Archive for the ‘Others 其他’ Category

Filmmakers out there!! Go check it out- http://www.endeavoursdocufilmfest.com/

Won our hearts 虽败犹荣

Posted: August 28, 2011 in Others 其他

Even though Dr Tan Cheng Bock did not ultimately win the presidential election, he had truly won many Singaporeans’ hearts. We are proud of him. To many of us, he is the president in our hearts.

虽败犹荣。纵然没有当选总统,但陈清木医生赢得了很多新加坡人民的心。在很多人心目中,他还是最理想的总统人选。

Hello,

This Saturday is the voting day for us to choose our president.

I wrote this not because I’m in the Tan Cheng Bock campaign team but I felt a very strong urge to help him to get people to know more about him. I think, it must be his passion for us- Singaporeans, that moved me.

I’m writing this out of my own will and hope that you would seriously take some time to know the presidential candidates, in order to make a wise choice. However, voting is personal and I do respect your choice, no matter if you ultimately decided to vote for Dr Tan Cheng Bock. 😉

All these years he has been brave to speak out in Parliament, and am not afraid to stand by his principles. He decided to contest, feeling the need to unify Singaporeans, not because he need the $4m/yr pay or he wants to oppose PAP for the sake of it. He speaks out whenever he thinks something is not right, not because he wanted people to vote for him. He says things as it is, not like “beng-satay” flip and flop, back and forth, keep changing sides (不像烤沙爹,翻来翻去).

I felt we need someone who is not too close to the ruling party, in order to make independent decisions on guarding the reserves, and yet close enough to understand how the party works. Someone who truly cares for Singaporeans and will act based on conscience. Dr Tan Cheng Bock fits the bill. A presidential candidate who placed national interest above party’s interest when he was an MP for 26 years.

I have people around me who do not even care. I hope you will take some time to get to know the candidates, and make a wise choice.

To know more about bock bock, visit his blog

http://www.tanchengbock.org/

To know why he chose to practise medicine in a kampong over city, view this video

English- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yiTMQ-tWvs

or

Chinese- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMrHEFDDuqU

To vote for Dr Tan Cheng Bock, put a cross beside the palm tree! 😉

Thanks so much for your time reading this. Appreciate that you care.

Dr Tan Cheng Bock is a doctor with a human touch.

For the last few decades, Dr Tan has consistently interacted with the population and he understands them.

His sincerity and enthusiasm to the people and the nation is something that is worthy of our respect.

Dr Tan, a president who truly cares for the people.

Please give it some thought and vote Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

陈清木医生畅谈他到林厝港行医的原因,以及他与居民的互动。

陈医生是个有人情味的医生,他也是名关心新加坡人民、热爱新加坡的总统候选人。

请慎重考虑投陈清木医生一票。

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1040668/1/.html

A chance to say something to Mr Obama
By Neo Chai Chin, TODAY | Posted: 01 March 2010 0845 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans had a chance on Sunday to say something to United States President Barack Obama. They just had to turn up outside the Asian Civilisations Museum and voice a 30-second message on camera, for an upcoming film documentary.

But only one Singaporean, a full-time National Serviceman (NSF) who saw the listing in Lianhe Zaobao, did so in order to be part of a film that is exploring the US’ role in this century as well as each individual’s role in making the world a safer place.

Film-maker Eng Yee Peng, also publicised the morning event on radio station 95.8FM, but not even her friends, whom she emailed, were game enough to appear on camera.

It was an expected turnout, even though challenging her assumptions – that Singaporeans "don’t really want their voices to be heard and are not very into politics" – was one reason why she decided to help collect messages from Singaporeans for the film My America.

Ms Eng took three months to agree to help Australian film-maker Peter Hegedus, who is directing the film, because she felt she "might not get enough reactions from Singaporeans".

Mr Hegedus, whom Ms Eng knew from her student days in Brisbane, Australia, was inspired to help bring about change after Mr Obama was elected and hopes to meet the president in person to convey all participants’ messages and to premiere his film at the Venice Film Festival this year.

Despite the turnout, Ms Eng is not disappointed. "I was happy I got some voices from the region," she said, referring to five other participants from Indonesia, Vietnam, China and India – passers-by who agreed to be filmed.

With eight participants, including herself and this reporter, Ms Eng has amassed ample footage to pass on to Mr Hegedus.

Directing their messages to Mr Obama is "just a mechanism" and, ultimately, "the world is speaking to the world", she added.

As for the NSF, who is heading to Harvard University – Mr Obama’s alma mater – to study political science next year, he voiced his hope that Mr Obama would succeed in his presidency, said Ms Eng, who has no plans to hold another filming session.

However, those who wish to contribute messages, photos or videos may still do so on http://www.myamericathemovie.com.

Hi, curious to find out more about My America movie directly from the director, Peter Hegedus?
 
Tune in to Singapore’s radio Capital 95.8FM on 25th Feb, Thursday 12:15pm-1pm.
 
Yee Peng will introduce Peter on the show and Peter will talk more about his film LIVE from Australia. 
 
Thank you for your support!
Cheers

Dear friends, I do not believe any single person can change the world but we should all do our little parts to make it a better place for all of us to live in. However, there are some key people in this world who could made key decisions that will affect the world we live in. Do you have anything to say to one of them?

Recording video messages to be sent to the president of United States is what I’m doing. Do you have concerns about our society, our economy, our environment etc? Or perhaps some dreams, hopes and wishes that you would like to tell the president of United States- Barack Obama? I’m collecting and recording 30secs worth of video messages from each person in Singapore for the theatrical documentary movie called My America. This film is directed by Peter Hegedus, an award winning Australian filmmaker based in Brisbane. Peter is traveling the world, collecting messages and he would like to meet the US president. Here’s your chance to be heard.

I will be filming the messages on 28th Feb 2010, 9:30-12pm. Meet me at the open area outside Asian Civilisations Museum. Nearest MRT- Raffles Place. It’s just opposite the Fullerton Hotel, across the bridge. Please feel free to forward this email to your contacts who might be interested and do reply email to ypengemail-ma@yahoo.com.sg if you are coming. Come early so you wouldn’t have to wait too long for the queue.

Eng Yee Peng is an independent documentary filmmaker in Singapore, her documentaries- Diminishing Memories I & II were screened to sold-out audience at The Arts House from September – November 2008. She was nominated for The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s "Great Women Of Our Time Award" in 2009 and is an Associate Film Artist with The Substation.

To find out more about Peter Hegedus and the My Amercia movie, please visit

Peter and his company at http://www.soulvisionfilms.com

My Amercia, the movie at http://www.myamericathemovie.com