The amazing James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The interview with Phoebe Mok of Columbia University

https://daimokufirst.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/overcoming-karma/#more-334

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hsin-yen-phoebe-mok-0437127a/?ppe=1

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

She spent many hours interview me and Jerry Oh, the Vice General Director of Singapore Soka Director.

She brought her laptop with her to type  down what we said.

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

Joanna Mok had created a new front page with various links.


The link without the front page by Yvonne



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.

8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4y6oe7sou8

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


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Eric Yeo seen me sleeping in the street and our shakabuku campaign

My incredible experiences: http://gakkai-experiences.blogspot.sg/2013/06/my-incredible-experiences.html#.WUHeKROGORs

Received a message from Eric Yeo Kheng Leong, who reintroduced me to this buddhism in 1986, which he said he had seen me sleeping in the street.

Eric Yeo with me start a massive shakabuku campaign at Sims Drive, he spearhead the campaign, he able overcome an incurable disease, married and had children, even with only primary 6 qualification.

He work in the RSAF armament division which had much off days to do shakabuku, I work for my mom half day. Since I had nothing to lose, near the bottom of my life.

There is nothing to lose by trying what my senior told me to do shakabuku to eradicate my family negative karma.

We would talk to people every in the market, roadside and swimming pool etc.

He usually approach the old lady asked her Hello aunty do you know NMHRK.

Daishonin said as long as we planted the seeds we had done our mission, when the person will chant will up to them.

We rarely argue with them, As I kept reading and trying to understand the practice

He presently own a 3 room corner HDB flat with marble up the ceilings, near the MRT.

He jog regularly even he don't chant now he had created much good causes earlier. Hope he come back.

He is my greatest critic that spur be to work harder.

My life condition gradually elevated and my environment slowly improved

My amazing interview with One FM on my incredible experiences:http://henryleongblog.blogspot.sg/2015/11/my-amazing-interview-of-my-story-by.html#.WUHq8BN96Rs

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A prayer answered in Copenhagen

The last second day of my tour, the tour director informed us, that the next day, the last day we got to find our own program there were no program for the group.

She told us to organise 4 person to take a cab to the city as it was expensive to take the cab alone to the city centre, as our hotel was quite a distance from the city centre.

I asked around but nobody want to go together and the tour director didn't want to organise a tour coach to bring us to the city centre and I don't want to waste the time flying so far to do nothing on the day.

I went back to the hotel to pray earnestly.

Next morning, I woke up early went to our breakfast, met up with 4 persons in the group, this time they agreed to go together, and walk around 10 minute to the Mass Rapid Transit. It was Friday I was surprised that the MRT was quite empty, and it was fully automatic, no staff was station there.

Most of the population there speak Danish.

We got to go to the retail outlet to buy the ticket, some distance away.
We dropped at the world longest shopping street‘Strøget’ from one end to another end.

I bought a wallet for my wife but unfortunately it was lost in the MRT.

After shopping we decided to go for a river cruise at Nyhavn river
After the cruise we took the MRT back. When I came back to the hotel, my friend ask me to take the lunch at the hotel. The staff was slow as there was not enough staff there, I took the most expensive hamburger in my life, which cost me S$30.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Featured in SSA Times

My family story was featured in SSA Times. Singapore Soka Association. Issue  no 492, 15 Aug 14, page 11

The story related how I was introduced to this buddhism, my family was plagued by heavy karmic illnesses, poverty and disharmony.

 Later how my family took up faith and overcome poverty, disharmony and karmic illnesses.

I enshrined the gohonzon first in 1990, then  I prayed for my mom and my brother to  receive the gohonzon later.
Photo featured my sister in law and my mom.
This photo featured my niece wedding dinner.

As the publication couldn't covered everything about my family, I and my mom were actually introduced to this buddhism way back in the 60s, my first discussion meeting was at Blk 14, Merpati Road. A YMD came to my house at Mattar Road to teach my mom gongyo. Subsequently my family lost touch with the buddhism

I was reintroduced to this practice in 1986 by Eric Yeo.
My sister in law started practicing after 16 years when I practice in 1986. She and my brother received the gohonzon soon after they practice. She and my niece Fiona are leaders in the organisation.
Presently most of my siblings are active except my second sister family, which practice on and off

Now each of our siblings own their own properties and harmony, A far cry from the earlier days, before we started the practice, where 10 persons squeezed in a room.


At SSCC, SSA HQ

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Overcoming numerous obstacles going to Tozan

I had decided to go to Tozan to pray to the Dai Gohonzon. I went there at 1990, next year the high priest stopped the soka members from going to Tozan.

I was fortunate to be able to go to Tozan, 2 weeks before the departure date, the tour agent said the tour package to be increase $400, I want to stop going, luckily a co worker, lent me money to go.

When we reached there we need to register in NSIC first before we can go to Tozan.  Half way back to the hotel. They found out they didn't registered my name, if not I can't enter, so the got to go back
a few hours journey to register my name.

The area were amazing some of the gohonzon we seen were gold plated. The temples there were many accessories around and all the successive high priests name were each in a tablet beside the butsudan.

Around 5K members went to pray to the Dai Gohonzon at the then Head Temple.



After the ceremony, we all stayed together in the huts provided for us for the mid night gongyo at the Grand Reception hall.


Later at night we walked a distance to the Grand Reception Hall, a priest was leading the chanting.

It don't seem rhythmic, the high priest signaled him to stop, he took over and conduct the midnight gongyo.

After praying to the Dai gohonzon, we left the  Head Temple, few hour journey.

My tour of Japan was a week. We visited Disneyland and the zoo



The last day I free and easy, I early in money I decided to walk on my own to see Tokyo myself, I was 6 and the half hour, and lost my way, fortunately I met a kind heart man who drive me back to the hotel.

The row of 36 films which I took at Tokyo was wasted, because  I didn't put the film properly, can't be developed.

Mystically went I came back from Japan, after taking more than one week leave and no overtime, my company paid me the same that I had work full with overtime.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Searching for Chinese restaurant in Vienna

When I went to tours I usually search for Chinese foods. As usually in Vienna, from my hotel after some sightseeing and photo taking.

The Central Business District is within walking distance from the hotel where I stayed, the Intercontinental Hotel. 

The amazing church is one of the largest there. St Stephen’s Cathedral. 

The exquisite stained glass were beautiful.


After walking and taking photos for sometimes I decided to look for a Chinese restaurant.  I found a Chinese restaurant.

You can see the bowl of seafood soup was huge, the chef formerly work in Singapore as he told me, it cost nearly 3 times in Singapore. The chef told me the food here in Vienna mostly are fusion, the cooking style which mixed with other countries like Japan

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My awesome visit to Niagara Falls

Going to Niagara Falls was a dream came true for me, I seem couldn't get enough of it, even now the falls was artificially stimulated.

When we reached the Sheraton Hotel around 7 pm, after I checked in I went straight away  to take picture of the Niagara Falls.

It has 3 falls, 2 at the USA side and one at the Canada side.

I used to spent much time in my younger days at the Pelton Canal  behind my house. Naturally I like the waterfront.

When I took pictures at the Canada side of the falls, it was too misty at night,  while the slight rain increase the mist, can't take good pictures.

Went to the Sheraton Hotel and its surrounding to take pictures. Took pictures of the GBR and the upside down house.

When back to  the hotel took more picture of the falls from the window and took my favourite beer. And my favourite steam bath. Slept late as usual, tomorrow woke up early to maximize my sightseeing time.

Next day woke up early in the morning do my gongyo and rush to sixth floor for  breakfast. Behind  me is the fall.


Then went to the Canada side of the falls and took lots of pictures.

Later in the afternoon when up the Skylon Tower to take more pictures and had our lunch. And went for the misty boat ride. It was a rough ride it was raining at that time, everybody was jostling for a good view and pictures.
Skylon Tower

Hornblower Niagara Cruises - The heavy misty misty ride

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My heart stopping moment at Australia

I hope to travel to central europe in September 2012, with my friend. But my friend changed his mind, so I changed my plan and went to Australia and New Zealand myself instead.

This trip was arranged in Singapore, I got to find my own way, the transport to the hotels the sightseeing etc, Sometimes got to walk to a distance of around 15 min, where a few tourists will wait together there for the tour coach to bring us to sightseeing, no tour manager or director to inform or to guide me, do the booking and checking in the hotels or transport.

When I was in Australia after completing my tour in New Zealand,

At Sydney Australia the first day I went to the city tour, there was no change of the tour coach all the way.

The second day to Canberra  to and back 16 hours, the longest journey I had travelled on the road. I went to a place 15 min from my hotel to wait for the tour coach. They drive us to a place and changed bus.

I thought it was same as first day, so I put my camera and passport in my small bag beside my big bag. Then suddenly the coach stop asked us to come down.

I was in the hurried as I saw many was going down. I  got up to prepare to go down.

Suddenly the lady sitting opposite seat beside my seat notice I left something behind, she notified me. I thanks her and heaved a sigh of relief.

Fortunately I always chanted between half to 2 hours per day when I travels in the hotel.

I related my story to the lady in the reception who process my particularly at the ticketing counter at the airport, Her expression look interesting as of the heart stopping moment, she told me I am very lucky.

I thanks gohonzon,  if not I will be in serious trouble.





Canberra, Parliament
Lake Tekapo New Zealand

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our innovative solutions to the Chingay electronic dogs/bones 06/07

In the 2006/07 Chingay Festival, our group was to make 40 electronic dogs (green & orange colour) and 4 bones props.

After numerous difficulties trying to find a solution, to stitch the bone props foams together, because this time we didn't use any frames to support it. It's very difficult to hold the odd- shaped foam together to glue it with the hot glue gun and wait until it set. After gluing it together, try to put some plastic frames inside to support it.

After many unsuccessful attempts to hold it together the odd shaped materials and glue it with the hot glue gun, trying various methods. We finally discovered a way using U-link wires to attached it to both sides and temporary hold it together, then apply the hot glue on it. After it were glued together, then removed the U-link wires.


To make forty electronic dogs for the students performers is no joke, all the different pieces ran into thousands. We didn/t have machines to mass produce it. First I got use a blower to blow hot air onto the synthetic foams into various parts to shapes of different parts of the body and use my hands to hold it until it set into shapes. This process is too slow.

Later I developed a way to increase the spe
ed of doing it. By making wire moulds. Put a few foams into the wire moulds. This methods greatly increase the speed of making the props . This way more foams set into shapes much faster.

The idea of cutting a heart- shaped hole on the front cover chest foam and put heart shape translucent covers on it and put an electronic lighting device on it and with the wire inside linking to the hand to control various  modes of the lighting effects, initially ran into difficulties.

Later I invented a way of cutting two pieces of thin synthetic foams made it into a heart shape glued it together put the electronic lighting device inside it, which able to fit into the foam (front cover of the performer) so to be able to take it out and replace it or change the batteries.

And cut a hole on it, so can switch on/off and the light, cut a hole in front so that the three little blinking light bulbs (redyellow & blue) were able to put nearest to the translucent plastic cover, so to bring out the best possible lighting effects.

The synthetic foams were later sprayed with paint, scotch tape were use to stick on the surface to make it look glossy and prevent rain from damaging it. To tighten the tape so that, no trace of outline of the tape to be seen, a blower were use to blow hot air on it until it tighten and look glossy.

Various light reflective accessories 
were later stick on it.

Series of small light bulbs which blink , were then installed on it and linked to the batteries pack on the belt. The sewing group were to make the uniforms for the performance. The foams were then attached to the uniforms. Electric motor were attached behind the back to make the tail spin. So it look like robot dogs.



Many graduates are now joining the props group maybe due to the satisfactions of seeing their creations been appreciated, that attracted them to join. Some of them stayed overnight, rushing to compete the props for the grand finale



Monday, May 8, 2017

Chingay 2008

My most difficult project for the Chingay Festivals for the Soka Prop group, with so many parts and 20 sets. With thousands of parts without machinery, I developed a method to mass produced it. I didn't go down to the show, so with the permission of Arbal of Flickr, I upload the photo, which showcased the person put the prop on. After I do the finishing touch of it, which I spread painted it, my whole body ached for a few days.