The Silver Parade

Venue: Institute of Technical Education, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Singapore 569869

Duration: Completed in 1.5 days

Event Day - March 15, 2019 (4 hours from 7:30 am - 11:30 pm)

Dimensions: 3 metres by 2 metres (3 wood panels of 1 metre each).

Theme: heritage

It was prepared on the day prior to the Event itself and I spent the entire day ensuring at least 80% of it is completed as we only have four hours the next day to complete it.

When I arrived on the actual day at 7:30 am, I realised that since it’s rotatable, that I decided to paint the other side as well to complete the overall image so the images can be seen from both sides. Understand that it would be used for a road show in early May, and kept in the CDC premises thereafter.

Demo to the students on how to draw and paint clouds

Demo to the students on how to draw and paint clouds

I told them there is absolutely no formula to draw anything. It comes from within yourself to express it out via your hand and onto the brush.

I told them there is absolutely no formula to draw anything. It comes from within yourself to express it out via your hand and onto the brush.

Wished I was young again and it made me feel young when I am with young people…:-)

Wished I was young again and it made me feel young when I am with young people…:-)

I was stationed at the Learn Section of the Hall.

I was stationed at the Learn Section of the Hall.

There were altogether four stations - Play, Eat, Challenge and Learn.

There were altogether four stations - Play, Eat, Challenge and Learn.

The day prior to the Event, I had to be there to start first otherwise can’t finish the work the next day.

The day prior to the Event, I had to be there to start first otherwise can’t finish the work the next day.

Does this look familiar? The concept is that of a kampong or village.

Does this look familiar? The concept is that of a kampong or village.

Added the chickens which are a must cos they run around the compound. Can you guess what’s that in the distance on the right?

Added the chickens which are a must cos they run around the compound. Can you guess what’s that in the distance on the right?

Almost complete and ready for the actual Event!

Almost complete and ready for the actual Event!

The banner at my stand

The banner at my stand

This was done on the spur of the moment when I arrived at 7:15 am on the Event Day. I figured that since this board is rotatable that the other side should also be painted so all can see both sides…

This was done on the spur of the moment when I arrived at 7:15 am on the Event Day. I figured that since this board is rotatable that the other side should also be painted so all can see both sides…

When all have left, I spent the next one hour sprucing it up…

When all have left, I spent the next one hour sprucing it up…

It’s finally completed - three wood panels of 1 metre each and 2 metres in height.

It’s finally completed - three wood panels of 1 metre each and 2 metres in height.

The role model of active ageing - Theresa of Holland V happened to be there. She’s looking real good!

The role model of active ageing - Theresa of Holland V happened to be there. She’s looking real good!

Participants queuing up to get their stamps in order to get freebies during the Event.

Participants queuing up to get their stamps in order to get freebies during the Event.

A 69 year-old ex silver medallist in body building proved that age is just a number when he won the young ones in the push up contest lasting 90 mins with over 100 push-ups!

A 69 year-old ex silver medallist in body building proved that age is just a number when he won the young ones in the push up contest lasting 90 mins with over 100 push-ups!

Activities include hair grooming, makeup, singing, and eating…

Activities include hair grooming, makeup, singing, and eating…

Her opera singing brought me back to my childhood. A very experienced singer doing the role of male and female. Great voice!

Her opera singing brought me back to my childhood. A very experienced singer doing the role of male and female. Great voice!