We are into our 8th year. Some events we organized last year included:
- Field trip to Jurong Island
- Greek Masterpieces from Louvre Museum
- AGM in Cricket Club and lecture by Prof Chang on climate change
- Hands-on in HP in the use of SnapFish
- Cycling Charity Ride in which we collected in excess of $34,000
- Xu Beihong exhibition
- Our Annual Dinner Bash
We started collaboration with EDB Society several months back and cross market ourvarious activities. We also share secretariat support.
The 1st event for 2009 took place at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. As part of community service, we facilitated 2 screenings of the 11th hour. Some 200 persons turned up.
Our next event is a field visit to the newly completed Marina Barrage on 14Feb09 Sat. This engineering feat transforms the Marina Bay Area from salt water into the city’s 1st fresh water reservoir. Reservation is required as field tour is conducted by PUB.
Another time capsule transformed
I had a Facebook account for a while now, largely dormant. Over the festive period, I lamented to my son that soon I get to see him a lot less as he prepares to be conscripted into NS for 2 years. Get a life, says my young man!
He sat me down, reset my Facebook password and resuscitated my account. For the next hour, he explained how he uses it to connect with his buddies, sharing and tagging photos and over time create a social network so effortlessly.
Next he pulled out his camera, connects to the computer, selects a candid photo and promptly posted my face. He then tagged various members of the Beatles as well in that same photo. Then after, it has a life of its own.
According to TIME 3Sep07, FB is a hangout for teenagers and the teenager-at-heart. Yet the fastest growing demographic consists of people 35 years or older. So I guess, I am entitle to mug around using this new media. BTW: I have posted photos of Seletar Camp and the recent Volvo Ocean race in FB.
It’s inevitable given Facebook’s monster growth over the last few years, but April 2008 was the milestone: Facebook officially caught up to MySpace in terms of unique monthly worldwide visitors, according to data released by Comscore and shown above. Both services are attracting around 115 million people to their respective sites each month. Quoted: TechCrunch
Volvo Ocean Race 2008/2009 (off East Coast Park)
THINK: If an expert says so, think again!
This fascinating story is attributed to John Watson Jr, former chairman of IBM. This involves a famous air force general named Uzal Ent during WW II. Apparently his copilot got sick before a flight and his replacement was awed, having privilege of flying alongside the legendary general.
During takeoff, Ent began singing to himself, nodding in time to a song in his head. The copilot interpreted the gesture as signal for him to lift the wheels even though they were going much too slowly to take off!
Watson in taking the copilot testimony asked, “If you knew the plane was not going to fly, why did you put the gear up?” He said, “I thought the general wanted me to”. He was stupid!