Visit to Kwong Wai Shiu Nursing Home (July 2018)

A Saturday well spent with the residents of Kwong Wai Shiu!  Many thanks to Jack Tan and Kar Lock Lee for inviting us to spend time with our dear residents.

Kwong Wai Shiu is one of Singapore’s oldest charitable healthcare institutions.  It was founded in 1910 by a group of Cantonese merchants who wanted to provide Cantonese immigrants with free medical services.

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Thank you, Kar Lock Lee for teaching us how to cha cha cha!

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Thank you, Kar Lock Lee for teaching us how to cha cha cha!

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The residents from the dementia wards enjoyed very much Jack Tan’s music!  Kudos to you!

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Many thanks, Ms Soon for giving us a tour of Kwong Wai Shiu!

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With Kar Lock Lee and Jack Tan

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With Kar Lock Lee and Jack Tan

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A million thanks to you, Jack!  Your music brings joy to every nursing home we visit!

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With the dancing kings and queens at Clark Quay High Street!  Jack Tan plays his music here every Saturdays and Sundays!

You can read Jack Tan’s story here:  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/chinatown-busker-jack-tan-mission-fill-void-old-folks-lives-joy-10249056

 

Music therapy is music performance without the ego.  It’s not about entertainment as much as it is empathising.  If you can use music to slip past the pain and gather insights into the workings of someone else’s mind, you can begin to fix a problem.  – Jodi Picoult

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PART 8: VISIT TO PRISONERS ASSISTANCE NEPAL (MARCH 2018)

Street to Stage are traditional Gandharba musicians.  They hail from the villages badly affected by the 2015 earthquake that hit Nepal.

The villages of Gorkha, Lanjung, and Tanahun are about 150 kilometers away from Kathmandu and were at the epicentre of the earthquake.  Through their traditional music, they are trying to raise money from the sale of their CDs to help rebuild houses and schools, supply blankets to people still living in tents, and provide educational materials and training.

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From 6pm til 10pm, they play at Hotel Manang.  Many thanks for the CD!  But daytime, they walk the streets of Thamel Kathmandu to play their music.  Happy to have bumped into them one morning!

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Search for contentment in each person you meet.”  ― Steve Maraboli