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12th Year: 2010
Jan
- Celebrating New Year & 16th Wedding Anniversary at Bombay Cafe
Feb
- Simon Lee in S'pore & Family Photo Shoot by Charlie Lim
Mar
- Squash Craze!
Apr
- "Bliss in Bali" Art of Living Advanced Course & "Drink Towards a Greener Earth" Exhibition at Millenia Walk
May
- Meridian 101 @ Wisma
Jun
- Shopping in Bangkok
Jul
- Voyage de la Vie @ Resort World Sentosa
Aug
- Image Re-make: Long Hair No More!
Sep
- Granny's and Avery's Birthday Parties
Oct
- Robyn's 12th Birthday Climbing Celebration @ Safra Yishun
Nov
- Return to Tigerland Rice Farm, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Dec
- R&R at Downtown East & Heni's Birthday
 
   

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30 Mar - 6 Apr 2010: BLISS IN BALI - Art of Living Advanced Course

Alvin attended The Art of Living Advanced Course in Bali, his second Adv Cse.

"BLISS IN BALI" was special due to the presence of Guruji.

When over 500 participants from 23 countries came together for spiritual practice, the energy was simply amazing.

Guruji and the divine moon
Sunrise in Bali

Above: during one of the night satsang by the beach, just when Guruji joined us, the moon miraculously rose from the horizon seemingly to decorate the backdrop. What a divine display of grace and beauty.

 

Every morning, we gathered at the beach at 5.45am for pranayama, meditation and yoga. It was so beautiful to experience the transition from dark to dawn, and to enjoy the wonderful sight of sun rise over the horizon.

Mass meditation at the beach

Mass sunrise yoga

Alvin the seeker

Alvin the seeker

Guruji the Master

Guruji the Master

Teacher Megan from Australia

Teacher Megan from Australia

Moonshine in Bali

I was full of gratitude every moment. I discovered every moment to be special with breath-taking sight everywhere I turned. My new Nikon D90 served me well in capturing many beautiful memories...

Dawn in Bali

I made many wonderful friends who are all on the spiritual path.

R: Mr Yezdi J Batliwala (Chairman of The Art of Living Foundation) from india, Alvin and Anna Fingerit from the USA.

Below: Alvin and room buddy, Takatoshi Shibayama from Japan.

Low right: Zheng Qian from China and Alvin.

Mr Yezdi J Batliwala (Chairman of The Art of Living Foundation) from india, Alvin and Anna Fingerit form the USA.

Alvin and room buddy, Takatoshi Shibayama from Japan

Zheng Qian from China and Alvin

Alvin, Inger Stiven (Sweden) & Monika Fauth (Kenya)

Alvin, Inger Stiven (Sweden) & Monika Fauth (Kenya)

Swamiji and Alvin

Swamiji and Alvin

When the Advanced Course ended on 4 June, Alvin stayed for 2 days in Ubud to further his silence and enjoyed Balinese massage and yoga. He chose a chalet by the rice paddy for some quiet contemplation and reading, and just spent time with himself.

Life's a meditation...

Chalet by the paddy

Reading and meditation

Beautiful paddy view

Terraced rice field

It's so helpful for the soul to return every now and then to the embrace of Mother Nature and just be by myself, and to enter into silence.

Guruji taught: "Meditation is seeing God within you; Love is seeing God in another."

Balinese stone carving

Zen

 

21-25 Apr 2010: DRINK TOWARDS A GREENER EARTH Exhibition (Clay IN-SIGHT)

Project Clay IN-SIGHT, founded by Alvin, held its 2nd clay art exhibition entitled DRINK TOWARDS A GREENER EARTH on 21-25 Apr 2010 at the Millenia Walk Singapore. A total of 19 Visually Impaired Potters (VIP) showcased their Greener Earth Mugs co-created with volunteers (Angels). By 6.30pm on the last day of exhibition, total orders for mugs had shot past our target of S$10K! Click here for more info.

Greener Earth Mugs created by the Visually Impaired Potters

Handcrafted mugs made by VIP

Sold Mugs and Visually Impaired Potters

Happy VIP with their mugs sold, sold, sold!

Visitors greeting VIP See Tai and Elaine

Many visitors were impressed by the VIP

Robyn and Jin chatting with VIP Junaidah and Carolyn

Robyn & Jin chatting with VIP Junaidah and Carolyn

Jin, Alvin, Abhy and Prasanth

Jin & Alvin with EPIC Society's Abhy & Prasanth

Josephine and Jin, and daughters

Angel Josephine & Jin with their daughters

Angel Susan and hubby

The exhibition was a great success. VIPs and Angels worked together to share our passion with many visitors and supporters. Thanks to Millenia Walk for allowing us to showcase the talents of the Visually Impaired, and in the process helping them to move a step towards self-reliance by establishing them as artists.

 

L: Angel Susan and hubby

R: Alvin sharing the Clay IN-SIGHT story with a visitor

Alvin telling stories to visitor

Alvin explaining the creation process to Geneviene

Alvin explaining the creation process to Geneviene

Angels Mei Lan, Swati, Flo and Madhuri

Angels Mei Lan, Swati, Flo and Madhuri

If you are keen to volunteer for or to find out more about how you can play a part in this meaningful social project to help the Visually Impaired learn pottery skills for recreation and self-reliance, please visit Clay IN-SIGHT.

 

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