We’re halfway through November now, which means it’s barely six weeks before 2016 rolls around. But don’t despair if you’re not ready to say goodbye yet; there’s still plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Here’s a round up of what we’re anticipating in the remaining days of 2015.
1. YouTube Rewind
This is the video sharing platform’s annual recap of the year’s most popular videos on their site. It is a compilation of the most viewed clips, but remade with the help of various YouTube personalities — to (sometimes) hilarious effect.
Here’s a look at 2014’s video:
After a year of hard work, being able to take two straight weeks off from work to travel and clear your mind is something that many look forward to. Even if you’re not leaving the country, going on a staycation can be equally relaxing.
If you’ve booked your plane flights but are still procrastinating on looking for accommodation, check out our favourites on Airbnb.
Yup, we’re talking about Star Wars here. 10 years after the last Star Wars film was released, we’re finally going to get a seventh instalment, just in time for Christmas. Star Wars fans, get ready for the race for tickets and all the movie marathons you know will be happening in about 4 weeks’ time.
If sci-fi’s not really your thing, though — maybe you’re more interested in watching kids fight it out to the death? — then there’s also the final film in The Hunger Games series, which will be out in just under two weeks.
There’s a lot for shoppers to look forward to come year end: Christmas sales, Boxing Day sales, New Year sales…you get the idea. Whether you’re shopping online or off, it’s best you be prepared to face hordes of other shoppers like yourself.
The latest sales to come (after Singles Day, of course) are the 12.12 sales, which Zalora and Lazada have both shared will be providing awesome deals for us Singaporeans.
Here are our tips to be a pro shopper during the sale period.
5. The End Of SG50
Now now, don’t get us wrong. SG50 was a great year, and we will be reminiscing the experiences we’ve had these past months for years to come, but the festivities did get quite overwhelming at times. And you know there is just too much SG50 going around when even your overseas friends complain about it.
And the fishcake. Don’t forget the fishcake.
6. Year-End Bonuses
Don’t tell me this is not something you’ve been looking forward to since…January this year.
Singaporeans have a strange fascination with fireworks. And what better way to round off the year than by standing along the streets in the Marina Bay area (and holding up traffic) to catch a glimpse of the fireworks from the New Year countdown?
8. The double long weekend that is Christmas & New Year’s Day
Thank you, calendar gods.
9. The many excuses we have to feast
Singaporeans are the biggest foodies you’ll ever meet, so when there’s a chance — or many chances — to eat, you can bet we won’t pass up on any one of them.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, weekends, Fridays, mid-week…everyday’s a new chance to feast, really.
10. Take stock of what you’ve achieved
Yeah, yeah, this is really just for the overachievers who manage to stick to their New Years’ resolutions. But we’re not judging: if you’ve held yourself accountable and stuck to your plans to exercise more or eat more healthily, then good on you!
Meanwhile, excuse the rest of us while we remind ourselves yet again how spectacularly we’ve failed at keeping ours.