Happy 54th National Day to Singapore!

Today is Singapore 54th National Day!! For those who don’t really know about Singapore, Singapore is not a settlement in South Africa, nor is it part of China/Philippine, and it’s definitely bigger than Sentosa (Sentosa is part of Singapore). According to Wikipedia: In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore …

《情锁南洋》 Memoirs of Nanyang

故事根据两代人的思想情感一一展开,主线抛开常态反述男主人翁早期从福建移民来南洋谋生时,与土生华人女子通婚。虽说事业有成,家庭幸福,但何时才能把唐山的老母和妻儿接来星洲团聚?无比思亲的他一直愁眉不展,无法释怀。另一条线则叙说他的孙子们,为了取悦爷爷,突发奇想,把爷爷时常哼唱的南音,与经典华曲、马来歌舞及古典西乐巧作融合,呈现既有传统美感又时尚多元的文化艺术风貌及其精神特质。而结束的场面也体现了一家人和睦相处,幸福快乐的美满生活,以及家的温馨。 《情锁南洋》演出的一大亮点既展示了南音与娘惹文化的巧妙融合,又体现了湘灵勇于探索、改革创新的精神特质。精彩的故事与美妙的音乐巧妙结合带观众走进南洋土生华人的历史。 时间:5月25日 地点:Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium 票价:S$28 – S$38 购票链接:传送门 Following the thoughts and emotions of the two generations, an immigrant came to Nanyang for a better life and married a local Malay woman. Since then, his business flourished and he had a comfortable and happy family. In …

Café Asia 2019, 7th International Coffee & Tea (ICT) Industry Expo, and 6th Sweets & Bakes Asia

Café Asia 2019, the 7th International Coffee & Tea (ICT) Industry Expo, as well as the 6th Sweets & Bakes Asia is here again to offer a one-stop convenient sourcing hub for the F&B industry! The three shows is able to foster new collaborations, explore opportunities, and to present the latest …

Essilor Embarks on a New Benchmark for Managing Eye Performance with Videre

I was glad to be invited to the official launch of Videre at Forum the Shopping Mall. In Singapore, data from the Health Promotion Board and Singapore National Eye Centre indicate that about 65% of children are myopic when they reach 12 years old, and rise rapidly for children between …

The Little Prince In The Dark collection at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Was glad to be invited to The Little Prince In The Dark Collection Curator’s Tour by Singapore Philatelic Museum. One of the unpublished artwork by the author The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) is a famous ‘adult novel’ written by French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 …

Samsung Singapore Celebrates the Launch of latest Galaxy products with Hallyu Artistes!

To celebration of the launch for the exciting line-up of Samsung Galaxy products – Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab A 10.5 and Galaxy Watch in Singapore, Samsung partnered with Viu to hold the Samsung Galaxy Exclusive Launch Party last Friday at Gardens by the Bay. The exclusive event …

端午节快乐!Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

端午节快乐! 端午节为每年农历五月初五,主要习俗有吃粽子和划龙船。端午节的由来与传说很多,不过唯一一个深入我脑的,只有屈原的故事。 (截至中国互联网新闻中心)据《史记》“屈原贾生列传”记载,屈原,是春秋时期楚怀王的大臣。他倡导举贤授能,富国强兵,力主联齐抗秦,遭到贵族子兰等人的强烈反对,屈原遭馋去职,被赶出都城,流放到沅、湘流域。他在流放中,写下了忧国忧民的《离骚》、《天问》、《九歌》等不朽诗篇。 公元前278年,秦军攻破楚国京都。眼看自己的祖国被侵略,屈原心如刀割,但是始终不忍舍弃自己的祖国,于五月五日,在写下了绝笔作《怀沙》之后,抱石投汨罗江身死,以自己的生命谱写了一曲壮丽的爱国主义乐章。 传说屈原死后,楚国百姓哀痛异常,纷纷涌到汨罗江边去凭吊屈原。渔夫们划起船只,在江上来回希望打捞他的身体。有位渔夫拿出饭团、鸡蛋等食物丢进江里,觉得说是让鱼龙虾蟹吃饱了,就不会去咬屈大夫的身体了。 人们见后纷纷仿效。一位老医师则拿来一坛雄黄酒倒进江里,说是要药晕蛟龙水兽,以免伤害屈大夫。后来为怕饭团为蛟龙所食,人们想出用楝树叶包饭,外缠彩丝,发展成棕子。 以后,在每年的五月初五,就有了龙舟竞渡、吃粽子、喝雄黄酒的风俗;以此来纪念爱国诗人屈原。 我是个粽子迷,年轻时可以一整天都吃粽子,一餐三粒粽子也难不倒我。。。可惜现在年纪不小了,粽子里的糯米飯不好消化,一天极限只可以吃两粒。现在有点担心,新加坡的小孩近年越来越“洋化”,许多小孩华语也不大会说(Kpo Kia 是其中一个!),也不关心传统文化(也许读书压力真的太大了?),若干年后,他们会知道为什么要吃粽子吗?说不定到时,他们还会以粽子不健康,连碰也不碰了。 想想我还是最好多跟Kpo Kia说华语,说传统故事,希望她别失了“根”。毕竟是华人,现在的一口“洋腔华语”,有时真的吃不消,哈哈!Kpo Kia 的爷爷奶奶都不会华语,家人大多跟我的教女方式又不一致,只有我一个“热脸”,不晓得有没有办法教好,祝我好运吧! Happy Dragon Boat Festival! Dragon Boat Festival (also known as Dumpling Festival) falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of lunar calendar every year, Chinese usually eat dumpling and have dragon boat racing on this …