Background Between 5 April and 1 June, Singapore had entered an unprecedented Circuit Breaker period to curb the spread of the COVID-19. The government introduced measures to minimise social interaction and community activities. Schools and workplaces were closed. Only essential services that support daily needs remained open. Everyone played a part While there was uncertainty…

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Background Grandparents have a special role to play. Their experience can provide trusted guidance and help their grandchildren to feel a broader sense of safety and stability in today’s lives. Introduction What do grandparents want to share? They like to leave something that the grandchildren can remember them by (see blog Legacy of Life Stories…

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‘Oh, I am not prepared for Christmas at all! I have yet to send my greeting cards!’ exclaimed my friend. Do you have the same feeling and hope if only you could find more time-saving tips? Greetings can be sent in the form of a physical card or eCard. The physical card refers to the…

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Leaving behind a legacy? It seems mission impossible. Really? Think again! Leaving behind a legacy? It seems mission impossible. Really? Think again! What do we mean by legacy? Sometimes we heard about legacy planning. But what I am talking about is not related to money matters or inheritance. It is about leaving something of significance…

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The two workshops in collaboration with NUS Society and WINGS had just been completed in March: (1) Key Highlights of Workshop at NUSS Mar 19 2) Key Highlights of Workshop at WINGS Mar 19 Kowling and I enjoyed the interaction, exchange and sharing with the students. Now that I had conducted more classes and got…

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In last year’s blog titled ‘Three Electronic Scrapbook Ideas for Chinese New Year’ I mentioned that one can create a personalised new year card and convert it digitally, augment with handwritten message to make it more personalised. Now let me elaborate on the possibilities of this approach. For example, let’s start with the good old…

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I conducted one course in end-Nov in one of the People’s Association Community Clubs. It was a crash course, within 1.5 hours I introduced cyber wellness, mobile photography 101, electronic collage-making and gave a glimpse of how to make a video slideshow. Luckily the learners were very opened, enthusiastic and receptive. In this class I…

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  To many baby boomers in Singapore, we have the experience of growing up in a third-world country and retiring in a first-world country. This means we had few photos as we grew up, and we could have over-compensated by having loads of photos of our children and particularly those who enjoy photography and travel…

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Let us stop and think a minute, what has been the subtle impact of technology on our practice of new year traditional custom? Be it Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Pursa or other festive celebration for other races? Has technology disrupted the tradition custom of new year?  Whether it is online purchase of new year…

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Many working professionals, full-time housewives, young mothers of school-going children, we just do not have the time for ourselves. We make attempt to be more efficient, better organized and super time management, only to find that more are piling up on our in-trays. The challenge is not so much about how we become better in…

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