Singapore's FIRST Teenage magazine. The essential companion to your growing up years!
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When I was younger, I would read my cousin's issues of Teenage all the time. I actually enjoyed reading Teenage back then, but over the years, Teenage's content has become bland, and it simply doesn't appeal to me anymore.
Nowadays, Teenage has become somewhat of a KPop-centric magazine. LIterally every other issue has a Kpop idol/band on the cover page, and it is frankly, getting quite sickening. Perhaps this would appeal to Kpop fans, but Teenage ought to realize that there is still a considerable (albeit minute) teenage population that has absolute minimal interest in Kpop. And even if Teenage wishes to cater to the majority of teenagers, will the readers not get sick eventually of seeing the same bands/idols being featured over and over again?
Teenage definitely needs a fresh variety of artistes that they feature, and pronto.
Also, if I were to be looking for tips on make-up and fashion, I don't think Teenage would be my go-to magazine either. Sure, some of those tips are helpful, but other magazines like Seventeen definitely provides greater depth in that area.
The only thing redeeming about Teenage would be its famed 'Dear Kelly' section. The advice offered is pretty helpful, and even caters for older teens like myself.
Useful tips for teenagers
Teenage, as the name suggests, appeals to the younger generation. I do agree with that as the articles within are all catered to the young population, and even includes tips and advices for problems that young people face today.
Im also happy that recently, more and more kpop idols are featured on the cover page since im a kpop fan. The attached poster particularly appeals to me as well!
However, the tips are sometimes repetitive; i realise that because i've been reading it for a number of years. Perhaps they can attempt to find other issues to write about so that they wont keep repeating the same points over the years?
My old fave
I was a fan of Teenage when I was in my primary school and lower secondary school days. From the latest entertainment gossip to food reviews, everything in the magazine was cool, and I loved every part of it.
However, as I matured when I entered my upper secondary school years, I felt that the content was a little irrelevant to me. This is despite the fact that I was technically still a teenager, and articles here should still apply to me. Perhaps the title should be renamed to Tweens, as it seems that it is catered more towards them. The likes of Justin Bieber and 1D just don't interest me (maybe Jennifer Lopez and Emma Stone, but that's a different story altogether).
All in all, a good magazine, but it can be improved on. Perhaps a column or two that relates to older teens? That would be a welcome change.
Teenage for the teenage, or for K-Pop fans?
As what the name of magazine states, Teenage is definitely suitable for all teenagers! Of the huge variety of topics and columns included in Teenage, I enjoy reading about Fashion, Music and interviews with public figures. I especially appreciate the posters in the magazine which can be detached for my own collection!
To my dismay, the cover page and entire theme of the magazine for the past two years have been dominated by K-Pop stars and their latest news, which is too overwhelming for a non-K-Pop fan like me. Instead of attracting teenagers, Teenage seems to be veering towards scaling down their targets to mainly K-pop fans.
Before Teenage changes back to 'for teenagers', I would probably save my $3 for other magazines.
My favourite magazine in secondary school
Teenage was a religion for me.
In secondary school, there was a time where I'd bring these to school instead of textbooks. Teenage has a wide spread of topics they cover in their magazine. I'd advise you to skip the advise column because it's cheesy and unhelpful. But the rest -- the fashion column especially -- are informative and interesting, a good read.
I love reading music reviews so I'd know the newest music to buy and I adore the ones written in Teenage. They are witty with a tinge of sarcasm for the bad music they feature. I remember liking one reviewer especially. Her taste was spot-on and exacting, I enjoyed all her reviews.
I don't know it's worth the buy anymore though.
Keep up with pop culture and the latest trends.
Teenage is a magazine that, just by judging from its name, would appeal more to teenagers and youths. The magazine mainly talks about pop culture, from international to local performers, and to the current trends among the young.
I have never bought a copy of Teenage before, but I have borrowed copies to read during my free time because I personally enjoying knowing more about the world of pop culture - people, objects, music, etc. They also have a section called 'Dear Kelly' dedicated to questions being asked by readers and in turn being answered by someone named Kelly, and it's interesting to read up this section as I can personally learn some cool tips and advice based on these questions and answers.
I also like going to their website to take part in contests, although chances of winning are pretty slim. Guess a lot of people probably join their contests, but they give out really cool prizes like food vouchers and some of the latest gadgets and stuff like that, so it's worth a try taking part in these!
I'd say that Teenage ultimately sells to the young who love the world of pop, or have favourite mainstream singers or Korean groups, etc. Their cover page tends to feature popular groups or artists, so that itself can draw the attention of youngsters who are fans of whoever is on it.
Teenage in my Teenage years
Teenage has always been the magazine that accompany me throughout my teenage years! And I absolutely love the Dear Kelly column for years! Because many teenagers would write in their problems and seek for solutions from the counselor Kelly. And sometimes, some of the problems that the teenagers wrote in are similar to my situations too! I would read the recommendations and solutions that Kelly offers and heed to the advices!
Another section that I love most is their Horoscope section whereby they will predict your luck for school, love and life for the month! Sometimes some of the predictions are spot-ons!
Teenage is a magazine that every teenagers must read!
The Legendary Kelly
I have been reading teenage since the age of 14 if I remember it correctly. At first I buy teenage out of peer influence, however as I read along, I find it being a pretty resourceful magazine. It not only give me tips on fashion, it also teaches me what is the true meaning of life.
I once encountered problems with my peers, and I got so depressed. I felt so much to write in to the 'Dear Kelly' section but always fail to gather my courage to send it. To my surprise, someone actually encounter the same problem and Kelly gave him her advices. I felt so much better after reading them and actually manage to solve the problems and awkwardness faced between my friend and me. I'm so glad that I know of teenage, especially the 'Dear Kelly' section. Thanks Kelly for everything, your encouragements and your advices. Hit Like if you love reading 'Dear Kelly' as much as I do!
I really like teenage magazine as they always feature Kpop idol groups as their cover page and never miss out any interviews of the singers that come to Singapore for concert or promotions. I find that it is really worth the price as it provides a lot of information about fashion, make up, other interviews for celebrities and also giveaways.
I also like the 'Dear Kelly' section as she really gives good and logical advice to the people who write in. There are times where I find myself facing the same problems as the people who have written in and I find the advice given rather useful.
Cheap and delightful read!
This was my companion when I was going through Secondary School. That was the time when I struggled with school work and exams. Not to mention social life issues as well. Back then, my school even got us to subscribe to Teengage. It was the first time I've heard of the magazine. I was initially surprised. After all, our teachers were always encouraging us to read more "educational" magazines like Reader's Digest and National Geographic for instance.
Immediately I became a fan. The magazine's got an amzaing dose of fashion, entertainment and giveaways. What's more, there's free posters!
The fashion column provides us the latest affordable trends and tips in wearing them. We get to know more about our favoruite celebrities on the interviews section. Free and attractive goodies are the best!
Obviously, my favourite is the Dear Kelly column where teens write their problems and insecurities. Reading them made me realized that I should not take things for granted and that I should appreciate life. I also found myself able to relate to some of their problems.
For S$3, Teenage is issued every month. It's cheap and satisfying. However,one issue that I have is that the cover page always features KPOP stars. Granted that the hallyu wave's really popular nowadays, but I would like to see some of my favourite American bands as well.