Screening Movie and e-Entertainment (15-02-2014, Saturday 3-5pm)

The movie, titled, “Alone in the Wilderness”.

This “Alone in the Wilderness” is a 60 minutes movie about one man, Richard Proenneke, who after retirement at the age of 50 in 1967, decided to build a cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes up in the Alaska mountain wilderness. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. He returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years with nature.  Only when his health was failing him that he returned back to civilisation and lived the remainder of his life with his brother in Hemet, California. He died in April 2003 at the age of 86. He left his cabin and legacy to the National Park Service and it remains a popular visitor attraction in the still remote Twin Lakes region.

You can view with 360° perspective, the surrounding cabin site and interior of the cabin by visiting – www.nps.gov/lacl/historyculture/proennekes-cabin.htm

The Movie …

“Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. This video “Alone in the Wilderness” is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company.” – Sam Keith

e-Entertainment – it is an IT skill to get yourself “entertained” through surfing the Internet. Though certain sites (especially those marketable movies) require a small rental fee for viewing, but there are also a lot of short videos, also entertaining, out there for FREE viewing. I will also touch on the meaning of “Smart TV” and “Home Intelligence”.

Program: 1st hour – See “Alone in the Wilderness” movie
2nd hour – e-Entertainment
Date: 15-02-2014 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Movie Start at 3.05PM sharp
Venue: Leng Kee Community Club (5-minutes walk from Redhill MRT)
Attendance Fee: Free (no charge).

The classroom can only accommodate 25 persons and registration will close at 25.
Hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:

1) Richard Lean
2) Vivian Lai
3) Peri Liew
4) Thomas Loh
5) Winne Tan
6) Joy Chuang
7) Lilian Teo
8) Judy Lim
9) Irene Poh
10) Joyce Kwok
11) Bobby Bok
12) Lim Tian Soo
13) Aaron How
14) Maureen Lee
15) Ronald Lam
16) Joan Ang
17) Ronald Lee
18) Gingko Tay
19) John Howe
20) Myra Chia
21) Peng Peng
22) HC Lee
23) Lina Ng
24) June Koh
25) Charles Chua
26) Registration is now CLOSED.

26 thoughts on “Screening Movie and e-Entertainment (15-02-2014, Saturday 3-5pm)

  1. Wow, so far, 15 have signed up, THANK YOU!
    This self-made movie is not a box-office attraction and definitely cannot made millions. But it demonstrated what a person, A SENIOR, can do with his dream, to be closer to nature after he called it a day, that is to retire. Most of us must have given a thought, maybe not a dream, as how best to spend our retirement life. Richard Proenneke not only made his dreams came true, but he had also made a legacy for himself.

    He had proven to us that one can co-habit with nature without all the modern gadgetry when given the opportunity and in the right environment. I am inspired by his thinking that “I CAN DO IT”, fulfilled his dreams and enjoyed his fruits of labour till age overtaken him.

    Retirement is not how and WHERE to get a PLACE to stay for the rest of our lives, it also include WHO we are staying WITH, (alone with nature as in this movie) and HOW we can spend our TIME meaningfully. When I was about to retire, my daughter wrote to me the following on Retirement …

    “RETIREMENT …
    We don’t think it is a “full stop” to life.
    It is more like a “comma”, a chance for us to catch our breath, discover new things that we love to do and to help others in the same parts of their lives, to find things that they like as well. It’s a chance to change course, pick up a new skill, etc.

    Retirement is not an end, but a beginning!”

    Related topic: The late George Carlin’s views On Ageing.
    http://www.kewina.com/pages/onageing.htm

  2. Greetings, Hew Lee and everybody here.

    Kindly include me for this session. Perhaps I could replicate Richard Proenneke’s experience on Coney Island?

    Thank you!

  3. Hi Hew Lee,

    I will not be able to come for the movie as i will be attending a wedding lunch on that day.

    I like the quotation from your daughter on retirement. Very timely for me and thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Jac

  4. Hi Hew Lee,
    Please register me for this movie. Looks like I am the last one in. Just made it.
    Thank you for organising this for us.
    Gong Xi Fa Chai, every year plenty fish for you.
    Cheers.
    Charles Chua

  5. Hi Hew Lee,

    Thank you for making all the arrangements today with the Leng Kee CC and the movie.
    I enjoyed it thoroughly. I did a lot of camping when I was in School but that pales in comparison to what I saw today. Very uplifting and I am glad he made a recording of his days there and you for showing the movie.
    Cheers

  6. Dear Hew Lee,
    Thank you for spending your valuable time with us last Saturday. The movie was indeed inspiring. Time is extremely precious and we should make the best of it during our life time. In our own small way, we could still leave a mark on the surface of Mother Earth and especially in the hearts of our loved ones.
    Winnie

  7. Hi Hew Lee:
    Tkx for ur time and effort to organize this e-movie session with us
    Watching this emovie is like seeing a Nat Geo documentary
    later on it began to sink in “where there is a will, there is a way”
    Never say die attitude is really inspiring and motivator for all

    As Frank Sinatra’s song goes “I did it my way”

    I am like a “frog in the well”

    Wow what an eye opener!

    Once again many thanks

    Maureen Lee

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