Digital Photo Management

My monthly library talk in March will be on “Digital Photo Management”. If response is good, I do also organise a “Photo Walk”.

This year, I will also include how you can edit your photo (using free software) to make a Photo Haiku Poem.

Haiku poems are generally consist of three lines of words with 17 syllabuses to creatively express your love, thinking on nature, life and others.

Details of the talk are as follows:

Topic: Digital Photo Management
Date: 10th March 2018
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library (Nearest MRT, Tiong Bahru). Take bus numbers 5, 16 & 851 to Bukit Merah Bus Interchange and 5 mins walk to venue.
Course fee: No charge

Registration with NLB is required. You can register online if you have NLB Mobile App. Otherwise register in person in any library branch.

NB: I do also conduct online (with WhatsApp) tutorials (free of charge) on Scratch Coding (or programming) – for seniors only. For further clarification, my email is hewlee@gmail.com.

hewlee ho

Google Cloud and its Application

Learn Google Cloud storing & sharing of photos and documents together with other useful Google Apps

Google has an equivalent sets of Apps (Google Document, Google Sheets & Google Slides) that work quite similar to Microsoft Office (Words, Excel & PowerPoint) and is free for personal use. Google and Microsoft files are not compatible, however you can convert Google files, for viewing only, in the Micorsoft format.

You may have a set of photos taken on your smartphone you wish to share with your friend but the attachment files is so large and is not possible to be sent by standard email account. Using Google cloud is one of the solutions that can achieve what you wanted to do. There is a (IT) Talk in the library with the following details:

Date: 11th March (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission if free but registration is required

Directions: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru Station, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library. Ask for direction, if necessary
If interested in this talk, go to NLB web site via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary to register.
Note: NLB will only open for registration sometime after 24/25 of Feb.

hew lee (EC)

IT Talk on Internet Security (Saturday, 10-12-2016)

What is Internet Security? Internet Security is the online ways and methods to prevent your
data, your identity, etc. being stolen by hackers. Come and learn the proper ways to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when connected to the Internet.

Topic: Internet Security
Date: 10th Dec 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

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Talk on Cloud Storage (Computing)

Cloud storage is about storage and sharing of information. Be it a document, a movie or just images. Six storage (computing) methods will be discussed. They include 1) Apple iCloud, 2) Google Drive, 3) Microsoft OneDrive, 4) Dropbox, 5) Youtube and 6) Blogging.

Topic: Cloud Storage (Computing)
Date: 12th Nov 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Some people slow down at 60, but not me …

hew lee (EC)

Time of Your Life (1st Oct – Saturday)

Come this 1st Oct (Saturday) NLB is holding “Time of Your Life” Expo in the open space in front of the Central Library at 100 Victoria Street. I am manning a booth catering to seniors interested in digital devices like the smartphones, the Apps, etc. The Expo is from 9AM to 4PM.

During this Expo time, I will be sharing with you six of the more popular mobile Apps (for seniors) and they are:

  • SG Radio
  • Youtube
  • Google Maps
  • WhatsApp
  • SG Buses
  • NLB Mobile & OverDrive

Come and see what the library has rolled out for you in time of our lives as seniors.

Some people slow down at 60 but not me …

https://youtu.be/2EkpN9yInvg

hew lee (EC)

Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system for all Windows based smartphones, tablet, laptop and PCs.

If you are caught with this Windows 10 operating system after purchasing a tablet or laptop or desktop PC, this is the opportunity for you to learn some tricks to tame the OS.

Topic: Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
Date: 8th October 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

For those who have the laptop or tablet installed with Windows 8 or 10 Operating System, please bring along to the class. Please fully charge your devices.

hew lee (EC)

Coffee Chat – 17th Sept (Saturday)

This coffee chat is for those who believe in lifelong learning. Do you know no one is excluded in this “Digital Inclusion” – An Initiative by IDA. All you need is your mindset that You can do IT (Information Technology). The rest will be taken care of if you qualify for the “Home Access” programme.

Free lessons are always available. One such venue is in Bukit Merah Library (lessons conducted by me). Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 17th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you have the time.

hew lee (EC)

 

 

All about Mobile Apps

What is a mobile App?
A mobile App is a small program to perform a specific task in your smartphone. All mobile phones come with a standard set of Apps provided by the phone manufacturer. However, there are a lot more that are downloadable (free) from the Internet.

Topic: All about Mobile Apps
Date: 10th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Course fee: Free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

hew lee (EC)

Learn how to Create a Blog (Hands-on)

For those who has a laptop computer and preferably with a smartphone & data plan, wish to learn how to create a blog account and go about publishing topics of your choice, an opportunity has arrived!

A two-days (3-hours each) Creating a Blog Course (hands-on) is organised. Details as follows:

Dates: 23th & 24th of August 2016
Time: 2PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Course fee: free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT Station: Tiong Bahru. Exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library. Ask for direction if necessary.

hew lee (EC)

 

Learn how to Create a Blog (Preview)

A Blog gives you a new way to communicate, to share, to influence, to connect, to outrage, to matter, …

A Blog can be your life journey (A Reflection), your legacy you would like to leave behind. You are the writer, the editor and publisher – all in one. However, whatever you do with your Blog, you are required to conform within the International & Local Laws and Regulations.

If I have interested you, come and see how simple it is to start publishing a Blog in the Internet and it is totally free. No programming or special software required.

All you need is a laptop able to connect to the Internet and some basic knowledge of computing like surfing the Internet and sending/ receiving emails.

Topic: Learn how to Create a Blog (Preview)
Date: 13th August (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Course fee: Free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 815 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Sample Blogs:
1) itforseniors.blogspot.sg
2) loveinanotherlanguage.wordpress.com
3) goodfood.wordpress.com

hew lee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Quan Ray
2)

August’s Gathering (Marina SQ)

Bobby and I are co-organising an EC event or gathering with details as mentioned below.
Date: 3rd August 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.30PM to 8.30PM
Venue: Marina Square (The Gallerie Food Court) Level 4
This EC event or gathering will give an opportunity for new members to make some new friends and old members to catch up with one another.
Bobby and I will also take this opportunity to conduct a smartphone clinic for those that require our service (during this session) for both Apple & Android smartphones – free of charge.
hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Hewlee
2) Bobby Bok
3) Seok Cheng
4) Soon Huat
5) Vivian
6) Lydia Soh
7) Clancy Chia
8) Jimmy Tsin
9) David Low
10) Jimmy Long
11)

Using Microsoft Excel to Create a Family Budget Spreadsheet

To understand family budget, we need first to understand what is quality family life.

What kind of Quality Family Life we want for the family. Everyone has a role to play in the family. Be it working smart to earn enough for the family, taking care of the children, spending quality time with the children and also know how to spend wisely. Make provisions for rainy days and save enough for the children’s future education.

There is no such thing as no time to learn something new to understand how “cash flow” can affect the quality of family life. It is just our priority has excluded that event. Sometimes, it is due to poor time management.

With some basic Microsoft Excel skills, we can share with you how a simple Family Budget spreadsheet can be created. If you have a laptop computer complete with the Microsoft Office application program, you can bring along to the class. Details of the session is as follows:

Date: 9th April 2016
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 815 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.
Admission is free.

Hewlee (EC)

 

Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system for all Windows based smartphones, tablet, laptop and PCs.

If you are caught with this Windows 10 operating system after purchasing a tablet or laptop or desktop PC, this is the opportunity for you to learn some tricks to tame the OS.

Topic: Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
Date: 12th March 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

For those who have the laptop or tablet installed with Windows 8 or 10 Operating System, please bring along to the class. Please fully charge your devices.
hew lee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1)

Using the Internet

Course Title: Using the Internet
Course Description: What is the Internet?
How do we connect to the Internet? What can Internet do for us? What is a 3G/4G Network? What is a 2G/3G data plan? These and many more will be explained in the 2-hours talk.
Date: 13th Feb 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Course fee: No Charge

hew lee (EC)

Talk on Core Skills in Using Smartphones

Title: Talk on Core Skills in Using Smartphones
Date: 23 Jan 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2PM to 5PM
Venue: Woodlands Community Club (1 Woodlands Street 81, Postal Code 738526)
Walk-in registration is welcome.

Course Contents:
1st hour – Core smartphone skills (iPhones & android phones)
2nd hour – Learning the “Toggle” App (from Mediacorp)
3rd hour – Any other smartphone questions.

hew lee (EC)

 

We Can Do IT Too

Four final year NTU Mass Comm undergrads have taken-on a project on “A campaign to help seniors learn how to use their smartphones better” – code name “#wecandoittoo”.

They are focusing on four Apps, via Facebook, Toggle, SG Buses & Google Maps using Apple or Android smartphones.

They, with assistance from iDA, PA and volunteers like us, have worked out the training sessions in Woodlands & Fengshan Community Clubs. Actual lessons will be held from 9 Jan 2016 to 28 Feb 2016.

My involvement is as follows (all on using Apple iPhones):

Date      Day       Time         Place                      Topic
10 Jan   Sun   9AM-12nn   Woodlands CC     Facebook
17 Jan   Sun   9AM-12nn   Woodlands CC     SG Buses & Google Maps
23 Jan   Sat    2PM-5PM    Woodlands CC    Toggle
24 Jan   Sun   9AM-12nn   Woodlands CC     Toggle

hew lee (EC)

 

Christmas Walk (18-12-2015, Friday)

This is a re-post. It serves as a reminder for those who signed up and also for those who may have missed this post. I am also looking for a “younger” member to take over this annual event which I feel is very meaningful. All we ask for is just “give something back” once a year after taking so much from activities in the forum site. This will be my last such EC Christmas Walk event in this forum and make a graceful exit.

Date: 18th Dec 2015 (Friday evening)
Time: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Meeting Place and Start Point: Tanglin Mall Food Court (junction of Orchard Road & Grange Road). End Point will be at Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

Program:
1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM to 7.30PM: for those who can come early, we can have a dinner together in the food court and getting to know each other better.
2) Fellowship: 7.30PM to 8.30PM: Chat at Mall (free n easy – form your own small group on per table basis). Share what you have experienced this year, your reflections, what you can do better, etc. [Always remember a quote from the late George Carlin on Ageing. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.]
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.

You can use your smartphone or camera to take some pictures.

Size of Gathering: in order not to make ourselves too obvious and attract unwanted attention, registration will close when 20 are reached.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Registered
3) Joy Chuang
4) Registered
5) Judy Lim
6) Priscilla Wee
7) Lydia Chin
8) Frisna Tan
9) Shirleen Kao
10) Mary Chan
11) Grace Wong
12) Peter Loo
13)

Haiku, anybody?

About the previous post …

Once a year we meet
Not too much we ask from you
Hope to see you soon

Friendship is what we after
In this Christmas Walk we come
Hope one will last forever

Event needs no cash
Only find and pay with time
As simple as that

If I have more than five interested in haiku poems, I can start a chat line to share. This chat line has rules to keep focus – no video uploads and unnecessary “alarm” postings just to circulate around the world and coming back to you time and again.

NB: Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature to life experiences.

Resources can be found from the Internet and the library.
We can share our findings and at the same time exercise our brains besides playing mahjong or sudoku.
hew lee (EC)

Those interested:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Tan Li Li
5) Joy Chuang
6) Jassmine Teo
7) Maureen Lee
8) Registered
9) Daisy Tan
10)

Christmas Walk (18-12-2015 – Friday)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the Year (2015) and welcoming the New Year (2016). Some of you may be in the middle of a tour overseas having quality time with friends or with family members and others may have no plan this year.

At our twilight (or silver hairs) years, we do not know when we will not be able to or not able to do what we can do best. So, it is timely to count our blessing year by year by meeting with like-minded people to cherish our fellowship and having a simple “Christmas” food court dinner together.

As with any other years, this is a good time and opportunity to stroll, after dinner, along Orchard Road and try your night photography skills with your smartphone and/or camera. For those interested, please see details below.

Date: 18th Dec 2015 (Friday evening)
Time: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Meeting Place and Start Point: Tanglin Mall Food Court (junction of Orchard Road & Grange Road). End Point will be at Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

Program:
1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM to 7.30PM: for those who can come early, we can have a dinner together in the food court and getting to know each other better.
2) Fellowship: 7.30PM to 8.30PM: Chat at Mall (free n easy – form your own small group on per table basis). Share what you have experienced this year, your reflections, what you can do better, etc. [Always remember a quote from the late George Carlin on Ageing. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.]
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.

You can use your smartphone or camera to take some pictures.

Size of Gathering: in order not to make ourselves too obvious and attract unwanted attention, registration will close when 20 are reached.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Registered
3) Joy Chuang
4) Registered
5) Judy Lim
6)

 

Internet Security

Date: 12th Dec (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Place: Bukit Merah Library
Attendance: No charge

Learn the proper way to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when using The Internet.

The talk will also covers some basic ways to solve computer problems with insufficient memory error messages on Apple and Windows computers.

For those interested, you can register for a seat through NLB’s web site, via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/
Registration normally commences sometime on the last week of November.
Hewlee (EC)

Those confirmed coming:

All About Mobile Phone APPs

There are TWO IT sessions relating to Mobile Phone APPs. The details are as follows:

Session One: Smartphone Gathering
Date: 9th Nov (Monday)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Place: Marina Square Food Court (The Gallerie)
Attendance: No Charge
Trainers: Bobby & Hewlee
Those registered are shown in Smartphone Gathering post.

Session Two: All about Mobile Phone APPs
Date: 14th Nov (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Place: Bukit Merah Library
Attendance: No Charge
Trainer: Hewlee

hew lee (EC)
Those coming for Session Two is registered here:
1) Linda Chan
2)

Smartphones Gathering

Date: 9th Nov 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Venue: Marina Square Food Court (The Gallerie)
Attendance: No charge
In attendance: Hewlee (iPhone) & Bobby (Android)

The purpose of this gathering is for those who have some problems with their smartphones to come forward to have their problems solved (hopefully). Sometimes it can be the Operating System, installed in the smartphone, is outdated and cannot download the newer APPs. Sometimes it can be a propriety APP.
NB: For those who can help out, please come along. (seniors helping seniors)

hew lee (EC)
Those confirmed coming:
1) Bobby (Trainer)
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Jennifer Wu
5) Registered
6) Registered
7) Registered
8) Linda Chan
9) Joyce Tan
10) Myra Chia
11) Phyllis Tan
12) Roland Tong
13)

Basic Digital Photography with Photo Editing

Course Title: As above.
Course Description: This course will cover some photography basics including the aspects on composition and photo editing.
Date: 21st October 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30PM to 5.30PM
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
Charge: $2.00 per seat
Maximum number of participants: ten (this is a hands-on course)
Registration is on First-Come-First Served basis. Through any library outlets or online through NLB’s GoLibrary web site.

NB: For the Photo Editing part, the free AutoDesk Pixlr software will be used.

Registration is now opened. 

hewlee (EC)

E-Communication (All about Skype)

This IT talk will walk you through how to download the Skype program and how to create a free Skype account. If you have the right smart TV model, your whole family can even use Skype to video conferencing with your loved ones anywhere around the world provided the other party also has similar arrangement remotely.

Date: 10th October, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is Free.

hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:

Photo Walk – Botanic & Orchid Gardens

This photo walk, we will be going to the Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden.

We will meet at the Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road on the day and time stated below. We will start walking to the National Orchid Garden at 3.05PM. Entrance fee to the Orchid Garden is $1.00 for seniors (above 60 yrs) and $5.00 for adults.

How to go to the Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road?

Take train to Somerset MRT. Exit A (Bus Stop 3), up escalator and make a turn back to Somerset Road Bus Stop Number 08121. Take Bus Number 7, 77, 106, 123 or 174 to Gleneagles Hospital (about 7 bus stops away). Cross overhead pedestrian bridge to Bus Stop in front of the Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road.

Date: 19th Sept 2015 (Sat)
Time:  3.00PM
Meeting Place: Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road.
Time to Commence Walk from meeting place: 3.05PM (Total walking and picture taking time is about 2½ hours).
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Registered
5) Winnie Tan
6) Joan Ang
7)

 

 

FaceTime and Skype

IT Event for Month of September

Topic: E-Communication (Learn how to FaceTime with iPhones & iPads and using Skype with android smartphones & tablets)

Date: 12th September 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is Free.

hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Joy Chuang
2) Lilian Teo
3) Freda Lim
4) Winnie Tan
5) Pauline Chew
6) Eyvonne Chew
7) Ann Giri
8) Priscilla Wee
9) Daisy Yeo
10) Edward Lim
11) Gingko Tay
12) Joan Ang (not coming)
13) Peter Loo
14) Jimmy Tsin
15) Theresa Seow (not coming)
16) Wendy Lum
17)

 

 

Embracing a Digital Lifestyle

I am starting a WhatsApp chat group to allow those interested to share their IT (computer) discoveries with those in the group.
For those interested, we can arrange meetups in foodcourt, cafe, library or even in a volunteer’s home. You can also provide feedback to me as to what computer topic or smart devices (iPhone, smartphone, iPad, tablet) you would like to learn more or have trouble with. I can then consider to include in my monthly free IT (computer) talks in the library or other venues.Currently I am providing an IT (computer) talks on the second Saturday of the month in Bukit Merah Library. Please visit my blog for details.

I am also, if time permits, considering doing another two hours IT (computer) Talk on a rotational monthly basis in various library branches.To keep up with active ageing, I do also organize high tea, photo walks, sculptures hunting and other anniversary type of events like the once a year Christmas Walk.

For those interested, please provide me with your full name and mobile number through email, hewlee@gmail.com. Please do not provide your telephone number in the comments of this post.

hewlee

High Tea (Small Group Gathering)

Over a cup of coffee/tea, drink or with snack, we have two solid hours of networking and getting to know each other better. All are welcomed.

The details:
Date: 18-July-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Venue: Swissbake Cafe @ Marina Bay Link Mall
Meeting Place: After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
(We will start walking to the cafe at 3.05PM)
[For those who missed us, you can meet us at the cafe itself at 8A, Marina Boulevard,
#B2-47]. For those who still have time to spare, we can have our dinner either at Marina Bay Sands Food Court or Chinatown Complex Foodcourt along Smith Street by New Bridge Road.

To make the gathering effective, we will limit the number of participants to not more than eight.
hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Hewlee
2) Joan Ang
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Charles Wee
5) Peter Loo
6) Gingko Tay
7) Registered
8) Registered
Registration is now CLOSED.