was born, and the doctor thought she would not live.
    • JB Suzy Birth name: Im Jae Bum Nickname: Jaebongi Profession: Singer, Actor, Dancer. Agency: JYP entertainment. Group: JJ Project Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea Date of Birth: 6/1/1994 Horoscope: Capricorn Blood Type: A Height: 179cm Weight: 63kg Birth name: Bae Su Ji Nickname: Earthworm Profession: Singer, Actress. Agency: JYP entertainment and AQ entertainment Group: Miss A Place of Birth: Gwangju, South Korea Date of Birth: 10/10/1994 Horoscope: Libra Hobbies: Take buses, take pictures, collect shoes, Interests: Reading Haruki Murakami’s books and cooking. Blood Type: AB Height: 169cm Weight: 47kg Family: Parents, younger brother. Hobbies: Reading books and taking photos of herself. Interests: Psychology-related stuffs. Jung Il Woo Krystal Profession: Actor, Model. Agency: Haru Entertainment Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea Date of Birth: 9/9/1987 Horoscope: Virgo Blood Type: O Height: 184cm Birth name: Jung Soo Jung Profession: Singer, actress. Agency: SM Entertainment Group: f(x) Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA. Date of Birth: 24/10/1994 Horoscope: Scorpio Weight: 64kg Forte: Swimming. Family members: Parents, older sister. Hobbies: Watching movies, listening songs, clothing collection, surfing web. Blood Type: A Height: 1.63cm Weight: 45kg Forte & hobby: Acting, dancing. Family members: Parents, older sister. Lee Hyun Woo Kim So Eun Profession: Actor. Agency: KEYEAST Entertainment Place of Birth: Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea Date of Birth: 23/3/1993 Horoscope: Aries Blood Type: B Height: 172cm Weight: 55kg Profession: Actress. Agency: Fantagio Entertainment Place of Birth: Namyangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea Date of Birth: 6/9/1989 Horoscope: Virgo Blood Type: O Family members: Parents, older sister. Hobbies: Computer games, football, basketball, snowboarding, exercising. Height: 163cm Weight: 45kg Family members: Parents, younger sister. Interest: Acting.
    • This month’s featured artist is Canadian singer, Justin Bieber., who shot to fame when he was discovered by Usher from Youtube. Justin Bieber puts his fame, for good. On many occasions he surprised adoring fans or sick children to give them a day to remember. He also supports many charities and organizes several charity drives under his name. These are little bits and pieces of things he do to enlighten someone’s day. The respectable acts by the pop singer, has made him one of the top few listed kind-hearted celebrities on celebrity charts! He is one celebrity that gives back to the society as much as he can. This is what “CELEBS GIVING BACK” is looking for! Kudos to him! 16
    • COMMUNITY SERVICE TRIP
    • Meaningful Community Service School of Design and Environment Let’s find out the experiences and valuable lessons learnt by our fellow students from School of Design and Environment who went for the Community Service Trip such as Cambodia and QiTao! Alina Chia, Year 2 Diploma in Real Estate Business. Sarah Neo, Year 2 Diploma in Real Estate Business. ‘‘I went for the Cambodia trip from 14th March 2013 to 26th March 2013. I went for this trip as I wanted to experience their living culture and also to put myself to a test. From this trip, I learnt to never take anything for granted. I will never forget how the kids share whatever they have. However, there are some difficulties I faced which was the communication problem with the kids. There was once where I asked the kids what were the vegetables cooked for dinner, but I was unable to understand them. Despite that, the times I had at Cambodia was as valuable as my childhood memories, but these memories with the kids were even better. We bonded through simple games that we taught them, as well as some games that they taught us. Unfortunately, I am currently not in touch with the kids in Cambodia, but I do hope to go back there again. The most meaningful souvenirs from Cambodia is the handmade bracelets that the kids made for me. ’’ ‘‘I went for the Cambodia trip from 14th March 2013 to 26th March 2013. I went for this trip as I wanted to have an experience that was out of my comfort zone. When I was in Cambodia, I felt like the kids there were like my siblings I never had. It was a joy taking care of them. Though they were much younger than me, I felt like there was no age gap at all. Also, I was definitely not used to the sleeping conditions and environment there. Hence after this trip, I learnt to appreciate my family members and what I have more. One interesting incident I experienced was when my friend got harassed by a young child who was begging us to buy a souvenir. The priceless photographs I took at the orphanage were definitely the most meaningful thing I brought back to Singapore.’’ 18
    • Jean Hoe Hotel and Leisure Facilities Management Year 2 YEP in QiTao, China. 11-24 September 2012 Q: What made you decide to go to the trip? A: I wanted to experience the difference in the pace of life, living conditions and to help the villagers rebuild their community without the aid of technology. Q: What are some interesting incidents you experienced there? A: When we showed them Singapore coins, everyone came and requested us to give them as a token. The kids there thought that the S$1 coin was made of authentic gold when we gave them the coin as a prize for answering one of the quiz given. Q: What did you learn at QiTao? A: I learned teamwork, perseverance , how to take care of ourselves as well as respecting other countries‘ culture, custom and tradition. Q: How did you feel when you interacted with the kids there? What are some activities carried out? A: I feel that they are lovely and brilliant. They learned some basic English and were able to deliver it fluently. We were supposed to teach them on basic Microsoft Words skills but in the end, we talked about Singapore's food, culture, education system and everything special about Singapore such that we overshot the specified time given to us as we were too engrossed. 19
    • Q: Are you still keeping in touch with the kids at QiTao? A: Unfortunately, I am not keeping in touch with them due to my heavy academic schedules and I do not know how to use QQ. Q: Were there any situations where your needs or wants could not be fulfilled? A: There were no such incidents as I knew the conditions of the village area so I did not expect much. There was sufficient food and water for all of us. I was thankful for it and the lack of social networking did not affect me. Q: What difficulties did you face there? A: There was once where we could not find a can opener to open and cook canned food despite asking from the school canteen vendor. It took us a long time before we can get a can opener. Q: What are some interesting/meaningful souvenirs you brought back to SG? A: The wonderful gifts given by the kids, their hand-made letters and most importantly, the awesome memories created in QiTao.
    • PERSONALITY QUIZ Confused about what your personality is like? Take this short quiz to find out your sugar-coated personality! At the last minute, you BFF calls to cancel your Friday night plans. You Your friend tags an awful photo of you on Facebook. You: Untag yourself Say okay, but are disappointed Make her delete it You and your friend are into the same guy. You: Back off-it’s buds before boys Flirt-hey you saw him first! A friend who ditched you for a new group suddenly calls. You: Let her explain Someone cuts in front of you in line at the store. You: Ignore it Let her know you’re upset Say , “Excuse me?!” Don’t believe her apology You’re exhausted after a rough week at school. When your neighbor asks you to babysit you say: ‘I’ll be right over” “Can’t do it You have hours of homework to do but your pal needs help on an art project. You: Drop everything and help Tell her you’re swamped Your crew begs you to break your curfew so you can party a little longer. You: Give in Say no Your bestie introduces you to her new guy-and he is a jerk with a capital J. Later you tell her: “He’s nice!” “You’re too good for him.”
    • Over at Ngee Ann’s School of Design & Environment(Est. 2012), we have 4 exciting diplomas under one roof. Let us hear from our students more about each unique course! Audrey Lim (HLFM, Year 2) Why did you choose this course? I wanted to go business-related courses but my COP couldn't meet their expectations. So I figured out this is the closest course relating to my interest. What would you like to pursue as your career in future? An event planner or working in the spa industry. Any interesting module(s) that you liked? What did you learn? Some interesting modules would be FBV, EPM & SPA (Spa & Amenities Management) I learnt that there are actually lots of liquor types and even know how to make cocktails! As for EPM, I learnt that it's not easy to plan an event itself and you have to make sure that you yourself is "flexible" enough because there will always be last-min changes during the event. As for SPA, I learnt how to design a spa, what are the different types of spa and the treatments they provide. Any interesting lecturer(s) or class activity during your course of study? Share your experiences. An interesting lecturer would be Mr Ho Nee Fun. No reasons why, just find that his teaching and lessons are interesting. An interesting class activity, is during EPM (Events & Project management), we are supposed to make a skyscraper but the lecturer only gave us uncooked spaghetti and marshmallow to construct. Vanessa Tan (REB, Year 2) Why did you choose this course? I would say that my family members in the real estate industry have been a great influence for my interest in it. NP is the only school offering this course so here I am! Also, real estate is one of the best form of investment due to the fact that Singapore has limited land but knowing what to invest in is not enough, so choosing this module allows me to learn more about real estate. What do you think you would like to pursue as your career in future? Property developer, if I have the chance to be one! Any interesting module(s) that you liked? What do you learn? Advanced Building Technology. How buildings are constructed from scratch. Any interesting lecturer(s) or class activity during your course of study? Share your experiences. I would say all the lecturers that have taught me are interesting in their own way. They are also really lovely and helpful people. Class is always fun with my crazy friends, Nadia and Praise. When lectures get a little boring, they're always there to entertain me! 22
    • Shahreen Kaspan (SDE, Year 2) Why did you choose this course? I wanted to learn more about architecture works as I've always wanted to be a designer and wanted to make an impact in the construction industry. Also, my course provides sustainable knowledge which may come in handy as the architectural industry is looking for more sustainable buildings. What would you like to pursue as your career in future? I would like to be an architect and hope to design one of Singapore's future iconic buildings. Any interesting module(s) that you liked? What did you learn? I like Sustainable City Planning(SCP) module and Revit module. SCP actually teaches me how to plan my work well and use my land properly. Revit module is continuous designing module which enhances my creative thinking and my different approach when making a building. Any interesting lecturer(s) or class activity during your course of study? Share your experiences. Mr Raja is a good lecturer as he cares for his students and guides us patiently throughout our learning journey. Neo Wee Chong (PDI, Year 3) Why did you choose this course? I found design interesting when I first heard about it. It allows me to be creative and be unique. Therefore here I am in this course! What would you like to pursue as your career in future? I hope to pursue my career in the media industry as that was my childhood dream. Any interesting module(s) that you liked? What did you learn? PDP (Product Design Project) is an interesting module as we were able to learn how to produce a portfolio of our products and make prototypes! Any interesting lecturer(s) or class activity during your course of study? Share your experiences. There are many interesting and hilarious lecturers such as Geoffrey, Jasmine and Terence. They are strict lecturers but yet at the same time, render you help when needed. Fun activities would be outing trips to various locations and learn more about new products by other schools and also vintage items used by the older generations! 23
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    • SKIN CARE TIPS Want to know how to keep healthy skin? Read on to find out more! Your skin needs as much of pampering and taking care of as other parts of your body. Your skin protects you from all harmful bacterial and toxins and that is why taking care of it makes it even more important! Apart from applying different types of products to your skin, you can also try out these simple but effective tips as to how to maintain clear skin! Tip #1: Protect Yourself From The Sun! Its important to protect your skin from external damages such as the sun’s rays and toxic gas emissions from vehicles. Your skin protects your muscles and bones and thus by taking precautions and applying sunscreen, you are in turn protecting yourself from contracting illnesses easily. Use a SPF of at least 15 and try not to stay out in the sun for prolonged hours. Tip #3: Treat Your Skin With Care! Don’t be too rough on your skin. It needs to be treated with the utmost care. Don’t have too long baths and showers as it will remove oils. Also, don’t use strong soaps as it will strip your skin of vital oils. Lastly, always remember to moisturize your skin when it feels dry. For daily use, have one that contains SPF. Tip #2: Don’t Smoke! Smoking makes your skin look old and wrinkled. The smoke blocks the natural blood flow in your veins and thus decreasing blood flow. Smoking also causes your skin to lose strength and elasticity. Therefore if you want to maintain healthy and clear skin, quit smoking! If you need help, approach your doctor! Tip #4: Manage Stress In this hectic life that we all live, we are bound to have stress in our lives. But its also important to manage that stress so that it doesn’t break out in the form of acne on your skin. Thus, manage your stress by writing out what you have to do in a ‘ToDo List’ and set realistic deadlines for them. And stick to them! Tip #5: Eat A Healthy Diet! A healthy diet can make you feel good about yourself. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and proteins. Research has shown that a diet in Vitamin C helps to keep your skin looking young and feeling soft. 30
    • Homemade Facials Always wanted that expensive facial at the high class outlet? Fret not! Here are some facials that you can make at home without having to burn a hole in your pockets this Christmas! They are effective yet cheap! So read on to find out more about these homemade facials!! Facial Mask For Oily Skin Type Apple & Honey Face Mask If you have an oily skin type, this is the mask for you! 1. Mix one apple, peeled, seeded and cut into slices into a blender 2. Add 3 tablespoons of honey and stir the mixture well. 3. Apply on face and leave for 10-15 minutes. 4. Then rinse with warm water Honey is a natural astringent and helps to clear skin and constrict pores while apples contain vitamins A, B & C. Facial Mask For Dry Skin Type Banana & Yogurt Face Mask Try this quick face mask if you have dry skin! 1. Peel one banana and place half into a bowl (you can eat the rest) 2. Mash the banana with a fork 3. Add 4 tablespoons of yogurt to the banana mix and stir well. 4. Apply on face for 10-15 minutes 5. Then rinse with warm water Yogurt hydrates and exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving you with soft and supple skin. Facial Mask For All Skin Types Papaya & Yogurt Face Mask Just want to maintain your skin? Try this simple yet effective mask! 1. Mix one papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into slices into a blender 2. Add yogurt to papaya(as much as you want) and blend them 3. Apply on face for 5-10 minutes. 4. Rinse with warm water Tip: Always remember to cleanse your face before applying any of these masks. Only leave the mask for the specific amount of time stated. And lastly, if you have sensitive skin, be careful before you use any mask.
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    • Interviewees: Phoebe 18 yrs old Working while waiting for next year’s poly intake. Tristina 21 yrs old Currently undergoing company’s training. Desmond 20 yrs old 3rd Year Engineering Student. Lian Hwa 55 yrs old Mother to 3 kids and working. 1) How frequent do you shop? P: About once a month when I feel that I have a lack of clothes. T: 3 to 4 times a week depending on my mood. Mostly I go shopping after work or when it’s my day off. Usually shops for clothings. D: About 4 times a year as I’m not really interested in shopping. Usually, I shop during the Chinese New Year, end of year and Great Singapore Sales period. These are the times when I usually need new clothes or I find it more attractive to buy as there are discounts and sales. LH: About 3 times a weeks for groceries and once a year for fashion. 2) Where do you normally go to? P: Jurong Point. There are certain stores at JP that sells nice and affordable clothings that are within my budget. Moreover, there are also air-conditioning and many eateries which can satisfy my cravings when I get hungry while shopping. T: Orchard. The things there are nicer and also, there are many different brands available. D: Usually I just go to the minimart near my house as it is convenient. For fashion goods, there is no specific location as I like to explore new things/location. LH: Mostly NTUC and GIANT as I always go shopping for groceries and there is a GIANT located near my house and I spend around $70 per trip. However, for fashion, I would go to neighbourhood places near my house. 3) What are the criterias that you focus on? P: To me, design is the most important, followed by the price. I would look and the designs and see whether I like it a not before looking at the price to decide whether to buy it. It is of no use if the price is cheap but I don’t like it at all. T: 1st: Brand 2nd: Designs 3rd: Quality 4th: Price Brand is the most important to me because branded goods usually have designs that I like. D: 1st: Design 2nd: Price 3rd: Brand Design is the most important as the it have to catch my eye before I will plan to purchase it. LH: Price most important followed by taste and nutritional level. There are loads of groceries to buy. Hence, it is important to plan a budget and keep to it. 33
    • 4) Do you shop online? If yes, do you prefer it to physical shops and why? If not, why? P: No, I don’t shop online as I don’t really know how to. The procedures are really complicated and I’m afraid of the credibility. T: Yes, I do shop online but only rarely. I prefer physical shops because shopping online can be very troublesome such as the procedures to pay money and it also have long waiting time, while in physical shops, we can just pay cash and go. Another reason is because there is no quality assurance when shopping online, while in physical shops, the goods are displayed and we can just feel the quality. D: No, I don’t even have an interest in shopping so I wouldn’t shop online either. LH: No I don’t because I don’t understand English and most importantly, I don’t know how to use a computer. 5) Before buying a product, would you search for information about it? Eg. Research, asking opinions from your friends etc. P: Nope. If I like it then I would just buy it. I won’t particularly search for information about it. T: No, I just buy it if I like it. If not, I won’t buy it. D: Yes. I will search for more information if I’m going to buy more expensive products such as phones or laptop. I will either search for more information through Google or ask for my friends’ opinions about it. LH: Yes. I would get recommendations from my family and friends and also I would compare prices between different stores and get the one that is cheaper. 6) Do you have instances when you planned what to buy but bought more than what you had planned? P: Rarely. I would usually plan what I want to buy before I go shopping and will stick to it unless I see something that I really like or I feel ‘generous’ on that day. T: Yes, most f the times. Sometimes, I don’t really have anything in mid that I want to buy. However, after walking around, I would end up buying something. D: Yes, but rarely. I normally just stick to buying only what I have in mind. LH: Yes. All the time. When I go to the supermarket with a list of items to buy, I would end up buying more than what I had on the list because as I walk around, I was reminded to buy some things that I had left out in the list and not to mention, offers! • • • • • • • • Planned Purchases Buys when needs it Design most important Prefer physical shops Planned Purchases Buys when needs it Design most important Prefer physical shops • • • • • • • • Unplanned Purchases “Likes and Buy” Brand most important Prefer physical shops Reminded Purchases Buys when there is offer Price most important Prefer physical shops 34
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    • VASELINE There are more than 40 uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly! We will be listing 25 of them. Check out the various uses that you might not have even heard of! (Even Tyra Banks uses this!)
    • So what can this product be used for? Let’s find out! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Helps remove makeup. Allows perfume to last longer on our body. Remove lipstick stains on cloth. Helps eyelashes to grow longer and thicker. Prevent hair dye stains on forehead. Tames our eyebrows and makes it look neat. Makes our accessories and shoes shine. Moisturize lips, face, and elbow. Basically any dry area of our body. (It does not clog pores!) After mixing Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with sea salt or sugar, it can be used to exfoliate our body. Ease of removing leftover glue on our eyelid caused by false eyelash glue. Prevent lipstick from staining teeth by applying a bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on our teeth. Ease of opening nail polish bottles the next time we use it when Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is applied around the bottle rim. Applying Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on the metal base of the light bulb will allow ease of replacing light bulb next time. Helps to hide our split ends. Can be used to take care of leather jackets. Prevent ants from being attracted to pet food in pet food bowls by applying Vaseline Petroleum Jelly around the bowl. Prevent squeaking noises and allows ease of opening doors, cabinets, and windows. Allows easy removal of nail polish if it got in contact with our cuticles. Ease of removing ring from our finger. Serves as emergency makeup by mixing food coloring with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Allows wounds (including bruises and cuts) to heal faster. Apply hefty amount of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to fix minor leaks in pipes as a temporary measure, then bind with duct tape if possible. In cases of allergies, putting of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly around our nostrils and the interior of our nostrils(not too deep!) will prevent allergens from getting into our body. In cases of bad backache, heating of Petroleum Jelly in the microwave to a preferable temperature and massaging onto the back will provide a soothing effect. In cases of high fever, putting of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly into the freezer and applying on forehead serves as a pain reliever. 37
    • Social Media Influences On Consumer Behavior Want to know how social media can influence your thoughts? Read on to find out more! 38
    • Why? Numerous number of people today are signing up for social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Word of mouth is a very strong marketing tool and these sites are able to spread the word like a wild fire. That is why they are one of the strongest marketing tools that are available free of cost. Marketers then use social media to their advantage. They are able to interact and keep in touch with their consumers as well as keep them updated on the latest news in their company. Previously, sales were conducted using publicity materials such as brochures, flyers and word of mouth. However, that was in the past. Now, sales are conducted online through blogs and other websites which helps in increasing sales. Sites such as Facebook and Instagram help to promote online shopping and also to advertise and influence consumers to purchase from shops . Thus, consumer behaviour is greatly influenced by social media. Many companies have their own websites providing consumers information about their company. But due to the fact that teenagers nowadays are very tech savvy, marketers need to be careful of what they present to their consumers as teens can find out everything that has happened to that company within minutes. They would read blogs and reviews that other previous consumers have written before they actually go and purchase that product. For example, if you are going to go to a certain restaurant for dinner, you would definitely find out about what they offer first and read all their reviews and comments. And if the reviews are bad, you would change the restaurant. Thus, the impact of the internet in consumers lives is very large because they would believe what they read and it would, as a result, influence their thinking process. 39
    • Some sites that really affect consumer behavior are STOMP and review sites such as Lady Iron Chef. Some examples of how these two websites deter or attract customers. Stomp: Rats found in Thai Express Outlet at Esplanade Mall In an earlier article, the STOMPer had found a large housefly in her soup while dining in that restaurant. When she mentioned it to staff there however, they had ignored her complaint. A spokesperson for NEA wrote: "Our officers inspected the restaurant located at #01-13D of Esplanade Mall. Although flies were not observed in the premises, signs of rat infestation were detected.” Lady Iron Chef’s Take on the New Restaurant Jamie’s Italian at Vivo City As with all the Jamie’s Italian restaurants around the world, the menu is extensive, with offerings of antipasti, pasta and risotto dishes, and main courses that are hearty and rustic. What we really loved were the Tiramisu (S$11.50) and Panna Cotta (S$9). The former – a strong and intense coffee-flavoured triffle with orange mascarpone and chocolate, and the latter – a simple and well-made dessert which is rich and creamy yet not overly sweet, exactly how a good panna cotta should be. We dare say it is one of the better renditions in town. So as you can see, through theses sites, teenagers are now able to look up any incident that has happened to that particular restaurant or shop outlet before making a decision to dine at that place or purchase anything from there. Both sites show the two extremes of each situation, the bad side in STOMP and the good side in Lady Iron Chef’s blog. So, it is important for the marketers of the place to have a good PR in order to recover from bad publicity and also to maintain a positive image in the public. And this is how these social media sites influence your thoughts! 40
    • Fitness FOR HIM Feeling fat this Christmas? DEsire have crafted out a few easy exercises for you to do! Now you can eat those Christmas delights with no guilt! Regular Push-ups Jack-knife Sit-up Improve your overall upper body and get nice chest and shoulders Improves your abdominal strength to build a nice toned abs. Step 1: Start with a pushup position, with your arms apart. Step 2: Dip down till your arms form a 90degree. Step 1: Lie on the floor with your legs raised, and hands stretched to the back. Step 2: Tuck both hands and abs to meet the knees. Hold for 2seconds. Prone Cobra Build a nice V-shape on your back and gives you the lean athletic look. Step 1: Lie flat on your tummy, raise your body up and put your hands forward with your thumbs up. Step 2: Stretch your arms apart and hold that position for 3 seconds. Complete 4 - 5 rounds of 30 seconds for each exercise with no rest or do 20 reps of each exercise for 4 to 5 sets.
    • Fitness FOR HER The Plank The Boat Bicycle Crunch Step 1: Lie down with your back pressed onto the floor. Bring your hands behind your head. Step 2: Starting with your legs bent at a 45-degree angle, bring the right knee into the chest while straightening out your left leg. At the same time, rotate your top half so your left elbow goes to your right knee, then switch to the other side. Repeat for one minute, three times a day. Step 1: Sit on the floor, with your knees bent and feet flat and tilt back, extending your legs so your body forms a right angle. Step 2: Pull your abs in to balance. Extend your arms at shoulder height past your knees. Hold for five slow breaths and return to your starting position. Step 1: Lie face down then lift yourself up on to your toes and forearms, with your elbows bent at 90 degrees. Step 2: Keeping your core muscles, your stomach and bottom tight and your legs straight, hold for 10 seconds. Repeat three times a day, gradually building to 40 seconds each. Repeat five times a day. Fueled by 42
    • GIFTS TO GIVE Wondering what gifts to buy this Christmas? Fret not! Here are a few cool and whacky gifts that suits different people! This hilarious plate, stretches the creativity juice in your brain, to decorate your food on the face and form faces. Definitely a great gift for the young. A new way to motivate them to eat! $4.20 each! Available at Jipaban. Save your tears from an emotional onion peeling moment by For baking lovers, this would add putting on this stylish to their collection of molds and onion goggles. Now, give them a whacky twist to their you can safely peel cakes! $6.50 each. Available at your onions and avoid Jipaban. that burning sensation. $50 per pair. Get it at Howards Say goodbye to a messy drawer with this sleek jewellery organizer. Storage World. Ladies would certainly feel more “organized”. From $14.95. Available at Howards Storage World. Handy and portable, this USB Cup Warmer allows you to have a cup of lukewarm drink anytime, anywhere! $51 each. Available at Jipaban. Want something different? Unique and stylish, this LEGO camera will definitely be an eye-turner! $167.37 each. Available at Jipaban. This cute pixelated wall clock will make you doubt your eyesight for once. It’s an unique wall feature in any area! $56 each. Available at Jipaban.
    • What you will need : Glass jar, superglue, glitter(or small pieces of aluminum foil), baby oil, Christmas figurine, scissors, needle, thread, stars(or any other decorative object). Optional items: Christmas garlands or ribbons. Step 1: Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end. Step 2: Poke the needle through the star (or any other decorative object). Step 3: Pull the thread until it stops at the knot and make several of it at different lengths. Step 5: Place a generous amount of glue to the centre of the jar lid. Put the figurine on the glue while it is still wet. Step 4: Glue the threads with the stars to the base of the jar. Step 6: Sprinkle glitter in the jar. 44
    • Step 7: Fill the jar with baby oil. Baby oil is preferred than water as it allows the glitter to flow down slowly to the bottom of the jar compared to water. Step 8: Put glue around the edge of the jar lid as well as at the edge of the jar. Then quickly put the lid on the jar before the glue dries up. Step 9(optional): Put more glue around the outer area of the lid to add more decorations (such as Christmas garlands) to cover up the lid. Step 10(optional): Put more glue at the other end of the jar to add more decorations. You may try with other types of jars and figurines as well!
    • What you will need : Tape, paper plates/palette (or any other material to place your paint), acrylic paint(white, navy, blue, light blue, light pink, purple), brushes, sponges. Step 1 : Take out the shoelaces to prevent it from getting dirty. Use tape to cover the soles of the shoes to prevent paint from getting on it. Step 2: Use sponge to apply navy paint and dab on the shoes wherever you prefer. Then use blue paint to dab around the navy paint and blend it together to give a fading effect. *Note: Do not use too much paint when dabbing. Step 3: Use purple paint to dab next to the navy paint. Dab it in any way you want it to be. 46
    • Step4: Use light purple paint to blend among the navy and purple paint however you want it, to give it a cloudy effect. It does not have to look neat. Step5: Continue to blend from darker paint to light paint such as navy paint next to the purple paint, then blue paint next to navy paint, or any way you prefer. The point of this is to blend it however you want to, according to your preference. Do not worry if it does not look presentable now, it will at the end! Step6: Use sponge to apply white paint and blend it around the areas where you have applied light blue paint. Then use light pink paint to blend around the white paint. Step7: Apply white paint on a toothbrush then use the toothbrush to splatter bits of white paint here and there by brushing your finger through the bristles of the toothbrush with the toothbrush facing the shoe. (Do not worry if you think you messed up and get splatters that you do not like, it will not be obvious) Step8(optional): Use a thin brush to make multiple dots on the shoes to make it look like clusters of stars. You can draw as many clusters as you want on the shoes. Lastly, draw an asterisk in the middle of the clusters of stars. After you are done, just leave it to dry for thirty minutes.
    • Orchard Road, Marina Bay, Harbourfront and Sentosa Christmas Light-Up Get dazzled by all the beautiful lightings and decorations set up specially for the Christmas Season. Photographers, remember to bring your camera for some snapping time! Not to mention, the malls at Orchard would extend their opening hours and there would be lots of promotions going on. All these makes night time shopping in Singpore way more fun and exciting! Christmas Countdown Are you a party animal? Up for some party time? Join some of the famous Christmas parties in some of Singapore’s famous clubs. Avalon Zouk The beats are sick, the scene is hot, and the parties are simply out of control. Up for a phenomenal night out? Then step inside Avalon—one of Hollywood’s hottest spots to arrive on the Singapore party scene. Dance till you drop and join the big crowd in wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Located at Marina Bay Sands, it is convenient for everyone to get to. As one of the largest club, Zouk often hosts international guests DJs, live perfrmances, fashion shows and fringe art events. It is known as one of the most happening club that had hosted many events. With all this hype, what are you still waiting for? Come on down and join your fellow residents in counting down to Christmas!
    • Visit a Church Christmas is not all about shopping and partying. Visit one of Singapore’s lovely historic old churches and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day they all conduct religious services. St Andrew’s Cathedral (Largest) St Joseph’s Church (Amazing stained glass windows) Armenian Church (Oldest) Home Don’t want to be in the crowd? Fret not, you can always organise a gathering with your family and friends at your house. You can: 1) Go through our Christmas edition recipe book to dish up some delicious desserts with easy steps. 2) Refer to our ‘Hit The Screen’ section for movie ideas. 3) Play card games, such as Saboteur and poker cards for bonding time or go back to the basics with Monopoly or Cluedo.
    • Time to switch off the lights and hit the screen. Get ready your popcorn and relax on your sofa with some of the all time favourite movies. The Avengers Transformers Loki, the stepbrother of Thor, teams-up with the Chitauri Army and uses the Tesseract power to travel from Asgard to Earth to plot the invasion of Earth by the Chitauri and become the king of Earth. As the director of the agency S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury sets in motion the project The Avengers, joining Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye, to save the world from the powerful Loki and alien invasion. With the superheroes’ appearances, prepare to be brought back to your childhood. When teenager Sam Witwicky buys his first car, what he doesn't know, is that it's actually an alien robot. This isn't the only alien to arrive on Earth. Optimus Prime and a fellow group of transforming robots have arrived in search of the Allspark. But Optimus Prime and the Autobots aren't the only aliens to appear. Megatron and the Decepticons are also searching for the Allspark, and they would do anything to get it, even if it means destroying the world. Join in Sam’s first adventure with the Autobots as they battle against the Decepticons! Spider-man When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. 50
    • Superman Returns Titanic (1997) After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, Superman returns to Earth to become the people's savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane. However, he finds out that Lois Lane is engaged to a relative of his boss, and that Lex Luthor is at it again. Superman must again race against time to stop the psychopathic Luthor before millions possibly billions - are killed. Engaged to a would-be steel magnate, Caledon Hockley, Rose DeWitt Bukater boards the Titanic's first-class suites with him and her mother in Southampton. Also boarding are Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi, after a lucky poker game wins them tickets in steerage. When Rose attempts suicide by jumping off the stern in third-class, Jack pulls her back onto the ship and a bond is forged between them. Eventually, Rose and Jack fell in love but they were met with the opposition from Caledon and the sinking of the Titanic. Now, Rose and Jack must fight to stay alive, but is young Jack already doomed because of his lower status as a steerage passenger? Watch to find out. The Dark Knight With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. 51
    • RED (Album) By Taylor Swift Brokenhearted (Single) By Lawson Feat Bob Famous for her love songs, Taylor Swift had release a new album, RED. The album's lead single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", became Swift's first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Some of the other songs are “Begin Again”, “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “22”. Unorthodox Jukebox (Album) By Bruno Mars Bruno Mars’ second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, peaked at number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100. The album spawned the international hit singles, "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man“. Lawson are a British pop band, consisting of Andy Brown, Ryan Fletcher, Joel Peat and Adam Pitts. Their latest single, Brokenhearted, was placed #6 in the UK Singles Charts. The 20/20 Experience (Album) By Justin Timberlake Night Visions (Album) By Imagine Dragons Night Visions is the debut studio album by American rock band Imagine Dragons. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 in the US with singles such as “It’s Time”, “Hear Me” and “Radioactive”. The 20/20 Experience is the third studio album by American recording artist Justin Timberlake, with singles such as “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors” which peaked within top 5 in several countries included in it. 20/20 Experience also debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. 52
    • CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! Stand A Chance To Win Attractive Prizes When You Participate In This Instagram Contest This Christmas!! To participate in this contest, all you have to do is follow our Instagram account @DEsire and post a picture of yourself posing with an issue of DEsire. Also, in the description box in less than 20 words, explain why you like us and why you should get the prize! Don’t forget to hashtag #DEsire at the end of your description! Prizes* include iPad2 and iPod Touch worth more than a thousand! So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of DEsire now! *Terms & Conditions Apply Name(Mr/Mrs/Ms) __________________________________ Address _________________________ Postal Code _______ Contact number ______________ I/C number ____________ Date of Birth ______________________ Age_____________ School/Occupation __________________________________ Email _____________________________________________ PLEASE TICK: Renewal New subscription 6ISSUES: S$18.00 12ISSUES: S$32.40 Subscribers will be informed about the collection of subscription gift via email. NOTE: Subscription rates are only applicable in Singapore. All prices are inclusive of GST. Receipts will only be issued upon request. Postage will be charged for other countries, please call hotline: 6122 4266 (Circulation Department) or Fax: 6344 9533 to enquire. Free gifts are for Singapore subscribers only. Subscription cannot be cancelled. Gift items are available while stocks last and we reserve the right to substitute gifts with products of equivalent value. (10% off newsstand price) 24ISSUES: S$57.60 (20% off newsstand price) 36ISSUES: S$75.60 (30% off newsstand price) 1 free issue 2 free issues 3 free issues Cheque or money orders should be payable to: Northern Publishing Pte Ltd Mail/Fax/Email to: Northern Publishing Pte Ltd (Circulation Department), 2947 Upper Skyline Road, HLFM building, #02-07, Singapore 274837. Tel: 6122 4266 Fax: 6344 9533 Email: Designenvironment@np.com.sg Interested in joint promotions or marketing tie-ups? Please email us at Designenvironment@np.com.sg
    • Read on to find out your love compatibility! <3 Try to push back your own concerns a bit as you have some friends who need you now. If you can defer gratification for a bit longer, you should be able to score some great karma Love Compatibility: Libra March 21-April 20 Pay closer attention to your health. You may not be able to fix everything, but there is almost certainly one little tweak you can make that should make you feel a lot better in the long run Love Compatibility: Scorpio April 21-May 21 Your big smile is a beacon to others and you are having too much fun to rest. Your mental and social energies are in perfect sync and someone new shows up at the right time. Love Compatibility: Sagittarius May 22-June 21 Your activity levels are heightened, though your mood may not be. It is time to slog through all the work you have been putting off before you can have fun. Love Compatibility: Capricon June 22-July 22 Open up your heart. You need to share some feelings with someone who may be drifting away from you. That may not change, but honesty cannot hurt on a day like today. Go for it. Love Compatibility: Aquarius July 23-Aug 22
    • You and your friend are buying into something big together. It may not involve money – it could be a new way of looking at things or something spiritual – but you need to keep at it. Love Compatibility: Pisces Aug 23-Sept 22 You get good news in the morning and almost nothing can dampen our sprits. Even the worst news you get feels somehow natural or part of a much bigger, better picture. Love Compatibility: Aries Sept 23-Oct 23 You need to let someone else win today, otherwise things will get really difficult. Your energy is building up to something big, but it just has not hit the right spot yet. Love Compatibility: Taurus Oct 24-Nov 21 Speak up today. If you do not tell the world what you want, there is no way for the right people to guess your social energy is well balanced now, so it should not be hard to open up. Love Compatibility: Gemini Nov 22-Dec 20 Your cultural leanings are enriching your life and the lives around you. Some stray comment you make today changes a life for the better. You may never fully realize what happened. Love Compatibility: Cancer Dec 21-Jan 20 You need to reach out to someone in need. It may be a family member or someone tearing up on the bus, but you have to challenge yourself to overcome social barriers. Love Compatibility: Leo Feb 20-March 21 Jan 21-Feb 19 It may be a good time to forget a debt, especially if it is from a kid or some other relative. That does not just mean wiping away the financial burden but pretending it never even happened. Love Compatibility: Virgo