Coffee Chat/IT Clinic (Saturday, 17th June)

Come to have your Smartphone problems answered (as best as I can). This coffee chat/IT Clinic is also intended for those participants who have attended the monthly IT classes (free) in Bukit Merah Library – to followup on the lessons (Last lesson, Movie Making).

We gather together to share our skills, problems and to engage ourselves in lifelong learning and friendship. Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 17th June (Saturday)
Time: 5PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you are interested. All are welcome!

Digital Video Management

We all have a story to tell – our memories, our life experiences and our legacy. Come and learn how to make a digital movie of your story with your own write-up and pictures. We will be using the Microsoft Windows Movie Maker program.

This is a 3-days (hands-on) workshop and participants are required to bring their laptop computers with Windows 7 or better to every session.

Participants are expected to attend all the 3 sessions of the workshop.

Topic: Digital Video Management
Dates: 10th June (Saturday), 3PM to 5PM (2 hours)
15th June (Thursday), 2PM to 5PM (3 hours)
22nd June (Thursday), 2PM to 5PM (3 hours)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is free

Those interested, please register with NLB via
Registration is normally opened around the last week of May.
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

How to change the Huawei Wireless Router Password

There are two steps in going about doing this.

1) Your need to know your Huawei Wireless Router access user name and password. Default is admin/admin

2) If you also forget your WLAN password, then you have to reset the Wireless Router. After reset, the router has a default SSID and Security Key.

Now assuming you still remember your WLAN SSID and password, but you only need to change the WLAN password. This is how you go about it.

  • Connect your Huawei Wireless Router to a desktop or laptop computer and turn on your computer and the Wireless Router. Make sure the wireless router is transmitting (two lights ON).
  • On the desktop/laptop computer, search for the SSID of the Wireless Router and connect to it.
  • Now go to the desktop/laptop computer Internet browser and type
  • With the Huawei Setting Menu, click “Connection Settings” and type in the Wireless Router User name and password.
  • Select “Quick Setup” and follow the instructions to change the WLAN SSID (if necessary) and the access password.

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 (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 …

Creating a Family Budget Spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel Program

Excel is one of the Microsoft Office programs we can learn to create a family budget spreadsheet, a form of simplified financial planning. Some basic skills on how to use the Excel program to achieve the creation of the family budget will also be explained.

To understand family budget, we need first to understand what is quality family life.

What kind of Quality Family Life we want for the family. Everyone has a role to play in the family. Be it working smart to earn enough for the family, taking care of the children, spending quality time with the children and also know how to spend wisely. Make provisions for rainy days and save enough for the children’s future education.

There is no such thing as no time to learn something new to understand how “cash flow” can affect the quality of family life. It is just our priority has excluded that event. Sometimes, it is due to poor time management.

With some basic Microsoft Excel skills, we can share with you how a simple Family Budget spreadsheet can be created. If you have a laptop computer complete with the Microsoft Office application program, you can bring along to the class. Details of the session is as follows:

Date: 13th May 2017
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Admission is free

Those interested, please register with NLB via
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

IT Talk – Digital Photo Management

This talk will explain what is aperture, shutter speed and distance (in-focus). The talk will also touch on how to take good quality and creative pictures, including composition.

Most of the details of the talk is also applicable to cameras on iPhone and Smartphone. The main difference is ~ most camera settings are automatically adjusted by the camera program in the smart devices.

Topic: Digital Photo Management
Date: 6th May 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Jurong Regional Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Jurong East. About 5 minutes walk to library.

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Please register with NLB’s web site or through NLB Mobile App if you are interested to attend the talk. Online registration is normally available at around the last week of April.

All about Mobile Apps

What is a mobile App?
A mobile App is a small program to perform a specific task in your smartphone. All mobile phones come with a standard set of Apps provided by the phone manufacturer. However, there are a lot more that are downloadable (free) from the Internet.

For this session, we will focus on the following six useful Apps:

1) NLB Mobile
2) WhatsApp
3) Youtube
4) Google Maps
5) SG Buses
6) Google Search

If time permits, more Apps will be mentioned.

Topic: All about Mobile Apps
Date: 8th April (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Course fee: Free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.