Friday, 21 December 2012

Volunteer Taichi At Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

Every Friday commenced from 7 Dec 12, we head to Thye Hua Kwan Hospital Ang Mo Kio to teach the wheelchair bounded patients seated taichi, hoping that they enjoy the benefit of taichi despite their less mobility.

It is really encouraging and inspiring to feel the keenness of the patient, they are delighted and looking forward to the taichi session every Friday. 4 of us (Siew Hua, Lin Ho, Amanda and me) enjoy the hour with them, seeing them with smiling face and endless thank you at the end of every session and their improvement over a period of time. We are thinking of some new idea to improve the movement to make it fun and enjoyable.
We welcome whoever interested in volunteer work to come forword, we hope to strengthen our volunteer team.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Volunteer Taichi for Elderly - Citycare at Blk 8 North Bridge Rd

Through Citycare, we (Philip, David, Amanda and me) was invited to conduct a volunteer taichi session for elderly nearby Blk 8 North Bridge Road. There are elderly of Malay and Indian community, but surprisingly they enjoy the taichi session too. I am so happy that my little knowledge of Malay coversation did a great job here and the people are happy to share more Malay term with me while we share our taichi knowledge with them.

很高兴有机会和一群乐龄朋友们分享太极拳, 他们也很积极的学习。一群马来和印度同胞很可爱,很久没有机会讲马来语,已经蛮生疏了,刚好利用这个机会和他们沟通,重新学习一些马来字眼。一个钟头很快过去了, 好几个朋友很喜欢这个活动, 希望我们还能够回去教导他们。能和多点人分享太极是一项快乐的活动。

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Charity Sales At Thian Leng Old Folks Home - 25th Nov 2012

10 volunteers from our taiji team engaged themself with a stall sellng variety of foods  to raise fund for the old folks home.

10 volunteers from YCKCC taiji

support from Mr Kian - our senior trainer

GOH Mr Tan Chuan-Jin

Friday, 23 November 2012

Support For Voluntary Work

Hi, Guys, 3 upcoming Voluntary  works need your full supports  :

1) Charity Sales at Thian Leng Old Folks Home 天灵老人院 - 美食义卖会
     Venue: 115 Telok Kurau Lor G
     Date : 25th Nov 2012, Sunday , 10am to 4.00pm
     Pls contact Amanda 96839899 if you like to help out in the stall, donate your own cook food or 
    any donation in monetary form

2)  Voluntary taichi session for underprivileged elderly for CITYCARE  义务太极班

Venue: Basketball Court near Block 8 North Bridge Road, Level 1 (PEACE Connect Neighbourhood Link)
Date: 10 Dec 2012, Monday
Time: 7am – 8 am
Participants: 60 Elderly, 30 Volunteers
I need a few helpers and facilitator to help out as the crowd is big with elderly which need extra care. I will conduct a session of Taichi For Helath and sharing on  some special care and measurements to take note during the voluntay session


3) Seated Taichi  for AMK THK Hospital 太和观医院-坐式太极

Venue: Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Date : 7 Dec 2012,  Every Friday 每个星期五
Time : 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Participants : 20 wheel chair bound patients
I need a few helpers and facilitator to help out as the group  need very special care and very different 
teaching method.
A session of Seated Taichi will be conducted for volunteers to share on the forms, some special care and measurements 

Pls contact me if you find the time and location is convenience for you.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Chingay media Conference 14th Nov 2012

 A sneak preview of the opening segment  of Chingay 2013 was held at Nan Hua Primary School, 14th Nov 2012
A report on The straits Times

The opening segment in Chingay 2013 will involve audience members displaying 10,000 calligraphy pieces, 5000 performers, the largest number for a Chingay opening to date, Taiji Sword is one of the programme.妆艺2013节目亮点是在开幕礼上,表演者以耍太极剑,挥毫,诗篇朗诵等具中华文化色彩的表演形式,体现“正气”情怀。表演人数,将创下历来最高记录,多达5000人。《正气歌》正气磅礴,希望借此激励人民坚韧不拔,克服万难。

看看这八位来自YCKCC的帅哥美女,当然还有Vannie 老师和素香老师的学员,我们24人为了这个记者招待会勤练了整个星期。由于时间紧迫,三组人必须集体练习,培养默契,为此我们尽量配合彼此的时间一起练习, 研究问题,希望做的最好。

ChingayMediaConferenceNovember142012  photo

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Video on inspiring story from our taiji community - 4th Nov 2012

Today, a video is taken on YCKCC taichi interest group, focusing on the private estate participants, which through learning taiji together, their get to know that they come from the same estate, they are  neighbour.

Lentor Estate is a big private housing estate, a few of them staying streets away, but get to know each other and become friends after learning taichi from the same CC. Friendship are forged through various taiji activities, one that really bond each other together was the Chingay 2012 Taichi Gongfufan, participants gone through all the thick and thin together and getting closer after multiple rehearsals.

Maxine will share her story how she integrated into the taiji community and befriend with the group. She invited the classmate to her house to savour her signature dishes.
The video session end with the visit to Maxine's house, her husband shaing with us his unique hobby, handcrafted pens, bottle stoppers, key chain etc.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

1st Chingay 2013 Sword Rehearsal - 3rd Nov 12

Here come the our first Chingay 2013 Sword Rehearsal.
After attending 3 training workshops, 31 trainers from 38 RC and CC and their students, altogether around 450 people gather tonight at PA HQ field, ready for our rehersal together.
Yio Chu Kang CC team together with Andrew & Nora from Sennet Estate
Unfortunely, the rain has ruined our programme, wasted the whole effort of marking the field for the formation of teams.
Committee members and helpers are marking the floor


In order to carry out our plan accordingly, all the teams were wearing poncho to practice in the rain, for the camera man to video recording for further audition.
First time experience, not so comfortable but fun.
Mission completed!!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Public Forum On Osteoporosis @ SGH - 27th Oct 2012

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

A public forum was organised by SGH, dedicated to bone health awareness and where the individuals are being prompted to look into their personal risks for osteoporosis. They are also urged to take steps and appropriate actions to reduce their risks.

Taiji is proven to be one of the effective weight bearing exercise to improve the condition, it helps to slow down the bone density loss, strengthen the muscle and bone, improve the flexibility of joints.

Taichi For Osteoporosis Performance by TPY group

A Warm up exercise together with the audience


Monday, 22 October 2012

YCKCC Taiji Interest Group Photo - 22nd Oct 2012

Remember all these photo?  we took these to showcase our YCKCC taiji interest group. Some of the photo will be displayed on the Active Lifestyle with PAssion Event, an anuual high point engagement activity for the National Tai Chi Program, on 25th Nov 2012 at Republic Polytechnic, look out for your faces there.

The aim of the event is to encourage seniors to lead and active lifestyle and stay healthy. It is a half a day program including Taichi performance and a mega workshop on "Taichi and Health". Participants will also get to try-out the different active lifestyle workshops to develop interest other than Taichi


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

4th World Kuo Shu Championship Tournament @ Genting, Malaysia

这就是我的推手老师,Master Tan Ching Ngee, 他是个资深的太极师父,合格中医师专骨伤科整复术,也是世界国术总会执行委员兼亚洲主席。

Monday, 1 October 2012

Moonfest Taiji Nite 2012, 1st Oct 12

十月是非常忙碌的一个月, 一连串紧密的妆艺太极剑的工作坊和彩排,让我消受不了, 非常抱歉,耽误了上载,让大家久等了。照片终于出炉了 MoonfestTaijiNite2012
group photo of the nite

筹备了3个月,今天终于等到了让大家大展身手的时刻了。 趁着一年一度中秋节的庆祝活动,今年特别邀请各班级,组织自己的小组呈现一个表演项目,节目要求创意,新颖, 富娱乐性。 所以这三个月,观察到大家如火如荼的进行着准备工作,开会讨论,剪接音乐,编排套路,物色服装/道具等。看着同学们热心的参与,友情也在不知不觉中开花了。
Fun game to warm up the environment

Team lead by Oi Ling : special with their costume & props, great music

Sa suku team leaded by TJ Tan: pink panther moving in music & mask
Team leaded by Adeline & Joanne, special warm up exercise & creative  choreograping
New beginners team leaded by Eric, great performance
Taichi gongfufan team leaded by Kelly, the shining costume is a bonus 

Finger food contributed by students
winning team : Sa Su Ku Team
special performance