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FHM Models Top 10 girls wear lingerie, by Triumph. Heels, by Charles & Keith and Pedro. Art direction: Tony Law; Photography: Joel Low; Styling: Cheryl Chan; Art direction assistance: Dannii Choo; Photography assistance: Alfie Pan; Hair: Peter Lee/ Hairloom using Goldwell; Makeup: Venetia Stravens/9838-7087 using Nars; For more behind-the-scenes photos, visit Facebook.com/ FHMSingapore, twitter.com/FHMSingapore and instagram/FHMSingapore.
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FHM Models/ Etiquette/ Train Your Brain/Top 9 List Star Gazer She’s tall with curves in the right places. Star Tan. TH E S ECTION YOU CONTROL 004 06/13 . Plus. she’s got a fabulous name. lets us in on her exhilarating (night)life. a guest relations at Playhouse.

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And going around picking fights — that is really not cool. even taller with heels on] as talking point. He doesn’t have to be very successful. My favourite is “nurse” night. What’s the biggest turn-on in a man? Someone who has ambition and aim in life. I went as Catwoman. he has to make sure I climax first. What’s the wildest attire you’ve worn at the club? During Halloween. I quite like that look. From there. What’s your best asset? I like my mouth. a pretty attractive quality. ) Getting to know so many girls from different walks of life. It was my first time punching a girl. She was quite short. 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. She was holding on to my ex-boyfriend and I got pretty pissed. At another party. it’s small and peach-like. I dressed in boxers. I particularly enjoy how we help one another accessorise our costumes for the themed nights that Playhouse organises. tank top and fluffy bedroom slippers. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in a club? I punched a girl in the head. to which my answer would always be “No”. we’ll see where the conversation leads. that’s fine by me. FHM Lace corset & lace thong. Sexually. both by Chalone. The worst pick-up line you’ve heard? “I think I’ve seen you somewhere”. What’s your usual response to guys who try to hit on you? It depends on their opening line.Talent What’s the best thing about being a Fantastic Baby? (The girls at Playhouse are known as Fantastic Babies. But guys always tell me I’ve got a good-looking butt. but they usually pick my height [Star’s 1. Any clubbing no-no for guys? Jumping around like a monkey or shoving their way through a crowd.74m tall. 006 06/13 . so I hit her on the top of her head from where I was standing — on the podium. but as long as he’s ambitious.

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This sizzling issue is going to be one hell of a cool read. our global reporter contemplates a Holiday in Space (it’ll happen sooner than the COE pricing will drop by half). We also list the 13 Best Summer Holiday Destinations and Top Summer Music Festivals to attend.com. And in case you haven’t noticed. Triumph. Managing Director Jessie Sng Group Editor Corinne Ng VP. not one. but 10 of the hottest local girls gracing our cover. Mandee Tan Assistant Account Manager Porter Christopher Andre Jin Xiang Senior Admin Executive Sandra Ter Assistant Vice President Angela Chia Senior Manager Anne Hong Executive Brenda Chong ADVERTISING AD ADMIN Senior Manager Kevin Chum Senior Executives Clara Fang. on screen. FHM is sunny all-year round.sg International Director Simon Greves International Head of Content Anouska Christy International Commercial Manager Graham Kirk International Content Executive Ellie Bond PRODUCTION FHM INTERNATIONAL NETWORK Get useful tips. Phantom. we have. Tan Mui Kian. Business Development & Operations. which explains why the Girls of FHM are always in very little clothing.com/ FHMSingapore Singapore FHM is published by MediaCorp Pte Ltd. All rights reserved. STYLE:MEN. and catch a big-a** musical fiesta (Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival on 10-11 Aug) without screwing up our body clocks. ELLE SINGAPORE under licence from Hachette Filipacchi Presse S. Emily Tang. be treated to friendly kickabouts by the world’s richest footballers (Barca makes a stopover at Bangkok on 7 Aug). Hong Chee Yan Stylist Cheryl Chan Words: Mitchell Pereira Thanks to: FHM UK. Jason Teng Executive Tay Sue Jean MARKETING & EVENTS Dennis Yin Deputy Editor Senior Managers Claire Sze. the return of Superman. Looque. a zombie war and a recurring Hangover. STYLE:. and MOTHER & BABY under licence from Bauer Consumer Media Ltd.com/ FHMsingapore Instagram/ FHMSingapore Twitter.com. Still on the subject of vacation. Fax: 6254-5116 MediaCorp Advertising Enquiry: 6333-9888 or MAE@mediacorp. not two. Andrew Road. say “hi” to the FHM Models 2013 Top 10 Finalists. EDITORIAL ART DESK SUBS DESK PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTORS Head. Avenue. Guys. Printed by timesprinters. like our climate. There’s no need to read this section — just flip the page and enjoy the rest of the magazine. Elizabeth Low CIRCULATION Manager Garis Chua For enquiries: Editorial E-mail: info@fhm. We worked very hard to get the feature stories done. we’ll get to witness. What’s “hot” without “cold”? We pay tribute to our generation’s greatest wrestling icon — after Russian bears — “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Caldecott Broadcast Centre. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. men who overcome the odds through extreme coldweather activities. 010 06/13 . STYLE: LIVING. Mannequin. Singapore 299939. latest updates. organise the shoots and to sort out all the great gadgets and pop-culture stuff for you to enjoy. Take your time.com. Prepress managed by timesprinters. And if you flip over to our Upgrade section.Editor’s Letter For Him Magazine Singapore may be forever summer. the spotlight falls on a Canadian Ice-hockey Team and a bunch of Winter Heroes. Upfront Models. Lesley Ngai Deputy Editor Dennis Yin Writer Janine Lee Editorial Administrator Farlinzah Mahmood Creative Director Tony Law Associate Creative Director Joan Lim Associate Art Director Dannii Choo Senior Designer Pyron Tan Chief Sub-Editor Jerena Ng Executive Sub-Editor Heidi Yeo Senior Sub-Editor Tan Wei Lin Sub-Editor Caroline Francis Chief Photographer Steve Zhu Executive Photographer Ealbert Ho Senior Photographer Kelvin Chia Photographers Roy Lim.A. To celebrate the most anticipated period of the year. Diva Models. MANJA. Priscilla Lim Associate Account Director Celine Sim Account Managers Garant Pang. MediaCorp Pte Ltd also publishes I-WEEKLY. but FHM likes the notion of a summer break. 8 DAYS. STYLE: WEDDINGS. BABYCARE BOOK. Distributed by MediaCorp Pte Ltd.com. Kix and Walt Disney Pictures. MCI (P) 119/12/2012.sg.timesprinters. under licence from Bauer Consumer Media Ltd. plus exclusive behind-thescenes coverage! Follow us: Facebook. Clara Chan. Copyright © is held by the publisher. Group Sales & Marketing Irene Lim Vice President Stephanie Tay Assistant Vice President Derek Tan . Senior Account Directors Xylia Lim. This 2013 season. too. www.sg Subscription: 6483-1555 or mpbsubhelp@mediacorp.

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you’ve had that junior toolbox for a few years now. You’ve got a hammer and a screwdriver and even 20 Allen keys from all those Ikea Pax wardrobes you’ve erected. 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. But a spirit level: Now that signifies you’ve constructed something serious. wise. you’re on a slippery slope to Dadsville. perfectly horizontal or vertical. contemplative. hangover anxiety and the fact that you’ve spent all your money and there’s a week to payday. chat up pretty girls. But now it’s all One Direction this and Taylor Swift that. occasionally. half an hour has passed and all that you’ve done is stare deeply into your three-quarter-filled pint glass. Why would you invite a mushroom to a house party? He’s a fun guy to be with. See also: Connecting things to Bluetooth. Look.Weird World 04 You own a spirit level Sure. you find yourself at a dead end. 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. You fall asleep during stuff You spend half an hour just staring into space Waiting for someone in the pub? In the olden days. But those tan Birkenstock sandals? Why. streaming TV shows on your computer. 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’ll spend the next day battling nausea. 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 now. navigating Apple’s App Store and working out who or what a “404” is. before you know it. 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. Bliss. Or at least you can accurately gauge how inept your craftsmanship is before throwing a wobbly and asking your dad to come and help. the last thing you want is to get caught up in some sweaty moshpit. There used to be melodies and harmonies and meaningful lyrics and catchy choruses. something that is required to be absolutely.4FM and enjoy Beethoven’s Fifth with a glass of red wine and a couple of scented candles. Much better to kick back with the old wireless. 07 Technology baffles you Your parents didn’t grow up with computers or mobile phones. It starts when you begin nodding off during movies. have a laugh and. Much better to spend Saturday night making a nice rustic stew from the Gordon Ramsay cookbook and watching David Attenborough’s Galapagos. a trusty newspaper or smartphone would have seen you through those empty minutes quite nicely. soaked to the eyeballs in other people’s salty secretions. they’re both comfortable and practical. flick it over to 92. despite the fact your 11-year-old nephew can manage it with his eyes shut. Congratulations. You did. If you laughed at any of these jokes. right? 02 You actually find Christmas cracker-style jokes funny On which side do chickens have the most feathers? The outside. To the casual observer you appear almost sage-like. Plus. 9 WAYS TO TELL YOU’RE TURNING INTO YOUR DAD 03 You’ve started listening to Symphony FM Modern music used to be good. you have now progressed to the next level of manhood. The reality? Utter blankness. it becomes more difficult to keep your eyes open at any given time. What do you call a man with brown-paper trousers? Russell. girls totally dig leather sandals. 09 08 It’s a scientific fact that as you get older. On the flipside. when you’ve forked out $150 to be stood a mere bottle’s throw from your favourite band. 012 026 05/13 02/13 WORDS: THE FHM TEAM. And yet when you try to sync your music to iCloud.

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07 Inspire Loyalty 04 Don’t Bow to Reputations What do Ibrahimovic. The lesson: Anger. PHOTOS: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES People put their lives on the line for Guardiola. they were all shipped out by Guardiola. “If Pep told me to throw myself off the second tier of the Nou Camp. The next night. Lionel Messi and co gave him a standing ovation. They went out and won 2-0. some cried. He’d deliberately kicked off to fire up his players. if used properly. ‘There must be something good down there. The lesson: You’re only as good as your next appraisal. he inherited a lazy squad. Instead. 014 026 06/13 02/13 08 Seek New Challenges As ball boy-turned-club captainturned-manager. 05 Creative Motivation 02 Interrogate Others Guardiola wasn’t born a master tactician. Why? Their egos didn’t fit with the way he wanted to play. “You have to know when to walk.so constantly quiz your supervisors. 06 Know When to be the Bad Cop 03 Control Everything When Guardiola was made Barca boss in 2008. His critics said he’d snapped — not so.” says Koeman. he was still driving a second-hand Volkswagen Golf. so never let a promotion or pay rise go to your head. The lesson: To be a successful leader. Guardiola could have stayed at the Nou Camp for life — but he resigned after four years. tougher training and more fines for poor behaviour. . I’d think. His solution? New tactics. That night. “Standards had slipped. It didn’t.” he once stated. calling José the “f**king man” at a press conference. The lesson: Keep moving forward. Xavier Hernández. Guardiola launched into an anti-Mourinho rant. Prior to Barca’s 2011 Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid. “Pep was on everything like a hawk. you don’t learn. you need your team to believe in you. He became one by analysing his managers and probing his teammates. He had an insatiable hunger for information. WORDS: STUART HOOD. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN LIKE Guardiola’s bonce could have ballooned when he became a Barcelona first-team regular at 20.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. “He wanted to know everything.’” says Barca defender Dani Alves. Guardiola didn’t deliver a team talk before Barca’s Champions League final against Manchester United in 2009. “Three years later.” recalls teammate Ronald Koeman. can be a great way of inspiring others. The lesson: Never get too big for your boots. “Pep was always asking questions. The lesson: Words aren’t the only way to motivate. they won 2-0.” recalls Barca midfielder. he played a video that mixed footage of his team with scenes from Gladiator. Deco and Eto’o all have in common? Aside from being four super-talented footballers. Ronaldinho. It psyched them up so much.” The lesson: If you don’t ask.” The lesson: Leave no stone unturned in your pursuit of perfection.

But when you bring it to the beach with your date. animals. (Because that’s the kind of guy you are. Remember: If you’ve got a bed at home. 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. picks up the volleyball and rejoins her friends. you should not be in a Speedo. Go nude So you want to impress.) But you won’t be fooling anybody with your party trick once you enter the water. You awake to find only your chest and entire frontal region charred beyond belief and the sun has gone down. You might as well “borrow” some. it just screams that the both of you will be getting it on. so little memory space in the camera. Unless you’ve got goggles on your head and are surnamed Phelps. 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 gets on her knees. She’s looking your way and waving at you! All you can think of is wave back. it is not reason enough to wave your wand in public. Might as well rule out those who wouldn’t like to be part of my photo album by asking them directly. despite your missus telling you what a wizard you are in the sack. Despite your best efforts at eyeballing the chick in the water. Wear Speedos Everyone’s done this — male. A family beach. and all you want to do is laze under the sun and get your pale skin to turn a shade. and you notice a stunning babe with a juicy posterior playing volleyball. You should also know that. they aren’t inappropriate but there are appropriate places for them. use it. on one hand. let’s keep it that way. no need to wake her and ask. 06/13 015 . just don’t get caught” Take a piss in the sea Ask a girl for a photo opp WORDS: MITCHELL PEREIRA. Ever. you soon fall asleep. Fall asleep during a tan You finally get the time to hit the sand.” 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. go and do. you wont be able to replicate the same level of comfort in your makeshift tent. You imagine it’s time to speak to the ladies and bring them back to your tent. however. Like our encik used to say.Etiquette OH. It leaves nothing to imagination and it forces people to actually imagine it in the first place. Speedos are a very tricky bit of business. She runs towards you and as you’re about to say “hi”. obvious to everyone around you when you suddenly stop your game of beach soccer and request to be excused while you take a dip. 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. female. It is. Tents are a great way to keep the flies out of your face when you’re camping out. BEHAVE! Pitch a tent Things you should never do at a beach. “Want to do. 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.

22 Terry.” George. and that’s kind of what camel tasted like — sort of sweet. I’m not eating it again. what with it recently being all over the news. All the others were quite dry compared to this. which was the camel. with a bit of thyme and seasoning. George Garry. It’s not that much fun to eat. I’d have it again but casserole it. but can the professionals spot the exotic meat? Horsemeat seems to be the meat to chow down on right now.” Sample D: Crocodile He guessed: Absolutely no idea “I didn’t like it. I didn’t actually like any of them. You’d need to cook this for a very long time to get any flavour from it. definitely. It was the best of a bad bunch. They’re usually smaller than that. and I’ve got no problem eating a kangaroo.DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE EATING? Pony burgers had Europe fooled. you got a big one there. I definitely preferred the camel out of all of them. with six exotic meats in tow. because we sell a boar sausage and it’s kind of similar. It’s slightly gamey in taste.” 06/13 Sample E: Python fillet He guessed: Frog “It’s really tough.” Matt. Revolting. It’s nowhere near my favourite.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s crocodile? “Croc or not. 35 Sample C: Camel steak He guessed: Bison “This tastes just like a not-toomature. 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.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s kangaroo? “It was my favourite of the lot. pretty decent steak. that’s who. It’s tough. 44 Sample B: Kangaroo sausage He guessed: Boar “It tasted like a pretty good and meaty sausage. this was the only edible one. 51 Sample A: Zebra He guessed: Overcooked veal “For me. I used to butcher horses. but I didn’t spit it out like some of the other guys did. this is the best one.” Manuel. so yes.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s zebra? “No thanks. Yeah. so it’d be nice in a casserole. I’d hazard a guess at it being some sort of African animal. dry and like gristle. but not massively. so it’s hard work getting through it. 47 Sample F: Squirrel He guessed: Rabbit “I thought this had the nicest flavour and the best texture. But who saw it coming? Absolutely nobody.” Sam. And that’s why.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s squirrel? “It’s squirrel? Wow. It’d be really delicious pan-fried for a couple of minutes on each side.” 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. really. even. 44 016 PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT MCAULAY Sample A ZEBRA Sample B KANGAROO . They were all pretty tasteless.” Would you eat it again now you know it’s camel? “Yeah.

FOR GAMELY TRYING TO IDENTIFY THEM. Terry FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Pork and leek. Sam FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Toulouse Manuel Garry Sample C CAMEL Sample D CROCODILE Sample E PYTHON Sample F SQUIRREL MANY THANKS TO VINSULLIVAN. LONDON.UK FOR SUPPLYING ALL THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL MEATS — AND MOENS OF CLAPHAM.NET AND GARDEN4LESS. FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Cumberland. 06/13 017 . Matt FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Cumberland.The Big Question FAVOURITE SAUSAGE: Boar and apple.CO.

987! Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013 When hot bodies congregate under one roof. almost stole the show from the machines at the inaugural custom-car showcase at Marina Bay Sands. guests got really up close and personal with the girls.987 RSVP Bunnies & Chocolates Party It was the top 20 contestants’ first public appearance and what better event to make their sexy presence felt than at the Easterweekend party of Singapore’s No. 1 hit music station? Held at Dream in Clarke Quay. piggybacking and jugs of beer! Nice one. 018 06/12 . The FHM Models top 20 girls. along with Japanese race queens and members of popular girl-group AKB48. expect temperatures to soar. as they took part in games that involved hugging.

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FHM Models Top 10 Showcase at Bugis Junction
After weeks of sorting out the good, the average and the bad, the top 10 finalists of Singapore’s most popular girl search was unveiled. As with past years, we revealed the hotness at one of the city’s busiest mall, Bugis Junction. The fans, many of whom were decked out with their longest lenses, had a snap-happy time at the two-day weekend showcase, especially on Sunday. The reason? The girls were parading in Sloggi swimwear. Next up: The Final on 21 Jun. Flip to page 20 for more info.

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Exciting stuff. #03-15 Wisma Atria.and cardholders. and covering up your hangover.t at. these guys definitely know what they’re doing. only two words came to mind — wardrobe overhaul. shades are essential for two things — blocking out the sun. With it’s UltraSight lens technology that offers nine layers of everything from shock-absorbency and scratchresistance to polarising light-filters that block UVA. are finely crafted key. all of which carry cuttingedge menswear in various styles. We’ve never been this spoilt for choice. Eye Candy Luxe Appeal Constructed for the urban gent. Polaroid’s polarised sunglasses have been protecting delicate eyes from sun damage and making people look like rockstars for a very long time. but we tend to have limited options. The way we see it. Which explains why when we heard Hong Kong multilabel store i. Stand-out brands include Izzue.t had landed on our shores. Currently in its 75th year of production. What you will find however. WORDS: JANINE LEE . 024 06/13 From $85 to $185 at major optical stores. From $89 to $279 at Braun Buffel boutiques. Made with buffalo-stamped leather and completed with subtle silver hardware. billfold wallets and travel organisers. Fingercroxx and 5cm. UVB and UVC light rays — when it comes to sunglasses. or quite so able to identify with how our girlfriends feel whenever they enter the mall. the Braun Buffel Heart collection makes all the right statements. these little details go a long way. over-the-top garishness here. Stylish in a quiet.Jump And Shout It’s not that guys don’t enjoy shopping. OR’S EDITC PI K Frind i. masculine way — as is the style ideal intended for the male of the species — you won’t find any flashy.

#02-13. Yeah. From $63 at Celio stores. they’re made of five pieces of fabric cut to align to the contours of your head. patterned polo or even a hoodie and you’re good to go. shirts and pants in navy. From Red Wing store. featuring the ever-comfortable cushion crepe sole. We love a good pair of boots because they look cool. they come in a plethora of funky prints from cosmic to tribal and even good ol’ fruit and veg. making them idiot-proof when it comes to matching pieces. Enter Red Wing Shoes. Understatedly sophisticated and crafted with quality materials. #04-45 Paragon Shopping Centre. 118A Arab Street. $679 at V Ave Shoe Repair. Hilton Shopping Gallery. Featuring three-strap velcro fastening. Throw on a striped tee. you heard us. A tribute to its seafaring heritage. kit yourself out in these threads for some effortless style — even if you don’t own a yacht. a name so synonymous with bootmaking that you can’t say it without stomping hard on something. From $49 to $55 at Actually+. 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. heel back-stitching and leather lining. #02-070 Suntec City and Leftfoot stores. next minute monsoon). Sneak Attack Embodying everything awesome about Scandinavian design. 06/13 025 . it’s pretty much berm season all year round. To sweeten the deal. you could sport an herb garden on your head and still be the coolest kid on the block. red and white. Sleeker and lower profile then their snapback cousins. engraved rubber soles and an all-over funky print in nylon and suede. Best part is. the Newport collection features tees.Skull Hugger Rock the living daylights out of that bad-hair day with these dope fivepanel caps. 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. Short Story Given the stifling hot weather. you could totally get away with wearing these to work. Tough Nut All Hands on Deck Traverse the high seas with American brand Nautica’s 30th anniversary collection. are durable and they kick our fickle weather’s (one minute drought. Swedish atelier V Ave Shoe Repair presents these seriously sweet kicks that will make your fancy feet even fancier. making for an all-around better-fitted silhouette. From Nautica boutique.

” . why not just wear three-quarter pants instead of rolling the cuff?” HUIMIN.” (She’ll let you know…) Does it say cool. Not in-between. 28 LISHIA. 24 “Other than a functional purpose. 22 “It’s a cool look and also very trendy. 23 “I hate this look! Why are you showing off your ankles? Pants should cover the entire leg and if not. it would be really unflattering. casual and relaxed or “I can’t decide which length my pants should be?” We let the ladies tell you. like preventing the pants from getting wet. I think it looks good on guys.How do my cuffed-up pants look? HER ION! OPIN JESS.” JEAN. It would be okay for more casual outfits.” ELISHA. you should be wearing berms. If you want to wear pants that length. MODEL PHOTO: ROY LIM ELLA. And it also won’t work if his legs are too skinny. looks a bit effeminate at times. 18 “It works for normal pants but please don’t do this for skinny jeans. 24 “It’s a more special way of wearing pants. 25 “It doesn’t work for most guys. I wouldn’t mind my boyfriend wearing his pants like that. Fashion trend? Weird and unmanly. it’s silly to roll it up. I like that the guy is daring enough to change things up a little and take risks with his dressing. beats the normal way of dressing. the top needs to match the overall look.” “I think it’s quite nice and stylish.” 026 06/13 LEAH. 19 “It’s got a bit of an ’80s vibe to it.” INTERVIEW & PHOTOGRAPHY: JANINE LEE. ESTHER.

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this brightens and improves your complexion with regular use. argan oil contains essential fatty acids that combat skin ageing. A multi purpose product. treat and improve your poker face. 4)B. 75ml. 75ml. 50ml. 3 1 4 5 2 1)SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence. PHOTOGRAPHY: ROY LIM 2)Physiogel Hypoallergenic Cream. while providing a cooling sensation that lasts well after your shave. it can also be used to revitalise and restore dull. This quickabsorbing sunblock not only protects from UVA and UVB rays. this fragrance-free cream locks in moisture for up to three days and guarantees longlasting hydration. dry hair.liv Shield Me Moisturizing Sunblock. organic and natural. . 45ml. $28 Hate razor burn and irritation from shaving? This foam infused with peppermint protects skin and soothes by reducing friction and redness.Kings of Clarity New grooming items to protect. 150ml. 5)Le Petit Olivier Pure Argan Oil. Apply a few drops and massage into cleansed skin. 028 06/13 WORDS: JANINE LEE. $58 100 per cent pure. $23 Formulated to work with dehydrated and sensitive skin. $99 A non-sticky essence that glides on skin like water and contains a cooling agent that calms and smoothens. it also hydrates and repairs damaged skin. Tightening skin and reducing unevenness. $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. 3)Lierac Homme AntiIrritation Shaving Foam.

Caucasians and Northern European women tend to prefer the drier notes in perfumes that exude a lot of warmth. breaks down the art of fragrances for us and tells us how to select that perfect scent. Visit www. WORDS: JANINE LEE 06/13 029 . water and leaves. at least for that day. as you’ll know what type of person your partner is and what she likes. such as conditioning — your background. When creating a perfume.Scent-sual Pleasures Gauri Garodia. No matter how nicely dressed and groomed you are. Whether it’s sheer. Leave it to their girlfriends to do that. things that make you nostalgic or give you happy memories. But there will be a few that really connect much more than a commercial perfume. That might be enjoyable for a lot of people. you’re already stripping it of distinctiveness or individuality. out of a collection of 12. If it were snowing now. crisper notes. I’d like to capture the sense of monsoon — the smell of earth. week or month. Artisanal perfumes stem from more original concepts. by midday. what the weather is like. Right now. They go to a store. Constraints aside. It’s created for maximum impact. Singapore is so humid. at some level. I’d see something and think. It’s one of the things I thought about when creating the sheer and sparkling collections because. get what they need and come out. “[For men] Buying your guy friend fragrance would be a good idea only if he has odour issues. you won’t know if she likes it or not. I’m like a greedy child. half will do nothing for you. Every time one of my fragrances reaches the point where I imagined it to be. Is it unmanly to buy another guy fragrance? That’s usually left to their girlfriends to do! When women shop. There are some perfumes that sparkle on you and make you feel happier. they tend to think of everyone. so I have to hold back and keep focused.” honestly. where you grew up.sg for more information and Code Deco’s range of artisanal perfumes. Which scent do ladies find most attractive on guys? The preferences are driven by a few things. When choosing perfume for a girl. within five to 10 seconds. you’d prefer a warmer fragrance because that’s a biological response to your surroundings. but it’s not very personal because. should a guy pick something he or she likes? Sometimes I dress to please myself. it needs to make a big impression. sparkling. the options are infinite. but there are days I wear something I know my husband likes. what ingredients would you use to make the ultimate perfume? Perfumery has a palette of about 3. it’s the smell of a mood. warm or dark. 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. crisp smell all day. Code Deco has an online chart that categorises our fragrances according to moods or feelings. When that happens. Culture is another — where you live. “Those shoes would be nice for my mum”. of course. The tricky part is until you smell the fragrance.000 materials. That for me becomes my ultimate perfume. or “That tie would suit my husband. It’s not an identifiable smell.com. I need to tell myself to stop adding things to it. That’s my next goal. What is artisanal perfume? Commercial perfume has to appeal to the masses. where I smell it and think it’s perfect. Those fragrances are designed to give off a clean. In my experience. from consumers in China to Latin America. you feel a mood transformation. you’d start feeling conscious about how you smell. They’re not going to think of gifts.” But men don’t shop that way. founder and creative director of artisanal perfumery Code Deco. This is especially handy when selecting perfumes. a woman in Asia would tend towards cooler. But it’s a sensible gift.codedeco.

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$749. . Gc Homme (X95004G4S). Nautica NMX 601. A yellow hand here. Timex Men’s Fashion (T2P041). Gets you very deep underwater. The time is clear with a luminous dial and bold markers. OG Orchard Point and authorised retailers. 038 06/13 WORDS: DENNIS YIN The toughest SOB in the watch world. These ones are for you. $199. a red arrow there — sports with a trendy twist. Claude Bernard Aquarider (10202 3 BUIN). Reactor Neutron. OR’S EDIT CE CHOI Doesn’t mind getting roughed up in wet environments. Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU. Reactor boutique at Plaza Singapura. Tangs.Active Hands Hey. $1.048. jock. selected Royal Sporting House stores. authorised retailers. $834. $5.700. Gc boutique at Marina Square and authorised retailers. Tangs and Nautica boutiques. Robinsons The Centrepoint. Put vigour on your wrists. $299.

$115. Arbutus Open Heart. Robinsons The Centrepoint and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Isetan Scotts.Half Time Another half-dozen new timepieces for your choosing. OR’S EDIT CE CHOI Play with colours. Swatch stores. Tsovet Aviation Collection (SVT-FW44). 06/13 039 . $215. OG Orchard Point. $375. Robinsons The Centrepoint and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Tangs VivoCity. Designer face. Make ’em green with envy. You wouldn’t mind being seen in this camouflage. Mustafa Centre and authorised retailers. Nixon store at Ion Orchard. Front Row at Raffles Hotel and Moments by City Chain at Ion Orchard. Classy without the inflated price tag. $565. Robinsons The Centrepoint. $588. Tangs. Black gold. Robinsons The Centrepoint and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Nixon Dip-Dye Collection. Swatch Irony Chrono (YCB4021). Adidas Camo Collection — Stockholm (ADH2813). Tangs. and authorised retailers. Tangs. $230. Robinsons The Centrepoint. Issey Miyake Twelve by Naoto Fukasawa (SILAP020).

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. plus a dynamic sub-woofer. Nakamichi NBS2 Why’s it good? Enjoy room-filling cinema sound without room-filling clutter. Gimme: $129. TwoBros Lifestyle & Gadget Store. Powered by Sony’s proprietary S-Force PRO Front Surround technology. this cylindrical Bluetooth speaker with MicroSD. 040 06/13 Sony HT-CT260 Surround Sound Bar . Besides handiness. Sony stores and authorised retailers. Creative T3150 Wireless 2. NYNE NB-200 Why’s it good? Wireless and wired connectivity. this powerhouse has just two front speakers in a single bar. Gimme: $449.1 Speaker System Why’s it good? Super-convenient. down-firing sub-woofer. HMV. Tangs Orchard. lets you bring your music wherever you go — even to the gents. Jabra Play Why’s it good? The portable Bluetooth speaker comes with a bike mount for those lonely rides along Punggol Waterway. Apple premium resellers EpiCentre. Robinsons The Centrepoint and Raffles City.7 cm). HMV and authorised retailers. selected Challenger stores. sg.com and authorised retailers. custom-tuned. to create multi-dimensional audio output.Disentangle your listening experience. Gimme: $88. Gimme: $79. Nubox and authorised retailers. and effective sonic directivity — all for only a two-figure price tag.store. Tangs Orchard. the digital-audio quality is ace. Stereo Electronics.creative. Can even be mounted on a stroller. so you can groove to Psy while carrying out fatherly duties. Gimme: $219. built-in microphone and FM radio playback. thanks to its wireless feature. super-tiny (6 x 5. too. Isetan Scotts and Tampines. Nimbus@Wheelock and LifeCycle.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody Why’s it good? The 20.90. 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8. tea and chocolate. HP Envy120 e-All-in-One Printer NICE FLAT Why’s it good? Stylishly designed with strong-yet-light magnesium alloy casing. Gimme: $279. USB port and microSDXC card slot. Challenger. adding only 0. Gimme: $999. Challenger. 06/13 041 Microsoft Surface RT WORDS: DENNIS YIN . authorised retailers. Gimme: From $668. Newstead. Gadget World. Best of all? Enhanced features such as a front USB port lets you charge mobile devices without having to shift the printer around.500mAh lithium polymer battery that extends battery life by 70 per cent. PowerSkin for iPhone 5 Why’s it good? Convenience at your finger tips with web access and wireless/mobile printing options. Best of all? It offers laptop capabilities with pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT. Samsung NX300 Why’s it good? The shockproof silicone case features a built-in 1. Infinite. Gimme: $109. 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.3 inches to your bulk. Best of all? It doubles as an ornamental piece with its duck-like design. $649 (45mm 2D/3D lens). but also iced peach tea and iced cappuccino. Why’s it good? The smart system not only makes hot beverages such as coffee.Tech Improve Better your life with this new hardware. authorised retailers. authorised retailers.3-megapixel camera is a fast image recorder (Hybrid Auto Focus system.6-inch Gorilla Glass 2-encased touchscreen and detachable keyboard-like Touch Cover. Harvey Norman and Mustafa. Nubox. Best of all? It’s is the thinnest design to date.6fps continuous shooting mode) with an even faster sharing capability via Wi-Fi. built-in kickstand. nicely sized 10. EpiCentre. Gimme: $399. Gain City.

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nothing. They were impressed. The most important thing is to control them and they’d work to your advantage. So it’s a bit of a letdown in that sense. that we hardly get calls and have no work. ART DIRECTION: PYRON TAN. That got me interested. From the firesigns perspective. How does being an airport firefighter differ from a regular firefighter? Both disciplines have their challenges. But the bunker suit remains forever the same temperature. try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror. 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. The selection process is very difficult.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. Even after hours. After the fire is put out. there’s not much status in being a firefighter. it’ll burn your house down. We also participate in exchange programmes. 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. There are also limited resources with the type of fire engines we use at the airport. that’s how it develops into a full-grown fire. However. so that we’re in line with what’s going on in the world. in the West. But that’s not the case. More importantly. 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. we attend to minor incidents. What was your most memorable call? Airport fires are generally quite small and aircraft incidents have been handled pretty smoothly so far. But when I go overseas to visit friends. it can smoulder for up to three hours. as opposed to my SCDF days where we could take up to one minute. we don’t use the fireman pole at the airport. Also. I was cooking on campus and activated the fire alarm by accident. it’s a very challenging job. dangerous manoeuvres such as rappelling. Would you rather wear your bunker gear 24/7 for a week. most times. There are a lot of training and drills and. so the job doesn’t just end at the fire. An aircraft blaze is also a lot hotter compared to a building blaze due to the high temperature of jet fuel. it’s really hot.” 06/13 043 Which is more important: The ability to solve problems or the ability to numb your emotions? A mixture of both. Dedication is one of the most important traits about this job. And if it goes unnoticed. as well as handling equipment used in height rescues. even Olympic-standard athletes have been known to struggle with it.000 types of chemicals are being released into the environment. People have actually gotten heatstroke from wearing it for too long. We need to get into the vehicle and be out of the station in 15 seconds.” possess to do what you do? Firstly. such as the newest vehicles and techniques. I think there’s a similar move in pole dancing. sometimes. all personnel are stationed on the ground floor. And the most rewarding thing about your job? Just being the unassuming and unsung hero during and after the emergency. we have different meetings to attend. A foreigner managed to get on an inaccessible ledge in the airport and threatened to jump. but they need to be controlled. and getting water from hydrants is not immediate. The aircraft is of a certain height. I have to switch places with him. In order to take a civilian out of danger. What’s the usual reaction you get when you tell people what you do? In Asian society. split-second decisions have to be made to solve the problem under extreme pressure. you need to have integrity. However. Like fire. During such dynamic situations. they’re pretty impressed because they respect firefighters more. the response time is of paramount importance. there was a nonaircraft-related incident that was quite interesting. there are implications on airport operations. We always train ourselves for the worst-case scenario but. I’m very active and like to challenge myself. Because when you smoke. Ever had any doubts about your job? Yes. The technicalities were straightforward: The crew went in and the supervisor talked him into coming down. Fire engines came and they looked really cool. 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. we have to get the feel of the industry’s best practices. Has it always been your dream to be a firefighter? It started during my university days in the UK. kind of like making a deal with the devil. 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. 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. about 4. You must also be flexible because situations on the fire ground are constantly changing and you have to adapt. you can use it to cook. I’m on call round the clock. Because I bet that’s what really throws you into a panic. but if you lose control. people just see it as a normal job and tend to think all firefighting duties are handled by the Civil Defence. but I’d say for an airport firefighter. But it comes naturally after all the training. but it doesn’t bother me. What essential traits does one have to + Is it an occupational hazard to put the lives of others before your own? “Of course. at the higher levels. knowing to do what is right. so our vehicles have ladders that extend all the way (about four storeys high) to the top of the plane. It’s like being Spiderman. We also check out the latest in firefighting technology. emotions have to be numbed in order to make rational decisions. if a butt is not stubbed out properly. Plus. PHOTOGRAPHY: HONG CHEE YAN . 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. You also need to have a high level of tolerance because these types of situations can stretch on for days. It’s part of the job. People tend to perform better during instances of fear and anxiety. visiting other airports to learn what other AES officers do and exchange ideas with them. What’s something cool you get to do as an airport firefighter? I get to perform high-storey. 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.

Art direction assistance: Dannii Choo.All lingerie. using Nars. by Forever 21. Makeup: Venetia Stravens/9838-7087. by Triumph. Left (Cara Ng): Knit crochet cardigan. 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. Right (Ophelia Wan): Cotton T-shirt. Photography assistance: Alfie Pan. Hair: Peter Lee/Hairloom using Goldwell.

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Right: (Rena Neo): Acrylic knit cardigan. by New Look. Opposite. . Socks. Right (Elizabeth Roquita): Oversized cotton tank top. stylist’s own.Left (Michelle Tan): Crochet cardigan. stylist’s own. left (Mel Tan): Cropped tank top. Socks. by New Look. by Cotton On Body. stylist’s own.

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makeup student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. mature and capable. “I think I love you. by Charles & Keith. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? An important interview. while freaking out inside. 050 06/13 .” What would be your immediate reaction? I’d smile politely and say goodbye. 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. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. A lifetime supply of your favourite snack or a 30-minute orgasm? A 30-minute tongue orgasm. The date is already promising so I’d look forward to it rather than get nervous. GABY TAN 19. you would… Take all the food supplies from supermarkets in South Korea and deliver them to the people of North Korea. by Triumph. All leather peep-toe heels.All swimwear.

humorous and caring. OPHELIA WAN 24. What is your secret talent? It has yet to be discovered. What do you look for in a guy? I like guys who are faithful. What is your secret talent? Designing and making small gifts. confident and caring.” What would be your immediate reaction? I would be surprised but also very happy. you would… Find a white horse and ride it all over the city. executive If the world froze for an afternoon and no one could see what I did. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Floral prints and colourful dresses. I would… Go on a crazy shopping spree. What do you look for in a guy? My ideal man would be romantic. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. I’m a transparent person. 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. what would we be shocked to find? Nothing.” What would be your immediate reaction? I would be quite astonished as it’s difficult to love someone so easily. A lifetime supply of your favourite snack or a 30-minute orgasm? A lifetime supply of chocolate sounds too good to pass up. If we went through your personal belongings. I have nothing to hide. “I think I love you.CARA NG 20. I’m good at crafts. . 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 think I love you. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Partying and having an awesome time.

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. man! What do you look for in a guy? He must be financially independent.” What would be your immediate reaction? I’d be shocked because you shouldn’t say those words just like that. you would… Take money from the bank and give it to the poor. disabled and elderly. A lifetime supply of your favourite snack or a 30-minute orgasm? The latter sounds better than food — sex over snacks. What do you look for in a guy? Neat hair. and I don’t intend to get married anytime before 28. It’s probably got something to do with my horoscope. Who would you like to have a drink with? My father as I’ve never met him. charismatic and good in bed. What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? The interview. I’m someone who values my career more than love. . student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. If we went through your personal belongings. “I think I love you. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. Who would you like to have a drink with? Professor Gabriel Owen Emerson. Gideon Cross and Travis Maddox. filial piety and a good sense of dressing. freelance model What do you think about before you fall asleep at night? How to improve myself more. 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. Go through my book collection and you’ll understand.ESTHER LEE 19. CYNTHIA KUANG 19. I’m a Leo and yearn for perfection. Christian Grey.

What is your secret talent? I dance quite well. What do you look for in a guy? Intellect. you would… Do naked things in public like swim. anyway. student If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. I would much rather he says it after we have known each other for a longer period of time. 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. 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. 06/13 053 . office admin If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. “I think I love you.MEL TAN 28. MICHELLE TAN 20. kindness and maturity.” What would be your immediate reaction? Flattered but suspicious. 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. run and kiss my crush! What is your secret talent? Pole dancing. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Sexy lingerie. 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. you would… I would go shopping wearing my favourite lingerie. hoping I’ll look like them one day. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. humour and a decent build — he can’t be too skinny. You wouldn’t want him to fall for a side of you that’s trying too hard.

.ANNA HUANG 21.” What would be your immediate reaction? I would laugh my a** off first. but you’d find some unknown body piercings on me. then I would tell him that “love” is a very strong word. freelance dancer If the world froze for a day and no one could see what you did. height (at least 1. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? I could never say no to the person I love. you would… Visit all the restricted areas in Singapore like an army base or the tiger enclosure at the zoo. What do you look for in a guy? Intelligence. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenly says. Who would you like to have a drink with? I’d love to meet Thor — he’s the hottest demi-god around. what would we be shocked to find? I don’t own any shocking belongings. “I think I love you.8m) and a nice body. If we went through your personal belongings.

What would make you more nervous: A promising first date or an important interview? The interview. you would… Use a marker and go around drawing on people’s faces! What is your secret talent? I sing and longboard. 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. but I’m actually an adventurous girl. It takes time to love a person and he’s probably just in love with the moment. trustworthy and decent looking. I might look like the type who just hangs out with friends and shops. What do you look for in a guy? He should be understanding. 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. not me. The guy on the date would just have to accept me for the girl I am. ambitious and diligent. student If the world froze for an afternoon and no one could see what I did. Name one person you’d love to have a drink with? Emma Watson because she’s really hot and I admire her a lot. “I think I love you. 06/13 055 . I’m quite the adrenaline junkie. You’ve come to the end of a pretty good first date when the guy suddenty says.” What’s your immediate reaction? I’d give him a peck on the cheek but that’s about it. “I think I love you.” What’s your immediate reaction? I’d be shocked because it’s a bit too fast. What’s one thing you cannot say no to? Exciting and extreme sports like skydiving. it could determine my future. RENA NEO 22.ELIZABETH ROQUITA 18. What do you look for in a guy? He has to be affectionate. What is your secret talent? I am a sparring gold-medallist in tae kwon do.

everything’s dirt cheap and the women are so beautiful you’ll wonder why Lionel Messi left. we’re starting with a flash one. once you’ve flown to Argentina. The Superclásico. But think of it this way — for the price of a flight to New York. Plus. . is a derby so spicy it makes Manchester United vs Manchester City look like a your local five-a-side fixture.Words: FHM UK nos bue aires PHOTO: CORBIS kay. Boca Juniors vs O FOOTBALL MECCA River Plate. you get to visit a city where you can experience the best match-day atmosphere in the world.

If there are four or more of you going. But don’t imagine that it’s just San Antonio’s sleepy cousin: As the sun sets. but you won’t find a more “this is the life” spot on the whole island. mind-boggling sound and outdoor dancing. restaurants and a spa (if you’re into that sort of thing). mind. Ushuaia regularly hosts super-stars like David Guetta and Sasha. You. Less lairy and expensive than San Antonio.more a pilgrimage GALA NIGHT Benimussa Hills This abandoned zoo may have long since moved its animals. less a holiday. can be a part of this hedonistic affair. Surrounded by pine woods. The bars and restaurants dotted along Las Salinas ain’t cheap. not to mention cocktail bars. with white sand and crystal-clear waters perfect for body-surfing. so make sure you get your tickets in advance. with killer sound. the bars buzz with T swarms of tanned Euro-fitties. a huge stage.) the club is a former villa with the walls knocked through. are an institution. AMNESIA San Rafael Still one of the most spectacular joints on the island. SANKEYS IBIZA Playa D’en Bossa A club for connoisseurs. 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). it gives you a place to impress girls with messy. hosted by techno’s arch-hedonist Sven Väth.. this swish five-star beach hotel is your No 1 destination. you’ll have somewhere to chill during down-time — without the wallet-strangling expense of sitting outside a bar.S U M M E R H O L I D AY IBIZA CLUBS MUST VISIT As chosen by Ben Murphy. 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. It gets insanely busy. 06/13 057 he journey to the legendary White Island is an essential rite-of-passage that every European bloke must undergo. then sharing a villa can work out cheaper than hotel rooms. but party-goers who turn up for Gala’s unhinged raves are just as ferocious and untamed. 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. puts on nights that are regularly ram-jammed to bursting. it’s a magnet for millionaire footballers and eye-popping Wag types. . You can get a decent villa (with a pool!) that sleeps eight for $2. With pools.. And on top of that. complete with freezy ice cannons. IBIZA .. 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. you’re not coming in”. Clubbers get to let loose in the “seal pit” (and other animal enclosures) to a soundtrack of debauched techno and house. USHUAIA Playa D’en Bossa When money is no object. too. the vibe is low-lit. the cobbled streets of Ibiza Town are the place for fresh-outthe-water seafood and Instagramworthy views across the harbour. post-club parties.700 a week — that’s about $338 each. editor of DJ Mag. Its Cocoon nights. while super-clubs El Divino and Pacha — the places that made the Swedish House Mafia the legend it is — are both located there. this ginormous pleasure palace. Although you won’t be bang in the centre of either San Antonio or Ibiza Town.. Attracting hip names from house and techno (plus the occasional DJ superstar going incognito.

058 . You’re picturing Andalucía. There is no better place to do this than Bodrum in Turkey. WELCOME TO THE HOME OF SAMBUCA S o this is the plan: Do everything you usually do on holiday — ride banana boats.Without the crappy bits ANDALUCÍA I magine Spain right now in your head. looks over the Mediterranean coast. For clubs. probably even not Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. You’re not thinking of Madrid’s squares. Seriously.500 revellers go mental. best of all. Ghoulish tourist attraction Ronda’s bridge — people were chucked off this during the Spanish Civil war. Over 1.30am and docks three hours later. no need to book ahead. Halikarnas. you won’t believe it isn’t more popular) then — like the locals — go with flow. down shots. Good food (and by that we mean. a land of bull fighting. Drink Sherry (It’s made here and cheaper than chips). just take the bus (or hire a car for real freedom) and find your own Spain. You want epic mountain trails and pant-soiling ravines? Head an hour north to El Chorro. Drink Whatever you like. Rooms From $38 a night — look for pensions for the best deals. eat plates of meat — but mix it in with some culture. a 5. but this giant structure (built in 353BC) was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. where you can hire everything from a canoe to a catamaran via a jet ski. look no further than the floating Marine Club Catamaran. Fancy a romantic city by the sea and off the tourist track? You need Cadiz.000-capacity outdoor club. There’s not much left. 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. What happens in between? Simple. which sets sail at 1. loads of meat) and bars you can spend all day? Everywhere. which attracts all the world’s top DJs. Time to go June-August Rooms From $22 per person per night (triple rooms offer the best value). it’s always happy hour somewhere. Chilled-out beach scene? Take your pick of anywhere on the coast from Nerja on. home to a Marbella-esque marina. Must-lie-on beaches include Bitez. which is the resort’s most 06/13 picturesque strip of sand. a 15th century castle (think King’s Landing in Game of Thrones) and. and fires lasers so powerful they can be seen in Greece. scorched beaches and truly awesome ham sandwiches. Kite surfing? Tarifa. and Gumbet. Cultural kick Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. possesses a has-to-beheard-to-be-believed sound system. dance on bars. basically.

Time to go November-February Rooms Beach huts start at $10 per night. you’re right. then dine in shore-side restaurants where the fish is so fresh you see it coming out of the ocean. posh hotels lining the beach that won’t break the bank. then Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach will more than fit the bill.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. 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. the trademark local booze made from cashew apples or coconut sap. Attenborough alert Goa’s Cambarjua Cana. 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. The good news is it doesn’t have to cost you six months’ wages and several vital organs. On your sand-based days. 65-mile long Indian coastal stretch known as Goa might be a pain to get to but once you reach it. sightseeing. nights out and rampant sex in your beach hut — with “active” days — watersports. nights out and rampant sex in your beach hut. where you can see crocodiles in the wilderness. Questionable but awesome Aqua Paradise. Drink Feni. S SUNNY BEACH In and around Flower Street (the only road with a name) are dozens of bars. Rooms From $40 a night. . This allows you to mix “beach” days — sunbathing. this one’s hard to beat. which hosts club nights by Twice As Nice and Hed Kandi. If that gets a bit samey. an aqua park you can bring booze into. If that’s you. 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. The turbocharged nightlife. has its sights on the Balearics. such as Den Glade Viking (“the only place where dancing naked on the bar is allowed”) and the thumping Disco Orange. massages. dive or snorkel. but we’d advise heading south and bagging a beach hut in Palolem. Think Lidl-brand Dubai for the main resort (in the best possible way) with new. already coaxing superstar DJ Carl Cox to the decks. Your girlfriend is indeed itching to be whisked away to a romantic beach where the sun always shines. Cool accommodation in the North includes 17thcentury fort-turned hotel Fort Tiracol. snack on fresh pineapple. Drink Zagorka (local beer) and rakia (strength varies significantly). which is a favourite with hot Scandinavian women. The laidback. everything’s cheap. As far as sun (and booze) drenched paradises go. 06/13 059 ometimes all you really want out of a holiday is a sun tan. a huge amount of booze and to get luckier than a doublelottery-winning lightning-strike survivor.

060 06/13 TO W located near Pirovac: A huge. for some reason). Pag is a party island. with hundreds of fit Euro girls appeals to you (and if it doesn’t then you might be dead inside). there’s plenty of exploring to be done and secluded paradises to uncover. It’s also where you’ll find Zlatni Rat — Croatia’s mostphotographed beach. 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. open-air raves. Just don’t forget your factor 30 — there are few things more sore than burnt buttocks… HVAR Populated with cocktail bars. BRAC Craving kayaks and jonesing for jet-skis? Brac’s got all your watersports needs covered. though.t us. 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. 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. which this year runs from 11-15 July. In terms of clubs. It’s got no cars. Your most solid festival-going bet is Electric Elephant. Cheeky tip: Club Porat covers such a large area — some 9. And no trenchfoot — guaranteed. idyllic stretches of white sand and a population smaller than most branches of NTUC. lush gardens and European celebs.000sq m — that it’s incredibly easy to find a gap in its not-veryeffective outer wall and simply hop in for free. we’d recommend getting your dancing flip-flops down to Club Porat. particularly on Sahara Beach. in Tisno. nightlife and lush landscapes of Mediterranean holiday spots such as Ibiza. with tickets at $210 a pop. it’s well worth paying a visit if the idea of dancing under moonlight. Oops! There’s more to Croatia than boobs jiggling to beats. among trees. and Rab is worth a visit if you fancy giving nudism a go. Croatia probably doesn’t spring to mind. LOPUD This is where you go if you really want to get away from it all. 24-hour. Electric Elephant is five-near-perfect days of sun. 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. but at a less walletcrushing price. But this small south-European country is well worth sticking on your holiday wish-list if you want the sunshine. Held in an amazing. sea. whose shores are lined with great bars and cafés. hosting the likes of Tiesto and Armand van Helden. DUGI Pag is Croatia’s most-famous party island but Dugi Otok does a nice line in berserk. Mljet is the island to head to for unspoilt nature. Accessed by a speedboat from Dubrovnik. world-class DJs and demented boat parties aboard the aptly-named “Argonaughty”. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURS . completely openair club that attracts world-class house and techno DJs. Lovely.

Drink Hit happy hour at the Mandalay Bay for $6 cocktails. . opened in 1950. And if that’s not enough to get you and your lady excited. Rooms From a staggering $31 at Sam’s Town. The Artisan is known for being a party palace. 06/13 061 T O PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURS nly high-rolling. save even more money by going for the faded grandeur of a former mob-owned joint like The Flamingo or El Cortez. Strangest tourist attraction The Atomic Testing Museum. You can do Sin City on a budget. In case you haven’t guessed. or proper Italian pizza at Settebello. The problem: Mud and your lady pal moaning about mud. then four days losing your s**t in the mosh pit. swinging berks go to Vegas. The solution: Take the British weather out of the equation by jetting to a small town on the east coast of Spain. which takes place next to a lovely. both of which were once the stomping grounds of gangster Bugsy Siegel. The best part is the ticket allows you to camp for eight days. it’s infinitely cooler to do so. Queens of the Stone Age and Azealia Banks. Cities like Vegas suffer in a global recession. Go midweek instead of peak-time weekends. both of which give you free drinks while you play. Drink plenty of water Temperatures hit the high 30s. long beach from 18-21 July. Think “Vintage Vegas” rather than $600 tickets to see Elton John. 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. the oldest gaff in town. and downtown. and you won’t go far wrong. Sweet. meaning you can spend four days visiting water parks and topping up your tan.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. But sod them. then head back to your tent for some sexy time with your girlfriend. when you’re sick of gambling and drinking. Neither will cost you much more than $12 so you can spend what you save on the slots at Palms or the Gold Coast. we’re talking about Festival International Benicàssim. and what do you know. right? Wrong. the Fremont will put you up for $45 a night. Meanwhile. gorge on spectacular New Mexican food at El Sombrero on South Main Street. so even the slick hotels on “the strip” can be found to offer eyebrow-raising discounts. Rooms From $72 per person per night (but it’s better to take a tent).

If you want out-and-out clubbing. which has a football pitch and four swimming pools. where top clubs.000 party loons and hundreds of DJs. but if you rent a room in the budget-friendly nearby town of Popovka. so don’t try and outrun it. and pace yourself. Eastern European goddesses. six whole weeks. covered in neon paint. then head to the Zamalek district. you can check out the bazaars and nightlife in Cairo. it’s not legally binding). but don’t be intimidated by its size. including Rive Gauche and Latex. One was a bloody big war in the 1850s. and the other is Kazantip. Then when the racing’s done.270 (based on two adults sharing). KAZANTIP PHOTO: CORBIS . So prepare to fall in love on an almost daily basis. For the petrol heads Pestering the drivers at dinner time to get the inside track on the day’s racing. We are talking stunning. let’s get down to brass tacks: DJ sets by the likes of Josh Wink. 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. throwing back straight vodka like fruit juice. Regrettable opportunity Getting “married” to some fit rave girl you just met up Kazantip Tower (don’t worry. obviously. Rooms $48 per person in nearby Popovka. Drink Plenty of water because it will be bloody hot. a festival on the Black Sea Peninsula in the Ukraine that starts at the end of July and lasts six weeks. Want to get even closer to the race? Book a stay at the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo Media City. You’ll just lose. stay open until 4am. It never stops. 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 few words of warning. Rooms The five-star Mövenpick for $1. Okay. Drink Vodka. Oh. ukr a ine he Crimea is known for a couple of things. 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. it’s an all-terrain burn-up through the desert in the style of the legendary Dakar Rally. It’s where all the teams stay and totally envelop yourself in the atmosphere. you’ll be able to retreat from the madness to a safe haven of satellite TV and air-conditioning whenever you like. The festival attracts around 150. Yep. as the devoted regulars call it. Z. bike and truck race across the sizzling landscape of Egypt. 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. after which you can sort yourself out with a customised programme.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. Simply apply as an “accompanying person”. then you could do considerably worse than witnessing The Pharaons International Cross Country Rally. might sound (and look) a bit mental. A car.

however. A good shout late in the season when workers throw all-night beach parties. Get a cheap flight to Athens then rock up early to Piraeus ferry port like Jack Sparrow in espadrilles to choose your vessel. Next. although expect at least double in Santorini. It’s that easy. Want beaches and Vespas? Head to Naxos. head back to and bag a table outside the Bar du Port. all with a unique draw. Luggage charges You might think you’ve got yourself an insanely cheap return flight. Once docked. Both seven hours by ferry. Flights can be 35 per cent cheaper on this day. Drink Tap water if it’s your round. Never question bartenders on the potency of their drinks though. A shot of homemade tsipouro. 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. and stay onboard to the epic port of Aegiali. random adventure. The best bit? This whole holiday can be had for less than a flight to Thailand. Sneaky. 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. 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. a port and a town — no ruins to see. It’s always packed and open until 4am. For true travel bragging rights hit secret island Amorgos. you won’t be doing this. FHM T BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY LIKE A PRO Fly on a Tuesday Consumer mag Which? discovered the best day to fly is Tuesday. Crete and Rhodes are rip-roaring party hotspots. but make sure you check whether you have to pay for your baggage or hand luggage. Time to go May-September Rooms From $22 per person per night. Say you’re a coeliac Say you require the coeliac (pronounced “see-lee-ack”) menu on the plane. booze from $48). But since you’re not a sucker and your surname’s not Abramovich. 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).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. so try and get time off to coincide. try Papagayo. 06/13 063 . just 24-hour hedonism. Basically a beach. and you’ll get something fresher than usual tired greyness hiding ominously under a sweaty foil lid. There are dozens of Greek islands. whatever you fancy if it isn’t. 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). enjoy the same buzz for a millionth of the price by renting a villa in nearby Port Grimaud or Sainte Maxime. Prices can also go up the longer you are looking. “When in Rome” activity A game of petanque (boules) — locals and tourists play in the Placedes Lices. Resist Katapola harbour. Drink $3 for a beer in Los. Postcard views from a volcano? Santorini. look for shared villa for the best deals. If the DJ or women aren’t doing it for you there. You can. is always under the counter to shut you up. a super-charged goatherder tipple made from leftover grapes. Historical bonus The Acropolis in Athens — climb through olive groves of the lower slopes to reach the the spectacular 432BC Parthenon. Rooms From $23 a night on Ios. he traditional way to “do” St Tropez involves spending the day on a pimpin’ yacht. where most people disembark. but those in the know choose Ios. It’s pricey. all interconnected by a reliable network of boats. rather than joining the mugs all leaving on a Friday. then sailing into port and partying at Le Caves du Roy ($19 a coke. which is open til dawn.

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 .

Out girl. 06/13 065 . using Make Up For Ever. Poetry ring. Hair: Peter Lee/Hairloom using Goldwell. Christine Hallauer.Spot Joyeux bra top with sequin strap and matching panties. Makeup: Sha Shamsi/9628-7035. by Valisere from Triumph. by Oroton. is getting our blood pumping.

. All things considered. One FC’s new ring girl. Show some love to Christine Hallauer.CH R I STI N E HALLAU E R T hey’re the sweethearts of the ring. adding a bit of sass and sex appeal to what’s otherwise a completely male-dominated world. they’re pivotal to the MMA experience and it’s just peaches for us that they look so damned good doing it. They make a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight look that much more brutal simply by being present. and they’re also the only people on earth who can get a crowd roaring just by walking around holding a sign.

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We’re the female faces that represent One FC — the MMA equivalent of F1 grid girls. There are ring girls who are celebrities in their own right. with fans who follow them.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. we also attend a lot of media events with the management team and fighters. 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. But before each fight.

visit onefc. sexy. or feel good wearing. by Valisere from Triumph. I’m more focused on the job and walking around and having fun. Is there any drama between ring girls? Not that I’ve come across. We’ve seen drama between fighters. all by Oroton. so it’s quite nice. Besides. I come across as sexy. too! Are you an MMA fan. That’s how One FC eventually discovered me and it led to where I am now. 06/13 069 .” fights. Everyone there is familiar with MMA and it’s common for any one of us to be a fan.me to this. Everyone’s definition is different. 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. 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.com Panties. And since the Philippines is one of the largest markets for MMA and I’m half Filipino. Of course. So I started doing promotional work for smaller fights in 2009. it worked out. How do you define sexy? It’s what you personally feel comfortable in. But this sport is so popular in Australia that it doesn’t need much introduction. For me. Loa bronze bracelet. 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. Ditan bracelet and Trance Rhodium earrings. I’m not really concentrating on that. 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. classy and sporty. 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. The ring girls also need to be articulate. they’re quite respectful to us at the fights and they don’t do anything out of line. 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. but I don’t think I can fight. it’s a feeling: If I feel sexy. to speak for One FC.

YOUR STAG DO 2023 SPACE: YOU’RE GOING UP THERE SOONER THAN YOU THINK Words: Joe Mackertich and Dan Masoliver .

Once the private sector was able to develop and deploy them. Nasa.” All the companies agree on one thing: Once companies and investors recognise space as a viable commercial market.” These aren’t the words of some fruitloop sci-fi-obsessive. This is the situation with space travel. It’s a huge challenge. orbital villages. only governments could develop communication satellites and launch them. operations director for Bigelow Aerospace. “It is extremely possible. moving sidewalks. But we’re up to it. Ever wonder what the heads of companies like Google. Last year. if Valentine’s Day was approaching. It’s starting to happen.” 06/13 071 QUESTION 1 PHOTO: CORBIS “WE’RE ON THE CUSP OF WHAT WE READ ABOUT IN BOOKS 50 YEARS AGO. the Obama administration dramatically cut funding to its space agency. a man who has worked at the top of some of the biggest private-sector space companies in the world. 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. the cost of leaving Earth for regular people will come down a lot. one of the many businesses striving to make the dream of affordable.” says Block. If the US government didn’t have the cojones to take the human race to the stars. The budget could not stretch to the cosmos when there were expensive wars being waged in Afghanistan and Iraq. “We’re on the cusp of what we only read about in books 50 years ago — hotels in space. “Civilian space travel is seen as a carnival for wealthy people. but things are set to change.” . It’s Bobby Block. PayPal and Virgin are saving up for? It’s this. then they certainly did. “that in the near future. you and your sweetheart could spend a few days in space.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. SpaceX. you had the explosion of the telecom industry. will be able to go into space in your lifetime.” Block currently works for The Golden Spike Company. “It’s like telecoms. civilian space travel a reality in the next couple of decades.” The thing that’s made space travel so expensive is the cost of blasting off. the rockets we use to launch us out of the atmosphere can only be used once. “You should be able to go down to one of the many launch pads across the world. the same way you can go to an airport and watch a plane take off.” says Block. for a modest sum. the company that is ploughing millions into developing large habitats (think floating blocks of flats) for space. And sources tell FHM they’re close to a breakthrough. “That’s where this industry is heading. going round the moon on a spaceship. its hand forced by the global recession.” says Block.” says Mike Gold. “But research for space exploration is going to change the Earth in revolutionary ways. the company founded by dotcom billionaire Elon Musk is working hard on making the first reusable rockets. and watch a rocket blast into space with humans on board. Currently. yes you. Imagine if after each time an airline flew a plane it had to scrap it and build a new one. I look forward to when the taxi ride to the airport is longer than the flight. “In the past.

if you keep dropping the pressure. you’re living inside a machine — these aren’t just houses in space.” 072 06/13 “Inside your central nervous system — your brain and spinal cord — there’s liquid circulating called the cerebrospinal fluid. It’s like wriggling into a suit of armour lined with a wetsuit. their bones waste — if you don’t use it. it pushes on the eyes and deforms the eyeballs.” PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICKPHOTO DEFORMED EYEBALLS . as in the vacuum of space. They lose bone mass and muscle mass from the bits of the skeleton that are load-bearing areas.and body-destroying maladies awaiting any budding astronauts. to tell us about some of extraterrestrial travel’s biggest health risks.” BOILING BLOOD “As pressure drops. something happens which causes a swelling of the brain. At that kind of loss. and you’re out there for six hours at a time. the second thing is you’ve got this raised pressure in the central nervous system that could cause damage. In space.and toenails. and going into space.QUESTION 2 WILL SPACE DESTROY MY MIND? pace. and if that is obstructed. If you boil a cup of tea on the summit of Everest. Actually. The nail bed needs a supply of blood. but the evictions are kind of messier.” CRUMBLING BONES “Space turns athletic people — astronauts — into couch potatoes. The thing about taking fee-paying people up there is that there’s a lower grade of psychological selection for space tourists. Their muscles waste. It may be because this fluid isn’t draining properly.” says Dr Fong. ‘Gosh. If that goes on long enough. that must be the most comfy thing to wear’ — but they’re really not. dangerous. you’re not using it. eventually you get to the point at which water will boil at 37 deg C — the core temperature of your body. It’s all fun and games until your eyes explode. so does the boiling point of liquid. the water boils at 70 deg C. IT PUSHES ON THE EYEBALLS. Zen-like experience. with an ever-present threat of a very violent death. you lose it. no one’s really sure. There are a couple of big problems there: One is that your vision is changing. rather than 100 deg C. so you have to accept that there’s a possibly higher incidence of crazy-person-aboard-ship syndrome. but as LOSS OF FINGERNAILS “Spacesuits look like big quilts and you think. an expert on space medicine.” SPACE MADNESS “Space is tremendously challenging psychologically. It’s like Big Brother in space. none of which sound like much fun when you’re 400 million miles from a GP. “Space looks like the most wonderful. the brain swells. You’re in a confined area. death awaits you about an inch away on the other side of the hull. If you’re at low enough pressure. it will kill you. In those regions. you don’t have to go long before you’re into real trouble.” “AS THE BRAIN SWELLS. The gloves and boots in particular press up against your finger.” Here are just a few of the mind. they’re constructions that have to work to keep you alive. everyone’s smiling. We asked Dr Kevin Fong. putting pressure on them. You’re isolated from all your creature comforts and everyone’s monitoring what you’re doing. you lose on average 1-2 per cent bone mineral per month. the nails lose their blood supply and the whole thing just comes off. it’s uncomfortable. Now. the water in the soft tissues of your body and the blood in your veins begins to boil and form bubbles of vapour. “Floating around.

A way of doing this is low-temperature stasis — cooling the body down to the point of induced hibernation. and we’re really close to how it’s portrayed in this film. Dr H: “I’m pretty convinced that complex life has developed somewhere.” 06/13 073 . we should have a permanently manned lunar base. I’ve heard rumours of secret teams in the US researching this. Dr Hugh: “Space mining is big at the moment. we discovered the first planet outside of our solar system. And has sex with almost all of them. which could then be used as a stop-off point between Earth and Mars. It’s been tried on mice and pigs and works most of the time.800 more. planetary researcher and scientific adviser for last year’s mega-hit Prometheus. people are already trying to build computer versions of the human brain. but are travelling faster than the speed of light. You compress space in front of you and expand it behind you.” BARBARELLA (1968) The plot: Jane Fonda jiggles her way around various planets in a space-bikini. On her adventures she meets many interesting characters.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. in all areas.” 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. its onboard computer. Since then. trade finances and recognise faces. But what does Dr Hugh Mortimer. Two companies — one funded by (Google bosses) Eric Schmidt and Larry Page. It seems only right you use the journey to enjoy some of the finest space films ever made. Within the next 20 years. 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. Dr H: “There’s nothing scientifically wrong with the principle of warp speed.” TOTAL RECALL (1990) The plot: Arnie goes on an ultra-violent vacation to Mars. We would be giving computers the ability to think for themselves. Using something called ‘Strong AI’ (artificial intelligence). Dr H: “We already rely on computers to land our planes. Dr H: “Mars colonies have been a research topic for a while but it’s still too expensive. we’ve found 5. you’re not violating the laws of relativity.” QUESTION 3 So you’ve bought a ticket to the moon. Twenty years ago. you have to travel incredibly fast or put yourself into cryogenic sleep. hopped onboard the shuttle and now have nine hours to kill before touchdown. Dr H: “Space is so vast that to get to another star system.” 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) The plot: The crew of a spaceship are fatally betrayed by Hal. as well as countless other candidates that we think are planets. the other by director James Cameron — are trying to set up mining missions to asteroids. where humanity’s colonists are busy mining the planet for its valuable resources.

to pull waste away from astronauts’ bodies before zero-G can begin playing revolting havoc. Sci-fi at its maddest and most epic: Gully Foyle is an uneducated thug of a man. Then your blood starts to boil. never to return. with a view to becoming the world’s first “astroslut” (her words) by 2014. 074 06/13 . Warring civilisations. but with drugs instead of sleep. no-nonsense space opera. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU TAKE THE SUIT OFF? Surprisingly. HAS ANYONE DIED UP THERE? Nobody has ever died out in space. you don’t immediately explode or freeze to death: In space you’re surrounded by a vacuum. it would be about 34 million miles. and disposed of back on Earth. HAS ANYONE DONE THE SEX IN SPACE? No one’s ever admitted to having space sex. Porn star Coco Brown is also currently training as an astronaut. CONSIDER PHLEBAS (1987) By Iain M Banks A proper. RINGWORLD (1970) By Larry Niven THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH (1965) By Philip K Dick Bored colonists on a sand-blasted. It’s like: Inception.QUESTION 4 QUESTION 5 WHAT TO READ ON A LONG-HAUL SPACE FLIGHT? HOW DOES ONE POOP IN SPACE? HOW DOES ONE POOP? . Was the Ringworld built as shelter from a galactic explosion. But with more sex. A mysterious metallic ring. 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). galactic politics and a truly epic scope make what would become the first book in Banks’s Culture saga a wicked read. The majority of space toilets use fan-driven suction systems. instead of water. is the destination for two bored humans determined to discover its secrets.. When a rescue ship passes him by. Golden Spike’s Bobby Block thinks this could be problematic: “Will it be like the Antarctic. put in aluminium containers.. you don’t need a spacesuit to go into space. Even if you leave the ship. shipwrecked in deep space. compressed. It’s like: A Jason Statham film crossed with 2001: A Space Odyssey. WHO OWNS THE MOON? It’s first come. you’d have dominion over the land you’ve settled. On the International Space Station. It’s like: Star Wars with a degree. first served. Officially. too. Poo is dried out. Virgin said no.” says Bigelow Aerospace’s Mike Gold. so you’ll get cold in the shade and warm in the light.And four other things you didn’t know you didn’t know. A rocket-powered flight would take about 6. a million miles wide and rotating around a far-off star. inhospitable Mars use psychedelic drugs to help pass the time. or is it part of a plan by alien puppeteers to breed human beings? It’s like: Stargate. “If your company reaches the moon and begins mining.000 hours. It’s said that the Soviet Union shot a number of unlucky “lost cosmonauts” up into the void. Mind-bendingly weird. 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. 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. urine is recycled and turned into drinking water. but if you timed take-off right. he becomes hell-bent on seeking revenge — even if it takes a total rebuilding of his mind and body. The crew on early Russian flights wore sportswear inside their capsules. Will take ages to finish.

TO INFINITY.” is how one astronaut described taking off in a rocket. Rhodium-plated stainlesssteel strap. the prototype of Nasa’s next spacesuit.. From 3Gs. the heart has to start beating extraordinarily fast and hard as all the blood in the body is pulled towards the feet. It is. 06/13 075 . Price: $135 The shirt has a lab-tested antimicrobial coating so you don’t have to worry about BO pong. At 16Gs. was the first (and only) watch to ever go to the moon. HELMET COURTESY OF FANCYDRESS.. This is not some bloke from a Toy Story convention.300 Dreamed up by a bunch of MIT graduates called the Ministry of Supply. At 5Gs. At 9Gs. Nasa Phase-Change material. most people experience G-LOC (G-force loss of consciousness aka passing out). Designed for future missions to the moon and Mars. It was chosen by Nasa owing to its toughness. The fact that nextgeneration astronauts will be floating around the cosmos dressed as Buzz Lightyear is pretty cool. Price: $5. WHAT AM I WEARING TO SPACE? Super hi-tech space clobber that’s also ready to wear down here on planet Earth. easier to get into and more stylish than anything that’s come before. Shatterproof Hesalite crystal face. Fabric woven from thermoset yarns. actually. Masoliver experienced “grey-out” — there’s a loss of colour and peripheral vision.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). At 4Gs. Between 2-3Gs. 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).COM Waterresistant up to 50m. worn by Buzz Aldrin over his space suit in 1967. The Omega Speedmaster Professional (right). • • • • QUESTION 7 “Like going over Niagra Falls in a flaming barrel. the Z-1 is more mobile. the Apollo Shirt is crammed to the cuffs with genuine spacesuit technology. in fact. the Z-1. vibrations begin rupturing organs. which absorbs heat from your body and then releases it when your core temperature drops. Masoliver’s eyesight failed entirely. making it entirely wrinkle-free. his weight would go from 80kg to 720kg.

you'd leave the planet on a trajectory that meant you'd never return to Earth. so astronaut food has to be totally dehydrated and sealed in vacuum-packed bags to stop bacteria from developing. 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.” APPLE WEDGES “Tastes like warm apple pie.QUESTION 8 WHAT’S ON THE MENU? VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE SANDWICH “Incredibly hard and powdery. operating high-performance aircraft. “Basic pay will be around $190. But feels like dry. Like Chuck Norris in drag. NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM “Does taste like Neapolitan ice cream.” 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. “and that will rise to $380. Mis-controlling the fuel in an airplane is not that dramatic a problem.” MINT AND CHOCOLATECHIP ICE CREAM “A winner.” PEACHES “Like someone spilt tinned peaches over a cardboard box.UK) .CO. if you mis-timed a rocket-engine boost for injection into orbit. crusty bread. “In the future. spent enough air time and graduated with a degree in something space science-y. Smooth and not too sweet. “If you have a problem hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth. captains of orbital spacecrafts will be ex-airline pilots or test pilots who have a degree in astronautics or space engineering.” says veteran European Space Agency astronaut Jean-François Clervoy. STRAWBERRIES “These are good! Strawberries with the natural sugar taken out and replaced with normal sugar. And you eat the cardboard box. depending on how often you fly. You’ll need a space toothpick. They should enrol in test-pilot school and get around 2.000 SPACE CAPTAIN’S FUTURE INCOME DEHYDRATED SPACE FOOD SUPPLIED BY EDU-SCI (ASTRONAUTFOOD.” VACUUM-PACKED GRANOLA There are no fridges in space. you need to know how to fix it. they were keen on flying and being in the air. you’ll be on a good salary from the moment you don your captain’s hat. Becomes gungy.000 hours of flight time under their belt.” 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.000 a year.” We got hold of a load of space snacks and conducted a blind taste test.” The good news is once you’ve got your pilot’s licence.000. In a spaceship.” $380.” says Cervoy. Doomed. from an early age.

“As I lie face down on the carpeted floor of a tiny twin-engine plane. As we level out of our climb. We sent him to Florida. then my shoulders. to board a parabolic plane and experience firsthand the weightlessness of space. 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. my body is almost twice as heavy as on ground level. though the truth is that almost everything is harder in zero G. “Jean-François Clervoy.” PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICKPHOTO . looking out at the stars. we enter phase two of the parabola. “As the pilot pulls back on his controls. you feel as if you are just a spirit — nothing but a weightless mind. several thousand feet over the Gulf of Mexico. “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 the earthbound. FHM staffer Dan Masoliver has often stared into the night sky and dreamed of following in the gravity-defying footsteps of his astronaut heroes. in the worst possible sense. air-swim or just float. well. Even within the cramped cabin of the small plane. and I start falling. a French astronaut with 675 hours in space under his belt. ‘If you close your eyes. that seems like a brilliantly free existence.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.8Gs of gravity. Suddenly. a messy experience. you cannot feel your body’s weight. 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. the freedom is like no feeling on Earth. first my hands. then suddenly my entire body is pulled up. At 1. this seems more like the worst nightmare of anyone with a phobia of flying than my childhood dream of floating among the stars. Upwards. “Despite this. the pilot pushes forward on his stick and sends us plummeting towards the open ocean below in a sharp nosedive. forcing me to eat carpet. a steep 45-degree climb. courtesy of Lynx Space Academy.’ he says. Then it happens.’” FHM 06/13 077 “CLOSE YOUR EYES AND YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE A SPIRIT. ‘When you’re in space. A restful night’s sleep can only be achieved by strapping yourself down (or else floating off and hitting your head). And using the loo can be. I know exactly what he means. Food flies out of its containers and splatters on the walls. With no resistance against your weightless limbs. you can somersault.

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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.

Bodysuit. I get a bit freaked out by the gym. maybe?” No way. um. I do a lot of yoga and Pilates. This summer. hi. I love a pint or a cuppa. I don’t like the whole model scene. FHM 06/13 083 . no? Not really. It was difficult. very good actually. 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. possibly. He sent me a message saying. “I’m down-to . I really don’t know how people run that. I walked a marathon recently. if you want. What would be the best way for a man to find out how flexible you are? I can’t stand pathetic men. “I’m picking you up at 8 o’clock. You can say I “did” a marathon. and we were pacing it.” But surely you spend as much time in the gym as they do. He was lovely but boring as hell. That would sound better and it’s not technically a lie. He’s my favourite Formula 1 driver. It took us eight hours. I could take you out for dinner. So who would be your perfect man? Jenson Button — I have a small obsession with him. by American Apparel. I’m also very good at the limbo. We were dying by the end. You want a man to say. “Um. though. basically because they’re easier.” You need some confidence. I’m not very sporty. I’m still in pain from it. Daisy.ear th. I need someone who’s as bossy as I am. Though I predict that Sebastian Vettel will win next year again — he seems pretty unstoppable. maybe. I’m very flexible. one guy tried to ask me out. would it be okay if.

Texas. but the volume’s turned down from 10 to one. swear like a rum-addled pirate. a true WWE phenomenon.” Steve Austin tells us as he sits in his LA home. For a manual labourer from Victoria.88m bald former WWE Champion.” The image of a 48-year-old. nursing a knee injury. 1. had arrived: A blue-collar anti-hero you’d expect to find throwing someone through a truck-stop window. bent down and holding hands with someone’s grandma just doesn’t register. sit tight and wait for the big bucks to roll in. WCW Tag Team Champ. No prizes for guessing which route seemed more appealing. 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. find a nut-hugging sequinned suit. “Sure. named Steven James Anderson. The elements are still there. there were only two options to consider.” . the Stone Cold Steve Austin who is now known and loved around the globe by generations of fans. steel chairs and tables. But Steve Austin away from WWE is a different animal. WWE Hall of Famer. “I don’t think I’ve done enough good deeds lately. He could (a) try to fit in with the world’s best. clad himself in leather and denim and put his faith in route (b). Or (b) drink a lot of 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.BADASS WRESTLING WAY FHM LEARNS FROM WWE LEGEND “STONE COLD” STEVE AUSTIN HOW FAR RAISING THE MIDDLE FINGER CAN GET YOU. it can be tricky getting noticed. in wrestling I’m the baddest man on the planet. 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. get a one-syllable name like “Rock” or “Hulk”. Blond locks would never work. trying to crack his way into the World Wrestling Federation. so the 25-year-old Texan workhorse chose to soak himself with beer. THE $56 MILLION REDNECK “I helped a little old lady cross the street just yesterday. By 1995.

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“Nonetheless. Stone Cold shifted $22m worth of merchandised T-shirts that he personally had a hand in designing. this is it.” Even with those intentions. his total career earnings were roughly $56m. 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. perceptions change.” MARKETING THE MIDDLE FINGER Every man needs a trademark. “People take it word for word and that’s the thing that disturbs me about people reading into what I say. “I wouldn’t be anywhere near as ruthless as Stone Cold. but as a statement of intent to reach the top of his game without anyone holding him back. But once you’re past the public image. 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). bar a few cans in the boozer. not only as a threat. So where does his multi-million-dollar appeal come from? “Stone Cold was hell-bent on getting to the top. chucking f**k you’s about will eventually spark confrontation.” he says. but they were entertained by his character.” The reality is this: Here is a guy who once had very little to show for himself. if you’re going to flip burgers in McDonald’s. try my best to live with the people I choose to surround myself with. And Stone Cold Steve Austin’s middle finger has met the ends of noses belonging to opponents (including the aforementioned Mike Tyson). crowds and figures of authority over and over. another . an astronomical figure that undoubtedly crowned him as the richest redneck on Earth. I mind my own business. with a little help from a beer can here and there and a middle finger to naysayers. and has dragged himself up to be one of the world’s most recognisable faces. No a**holes are ever allowed. how he wanted to do it. and people appreciated that. My personal goal has always been to be the best I can be. I think you should go out there and be the best burgerflipper you can be. “He did exactly what he wanted to do.” Austin says. That was a break from what everyone else was doing. In 1998 alone.But if ever you needed an excuse to turn your life dials all the way up.” he assures FHM. People didn’t think that Stone Cold was a good role model. 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. With his WWE retirement in 2003. He’s been at loggerheads with numerous people during his career. “Half the stuff I say is tongue-in-cheek.

000-acre home near Tilden. he drove a beer truck into the arena and hosed down rival The Rock. Austin completely lost it. “I’m a good speller. 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. Concrete Evidence It seems 1998 was a vintage year for freaking out in vehicles. I couldn’t spell three-quarters of what they can. I had to break my skull in the ring to buy the place. The Cold One Perhaps one of Stone Cold’s most famous moments. It’s all people seem to do. Above left: With The Expendables co-star Dolph Lundgren. MAKIN’ AN ENTRANCE Prior to slapping someone’s face off. I’d rather be in wide-open spaces than crammed on top of those people in the city.” he tells us. Even when he’s staying in LA. Top: On the quad bike he uses to chase opponents. though. McMullen County. the big man tries to avoid contact with too many people. But shooting isn’t his only pastime he indulges in on his man ranch. Dropping In In 2000. “What annoys me is that everyone is on their damn phone these days. and now has around 40 guns to his name. 06/13 087 . It was the place he’d always dreamed of. Steve’s 2. He’s been shooting and stalking since he was eight. Easy as ATV At WrestleMania XXVII. dropped a block through then-WWE champion Triple H’s bus and towed it into the arena with his pick-up. He then dished out a clothesline and then got nicked by the cops. out now on DVD and Blu-ray. That’s for damn sure.STEVE AUSTI N unexpected thing you’ll learn about Steve Austin is that he’s a “very private individual”. I can spell ‘beer’. He acquired a crane. Prepare for the final Stone Cold Steve Austin surprise… “I relax by watching spelling bees. In 1999. but these kids. Above right: In the 2012 action film. And the name? “Hey. Texas. he chose to drive a cement mixer up to WWE owner Vince McMahon’s Corvette and fill it with the grey stuff. The Package. Austin has some of the most colourful entrances in the business. Next up.” And you don’t get much more different from the hubbub of LA than Broken Skull Ranch. The ranch is where Austin continues his passion for hunting.” FHM Steve Austin stars in 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. even when he was making a living on a forklift before wrestling skyrocketed him to superstardom.” he justifies. 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.

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I’m an absolute mess but I love it all. At that time. I have always loved listening to Mandarin songs. I remember singing a Jolin Tsai song at Teenage Icon. It means no matter how your day was today. It will always be my go-to genre. 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 realised how hauntingly beautiful the metaphors were. choppy guitar riffs spinning in wild circles and bass lines that work its way into your brain. I’m fascinated by the Mandarin idioms and only hope that I can write such deep lyrics one day. I love acting but singing and songwriting will always be my first love. If you’ve been a long-time Strokes fan and have listened to its latest release. a singing competition that I went on to win. My debut Mandarin album is entitled Ming Tian/Ming Day. The trick to Comedown Machine is not to go in with preconceived notions about the band. though. Because it’s not that it’s suddenly making bad music. There is no set process to songwriting. It just happens and each time it gets penned a different way. It’s amazing. Singing is very personal. I listen to every type of music. They have the ability to evoke emotions within me. my story. there is still enough of The Strokes to identify with. I have absolutely no idea that I have more “likes” on Facebook than FHM. I love the melodies and when I started to understand the lyrics more. That said. Ming Bridges This saccharine-sweet Eurasian singer is making waves in the Mando-pop community. you’re probably wondering what on earth happened. 06/13 091 Music WORDS: MITCHELL PEREIRA & JANINE LEE . I want people to always look on the bright side and be happy. I love alternative rock most. Comedown Machine does have redeeming qualities. it’s all me — my feelings. Tomorrow is a new day and a chance to start afresh. maybe that place really isn’t on a Strokes album. The defining elements that made The Strokes so special in its early years are still evident: Reverberating drums. 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. but I’m so happy that I’m able to share my music with more people. Playing up the moodier vibes and garage-rock grit — and this is where The Strokes shine. a play on words with my name and “ming tian” (“tomorrow” in Mandarin). it’s just not the type of music long-time fans are used to. the overall sound of the band’s newest effort is a lot cleaner and less likely to strike a nerve. As my Mandarin still isn’t that good. Ming Tian/Ming Day is out now. Tracks like Welcome to Japan and 50/50 do exactly that. I’d have a go at Malay. Comedown Machine is out now. there’s always tomorrow. staying for days. when Britain got to host the Olympics in Singapore. I’m not going to lie. No pressure but once I master Mandarin. That was pretty fun! And Lord Coe.13 Comedown Machine Music A milder Strokes on its fifth album. Allow us to introduce her to you. 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. although I did dabble in a bit of Mandarin singing when I was 14. Since young.06. I was fortunate to have (lyricist) Xiao Han’s help. And I love talking to my fans so… More friends! I’ve sung and belly-danced in front of David and Victoria Beckham. too. While not a complete radical departure from its signature garage-rock identity. There’s a time and place for everything. I started intensive Mandarin lessons only last year. I did sing Chan Mali Chan once in an Ivan Heng production. I was told that sticking to English music might be my best bet. My mum speaks Malay and five other languages. I hope one day my Mandarin will be good enough to self-produce all my songs. If you can drop the expectations. even making me cry sometimes without fully understanding the lyrics.

Apart from a fish. people would know what language I talk to my dog in. Not recently. You can also catch him in man flick. d’yall not think so? Air Force One “I’m very proud of my manhood. no I’ve not. That would be the only the thing. As a matter of fact. I was good at it. but I’ve heard about people doing that s**t. I can’t tell you what they are. Have you ever killed anything and then eaten it? Er. Have you ever thrown a punch and missed? Of course! First time I threw a punch when I was boxing. Fast & Furious 6. I just did one for LudaDay Weekend [a day in Atlanta named after him]. but I’ve never let them put makeup on me. That’s definitely happened. we used to play that game when I was little. 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.06. so we have a makeup artist to do certain s**t. 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. which is in the German shepherd family. Have you ever successfully stared somebody out? Yeah. Anyone that’s been to one of mine will tell you I throw a great barbecue. I think I’ve worn one before. it was six regular blunts put together. WORDS: FHM UK. I’m very proud of my manhood. Have you ever followed through on a particularly exuberant fart? Oh. so it didn’t stay that way for long. I have some white jeans because I’ve 092 06/13 Man The American rapper and Fast & Furious 6 actor has the swagger. perhaps. too. Have you ever put your penis through your legs and pretended to be a girl? [Laughs] No. I missed completely. That’s the closest I’ve got to a nickname. Have you ever spent a significant amount of time talking to an animal? I have a black Belgian malinois. Not even for music videos. 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. though. It might have been for a video or a photo shoot or something.13 a different language. Otherwise. Long story short. but I’m sure I lost a couple of times. though. Have you ever worn a trilby? Yeah. How do you behave at barbecues? You could definitely say that I party and go hard. it was in my Blueberry Yum Yum video. and I talk to him a lot. though — back when I was younger. Do you own any coloured jeans? Yeah. but will it be enough to get him through these 14 questions? thrown all-white parties before. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES . I got trained up by Floyd Mayweather’s family. Those are some pimp hats. We do movies. 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. All of his commands are in Look out for Ludacris’ new album Ludaversal later this year. making one huge-ass blunt. That would have been a long time ago. It’s one of those things where white is a representation of being so fresh and so damn clean. though. no! That’s one of the things that I don’t do. Have you ever let a girl put makeup on you? F**k. He’s very well trained. I do. for sure.

I don’t have enough scenes with him. Do you have a cult fan base among street-racers? Yes. 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. He is a sweetheart. We’d probably get along better. Vin [Diesel] is a pussycat with me. reading stories. he starts to explore explosions and s**t to blow up. being intrigued by mythology and so on. in a capacity sense. I grew up watching WWE and The Rock. MMA fighter]. Not many people impress me because I was a physical kid when I was younger. of listening to stories. or more like Resident Evil — the darker stuff where you get to see naked people and boobies. baby! Fast & Furious 6 opens 23 May. I’d like to hang out with him more. for sure. I swim in that stuff. I am more Sopranos. 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. When the writer doesn’t understand that. So Justin is good at bringing us all together and making us believe in what we are doing. Why has director Justin Lin been so good for this franchise? It’s important that a director is able to be calm. What’s new in the latest sequel. You sound like your character. 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. More girls should be fighting. In the training sense.” You see how big she is? I stand in front of her and I’m like. the Fast & Furious franchise is still going strong. “I should drink some protein. But I don’t think it’s so much “cult” at this point. Justin has to play the mediator. it’s more pop culture. because I have been in this business so long. They are like rocks. it’s surreal. “Cult” would have been more like a Rob Rodriguez film. I am looking at it from another perspective. and it is just going to be a bunch of explosions. That’s my world so whenever I see him. 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. But I actually feel Dwayne’s muscles every time I see him. He is really cool.13 Michelle Rodriguez She’s fast and she’s furious. Woman “More girls should be fighting. Fast & Furious 6 (FF6)? I think it wanted to go more for the big “wow!” factor. It started PG and is still PG. she’s more LA-Mexican. 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. I’d say Dwayne because he has been wrestling for so long and he trains every day. 06/13 093 . I mean it’s Gina and she’s pretty hardcore. WORDS AND PHOTOS: UIP Who’s the toughest? In a street sense. to make everybody happy enough with the story because you get this fear that you are going to lose the heart. How much of Letty is in you? Well. Do movies these days demand bigger action scenes? That is what happens when people don’t understand what storytelling is about. And I don’t want to be a part of that. It is true. man. If we were a little more physical about it. 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 don’t want to make the movie without any heart. I’d say Vin. It doesn’t faze me anymore. I’ve been doing this for way too long.06. the integrity. I am more the New York-Jersey type. A decade on. dude!” How do you deal with the testosterone level on the set? Oh. And so is Dwayne [Johnson].

Mossberg 500 “Cruiser”. He’s not ripped. DVD Bruce Campbell’s Finest Monster-slaying cult hero and producer of the new Evil Dead. Your audience will think he’ll be around till the end.13 Watchable Five Kua si me?!? Here’s a bunch of movies recently released on discs to bring your through those mundane nights. too. 094 06/13 WORDS: DENNIS YIN David Beckham “He’s definitely the pretty boy that goes first. No s**t. he can’t fight. She’s tough as well. The Master A near-masterpiece by director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood). Did You Know? A storm scene won it an MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance. but she seems pretty interesting. beating Texas Chainsaw 3D and Zero Dark Thirty.” Jennifer Lawrence “You need at least one hot babe. A good first victim. Jennifer Lawrence came out of nowhere. 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. Back to 1942 Directed by Feng Xiaogang. discusses his ultimate horror-survival dream team.06. Not Brad Pitt’s best work but it’ll make his new World War Z look like The Silence of the Lambs. it’s just Campbell and the chick left. WORDS: FHM UK. Did You Know? The score is penned by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. so he’d be very popular. And the chicks like him. Did You Know? The shotgun used by Pitt. Life of Pi See how a tiger. so he can raise our spirits. How about a Avengerslike kiddie tale where household fantasy figures such as Santa Claus. it's about a war vet who falls for the charisma and ideology of a leader of a religious movement. Did You Know? The Mainland film co-stars Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody.” Bill Belichick “He’s the New England Patriots football coach. Back to 1942 is another catastrophe drama about a major famine in China.” Killing Them Softly A neo-noir crime thriller based on novel Cogan’s Trade. Easter Bunny. He seems like a good guy. . Inspired by Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard. I’d kill him off after Beckham. has also been featured in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. PHOTO: TPG IMAGES/CLICK PICTURES Movies Rise of the Guardians Even guys need a cartoon break. but I’d need his mind to help us survive until the end.” Prince Harry “Harry’s got some great chopperpilot skills. then — BAM! — he’s dead. who made FHM weep with his 2010 earthquake epic Aftershock. but he’s athletic and a useful tool. but I’d kill him off in the first 10 minutes. a teenager and a server full of digital effects bagged Ang Lee an Oscar for best director. He’s nice on the eyes for the ladies.” Brad Pitt “I’d need a Fight Club-era Pitt — he was hot s**t then. He likes to party. so he’d help work out a strategy if we were stuck in a cabin. Tooth Fairy.

since we all exhibit our wildest side on stag ’dos. We get little traces of the author’s personality and ideals through the narration of protagonist.06. The hook: You can start reading from either side. 06/13 095 . For those about to make life’s biggest decision — where and what to do for your stag ’do. double the fun. hey.and groom-to-be. My Beautiful Bus Jacques Jouet The author lets us in on his encounters during a cross-country bus ride in France. however. author Mike Gayle manages to spin a simple yet charming book without repetition on each tale. that’s just us. As the title may suggest. King James “cleanses” his kingdom by outlawing witchcraft. In a way it is. The Stag and Hen Weekend Books Double the read. the writings are translated and coupled with notes written on cigarette paper and smuggled out of jail upon the author’s release. Or read this book. We suggest reading both ends simultaneously so you get a simultaneous climax. the novel walks us through the witch trials of 1612 and promises to be devious. WORDS: MITCHELL PEREIRA George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time Peter Dimock A tiny yet a “heavy” read. who earns a living whitewashing the transgressions of former generals and CIA operatives. is it features two flipside covers and two stories. ghostwriter Theo Fales. Jacques ignored scenery and visual stimulation in pursuit of the stories and people he met. Nearly 50 years on. The Daylight Gate Jeanette Winterson Following a failed assassination on him. What’s novel about this novel. That Smell takes us through the imprisonment years of a political dissident. But. Blending history with fiction. Despite the double perspectives. plus he manages to squeeze in a suspenseful climax. that is — watch The Hangover trilogy. this book could be misconstrued as a story about weekends with animals. representing both bride. A perfect read for a long journey — especially when the MRT breaks down.13 Righteous Journeys Everyone has to take one at some point in their lives. That Smell and Notes from Prison Sonallah Ibrahim Banned in 1966 for its politically damning portrayal of Egypt. alchemy and Catholicism.

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too.REAL SPORTSMEN WHO LOVE THEIR GAME PULSE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE: AARON LOW AND JILLIAN TAN. Words: Mitchell Pereira Art direction: Dannii Choo Photography: Mark Teo . hardhitting sport and it's the pride of Canada. 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.

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they're a lot younger than me! Is ice hockey Canada's leading sport? All: For sure! 100 per cent. I used to play in the NHL until 2003. Most of these guys have played tier-two hockey or college hockey back home. It was completely new to them. . How seriously do kids in Canada take ice hockey? JM: Very seriously. The gear is really expensive and your parents have to take you to the rink every morning (practice starts at 6. others play juniors. but one wrong word about their hockey team and Canadians would throw down their stick." — Todd Warriner "Ice hockey can be summed up in three simple words: Wheel. get scholarships. My mum was a pro figureskater and my dad played senior hockey." — Evan Haga NHL. so it's a pretty high level. Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. Evan Haga: Every Canadian boy dreams to play at the NHL. but it's a good sport. Mark McKitrick: I was the first guy in my family to play hockey. Bearing that in mind. as part of Singapore Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament. We're from all over the place and play at different levels. you can't just pick up the game as and when you like. Todd Warriner is a former National Hockey League (NHL) player. people just get going at ice hockey. On weekends.C REGIME anada is known for many things but mainly maple syrup. just to name a few. TW: I started playing on the pond just like these guys. You'll also have games after school. How did you guys get into ice hockey? JM: My uncle played in the NHL. 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. too. then go to college. you're going to find hockey somewhere on it. I had a hockey stick and loved it. Todd Warriner: Yeah.30am) and to school after that. Unlike basketball or soccer. TW: If you turn on the TV. it's really everywhere. I had a lot of buddies to play with. you'll be out of town for tournaments. my brother and I were put into it. Growing up. (like it or not) Justin Bieber and ice hockey. they’d hit you and then apologise). Some stick with it longer and go to the "Hockey is my life. For example. naturally. Adam Hercules: When I was young. It is also known for its graciousness. lose the gloves and beat the reason into you (basically. I grew up watching the [Toronto Maple] Leafs and got a chance to play there. I’ve played for Tampa Bay Lightning. so. JM: It's a cultural thing. snipe and celly. Plus. it's in my blood and will always be. It's crazy. so I got on the ice a lot at a young age and moved up through the ranks before being drafted into the NHL. What teams do you guys play for? Josh McNair: We were thrown together to form the team Kreuz Subsea Sharks.

alcohol and hockey. too… EH: And ice hockey is for lazy people! You can glide. they have special training centres where they get 24/7 hockey. 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. You fight on the ice. TW: You can go a lot faster in skates. We've all played with guys whom we've fought with and had a beer after. you become enemies on the ice. there's a lot of physicality involved. You get a lot of hits and a lot of stick. you can get back in the game and fight again? TW: Yeah. it doesn't get carried into the dressing room or parking lot. 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. Kids now even play right through summer. so it's only natural to want to return the favour. What's the difference between field hockey and ice hockey? J: I've tried field hockey and broke my wrist. After five minutes. For most parts." — Adam Hercules . Very rarely does it escalates and carried on after the game. which is often impossible." — Josh McNair over. there are people on the team whose role is to fight. They go hand in hand. What's the penalty for fighting? All: You're taken out of the game for five minutes. It's very intense. but after the game. I've never played it since. Because it's part of the game."Ice hockey is a way of life until you can fill that void with another passion. but you only get about two more fights and you’re out. it's friendly and part of the sport. Why do you fight? JM: Because the game is competitive and heated. the fighter is there to protect him and make sure he doesn’t get hurt. you can only shoot one way because of the rounded club… JM: And the speed and hits are different. If you ever have a finesse guy who’s a goal scorer. EH: It's different.

there used to be two or three fights a game. You can make unlimited substitutions as long as the outgoing player is five feet from the bench. like swinging it between someone's legs. nose (five times) and a couple of fingers. mainly "icing" and "offside". It's legal to tackle an opposing player in possession of the puck using your torso. for the most part. shoulders or hip. three forwards and one goaltender). "People ask." — Chris Gelencser ICE HOCKEY 101 Things you need to know about the sport. more facilities and more training. The kids are on the ice five to six times a week. EH: They also need more rinks. hip. Most kids’ coaches. just outside the top 10 teams in the league. jaw. Players may get ejected at the referee's discretion. SCORING Ice hockey goals can be scored from anywhere on the ice. The penalty ceases if opponents score during the period of his sentence. but they’re cutting it down. forcing a substitution. The clock is stopped every time a stoppage occurs — much like every other American sport. Do you see Asians making an impact in the icehockey scene? JM: They need more time. two blue) to determine further rules. How many bones have you broken from ice hockey? EH: Every bone in my hand. have played top-league hockey. JM: I broke my wrists. I'd get in more of them'. Anything else is illegal. TW: Japan is in the second tier. It changed my life and provided me with memories I will never forget. There are three lines (one red. each lasting 20 minutes. So that’s not too bad. ICE HOCKEY RINK The rink is segmented into three zones: Defensive. And guys that have played regularly are teaching them. BODY CHECK ago. My ligaments have taken a lot of bruising.REGIME "Ice hockey has always been more to me then a sport. EQUIPMENT Like mediaeval jousting. ice hockey players are decked in full regalia. 'Are hockey fights real?' I say. There are less fighters and less fighting as the sport changes. you get sent to the sin bin for two minutes. elbow. 'If they weren't. . JM: It all comes down to development. too." — Mark McKitrick MAJOR PENALTIES Happens when a foul is deemed to be deliberately harmful. back. from helmets to shoulder pads to shin pads. MINOR PENALTIES When you do illegal things with a stick. CLOCK There are three periods. ankle. TW: Japan has always been competitive but Korea is maybe the next up-and-coming country. You get sent to the sin bin for five minutes. TW: My nose. neutral and attacking. Goaltenders wear chest protectors made from Kevlar to absorb abuse. PLAYERS Each team consists of six players (two defenders. The incoming player has to then pay for his teammate's wayward ways.

ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE 10 06/2013 Conquering the world's most remote locations isn't just for "other people" .meet the ordinary blokes who took on planet Earth's harshest extremes… And won! .

ropes and climbs. After 10 minutes at the top you refocus: You’re only halfway and you need to get down alive. BE YOUR OWN AGENT Climbing Everest isn’t cheap ($42.org. It was like pulling a page back slowly to see the whole world beneath you. uk) so you can ogle Everest without losing fingertips. Exodus. On the way down. I unfurled an Olympic flag on the summit.” says Keleher.” dosummitgood. It can be difficult emotionally. stabbing feeling but it improved and I made it down. FIRST STEPS HOW YOU CAN CONQUER YOUR OWN EVEREST ADVENTURE… PIMP UP YOUR SHERPA SKILLS Sadly. . GET MOUNTAINS OF MUSCLE Training isn’t all about scaling mountains with a backpack full of bricks. It was a horrific scratchy. A lot of people died on the mountain this year and you had to walk past those bodies. “I focused on weight training. a 29-year-old personal trainer from Surrey.” explains Keleher. Bulk up in the gym and you’ll prime your body for Everest and look good when you boast about it in the pub.029ft summit of Mount Everest. Sharpen up your Angel’s Gate pitches too: Keleher took up 100 watch dials. the sun rose. the more sponsors trust in you and the stronger you feel on the mountain.” says Keleher.co. and Ice 8000 for Everest. so I decided to get to the summit of Everest in a year. his cornea froze and he spent 24 hours in bandages. or wads of cash. They were an essential for every day. I noticed the more enthusiasm you have. I saw a Sherpa being rescued from a crevasse after falling off a ladder. The western shoulder of Everest is vulnerable to avalanches. hadn't even been on a mountain at the start of 2011.co. so you’ll need to learn to climb. England. It’s very freaky. everest marathon. “I did all this in a year by going mountaineering in Chamonix and learning climbing skills in the Peak District or Swanage. I had never even climbed before. But on 25 May 2012. which will be converted into limited-edition Everest timepieces. Trekking to base camp is a manageable and inspiring challenge in itself.I CLIMBED EVEREST… AND MY EYES FROZE! Paul Keleher (left). but climbing Everest seemed incredible. I wanted this to be as much my own story as possible.000) so get somebody else to pay for it. You’re exhausted. I read books about Sir Edmund Hillary and modern climbers but I tried not to be influenced by other people’s journeys. there isn’t a giant elevator with panpipe Rihanna music to whizz you up to the summit of Everest. I never left base camp without Haribo sweets. who used Dream Guides and Adventure Consultants for his Euro climbs.uk) or conquering the Everest Marathon ($5.uk WORDS: MARK BAILEY. PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY PARSONS. the most dangerous part is the Khumbu icefall. which is full of crevasses and giant seracs [towers of ice] that topple over. but getting a photo in the wind wasn’t easy. Walking through the most beautiful peaks in the world was quite spiritual. he was updating his Facebook profile with a shot of him grinning from the 29. Looking back. and after 8-9 hours of darkness. whiteout so I couldn’t see more than 10m ahead and kept hearing creaks and groans. I had to travel through a PULSE Keleher at the summit of Everest. It’s different to what people think. ladders.300. I’m now giving talks and am completely addicted to climbing. When you climb from base camp. I needed a challenge to experience what’s out there. “I got a brochure made up.000$88. What I really wish I’d known before going… “You have to really want it and show your passion. On the descent my cornea froze and I had to spend 24 hours with bandages over my eyes. worked out costs and passed it on to businesses to gain sponsorship. We set off for the summit at 8pm. YOUR PLAN B Try tackling a 17-day Base Camp trek with Exodus ($3. dehydrated and hallucinating from the lack of oxygen but the views were mesmerising. Things like rowing the Atlantic had no appeal. The hike through the Khumbu Valley of Nepal to Everest base camp is unbelievable. climbing Everest doesn’t seem real.300. so I was as strong as possible because most people lose a stone of muscle on the expedition. Here's how he reached the top of the world. you feel like part of a special club. Summiting Everest actually involves a mix of head-down Himalayan slogs.

“Also cross-country skiing in the Alps and musclebuilding with PowerPlate machines. drinking home-brew spirits. “A lean athlete won’t last long in a polar environment as you use more calories than you consume. The coldest temperature ever recorded was minus 89. com) or splash some cash and join Cookson on a four-day Northern Light Arctic Experience with wolf encounters and dog-sledding ($8. and weight gives you insulation against the cold and traction on your skis. 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. What I really wish I’d known before going… “Winds are worse than the cold. 12 06/2013 . Some mornings we’d play laxative roulette with bowls of porridge and see who lost. We entered the Guinness Book of Records as the first people to get there on foot.com). When we tried cross-country skiing we just fell over. the more your private parts chafed. he has now conquered both the Arctic and Antarctica.” PLAN OR DIE You can only piss about if you know your stuff.000 miles and 50 days of suffering. I was in between jobs and a stupid conversation with a friend got us talking about the North Pole. I still get a fuzzy feeling remembering that moment. which is at the geographical centre of Antarctica. I had a massive temper tantrum. “Explorer Roald Amundsen said adventure is just down to bad planning. 37. the funnier it got.I TREKKED TO THE SOUTH POLE AND GOT DRUNK! Cookson with all his life-saving kit and an ironing board. After 1. They left a hut with a statue of Lenin so we organised an expedition with kite-skis to find it. man up.” says Cookson. Our secret was our determination and ridiculous humour. why not? I didn’t even know which ends of the world penguins and polar bears lived. We finished with nine days on an icebreaker with Russian sailors. It is at a higher altitude and further from the warming ocean. Mentally. which was funny until it thawed. It is a lonely but spectacularly beautiful place. I spent two days digging an 18ft shaft to get into the buried hut but it was locked. sponsorship. I had to hit the morphine and ended up puking. from London.” Visit Henry Cookson Adventures at henrycookson.” says Cookson. The guys at the Russian base.200. polarcircle-marathon. and hadn't even done a sponsored walk before tackling the poles. a 360-mile race to the magnetic North Pole — you just pay a fee and they provide the kit and training. The next day we thought. thought we were heroes for uncovering Lenin. The POI is much colder than the South Pole. had worked as a banker and a builder. We put frozen polar-bear s**t in a sleeping bag. Henry Cookson. training and getting a skilled guide like “the polar Jedi” Paul Landry (polarconsultants. f**k it. We then heard of the Pole of Inaccessibility (POI). I have to go back. Nobody had been there since a 1958 Soviet Antarctic Expedition that used tracked snow-trains. The more painful the sores and bleeding blisters. We entered the Polar Challenge. and fell onto the dock in Cape Town. “We trained with oldfashioned tyredragging for six hours on the Fosse Way in Gloucestershire. normally with a hangover. henrycookson. while we spent our time in nightclubs — but we won. Progress.2 deg C at Vostok.com). 600 miles away. But laughing kept us strong. The wind lifted me up and crashed me down and left me with bruised ribs. When someone’s lips cracked. We were totally written off — we were against Arctictrained Marines. I got into polar adventure by accident. But with gritty determination (and morale-boosting games of "laxative roulette" with his polar pals). we found Lenin. we’d make them laugh so it hurt more. who stresses the importance of logistics. There was alcohol involved.” Tough gig… YOUR PLAN B Begin your polar career more gently with the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland ($420 entry. if you’re unhappy you’ll just stop.

which was funny until it thawed." .PULSE "We put frozen polar-bear s**t in a sleeping bag.

so sadly the reindeer didn’t show. And they don’t work. you get an amazing buzz and it makes you feel alive. “I have a mantra: ‘Warm like a whale. coninghamrolls. which helps. so two weeks later.” EASE YOURSELF IN Yep. Sadly. Winter swimming is the anti-sport: It’s great for guys with a bit of blubber. a 31-year-old teacher from Peterborough. it feels like agony. The light plays tricks on you so you think a massive scaly monster is swimming underneath you. the more heat you generate. Also. What I really wish I’d known before going… “If your thumb can’t touch your little finger because you’re too cold. Once you’ve been swimming in freezing water.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. England. Nothing will cure your hangover better. I was once so cold that I lost feeling in my hand and the skin of my leg. the North Sea and the icy lakes of Britain in search of winter thrills. But it’s addictive. That’s why people in wetsuits find their face. I once swam above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Andoya in Norway. Your body is telling your brain you’re warm so it keeps pumping hot blood to your extremities. and the worse your technique. man up for a winter swim instead. There was five feet of snow. YOUR PLAN B If the Arctic seems too mental. hands and feet sting. Human Planet. Go up to your knees. smooth like a seal. “Your body can be trained to stay warm so acclimatisation with cooler swimming pools is key. norwegian. You get a huge endorphin rush. you feel like you can achieve anything. It’s awesome having a frog’s eye view of the world. or you start suffering from ‘fumbles.com) or fly via Oslo to nearby Harstad/ Narvik ($165 from London Gatwick. launch in and swim like mad. I avoid warm showers and warm drinks before a swim to tell my body to keep producing heat. no heavy petting and no wetsuits unless you’re a total wuss. He has braved Arctic waters. Check out UK's Outdoor Swimming Society website for events like the December Dip. then before the water hits your balls. brave like a lion’. neither are sharks or jellyfish. I flew over to swim with reindeer — just to be different. I swim outdoors all winter and the last few have been pretty entertaining with the amount of snow and ice. I couldn’t understand what was hitting me until I realised it was just my dead hand. fish and other wildlife aren’t scared of you. bike and run around the world in the first-ever Global Triathlon.” says Martin.” says Martin. getting in is the hard part. I’m now hunting sponsorship to swim. and otters. 14 06/2013 . Wetsuits are for weaklings.” danmartinextreme. was "never much of a swimmer" but discovered his chunky physique could be converted into an awesome adventure-swimming machine. which I repeat to keep my mental focus. It’s like winning a fight. The fun comes from overriding your brain and mastering your own body. the waters are warmer than other Arctic areas. You get to explore amazing locations. smothering yourself in duck fat doesn’t help. remote Arctic scenery surrounded by mountains and snow was amazing. Sign up for a luxury six-day swimming expedition ($6.com) and start shivering.” FIND THE WARM BIT OF THE ARCTIC The Lofoten Islands in Norway are north of the Arctic Circle but. I saw a BBC documentary. then 40 and keep building up. which buffers your organs against the cold. stumbles or mumbles’ it’s time to get out. I swam in Loch Ness a few years ago. At first. no running. I had to wear a device with an electro-magnetic pulse to deter sharks. Freeze your nuts off then thaw out at your hotel with blankets and booze. which showed reindeer being herded into the ocean and swimming across to the other side. Swimming in beautiful. thanks to the Gulf Stream. No bombing. I am officially tougher than a reindeer. “Start with 30 seconds. “Never dive in. Ninety per cent of winter swimming is psychological. Everybody swims with dolphins.I SWAM THE ARCTIC… IN MY PANTS! Dan Martin.700.

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It was pretty scary. guidecourmayeur. and that’s part of the fun. The cameraman cut in front of where I was going to drop and because it was so unstable. grew up bombing down indoor slopes in Sheffield. he loves the crazy adventures of heli. lineupexplorers. I learned to ski on Sheffield’s indoor slopes when I was 12. it messes up the balance of the helicopter. but he now has enough stunts and tricks to mix it with Europe's best. goggles. taking down all these 20m trees.or backcountry skiing. “I need to hike around all day. I was in an America vs Europe contest in Chile recently and among all these skiers from Scandinavia. shovel. squats for beefy pins and trampolining for killer abs and aerial awareness. You’re alone with nature.I JUMPED OUT OF A CHOPPER AND SKIED HOME! Paddy Graham. When you’re ready. 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. a supertalented 24-year-old British freestyle skier. nature and a million pound helicopter… On my last trip to Canada we got a helicopter tow-in. I was hundreds of miles away from mountains and now this is my job. hit the heli-skiing in Courmayeur. beacon. gloves. warm up with some normal backcountry ski fun in Davos Klosters ($1. don’t ski there. “Slowly learn your skills with both easy and hard runs. snow jacket. Germany and Switzerland. What I wish I’d known before going… “If you see a sign that says ‘don’t ski here’. GET KITTED OUT Never jump out of a helicopter unless you have a bag full of kit and warm clobber. which will help you survive if you get smashed by an avalanche. you need to be very fit. When he's not competing.140. DON'T GO TOO FAST Somersaulting downhill isn’t cool. helmet. Go with a guide to keep you safe and show you the best places.” says Graham. emergency blanket.com) . who recommends mountain biking for fitness. If you get out too quickly.com). England. The best thing about backcountry and heli-skiing is that you don’t have much control over nature. Maybe. Well. It takes you to the most beautiful places in the world.and backcountry skiing. the first step fell off and. A few years ago we wanted to film some pillows — stairs of snow which you land on and bounce off onto the next. it ripped through the woods. It proves you can achieve anything. It was nice being known as the guy from the UK who can do cool things. 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. with the strength to land 30m jumps and a strong core. YOUR PLAN B If dropping out of a chopper sounds like a recipe for soiled pants. Italy ($540. Graham takes thermals. It’s not neatly arranged — you’re in the wild and you have to step out of your comfort zone. knife and a backpack with a built-in airbag.” says Graham. like a domino effect.” Paddy Graham was part of Red Bull’s High Performance Camp.

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Camden Town is one of the bestloved booze brewers in London. hellraisers and old friends. Founder and ex-IT geek Michelle Kelsall runs the whole thing with just two mates.9%) Marble Brewery From: Manchester Marble started up as a way to help finance an ailing Manchester pub and became a huge hit.1%) Offbeat Brewery From: Cheshire Offbeat Brewery has — in just three short years — become a big boozy success.BEERS YOU HAVE TO TRY If beer were music.8%) Wild Beer From: Bristol Created by two mates in 2012.5%) Dark Star From: West Sussex You like your beer strong? Then Dark Star is your guy. Hoppiness (6. who dug it out of a muddy Somerset hole in 2007. Scarlet Fever (4. It started up in Brighton in 1994 with almost no equipment. Imperial (10. Eight years later. 22 06/2013 Kill Your Darlings (5%) Thornbridge From: Derby In 2005. 17 BRITISH Hells Lager (4. “Everything is larger than life about us. brewing under a pub. That's right: Most beer is basically Maroon 5.7%) Moor Beer From: Somerset Moor Beer is owned and run by Californian Justin Hawke. Here are three buckets full of craft beers from Britain that are worth your pint. the work and the laughs make it all worthwhile. and Thornbridge is one of the biggest names in craft beer. inoffensive pop created for the mass market. Wild Beer already has a rep for producing odd (they like to chuck around ingredients like toffee and apricots) but delicious craft beer. and became a business almost by accident. Weird Whisky Mac (6. a bunch of friends started brewing beer in a shed in the grounds of a stately home. .” he says.” Dobber (5. “That’s why we use the 660ml bottles. then most stuff coming out of the taps is bland.” says project coordinator Harriet Carr. “The beer. It's time to broaden your horizons.6%) Camden Town Brewery From: London Situated under railway arches and staffed by a motley crew of skaters.

this microbrewery is proudly independent. CALL SINGAPORE CUSTOMS CALL CENTRE AT 6335-2000 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DUTY TAX AND GST FOR OVERSEAS ALCOHOL PURCHASES. From: Northumberland Anarchy Brew Co.” Independence (4. where they frequently test their new concoctions.” says boss Dawn Miles.” says top man Evin O’Riordain.UK. “We built the shed and constructed our own gadgets to make the beer even better. is run by five close friends. CEOs or committees.” warns top man Gary Ward. who heads the family firm. Tiny Rebel offers strong beers and cool labels. “We don’t have any written ethos as we have no perspective on whether or not anything makes us special.” Hackney Gold (5. “And we like punk music. “We called ourselves Anarchy because we mean to break the rules when it comes to brewing.3%) The Kernel From: London A South London brewery so cool it doesn’t care about being cool.5%) Redchurch Brewery From: London “We don’t tolerate bland. we found a local lock-up near Wimbledon and established our brewery.CO.8%) Summer Wine Brewery From: Yorkshire The brainchild of twentysomethings James (astrophysicist) and Andy (trainee Royal Marine). Hopslinger (5. Red Rocker (5%) Cromarty From: Cromarty Firth “We want to make beer as awesome and flavourful as we can.” says co-founder Alex Bull. Champagne beer? We’re game if you are. SWB is all about bold experimentation (as demonstrated by this espresso stout). Magic 8-Ball (7%) Magic Rock Brewing From: Huddersfield The brainchild of brothers Richard and Jonny Burhouse.” says Craig Middleton.6%) By The Horns From: London “We were two mates from uni fed fed up with job hunting.HEDONISM Table Beer (3. so began brewing beer in our kitchen.” says cofounder Dave Bailey. It has even done a brew called the Hadouken. check out their bar. THE FEATURED BEERS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH WWW.6%) Bristol Beer Factory From: Bristol The mad scientists of the West Country craftbeer scene. If you’re around East London.” says team member Sam Burrows. Sublime Chaos (7%) Anarchy Brew Co. Fubar (4. Queboid (8%) Hardknott From: The Lake District Starting off in an inn at the foot of the steepest road in England. Magic Rock has already picked up some big indie awards for its weird and wonderful booze creations.4%) Tiny Rebel From: Newport Billing itself as South Wales’ only micro-brewery. Barista (4. . “Two years on. flavourless beer. Bonus points for the Street Fighter reference. “We don’t have to kowtow to marketing execs. Bristol has some weird stuff up their sleeve.ALESBYMAIL. “We’re at our best when we’re creating.” WORDS: FHM UK.

Yes. 24 06/2013 Chang Beer is available at supermarkets. the Michelin Guide of consumer products. sports and quality. including Asia’s Best Premium Lager at the World Beer Awards in 2011. not any other breweries outside Thailand. harmony. convenience stores and selected bars including The Lounge at Hotel Intercontinental and Club V outlets. The Chang Beer logo incorporates two white elephants symbolising happiness. malty taste steeped in heritage.HEDONISM CHANG OF HEART Chang Beer bagged numerous global accolades. and four Gold Quality Awards from Mode Selection (2008-2010 and 2013). The partnership is now the longestrunning shirt sponsorship deal in the Barclay’s Premier League. WORDS: DENNIS YIN. even the can you’re holding in your hands right now. the symbol of Thai culture and pride. “Chang” is Thai for “elephant”. PHOTOGRAPHY: HONG CHEE YAN Chang has been Everton FC’s main partner since 2004. while the golden fountain represents the colour and quality of the beer. Unlike other international premium beers. Chang Beer also became a regional partner with FC Barcelona in 2012. More than just another brew. Chang Beer stays true to its heritage and is produced from its birthplace. Thailand's Chang Beer has it full-bodied. ART DIRECTION: PYRON TAN. and prosperity. .

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