8 RR EVIEWS ~ SS OCIAL Mid-Autumn Festival: 29 September Sheer magic! by NIRMAL CHAHAL We all look forward to the mid-autumn festival – but for different reasons. For the adults, it is the time of the year for mooncakes and endless teas. The children enjoy more the carnival and playing with colourful lanterns. This year was no different. The celebrations began at 7pm with the fi rst stage game, a mooncake-making contest. The kids were given Here’s my mooncake - freshed moulded SPLASH Dec/Jan 2013 Kids jazzing up their keyrings Chang-er leading the children in procession plasticine and told to create a mooncake. That proved quite a challenge to their creativity! Then came the hula-hoop contest where 20 kids tried to keep the hoop off the ground for as long as they could. There was also a magic show. But the highlight of the evening must be the face changing performance! It was amazing how the performer changed his masks at lightning speed. Then as darkness descended, it was time for the kids to parade round the premises with their lanterns led by Chang Er. The sight of the children carrying their lighted lanterns by the poolside was simply magical!
Hair Care Workshop: 13 October Care for your crowning glory by ALEX SEO Most of us have issues with our hair. If it’s not dandruff, it’s itchy scalp or perhaps something worse – like falling hair! So it was with eager anticipation that our members came for the hair-care workshop conducted by Beijing 101. The consultant spoke of the various hair problems and their causes. Most could be traced to our lifestyle choices and improper hair-care routines. The consultant gave a demonstration on daily hair care techniques and a scalp massage which can be done at home. A lively discussion followed where members got the chance to ask the hot-button questions they’ve been carrying for a long time. Most of them went away satisfi ed. One delighted member won the lucky draw and walked away with a hamper of hair-care products. With the new confi dence gained from the talk, members couldn’t wait for the weekend – to let their hair down! Will & Estate Planning: 13 October Security for your loved ones by JULIET SEAH Writing wills is not something we like to bring up in social conversation. It is a subject that can be sensitive and unpleasant. On the other hand, it is also something that is vital in ensuring that our loved ones are cared for in the event of our untimely death. The speaker Mr Kenneth Yap spoke of the benefi ts of writing a will and how the law will distribute assets in the absence of a will. Mr Yap shared a few scenarios to allow the participants to come to a better understanding of how they can ensure that their loved ones do not lose out in the distribution of their assets. Participants found out that there are various ways to distribute their assets. Some of the ways include by percentage, by a fi xed amount of cash and by transferring their personal accounts. At the end of the talk, the participants had the chance to ask questions and have them answered by a professional. If nothing else, they left with a more positive attitude towards planning their will and estate. Participants noting the points made by the speaker RR EVIEWS ~ SS OCIAL Here’s how you do your hair massage SPLASH Dec/Jan 2013 9