NUS Senior Alumni Tea and Chat

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 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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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 This webinar series focuses on overcoming the emotionally overwhelming challenge of decluttering sentimental things. These include photo albums, travel memorabilia, 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 with…

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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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Is that time of the year where even the most carefree people are struck with a wave of panic. There are typically 3 levels of reaction as we peel the onion to analyse the feeling. Level 1 – What? ‘Oh dear, what have I done for the year?’ One just realized we are near the…

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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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There is a recent trend #mariekondo and #sparkjoy that had inspired many Singaporeans since the Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo was released in Jan 1 this year. The beginning of the year coincides with the Spring Cleaning for Chinese New Year. Many shared on social media how they took the extra miles to…

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Do you ever notice that most retail shops changed their decoration to that of Chinese New Year theme on the Christmas Day?  We are going to say goodbye to the year 2018 and usher in 2019 in barely a week’s time! Is strange, is it peculiar to me only that Dec 31 feels so different…

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