Christmas Walk along Orchard Road – 20-12-2013 (Friday)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the current Year (2013) and welcoming the New Year (2014). Some of you may be in the middle of a tour overseas having quality time with friends or with family members and others may have no plan this year.

Similarly it is also time of the year for advertisers, the shop owners and the Singapore Tourism Board to light up Orchard Road with Christmas themes and motifs. As reported, this year will have seven pieces of photographic backdrops, intended as part of this year’s transformation of the shopping belt into a winter wonderland. This year’s light up, back for its 30th year, is called Christmas on A Great Street.

At our twilight (or silver hairs) years, we do not know when we will not be able to or not able to do what we can do best. So, it is timely to count our blessing year by year by meeting with like-minded people to cherish our fellowship and having a simple “Christmas” food court dinner together.

As with any other years, this is a good time and opportunity to stroll, after dinner, along Orchard Road and try your night photography skills with your smartphone and/or camera. For those interested, please see details below.

Date: 20th Dec 2013 (Friday evening)
Time: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Meeting Place and Start Point: Tanglin Mall Food Court (junction of Orchard Road & Grange Road). End Point will be at Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM: for those who can come early, we can have a dinner together in the food court and getting to know each other better.
2) Fellowship: 7.30PM to 8.30PM: Chat at Mall (free n easy – form your own small group on per table basis). Share what you have experienced this year, your reflections, etc.
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: start walking and picture taking.
You can use your smartphone or camera to take some pictures.
Size of Gathering: in order not to make ourselves too obvious and attract unwanted attention, registration will close when 20 are reached.

Hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Thomas Goh
2) Gabriella Chua
3) Joy Chuang
4) Charles Wee
5) Tan Li Li and friend
6) Yatsing
7) Ann Lim
8) Lee Ah Nee
9) Christina Chan
10) Annie Loh
11) Lydia Chin
12) Zara Lim (Stella)
13) Judy Lim
14) Julian Mok
15) Myra Chia
16) Irene Chua
17) Dorine Tan
18) Yew Tiong
19) Jane Yoh
20) Steven Chan
21) Peh Bee Huah
22) Yoke Moon
23) We have reached the Group size of 20. Registration is now CLOSED.


Talk on Photography for the Novice (28-12-2013, Saturday) by Paul Kong

Chinese New Year is just round the corner. Are you one of those who are not happy with your present skill of taking good pictures or are desperate to upgrade your current skills and don’t know who to ask? Now you can, ask Paul Kong!

Paul Kong has kindly accepted to conduct a workshop/talk on taking good pictures. He will enlighten most of you on your questions and demonstrate the right and wrong way in going about taking pictures.

Topics of discussion will include the following:
1) Understanding your digital camera, its functions and limitation.
2) How to capture good indoors pictures for family events.  How to capture good outdoors pictures while on a tour.
3) Repair jobs i.e. photo editing (basic) for that perfect shot.
4) Storage of your memories. Tips available for novices.

All participants are encouraged to bring your cameras. There will be hands on session (time permitting) for indoor shoot on perspective photography.

Topic: Photography for the Novice
Date: 28-12-2013 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Leng Kee Community Club (5-minutes walk from Redhill MRT)
Course Fee: Free (no charge)

The classroom can only accommodate 20 persons and registration will close at 20.
Those registered coming:
1) Judy Lim
2) Jassmine Teo
3) Jacqueline Wong
4) Constance Wong (not coming)
5) Pauline Chew
6) Lin Chuah
7) Peggy Yap
8) Arthur Yap
9) Annie Loh
10) Gingko Tay
11) Peh Bee Huah
12) Audrey Wong
13) Maria Tan
14) Nina Choo
15) Peggy Kong
16) Peri Liew (not coming)
17) Ann Lim
18) Jimmy Tsin
19) Eyvonne Chew
20) Cindy Chew
21) We have reached the class size of 20. Registration is now CLOSED.

Small Group Gathering (6 pax) on 21-11-2013 (Thursday)

Over a cup of coffee/tea, drink or with snack, we have two solid hours of networking and getting to know each other better. All members are welcomed.

The details:
Date: 21-11-2013 (Thursday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Swissbake Café @ Marina Bay Link Mall
Meeting Place: After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
(We will start walking to the café at 3.05PM)
[For those who missed us, you can meet us at the café itself at 8A, Marina Boulevard, #B2-47].

For those who still have time to spare, we can have our dinner at Marina Bay Sands Food Court and continue to chat and/or to experience the nightlife there.


Those registered coming:
1) hewlee
2) Chia Pheng Sok
3) Alice Seah
4) Jassmine Teo
5) Paul Kong
6) Johnny Pow
7) Anne
8) Gingko Tay

Registration now closed.

Web Publishing and Blogging, 23-11-2013 (Saturday)

If you have a special skill or a passion to share, starting a web page or a blog is the way forward. Be it showing us how you cook your favourite dish or  “How to ..” in many of the problems facing the seniors in the digital divide.

Some use the web page/blog just as a diary of family events to share with their love ones and friends.

Come to this month’s ITIG gathering and we will show you how to start web publishing or starting your own personal blog.

A word of caution – a web site or a blog is not a “one-off” affair. The owner requires continuous updating and maintenance of the web site or blog to sustain readership and increase viewership.

For those who have specific questions on this discussion topic, please email me ( one week before the meeting date. I will try my best to answer them during the class.

Topic:  Web Publishing and Blogging
Date:   23-11-2013 (Saturday)
Time:   3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Leng Kee Community Centre (Nearest MRT – Redhill)
Size of Class: Limited to 20


Those registered coming:
1) Doug Chan
2) Helen Kuek
3) Kwok Kwong Kan
4) Jassmine Teo
5) June Koh
6) Gingko Tay
7) Andrew Yeung (not coming)
8) Shirleen Kao (not coming)
9) Audrey Wong
10) Sock Cheng aka Sockie
11) Dan Huang
12) OlivaRos
13) Irene Poh (not coming)
14) Andrew Koh
15) Judy Lim
16) Bobby Bok
17) Aaron How (not coming)
18) Lydia Soh
19) Anne Chee
20) Pearl Wong
21) Anna Seet
22) Caroline Gee (not coming)
23) Dorine Tan
24) Veronica Wong (not coming)
25) Tan Meow Noi, Lina
26) Edwin Ong
27) Sally Kang
28) Karen Thio

The registration is now closed. Thank you for your support.