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“Kong simi wei?!” You need to learn dialect. Here’s how.

Dialects are an integral part of Singapore culture: Singlish is a mesh-up of the various dialects and we all know the kopitiam lingo for ordering coffee.

Dialects are an integral part of Singapore culture: Singlish is a mesh-up of the various dialects and we all know the kopitiam lingo for ordering coffee. However, the younger generations, and I speak for myself too, are often called “bananas” or referred to as people who “jiak kantang” (eat potato) for being “yellow” with our …

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6 Time-saving Apps Caregivers Can Use for Peace of Mind

6 Apps for Caregivers in Singapore

Keith’s mum and his late grandmother In April 2011, my grandmother fell and broke her hip. She required surgery to replace it and needed a lot of care to recover. She had to move from the hospital to the rehabilitation centre and finally back home. It was a challenging experience. My mother had to juggle …

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Just make them laugh

Aging is tough. We need to find ways to bring joy back to our seniors.

Aging is tough. We need to find ways to bring joy back to our seniors. Last week, my grandma had quite a bit of difficulty getting out of the room. She fell the day before. Although she had no injuries, it made her weaker. It was an intense and stressful situation getting to the dinner …

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It is time to engage your grandparents. Here’s how

It is time to engage your grandparents. Here’s how.

Sarah and her grandma Living with my grandma all my life has many advantages. I get delicious homecooked food everyday. I picked up the Hokkien dialect from a young age and listen to stories about olden Singapore. But, with assignments piling up, I find myself interacting with her less than I wish to. I often …

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17 Activity Ideas For Seniors

Study shows that happier seniors tend to show a decline in activities of daily living over time. Here are 17 activities to engage seniors

Are you looking for activity ideas to engage seniors in Singapore? You may be looking to engage someone at home, or maybe, you’re planning a visit to a nursing home or senior activity centre. Fret Not! Here’s some activity ideas for you. When we think of caregiving, it is often about ensuring that our loved …

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These Singaporeans create games for a living

These Singaporeans create games for a living

While the whole world is fixated on their mobile devices, there’s still a group of Singaporeans hoping to encourage human interaction without screens. They are creating card games and board games for their community. These games may be of different forms and game plays. But, they all hope to encourage interaction in some way or …

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New Launch: Drawing and Colouring PDF

This 9 page PDF comprises seven colouring sheets of the Kueh Lapis, Gasing, Cha Kiak, Ketupat, Png Kueh, Durian and Ba Zhang. Colouring is a great activity for mental and emotional health. It is even more meaningful when you get to colour items that you recognise

I’ve just launched two activities which are in PDF format. This is the first time that I’ve put out something in PDF. And, I’m happy to hear from you on this. Beyond Card Games I hope to continue creating activities for seniors. But, I guess it may take a different shape and form beyond a …

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