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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Think Creatively

The mentor moment: think creatively
By John Bittleston

The article is published on today's My Paper, 16 Dec 2009, page A6

I like the article and the way he expanded the concept of creativity.

Instead of cutting the paper and keep it, I thought it will be nice to have an e-copy to share with like-minded. I was thrilled to find the article on, the bonus of reading it online is, you have the choice of reading the text or listening to the audio:

I like many of his thought and here are some that I would like to quote and share:

"Everyone thinks they are creative; very few people actually are."

"If we can get over the fear of failure we can think creatively. "

'The four Nobel Prize winners who discovered penicillin did not have financial accounts or Key Performance Indicators."

"Of the seven rules for being creative observation, ... is the first."

"Creativity is the ability to perceive relationships."

'You perceive only when you are alert"

"We score an “A” for focus and a “Z” for peripheral vision."

'Sensitivity is the most difficult of the creative tools."

"Insensitive people cause most of the accidents in the world. They don’t have their antennae tuned to danger. It can be fatal."

"Reflection is the tool that is hardest to define. It is part analysis, part interpretation, part projection."

"Humour is, to me, the most important of all the tools, and the most neglected."

"If creativity is the ability to perceive relationships, humour is the ability to create them."

"Vision and foresight are ways of describing imagination."

"Imagination is itself creativity, so not an ingredient."

"To achieve foresight we must forecast."

"Every decision in life is based on forecast."

"Foresight is extrapolating what we know. Vision is seeing what we cannot see. Together they form a vital element of creativity."

"Problem solving means overcoming an unresolved obstacle in order to achieve a desired objective."

"Problems are a mixture of trouble (sometimes potentially disastrous), inconvenience, emotional upset, irritation and opportunity."

"Unfortunately, we often let the emotional aspects of a problem cloud the usually simple solution."

"If we approached each problem with the question ‘what do I want to achieve?’ and forgot all the side issues we should see the solution quickly."

"With easy access to data why do we need memory?"

"The very speed of today’s communication determines what we must be able to call up without delay – or miss an opportunity that may not present itself again."

"The rule for modern memory is relevance. Where in the past showing off knowledge was often a way to command respect we now need to demonstrate that the knowledge we are displaying is relevant to the subject and, even more important, to the moment."

"My rule is to try to remember the future, not the past."

"Stories – and exercises – are the best way to learn creativity"

"What of the educational needs for creativity? We admire teachers and those educating the young. They are hugely important. But they are stuck in knowledge-based formula teaching quite unsuitable for our present needs."

"Today we must have a new, broader-based form of education encompassing the 98% of the brain we are not using."

"Such education is not about fact and experience but about imagination and creativity."

"I am what I eat; I become what I think; I will be what I decide."

I like the article very much and read it again and again!

Listening to the audio when I write this blog make me reflect on my understanding, you may like to do the same and get the full text or audio from:

Second shot - precision heritage photography

I visited the Second shot blog today and like to recommend it:

Here is the words from the author of the blog:

"This blog is my attempt at second shot - precision heritage photography - and my search for little nuggets of Singapore history and heritage. When free, I can be found wandering along the streets and elsewhere, trying to uncover our geographical past."

If you like to link the present to the past, you would not like to miss this blog and the photos of the "then and now" taken in Singapore!

Dexterine Ho

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

U.S. Academic Libraries Today: Challenges and Opportunities

This morning, I attended the following talk hosted by NUS Libraries:

U.S. Academic Libraries Today: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Dr Wendy Simmons, Information Resource Officer, US Embassy, Thailand
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2009
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Theatrette 2, Central Library, NUS Libraries

About the talk:

Technology, increased demands for accountability, and a changing student population over recent years have posed major challenges to academic libraries in the US.

This talk describes how American librarians have responded, by designing new physical structures and entering the social networking world, to reach out in new ways to students and continue in their role as the heart of their institution.

About the speaker:

Dr Wendy Simmons is the Information Resource Office for the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

She provides professional guidance and assistance to the Information Resource Centers and American Corners in US embassies in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as in Thailand.

Prior to joining USIA, she lived for eight years overseas, and worked in academic, government and non-profit libraries and archives, in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC.

LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS):

Participant can earn 46 points under Industry Knowledge Development – Participate in library related talks, forums, discussion sessions and business meetings organized by LAS or other libraries (category ID1)

Source of information: email dated 30 Nov 2009 from

Finding the Best of the Internet

The Programmes & Social Committee, LAS have the following talk for LAS members:

Topic: "Finding the Best of the Internet"
Speaker: Dr Wendy Simmons, Information Resource Officer, US Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2009
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Theatrette 2, Central Library, NUS Libraries

About the talk

This presentation is intended for librarians and information seekers who want better results from their web searching. It offers a guide for searchers to develop a strategy to find quality information online and then using it in appropriately. Basic reference tools, Internet searching, advanced use of Google, citation builders and copyright issues are discussed.

About the speaker

Dr Wendy Simmons is the Information Resource Office for the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. She provides professional guidance and assistance to the Information Resource Centers and American Corners in US embassies in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Viet Nam, as well as in Thailand.

Prior to joining USIA, she lived for eight years overseas, and worked in academic, government and non-profit libraries and archives, in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC.

LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS):

Participant can earn 46 points under Industry Knowledge Development – Participate in library related talks, forums, discussion sessions and business meetings organized by LAS or other libraries (category ID1)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Concept of Property in Virtual Worlds and Online Spaces

As I subscribe to Singapore Law Watch Daily Update, I was alerted to the following seminar and just attended it this afternoon.

Seminar on "The Concept of Property in Virtual Worlds and Online Spaces"

Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Time: 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Conference Room, Level 1

Oei Tiong Ham Building
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772


The rise of virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games has brought with it an understanding of how people treat property in online spaces.

This, coupled with the rise of social media games, has seen the emergence of a billion dollar market for assets that don't exist.

This presentation maps out what we know about virtual property, and present some theories about what this means for the nature of online markets, intellectual property systems in Asia and the rest of the world, and the way that humans will live in a computer-mediated future.


Dan Hunter is an expert in internet law, intellectual property, and artificial intelligence & cognitive science models of law. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University on the nature of legal reasoning, as well as computer science and law degrees from Monash University (Australia) and a Master in Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Before joining New York Law School, he held a chair in law at the University of Melbourne, was a tenured professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and taught on the law faculty at Cambridge University...

Source of the above information:

I find the topic relevant to information and library world, yet I am the only Library Professional at the seminar.

I learnt about the orginal of private property law:

* Ownership of property is not just about control and security for individaul, but is also for better management of property for the country and society.

* If property are all common property, everyone will exploit it without caring for it.

* Private property is the transfer of right: common right to private right

* All ownership come with responsibility, and private property owner have the responsiblilty to take care of what is being possessed.

If we look at virtual property (all the objects/elements in Second life, World War Craft or Games in Facebook etc...) as a record in database, or an entry in the computer, it is created by someone, and maybe common or private in ownership depending of the intention of the creator.

In the library world, MARC record is created by cataloguer and have the same nature. Some are free for downloading, yet some are owned by database vendors.

I find it enlightening to look at the database vendor from this perspective. It is the ownership that make records accessible. It is the care of the record owner that create systematic and searchable field that increase the accessibility.

With that mindset, I search on the net and find some good read on "Property", here are two that I would like to recommend:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Towards Archiving and Managing Community Formation in Web 2.0

As 20 vacancies are available for LAS member, I just take an afternoon off to attend the talk by Dr Paul Wu Horng-Jyh, Senior Fellow (Wee Kim Wee School of Comm & Info), NTU

Topic : Towards Archiving and Managing Community Formation in Web 2.0 environment

Speaker : Dr Paul Wu Horng-Jyh

Date : Monday, 30 November 2009

Time : 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Venue : Toa Payoh Public Library / Agatha Room (level 3)

6 Toa Payoh Central

Singapore 319191

LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS):

Participant can earn 46 points under Industry Knowledge Development – Participate in library related talks, forums, discussion sessions and business meetings organized by LAS or other libraries (category ID1)

Outline of Talk

In this talk, Dr Paul Wu Horng-Jyh, Senior Fellow (Wee Kim Wee School of Comm & Info), NTU present a case study on the formation of learning community.

He first explained the functioning of the learning community as an activity system constituted by spirals of offline as well as online SECI (socializing, Externalizing, Combining and Internalizing) knowledge creation activities. The online activities are supported by a cascade of Web 2.0 tools consisting of blog, forum and wiki to reflect distinct SECI cycles.
About the Speaker

Dr. Paul Wu Horng-Jyh is a Senior Fellow with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Presently, he researches and directs the academic areas of Digital Preservation and Archival Informatics, particularly in the e-Learning and e-Social Science domains.

Before joining NTU in 2004, he had been involved in technology start-ups for almost a decade and was a co-founder and CEO of Mustard Technology, which specializes in multilingual search and data quality technologies for businesses and government agencies in the region and beyond.

After obtaining PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Michigan, he served as a Senior R&D Member of Kent Ridge Digital Labs in the 90’s, during which he invented two US Patents on search and language processing technologies.

He has two decades of experiences in theoretical and practical consultancy in information science and technology. The most recent project he consulted was the Web Archives of Singapore (WAS) project – a collaborative effort between National Library Board (NLB) and NTU, which created the first Web Archives in this region.

Currently, he is conducting a general study on Website Preservation and a case study on preserving e-Learning records, under the InterPARES 3 framework.

Source of information: email dated 25 Nov 2009 from

Saturday, November 28, 2009

How to Write a Memoir

Just attended the talk: "How to Write a Memoir"

Saturday, 28 November, 2.00 - 4.00pm (Registration starts at 1.50pm)

Visitor's Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library Building

The session is conducted by Mr Wong Chai Kee. The talk walks through the four-year writing journey of a first-time author – of how the difficulty in getting out the first 1,000 words and other experience related to writing.

A Melbourne University-trained psychologist, Wong Chai Kee has run his own management consultancy firm, with a 190-strong client list of multinational, government-linked and mainboard-listed companies, for twenty-two years. He loves writing, and has written numerous articles on psychology and on Christianity. A voracious reader, especially of memoirs and history, he has an insatiable urge to buy books, despite reading at least a page of every book bought.

Here is the title of the book by the speaker available from National Library Online Catalogue:

Even when she forgot my name : love, life and my mother's Alzheimer's / Wong Chai Kee.

Wong, Chai Kee, 1952-

Singapore : Epigram, c2009.

Physical Description
182 p. : ports. ; 22 cm.

Some pages contain repetition of words, words crossed out, words jarred together or no words at all, to represent the state of an Alzheimer's mind.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Graphic Organizers

When I teach mind mapping using the Software "Inspirations", Graphic Organizers is a site that I use to explain and expand the concept of mind map.

The Graphic organizer, a mind mapping software similar to "Inspirations" illustrates concept mapping, and mind mapping with good examples.

Some resources you might find useful for teaching mind mapping and concept mapping can be found on the "References and Links" page at"

You can use the rich resources to help motivate the students to organize their thoughts. After they understand the use of mind map, they can apply and it to increase recall and assist understanding.

Teaching mind mapping this way can create interest and combat boredom!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

NLB Professional Talks: Driver or Passenger - Responding to Changes

Here is some backgroup of the Professional Talk series and brief information on the talk:

Source of information: 28 Sept 2009 email from

NLB's Professional and International Relations (PIR) is expanding their Professional Talks to include prominent local library and information professionals in addition to the current overseas speakers.

The speakers will share with us best practices and their respective areas of expertise and specialisation.

We seek to engage the various libraries across Singapore through these sharing sessions which will serve as excellent platforms for networking and bonding within the local library community.

In addition, NLB staff and LAS members will benefit from the sharing and imparting of knowledge during the talks.


Topic : Driver or Passenger - Responding to Changes - NTU Library

Speaker : Mr Choy Fatt Cheong, University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University Library

Date : 22 October 2009 (Thursday)

Time : 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue : Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building

LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS) Points:

46 (Applicable only to librarians who are participants of PDS)

Summary of the talk by the speaker:

"Libraries today exist in an environment that is bubbling with rapid and often disruptive changes in the technological, social and cultural dimensions.

These changes have and will continue to alter the nature of many of the core functions of libraries and perhaps create new roles for librarians.

The biggest challenge for libraries is to find ways to respond to these disruptive changes, which by definition cannot be predicted or anticipated.

I believe the key lies in how we prepare our staff and how we organize our libraries to meet these challenges successfully as and when they come.

These thoughts were very much on our mind when NTU Library reorganized itself four years ago. This talk reflects on some of the major initiatives we undertook and discuss some problems and issues we encountered in our attempt to respond successfully to the challenging environment. "

About the speaker:

Choy Fatt Cheong is University Librarian at Nanyang Technological University.

He started his career in librarianship at NUS Library in 1984. Since then he has worked in MINDEF to set up the SAFTI Military Institute Library, at Temasek Polytechnic to set up two diploma courses as Course Manager and Principal Lecturer and finally ran his own consultancy company for four years before joining NTU in 2004.

He had served as the President of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) from 1997 to 2005 and also as Board member of the National Library Board for six years until 2003. He contributes actively to the profession and recently helped to initiate the LAS Professional Development Scheme as Chairman of the Working Committee.

Currently, he is also a Board member of the International Association of Scientific & Technological University Libraries (IATUL).

Source of information: 28 Sept 2009 email from

IFLA Journal

For your reading pleasure, if you are a librarian or like the subject...

IFLA Journal Volume 35, No. 3 (September 2009) available at:


Editorial: Reading, Information Literacy and Professional Development Stephen Parker 211

Letters to the Editor: Nunavut and the Inuit Peoples Stephen Salaff 213

The President’s Page
Claudia Lux, President of IFLA, 2007–2009 214

Reading Sources and Reading Spaces in Honduras Denice Adkins 215

Information Literacy and Scholarly Investigation: a British perspective Andrew K. Shenton 226

Our Space: professional development for new graduates and professionals in Australia Fiona Bradley, Alyson Dalby and Andrew Spencer 232

Open Access Repositories in Computer Science and Information Technology: an evaluation Mohammad Hanief Bhat 243

The Library Services to People with Special Needs Section of IFLA: an historical overview Nancy Panella 258

Indian Library Association International Conference 2008: a report N. K. Swain and Satish Kumar 272

NEWS (with separate Table of Contents) 274


SOMMAIRES 285--ZUSAMMENFASSUNGEN 286--RESÚMENES 288--Pефераты статей 289

Notes for Contributors 291


Each issue covers news of current IFLA activities and articles, selected to reflect the variety of the international information profession, ranging from freedom of information, preservation, services to the visually impaired and intellectual property.

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• Editor: J. Stephen Parker ( • Frequency: Quarterly • ISSN: 0340-0352 • eISSN: 1745-2651 • List of previous issues (

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Supporting Faculty Knowledge Production

This morning I went up to NTU and attended the following talk:

Supporting Faculty Knowledge Production:
Challenges and opportunities for information professionals in a digitally connected world

Speaker: Mary Lee Kennedy
Executive Director, Knowledge and Library Services,
Harvard Business School

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2009

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Venue: Lecture Theatre 5, Nanyang Technological University

About the speaker:

Mary Lee Kennedy is responsible for Harvard Business School’s knowledge and information management strategy and its implementation.

Prior to Harvard, Mary Lee held knowledge management positions with global responsibility for Microsoft Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation.

In this talk, Mary Lee Kennedy shares about:

1.Primary shifts in digital scholarship and the related changes in the nature of the information profession

2.Challenges in a time of transition

3.Opportunities to create significant value for constituents

4.The work at Harvard Business School

5.New opportunities for Global Knowledge Exchange via GKEN

Source of information: 11 Nov 2009 email from

As I like to know more about the speaker, I run a search on youtube and found the following clip:

Interview with Mary Lee Kennedy on Information Types

I also found the following article "The knowledge: Mary Lee Kennedy" posted on 18 Jan 2006 in Volume 9 Issue 5, Inside Knowledge.

Here is what I like to quote:

"Today we realise we can’t document everything. By understanding the nature of human discussion, conversation, collaboration and communities, we can create environments for knowledge sharing that may not be accessible to large numbers of people.”

"We can now do things we hadn’t even dreamed about. It has changed what we do and has made things more complicated as we accommodate how different people choose to use and share information.”

Some interesting facts and background of her are listed at the end of the article:

Name: Mary Lee Kennedy

Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Education: B.A. Social Psychology, MLS

Employment history: Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico; Sherritt Inc., Canada; Digital Equipment Corporation, USA; Microsoft Corporation, USA; The Kennedy Group, Harvard Business School, USA

Personal strengths: Determination, a sense of humour, critical thinking

Must improve: patience

Biggest inspiration: People who think and do things a lot bigger than themselves

What I do to relax: Talk to my kids

Favourite film: Shakespeare in Love or The Mission

Must read: Anything by Shakespeare or, for professional reading, "When Sparks Fly" by Dorothy Leonard


I enjoyed her sharing at NTU and I think her success in her information work is not because she can uses IT well, but have her main focus on users.

"My career has focused on understanding how different people use and share information, expertise and ideas, and what motivates them to do so to create a free-flowing exchange of knowledge.”

I think it is this core focus that make her do her work differently and win the heart of the people around her!

The Paradox of our Age!

The paradox of our time in history is that...

We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers.

Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families.

More conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees, but less sense.

More knowledge, but less judgment.

More experts, but more problems.

More medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly,

laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly,

stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little,

watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;

We've added years to life, not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;

We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less;

We plan more, but accomplish less;

We've learned to rush, but not to wait;

We have higher incomes, but lower morals;

We have more food, but less appeasement;

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.

We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion;

tall men, and short character;

steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare;

more leisure,but less fun;

more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;

of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to make a difference, or to just hit delete...

Dr. Bob Moorehead

The essay appeared under the title "The Paradox of Our Age" in Words Aptly Spoken, Dr. Moorehead's 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues used in his sermons and radio broadcasts.

Read the Urban legend about the essay

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stinking thinking

Just found some good reading on "Stinking thinking" and here it is:

Our own reality is created by our thinking.

"Stinking thinking" generate thoughts that cause us pain. The more we pay attention to our own stinking thinking, the more we increase our inner pain.

How to Get Rid of Stinking Thinking
By Jeff Herring

"Have you ever tried to drive your car looking only through the rear-view mirror? It's a silly notion, but it's how we live our lives when we get caught up" in Stinking thinking!

"When you catch yourself using this particular brand of self-defeating thinking, stop and ask yourself some better questions, such as: "What can I learn from this situation?" "What mistakes did I make that I never want to make again?" "How can I use what I've experienced and learned to live better the next time I face a similar situation?

... Then you are able to live in such a way as to create few, if any, future regrets."

To read the article, visit:

The Top 10 Types of “Stinkin’g Thinking”
by David Burns, M.D.

"As you learn to better identify them, you can then learn how to start answering them back with rational arguments.

In this manner, you can work to turn your internal conversation back to being a positive in your life, instead of a running negative commentary.

1. All-or-nothing thinking - You see things in black-or-white categories...

2. Overgeneralization - You see a single negative event, such as a romantic rejection or a career reversal, as a never-ending pattern of defeat by using words such as “always” or “never” when you think about it...

3. Mental Filter - You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively, so that your vision of reality becomes darkened, like the drop of ink that discolors a beaker of water...

4. Discounting the positive - You reject positive experiences by insisting that they “don’t count.” If you do a good job, you may tell yourself that it wasn’t good enough or that anyone could have done as well...

5. Jumping to conclusions - You interpret things negatively when there are no facts to support your conclusion...

6. Magnification - You exaggerate the importance of your problems and shortcomings, or you minimize the importance of your desirable qualities...

7. Emotional Reasoning - You assume that your negative emotions necessarily reflect the way things really are: “I feel terrified about going on airplanes. It must be very dangerous to fly.” ...

8. “Should” statements -You tell yourself that things should be the way you hoped or expected them to be...

9. Labeling - Labeling is an extreme form of all-or-nothing thinking. Instead of saying “I made a mistake,” you attach a negative label to yourself: “I’m a loser.”...

10. Personalization and Blame - Personalization comes when you hold yourself personally responsible for an event that isn’t entirely under your control...

To read the article, visit:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beauty in everything

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Neither my life of luxury in the palace nor my life as an ascetic in the forest is the way to freedom.

-- Buddha

What is Freedom?

Here is the definition from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Freedom may refer to:

Freedom (philosophy), the idea of being free.

Freedom (political), the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual

Four freedoms, Roosevelt's freedoms of (1) speech and (2) belief, along with the freedom from (3) fear and (4) want.

Liberty, the condition in which an individual has the ability to act according to his or her own will

Economic freedom, a term in economic research and policy debates

Free content, freedom of an artist's work to be redistributed, modified, and studied by others

Freedom of the City, an award made by municipalities

Systolic freedom, a concept in mathematics

Individual freedom, the moral stance, political philosophy, or social outlook that stresses
independence and self-reliance

Statue of Freedom, on top of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. "

It is interesting to note that "Freedom" is also a first name and the names of many places in the world etc...

To learn more on "Freedom" being used as name of many things and objects, just read the entry at

What attracted me is the first definition "Freedom (philosophy), the idea of being free." at

I think the "Inner autonomy" is the one that I find it closed to my heart.

"Freedom can also signify inner autonomy, or mastery over one's inner condition. This has several possible significances:[1]

the ability to act in accordance with the dictates of reason;

the ability to act in accordance with one's own true self or values;

the ability to act in accordance with universal values (such as the True and the Good);

and the ability to act independently of both the dictates of reason and the urges of desires, i.e. a arbitrarily (autonomously)."

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Dealing with the Digital Deluge

Today, I attended the following talk organized by Professional and International Relations (PIR) of NLB.

NLB PROFESSIONAL TALKS (20 vacancies are available for LAS members)

Topic of today's talk:

Dealing with the Digital Deluge: NLNZ's Role in Shaping the Strategy and Delivery for New Zealanders

Speaker: Ms Sue Sutherland,
Deputy Chief Executive, National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ)
Director, National Digital Library, National Library of New Zealand

Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building

Ms Sue Sutherland, Deputy Chief Executive of National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ), is also the Director at the National Digital Library, NLNZ.

With immense experience in the library and information profession, Ms Sutherland outlined in her talk the digital content framework NLNZ is working on and describe some of the initiatives that are addressing the challenges we all face in living and working in the digital age.

Here is the website cited in her presentation:



DigitalNZ is an initiative that aims to make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. This includes content from government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.

DigitalNZ is a collaborative initiative led by the National Library of New Zealand and work with a wide range of contributing institutions and organisations. The tasks of DigitalNZ is to test and develop approaches that increase the amount of New Zealand content flowing through the Digital Content Life Cycle.

It sees the need to create and digitise more New Zealand content to stay digitally connected to national stories, creations, knowledge and culture.

DigitalNZ does not have a copy of the items in the collection. Instead, it holds metadata about items in other collections, together with a pointer to the content object.

DigitalNZ therefore behaves much like a search engine, except that the metadata is highly structured.


From a librarian's point of view, it is a national union catalogue of digital contents. The union catalogue is just a catalogue which helps users/searchers to locate items available from various sources. It serves as a pointer for searchers. It does not provide the actual ditigal content, yet link the content or content providers with the users.

The first step to build the database and make DigitalNZ conprehensive is to source for contents contributor.

Here are some information extracted from


Participation in DigitalNZ is free, and potentially means:

* your content will be easier for people to find, through the DigitalNZ search engine

* people can build their own mini search engine to find your content - you could make one too!

* new tools and applications created by other developers (using the API) bring more people to your website

* options to share content through other DigitalNZ projects are available to you, such as the remix campaign we ran last year.


To learn more about the development of DigitalNZ, visit the blog at:


To understand how the interface works, visit:

Here is some information extracted from the page:


About the API (Application Programming Interface)

The metadata available through DigitalNZ comes from content providers across the New Zealand cultural and heritage, broadcasting, education, and government sectors; as well as local community sources and individuals. Geospatial and commercial content is coming soon.

Our goal is to uncover hidden or buried New Zealand content such as images, audio, video, interactives, and documents, and make them available for discovery and use.

We only collect metadata for the content, so these APIs will point you to the online items made available by our fantastic content contributors.

We hope you'll use this metadata to do good and wonderful things, create new experiences, and demonstrate the value of sharing data.


After listening to the talk, I have a question

What’s an API (Application Programming Interface) ?

I search the blog and found some entries in the search result page that provide more information:

"In short, it’s a way for software applications to ‘talk to’ each other, and a way for developers to ‘talk to’ applications. We use an API to share data with other applications."

"The Indicommons website summarises it like this:

"Open APIs allow services and collections to become interconnected, the experience of outside developers to be engaged, and new tools and spaces to be fashioned to benefit the community at large."

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen two new examples that really demonstrate the joy of a ‘joined up’ web of data. Both Te Papa and Auckland City Libraries have recently launched systems that draw links to content from other organisations into their local search experiences. Take a look below to see the DigitalNZ API in action.

Via the API you can submit a query to our search index and it will return information about the various NZ images, audio, video, magazines, documents, and web pages that we're aggregating. We're working with a wide range of content providers from across the New Zealand cultural and heritage, broadcasting, education, and government sectors; as well as local community sources and individuals."

About the speaker:

Ms Sue Sutherland is highly regarded by the library and information profession both within New Zealand and internationally.

In April 2007 she was awarded a Leadership Development Centre Fellowship that recognised her as one of New Zealand's leading public servants. In her professional life, Sue was President of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) in 1991 and in 1997 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Association.

She was also involved for seven years in a group of international librarians sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation. In addition, she had led the development of the draft New Zealand Digital Content Strategy and also organised the first New Zealand Public Libraries Summit in 2007.

With her rich experience, the talk is informative and insightful. I think those who attended will find her message valuable!

Interesting point about the talk

This talk is made possible by Ms Ngian Lek Choh, Director, National Library of Singapore who learnt about Ms Sue Sutherland's transit at Changi Airport and invited her to visit NLB. She is having her holiday now and being a librarian, her holiday before home ended with a visit to a National Library overseas and a talk to share her experience in "Dealing with the Digital Deluge".

Even though the talk is a brief one, it is informative and insightful. I think those who attended the talk like me, will find her message valuable!

If you missed the talk, you may view the following ppt I found on SlidesShare which have some info on DigitalNZ

LAS Professional Development Scheme (PDS) Points: 46
(Applicable only to librarians who are participants of PDS)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Learn to make do with less

Lately, I start to look at what I have collected and I think one major message I get from packing and re-locating items is how to make good use of what I have in stock, and how to make do with less.

We tend to worry about having limited resources, and we like to acquire things for our future needs and wants. If we sense that we do not have things others have, we cannot have the comfort that we will be just fine.

A lot of things in our present possession are the needs and wants that we preceived in the past.

When I examine the things in my cupboards and books on my shelves, there may not be my needs now.

Nevertheless, the desire to have them are still there. Hence, to keep them in my "Wants" list, I have to spend money to create new storage and spend time going through them.

To be with them and feel their present, I need to clear them. To enjoy the present view of my collection, I need to give them special attention and decrorate them in some new ways from time to time.

Having the company of the wants is both enjoyable and exhausting. That is life!

So, if possible, learn to make do with less!

Dexterine Ho

e, and more wants are Even if a new edict of economy comes down from above, you can hold your ground and hang on to what belongs to you and your peers.

Be an editor at heart

The role of editor is to weed and select good articles for publication. Rewrite some of the articles and make it flows better. Source for new contacts for the next cycle and keep the publication work continue.

It is very similar when we handle our heart issues.

When we are dealing with our own emotion and thought, be an editor at heart. Communication of all types your received is your source and you need to edit it and select those that suit your life at the present moment.

A lot of issues will become clearer and the most important thing(s)to your heart will stand out if you adopt the approach of an editor.

But, first you need to have an objective in mind. It is good to use that objective to guide you whereable it applied.

When you change your objective, you need to look at issues at hand from another angle and your editorial process will be very different.

Just re-look at how you experience in your daily life in the past and you will understand how editing affect your life even if you are not aware that you did something to it at that point,

When time change and your objective is changed, you will likely to handle the same issue differently.

There is no right or wrong answer. It is how you feel at your heart that count and make you do it that way to suit your choice.

"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now." -- Marcus Aurelius

So just be aware that you have a choice and exercise it!

Dexterine Ho

Be mindful and to be a better person to compose them carefully and express exactly what you mean every time.

《轉載》香港名DJ 梁繼璋給兒子的信

<作者介紹> 梁繼璋(1955年8月17日-),英文名Michael, 前香港電台第二台節目主持人,也是一位名DJ、作家, 曾從事廣告、電視台等媒體創作。因其柔和、磁性的聲線,令他讀文章時更有氣氛、更容易令聽眾投入。

香港名DJ 梁繼璋給兒子的信

我兒: 寫這備忘錄給你,基於三個原則:

(一)人生福禍無常,誰也不知可以活多久, 有些事情還是早一點說好。


(三)這備忘錄裏記載的,都是我經過慘痛失敗得回來的體驗, 可以為你的成長省回不少冤枉路。



(一)對你不好的人,你不要太介懷,在你一生中, 沒有人有義務要對你好,除了我和你媽媽。 至於那些對你好的人,你除了要珍惜、感恩外,也請多防備一點, 因為,每個人做每件事,總有一個原因,他對你好,未必真的是因為喜歡你,請你必須搞清楚, 而不必太快將對方看作真朋友。

(二)沒有人是不可代替,沒有東西是必須擁有。看透了這一點, 將來你身邊的人不再要你,或許失去了世間上最愛的一切時, 也應該明白,這並不是甚麼大不了的事。

(三)生命是短暫的,今日你還在浪費著生命, 明日會發覺生命已遠離你了。因此,愈早珍惜生命, 你享受生命的日子也愈多,與其盼望長壽,倒不如早點享受。

(四)世界上並沒有最愛這回事,愛情只是一種霎時的感覺, 而這感覺絕對會隨時日、心境而改變。如果你的所謂最愛離開你,請耐心地等候一下,讓時日慢慢沖洗,讓心靈慢慢沉澱, 你的苦就會慢慢淡化。不要過分憧憬愛情的美, 不要過分誇大失戀的悲。

(五)雖然,很多有成就的人士都有受過很多教育, 但並不等如不用功讀書,就一定可以成功。你學到的知識, 就是你擁有的武器。人,可以白手興家,但不可以手無寸鐵,緊記!

(六)我不會要求你供養我下半輩子, 同樣地我也不會供養你的下半輩子,當你長大到可以獨立的時候, 我的責任已經完結。以後,你要坐巴士還是Benz, 吃魚翅還是粉絲,都要自己負責。

(七)你可以要求自己守信,但不能要求別人守信, 你可以要求自己對人好,但不能期待人家對你好。你怎樣對人,並不代表人家就會怎樣對你,如果看不透這一點, 你只會徒添不必要的煩惱。

(八)我買了十多二十年六合彩,還是一窮二白,連三獎也沒有中, 這證明人要發達,還是要努力工作才可以,世界上並沒有免費午餐。

(九)親人只有一次的緣份,無論這輩子我和你會相處多久, 也請好好珍惜共聚的時光,下輩子,無論愛與不愛,都不會再見。




Primary source: unknown

Secondary source: from an email forwarded by a friend, additional information from

Monday, November 02, 2009


"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act."

- Dr. Maxwell Maltz

"Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third."

- Joseph Epstein

"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be."

- Clementine Paddelford

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear."

- Mark Twain

Sunday, November 01, 2009


"Character is not a commodity that can be purchased. It is built by the decisions you permanently chisel on your heart. Strive for a reputation that will cause people to say, 'He means what he says.'"

- Neil Eskelin"

A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, forms our true honor."

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Circumstances do not make the man or woman, they merely reveal them."

- Brian Tracy

Thought is the seed

Thought is the seed that may grow to a tree.

If you know that it is your thinking that determines your reality, you can be in control of your feeling and emotion.

If you blame your frustration on others, you pass your control of your own emotion to others. When you are defeated, your will feel very helpless psychologically and act like a victim.

With that kind of mind set, you will be a slave of your emotion. With the same experience repeated in your life and your social cycle, you conditioned yourself to be a person with negative thought. With that, you attract all the negative reaction inside you!

Remember that we are the gardener of our own head and mind.

A good mind gardener weeds away unwanted plants regularly. That keeps the bad away from the good.

To glow something new, a seed or a new plant need to be nurture with constant care. Having enough sunlight, yet not over exposed at the beginning. Water it regularly and use pot with holes that allow excess to be drained. Trim it so that it will branch naturally. Pass what you have trim to others, so that it will grow in their own garden. That allows the good to grow and multiply.

Blooming beautiful flowers in our head and mind is like gardening a "Botanic garden".

What is blooming inside is planted and nurtured by our thought and habit.

Fixing physically unhealthy bodies is relatively easy. Mending unhealthy minds on the other hand, may not be so easy.

Nevertheless, once we realised that we are the gardener of our thought, caring for our mind is like growing plants in our garden, we can find a way to weed the bad thought and tender to good one slowly!

Fixing negative thought is not easy, it is only easy when we realized that we can think differently, choose differently and behave differently and we start to swift the focus on ourselves instead of blaming it on others.

We that kind of mindset, we will experience life in a different perspective.

Learn to think differently!

Remember that everything begin with a thought. With a new thought, you create a new reality!

So start and create a different garden for your mind, once you have a beautiful garden that you enjoy yourselves, you will attack like minded people.

Beautiful mind is contagious too!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Concentration and focus

"Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader."

- Paul J. Meyer

"On the way to work, concentrate on the way ? not the work."

- Jim Rohn

"When you work, work all the time you work; put more of yourself into what you do."

- Brian Tracy

"When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously."

- Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, October 30, 2009


"Outside of the privacy of your own home, all speaking is 'public speaking'. There is no such thing as 'private speaking'."

-- Patricia Fripp

"Speak softly. If you really want to be heard, lower your voice."

-- Terri Levine

"Think before you speak, and then speak clearly and distinctly. Face the customer directly, lean forward, smile and relax."

-- Brian Tracy

"I have to laugh when I hear the term 'soft skills'. There is nothing soft about learning how to communicate, how to give constructive feedback, or how to negotiate with a union, employees or customers." ?

--Peggy Klaus

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Improve Your Life

I like the following quotations from Jeffrey J. Mayer. You can register to receive a weekly newsletter from and read some of his quotes and other business tips.

Improve Your Life:

The road to success is based on the choices you make.

There will be many challenges. Face them one at a time, and you'll go further and farther than you ever dreamed.

Learn to see the invisible opportunities where other people only see visible limitations.

You grow by building on your strengths. By getting better at the things you're already good at. Become good enough and you become an expert.

Experts stand head and shoulders above everybody else.

Say YES to your big dreams, and your whole world changes.

You succeed when you do what it is you know.

Take action, and the purpose will be revealed.

Expect and demand the best from yourself and those around you.

You can be good, pretty good... or GREAT.

Acknowledge the people who have helped you. Nobody goes through life alone. Your successes are an accumulation of the things you have learned and the ideas you have gathered from the people you've met along the way.

As you grow and develop in your business, industry, community and family, your growth comes from those who came before you.

Remember: You're standing on the shoulders of giants.

The Power Of Enthusiasm:

Put enthusiasm into your work. Look forward - with excitement - to each new day.

Be energetic. Enthusiasm is contagious. It effects your colleagues, your customers, your family and your friends. You'll feel better when you put energy and enthusiasm into your life.

Vision And Values:

Think of your vision as a lighthouse. It's a beacon that lights the way and shows you the direction you want to go.

It shows you your path to success while illuminating the obstacles to be avoided.

When you know what your vision is you make better choices and build better relationships.
You are in control of your destiny. It's your life.

If you're not having the best year of your life, you're a fool to think it will get better if you don't make some changes.

Remember: Relevance is something we earn by the importance others place on what we do for them.

Building Relationships:

You are paid for your wisdom.

Knowledge is the information you get from reading books.

Wisdom is what you've learned from your experiences.

#1 Sales Secret:

Find out what the other person wants, then help him find the best way to get it. The best way to find out what someone wants it to ask. Learn how to ask brilliant questions and you'll be a huge success.

Remember: It's not about you. It's about them!
Think in reverse. Ask yourself these four questions:

1. What does the customer want?

2. What does the customer need?

3. What does the customer value?

4. What does the customer expect?

#1 Motivation Secret:

You can't make anybody do anything. The only way you can get anybody to do anything is to make the other person WANT to do it.

Remember: Logic makes people think. Emotion makes people buy.

People don't buy what they don't understand.

Add Humor - Laughter - To Your Life:

When something embarrassing happens, remind yourself that 'someday you'll look back on this...' and laugh.

Don't take everything so seriously. Since you're going to look back on this and laugh about it later. Then try to laugh about it now.

As you go through life, be flexible instead of rigid.

Expect that things won't go as planned. Plan for the unexpected. If something happens, you're prepared. And if it doesn't, you're better off.

See the humor in your life. Many events are funny, if you can take a step back and look at what's happened.

Take a deep breath and relax. Chill out, and laugh... in spite of life.

Remember: Everything becomes a wonderful story you can tell.

Changes and Choices

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them."

-- Phyllis Bottome

"To those who have confidence in themselves, change is a stimulus because they believe one person can make a difference and influence what goes on around them. These people are the doers and the motivators."

-- Buck Rogers

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress."

-- Charles Dickens

"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing."

-- Lady Nancy Astor

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Top 15 ReferDesk pages

I like to use ReferDesk and set it as my home page.

Bob Drudge, the Webmaster of ReferDesk, ranged the top 15 ReferDesk pages and have it at:

Top 15 ReferDesk pages

I had recommended it to my Students in DLS (SM 2 & 3 from NIE) and here are the first five sites listed on the page:

Newspapers - USA and Worldwide
- over 3,500 U.S. papers listed by state and over 1,500 international papers listed by continent/country.

Crosswords Resources
- over 75 links to top crossword puzzle sites and resources.

My Search Engines
- over 260 search engines in 19 subject categories.

Site of the Day Archives
- locate your favorite 'Site of the Day' in this archive dating back to August 1999.

First Things First
- start your day with easy access to top wire services, newspapers, comics, sports, weather, and much more.

If you like to see the rest, just visit:

Top 15 ReferDesk pages:

On planning

"People waste most of their waking hours every day going through the motions, chatting idly, shuffling paper, putting off decisions, reacting, majoring in minors and concentrating on trivia.

They spend their time in low priority tension relieving, rather than high priority goal-achieving activities."

-- Denis Waitley

"Planning is a real waste of time....for those who waste time."

-- Doug Firebaugh

"Every evening, write down the six most important things that you must do the next day.

Then while you sleep your subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish them. Your next day will go much more smoothly."

-- Tom Hopkins

"Failing to plan means planning to fail. What are your goals?"

-- Brian Tracy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

-- George Bernard Shaw

When I spent many long nights reposting my NIE 2003- 2005 SM 2 and 3 student name lists on my blog, I somehow do felt that I am doing something to fulfil my attachment and it is a burden that I self-imposed.

I think the memory I have in 2001 to 2007 teaching "Digital Literacy Skills" NTU students who are SM 2 and 3 scholars from PRC is something I treasured. At the beginning, we only have Microsoft Office Skills and Library Database Searching Techniques to impart to students. After web became a common communication interface, we introduced it in the course and started to use Geocities to compose web pages in 2002.

I have all the 2003 -2005 students' web sites log on my web pages for assessment purposes and it was a nice place for me to revisit it when I shown new students the work done by their seniors.
Thoughout the years, I have increased my teaching load from 4 classes to 7 classes per year.

Going retrospectively, it is a burden to do the list again now as some of the text were in html codes and have to be re-edited into normal text.

Having the list in the past years and building slowly is less stressful than converting it within a few days before 26 Oct 2009.

I just cannot bear having the list disappear forever when I know that Geocities is closing the free web hosting websites. That is why I think I am attached to my burden.

I do not think others will find my job worthwhile, yet somehow, I think if my ex-students found the listing in the future, they may appreciate it.

Well, I do it to keep my teaching memory in my treasure troll. It is something that is self-fulfiling for me. Hence, I echo what the quotation say, "People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them."

Do you do something like that once in a while?

If you do, you know what I mean and how I feel!


Dexterine Ho

GeoCities free web hosting is

GeoCitiesfree web hosting was closed on 26 Oct 2009!

Yahoo! will delete all GeoCities websites due to the closure of its free hosting service.

Yahoo! is closing not only GeoCities but also such services as Yahoo! Briefcase, Farechase, My Web, as well as Yahoo Pets, Yahoo Live, Kickstart and Yahoo For Teachers.

Here are some useful links that I had on my Geocities teaching webpages from 2003 to 2005:

Useful links:
3 D Textmaker Fun to experience! Animate your text and save it as animated GIF file!

Free Buttons Allow you to modify the colour of the buttons and add button text

Quotation sites List quotation sites for you to search for quotable quotes by subjects or keywords

Flash buttons Creating one or a panel of flashbuttons without tears

Anfy Homepage

Microsoft Top tips for PowerPoint

Searching Guide 1

Searching Guide 2

Learn PPT Onlline
Power Point Presentation:

* Presentation Scenario

* Presentation Exponents (A slide-to-slide guide)

New teaching web site at From 2006 June

Student's Home Work: Example

2005 teaching page

2004 teaching page

2003 teaching page

As most of the above teaching pages at Geocities ( are not accessible now, I just spent one whole day recreating my 2003- 2005's student name list on the blog.

The NIE SM 2 & 3 students' web project after 2006 are posted on Tripod: under the tab "DLS in NIE"

if you like to have direct access to the NIE teaching page, just visit

MY 2005 Student name list: SM 3 Group 1

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 3 Group 1

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)





MY 2005 Student name list: SM 3 Group 4

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 3 Group 4

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)





MY 2005 Student name list: SM 2 Group 9

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 2 Group 9

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Chen Qin
2 Ding Zejun
3 Fang Zhefei
4 Gao Zhiming
5 Huang Yuli

6 Lang Shuang
7 Li Guoliang
8 Li Hui
9 Li Yize
10 Liu Jiannan

11 Ma Ji
12 Sun Zhe
13 Wang Fei
14 Wang Tiantian
15 Weng Yao

16 Xia Yu
17 Yang Qian
18 Yang Shuai
19 Yang Yang
20 Zhu Wenchao

MY 2005 Student name list: SM 2 Group 10

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 2 Group 10

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Cui Yifang
2 Feng Xueying
3 Gu Yangshuo
4 Han Xiaohan
5 Huang Yingying

6 Li Sujie
7 Shu Haojiang
8 Su Le
9 Sun Zhongyinan
10 Wang Kaiwen

11 Wang Mengxi
12 Wang Xiang
13 Wang Xiao
14 Wu Jiawen
15 Xia Bingxing

16 Xiao Dezhong
17 Zhang Simin
18 Zhao Xumin
19 Zheng Yanchao
20 Zhong Hua

MY 2005 Student name list: SM 2 Group 11

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 2 Group 11

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Chen Mengli
2 Dong Feng
3 Guo Meng
4 Han Ling
5 He Shu

6 Huang Min
7 Ji Xiang
8 Li Chao
9 Li Shengjin
10 Luan Qianqian

11 Meng Lei
12 Wang Fang
13 Wang Liyong
14 Wang Renzhe
15 Wang Xiaole

16 Xie Yin
17 Zhang Chunyan
18 Zhang Hao
19 Zhang Xuan
20 Zhong Yuan

MY 2005 Student name list: SM 2 Group 12

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 2 Group 12

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Cao Luyan
2 Chen Yanhong
3 Cheng Xikai
4 Cui Min
5 Deng Chunhui

6 Gui Lin
7 Huang Qingyin
8 Ji Tuo
9 Li Yancheng
10 Li Yongmei

11 Ouyang Lili
12 Teng Lei
13 Wang Laohu
14 Wei Yazhe
15 Xie Wei

16 Xu Zhengji
17 Zhang Xiaoyue
18 Zhuo Jiali

MY 2005 Student name list: SM 2 Group 13

MY 2005 Student name list

SM 2 Group 13

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Chen Xi
2 Deng Lu
3 Huang Ruixiang
4 Jin Mengyi
5 Luo Danlin

6 Luo Jiayu
7 Nie Zhenzhi
8 Wang Lu
9 Wang Yawen
10 Xuan Zhiyang

11 Yang Xiao
12 Yang Xiaolu
13 Ye Shuqin
14 Zhang Jixin
15 Zhang Wentao

16 Zhang Yi
17 Zhao Wen
18 Zheng Encen
19 Zhong Hua
20 Zhou Yanyan

SM 2 and 3: optional web topics 2004

Interesting Places in Singapore and Memory of Singapore

Students' Choice in 2004 (Published on their Geocities Web Page which is not available now)

Great World Cities at Kim Seng Road
What to see: 9-12 Toilets with Thematic Deco

Parkview Square near Bugis Junctions
What to see: Statutes of famous personalites like Plato, Newton & Danty etc...

Orchid Garden at Botanic Garden
What to see: Orchid in four "seasons?"

National Institute of Education in NTU Campus
What to see: Library, Building of different Schools etc

Nanyang Technological University
What to see: Yunnan Garden, Chinese Heritage Centre, Nantah Lake, Canteen 1 and Lee Wei Nan Library

Singapore Memory and Singapore from the perspective of Chinese Scholars, 2004

A Colourful Singapore

Singapore and Everyone

Different Places Introduced in Students' Pages
*Sentosa *Singapore River *Life in NIE

MY 2004 Student name list: SM 3 Group 2

MY 2004 Student name list

SM 3 Group 2

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Cao Min
2 Chen Ye
3 Fu Chunmiao
4 Ge Bin
5 Hu Yueping

6 Huang Guangpu
7 Li Chong
8 Li Rui
9 Liang Kun
10 Liu Tong

11 Liu Wenhu
12 Pang Caiji
13 Qing Songlin
14 Qiu Ningyi
15 Sun Yuan

16 Tao Qian
17 Wang Fei
18 Wang Xiu
19 Zhang Li
20 Zhu Ling

MY 2004 Student name list: SM 3 Group 3

My 2004 Student name list

SM 3 Group 3

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Bai Yunfei
2 Cai Yi
3 Fu Haitao
4 Fu Kangkang
5 Gao Jing

6 Guo Min
7 Li Baihong
8 Li Xiaohui
9 Liang Peiyuan
10 Lin Lin

11 Ning Zeyu
12 Sun Zhuoxin
13 Yang Fan
14 Yang Mingfei
15 Yang Yizhou

16 Yu Hangying
17 Zhang Kuan
18 Zhang Guowei
19 Zhong Yuan

MY 2004 Student name list: SM 3 Group 4

MY 2004 Student name list

SM 3 Group 4

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Bei Junjun
2 Chen Yaqi
3 Guo Wei
4 Guo Xinqing
5 Jiang Mingxuan

6 Jin Xu
7 Lin Zhe
8 Liu Ting
9 Liu Xiao
10 Shan Wenming

11 Shao Jun
12 Si Guanglin
13 Suo Yujing
14 Wang Wei
15 Xu Mingming

16 Yao Yujin
17 Yu Liguo
18 Zhang Huiyuan
19 Zhang Juntao
20 Zhou Zheng

MY 2004 Student name list: SM 3 Group 5

MY 2004 Student name list

SM 3 Group 5

(All the links of the Geocities web pages created by them are now not available as Yahoo closed the free web hosting on 26 Oct 2009)

1 Bo Juyi
2 Chai Yu
3 Chen Xi
4 Dong Tongtong
5 Guan Xiaochong

6 He Mingguang
7 Hou Wanyi
8 Liang Dayang
9 Liang Yuanxi
10 Liu Hui

11 Luo Xiaodong
12 Ma Qian
13 Ren Ye
14 Shi Wenqian
15 Tang Haitao

16 Xiong Beili
17 Zhang Meng
18 Zhang Fan
19 Zhang Lei
20 Zhao Xiaolin