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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I remembered that my ex-colleagues would answer the call every year for the President’s Challenge hosted by the company. They enthusiastically promoted and sold the goods they baked, cooked, sewed with the sales proceeds going to the President’s Challenge. In 2008 I decided to do the same and set up a photo booth partnering with…

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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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‘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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The 2019 Chinese New Year (CNY) had just passed. The CNY songs are always nostalgic. Years after years, I am never tired of playing, listening and singing again and again. Perhaps the songs reminded us of the good memories when we were children, the happy times of family gatherings and joyous reunions of loved ones.…

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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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