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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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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I’ve got to Walk the Talk As instructor and facilitator for the subject of recreational slideshow making, I need to walk the talk. I was inspired by my friend (Where there’s a will, there’s a mean ) to do a video slideshow to celebrate our cohort milestone anniversary. With an unexpected turn of event, this…

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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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It is said that sixty is the new forty in the new age of ageing. Longer, healthier lives mean we now hit middle-age later. This argument has surfaced for quite a number of years now and is gaining acceptance.  This is illustrated with the greater longevity of the Hollywood film stars and evergreen singers and…

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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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