On October 15, Armour Publishing organised a writers’ workshop called The Passionate Pen to commemorate its 25th anniversary. (more…)
On 9 August this year, I watched my daughter perform on live telecast for the National Day Parade. My heart swelled with pride as I watched her, along with hundreds of 13 to 14 years old girls, perform under the auspices of my alma mater, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. (more…)
Made new Malay friends when i conducted a training workshop for Singapore Memory Project with participants from Mendaki. I gave them an ‘express train’ introduction to interviewing techniques and writing tips in 2 hours.
These volunteers will be interviewing beneficiaries of Mendaki schemes and recalling the 30 years of history since Mendaki was first formed. Yes, this year is the Malay organisation’s 30th anniversary. We can expect a big bash some time this year. I’m eager to see what important memories our volunteers will collect.
Just received this from Singapore Memory Project – This is an open call-out to submit your memory contributions of Jurong/Yuhua. If you have photos, interesting stories or videos about Jurong/Yuhua, SMP wants them!
Submit your entries by 30 April & stand a chance to win $20 vouchers for the most number of submissions. You can e-mail your entries to me or upload them directly onto singaporememory.sg & tag it to “Yuhua” & “Jurong” but do inform me once you’ve uploaded your stories.
Selected memories will be showcased in a physical exhibition as part of Yuhua CC Open House where SMP will be doing its second outreach in the heartlands.
If you know of anyone living in Jurong/Yuhua & has stories, photos or videos to share, why not invite them to contribute their memories to SMP? If your friend/family member contributes stories, photos or videos to SMP, YOU will also get a voucher from us, while stocks last! Get your friend or family member to submit their story to me & quote ‘referred by <your name>’.
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012
Place: Yuhua CC.
Singapore Memory Project is having a roadshow at Toa Payoh on Friday, 30 March 2012, 7.15 – 9.30 pm, at the Toa Payoh Central. I’m so excited about this because, firstly, I am a Singapore Memory Corps volunteer and, secondly, I have been a Toa Payoh resident for almost 40 years so I know it has a rich history just waiting to be chronicled.
Like, the Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh Lor 6. This playground has withstood Singapore’s frenetic pace of ‘upgrades’ (basically tearing down historical and cultural landmarks!). How does it escape the bulldozer time and time again? Does it have a protective charm? Hmm. Sets your imagination buzzing, doesn’t it?
And what was the Hub like when it was more of a spare wheel? I remember it was a fish market then, with puddles deep enough for the fish to swim in. Ahh, nostalgia.
I hope the seniors will come forward and use the Memory Booth. It’s set up like a broadcast studio, complete with camera and microphone. It looks like fun, but serves a serious function; to record a chapter of Toa Payoh that is fast being forgotten. There will also be hosts who will prompt the residents with questions. Guess who’s one of the hosts? Yup, yours truly.
There will also be performances, games, food and freebies, and outdoor screening of local short films by Tan Pin Pin & Wee Li Lin. Must support!