Photo Walk along Marina Bay and Singapore River (20-05-2017)

This photo walk is intended to compliment the IT Talk on “Digital Photo Management” on 6th May in Jurong Regional Library – the hands-on part. We will start from Raffles Place MRT and walk along Marina Bay to the Merlion Park. Then we walk along Cavenagh Bridge, crossing the Singapore River and walk along Singapore River, passing Raffles landing site and continue to Elgin Bridge. From here, we continue to walk along the Singapore River till we reach Clarke Quay MRT. For those who want to break off from here can do so or they can continue to walk till we reach Liang Court Departmental Store and have a dinner together.

For those interested in IT, you can continue to make a short movie with the pictures taken using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker (WMM). Workshops on WMM are scheduled on June 10th, 15th & 22nd in Bukit Merah Library and on July 6th, 13th & 20th in Jurong Regional Library. All workshops are free, please register with the National Library Board via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/ (limited seats are available).
For those interested in the Workshop Sessions, you can respond to this post to receive more details of the Workshops.

Date: 20-May-2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3.30PM
Time to Commence Walk: 3.35PM
Fee: Free (no charge)
(Total walking and picture taking time is about 2 hours).

Meeting Place:  To be confirmed in WhatsApp
To bring: Camera, umbrella, sunglass/sun shade, bottled water.

What you can do with the photos taken in this Walk, if you have the will to learn, click link below to view sample movie …

Photo Walk – Chinatown (07-01-2017)

Do you have a Story to tell?

Your wedding? Bringing up your children/grand children?
A memorable birthday party? or a tour you just completed? or just a collection of old photos?

You want to pass your memories to your children/grand children in a CD-Rom (playable in any CD-player) or just upload to your YouTube account.

To do any of the above, you need to either start collecting your photos or just go for a photo field trip to gather the images. Free training sessions will be organised.

For the above hands-on field trip around Chinatown, try to have about 30 good meaningful photos.
We will share with you how you can use your photos to create a movie (story) using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker (WMM) program. You can obtain more details of this Movie Making Course/Workshop if you come for our NEXT IT Talk in Bukit Merah Library on the 14th Jan 2017 at 3PM.

For those interested in the Photo Walk on 7th Jan, please email me at hewlee@gmail.com with your FULL name and mobile number. Incomplete information will not be considered.

To register for the IT Talk in 14th Jan 2017 in Bukit Merah Library, please note/do the following:

  1. Download the “NLB Mobile” App and register with NLB using your library account.
  2. After 25th Dec 2016, register for the IT Talk (Digital Photo Management) using the NLB App
    as follows:
    a) Touch the NLB Mobile icon
    b) Next touch the “Events” icon at the bottom bar
    c) On top the “Search Events” bar, type the words “it talk”
    d) Next touch the “Bukit Merah Library” words to go to details of the talk , scroll down and touch the word “Register” to register for the IT Talk.

Check out a sample of WMM by clicking the link below:

https://youtu.be/zqbkQ15eBUk

 

A Lesson on Urban Ethics

Urban design is the language of the City. Everything you see, has been designed – be it safety, accessibility, security, comfort, etc. A researcher is here to study how we (our planners) designed and developed the latest Marina Financial Center and the surrounding Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.

Being the tour guide, I have the opportunity to hear how our city is different from other cities.

Those interested to join me in this educational walk are as follows:

1) Priscilla
2) Frisna
3) Keng Mun
4) Mei Chuen

The walk is confirmed on the 28th Jan 2016.
The walk is limited to a maximum of eight persons.

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Christmas Walk (18-12-2015 – Friday)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the Year (2015) and welcoming the New Year (2016). 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.

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: 18th Dec 2015 (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.

Program:
1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM to 7.30PM: 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, what you can do better, etc. [Always remember a quote from the late George Carlin on Ageing. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.]
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.

Those registered coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Raymond Looi
3) Joy Chuang
4) Esther Lim
5) Judy Lim
6) Priscilla Wee
7) Lydia Chin
8) Frisna Tan
9) Shirleen Kao
10) Mary Chan
11) Grace Wong
12) Peter Loo
13)

Photo Walk – Botanic & Orchid Gardens

This photo walk, we will be going to the Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden.

We will meet at the Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road on the day and time stated below. We will start walking to the National Orchid Garden at 3.05PM. Entrance fee to the Orchid Garden is $1.00 for seniors (above 60 yrs) and $5.00 for adults.

How to go to the Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road?

Take train to Somerset MRT. Exit A (Bus Stop 3), up escalator and make a turn back to Somerset Road Bus Stop Number 08121. Take Bus Number 7, 77, 106, 123 or 174 to Gleneagles Hospital (about 7 bus stops away). Cross overhead pedestrian bridge to Bus Stop in front of the Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road.

Date: 19th Sept 2015 (Sat)
Time:  3.00PM
Meeting Place: Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road.
Time to Commence Walk from meeting place: 3.05PM (Total walking and picture taking time is about 2½ hours).

Those registered coming:
1) Siew Lee
2) Molly Wee
3) Alicia Kee
4) Shamimah (not coming)
5) Esther Lim
6) Winnie Tan (not coming)
7) Susan Chong (not coming)
8) Joan Ang
9)

Embracing a Digital Lifestyle

I am starting a WhatsApp chat group to allow those interested to share their IT (computer) discoveries with those in the group.

For those interested, we can arrange meet-ups in foodcourt, cafe, library or even in a volunteer’s home. You can also provide feedback to me as to what computer topic or smart devices (iPhone, smartphone, iPad, tablet) you would like to learn more or have trouble with. I can then consider to include in my monthly free IT (computer) talks in the library or other venues.

Currently I am providing an IT (computer) talks on the second Saturday of the month in Bukit Merah Library. Please visit my blog for details.

I am also, if time permits, considering doing another two hours IT (computer) Talk on a rotational monthly basis in various library branches.

To keep up with active ageing, I do also organise high tea, photo walks, sculptures hunting and other anniversary type of events like the once a year Christmas Walk.

For those interested, please provide me with your full name and mobile number through email, hewlee@gmail.com. Please do not provide your telephone number in the comments of this post.

Photo Walk on 30-05-2015 (Saturday)

It’s a long time since I last organized a photo walk. I am planning a repeat of one of the past walks. We will start from Raffles Place MRT and walk along Marina Bay to the Merlion Park. Then we walk along Cavenagh Bridge, crossing the Singapore River and walk along Singapore River, passing Raffles landing site and continue to Elgin Bridge. From here, we continue to walk along the Singapore River till we reach Clarke Quay MRT. For those who want to break off from here can do so or they can continue to walk till we reach Liang Court Departmental Store.

We will meet at Raffles Place MRT on the date and time stated below. Come and share with us your photo-taking skills.

For those interested in IT, you can continue to make a short movie with the pictures taken using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker.

Date: 30-May-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM
Time to Commence Walk: 3.05PM
Fee: Free (no charge)
(Total walking and picture taking time is about 2 hours).

Meeting Place:  After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
To bring: Camera, umbrella, sunglass/sun shade, bottled water.

Those registered coming:
1) Siew Lee
2) Florence Lee
3) Su Yin
4) Molly Wee
5) Doreen Tay
6) Alice Tan
7) Gabriella Chua
8) Simon Yeong
9) Siew Wah
10) Kiang Ngiap
11) Agnes Chiew
12) Joe Chin
13) Meow Shim
14)