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He doesn’t have to be very successful. I particularly enjoy how we help one another accessorise our costumes for the themed nights that Playhouse organises. What’s the wildest attire you’ve worn at the club? During Halloween. FHM Lace corset & lace thong. It was my first time punching a girl. to which my answer would always be “No”.Talent What’s the best thing about being a Fantastic Baby? (The girls at Playhouse are known as Fantastic Babies. What’s your usual response to guys who try to hit on you? It depends on their opening line. At another party. but as long as he’s ambitious. I went as Catwoman. but they usually pick my height [Star’s 1. Sexually. From there. a pretty attractive quality.74m tall. I dressed in boxers. tank top and fluffy bedroom slippers. But guys always tell me I’ve got a good-looking butt. What’s the biggest turn-on in a man? Someone who has ambition and aim in life. both by Chalone. And going around picking fights — that is really not cool. What’s your best asset? I like my mouth. it’s small and peach-like. Any clubbing no-no for guys? Jumping around like a monkey or shoving their way through a crowd. ) Getting to know so many girls from different walks of life. She was quite short. so I hit her on the top of her head from where I was standing — on the podium. The worst pick-up line you’ve heard? “I think I’ve seen you somewhere”. even taller with heels on] as talking point. we’ll see where the conversation leads. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in a club? I punched a girl in the head. he has to make sure I climax first. What’s your choice of poison? Champagne and vodka — together! Which drink in hand makes a guy most attractive to you? Whisky on the rocks. 006 06/13 . She was holding on to my ex-boyfriend and I got pretty pissed. I quite like that look. My favourite is “nurse” night. that’s fine by me.
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those limited-edition Nike Air Max trainers really won’t help you hold your Toyota Wish at the biting point on a 15 per cent hill gradient. you’ve had that junior toolbox for a few years now. hangover anxiety and the fact that you’ve spent all your money and there’s a week to payday. you’re on a slippery slope to Dadsville. you’ll spend the next day battling nausea. There used to be melodies and harmonies and meaningful lyrics and catchy choruses. they’re both comfortable and practical. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES 05 You stand at the back at gigs . 06 You purchase comfortable shoes When it really comes down to it. half an hour has passed and all that you’ve done is stare deeply into your three-quarter-filled pint glass. The reality? Utter blankness. They’re just ruining the view for everyone else… 01 You look forward to not going out The upside of a big night out is that you see your mates. See also: Connecting things to Bluetooth. wise. And yet when you try to sync your music to iCloud. To the casual observer you appear almost sage-like. 012 026 05/13 02/13 WORDS: THE FHM TEAM. Look. streaming TV shows on your computer. soaked to the eyeballs in other people’s salty secretions. You’ve got a hammer and a screwdriver and even 20 Allen keys from all those Ikea Pax wardrobes you’ve erected. a trusty newspaper or smartphone would have seen you through those empty minutes quite nicely. it becomes more difficult to keep your eyes open at any given time. navigating Apple’s App Store and working out who or what a “404” is. when you’ve forked out $150 to be stood a mere bottle’s throw from your favourite band. On the flipside. Congratulations. but before you know it you’re grabbing 40 winks on the train to work and even casually trying to sneak in a quick bit of shut-eye during a particularly tender love-making session. girls totally dig leather sandals. Much better to kick back with the old wireless. perfectly horizontal or vertical. Plus. But now it’s all One Direction this and Taylor Swift that. 09 08 It’s a scientific fact that as you get older. Bliss. But those tan Birkenstock sandals? Why. 9 WAYS TO TELL YOU’RE TURNING INTO YOUR DAD 03 You’ve started listening to Symphony FM Modern music used to be good. Why would you invite a mushroom to a house party? He’s a fun guy to be with. But now.Weird World 04 You own a spirit level Sure. contemplative. you find yourself at a dead end.4FM and enjoy Beethoven’s Fifth with a glass of red wine and a couple of scented candles. chat up pretty girls. have a laugh and. you have now progressed to the next level of manhood. Or at least you can accurately gauge how inept your craftsmanship is before throwing a wobbly and asking your dad to come and help. right? 02 You actually find Christmas cracker-style jokes funny On which side do chickens have the most feathers? The outside. 07 Technology baffles you Your parents didn’t grow up with computers or mobile phones. It starts when you begin nodding off during movies. occasionally. You can’t even see the bass player from there! And don’t even get started on those people who stand up to cheer a goal at Jalan Besar Stadium. But a spirit level: Now that signifies you’ve constructed something serious. You fall asleep during stuff You spend half an hour just staring into space Waiting for someone in the pub? In the olden days. What do you call a man with brown-paper trousers? Russell. something that is required to be absolutely. If you laughed at any of these jokes. You did. despite the fact your 11-year-old nephew can manage it with his eyes shut. before you know it. the last thing you want is to get caught up in some sweaty moshpit. Much better to spend Saturday night making a nice rustic stew from the Gordon Ramsay cookbook and watching David Attenborough’s Galapagos. flick it over to 92.
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Why? Their egos didn’t fit with the way he wanted to play.” The lesson: If you don’t ask. “Pep was on everything like a hawk. Deco and Eto’o all have in common? Aside from being four super-talented footballers. you need your team to believe in you. It didn’t. he inherited a lazy squad.” recalls teammate Ronald Koeman. The lesson: To be a successful leader. Guardiola launched into an anti-Mourinho rant.” he once stated. can be a great way of inspiring others. The lesson: Keep moving forward. The lesson: Anger. The lesson: Words aren’t the only way to motivate. calling José the “f**king man” at a press conference.” says Koeman. That night. Ronaldinho. Lionel Messi and co gave him a standing ovation. . “He wanted to know everything. 05 Creative Motivation 02 Interrogate Others Guardiola wasn’t born a master tactician. you don’t learn. some cried. tougher training and more fines for poor behaviour. Prior to Barca’s 2011 Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid. he played a video that mixed footage of his team with scenes from Gladiator. ‘There must be something good down there. I’d think. It psyched them up so much. His critics said he’d snapped — not so.Train Your Brain 01 Drive a Crap Car PEP GUARDIOLA Learn from the managerial genius who overcame lazy players and José Mourinho to win 14 titles in four seasons at Barcelona FC. “You have to know when to walk. they won 2-0. “Standards had slipped. They went out and won 2-0. Guardiola didn’t deliver a team talk before Barca’s Champions League final against Manchester United in 2009.” The lesson: Leave no stone unturned in your pursuit of perfection. they were all shipped out by Guardiola.so constantly quiz your supervisors. The lesson: Never get too big for your boots. Guardiola could have stayed at the Nou Camp for life — but he resigned after four years. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN LIKE Guardiola’s bonce could have ballooned when he became a Barcelona first-team regular at 20. PHOTOS: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES People put their lives on the line for Guardiola. Xavier Hernández. 06 Know When to be the Bad Cop 03 Control Everything When Guardiola was made Barca boss in 2008. He’d deliberately kicked off to fire up his players.” recalls Barca midfielder. The lesson: You’re only as good as your next appraisal. “If Pep told me to throw myself off the second tier of the Nou Camp. 07 Inspire Loyalty 04 Don’t Bow to Reputations What do Ibrahimovic. Instead. “Three years later.’” says Barca defender Dani Alves. His solution? New tactics. if used properly. so never let a promotion or pay rise go to your head. he was still driving a second-hand Volkswagen Golf. WORDS: STUART HOOD. The next night. “Pep was always asking questions. He had an insatiable hunger for information. 014 026 06/13 02/13 08 Seek New Challenges As ball boy-turned-club captainturned-manager. He became one by analysing his managers and probing his teammates.
let’s keep it that way. BEHAVE! Pitch a tent Things you should never do at a beach. You might as well “borrow” some. 06/13 015 . Unless you’ve got goggles on your head and are surnamed Phelps. Go nude So you want to impress. just don’t get caught” Take a piss in the sea Ask a girl for a photo opp WORDS: MITCHELL PEREIRA. Tents are a great way to keep the flies out of your face when you’re camping out. obvious to everyone around you when you suddenly stop your game of beach soccer and request to be excused while you take a dip.Etiquette OH. Might as well rule out those who wouldn’t like to be part of my photo album by asking them directly. It is. (Because that’s the kind of guy you are. she gets on her knees. you soon fall asleep. and you notice a stunning babe with a juicy posterior playing volleyball. Ever. female. A family beach. Speedos are a very tricky bit of business. use it. it just screams that the both of you will be getting it on. Until you realise she wasn’t actually asleep from the shout of “Help! Thief!” Ogle indiscreetly You’re walking along the beach looking for a place to lay your pale butt down. is not the most appropriate for a tiny Speedo. and you’re in your Speedos at the beach (despite us telling you “no to Speedos”) and you decide to stuff rolls of toilet paper down the front. She runs towards you and as you’re about to say “hi”. you wont be able to replicate the same level of comfort in your makeshift tent. Remember: If you’ve got a bed at home. go and do. “Want to do. Wear Speedos Everyone’s done this — male. Despite your best efforts at eyeballing the chick in the water. despite your missus telling you what a wizard you are in the sack. on one hand. and all you want to do is laze under the sun and get your pale skin to turn a shade. You should also know that. PHOTOS: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES Ever gone to the beach and spotted guys dressed in berms and polo tees with shoes on and a digital camera slinging from his neck? This is probably what they think: “So many bikini babes. Like our encik used to say. however. But when you bring it to the beach with your date.” Steal her lotion Did you forget your sun block? How are you going to keep your skin pasty and pale with all these ultra-violet rays? It’s a good thing the girl lying face down across from you has her cream and lotion strewn over the sand. so little memory space in the camera. It leaves nothing to imagination and it forces people to actually imagine it in the first place. animals. You imagine it’s time to speak to the ladies and bring them back to your tent. Fall asleep during a tan You finally get the time to hit the sand.) But you won’t be fooling anybody with your party trick once you enter the water. no need to wake her and ask. they aren’t inappropriate but there are appropriate places for them. you should not be in a Speedo. She’s looking your way and waving at you! All you can think of is wave back. Stuff anything down your pants Ever hung out at the beach and everywhere you look you see penises — and everything is as normal as it should be despite the huge number of naked men walking around? No? Yeah. it is not reason enough to wave your wand in public. You awake to find only your chest and entire frontal region charred beyond belief and the sun has gone down. picks up the volleyball and rejoins her friends.
” Would you eat it again now you know it’s kangaroo? “It was my favourite of the lot. definitely. It’s nowhere near my favourite. George Garry. 51 Sample A: Zebra He guessed: Overcooked veal “For me. They’re usually smaller than that. Revolting. All the others were quite dry compared to this. I definitely preferred the camel out of all of them. with a bit of thyme and seasoning. but not massively. that’s who.DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE EATING? Pony burgers had Europe fooled. It was the best of a bad bunch. really.” Sam. It’d be really delicious pan-fried for a couple of minutes on each side. It’s tough. I used to butcher horses. this was the only edible one. I’m not eating it again.” Sample D: Crocodile He guessed: Absolutely no idea “I didn’t like it. what with it recently being all over the news. pretty decent steak. and that’s kind of what camel tasted like — sort of sweet.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s squirrel? “It’s squirrel? Wow. so it’s hard work getting through it. 22 Terry. It’s slightly gamey in taste. And that’s why. 44 016 PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT MCAULAY Sample A ZEBRA Sample B KANGAROO . 47 Sample F: Squirrel He guessed: Rabbit “I thought this had the nicest flavour and the best texture. Yeah. and I’ve got no problem eating a kangaroo. so yes. even. which was the camel. with six exotic meats in tow. so it’d be nice in a casserole. but can the professionals spot the exotic meat? Horsemeat seems to be the meat to chow down on right now. this is the best one. FHM headed down to a butcher’s in London to see if they could help us predict the next big meat to take over the world… FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Pork and herb. I’d have it again but casserole it. you got a big one there. But who saw it coming? Absolutely nobody.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s zebra? “No thanks.” 06/13 Sample E: Python fillet He guessed: Frog “It’s really tough.” Manuel. 35 Sample C: Camel steak He guessed: Bison “This tastes just like a not-toomature.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s camel? “Yeah. 44 Sample B: Kangaroo sausage He guessed: Boar “It tasted like a pretty good and meaty sausage.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s python? “I’d cook it for a very long time if I had to eat it again. They were all pretty tasteless. You’d need to cook this for a very long time to get any flavour from it. because we sell a boar sausage and it’s kind of similar. dry and like gristle. It’s not that much fun to eat. I didn’t actually like any of them. I’d hazard a guess at it being some sort of African animal. but I didn’t spit it out like some of the other guys did.” George.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s crocodile? “Croc or not.” Matt.
The Big Question FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Boar and apple. FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Cumberland. LONDON. FOR GAMELY TRYING TO IDENTIFY THEM.CO. Matt FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Cumberland.NET AND GARDEN4LESS. 06/13 017 .UK FOR SUPPLYING ALL THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL MEATS — AND MOENS OF CLAPHAM. Sam FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Toulouse Manuel Garry Sample C CAMEL Sample D CROCODILE Sample E PYTHON Sample F SQUIRREL MANY THANKS TO VINSULLIVAN. Terry FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Pork and leek.
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Fingercroxx and 5cm. only two words came to mind — wardrobe overhaul. these little details go a long way. masculine way — as is the style ideal intended for the male of the species — you won’t find any flashy. over-the-top garishness here.and cardholders. these guys definitely know what they’re doing. shades are essential for two things — blocking out the sun. WORDS: JANINE LEE .t at. #03-15 Wisma Atria.t had landed on our shores. Stylish in a quiet. OR’S EDITC PI K Frind i. the Braun Buffel Heart collection makes all the right statements. From $89 to $279 at Braun Buffel boutiques. all of which carry cuttingedge menswear in various styles. What you will find however. Which explains why when we heard Hong Kong multilabel store i. billfold wallets and travel organisers. Stand-out brands include Izzue. 024 06/13 From $85 to $185 at major optical stores. and covering up your hangover.Jump And Shout It’s not that guys don’t enjoy shopping. are finely crafted key. Exciting stuff. but we tend to have limited options. We’ve never been this spoilt for choice. Polaroid’s polarised sunglasses have been protecting delicate eyes from sun damage and making people look like rockstars for a very long time. or quite so able to identify with how our girlfriends feel whenever they enter the mall. Eye Candy Luxe Appeal Constructed for the urban gent. With it’s UltraSight lens technology that offers nine layers of everything from shock-absorbency and scratchresistance to polarising light-filters that block UVA. Currently in its 75th year of production. The way we see it. Made with buffalo-stamped leather and completed with subtle silver hardware. UVB and UVC light rays — when it comes to sunglasses.
From $49 to $55 at Actually+. shirts and pants in navy. Best part is. 06/13 025 . you could sport an herb garden on your head and still be the coolest kid on the block. Throw on a striped tee. are durable and they kick our fickle weather’s (one minute drought. making for an all-around better-fitted silhouette. #04-45 Paragon Shopping Centre. the Newport collection features tees. Understatedly sophisticated and crafted with quality materials. $679 at V Ave Shoe Repair. Featuring three-strap velcro fastening. Tough Nut All Hands on Deck Traverse the high seas with American brand Nautica’s 30th anniversary collection. #02-13. red and white. kit yourself out in these threads for some effortless style — even if you don’t own a yacht. Short Story Given the stifling hot weather. Sleeker and lower profile then their snapback cousins. Yeah. From Red Wing store. From $63 at Celio stores. featuring the ever-comfortable cushion crepe sole. they’re made of five pieces of fabric cut to align to the contours of your head.Skull Hugger Rock the living daylights out of that bad-hair day with these dope fivepanel caps. We love a good pair of boots because they look cool. From Nautica boutique. making them idiot-proof when it comes to matching pieces. it’s pretty much berm season all year round. #02-070 Suntec City and Leftfoot stores. a name so synonymous with bootmaking that you can’t say it without stomping hard on something. Enter Red Wing Shoes. you could totally get away with wearing these to work. next minute monsoon). Swedish atelier V Ave Shoe Repair presents these seriously sweet kicks that will make your fancy feet even fancier. engraved rubber soles and an all-over funky print in nylon and suede. Hilton Shopping Gallery. A tribute to its seafaring heritage. these eclectic sneakers will take you from the streets to the dance floor and back — upping your style quotient by 200 points in the process. heel back-stitching and leather lining. they come in a plethora of funky prints from cosmic to tribal and even good ol’ fruit and veg. Sneak Attack Embodying everything awesome about Scandinavian design. 118A Arab Street. you heard us. These round-toe work oxfords are testament to that spirit. why not embrace the opportunity to show off your calves? Celio’s summer collection of shorts are available in a neutral colour palette ranging from khaki to grey to black. To sweeten the deal. patterned polo or even a hoodie and you’re good to go.
Not in-between.” .” 026 06/13 LEAH. why not just wear three-quarter pants instead of rolling the cuff?” HUIMIN. it would be really unflattering. the top needs to match the overall look.” (She’ll let you know…) Does it say cool. I wouldn’t mind my boyfriend wearing his pants like that. 24 “It’s a more special way of wearing pants. looks a bit effeminate at times. Fashion trend? Weird and unmanly. And it also won’t work if his legs are too skinny. MODEL PHOTO: ROY LIM ELLA. I like that the guy is daring enough to change things up a little and take risks with his dressing.” “I think it’s quite nice and stylish. 18 “It works for normal pants but please don’t do this for skinny jeans. I think it looks good on guys. ESTHER. 28 LISHIA.” INTERVIEW & PHOTOGRAPHY: JANINE LEE. It would be okay for more casual outfits.How do my cuffed-up pants look? HER ION! OPIN JESS. like preventing the pants from getting wet. beats the normal way of dressing.” ELISHA. 22 “It’s a cool look and also very trendy. 25 “It doesn’t work for most guys. you should be wearing berms. If you want to wear pants that length. 19 “It’s got a bit of an ’80s vibe to it.” JEAN. it’s silly to roll it up. casual and relaxed or “I can’t decide which length my pants should be?” We let the ladies tell you. 24 “Other than a functional purpose. 23 “I hate this look! Why are you showing off your ankles? Pants should cover the entire leg and if not.
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5)Le Petit Olivier Pure Argan Oil. dry hair. 150ml. Tightening skin and reducing unevenness. $23 Formulated to work with dehydrated and sensitive skin. This quickabsorbing sunblock not only protects from UVA and UVB rays. PHOTOGRAPHY: ROY LIM 2)Physiogel Hypoallergenic Cream. Apply a few drops and massage into cleansed skin. organic and natural. $99 A non-sticky essence that glides on skin like water and contains a cooling agent that calms and smoothens. argan oil contains essential fatty acids that combat skin ageing. 75ml. 4)B. $28 Hate razor burn and irritation from shaving? This foam infused with peppermint protects skin and soothes by reducing friction and redness. this fragrance-free cream locks in moisture for up to three days and guarantees longlasting hydration. this brightens and improves your complexion with regular use. 3 1 4 5 2 1)SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence. while providing a cooling sensation that lasts well after your shave. it also hydrates and repairs damaged skin. $45 We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — the sun is the biggest culprit causing damaged skin. ART DIRECTION: PYRON TAN.Kings of Clarity New grooming items to protect. 45ml. 3)Lierac Homme AntiIrritation Shaving Foam. A multi purpose product. treat and improve your poker face. 50ml. it can also be used to revitalise and restore dull. 028 06/13 WORDS: JANINE LEE.liv Shield Me Moisturizing Sunblock. $58 100 per cent pure. . 75ml.
The tricky part is until you smell the fragrance. That for me becomes my ultimate perfume. No matter how nicely dressed and groomed you are. breaks down the art of fragrances for us and tells us how to select that perfect scent. within five to 10 seconds.sg for more information and Code Deco’s range of artisanal perfumes. they tend to think of everyone. but there are days I wear something I know my husband likes. It’s one of the things I thought about when creating the sheer and sparkling collections because.000 materials. This is especially handy when selecting perfumes. What is artisanal perfume? Commercial perfume has to appeal to the masses. In my experience. I’m like a greedy child. If it were snowing now. Those fragrances are designed to give off a clean. a woman in Asia would tend towards cooler. sparkling. There are some perfumes that sparkle on you and make you feel happier. They’re not going to think of gifts. I’d see something and think. it needs to make a big impression. the options are infinite. But it’s a sensible gift. you’re already stripping it of distinctiveness or individuality. But there will be a few that really connect much more than a commercial perfume. Right now. They go to a store. things that make you nostalgic or give you happy memories.codedeco. founder and creative director of artisanal perfumery Code Deco. you’d start feeling conscious about how you smell. you’d prefer a warmer fragrance because that’s a biological response to your surroundings. should a guy pick something he or she likes? Sometimes I dress to please myself. When choosing perfume for a girl. warm or dark. Every time one of my fragrances reaches the point where I imagined it to be. “Those shoes would be nice for my mum”. It’s created for maximum impact. get what they need and come out. at least for that day. Constraints aside. I’d like to capture the sense of monsoon — the smell of earth. at some level. where you grew up. of course. WORDS: JANINE LEE 06/13 029 .” honestly. Leave it to their girlfriends to do that. such as conditioning — your background. Singapore is so humid.com. I need to tell myself to stop adding things to it. Caucasians and Northern European women tend to prefer the drier notes in perfumes that exude a lot of warmth. or “That tie would suit my husband. Is it unmanly to buy another guy fragrance? That’s usually left to their girlfriends to do! When women shop. but it’s not very personal because. Visit www. Whether it’s sheer. as you’ll know what type of person your partner is and what she likes. It’s not an identifiable smell. Artisanal perfumes stem from more original concepts. That’s my next goal. Code Deco has an online chart that categorises our fragrances according to moods or feelings. crisp smell all day. you won’t know if she likes it or not. That might be enjoyable for a lot of people. Culture is another — where you live. by midday. week or month. what ingredients would you use to make the ultimate perfume? Perfumery has a palette of about 3. water and leaves. you feel a mood transformation. Which scent do ladies find most attractive on guys? The preferences are driven by a few things. what the weather is like. so I have to hold back and keep focused. out of a collection of 12. When that happens.Scent-sual Pleasures Gauri Garodia. it would be a good idea only if your male friend has odour issues! What’s a nice way to tell a girl she needs to put on perfume? As a gift and choosing some of the fresher themes that smell clean. half will do nothing for you. When creating a perfume. from consumers in China to Latin America. where I smell it and think it’s perfect.” But men don’t shop that way. crisper notes. it’s the smell of a mood. “[For men] Buying your guy friend fragrance would be a good idea only if he has odour issues.
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Robinsons The Centrepoint.700. Reactor Neutron. Claude Bernard Aquarider (10202 3 BUIN). $5. authorised retailers. Timex Men’s Fashion (T2P041). These ones are for you. .048. a red arrow there — sports with a trendy twist. Tangs and Nautica boutiques. Gc boutique at Marina Square and authorised retailers. OR’S EDIT CE CHOI Doesn’t mind getting roughed up in wet environments.Active Hands Hey. Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU. $834. $199. Reactor boutique at Plaza Singapura. $749. $1. $299. Gets you very deep underwater. Gc Homme (X95004G4S). A yellow hand here. jock. Tangs. Nautica NMX 601. OG Orchard Point and authorised retailers. 038 06/13 WORDS: DENNIS YIN The toughest SOB in the watch world. selected Royal Sporting House stores. Put vigour on your wrists. The time is clear with a luminous dial and bold markers.
OR’S EDIT CE CHOI Play with colours. Issey Miyake Twelve by Naoto Fukasawa (SILAP020). Black gold. Mustafa Centre and authorised retailers. Tangs.Half Time Another half-dozen new timepieces for your choosing. Tsovet Aviation Collection (SVT-FW44). Adidas Camo Collection — Stockholm (ADH2813). Robinsons The Centrepoint. $588. Nixon store at Ion Orchard. Arbutus Open Heart. Robinsons The Centrepoint. Tangs. Robinsons The Centrepoint and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Robinsons The Centrepoint and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Tangs VivoCity. Nixon Dip-Dye Collection. Isetan Scotts. You wouldn’t mind being seen in this camouflage. $215. Front Row at Raffles Hotel and Moments by City Chain at Ion Orchard. Make ’em green with envy. Swatch Irony Chrono (YCB4021). 06/13 039 . $375. and authorised retailers. $230. Tangs. $115. Swatch stores. Classy without the inflated price tag. $565. OG Orchard Point. Robinsons The Centrepoint and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Designer face.
to create multi-dimensional audio output. and effective sonic directivity — all for only a two-figure price tag. Apple premium resellers EpiCentre. TwoBros Lifestyle & Gadget Store. Tangs Orchard. this powerhouse has just two front speakers in a single bar. lets you bring your music wherever you go — even to the gents. sg. built-in microphone and FM radio playback. Can even be mounted on a stroller. NYNE NB-200 Why’s it good? Wireless and wired connectivity. Wireless Audio Blast Why’s it good? A neat clip-on Bluetooth headset that lets you toggle between music and phone calls when on the run. Isetan Scotts and Tampines. Stereo Electronics. Nakamichi NBS2 Why’s it good? Enjoy room-filling cinema sound without room-filling clutter. selected Challenger stores.com and authorised retailers. 040 06/13 Sony HT-CT260 Surround Sound Bar . Nubox and authorised retailers. plus a dynamic sub-woofer. Tangs Orchard.7 cm). Robinsons The Centrepoint and Raffles City.creative. Powered by Sony’s proprietary S-Force PRO Front Surround technology. so you can groove to Psy while carrying out fatherly duties. Jabra Play Why’s it good? The portable Bluetooth speaker comes with a bike mount for those lonely rides along Punggol Waterway. Gimme: $79.store.1 Speaker System Why’s it good? Super-convenient. down-firing sub-woofer. thanks to its wireless feature. Gimme: $129. Gimme: $88. Creative T3150 Wireless 2. Sony stores and authorised retailers. Besides handiness.Disentangle your listening experience. this cylindrical Bluetooth speaker with MicroSD. Gimme: $219. custom-tuned. the digital-audio quality is ace. HMV. super-tiny (6 x 5. HMV and authorised retailers. Nimbus@Wheelock and LifeCycle. Gimme: $449. too.
500mAh lithium polymer battery that extends battery life by 70 per cent. Best of all? It offers laptop capabilities with pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT. Infinite.6fps continuous shooting mode) with an even faster sharing capability via Wi-Fi. HP Envy120 e-All-in-One Printer NICE FLAT Why’s it good? Stylishly designed with strong-yet-light magnesium alloy casing. nicely sized 10. USB port and microSDXC card slot. Gadget World. authorised retailers. 06/13 041 Microsoft Surface RT WORDS: DENNIS YIN . $649 (45mm 2D/3D lens). Gimme: $279. Gimme: From $668. Gimme: $109. Challenger.Tech Improve Better your life with this new hardware. Gain City. tea and chocolate. PowerSkin for iPhone 5 Why’s it good? Convenience at your finger tips with web access and wireless/mobile printing options. authorised retailers.90.3-megapixel camera is a fast image recorder (Hybrid Auto Focus system. authorised retailers. EpiCentre. Gimme: $399. Harvey Norman and Mustafa. Best of all? The Samsung 45mm 2D/3D lens (sold separately) is the world’s first one-lens 3D system that captures still images and HD movies in “perfect” 3D quality. Samsung NX300 Why’s it good? The shockproof silicone case features a built-in 1. Nubox. 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.3 inches to your bulk. Challenger. Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody Why’s it good? The 20. built-in kickstand.6-inch Gorilla Glass 2-encased touchscreen and detachable keyboard-like Touch Cover. Gimme: $999. Why’s it good? The smart system not only makes hot beverages such as coffee. Best of all? It’s is the thinnest design to date. Newstead. adding only 0. Best of all? Enhanced features such as a front USB port lets you charge mobile devices without having to shift the printer around. Best of all? It doubles as an ornamental piece with its duck-like design. but also iced peach tea and iced cappuccino.
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What was your most memorable call? Airport fires are generally quite small and aircraft incidents have been handled pretty smoothly so far. all personnel are stationed on the ground floor. at the higher levels. What goes through your mind during those critical few moments before you engage a blaze? There are two emotions that you face when you respond to a fire: Fear and anxiety. From the firesigns perspective. and getting water from hydrants is not immediate. That got me interested. nothing. But it’s also a good thing if we don’t get major calls because that would have meant an incident where a lot of lives would be at stake. The technicalities were straightforward: The crew went in and the supervisor talked him into coming down. Ever had any doubts about your job? Yes. More importantly. but if you lose control. You also need to have a high level of tolerance because these types of situations can stretch on for days. it’s a very challenging job. We always train ourselves for the worst-case scenario but. What’s the usual reaction you get when you tell people what you do? In Asian society. People have actually gotten heatstroke from wearing it for too long. How does being an airport firefighter differ from a regular firefighter? Both disciplines have their challenges. about 4. Because I bet that’s what really throws you into a panic. dangerous manoeuvres such as rappelling. it can smoulder for up to three hours. ART DIRECTION: PYRON TAN. try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror. But the bunker suit remains forever the same temperature. PHOTOGRAPHY: HONG CHEE YAN . During such dynamic situations. you need to have integrity. you can use it to cook. In order to take a civilian out of danger. but they need to be controlled. But when I go overseas to visit friends. People tend to perform better during instances of fear and anxiety. An aircraft blaze is also a lot hotter compared to a building blaze due to the high temperature of jet fuel. We also check out the latest in firefighting technology. Has it always been your dream to be a firefighter? It started during my university days in the UK. Plus. there are implications on airport operations. we have different meetings to attend. What’s something cool you get to do as an airport firefighter? I get to perform high-storey. There are a lot of training and drills and. or live in a desert for six months? I’d rather live in the desert for half a year because at least there are fluctuations in the weather. However. It’s part of the job. Like fire.000 types of chemicals are being released into the environment. I’m on call round the clock. I have to switch places with him. Because when you smoke. the response time is of paramount importance. Fire engines came and they looked really cool. we have to get the feel of the industry’s best practices. split-second decisions have to be made to solve the problem under extreme pressure. The aircraft is of a certain height. sometimes. I was cooking on campus and activated the fire alarm by accident. so our vehicles have ladders that extend all the way (about four storeys high) to the top of the plane. We need to get into the vehicle and be out of the station in 15 seconds. But that’s not the case. even Olympic-standard athletes have been known to struggle with it. that we hardly get calls and have no work. We also participate in exchange programmes. However. visiting other airports to learn what other AES officers do and exchange ideas with them. in the West. After the fire is put out. we attend to minor incidents. Even after hours. The selection process is very difficult. Would you rather wear your bunker gear 24/7 for a week. And if it goes unnoticed. It’s like being Spiderman. so that we’re in line with what’s going on in the world. Also. Dedication is one of the most important traits about this job. A foreigner managed to get on an inaccessible ledge in the airport and threatened to jump.Aircraft Rescue Fire Officer Battling runway infernos and saving lives — it’s all in a day’s work for senior airport emergency service (AES) officer Yeo Kian Min.” possess to do what you do? Firstly. such as the newest vehicles and techniques. How do you feel when you spot smokers who don’t stub out their cigarettes properly? The only thing I feel is a tinge of sadness for the environment. but it doesn’t bother me. They were impressed. people just see it as a normal job and tend to think all firefighting duties are handled by the Civil Defence. What essential traits does one have to + Is it an occupational hazard to put the lives of others before your own? “Of course. I’m very active and like to challenge myself. And the most rewarding thing about your job? Just being the unassuming and unsung hero during and after the emergency. if a butt is not stubbed out properly. so the job doesn’t just end at the fire. What would you say to someone who was playing with fire? I’d borrow a quote from American humourist Jack Handey: “If you ever catch on fire. There are also limited resources with the type of fire engines we use at the airport. What do your loved ones feel about your job? My parents have this impression that firefighters just stay in the station and do WORDS: JANINE LEE. we don’t use the fireman pole at the airport. kind of like making a deal with the devil. But it comes naturally after all the training. there was a nonaircraft-related incident that was quite interesting. as opposed to my SCDF days where we could take up to one minute. The interesting bit was how did he get there in the first place? He actually crawled through the false ceiling and climbed the pipes to reach the ledge. The most important thing is to control them and they’d work to your advantage. most times. it’ll burn your house down. So it’s a bit of a letdown in that sense. that’s how it develops into a full-grown fire. as well as handling equipment used in height rescues. I think there’s a similar move in pole dancing. You must also be flexible because situations on the fire ground are constantly changing and you have to adapt. emotions have to be numbed in order to make rational decisions. it’s really hot. knowing to do what is right. they’re pretty impressed because they respect firefighters more.” 06/13 043 Which is more important: The ability to solve problems or the ability to numb your emotions? A mixture of both. but I’d say for an airport firefighter. there’s not much status in being a firefighter. There was also once I went on a fire-station exchange programme and showed my overseas peers a way of going down the pole — Singapore-style with only one arm.
by Triumph. Right (Ophelia Wan): Cotton T-shirt. by Forever 21. Art direction assistance: Dannii Choo. Left (Cara Ng): Knit crochet cardigan.All lingerie. using Nars. Makeup: Venetia Stravens/9838-7087. Words: Janine Lee Art direction: Tony Law Photography: Joel Low Styling: Cheryl Chan 044 Beaut y Ro 06/13 FHM Models 2013 top 10 finalists gear up to win. by New Look. . Photography assistance: Alfie Pan. Hair: Peter Lee/Hairloom using Goldwell.
That’s right. guys.F orget everything you know about beauty pageants and model contests. because the only one worth paying any attention to is finally here. it’s that glorious time of the year again where we reveal the top 10 FHM Models finalists. yale . and enjoy the show. The nation’s sexiest girls are ready to rumble. Get to know them. pick a favourite or three.
Socks.Left (Michelle Tan): Crochet cardigan. Opposite. . by Cotton On Body. left (Mel Tan): Cropped tank top. by New Look. Right (Elizabeth Roquita): Oversized cotton tank top. stylist’s own. stylist’s own. stylist’s own. Right: (Rena Neo): Acrylic knit cardigan. Socks. by New Look.
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Socks. 048 06/13 . Opposite. by Cotton On Body. both by New Look. Right (Anna Huang): Knit crochet shrug. left (Cynthia Kuang): Cotton henley. stylist’s own. by New Look.Left (Esther Lee) & right (Gaby Tan): Acrylic knit cardigans.
By that I mean food so heavenly it’s an orgasm for the tongue! What do you look for in a guy? He has to be sincere. 050 06/13 . “I think I love you. All leather peep-toe heels. The date is already promising so I’d look forward to it rather than get nervous. A lifetime supply of your favourite snack or a 30-minute orgasm? A 30-minute tongue orgasm. you would… Take all the food supplies from supermarkets in South Korea and deliver them to the people of North Korea. while freaking out inside. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? An important interview. by Charles & Keith.” What would be your immediate reaction? I’d smile politely and say goodbye. GABY TAN 19.All swimwear. mature and capable. by Triumph. makeup student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did.
You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. I’m good at crafts. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? The interview because I would need to be able to perform well at all times. you would… Find a white horse and ride it all over the city. What is your secret talent? Designing and making small gifts.” What would be your immediate reaction? I would be quite astonished as it’s difficult to love someone so easily. OPHELIA WAN 24. I would… Go on a crazy shopping spree. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Partying and having an awesome time.CARA NG 20. What is your secret talent? It has yet to be discovered. If we went through your personal belongings. what would we be shocked to find? Nothing. confident and caring. What do you look for in a guy? My ideal man would be romantic. “I think I love you. humorous and caring.” What would be your immediate reaction? I would be surprised but also very happy. . A lifetime supply of your favourite snack or a 30-minute orgasm? A lifetime supply of chocolate sounds too good to pass up. What do you look for in a guy? I like guys who are faithful. I’m a transparent person. executive If the world froze for an afternoon and no one could see what I did. “I think I love you. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. I have nothing to hide. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Floral prints and colourful dresses.
ESTHER LEE 19. If we went through your personal belongings. freelance model What do you think about before you fall asleep at night? How to improve myself more. A lifetime supply of your favourite snack or a 30-minute orgasm? The latter sounds better than food — sex over snacks. What do you think about before you fall asleep at night? The decisions I’ve made and how my life might have changed if I’d chosen a different path. I’m someone who values my career more than love. Who would you like to have a drink with? Professor Gabriel Owen Emerson. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. What do you look for in a guy? Neat hair. Gideon Cross and Travis Maddox. CYNTHIA KUANG 19. man! What do you look for in a guy? He must be financially independent. student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. you would… Take money from the bank and give it to the poor. charismatic and good in bed. Who would you like to have a drink with? My father as I’ve never met him. Christian Grey. and I don’t intend to get married anytime before 28. I’m a Leo and yearn for perfection. It’s probably got something to do with my horoscope. what would we be shocked to find? I keep random things like an unused instant teabag that has been lying around my room for a few years now. filial piety and a good sense of dressing. “I think I love you.” What would be your immediate reaction? I’d be shocked because you shouldn’t say those words just like that. Go through my book collection and you’ll understand. . disabled and elderly. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? The interview.
Who would you like to have a drink with? Can I say Barbie? I used to play with the doll when I was a kid and she’s not a real person so it’d be a fun experience. You wouldn’t want him to fall for a side of you that’s trying too hard. A lifetime supply of your favourite snack food or a 30-minute orgasm? The 30-minute orgasm because it would be a crazy experience! What do you look for in a guy? Humour. anyway. humour and a decent build — he can’t be too skinny. MICHELLE TAN 20. I would much rather he says it after we have known each other for a longer period of time. you would… Do naked things in public like swim. Just be yourself. that has always been a fantasy of mine! What do you think about before you fall asleep at night? I apply the law of attraction and think about Victoria’s Secret models. 06/13 053 . kindness and maturity. run and kiss my crush! What is your secret talent? Pole dancing. student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did.MEL TAN 28. hoping I’ll look like them one day. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? There’s no need to make a huge impression on a first date.” What would be your immediate reaction? Flattered but suspicious. you would… I would go shopping wearing my favourite lingerie. What do you look for in a guy? Intellect. office admin If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. What is your secret talent? I dance quite well. “I think I love you. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Sexy lingerie.
but you’d find some unknown body piercings on me. what would we be shocked to find? I don’t own any shocking belongings. Who would you like to have a drink with? I’d love to meet Thor — he’s the hottest demi-god around. If we went through your personal belongings.ANNA HUANG 21.8m) and a nice body. . then I would tell him that “love” is a very strong word.” What would be your immediate reaction? I would laugh my a** off first. freelance dancer If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? I could never say no to the person I love. What do you look for in a guy? Intelligence. height (at least 1. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. you would… Visit all the restricted areas in Singapore like an army base or the tiger enclosure at the zoo. “I think I love you.
What do you look for in a guy? He should be understanding. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. “I think I love you. What is your secret talent? I am a sparring gold-medallist in tae kwon do. I would… Run around naked! What is the last thing you think about before you fall asleep at night? My plans for the next day. 06/13 055 . not me.ELIZABETH ROQUITA 18. student If the world froze for an afternoon and no one could see what I did. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? The interview. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenty says. you would… Use a marker and go around drawing on people’s faces! What is your secret talent? I sing and longboard. trustworthy and decent looking. Name one person you’d love to have a drink with? Emma Watson because she’s really hot and I admire her a lot.” What’s your immediate reaction? I’d give him a peck on the cheek but that’s about it. It takes time to love a person and he’s probably just in love with the moment. RENA NEO 22. The guy on the date would just have to accept me for the girl I am.” What’s your immediate reaction? I’d be shocked because it’s a bit too fast. I’m quite the adrenaline junkie. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Exciting and extreme sports like skydiving. but I’m actually an adventurous girl. it could determine my future. What do you look for in a guy? He has to be affectionate. “I think I love you. student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. ambitious and diligent. I might look like the type who just hangs out with friends and shops.
Words: FHM UK nos bue aires PHOTO: CORBIS kay. The Superclásico. Plus. But think of it this way — for the price of a flight to New York. once you’ve flown to Argentina. we’re starting with a flash one. Boca Juniors vs O FOOTBALL MECCA River Plate. is a derby so spicy it makes Manchester United vs Manchester City look like a your local five-a-side fixture. you get to visit a city where you can experience the best match-day atmosphere in the world. everything’s dirt cheap and the women are so beautiful you’ll wonder why Lionel Messi left. .
then sharing a villa can work out cheaper than hotel rooms.. you’ll have somewhere to chill during down-time — without the wallet-strangling expense of sitting outside a bar. this swish five-star beach hotel is your No 1 destination. SANKEYS IBIZA Playa D’en Bossa A club for connoisseurs. Clubbers get to let loose in the “seal pit” (and other animal enclosures) to a soundtrack of debauched techno and house. not to mention cocktail bars. editor of DJ Mag. while super-clubs El Divino and Pacha — the places that made the Swedish House Mafia the legend it is — are both located there. the bars buzz with T swarms of tanned Euro-fitties. First up: The boozy lunacy of San Antonio is all well and good but make time for a trip across the island to Ibiza Town (a cab is $40). And on top of that. USHUAIA Playa D’en Bossa When money is no object. It gets insanely busy. Surrounded by pine woods. You. with white sand and crystal-clear waters perfect for body-surfing. it’s a magnet for millionaire footballers and eye-popping Wag types. Less lairy and expensive than San Antonio. post-club parties. mind. the vibe is low-lit. complete with freezy ice cannons. too. restaurants and a spa (if you’re into that sort of thing). If there are four or more of you going. so make sure you get your tickets in advance. UNDERGROUND San Rafael Underground is the epitome of low-key cool — where those in the know go to escape the big spectacle and more commercial vibe found in the franchises. Ushuaia regularly hosts super-stars like David Guetta and Sasha. . IBIZA . With pools. a huge stage.. But don’t imagine that it’s just San Antonio’s sleepy cousin: As the sun sets. but party-goers who turn up for Gala’s unhinged raves are just as ferocious and untamed. the best DJs (like Hamburg’s so-hot-rightnow Solomun) and an attitude that’s more “anything goes” than “your name’s not on the list. The bars and restaurants dotted along Las Salinas ain’t cheap.700 a week — that’s about $338 each. mind-boggling sound and outdoor dancing... are an institution. it gives you a place to impress girls with messy.) the club is a former villa with the walls knocked through. Although you won’t be bang in the centre of either San Antonio or Ibiza Town. AMNESIA San Rafael Still one of the most spectacular joints on the island.S U M M E R H O L I D AY IBIZA CLUBS MUST VISIT As chosen by Ben Murphy. you’re not coming in”. this ginormous pleasure palace. You can get a decent villa (with a pool!) that sleeps eight for $2. can be a part of this hedonistic affair.more a pilgrimage GALA NIGHT Benimussa Hills This abandoned zoo may have long since moved its animals. puts on nights that are regularly ram-jammed to bursting. If you’re a beach lover — and/or a fan of Italian models in barely-there bikinis — then escape the hordes of hangover victims turning lobster-red on the beaches of San Antonio and head instead to Las Salinas Beach. but you won’t find a more “this is the life” spot on the whole island. 06/13 057 he journey to the legendary White Island is an essential rite-of-passage that every European bloke must undergo. hosted by techno’s arch-hedonist Sven Väth. with killer sound. Its Cocoon nights. the cobbled streets of Ibiza Town are the place for fresh-outthe-water seafood and Instagramworthy views across the harbour. Attracting hip names from house and techno (plus the occasional DJ superstar going incognito. less a holiday.
500 revellers go mental. Must-lie-on beaches include Bitez. best of all. a 5. you won’t believe it isn’t more popular) then — like the locals — go with flow.Without the crappy bits ANDALUCÍA I magine Spain right now in your head. probably even not Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. Cultural kick Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. which attracts all the world’s top DJs. down shots. look no further than the floating Marine Club Catamaran. a 15th century castle (think King’s Landing in Game of Thrones) and. Drink Sherry (It’s made here and cheaper than chips). For clubs. What happens in between? Simple. no need to book ahead.30am and docks three hours later. eat plates of meat — but mix it in with some culture. just take the bus (or hire a car for real freedom) and find your own Spain. Over 1. dance on bars. You’re picturing Andalucía. There is no better place to do this than Bodrum in Turkey. scorched beaches and truly awesome ham sandwiches. Chilled-out beach scene? Take your pick of anywhere on the coast from Nerja on. Kite surfing? Tarifa. it’s always happy hour somewhere. looks over the Mediterranean coast. 058 . Halikarnas. Drink Whatever you like. where you can hire everything from a canoe to a catamaran via a jet ski. but this giant structure (built in 353BC) was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. home to a Marbella-esque marina. Ghoulish tourist attraction Ronda’s bridge — people were chucked off this during the Spanish Civil war. Rooms From $38 a night — look for pensions for the best deals. Seriously. You want epic mountain trails and pant-soiling ravines? Head an hour north to El Chorro. Time to go June-August Rooms From $22 per person per night (triple rooms offer the best value). For some serious adventure without the serious price tag (or dysentery/malaria pills/kidnap ordeals) simply grab a cheap flight to Malaga (a hugely underrated city. WELCOME TO THE HOME OF SAMBUCA S o this is the plan: Do everything you usually do on holiday — ride banana boats. a land of bull fighting. loads of meat) and bars you can spend all day? Everywhere. and Gumbet. There’s not much left. Fancy a romantic city by the sea and off the tourist track? You need Cadiz.000-capacity outdoor club. basically. which sets sail at 1. Good food (and by that we mean. You’re not thinking of Madrid’s squares. and fires lasers so powerful they can be seen in Greece. which is the resort’s most 06/13 picturesque strip of sand. possesses a has-to-beheard-to-be-believed sound system.
On your sand-based days. You can forget those Spanish beaches that get busier than Westfield Shopping Centre — on this five-mile stretch of golden sand (more Baywatch than Bulgaria) you can go all out and not have to worry about money. If that’s you. This allows you to mix “beach” days — sunbathing. sightseeing. but we’d advise heading south and bagging a beach hut in Palolem. before jumping on your scooter (by far the best way to get around) and taking some kick-ass photos of you and your good lady exploring places like the grand cathedral in old Goa and colonial mansion Chandor. then dine in shore-side restaurants where the fish is so fresh you see it coming out of the ocean. Cool accommodation in the North includes 17thcentury fort-turned hotel Fort Tiracol. Rooms From $40 a night. this one’s hard to beat. a huge amount of booze and to get luckier than a doublelottery-winning lightning-strike survivor. which is a favourite with hot Scandinavian women. 65-mile long Indian coastal stretch known as Goa might be a pain to get to but once you reach it. If that gets a bit samey. nights out and rampant sex in your beach hut. The laidback. The good news is it doesn’t have to cost you six months’ wages and several vital organs. the trademark local booze made from cashew apples or coconut sap. posh hotels lining the beach that won’t break the bank. 06/13 059 ometimes all you really want out of a holiday is a sun tan. The turbocharged nightlife. massages. . Your girlfriend is indeed itching to be whisked away to a romantic beach where the sun always shines. you’re right. Drink Feni. Drink Zagorka (local beer) and rakia (strength varies significantly). dive or snorkel. such as Den Glade Viking (“the only place where dancing naked on the bar is allowed”) and the thumping Disco Orange. Attenborough alert Goa’s Cambarjua Cana. Think Lidl-brand Dubai for the main resort (in the best possible way) with new. snack on fresh pineapple. then Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach will more than fit the bill. already coaxing superstar DJ Carl Cox to the decks. an aqua park you can bring booze into. Time to go November-February Rooms Beach huts start at $10 per night. As far as sun (and booze) drenched paradises go. where you can see crocodiles in the wilderness. Beers start at $2 (24-hour happy hours aren’t rare) and most bars don’t shut until the last rakia (local alcoholic beverage) is downed at sunrise. S SUNNY BEACH In and around Flower Street (the only road with a name) are dozens of bars.S U M M E R H O L I D AY GOA A I R A G BUL THE LOW-COST LONG-HAUL LOVE-FEST T he bad news is. Questionable but awesome Aqua Paradise. nights out and rampant sex in your beach hut — with “active” days — watersports. everything’s cheap. which hosts club nights by Twice As Nice and Hed Kandi. has its sights on the Balearics.
and Rab is worth a visit if you fancy giving nudism a go. DUGI Pag is Croatia’s most-famous party island but Dugi Otok does a nice line in berserk. particularly on Sahara Beach. BRAC Craving kayaks and jonesing for jet-skis? Brac’s got all your watersports needs covered. with tickets at $210 a pop. Cheeky tip: Club Porat covers such a large area — some 9. And no trenchfoot — guaranteed. which this year runs from 11-15 July. Croatia probably doesn’t spring to mind. LOPUD This is where you go if you really want to get away from it all. for some reason). idyllic stretches of white sand and a population smaller than most branches of NTUC. in Tisno. whose shores are lined with great bars and cafés. Your most solid festival-going bet is Electric Elephant. The country has more than a thousand islands dotted along its coastline — quickly and cheaply accessible by water-taxi — and with only 66 of those islands inhabited. It’s got no cars. hosting the likes of Tiesto and Armand van Helden. nightlife and lush landscapes of Mediterranean holiday spots such as Ibiza.000sq m — that it’s incredibly easy to find a gap in its not-veryeffective outer wall and simply hop in for free. 24-hour. Mljet is the island to head to for unspoilt nature. but at a less walletcrushing price. t ru s ll you’n a t h tk er us la ISLANDS HOP ON hen you’re brainstorming potential holiday destinations down the pub. totally secluded sandy bay. Electric Elephant is five-near-perfect days of sun. among trees. Hvar is as snazzy as islands get but you and your girlfriend can still rent a bungalow on the paradise-like Palmažina beach for less than $95 a night. world-class DJs and demented boat parties aboard the aptly-named “Argonaughty”. Held in an amazing. It’s the clubs and dance-music festivals springing up along Croatia’s sandy coastline that are making it the new “best-kept secret” among party-monsters across Europe (particularly Germany. Oops! There’s more to Croatia than boobs jiggling to beats. sea. Just don’t forget your factor 30 — there are few things more sore than burnt buttocks… HVAR Populated with cocktail bars. though. Accessed by a speedboat from Dubrovnik. there’s plenty of exploring to be done and secluded paradises to uncover. lush gardens and European celebs. Pag is a party island. Lovely. completely openair club that attracts world-class house and techno DJs. 060 06/13 TO W located near Pirovac: A huge. it’s well worth paying a visit if the idea of dancing under moonlight. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURS . with hundreds of fit Euro girls appeals to you (and if it doesn’t then you might be dead inside). In terms of clubs. But this small south-European country is well worth sticking on your holiday wish-list if you want the sunshine.t us. we’d recommend getting your dancing flip-flops down to Club Porat. It’s also where you’ll find Zlatni Rat — Croatia’s mostphotographed beach. open-air raves.
Neither will cost you much more than $12 so you can spend what you save on the slots at Palms or the Gold Coast.S U M M E R H O L I D AY the luxury holiday you can afford LAS VEGAS I M S S À BE N IC less mud more sun he dream: A festival where you can go mental to your favourite bands until early morning. which takes place next to a lovely. But sod them. and you’ll be amazed at how little you’ll pay. we should probably tell you that this year’s FHM-approved acts include The Killers. Rooms From $72 per person per night (but it’s better to take a tent). so even the slick hotels on “the strip” can be found to offer eyebrow-raising discounts. gorge on spectacular New Mexican food at El Sombrero on South Main Street. The best part is the ticket allows you to camp for eight days. Queens of the Stone Age and Azealia Banks. then head back to your tent for some sexy time with your girlfriend. the oldest gaff in town. The problem: Mud and your lady pal moaning about mud. right? Wrong. the Fremont will put you up for $45 a night. meaning you can spend four days visiting water parks and topping up your tan. opened in 1950. In case you haven’t guessed. Rooms From a staggering $31 at Sam’s Town. The solution: Take the British weather out of the equation by jetting to a small town on the east coast of Spain. . Strangest tourist attraction The Atomic Testing Museum. Meanwhile. Drink plenty of water Temperatures hit the high 30s. and you won’t go far wrong. You can do Sin City on a budget. and downtown. Drink Hit happy hour at the Mandalay Bay for $6 cocktails. save even more money by going for the faded grandeur of a former mob-owned joint like The Flamingo or El Cortez. swinging berks go to Vegas. The Artisan is known for being a party palace. both of which give you free drinks while you play. Sweet. it’s infinitely cooler to do so. then four days losing your s**t in the mosh pit. both of which were once the stomping grounds of gangster Bugsy Siegel. and what do you know. And if that’s not enough to get you and your lady excited. when you’re sick of gambling and drinking. or proper Italian pizza at Settebello. we’re talking about Festival International Benicàssim. Think “Vintage Vegas” rather than $600 tickets to see Elton John. Cities like Vegas suffer in a global recession. long beach from 18-21 July. 06/13 061 T O PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURS nly high-rolling. Go midweek instead of peak-time weekends.
Yep. We are talking stunning. which has a football pitch and four swimming pools. including Rive Gauche and Latex. and the other is Kazantip. The festival attracts around 150. covered in neon paint. Rooms The five-star Mövenpick for $1. you’ll be able to retreat from the madness to a safe haven of satellite TV and air-conditioning whenever you like. ukr a ine he Crimea is known for a couple of things. Oh. Regrettable opportunity Getting “married” to some fit rave girl you just met up Kazantip Tower (don’t worry. Want to get even closer to the race? Book a stay at the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo Media City. let’s get down to brass tacks: DJ sets by the likes of Josh Wink. but if you rent a room in the budget-friendly nearby town of Popovka. Drink Plenty of water because it will be bloody hot.270 (based on two adults sharing). Pendulum and Armin Van Buuren are all very nice but 062 06/13 T where the party (almost literally) never ends Kazantip is renowned for one thing — its jaw-dropping girls. So prepare to fall in love on an almost daily basis. six whole weeks. you can check out the bazaars and nightlife in Cairo. Z. A car. then head to the Zamalek district. You should take euros or US dollars for easy exchange and don’t fall asleep on the beach — the burning hot mornings ain’t good for a vodka hangover. For the petrol heads Pestering the drivers at dinner time to get the inside track on the day’s racing. it’s an all-terrain burn-up through the desert in the style of the legendary Dakar Rally. bike and truck race across the sizzling landscape of Egypt. Rooms $48 per person in nearby Popovka. You’ll just lose. but don’t be intimidated by its size. as the devoted regulars call it. It’s where all the teams stay and totally envelop yourself in the atmosphere.RACING SAHARA in the the pharaons rally c a i ro I f the whiff of spent petrol is an essential requirement for your summer vacation. and pace yourself. Then when the racing’s done. Drink Vodka. One was a bloody big war in the 1850s. A few words of warning. throwing back straight vodka like fruit juice. Eastern European goddesses. obviously. Okay. it’s not legally binding). It never stops. Simply apply as an “accompanying person”. The capital’s nightlife is a mixture of regular bars and more relaxed ahwas (coffee houses) where you can chill out with the locals and smoke shisha. a festival on the Black Sea Peninsula in the Ukraine that starts at the end of July and lasts six weeks. then you could do considerably worse than witnessing The Pharaons International Cross Country Rally. where top clubs. stay open until 4am.000 party loons and hundreds of DJs. Taking place over six stages from late September to early October the gruelling race over sand and asphalt is one of the coolest things an engine nut will ever see. If you want out-and-out clubbing. so don’t try and outrun it. after which you can sort yourself out with a customised programme. might sound (and look) a bit mental. KAZANTIP PHOTO: CORBIS .
is always under the counter to shut you up. Postcard views from a volcano? Santorini. look for shared villa for the best deals. where most people disembark. For true travel bragging rights hit secret island Amorgos. It’s pricey. and you’ll get something fresher than usual tired greyness hiding ominously under a sweaty foil lid. so try and get time off to coincide. Time to go May-September Rooms From $22 per person per night. however. It’s that easy. random adventure. just 24-hour hedonism. Resist Katapola harbour. Drink Tap water if it’s your round. Never question bartenders on the potency of their drinks though. rather than joining the mugs all leaving on a Friday. and stay onboard to the epic port of Aegiali. Get a cheap flight to Athens then rock up early to Piraeus ferry port like Jack Sparrow in espadrilles to choose your vessel. a port and a town — no ruins to see. Rooms From $23 a night on Ios. You can. all with a unique draw. Crete and Rhodes are rip-roaring party hotspots. Both seven hours by ferry. head back to and bag a table outside the Bar du Port. 06/13 063 . A shot of homemade tsipouro. wing a left at the port to gawp at the models partying on super-yachts before hitting a restaurant in the Place de Lices for a dish of moule frites (that’s mussels and chips) for a not-crazy-expensive $24. enjoy the same buzz for a millionth of the price by renting a villa in nearby Port Grimaud or Sainte Maxime. but if you want to splash the cash for a night of champagne-soaked debauchery you’ll be in with a chance of pulling some of Europe’s finest ladies (or impressing your other half). Historical bonus The Acropolis in Athens — climb through olive groves of the lower slopes to reach the the spectacular 432BC Parthenon. FHM T BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY LIKE A PRO Fly on a Tuesday Consumer mag Which? discovered the best day to fly is Tuesday. he traditional way to “do” St Tropez involves spending the day on a pimpin’ yacht. If the DJ or women aren’t doing it for you there. which is open til dawn. try Papagayo.S U M M E R H O L I D AY gr e e ce ST TROPEZ gatecrash the billionaires’ playground will change you forever GREEK ISLAND HOPPING… T his trip’s about forgetting the rat race with some proper. “When in Rome” activity A game of petanque (boules) — locals and tourists play in the Placedes Lices. a super-charged goatherder tipple made from leftover grapes. booze from $48). It’s always packed and open until 4am. whatever you fancy if it isn’t. although expect at least double in Santorini. Basically a beach. Say you’re a coeliac Say you require the coeliac (pronounced “see-lee-ack”) menu on the plane. then sailing into port and partying at Le Caves du Roy ($19 a coke. Once docked. but those in the know choose Ios. Want beaches and Vespas? Head to Naxos. enough time to meet travellers on deck and get whooped at tavli (Greek backgammon — you can challenge anyone to a game) by an ouzo-charged 80-year-old. Flights can be 35 per cent cheaper on this day. Prices can also go up the longer you are looking. but make sure you check whether you have to pay for your baggage or hand luggage. A good shout late in the season when workers throw all-night beach parties. Hide Yo’ cookies It’s said that some sites can gather information through cookies to work out what you might spend and then gear prices accordingly. But since you’re not a sucker and your surname’s not Abramovich. Sneaky. buying some cans (or a bottle of really cheap but delicious rosé wine) from the local super-marché and jumping on the open-top shuttle boat to Southern France’s most famous holiday hotspot (sit at the front as those at the back often get soaked). you won’t be doing this. The best bit? This whole holiday can be had for less than a flight to Thailand. all interconnected by a reliable network of boats. Drink $3 for a beer in Los. Luggage charges You might think you’ve got yourself an insanely cheap return flight. There are dozens of Greek islands. Next.
CH R I STI N E HALLAU E R The Knock One Fighting Championship’ s (One FC) latest Swiss-Filipino ring 06/13 064 Words: Janine Lee Art direction: Pyron Tan Photography: Nicky Loh Styling: Thomas Hong .
by Oroton. Out girl. using Make Up For Ever. 06/13 065 . Hair: Peter Lee/Hairloom using Goldwell. Makeup: Sha Shamsi/9628-7035. Poetry ring. is getting our blood pumping. by Valisere from Triumph.Spot Joyeux bra top with sequin strap and matching panties. Christine Hallauer.
One FC’s new ring girl. and they’re also the only people on earth who can get a crowd roaring just by walking around holding a sign.CH R I STI N E HALLAU E R T hey’re the sweethearts of the ring. All things considered. They make a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight look that much more brutal simply by being present. adding a bit of sass and sex appeal to what’s otherwise a completely male-dominated world. Show some love to Christine Hallauer. . they’re pivotal to the MMA experience and it’s just peaches for us that they look so damned good doing it.
06/13 067 . by La Senza. Opposite: Pink lace padded bra. tanga with tutu and bow.Black ribbon lace on white bra. all by La Senza. stylist’s own. Bracelet.
How did you get introduced to MMA and how did it lead to this job? I was modelling for magazines in Australia when my friend introduced . And when they follow us. they’ll also follow news about One FC and this in turn generates more interest in the sport. There are ring girls who are celebrities in their own right. we also attend a lot of media events with the management team and fighters. with fans who follow them. We’re the female faces that represent One FC — the MMA equivalent of F1 grid girls.CH R I STI N E HALLAU E R What do you do as a ring girl? The role we’re known for would be carrying the signs that display the round numbers of a fight. But before each fight.
so it’s quite nice. I’d probably appreciate it more as a member of the audience! How do you feel about being ogled by men? It doesn’t really bother me.” fights. What does it take to be a ring girl for One FC? I reckon it wanted someone from the region with an Asian heritage to be able to connect with its audience here. to speak for One FC. And since the Philippines is one of the largest markets for MMA and I’m half Filipino. But this sport is so popular in Australia that it doesn’t need much introduction.me to this. but I don’t think I can fight. too! Are you an MMA fan. they’re quite respectful to us at the fights and they don’t do anything out of line. by Valisere from Triumph. all by Oroton. classy and sporty. Everyone there is familiar with MMA and it’s common for any one of us to be a fan. Ditan bracelet and Trance Rhodium earrings. The ring girls also need to be articulate. it’s a feeling: If I feel sexy. I’m more focused on the job and walking around and having fun. I’m not really concentrating on that. That’s how One FC eventually discovered me and it led to where I am now. or feel good wearing. Is there any drama between ring girls? Not that I’ve come across.com Panties. Loa bronze bracelet. I come across as sexy. So I started doing promotional work for smaller fights in 2009. or is it more of a job for you? I actually do have a genuine interest in MMA and love to watch the “The M M A audience are quite respect ful to us at the fights and they don’t do any thing out of line. it worked out. 06/13 069 . We’ve seen drama between fighters. Besides. For me. visit onefc. sexy. How do you define sexy? It’s what you personally feel comfortable in. Everyone’s definition is different. What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done? Riding a horse while doing a photo shoot! FHM For more info on One FC “live” events. we’re all good friends! If you could take on one person in MMA who would it be? Can I say [boxer Manny] Pacquiao? Just because of how massively popular he is in the Philippines. Have you signed up for any MMA classses? I might do muay thai for fitness in the future because that’s the one I’m most familiar with. Of course.
YOUR STAG DO 2023 SPACE: YOU’RE GOING UP THERE SOONER THAN YOU THINK Words: Joe Mackertich and Dan Masoliver .
operations director for Bigelow Aerospace.” says Block.” .” All the companies agree on one thing: Once companies and investors recognise space as a viable commercial market. A host of billionaire entrepreneurs across the world perceived this as the crack of a starter’s pistol.” Gold agrees: “You’ll soon be able to fly from London to Tokyo in under an hour. will be able to go into space in your lifetime. a man who has worked at the top of some of the biggest private-sector space companies in the world. “that in the near future.” These aren’t the words of some fruitloop sci-fi-obsessive. PayPal and Virgin are saving up for? It’s this.” says Block. Nasa.” says Block.” The thing that’s made space travel so expensive is the cost of blasting off. then they certainly did.S PA C E H O L I D AY WHEN CAN I PACK MY BAGS? et’s clear something up right off the bat: You. I look forward to when the taxi ride to the airport is longer than the flight. civilian space travel a reality in the next couple of decades. “It’s like telecoms. you had the explosion of the telecom industry. the same way you can go to an airport and watch a plane take off. “Civilian space travel is seen as a carnival for wealthy people. the company founded by dotcom billionaire Elon Musk is working hard on making the first reusable rockets. It’s Bobby Block. the rockets we use to launch us out of the atmosphere can only be used once. Last year. but things are set to change.” 06/13 071 QUESTION 1 PHOTO: CORBIS “WE’RE ON THE CUSP OF WHAT WE READ ABOUT IN BOOKS 50 YEARS AGO.” Block currently works for The Golden Spike Company. Ever wonder what the heads of companies like Google. “But research for space exploration is going to change the Earth in revolutionary ways. “We’re on the cusp of what we only read about in books 50 years ago — hotels in space. going round the moon on a spaceship. one of the many businesses striving to make the dream of affordable. It’s a huge challenge. only governments could develop communication satellites and launch them. if Valentine’s Day was approaching. But we’re up to it. orbital villages. for a modest sum.” says Mike Gold. and watch a rocket blast into space with humans on board. SpaceX. It’s starting to happen. If the US government didn’t have the cojones to take the human race to the stars. This is the situation with space travel. the company that is ploughing millions into developing large habitats (think floating blocks of flats) for space. its hand forced by the global recession. “In the past. the cost of leaving Earth for regular people will come down a lot. the Obama administration dramatically cut funding to its space agency. “That’s where this industry is heading. Currently. moving sidewalks. The budget could not stretch to the cosmos when there were expensive wars being waged in Afghanistan and Iraq. you and your sweetheart could spend a few days in space. “It is extremely possible. yes you. Imagine if after each time an airline flew a plane it had to scrap it and build a new one. “You should be able to go down to one of the many launch pads across the world. And sources tell FHM they’re close to a breakthrough. Once the private sector was able to develop and deploy them.
If that goes on long enough. so you have to accept that there’s a possibly higher incidence of crazy-person-aboard-ship syndrome. but the evictions are kind of messier. they’re constructions that have to work to keep you alive. IT PUSHES ON THE EYEBALLS. It’s like Big Brother in space.” 072 06/13 “Inside your central nervous system — your brain and spinal cord — there’s liquid circulating called the cerebrospinal fluid. Zen-like experience. the water boils at 70 deg C. with an ever-present threat of a very violent death. In those regions. There are a couple of big problems there: One is that your vision is changing.and toenails. rather than 100 deg C. The thing about taking fee-paying people up there is that there’s a lower grade of psychological selection for space tourists. the second thing is you’ve got this raised pressure in the central nervous system that could cause damage. “Space looks like the most wonderful. that must be the most comfy thing to wear’ — but they’re really not. Actually. It’s all fun and games until your eyes explode.” says Dr Fong. it pushes on the eyes and deforms the eyeballs. you’re living inside a machine — these aren’t just houses in space.QUESTION 2 WILL SPACE DESTROY MY MIND? pace.” “AS THE BRAIN SWELLS. If you’re at low enough pressure. The nail bed needs a supply of blood.” SPACE MADNESS “Space is tremendously challenging psychologically. You’re isolated from all your creature comforts and everyone’s monitoring what you’re doing. “Floating around. putting pressure on them.” PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICKPHOTO DEFORMED EYEBALLS . It may be because this fluid isn’t draining properly. We asked Dr Kevin Fong.” BOILING BLOOD “As pressure drops.” Here are just a few of the mind. At that kind of loss. something happens which causes a swelling of the brain. you don’t have to go long before you’re into real trouble. to tell us about some of extraterrestrial travel’s biggest health risks. you lose on average 1-2 per cent bone mineral per month. but as LOSS OF FINGERNAILS “Spacesuits look like big quilts and you think. it’s uncomfortable. If you boil a cup of tea on the summit of Everest. Their muscles waste. Now. you lose it. The gloves and boots in particular press up against your finger. as in the vacuum of space. It’s like wriggling into a suit of armour lined with a wetsuit. the brain swells. no one’s really sure. and you’re out there for six hours at a time. their bones waste — if you don’t use it. the water in the soft tissues of your body and the blood in your veins begins to boil and form bubbles of vapour. everyone’s smiling. you’re not using it. an expert on space medicine.” CRUMBLING BONES “Space turns athletic people — astronauts — into couch potatoes. ‘Gosh.and body-destroying maladies awaiting any budding astronauts. and going into space. it will kill you. if you keep dropping the pressure. the nails lose their blood supply and the whole thing just comes off. In space. so does the boiling point of liquid. You’re in a confined area. dangerous. They lose bone mass and muscle mass from the bits of the skeleton that are load-bearing areas. death awaits you about an inch away on the other side of the hull. none of which sound like much fun when you’re 400 million miles from a GP. and if that is obstructed. eventually you get to the point at which water will boil at 37 deg C — the core temperature of your body.
S PA C E H O L I D AY MOON (2009) The plot: Trippy sci-fi in which Sam Rockwell’s moon miner discovers he’s the victim of a human-cloning operation. its onboard computer.” BARBARELLA (1968) The plot: Jane Fonda jiggles her way around various planets in a space-bikini. But what does Dr Hugh Mortimer.800 more. we should have a permanently manned lunar base. Dr H: “Mars colonies have been a research topic for a while but it’s still too expensive. Dr H: “There’s nothing scientifically wrong with the principle of warp speed. Dr H: “Space is so vast that to get to another star system.” QUESTION 3 So you’ve bought a ticket to the moon. people are already trying to build computer versions of the human brain. we’ve found 5. Twenty years ago. Using something called ‘Strong AI’ (artificial intelligence). which could then be used as a stop-off point between Earth and Mars. Dr H: “I’m pretty convinced that complex life has developed somewhere. It’s been tried on mice and pigs and works most of the time. I’ve heard rumours of secret teams in the US researching this. It seems only right you use the journey to enjoy some of the finest space films ever made. you’re not violating the laws of relativity. you have to travel incredibly fast or put yourself into cryogenic sleep. Dr Hugh: “Space mining is big at the moment.” TOTAL RECALL (1990) The plot: Arnie goes on an ultra-violent vacation to Mars. in all areas. You compress space in front of you and expand it behind you. Two companies — one funded by (Google bosses) Eric Schmidt and Larry Page. On her adventures she meets many interesting characters. trade finances and recognise faces. hopped onboard the shuttle and now have nine hours to kill before touchdown.” 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) The plot: The crew of a spaceship are fatally betrayed by Hal. make of the scientific theories at the heart of these six classics? A word of warning: Here be spoilers… WHAT’S ON THE IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT? STAR TREK (2009) The plot: Captain Kirk and his Starfleet chums zip across the galaxy using faster-than-light travel to save humanity from the dastardly Nero. but are travelling faster than the speed of light. the other by director James Cameron — are trying to set up mining missions to asteroids. Within the next 20 years. Dr H: “We already rely on computers to land our planes. and we’re really close to how it’s portrayed in this film.” 06/13 073 . We would be giving computers the ability to think for themselves. planetary researcher and scientific adviser for last year’s mega-hit Prometheus. A way of doing this is low-temperature stasis — cooling the body down to the point of induced hibernation. we discovered the first planet outside of our solar system. And has sex with almost all of them. where humanity’s colonists are busy mining the planet for its valuable resources. as well as countless other candidates that we think are planets. Since then.” ALIENS (1986) The plot: A band of marines go into hyper-sleep in order to travel across the galaxy to wipe out a planet of predatory beasts.
Golden Spike’s Bobby Block thinks this could be problematic: “Will it be like the Antarctic. On the International Space Station. Warring civilisations. he becomes hell-bent on seeking revenge — even if it takes a total rebuilding of his mind and body. but with drugs instead of sleep.” says Bigelow Aerospace’s Mike Gold. a million miles wide and rotating around a far-off star. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU TAKE THE SUIT OFF? Surprisingly. The majority of space toilets use fan-driven suction systems. When a rescue ship passes him by. it would be about 34 million miles. Was the Ringworld built as shelter from a galactic explosion. Sci-fi at its maddest and most epic: Gully Foyle is an uneducated thug of a man.000 hours. and disposed of back on Earth. you don’t need a spacesuit to go into space. so you’ll get cold in the shade and warm in the light. But with more sex. WHO OWNS THE MOON? It’s first come. too. first served. where you’ve got treaties stating which countries own which bits?” THE STARS MY DESTINATION (1956) By Alfred Bester …AND HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO READ THEM? The distance between Earth and Mars is always changing (because of their orbits). RINGWORLD (1970) By Larry Niven THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH (1965) By Philip K Dick Bored colonists on a sand-blasted. inhospitable Mars use psychedelic drugs to help pass the time. “If your company reaches the moon and begins mining. 074 06/13 . compressed. no-nonsense space opera. Mind-bendingly weird.And four other things you didn’t know you didn’t know. to pull waste away from astronauts’ bodies before zero-G can begin playing revolting havoc. you don’t immediately explode or freeze to death: In space you’re surrounded by a vacuum. CONSIDER PHLEBAS (1987) By Iain M Banks A proper. HAS ANYONE DIED UP THERE? Nobody has ever died out in space. shipwrecked in deep space. The crew on early Russian flights wore sportswear inside their capsules. you’d have dominion over the land you’ve settled. galactic politics and a truly epic scope make what would become the first book in Banks’s Culture saga a wicked read. It’s said that the Soviet Union shot a number of unlucky “lost cosmonauts” up into the void. There are conspiracy theorists that allege that Yuri Gagarin — the first man to leave the Earth’s atmosphere — was simply the first man to survive leaving the Earth’s atmosphere. A rocket-powered flight would take about 6. or is it part of a plan by alien puppeteers to breed human beings? It’s like: Stargate. with a view to becoming the world’s first “astroslut” (her words) by 2014. A mysterious metallic ring. is the destination for two bored humans determined to discover its secrets. never to return. but if you timed take-off right. Even if you leave the ship. put in aluminium containers. Virgin said no. Then your blood starts to boil. Porn star Coco Brown is also currently training as an astronaut. instead of water. urine is recycled and turned into drinking water. Will take ages to finish. Poo is dried out. HAS ANYONE DONE THE SEX IN SPACE? No one’s ever admitted to having space sex. It’s like: Star Wars with a degree. but Virgin Galactic have confirmed that a porn company approached them with a milliondollar offer to let them shoot a film on one of its soon-to-be-operational sub-orbital craft.QUESTION 4 QUESTION 5 WHAT TO READ ON A LONG-HAUL SPACE FLIGHT? HOW DOES ONE POOP IN SPACE? HOW DOES ONE POOP? .. Officially. It’s like: A Jason Statham film crossed with 2001: A Space Odyssey.. It’s like: Inception.
This is not some bloke from a Toy Story convention. easier to get into and more stylish than anything that’s come before. his weight would go from 80kg to 720kg. HELMET COURTESY OF FANCYDRESS. the prototype of Nasa’s next spacesuit. Between 2-3Gs. the heart has to start beating extraordinarily fast and hard as all the blood in the body is pulled towards the feet. actually. TO INFINITY. WHAT AM I WEARING TO SPACE? Super hi-tech space clobber that’s also ready to wear down here on planet Earth. At 16Gs. which absorbs heat from your body and then releases it when your core temperature drops. in fact. worn by Buzz Aldrin over his space suit in 1967.300 Dreamed up by a bunch of MIT graduates called the Ministry of Supply. most people experience G-LOC (G-force loss of consciousness aka passing out). • • • • QUESTION 7 “Like going over Niagra Falls in a flaming barrel. the Apollo Shirt is crammed to the cuffs with genuine spacesuit technology. At 5Gs. The fact that nextgeneration astronauts will be floating around the cosmos dressed as Buzz Lightyear is pretty cool. vibrations begin rupturing organs. It is. 06/13 075 . making it entirely wrinkle-free. was the first (and only) watch to ever go to the moon.COM Waterresistant up to 50m. Masoliver’s eyesight failed entirely. Designed for future missions to the moon and Mars. The Omega Speedmaster Professional (right). Shatterproof Hesalite crystal face. It was chosen by Nasa owing to its toughness.S PA C E H O L I D AY QUESTION 6 WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BLAST THE F**K OFF? • • TRIP TO QINETIQ CENTRIFUGE COURTESY OF THE GUYS BEHIND THE TERRIFYING DEAD SPACE 3 GAME (OUT NOW FOR XBOX 360). the Z-1 is more mobile.. the Z-1.” is how one astronaut described taking off in a rocket. Masoliver experienced “grey-out” — there’s a loss of colour and peripheral vision. Fabric woven from thermoset yarns. At 9Gs. Price: $135 The shirt has a lab-tested antimicrobial coating so you don’t have to worry about BO pong. From 3Gs. At 4Gs. Nasa Phase-Change material. We sent FHM space cadet Dan Masoliver to the QinetiQ Human Centrifuge in Farnborough to find out how 4Gs feels (the level that astronauts leaving Earth on a low-orbital spacecraft experience). Rhodium-plated stainlesssteel strap. Price: $5..
spent enough air time and graduated with a degree in something space science-y. In a spaceship. you’ll be on a good salary from the moment you don your captain’s hat. you'd leave the planet on a trajectory that meant you'd never return to Earth.” says veteran European Space Agency astronaut Jean-François Clervoy. “In the future. so astronaut food has to be totally dehydrated and sealed in vacuum-packed bags to stop bacteria from developing.CO.” APPLE WEDGES “Tastes like warm apple pie. operating high-performance aircraft.UK) .” So what would an FHM reader have to do to be in with a chance of one day having “Space Captain” on their CV? 076 06/13 “The most important thing is they can demonstrate that.QUESTION 8 WHAT’S ON THE MENU? VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE SANDWICH “Incredibly hard and powdery.” The good news is once you’ve got your pilot’s licence.” PEACHES “Like someone spilt tinned peaches over a cardboard box. Doomed. You’ll need a space toothpick.” QUESTION 9 CAN I BE CAPTAIN? he short answer: Yes! But you might want to hold fire on purchasing that Starfleet Command tunic for the moment.000 SPACE CAPTAIN’S FUTURE INCOME DEHYDRATED SPACE FOOD SUPPLIED BY EDU-SCI (ASTRONAUTFOOD. depending on how often you fly. STRAWBERRIES “These are good! Strawberries with the natural sugar taken out and replaced with normal sugar. crusty bread. Smooth and not too sweet. captains of orbital spacecrafts will be ex-airline pilots or test pilots who have a degree in astronautics or space engineering. from an early age.000 a year. And you eat the cardboard box.” says Cervoy. they were keen on flying and being in the air. You’ve got some hard work to do before anyone’s going to let you behind the controls of anything as cool as a spacecraft. But feels like dry. Like Chuck Norris in drag.” VACUUM-PACKED GRANOLA There are no fridges in space. “If you have a problem hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth. “and that will rise to $380. if you mis-timed a rocket-engine boost for injection into orbit. Becomes gungy.000 hours of flight time under their belt. “Basic pay will be around $190. you need to know how to fix it.” We got hold of a load of space snacks and conducted a blind taste test.” $380. They should enrol in test-pilot school and get around 2. Mis-controlling the fuel in an airplane is not that dramatic a problem.000. NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM “Does taste like Neapolitan ice cream.” MINT AND CHOCOLATECHIP ICE CREAM “A winner.
We sent him to Florida. forcing me to eat carpet. FHM staffer Dan Masoliver has often stared into the night sky and dreamed of following in the gravity-defying footsteps of his astronaut heroes. several thousand feet over the Gulf of Mexico.S PA C E H O L I D AY QUESTION 10 WHAT DOES ZERO-G ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE? ike every man born since the first space shuttle launched from Cape Canaveral in the ’60s. “This is the first stomach-churning stage of the aerobatic manoeuvre known as a parabola — used by Nasa and more recently a handful of commercial companies offering zero-gravity experiences — to re-create conditions felt by astronauts as they leave the atmosphere and break free from Earth’s gravitational pull. to board a parabolic plane and experience firsthand the weightlessness of space. you feel as if you are just a spirit — nothing but a weightless mind. you cannot feel your body’s weight. in the worst possible sense. first my hands.” PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICKPHOTO . astronauts like Cervoy wouldn’t change it for the world. “Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have to live in zero-gravity conditions for months on end. then suddenly my entire body is pulled up. told FHM that with zero-G ‘you fly even more freely than the birds in the air or the fish swim in the sea’ — and for a combined total of three minutes. “Jean-François Clervoy. “As I lie face down on the carpeted floor of a tiny twin-engine plane. Upwards. you can somersault. Food flies out of its containers and splatters on the walls. A restful night’s sleep can only be achieved by strapping yourself down (or else floating off and hitting your head). To the earthbound. this seems more like the worst nightmare of anyone with a phobia of flying than my childhood dream of floating among the stars. a messy experience. Even within the cramped cabin of the small plane.’ he says. “As the pilot pulls back on his controls. And using the loo can be. my body is almost twice as heavy as on ground level. ‘If you close your eyes. a French astronaut with 675 hours in space under his belt. courtesy of Lynx Space Academy. we enter phase two of the parabola. that seems like a brilliantly free existence.’” FHM 06/13 077 “CLOSE YOUR EYES AND YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE A SPIRIT. though the truth is that almost everything is harder in zero G. Then it happens. “Despite this. ‘When you’re in space. air-swim or just float. then my shoulders. well. looking out at the stars. I know exactly what he means. With no resistance against your weightless limbs. the pilot pushes forward on his stick and sends us plummeting towards the open ocean below in a sharp nosedive.8Gs of gravity. and I start falling. a steep 45-degree climb. At 1. the freedom is like no feeling on Earth. Suddenly. As we level out of our climb.
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ince posing for FHM UK’s Halloween special two years back (it was her first-ever shoot), 26-yearold Daisy Pettinger has taken the modelling world by storm. Just last year, Britain saw her seductively sipping on a bottle of Coke Zero and managing to make a bowl of Kellogg’s Special K look trouserrubbingly exciting. Our UK counterparts even confessed that they’d have her in their mag every single month if they could. In fact, feast your eyes on these pictures and give them one good reason not to.
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You’re everywhere in the UK right now. What’s your latest steamy advert? My last shoot was for an Ann Summers (lingerie and sex toys retailer) Christmas commercial, but you don’t see my face. Just my bod. I do a lot of lingerie and swimwear jobs. You’ll probably find it easier to recognise me with my clothes off. What did the ad involve? It’s really embarrassing. Basically, I had to have a sexy romp with a male model in my underwear. Don’t tell my mum! Actually, she knows… but my dad doesn’t. Do you have any tattoos that might help us recognise you? Only on my foot, but I don’t think people will be concentrating on the feet. How long have you been modelling? I’ve been doing it for 10 years, since I was 16. I went to Japan when I was 17 to model. I did
some crazy s**t; they are absolutely mental over there. What was the weirdest thing you had to do? One of my first Japanese adverts was for a breast pump. I was 17 and was given this newborn child, which I then had to hold, topless — I had nothing on. The agency also liked the models to have super-pale skin, so every morning they’d rub loads of sun cream on us, to make sure we wouldn’t get any kind of tan. Bizarre. Are you a fan of the model lifestyle then? No way. I’m proper down-to-earth, I don’t like the whole model scene. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate nice things, but I love a pizza voucher. I just think, why not? Dough balls and a pizza for $15 — who can say no to that? And I love a pint or a cup of tea. A really good
date would be brunch; that’s the best meal of the day. What kind of men would you like to have brunch with? Men that aren’t wankers. High standards indeed. What’s a real turn off? Probably a guy who can’t grow a beard. I like a beard. I don’t get the whole One Direction thing at all. What’s the world coming to? They’re children, and people are just going mad over them. I like men. I also like a guy who can laugh at himself. I meet a lot of male models and they take themselves way too seriously; they’re way worse than the girls. They’re so vain and all they do is talk about gym. Get over yourself! It’s a shame that they are so pretty, but on the whole they’re just a bit vacuous.
You want a man to say. I’m not very sporty. I really don’t know how people run that. if you want. He’s my favourite Formula 1 driver. I need someone who’s as bossy as I am. would it be okay if. I do a lot of yoga and Pilates. “I’m down-to . That would sound better and it’s not technically a lie. So where do your talents lie? You know that game where you have a cereal box and you have to bend down and pick it up without bending your knees and without using your hands? I’m f**king ace at that game. basically because they’re easier. maybe. You can say I “did” a marathon. I love a pint or a cuppa. I’m very flexible. This summer.” You need some confidence. Daisy. I get a bit freaked out by the gym. What would be the best way for a man to find out how flexible you are? I can’t stand pathetic men. I’m also very good at the limbo. Though I predict that Sebastian Vettel will win next year again — he seems pretty unstoppable.” But surely you spend as much time in the gym as they do. He sent me a message saying.Bodysuit. I walked a marathon recently. It took us eight hours. I’m still in pain from it. um. though. and we were pacing it. He was lovely but boring as hell. one guy tried to ask me out. by American Apparel. maybe?” No way. no? Not really. I don’t like the whole model scene. “I’m picking you up at 8 o’clock. hi. very good actually. We were dying by the end. It was difficult. “Um.ear th. FHM 06/13 083 . So who would be your perfect man? Jenson Button — I have a small obsession with him. possibly. I could take you out for dinner.
act so redneck that he’d get turned away from a Dukes of Hazzard convention and swear at everyone who could possibly give him a break in the industry. He could (a) try to fit in with the world’s best. Words: Oliver Stallwood LIVE YOUR LIFE In a world ruled by gargantuan men in multicoloured jockstraps paid to knock seven shades of crap out of each other with fists. Texas. But Steve Austin away from WWE is a different animal.” Steve Austin tells us as he sits in his LA home. find a nut-hugging sequinned suit. steel chairs and tables. clad himself in leather and denim and put his faith in route (b).88m bald former WWE Champion. so the 25-year-old Texan workhorse chose to soak himself with beer. sharer of the silver screen with Sly Stallone and Dolph Lundgren in The Expendables and the only man to walk away from middle-fingering Mike Tyson’s face. in wrestling I’m the baddest man on the planet. “Sure. Or (b) drink a lot of beer.BADASS WRESTLING WAY FHM LEARNS FROM WWE LEGEND “STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN HOW FAR RAISING THE MIDDLE FINGER CAN GET YOU. sit tight and wait for the big bucks to roll in. Blond locks would never work. there were only two options to consider. swear like a rum-addled pirate. trying to crack his way into the World Wrestling Federation. get a one-syllable name like “Rock” or “Hulk”. “I don’t think I’ve done enough good deeds lately. For a manual labourer from Victoria. the Stone Cold Steve Austin who is now known and loved around the globe by generations of fans. No prizes for guessing which route seemed more appealing. nursing a knee injury. WWE Hall of Famer. By 1995. WCW Tag Team Champ. it can be tricky getting noticed. 1. THE $56 MILLION REDNECK “I helped a little old lady cross the street just yesterday. had arrived: A blue-collar anti-hero you’d expect to find throwing someone through a truck-stop window. The elements are still there. named Steven James Anderson.” The image of a 48-year-old. bent down and holding hands with someone’s grandma just doesn’t register. but the volume’s turned down from 10 to one. a true WWE phenomenon.” .
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I mind my own business. if you’re going to flip burgers in McDonald’s. bar a few cans in the boozer. No a**holes are ever allowed. but as a statement of intent to reach the top of his game without anyone holding him back. his total career earnings were roughly $56m. Stone Cold shifted $22m worth of merchandised T-shirts that he personally had a hand in designing. But once you’re past the public image. with a little help from a beer can here and there and a middle finger to naysayers. So where does his multi-million-dollar appeal come from? “Stone Cold was hell-bent on getting to the top. “He did exactly what he wanted to do. but they were entertained by his character.” he assures FHM.” Even with those intentions. crowds and figures of authority over and over.” The reality is this: Here is a guy who once had very little to show for himself.But if ever you needed an excuse to turn your life dials all the way up. most recently reportedly calling wrestling veteran Hulk Hogan a chump and being accused of criticising younger wrestlers — both of which he says were taken out of context.” MARKETING THE MIDDLE FINGER Every man needs a trademark. this is it. He’s been at loggerheads with numerous people during his career. “Nonetheless. another . In 1998 alone. and has dragged himself up to be one of the world’s most recognisable faces. People didn’t think that Stone Cold was a good role model. With his WWE retirement in 2003. “I wouldn’t be anywhere near as ruthless as Stone Cold. and people appreciated that. how he wanted to do it. And Stone Cold Steve Austin’s middle finger has met the ends of noses belonging to opponents (including the aforementioned Mike Tyson).” Austin says. chucking f**k you’s about will eventually spark confrontation. My personal goal has always been to be the best I can be. perceptions change. That was a break from what everyone else was doing. “People take it word for word and that’s the thing that disturbs me about people reading into what I say. Not bad for a persona that was once regarded as “unmarketable” by former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) vice-president Eric Bischoff (a remark that apparently led to his sacking). “Half the stuff I say is tongue-in-cheek. I think you should go out there and be the best burgerflipper you can be. an astronomical figure that undoubtedly crowned him as the richest redneck on Earth. not only as a threat.” he says. try my best to live with the people I choose to surround myself with. SMACKDOWNS TO SPELLING BEES For a man who has made his name by pummelling opponents in front of millions and has a flourishing acting career.
” he justifies. he drove a beer truck into the arena and hosed down rival The Rock. he chose to drive a cement mixer up to WWE owner Vince McMahon’s Corvette and fill it with the grey stuff. even when he was making a living on a forklift before wrestling skyrocketed him to superstardom. “What annoys me is that everyone is on their damn phone these days. without even a hesitation to suggest the image of him kicking back in front of a televised children’s spelling competition is even a little peculiar.” FHM Steve Austin stars in The Package. the big man tries to avoid contact with too many people. And the name? “Hey. I’d rather be in wide-open spaces than crammed on top of those people in the city. I had to break my skull in the ring to buy the place. Even when he’s staying in LA. MAKIN’ AN ENTRANCE Prior to slapping someone’s face off. out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Dropping In In 2000. Texas. He then dished out a clothesline and then got nicked by the cops. The Cold One Perhaps one of Stone Cold’s most famous moments. and now has around 40 guns to his name. McMullen County. though.000-acre home near Tilden. dropped a block through then-WWE champion Triple H’s bus and towed it into the arena with his pick-up. The Package. Stone Cold used his trusty ATV — or quad bike — to chase his opponents in a kind of Mad Max version of Mr Bean. Austin completely lost it. I can spell ‘beer’. Top: On the quad bike he uses to chase opponents. In 1999. Here are some of our favourites: The Ice Breaker The Texas Rattlesnake opted to drive a Zamboni — an ice resurfacer — into the ring in September 1998. It’s all people seem to do.” he tells us. That’s for damn sure. Above left: With The Expendables co-star Dolph Lundgren. 06/13 087 . The ranch is where Austin continues his passion for hunting.STEVE AUSTI N unexpected thing you’ll learn about Steve Austin is that he’s a “very private individual”. I couldn’t spell three-quarters of what they can. Steve’s 2. Easy as ATV At WrestleMania XXVII. He’s been shooting and stalking since he was eight. It was the place he’d always dreamed of. “I’m a good speller. Austin has some of the most colourful entrances in the business. But shooting isn’t his only pastime he indulges in on his man ranch.” And you don’t get much more different from the hubbub of LA than Broken Skull Ranch. Next up. Concrete Evidence It seems 1998 was a vintage year for freaking out in vehicles. Above right: In the 2012 action film. but these kids. Prepare for the final Stone Cold Steve Austin surprise… “I relax by watching spelling bees. He acquired a crane.
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I was told that sticking to English music might be my best bet. Have a peek into my iTunes and you will find music from Slipknot to Britney Spears to acoustic folk — and even classical pieces and movie scores. Singing is very personal. I have always loved listening to Mandarin songs. though. my story. It’s amazing. That said. My debut Mandarin album is entitled Ming Tian/Ming Day. At that time. Comedown Machine is out now. There is no set process to songwriting. I love acting but singing and songwriting will always be my first love. I love alternative rock most. Ming Bridges This saccharine-sweet Eurasian singer is making waves in the Mando-pop community. you’re probably wondering what on earth happened. staying for days. it’s all me — my feelings. there are some lyrics that I had to use Google Translator to find out how to say what I really wanted to say! I’d love to speak and sing in Malay. there is still enough of The Strokes to identify with. Tomorrow is a new day and a chance to start afresh. there’s always tomorrow. I’m not going to lie. I realised how hauntingly beautiful the metaphors were. It will always be my go-to genre. I was fortunate to have (lyricist) Xiao Han’s help. It just happens and each time it gets penned a different way. it’s just not the type of music long-time fans are used to. Playing up the moodier vibes and garage-rock grit — and this is where The Strokes shine. No pressure but once I master Mandarin. Because it’s not that it’s suddenly making bad music. My mum speaks Malay and five other languages. too. I listen to every type of music. a singing competition that I went on to win. That was pretty fun! And Lord Coe. Tracks like Welcome to Japan and 50/50 do exactly that. I’m fascinated by the Mandarin idioms and only hope that I can write such deep lyrics one day. I’m an absolute mess but I love it all. I remember singing a Jolin Tsai song at Teenage Icon. There’s a time and place for everything. a play on words with my name and “ming tian” (“tomorrow” in Mandarin). I have absolutely no idea that I have more “likes” on Facebook than FHM.06. If you’ve been a long-time Strokes fan and have listened to its latest release. As my Mandarin still isn’t that good. I started intensive Mandarin lessons only last year. They have the ability to evoke emotions within me. 06/13 091 Music WORDS: MITCHELL PEREIRA & JANINE LEE . but I’m so happy that I’m able to share my music with more people. Ming Tian/Ming Day is out now. Since young. the overall sound of the band’s newest effort is a lot cleaner and less likely to strike a nerve. While not a complete radical departure from its signature garage-rock identity. It means no matter how your day was today. I hope one day my Mandarin will be good enough to self-produce all my songs. I want people to always look on the bright side and be happy. If you can drop the expectations. I’d have a go at Malay. Allow us to introduce her to you.13 Comedown Machine Music A milder Strokes on its fifth album. The trick to Comedown Machine is not to go in with preconceived notions about the band. Another puzzling aspect is the creative decision to swap lead singer Julian Casablancas’ distinctly cool “I really don’t give a toss” vocals for a whiny indie-driven falsetto — especially noticeable on One Way Trigger and Chances. I love the melodies and when I started to understand the lyrics more. when Britain got to host the Olympics in Singapore. even making me cry sometimes without fully understanding the lyrics. although I did dabble in a bit of Mandarin singing when I was 14. Comedown Machine does have redeeming qualities. The defining elements that made The Strokes so special in its early years are still evident: Reverberating drums. maybe that place really isn’t on a Strokes album. I did sing Chan Mali Chan once in an Ivan Heng production. And I love talking to my fans so… More friends! I’ve sung and belly-danced in front of David and Victoria Beckham. choppy guitar riffs spinning in wild circles and bass lines that work its way into your brain.
I’m very proud of my manhood. There’s no reason to trash that! Ludacris What is the biggest thing you’ve ever set fire to? Probably a big blunt in Amsterdam. it was in my Blueberry Yum Yum video. I just did one for LudaDay Weekend [a day in Atlanta named after him]. Have you ever made growling noises at yourself in the mirror? [Laughs] When I was a little kid trying to be The Hulk or some s**t like that. We do movies. You can also catch him in man flick. He’s very well trained. Have you ever killed anything and then eaten it? Er. Fast & Furious 6. Have you ever worn a trilby? Yeah. Have you ever followed through on a particularly exuberant fart? Oh. Have you ever put your penis through your legs and pretended to be a girl? [Laughs] No. Apart from a fish. though. Have you ever spent a significant amount of time talking to an animal? I have a black Belgian malinois. but I’m sure I lost a couple of times. which is in the German shepherd family. It’s one of those things where white is a representation of being so fresh and so damn clean. I got trained up by Floyd Mayweather’s family. no! That’s one of the things that I don’t do. I missed completely. no I’ve not. Long story short. so we have a makeup artist to do certain s**t. but will it be enough to get him through these 14 questions? thrown all-white parties before. That would have been a long time ago. too. Not recently. but I’ve never let them put makeup on me. Not even for music videos. Have you ever thrown a punch and missed? Of course! First time I threw a punch when I was boxing.06. so it didn’t stay that way for long. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES . As a matter of fact. Anyone that’s been to one of mine will tell you I throw a great barbecue. people would know what language I talk to my dog in. I have some white jeans because I’ve 092 06/13 Man The American rapper and Fast & Furious 6 actor has the swagger. All of his commands are in Look out for Ludacris’ new album Ludaversal later this year. Otherwise. Do you own any coloured jeans? Yeah. That’s definitely happened. Those are some pimp hats. making one huge-ass blunt. That’s the closest I’ve got to a nickname. it was six regular blunts put together. Have you ever successfully stared somebody out? Yeah. Have you ever let a girl put makeup on you? F**k. d’yall not think so? Air Force One “I’m very proud of my manhood. though. we used to play that game when I was little.13 a different language. That would be the only the thing. though — back when I was younger. I can’t tell you what they are. It might have been for a video or a photo shoot or something. I think I’ve worn one before. but I’ve heard about people doing that s**t. I was good at it. perhaps. How do you behave at barbecues? You could definitely say that I party and go hard. There’s no reason to trash that!” Have you ever taken a girl on a date using a discount code or voucher code? I think I’ve used gift vouchers for the movies or some s**t on a date. Have you ever had a really manly nickname? I used to be in a group called the Loudmouth Hooligans with four friends when I was in high school. and I talk to him a lot. WORDS: FHM UK. for sure. though. I do.
He is really cool. They are like rocks. We’d probably get along a lot better and stop sneaking behind each other’s backs and talking smack while smiling in one another’s faces. I swim in that stuff. Woman “More girls should be fighting.” You see how big she is? I stand in front of her and I’m like. the integrity. and “What can we do that hasn’t been done before?” That’s what people do when they don’t have the creativity to understand heart in a story. I am more Sopranos. You sound like your character. or more like Resident Evil — the darker stuff where you get to see naked people and boobies. I grew up watching WWE and The Rock. man. What’s new in the latest sequel. like “How much s**t can we possibly destroy?” or “What’s the craziest s**t we could possibly do with our location?” And I believe it accomplished that really well. she’s more LA-Mexican. How much of Letty is in you? Well. I’ve been doing this for way too long. More girls should be fighting. Why has director Justin Lin been so good for this franchise? It’s important that a director is able to be calm. we’d respect each other a lot more and men wouldn’t take over the way that they have! I had to train pretty damn hard just to make it look credible. it’s more pop culture. he starts to explore explosions and s**t to blow up. Not many people impress me because I was a physical kid when I was younger. in a capacity sense. What can you tell us about your fight scenes in FF6? I trained for about a month-and-ahalf for the fight with Gina [Carano. But I don’t think it’s so much “cult” at this point. I am looking at it from another perspective. I have worked in the action movie world for the last 13 years and that’s my world so I can tell exactly when somebody is running out of ideas. for sure. We’d probably get along better. In the training sense. I’d say Dwayne because he has been wrestling for so long and he trains every day. the Fast & Furious franchise is still going strong.06. “I should drink some protein. I don’t want to make the movie without any heart. That’s my world so whenever I see him. It doesn’t faze me anymore. WORDS AND PHOTOS: UIP Who’s the toughest? In a street sense. 06/13 093 . It started PG and is still PG. A decade on. dude!” How do you deal with the testosterone level on the set? Oh. being intrigued by mythology and so on. Vin [Diesel] is a pussycat with me. “Cult” would have been more like a Rob Rodriguez film. I am more the New York-Jersey type. Justin has to play the mediator. and it is just going to be a bunch of explosions. When the writer doesn’t understand that. And I don’t want to be a part of that. Fast & Furious 6 (FF6)? I think it wanted to go more for the big “wow!” factor. I mean it’s Gina and she’s pretty hardcore. But I actually feel Dwayne’s muscles every time I see him. And so is Dwayne [Johnson]. MMA fighter]. It is true. So Justin is good at bringing us all together and making us believe in what we are doing. it’s surreal. Do you have a cult fan base among street-racers? Yes. of listening to stories. I’d like to hang out with him more. reading stories. I’d say Vin. Do movies these days demand bigger action scenes? That is what happens when people don’t understand what storytelling is about. He is a sweetheart. to make everybody happy enough with the story because you get this fear that you are going to lose the heart.13 Michelle Rodriguez She’s fast and she’s furious. If we were a little more physical about it. because I have been in this business so long. I don’t have enough scenes with him. baby! Fast & Furious 6 opens 23 May.
Inspired by Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard. DVD Bruce Campbell’s Finest Monster-slaying cult hero and producer of the new Evil Dead. but he’s athletic and a useful tool.” Jennifer Lawrence “You need at least one hot babe. has also been featured in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Did You Know? A storm scene won it an MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance. Easter Bunny. He seems like a good guy. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES Movies Rise of the Guardians Even guys need a cartoon break. a teenager and a server full of digital effects bagged Ang Lee an Oscar for best director. who made FHM weep with his 2010 earthquake epic Aftershock. so he’d be very popular.” Killing Them Softly A neo-noir crime thriller based on novel Cogan’s Trade. He likes to party. I’d kill him off after Beckham. And the chicks like him.” Brad Pitt “I’d need a Fight Club-era Pitt — he was hot s**t then. it’s just Campbell and the chick left. Back to 1942 is another catastrophe drama about a major famine in China. A good first victim. Tooth Fairy.” Prince Harry “Harry’s got some great chopperpilot skills. WORDS: FHM UK. then — BAM! — he’s dead. he can’t fight. Back to 1942 Directed by Feng Xiaogang. Not Brad Pitt’s best work but it’ll make his new World War Z look like The Silence of the Lambs. Life of Pi See how a tiger. The Master A near-masterpiece by director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood).” Bill Belichick “He’s the New England Patriots football coach. so he’d help work out a strategy if we were stuck in a cabin. 094 06/13 WORDS: DENNIS YIN David Beckham “He’s definitely the pretty boy that goes first. Sandman and Jack Frost join fists to beat the s**t out of the Bogeyman? Yeah! Did You Know? The animation is Peter Ramsey’s directorial debut for a film. Did You Know? The Mainland film co-stars Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. Jennifer Lawrence came out of nowhere. He’s not ripped. No s**t. too. but I’d kill him off in the first 10 minutes. Your audience will think he’ll be around till the end. He’s nice on the eyes for the ladies. but I’d need his mind to help us survive until the end. Mossberg 500 “Cruiser”. She’s tough as well. How about a Avengerslike kiddie tale where household fantasy figures such as Santa Claus. Did You Know? The score is penned by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. .06.13 Watchable Five Kua si me?!? Here’s a bunch of movies recently released on discs to bring your through those mundane nights. discusses his ultimate horror-survival dream team. Did You Know? The shotgun used by Pitt. but she seems pretty interesting. so he can raise our spirits. it's about a war vet who falls for the charisma and ideology of a leader of a religious movement. beating Texas Chainsaw 3D and Zero Dark Thirty.
What’s novel about this novel. who earns a living whitewashing the transgressions of former generals and CIA operatives. since we all exhibit our wildest side on stag ’dos. double the fun. King James “cleanses” his kingdom by outlawing witchcraft. Blending history with fiction. The hook: You can start reading from either side. For those about to make life’s biggest decision — where and what to do for your stag ’do.06. plus he manages to squeeze in a suspenseful climax. That Smell takes us through the imprisonment years of a political dissident. We suggest reading both ends simultaneously so you get a simultaneous climax. WORDS: MITCHELL PEREIRA George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time Peter Dimock A tiny yet a “heavy” read. 06/13 095 . ghostwriter Theo Fales. That Smell and Notes from Prison Sonallah Ibrahim Banned in 1966 for its politically damning portrayal of Egypt. alchemy and Catholicism. As the title may suggest. In a way it is.and groom-to-be. that’s just us. the writings are translated and coupled with notes written on cigarette paper and smuggled out of jail upon the author’s release. But. author Mike Gayle manages to spin a simple yet charming book without repetition on each tale. representing both bride. however. Nearly 50 years on. We get little traces of the author’s personality and ideals through the narration of protagonist. The Daylight Gate Jeanette Winterson Following a failed assassination on him. hey. Jacques ignored scenery and visual stimulation in pursuit of the stories and people he met. My Beautiful Bus Jacques Jouet The author lets us in on his encounters during a cross-country bus ride in France. The Stag and Hen Weekend Books Double the read. Despite the double perspectives. A perfect read for a long journey — especially when the MRT breaks down. is it features two flipside covers and two stories.13 Righteous Journeys Everyone has to take one at some point in their lives. this book could be misconstrued as a story about weekends with animals. Or read this book. the novel walks us through the witch trials of 1612 and promises to be devious. that is — watch The Hangover trilogy.
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hardhitting sport and it's the pride of Canada. Words: Mitchell Pereira Art direction: Dannii Choo Photography: Mark Teo . too. ICE HOCKEY It's more than just a bunch of guys in an ice rink — they sometimes trade blows. Ice hockey is a high-level.REAL SPORTSMEN WHO LOVE THEIR GAME PULSE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE: AARON LOW AND JILLIAN TAN.
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Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks." — Todd Warriner "Ice hockey can be summed up in three simple words: Wheel. but it's a good sport. It was completely new to them. My mum was a pro figureskater and my dad played senior hockey. as part of Singapore Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament. We're from all over the place and play at different levels. they're a lot younger than me! Is ice hockey Canada's leading sport? All: For sure! 100 per cent. How did you guys get into ice hockey? JM: My uncle played in the NHL. so I got on the ice a lot at a young age and moved up through the ranks before being drafted into the NHL. TW: If you turn on the TV. It is also known for its graciousness. you'll be out of town for tournaments. It's crazy. so it's a pretty high level. How seriously do kids in Canada take ice hockey? JM: Very seriously. What teams do you guys play for? Josh McNair: We were thrown together to form the team Kreuz Subsea Sharks. get scholarships. I grew up watching the [Toronto Maple] Leafs and got a chance to play there. On weekends. lose the gloves and beat the reason into you (basically. Evan Haga: Every Canadian boy dreams to play at the NHL. Plus. . so. Mark McKitrick: I was the first guy in my family to play hockey.C REGIME anada is known for many things but mainly maple syrup. Growing up.30am) and to school after that. Todd Warriner: Yeah. it's in my blood and will always be. others play juniors. Adam Hercules: When I was young. Bearing that in mind. TW: I started playing on the pond just like these guys. people just get going at ice hockey. JM: It's a cultural thing. For example. I had a hockey stick and loved it. it's really everywhere. then go to college. Some stick with it longer and go to the "Hockey is my life. You'll also have games after school. they’d hit you and then apologise)." — Evan Haga NHL. you can't just pick up the game as and when you like. (like it or not) Justin Bieber and ice hockey. FHM treaded cautiously into the studio for the photo with the players from Kreuz Subsea Sharks only to be surrounded by some of the friendliest sportsmen around. Most of these guys have played tier-two hockey or college hockey back home. naturally. I’ve played for Tampa Bay Lightning. Unlike basketball or soccer. but one wrong word about their hockey team and Canadians would throw down their stick. too. snipe and celly. I used to play in the NHL until 2003. just to name a few. my brother and I were put into it. Todd Warriner is a former National Hockey League (NHL) player. The gear is really expensive and your parents have to take you to the rink every morning (practice starts at 6. I had a lot of buddies to play with. you're going to find hockey somewhere on it.
" — Josh McNair over. EH: It's different. so it's only natural to want to return the favour. If you ever have a finesse guy who’s a goal scorer. it's friendly and part of the sport. you can only shoot one way because of the rounded club… JM: And the speed and hits are different. you can get back in the game and fight again? TW: Yeah. but after the game. Because it's part of the game. which is often impossible. Why do you fight? JM: Because the game is competitive and heated." — Adam Hercules . What's the penalty for fighting? All: You're taken out of the game for five minutes. It's very intense. Twenty-five years 08 08/2012 TW: It's nothing for a 14-yearold boy to play 60 to 70 games in a six-month period. Very rarely does it escalates and carried on after the game. the fighter is there to protect him and make sure he doesn’t get hurt. How often do fights break out? Chris Gelencser: It happens at every game! JM: But it usually ends after the game is "You wake up in the morning and have three things on your mind: Women. Kids now even play right through summer. there's a lot of physicality involved. For most parts. We've all played with guys whom we've fought with and had a beer after. You fight on the ice. alcohol and hockey. I've never played it since. they have special training centres where they get 24/7 hockey. You get a lot of hits and a lot of stick. you become enemies on the ice. it doesn't get carried into the dressing room or parking lot. After five minutes. What's the difference between field hockey and ice hockey? J: I've tried field hockey and broke my wrist. TW: You can go a lot faster in skates."Ice hockey is a way of life until you can fill that void with another passion. too… EH: And ice hockey is for lazy people! You can glide. They go hand in hand. there are people on the team whose role is to fight. but you only get about two more fights and you’re out.
You can make unlimited substitutions as long as the outgoing player is five feet from the bench. The penalty ceases if opponents score during the period of his sentence. have played top-league hockey. Goaltenders wear chest protectors made from Kevlar to absorb abuse. I'd get in more of them'. for the most part. each lasting 20 minutes. three forwards and one goaltender). too. CLOCK There are three periods. Anything else is illegal." — Mark McKitrick MAJOR PENALTIES Happens when a foul is deemed to be deliberately harmful. you get sent to the sin bin for two minutes. hip. back. EH: They also need more rinks. two blue) to determine further rules. TW: Japan has always been competitive but Korea is maybe the next up-and-coming country. JM: I broke my wrists. The incoming player has to then pay for his teammate's wayward ways. "People ask. TW: My nose. BODY CHECK ago. ice hockey players are decked in full regalia. My ligaments have taken a lot of bruising. Most kids’ coaches. How many bones have you broken from ice hockey? EH: Every bone in my hand. forcing a substitution. jaw. And guys that have played regularly are teaching them. elbow. TW: Japan is in the second tier. nose (five times) and a couple of fingers. Do you see Asians making an impact in the icehockey scene? JM: They need more time. It's legal to tackle an opposing player in possession of the puck using your torso. You get sent to the sin bin for five minutes. Players may get ejected at the referee's discretion. ICE HOCKEY RINK The rink is segmented into three zones: Defensive. The clock is stopped every time a stoppage occurs — much like every other American sport. The kids are on the ice five to six times a week. shoulders or hip. like swinging it between someone's legs. 'Are hockey fights real?' I say. ankle. There are three lines (one red. JM: It all comes down to development. . MINOR PENALTIES When you do illegal things with a stick.REGIME "Ice hockey has always been more to me then a sport. there used to be two or three fights a game. more facilities and more training." — Chris Gelencser ICE HOCKEY 101 Things you need to know about the sport. mainly "icing" and "offside". There are less fighters and less fighting as the sport changes. It changed my life and provided me with memories I will never forget. but they’re cutting it down. EQUIPMENT Like mediaeval jousting. 'If they weren't. SCORING Ice hockey goals can be scored from anywhere on the ice. So that’s not too bad. just outside the top 10 teams in the league. PLAYERS Each team consists of six players (two defenders. neutral and attacking. from helmets to shoulder pads to shin pads.
meet the ordinary blokes who took on planet Earth's harshest extremes… And won! .ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE 10 06/2013 Conquering the world's most remote locations isn't just for "other people" .
000) so get somebody else to pay for it.300. but climbing Everest seemed incredible. GET MOUNTAINS OF MUSCLE Training isn’t all about scaling mountains with a backpack full of bricks. Walking through the most beautiful peaks in the world was quite spiritual. Here's how he reached the top of the world. “I got a brochure made up. Exodus. The western shoulder of Everest is vulnerable to avalanches. It can be difficult emotionally. Looking back.I CLIMBED EVEREST… AND MY EYES FROZE! Paul Keleher (left). I noticed the more enthusiasm you have. I had never even climbed before.org.300. climbing Everest doesn’t seem real. hadn't even been on a mountain at the start of 2011. the most dangerous part is the Khumbu icefall. The hike through the Khumbu Valley of Nepal to Everest base camp is unbelievable. I unfurled an Olympic flag on the summit. I saw a Sherpa being rescued from a crevasse after falling off a ladder. which is full of crevasses and giant seracs [towers of ice] that topple over.” says Keleher. What I really wish I’d known before going… “You have to really want it and show your passion. dehydrated and hallucinating from the lack of oxygen but the views were mesmerising. but getting a photo in the wind wasn’t easy. which will be converted into limited-edition Everest timepieces. “I did all this in a year by going mountaineering in Chamonix and learning climbing skills in the Peak District or Swanage. who used Dream Guides and Adventure Consultants for his Euro climbs. I read books about Sir Edmund Hillary and modern climbers but I tried not to be influenced by other people’s journeys. or wads of cash. I wanted this to be as much my own story as possible. so I decided to get to the summit of Everest in a year. I never left base camp without Haribo sweets. there isn’t a giant elevator with panpipe Rihanna music to whizz you up to the summit of Everest. the more sponsors trust in you and the stronger you feel on the mountain. PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY PARSONS. stabbing feeling but it improved and I made it down. On the way down.uk) or conquering the Everest Marathon ($5. a 29-year-old personal trainer from Surrey.029ft summit of Mount Everest. When you climb from base camp. worked out costs and passed it on to businesses to gain sponsorship.uk WORDS: MARK BAILEY. Sharpen up your Angel’s Gate pitches too: Keleher took up 100 watch dials. But on 25 May 2012. It was like pulling a page back slowly to see the whole world beneath you. I needed a challenge to experience what’s out there.co. . Bulk up in the gym and you’ll prime your body for Everest and look good when you boast about it in the pub.000$88. A lot of people died on the mountain this year and you had to walk past those bodies. It was a horrific scratchy. They were an essential for every day. It’s very freaky. YOUR PLAN B Try tackling a 17-day Base Camp trek with Exodus ($3. BE YOUR OWN AGENT Climbing Everest isn’t cheap ($42. England. “I focused on weight training.” explains Keleher.co. uk) so you can ogle Everest without losing fingertips. Trekking to base camp is a manageable and inspiring challenge in itself. so you’ll need to learn to climb. and Ice 8000 for Everest.” says Keleher. On the descent my cornea froze and I had to spend 24 hours with bandages over my eyes. You’re exhausted. I had to travel through a PULSE Keleher at the summit of Everest. FIRST STEPS HOW YOU CAN CONQUER YOUR OWN EVEREST ADVENTURE… PIMP UP YOUR SHERPA SKILLS Sadly. ropes and climbs. I’m now giving talks and am completely addicted to climbing. It’s different to what people think. ladders. After 10 minutes at the top you refocus: You’re only halfway and you need to get down alive. his cornea froze and he spent 24 hours in bandages.” dosummitgood. Summiting Everest actually involves a mix of head-down Himalayan slogs. We set off for the summit at 8pm. the sun rose. whiteout so I couldn’t see more than 10m ahead and kept hearing creaks and groans. and after 8-9 hours of darkness. so I was as strong as possible because most people lose a stone of muscle on the expedition. Things like rowing the Atlantic had no appeal. you feel like part of a special club. everest marathon. he was updating his Facebook profile with a shot of him grinning from the 29.
600 miles away. I spent two days digging an 18ft shaft to get into the buried hut but it was locked. Progress. It is at a higher altitude and further from the warming ocean.200. “Also cross-country skiing in the Alps and musclebuilding with PowerPlate machines. Our secret was our determination and ridiculous humour. polarcircle-marathon. We then heard of the Pole of Inaccessibility (POI). The more painful the sores and bleeding blisters. I was in between jobs and a stupid conversation with a friend got us talking about the North Pole. I had to hit the morphine and ended up puking. f**k it. The coldest temperature ever recorded was minus 89. It is a lonely but spectacularly beautiful place.” says Cookson. thought we were heroes for uncovering Lenin. “Explorer Roald Amundsen said adventure is just down to bad planning. The guys at the Russian base. which is at the geographical centre of Antarctica.000 miles and 50 days of suffering. I still get a fuzzy feeling remembering that moment.I TREKKED TO THE SOUTH POLE AND GOT DRUNK! Cookson with all his life-saving kit and an ironing board. training and getting a skilled guide like “the polar Jedi” Paul Landry (polarconsultants. while we spent our time in nightclubs — but we won. which was funny until it thawed. and weight gives you insulation against the cold and traction on your skis. They left a hut with a statue of Lenin so we organised an expedition with kite-skis to find it. from London. There was alcohol involved. Some mornings we’d play laxative roulette with bowls of porridge and see who lost. When someone’s lips cracked. When we tried cross-country skiing we just fell over.com). sponsorship. and fell onto the dock in Cape Town. After 1. I had a massive temper tantrum. 12 06/2013 . the more your private parts chafed. 37.com). he has now conquered both the Arctic and Antarctica. why not? I didn’t even know which ends of the world penguins and polar bears lived. I have to go back. But with gritty determination (and morale-boosting games of "laxative roulette" with his polar pals). We entered the Polar Challenge. We put frozen polar-bear s**t in a sleeping bag. henrycookson.” PLAN OR DIE You can only piss about if you know your stuff. Mentally. and hadn't even done a sponsored walk before tackling the poles. We finished with nine days on an icebreaker with Russian sailors.” Visit Henry Cookson Adventures at henrycookson. drinking home-brew spirits. we’d make them laugh so it hurt more. Nobody had been there since a 1958 Soviet Antarctic Expedition that used tracked snow-trains. the funnier it got.” says Cookson.” Tough gig… YOUR PLAN B Begin your polar career more gently with the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland ($420 entry. “We trained with oldfashioned tyredragging for six hours on the Fosse Way in Gloucestershire. We entered the Guinness Book of Records as the first people to get there on foot. EAT FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY You should be on firstname terms with your local McDonald’s staff before you go.com FIRST STEPS HOW YOU CAN REACH THE ENDS OF THE EARTH… LEARN POLAR SKILLS If your only icy experience is getting fish fingers out of the freezer. who stresses the importance of logistics. The wind lifted me up and crashed me down and left me with bruised ribs. we found Lenin. a 360-mile race to the magnetic North Pole — you just pay a fee and they provide the kit and training. com) or splash some cash and join Cookson on a four-day Northern Light Arctic Experience with wolf encounters and dog-sledding ($8.2 deg C at Vostok. The POI is much colder than the South Pole. man up. But laughing kept us strong. Henry Cookson. normally with a hangover. I got into polar adventure by accident. had worked as a banker and a builder. if you’re unhappy you’ll just stop. The next day we thought. We were totally written off — we were against Arctictrained Marines. “A lean athlete won’t last long in a polar environment as you use more calories than you consume. What I really wish I’d known before going… “Winds are worse than the cold.
PULSE "We put frozen polar-bear s**t in a sleeping bag." . which was funny until it thawed.
I had to wear a device with an electro-magnetic pulse to deter sharks. “Your body can be trained to stay warm so acclimatisation with cooler swimming pools is key. so two weeks later. which helps. and the worse your technique. fish and other wildlife aren’t scared of you.” danmartinextreme. brave like a lion’. norwegian. which buffers your organs against the cold. smothering yourself in duck fat doesn’t help. And they don’t work. What I really wish I’d known before going… “If your thumb can’t touch your little finger because you’re too cold. The fun comes from overriding your brain and mastering your own body.700.” says Martin. or you start suffering from ‘fumbles. bike and run around the world in the first-ever Global Triathlon. Freeze your nuts off then thaw out at your hotel with blankets and booze. “I have a mantra: ‘Warm like a whale. Your body is telling your brain you’re warm so it keeps pumping hot blood to your extremities. I flew over to swim with reindeer — just to be different. “Start with 30 seconds. It’s awesome having a frog’s eye view of the world.” FIND THE WARM BIT OF THE ARCTIC The Lofoten Islands in Norway are north of the Arctic Circle but. the waters are warmer than other Arctic areas. No bombing. smooth like a seal. Once you’ve been swimming in freezing water. you get an amazing buzz and it makes you feel alive. YOUR PLAN B If the Arctic seems too mental. I swim outdoors all winter and the last few have been pretty entertaining with the amount of snow and ice. the North Sea and the icy lakes of Britain in search of winter thrills. I once swam above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Andoya in Norway. which I repeat to keep my mental focus. and otters.” says Martin. There was five feet of snow. But it’s addictive. Sign up for a luxury six-day swimming expedition ($6.com) or fly via Oslo to nearby Harstad/ Narvik ($165 from London Gatwick. I avoid warm showers and warm drinks before a swim to tell my body to keep producing heat. I couldn’t understand what was hitting me until I realised it was just my dead hand. stumbles or mumbles’ it’s time to get out. no heavy petting and no wetsuits unless you’re a total wuss. neither are sharks or jellyfish. a 31-year-old teacher from Peterborough. Human Planet. getting in is the hard part. The light plays tricks on you so you think a massive scaly monster is swimming underneath you. it feels like agony.I SWAM THE ARCTIC… IN MY PANTS! Dan Martin. Swimming in beautiful. I am officially tougher than a reindeer. Nothing will cure your hangover better. you feel like you can achieve anything. He has braved Arctic waters. then before the water hits your balls. Check out UK's Outdoor Swimming Society website for events like the December Dip. You get a huge endorphin rush. I swam in Loch Ness a few years ago. the more heat you generate. Winter swimming is the anti-sport: It’s great for guys with a bit of blubber. thanks to the Gulf Stream. which showed reindeer being herded into the ocean and swimming across to the other side. Sadly. Go up to your knees. You get to explore amazing locations. no running. “Never dive in. I was once so cold that I lost feeling in my hand and the skin of my leg. hands and feet sting. Everybody swims with dolphins. Ninety per cent of winter swimming is psychological.com FIRST STEPS HOW YOU CAN SURVIVE YOUR OWN WINTER SWIM… ESCAPE CHLORINATED CAPTIVITY Paddling in pools on a sunny afternoon full of toddler piss won’t help you. At first. England. so sadly the reindeer didn’t show.com) and start shivering. I saw a BBC documentary. 14 06/2013 . That’s why people in wetsuits find their face. remote Arctic scenery surrounded by mountains and snow was amazing.” EASE YOURSELF IN Yep. It’s like winning a fight. then 40 and keep building up. Also. was "never much of a swimmer" but discovered his chunky physique could be converted into an awesome adventure-swimming machine. I’m now hunting sponsorship to swim. man up for a winter swim instead. Wetsuits are for weaklings. coninghamrolls. launch in and swim like mad.
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You’re alone with nature. It was nice being known as the guy from the UK who can do cool things. I was in an America vs Europe contest in Chile recently and among all these skiers from Scandinavia. Italy ($540. Well.I JUMPED OUT OF A CHOPPER AND SKIED HOME! Paddy Graham. he loves the crazy adventures of heli. If you get out too quickly. the first step fell off and. who recommends mountain biking for fitness. warm up with some normal backcountry ski fun in Davos Klosters ($1. DON'T GO TOO FAST Somersaulting downhill isn’t cool. knife and a backpack with a built-in airbag. which means the heli can’t land on the mountain so it sticks its nose down and hovers and you have to get out smoothly. helmet. It takes you to the most beautiful places in the world. Graham takes thermals.140.com). goggles. taking down all these 20m trees. It’s not neatly arranged — you’re in the wild and you have to step out of your comfort zone. “Slowly learn your skills with both easy and hard runs.or backcountry skiing. nature and a million pound helicopter… On my last trip to Canada we got a helicopter tow-in. shovel. I learned to ski on Sheffield’s indoor slopes when I was 12. like a domino effect. England.and backcountry skiing.” says Graham. it ripped through the woods. guidecourmayeur. with the strength to land 30m jumps and a strong core. Go with a guide to keep you safe and show you the best places. When he's not competing. Maybe. it messes up the balance of the helicopter. a supertalented 24-year-old British freestyle skier. gloves. YOUR PLAN B If dropping out of a chopper sounds like a recipe for soiled pants. 16 06/2013 FIRST STEPS HOW YOU CAN PLAN YOUR OWN OFF-PISTE SKI ADVENTURE… TURN UP SKI-FIT To smash a day of heli. grew up bombing down indoor slopes in Sheffield. don’t ski there. hit the heli-skiing in Courmayeur. It was pretty scary. The best thing about backcountry and heli-skiing is that you don’t have much control over nature. snow jacket.” says Graham. lineupexplorers. The cameraman cut in front of where I was going to drop and because it was so unstable. which will help you survive if you get smashed by an avalanche. When you’re ready. I was hundreds of miles away from mountains and now this is my job. “I need to hike around all day. What I wish I’d known before going… “If you see a sign that says ‘don’t ski here’. beacon. but he now has enough stunts and tricks to mix it with Europe's best. A few years ago we wanted to film some pillows — stairs of snow which you land on and bounce off onto the next.com) .” Paddy Graham was part of Red Bull’s High Performance Camp. squats for beefy pins and trampolining for killer abs and aerial awareness. Germany and Switzerland. It proves you can achieve anything. emergency blanket. and that’s part of the fun. you need to be very fit. GET KITTED OUT Never jump out of a helicopter unless you have a bag full of kit and warm clobber.
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This carnivorous joint incorporates signature Fatboys ingredients with “in” technology (iPads) to help you D-I-Y a burger according to your appetite and taste. 11am to 2pm & 6pm to 11am. Sat to Sun. Order: If you’re a burger-munching foodie. shriek at the sight of a meal without a sliver of meat. caramelised bananas and pineapples. Tel: 64755605 www. Trust us. your chow is whatever you can imagine it to be. #04-08 Mandarin Gallery.sg TIM HO WAN The lauded one-Michelin-star Hong Kong dim sum restaurant has finally made its way to our shores. Order: The signature baked buns with BBQ pork ($4. Chip Bee Gardens. Tel: 63832828. Fri to Sun. accompanied by leeks. such as peanut butter. Order: The Matsu set ($174) is a meat platter that lets you experience different cuts of wagyu and also kurobuta pork collar. topped with a tomato basil sauce and mozzarella. 4pm to midnight. pumpkin and mushrooms. #01-29A Plaza Singapura Atrium. #01-16 Far East Plaza. how does the food actually fare? We’re happy to report that it’s authentic.HEDONISM ORIGINAL SIN If you. 11. Opens Mon to Thu. expect Tim Ho Wan to bring its A-game to the dim sum party here. spinach. However there are certain ingredients unique to Burger Bar. ITO KACHO Fancy nothing better than a good grill-out? The new kid on the Asian BBQ block will give you something to write home about. noon to midnight.sg BURGER BAR It’s the brainchild of radio DJs The Muttons.50) consist of a delightful crumbly exterior and sweet-salty char siew filling. With mile-long queues spotted in the first month of opening. Ito Kacho brings Japan’s finest to you on a sizzling hot plate that — thanks to ventilation magic — won’t leave you smelling like a barbecue. Hype aside. #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga.80). which looks unassuming. The brand has been delighting Japanese palates since 2009. There’s even a separate takeaway counter. Tel: 6836-0111. www. Despite it’s intimidating lack of meat. 333A Orchard Road. 6pm to 2. facebook. so you can beat the queue to grab and go. Opens daily. 14 Scotts Road. Tel: 6252-8780.30pm. and it’s set to do the same with the flagship venture here. A la carte options are available if you decide to pick a favourite. Featuring a selection of beautifully marbled imported wagyu cuts that’d make any gourmet butcher weep for joy. every dish is packed so full of flavour and heavy savoury bites.30am to 2. Blk 43. and Fatboys owner Bernie. it won’t be easy. like us. is incredibly soft and fluffy with a distinct caramelised flavour. 11am to 11pm. pesto. you’d barely remember you were eating just greens. then Original Sin is a perfect introduction to vegetarian cuisine. affordable and innovative — expect to see some dishes that aren’t mainstays in most local dim sum eatries.com. $18). 10am to 10pm. 68 Orchard Road. Holland Village. and the steamed egg cake ($3. Opens Mon to Fri. Order: There’s no set menu. go straight for the Magic Mushroom (baked Portobello mushroom with ricotta cheese.30pm.fatboys.originalsin. WORDS: JANINE LEE & MITCHELL PEREIRA Opens daily.com/timhowan .
and Thornbridge is one of the biggest names in craft beer. and became a business almost by accident. brewing under a pub.8%) Wild Beer From: Bristol Created by two mates in 2012. It's time to broaden your horizons. Founder and ex-IT geek Michelle Kelsall runs the whole thing with just two mates. Camden Town is one of the bestloved booze brewers in London. Eight years later. “That’s why we use the 660ml bottles. who dug it out of a muddy Somerset hole in 2007.5%) Dark Star From: West Sussex You like your beer strong? Then Dark Star is your guy. Hoppiness (6.6%) Camden Town Brewery From: London Situated under railway arches and staffed by a motley crew of skaters.BEERS YOU HAVE TO TRY If beer were music. Wild Beer already has a rep for producing odd (they like to chuck around ingredients like toffee and apricots) but delicious craft beer. That's right: Most beer is basically Maroon 5. then most stuff coming out of the taps is bland.7%) Moor Beer From: Somerset Moor Beer is owned and run by Californian Justin Hawke.” he says. 22 06/2013 Kill Your Darlings (5%) Thornbridge From: Derby In 2005. inoffensive pop created for the mass market.” says project coordinator Harriet Carr. 17 BRITISH Hells Lager (4. hellraisers and old friends. the work and the laughs make it all worthwhile. “Everything is larger than life about us. Here are three buckets full of craft beers from Britain that are worth your pint. “The beer. Imperial (10. It started up in Brighton in 1994 with almost no equipment. a bunch of friends started brewing beer in a shed in the grounds of a stately home.” Dobber (5. .1%) Offbeat Brewery From: Cheshire Offbeat Brewery has — in just three short years — become a big boozy success. Weird Whisky Mac (6.9%) Marble Brewery From: Manchester Marble started up as a way to help finance an ailing Manchester pub and became a huge hit. Scarlet Fever (4.
” warns top man Gary Ward. so began brewing beer in our kitchen.6%) By The Horns From: London “We were two mates from uni fed fed up with job hunting. It has even done a brew called the Hadouken.6%) Bristol Beer Factory From: Bristol The mad scientists of the West Country craftbeer scene.3%) The Kernel From: London A South London brewery so cool it doesn’t care about being cool.” Independence (4. “We don’t have any written ethos as we have no perspective on whether or not anything makes us special.” says cofounder Dave Bailey.ALESBYMAIL. Sublime Chaos (7%) Anarchy Brew Co.” says team member Sam Burrows. Tiny Rebel offers strong beers and cool labels. Bonus points for the Street Fighter reference.4%) Tiny Rebel From: Newport Billing itself as South Wales’ only micro-brewery.HEDONISM Table Beer (3. we found a local lock-up near Wimbledon and established our brewery.UK. CALL SINGAPORE CUSTOMS CALL CENTRE AT 6335-2000 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DUTY TAX AND GST FOR OVERSEAS ALCOHOL PURCHASES. SWB is all about bold experimentation (as demonstrated by this espresso stout).CO. Magic Rock has already picked up some big indie awards for its weird and wonderful booze creations. THE FEATURED BEERS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH WWW. “We don’t have to kowtow to marketing execs.” says boss Dawn Miles. Fubar (4.5%) Redchurch Brewery From: London “We don’t tolerate bland. “We called ourselves Anarchy because we mean to break the rules when it comes to brewing. “We built the shed and constructed our own gadgets to make the beer even better. Red Rocker (5%) Cromarty From: Cromarty Firth “We want to make beer as awesome and flavourful as we can. who heads the family firm. where they frequently test their new concoctions. flavourless beer.” says top man Evin O’Riordain. Magic 8-Ball (7%) Magic Rock Brewing From: Huddersfield The brainchild of brothers Richard and Jonny Burhouse. Queboid (8%) Hardknott From: The Lake District Starting off in an inn at the foot of the steepest road in England. this microbrewery is proudly independent. “We’re at our best when we’re creating. “And we like punk music. If you’re around East London. Hopslinger (5.” WORDS: FHM UK.8%) Summer Wine Brewery From: Yorkshire The brainchild of twentysomethings James (astrophysicist) and Andy (trainee Royal Marine). From: Northumberland Anarchy Brew Co. check out their bar. “Two years on. Champagne beer? We’re game if you are. CEOs or committees.” says Craig Middleton. Bristol has some weird stuff up their sleeve.” says co-founder Alex Bull. is run by five close friends.” Hackney Gold (5. Barista (4. .
sports and quality. not any other breweries outside Thailand. harmony. PHOTOGRAPHY: HONG CHEE YAN Chang has been Everton FC’s main partner since 2004. malty taste steeped in heritage. 24 06/2013 Chang Beer is available at supermarkets. while the golden fountain represents the colour and quality of the beer. The partnership is now the longestrunning shirt sponsorship deal in the Barclay’s Premier League.HEDONISM CHANG OF HEART Chang Beer bagged numerous global accolades. Yes. even the can you’re holding in your hands right now. More than just another brew. The Chang Beer logo incorporates two white elephants symbolising happiness. ART DIRECTION: PYRON TAN. . “Chang” is Thai for “elephant”. convenience stores and selected bars including The Lounge at Hotel Intercontinental and Club V outlets. and four Gold Quality Awards from Mode Selection (2008-2010 and 2013). Unlike other international premium beers. Chang Beer stays true to its heritage and is produced from its birthplace. and prosperity. Chang Beer also became a regional partner with FC Barcelona in 2012. the Michelin Guide of consumer products. including Asia’s Best Premium Lager at the World Beer Awards in 2011. Thailand's Chang Beer has it full-bodied. the symbol of Thai culture and pride. WORDS: DENNIS YIN.
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