The amazing James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The amazing journey to the Balkans states and Venice

Balkans states travels were challenging, we flied from Singapore to Belgrade.
Afterwards when to see a church and when to a ruin fortress.

I  reach the hotel in Venice Hotel Noventa from Slovenia in a coach. I asked the reception, I was fortunate at night at least one hour of prayers and in the morning one hour of chanting, to ask the for directions to my destination in Venice islands, Venice consisted of around 150 islands is the main trading port during Marco Polo time in the Fourteen Century.

I need to take bus from the hotel to the railway station to the  Venice islands, for around at least one and the half hour trip there.

The morning I set out, I walk a distance as directed for more than 10 minutes which I asked a few persons where to take the bus to the  train station to the Venice islands.

Fortunately I  met a student he told me he was going to the train station too, so he brought me to buy the tickets to and back home at the store, to take the bus nearby, where he sit next to me.

On the bus he asked me various questions about Singapore. When we reach the station he direct me to the counter and explain to me how to take the train and left to take bus to his school.

When I reached Venice island I went to the counter to buy a whole day ticket for travelling whole day by boats to all the islands, I met a ltalian lady beside me who is studying tourism and offered to bring me to the island Murano.

After some time I decided to take the boat to another island Burano. After taking numerous pictures and my lunch, I decided to asked the ticketing agent which is the 3rd popular island to go. He told me Tocello island.

After taking numerous pictures, I decided to go back, fortunately I met a lady from France she assured me that she will help me all the way to back to the station where I came, as we needed to changed the boat 2 times. She asked numerous persons on the way, as she know how to speak Italian.

Later she asked me to drop at the berth of my station, and she continued her journey to San Marco in boat.

I went back to the area where I dropped from the boat took numerous pictures, look for a Chinese restaurant.

I took train back to the station near the hotel and asked the Chinese store owner beside the station, he told me to take this bus before 8 pm as after that there will be no more bus, I got to take cab back. 
So I took the bus back and went to the emporium beside the hotel to buy some snacks and the golden beer, which were specially imported from Holland, at nearly 9 pm.
What an amazing journey.
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To be continue

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The interview with Phoebe Mok of Columbia University




Phoebe Mok Hsin Yen of Columbia University New York City, interviewed me before she flew back to USA

She spent many hours in a few days interviewed me and Jerry Oh, the Vice General Director of Singapore Soka.

She brought along her laptop, with her to type  down what we said and took photo of me.

She worried that the most amazing testimonials binder,  with the name NSA, may caused misunderstanding. We are now called Soka Gakkai International.

A number of copies of the binders were brought and donated to various countries members by the ladies.

Numerous countries members or had asked their friends to collect from me.

Her blog https://daimokufirst.wordpress.com/ and
profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/hsin-yen-phoebe-mok

Joanna Mok had recreated a new front page with various links together with the experiences.https://www.dropbox.com/s/hs34wi53bq8ge5b/AmazingTestimonialBook%28cover%29%2014%20Feb%202018%20reorder.pdf?dl=0

Latest cover by J. W. retyped and edited the cover with all the links


The link without the front page by Yvonne Yeo




Saturday, August 26, 2017

The amazing TMC Academy #SocialMediaMarketing Course part 2

As Singapore move into the smart nation economy, many old folks were attending and keen to learn new skills to master the new technology as old technology become obsolete, to keep up with the new economy.

Many younger generations are reaching out to the old folks to encourage them to master the new tech, so that they can assess to the latest trends

Bernard Chia the instructor for the part 2 of the #skillfuture funded Social Media Marketing at http://www.tmc.edu.sg/

He said he gone through the era of dot com and dot bust era. Ask what is his title, he said he is a stay at home dad.

This 3 hour course difficult to go into details there are too little time to cover everything,  there were around 40 students there.

He briefly touched on SEO, affiliate marketing, e-commerce, key words tracker, domains, youtube, blogging  and numerous other subjects etc.

He said the advantage of e-commerce is that you can sell your products world wide at low cost

There were some refreshments and foods at the half time.

And the exchange of phone nos.

He said will set up a bloggers exchange for us to interact.

Ron will be the next trainer for those who like to come for the part 3 for more hand on exercise


Saturday, August 19, 2017

The amazing social media marketing course at TMC Acadermy

Received an  email to take the internet course (Social Media Marketing) at TMC Academy

Went to the course which was sponsored by the government - #Skillsfuture

The instructor claimed that he spent a huge amount of money learnt all these courses that can made millions, the internet courses that enabled to help him  to retire early to make passive income.

He said we need to to consistently built up our skills step by step, which need lot of hard work.

Asked how to viral our posts, he said it is subjective, some viral up only one time or one hit wonder, like a korean hit song and the USA  Got Talent internet sensation William

He liked to cracks  jokes that make the course fun and interesting.

It is a 2 day course, each time 4 hours.

The  course we took teach us how to use facebook  for marketing  in the first half and other social medias in marketing  in the second part.

The course is worth $500 paid through #Skillfuture fund. http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit

When ask what he sell, he said he sell himself.

Some of the trainers would come to assist you, if you got any enquiries.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Various different medias filming at #Upper Boon Keng Road Singapore


Filming at Upper Boon Keng Road - Picture from left to right: 1. Famous mutton soup Blk 17 Channel News Asia, 2. Filming at Upper Boon Keng, 3. Suria Blk 18 corner coffee shop, 4. Channel 8 beside blk 11, 5. Channel 8 drama at Blk 11, 6. Channel News Asia at Blk 5, 7. At blk 17 market, 8. Vasantham at Blk 11, 9. Channel 8 drama at Blk 17, 10.  Photography and filming at market, at Blk 5

Various different units of medias from  #Mediacorp were filmed at the  #Upper Boon Keng Road -  #Vasantham #Suria #Channel8 numerous Chinese dramas were filmed at block 11 #ChannelNewsAsia and other #medias, at least 10 different medias filming in this popular area for filming etc
Block 11, Upper Boon Keng Road

Block 17 - Market,  Media filming, Upper Boon Keng Road

Mediacorp filming in front of  Block 11 Upper Boon Keng Road

Block 5, Upper Boon Keng Road
Block 11 Upper Boon Keng Road filming

Block 11 Upper Boon Keng Road Chinese drama Channel 8 Filming

Block 11, Upper Boon Keng Road Chinese Drama filming

Block 17 market Chinese drama filming Upper Boon Keng Road

Block 18 Suria filming, Upper Boon Keng Road

Block 2C Upper Boon Keng Road Channel News Asia filming


Block 17 market Channel News Asia filming, Upper Boon Keng Road


NatGeo Tv filming at Block 12 Upper Boon Keng Road


Filming at Upper Boon Keng Road Block 11

Sunday, June 18, 2017

An inspiring member with 48 years of experiences



Kok Thai, related his 48 years of experiences from Geylang West Chapter in the MD meeting, how he with strong determination, overcome tremendous difficulties in his life, suffering from polio, with little education worked in the Chinese wayang and many other jobs, married the second time, altogether have 3 children.

In the 50s polios were common at that time.

In 1969, at the age of 14 he was introduced to Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism by his neighbor. Which was his greatest good fortune.


When he started he was not serious in his practice.

He related his experiences in sincerely volunteer as a security for kaikan and a teach playing chinese wayang drums, contributed to his good fortune of today

It tough to bring up 3 kids in Singapore, it is tougher for him as a polio victim

Not long ago he overcome a serious heart trouble.

Presently he run a successful fruits juice stall.

He got 2 wishes, to be featured in Singapore Soka Magazine and the media, were fulfilled.

HIs story was featured in Mediacorp Channel 8, Tuesday Special Edition and the testimonial book by SSA - Breakthroughs. A compilation of SSA Men Division Experiences.  Page 147