A Reflection on 3 Years of COVID-19 Pandemic

Courage to continue

Introduction During the past three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore introduced a slew of measures, including mandatory mask-wearing, contact tracing, and restrictions on gathering. John Dowey said: ‘We do not learn from experience, we learn by reflecting on experience.’ Hence my motivation behind my self-reflection on the impact of the pandemic on teaching, learning,…

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The Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Adult Continuous Learning

Impact of AI to Adult Continuous Learning

Introduction According to Wikipedia (Note 1), artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence to perceive, synthesize, and infer information from machines. ChatGPT (Note 2) is the latest chatbot based on AI that could have the potential to disrupt certain jobs and industries. ChatGPT can respond to follow-up questions, tweet in the style of a particular author and…

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Spice up the Musical Moments of Your Life

Spice up the musical moments of your life

Introduction Music is a universal language regardless of language, race, and religion. Music has a nostalgic power that brings us back to a moment in time. The lyrics often resonate with the audience. Music reminds us of the shared memories that bring family and loved ones together during special occasions. It has the therapeutic and…

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An Attitude of Gratitude for 2020

An Attitude for Gratitude for 2020

Introduction The year 2020 is remembered with mixed feelings as a pandemic year. To many, this has been an annus horribilis with a global impact far and wide. While the misfortune has been awful, well documented, and shared, I like to focus on what individuals can do to bring cheers and uplifting energy to support…

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Tell Your Story and Leave a Legacy with eScrapbook

Tell your legacy story with eScrapbook

Background I felt honoured to present on the topic ‘Tell your story and leave a legacy with eScrapbook’ to share my experience with some 70 participants at the NUS Senior Alumni Tea and Chat session. I was eager to put my teaching experience in recent years into good use. (Please refer to blogs Webinar Series-Nourishing…

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A Meaningful Cause during the Circuit Breaker Period

Background Between 5 April and 1 June, Singapore entered an unprecedented Circuit Breaker period to curb the spread of 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 and fear…

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Webinar Series – Nourishing your Soul

Webinar Series - Nourishing your Soul

Background This webinar series focuses on overcoming the emotionally overwhelming challenge of decluttering sentimental things. These include photo albums, travel memorabilia, and souvenirs that just keep on growing in your house over the years. Even if your children have started their own family, their belongings are still with you because you can’t bear to part…

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30 days challenge – Write your Life Story

The Background: We are in an extraordinary time of history battling the outbreak of COVID-19 since end-January this year. Suddenly the world around us becomes quieter, we are advised to stay home and to observe social distancing when we are outside home. During the circuit breaker period (Note 1), schools close and the non-essential services…

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