Don’t worry, Be happy!

What is the worst that can possibly happen if I can’t solve the problem?

Think – feel – do

  • Exercise
  • Spiritual
  • Social

Simplify

  • Slow down
  • Declutter
  • Don’t sweat over small stuff
  • Own less
  • Say no
  • Connect with loved ones more
  • Be happy/limit negativity
  • Exercise & Eat right
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《信约: 我们的家园》 The Journey: Our Homeland

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本剧主题曲及插曲由
HIM华研国际音乐
提供

主题曲 : 《梦里家园》
作曲/作词 :陈佳明
编曲 :Terence Teo
主唱 :Olivia Ong
制作人:陈佳明
OP: HIM Music Publishing Inc
Sounding Recording Owner: HIM International Music Pte Ltd

用记忆凝注了
所有美好和不舍
让时光融化一切
动荡和曲折
旅途上曾携手
一路寻找 起伏飘摇
何处才 停歇
在你我梦里 的家园
手中握的幸福
多小都值得守护
远去的梦和迎面的世界
不管多漆黑都要穿越
愿与你再乘风破浪
追逐明天的理想
也努力 让眼前
每一个小小的瞬间 都灿烂

插曲:《之间》
作曲/作词/主唱:信
OP:狠耐听音乐工作室
SP:华研音乐经济股份有限公司
故作潇洒的你 你眼里的坚定
白雪覆蓋的 是快乐悲伤的曾经
你手里的香气 是决定爱的证据
你心跳的声音 就像命运让我们相遇 却又轻轻的叹息

我愿意相信 平凡的默契
我愿意相信 时间能回应
当遗憾来临 我只想抱你
用强悍的心去守着你

我无法靠近 你还在沉溺
我无法平息 燃烧的过去
我要说爱你 不要再压抑
让幸福再继续

本剧歌曲由
MediaCorp Audio Post
提供

歌曲:《梦》
作词:乐声
作曲/编曲:郑凯华
女主唱:吴惠冰
男主唱:郑凯华
制作人:麦如丽
歌曲:《我的爱人》
作词:乐声
作曲/编曲:郑凯华
女主唱:吴惠冰
男主唱:郑凯华
制作人:麦如丽

我要的幸福 Blissful Living

主题曲:《我不是不爱你》
词曲/唱:黄茵忆
制作人:邱意淋

我不是不爱你
只是现实太委屈
谁想要一生艰辛
只得个来不及
多想回到过去
改写错过的你
无条件给你多点关心
多陪你

主题曲
“再战明天”
词曲/唱:黄茵忆
制作人:邱意淋

曾经的姿态 多优雅
闪耀着 光芒
始终会遇上了 分岔
怎么选 都为难
前方的 成就感 优越感
背后的 幸福感
我用双手紧握 平衡钢索上
我说过 我会
再战明天
我要你 看见
我 胜利的脸
绝对
永不留后悔
破茧 成蝶
请笑纳 我的美
不算 久违
奋斗没有 季节

主题曲:《梦想说了算》
词曲/唱:黄茵忆
制作人:邱意淋

那看我的目光
对我说什么话
它不能将我 捆绑
那想追的梦想
灭不了的 激昂
它已整装 待发
热忱 被典当
换个稳当
讨个心安
梦想变得 廉价
还是奢华
生活 vs 愿望
以石击卵
只能投降
我要的 绚烂
怎能只 想像
初衷 不能搁在浅滩
想让 梦想 说了算
那看我的目光
对我说什么话
它不能将我 捆绑
那想追的梦想
灭不了的 激昂
它在呼喊

主题曲 “让恋人相遇”
词曲/唱:黄茵忆
制作人:邱意淋

让恋人相遇的命运
要契合的频率
寻寻觅觅中 在犹豫 在委屈
让我们相遇 的歌曲
是加速 的心率
有时像刺猬
你在等谁
身份暧昧
有时像刺猬
像追不到的蝴蝶
让恋人相遇的命运
要契合的频率

主题曲 “幸福地带”
词曲/唱:黄茵忆
制作人:邱意淋

主题曲 “人生游戏”
词曲/唱:黄茵忆
制作人:邱意淋

心迷 Mind Games

游走在人性的迷宫,
善恶,没有界限。

In the labyrinth of humanity,
there is no boundary between good and evil.

主题曲由WAV Music悦声慧影与Red Planet提供
主题曲:心迷
主唱:伍佳丽 汤薇恩
制作人:陈军伍
编曲:陈敬玮
作曲:随安
作词:祁哲泉

O.P: The Red Planet Group LLP/Stars’ Search Enterprises
Label :The Red Planet Music

天色向晚
黑夜要侵蚀一片荒凉
爱在寻找停靠的肩膀
问情是否要永远做伴
云里月光
散发着看不透的光芒
爱在梦里向着情召唤
谁的心迷失了方向
心路一步一步
在回转
心事一串一串
看不穿
好像靠近了
却又遥远
答案渴望

心情一起一伏
越迷惘
心声一字一句
轻轻唱
人性真假
继续探访生命
真相

心情一起一伏
越迷惘
心声一字一句
轻轻唱
人性真假
继续探访生命
真相

TODAY-Canon Photography Symposium

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23 May 2014, 1537

A staff of TODAY rang me up in the afternoon to inform that I have won a pair of tickets to the TODAY-Canon Photography Symposium! It caught me by surprise to the extent that I replied, “OH REALLY?” I hoped she was not pissed off at my dramatic reply.

She reminded me to bring along USB ports as well as identity card for verification. The call ended after I double-checked with her about the types of camera that were allowed. Digital cameras were fine, she said.

Both TODAY and Canon were giving away pairs of tickets to the Symposium through their websites and social media platforms respectively.

About the event

Date: 25 May 2014, Sunday
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Waterview Room, Gardens by the Bay
Registration fee: $15

The event is hosted by Canon Imaging Academy Resident Instructor Nugene Chiang, professional photographer Joseph Goh and multi-media journalist Sion Touhig. Not forgetting MediaCorp artiste Dasmond Koh and DJ Rosalyn Lee from Lush 99.5FM.

Itinerary for the day
1215 Registration
1250 Guests to be seated
1300 Intro to workshop
1310 Speaker Nugene Chiang on Food; Speaker Joseph Goh on Nature; Speaker Sion Touhig on People
1450 Hands-on session
1545 Refreshments
1605 Critique session
1700 End

From the looks of it, it is going to be a discussion cum demonstration session on how to capture three main elements of Singapore: Food, Nature, and People. These are also the three categories of the Stories of Our City competition jointly organized by TODAY and Canon. In addition, critique as well as Question and Answer session. To prep those who are interested to take part? Maybe.

On the day itself
I spent the whole of yesterday trying to contact a few of my photo-enthusiasts friends who personally own a DSLR or SLR. But what a coincidence, friends who expressed interest could not make it.

In the end, I asked Eunice along. She is generally interested in photography but her camera was not functioning. So I brought another one for her. My bag had two digital cameras – a 6yo Casio Exilim and one not-so-young/old Nikon Coolpix, together with two sets of USB ports.

By the way, did I mention that this was Eunice’s first visit to Gardens by the Bay?

We proceeded to the Waterview Room (located next to the Flower Dome) to register and were given red wristband just because nothing about the allocation was mentioned.

Waterview Room Entrance

Red wristband

There was a stage but the colour of the screen onstage was kinda whitewashed. Although there were two LCD TVs by the side, it did not help much since the sun rays were shining through the glass pane of the room. Should have chosen a seat which was nearer to the stage.

Seated in front of us were a group of teenagers sporting red t-shirts. It turns out to be BinGo! Xu Bin’s very own fan club who came here to support Dasmond. The NoonTalk family.

Each and every speaker began their presentations by introducing themselves. Nugene and Joseph went a step further to mention the DSLRs, types of lens as well as digital cameras which they use.

Dasmond & Rozz

Nugene took the stage first, followed by Joseph and Sion. Nugene is the type who would crack a few jokes here and there while Joseph, being an instructor at the academy, speaks and teaches in a way expected of teachers? But he picked up photography by googling about it and is now taking a Master of Photography.

Sion was my favourite. Neither did he share the camera models nor the lenses which he uses with us. His slides were mainly composed of photos rather than words. Sion was the only one who had a stack of notes in his hands and referred to it consistently.

As a multi-media journalist, he was required to take photos for the news articles to be posted online, within a short time span of two minutes! Without the luxury of time to explore, his shots are more pragmatic in a sense. Despite so, one can spot the application of techniques in his photographs. For instance, lines of three (a concept mentioned by all speakers) as well as “triangles”.

Frankly speaking, I am envious. Being able to travel to places and capture the (news-worthy) happenings. Releasing the shutter button to record the moment. Unless the camera is on the tripod, it is a moment that could not be duplicated or repeated. A quote borrowed from Nugene. 😛

All three speakers were done and attendees were separated into three groups based on the colour of wristbands given at the registration desk.

Red – Food
Green – Nature
Yellow – People

Numerous Canon lenses available for existing Canon users to borrow/try out. On a first-come-first-served basis.

While the other two groups proceeded to their venues, the Red group remained and gathered around Nugene who answered questions as we waited for “our subjects” to arrive. When the tables were set up, the three half-heated dishes were “served”. Group members started “feasting” following Nugene’s demonstration and tips.

“Bird’s eye view, side view, …”

There were three dishes, namely Pan Seared Diced Beef Cubes with Potatoes and Thick Brown Sauce, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms with Asparagus and Minced Garlic, and Crispy Duck Jiangnan Style.

Attendee taking a portrait with Nugene and the Chef-in-charge of the three dishes.

Both Eunice and I were sharing a camera since the screen of Casio became black with a spot in the middle. I let her have a go with the Coolpix. Perhaps indicating it’s time to buy a DSLR!

We hanged around doing nothing. Nugene spotted us and came over to ask if we were coping fine.

Refreshments by Rasel Catering Singapore

While we went back to the Waterview Room, the service crew has finished setting up. Most of the attendees probably had breakfast/brunch only as the demand for the catered food was overwhelming. At least one serving for everyone but the food was so tasty that I queued for a second round only to see empty trays. 😥

Joseph with Nature group

The chairs were rearranged with one goodie bag placed on each individual seat.  After satiating our hungers, there was a critique session within our smaller groups. One could volunteer his or her shots for critique.

The event concluded before 1700 but Eunice wishes to have photo memoirs, so we stayed behind and waited for the right opportunity to “strike”?

Dasmond, Eunice & I

Rozz, Eunice & I

The above wefies were taken by spontaneous duo Dasmond & Rozz. Notice the ‘awkward’ gap between Dasmond and Eunice? I asked her about it and guess what, she replied saying this was the acceptable social distance. I burst out laughing.

Rozz accepted our request but told us it was going to be a quick one as there was a car waiting for her. Was the driver Justin Vanderstraaten (her beau)?

Both of us happily forget to submit the survey form XD

Content of the goodie bag

For more information about Stories of Our City (the competition), please visit http://www.todayonline.com/storiesofourcity/

It’s my first time attending a workshop by Canon and I personally felt that they could have organized it at a more conducive place. Waterview Room was penetrated by glaring sun rays on the day itself, making it difficult to have a clear look at the photos shown on the television screens.

I am at a loss. Why ask me to bring along my USB cables?