The 2017 East Asia ICCFS for me was a BLAST!
One Saturday morning when John had to be on an online call, we all listened in on our way to the park as there was much to learn! However, as the girls were not really engaged on the call, they got bored and tired when we still had many minutes to go to the end of the call. I discovered that the car can be quite a good place for online calls provided the person is NOT the driver, the batteries of laptops/phones are charged and the signal is stable.
Persuaded that they (the girls), can’t go anywhere else (coz mom said stay in the car), they decided to make themselves as comfortable as possible. Continue reading
May the Lord bless you, my dear one, on your SPECIAL 12TH BIRTHDAY!!!
We were very thankful as we celebrated this important milestone during the last weekend. Li-Ann was unwell but she persevered and had lots of fun!
GO! GO! GO! LI-ANN!! Continue reading
Who would have thought that in going to Pulau Ubin, I would get to see how dirty our beaches actually are, experience the process of reforestation and find out how NParks takes care of all the parks and forests in Singapore.
Initially on the first day, I was a bit disappointed as we spent the morning listening to a talk about why conservation is important, how it is being carried out in Singapore and what a conservationist does in NParks. After that, we finally got to do some hands on work. We went down to a part of Chek Jawa where we were given trash bags and instructed to remove the trash littering the mangrove. To me, this beach was a stark contrast to the relatively cleaner beaches at East Coast or West Coast. There were oil drums, tyres, plastic bags embedded in the sand, baby shoes, and numerous scattered pieces of styrofoam. There was even a deformed glass bottle from Thailand. Continue reading
I am constantly amazed at how many near-impossible things I’ve done. Of course, I could not have achieved these things without the help of God and the people around me. Some of these things are: being the first ever non-public school team to become champions in the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC) in 2014; becoming one of the first Guild inductees from East Asia in 2015; and most recently, being an Expo Influencer at the Institute for Cultural Communicators’ (ICC) Influence Expo 2016 in early November. Putting a group of nine youths together to run an event for the first time in East Asia that requires extensive preparation is not an easy task. However, with guidance and mentoring from Dr Teresa Moon, the founder of ICC, Mrs Eunice Au, the Director of ICC’s Online Academy, as well as Mrs Cassandra Shepherd, our Area Coordinator, we managed to put together a great experience for all the participants. Continue reading
How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss (American writer and illustrator)
Time, the mysterious unit of measurement which we only have a certain amount of, yet can never get enough of. My time in the US has been one of the best times of my life, and for it to come to an end so soon, seems unfortunate. But as Dr Suess says “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”