Final episode of #justlikeyou. Watch how Timothy achieves his lifelong dream of writing and recording a song with famed musicians! Tonight on Channel NewsAsia at 8.30PM. Catch up on previous episodes on https://www.channelnewsasia.com/…/video-on-de…/just-like-you
Second last episode! Akram was born with skeletal dysplasia but his condition doesn't stop him from taking his childhood dream to another level as he learns from a shifu in comic drawing. Tonight on Channel NewsAsia at 8.30pm. #justlikeyou
Congratulations to Ochre Pictures’ Directors, Jean Yeo and Lay Har on their nomination for Lion Mums Ep 2 and 25 for Best Direction for Lion Mums Season 2 at the New York Festival and Producers Rowena, Eve and Team for Best Youth Entertainment Programme for Make Me A Super! #lionmums #lionmums2 #ochrepictures
Good films are timeless and borderless... The Leap Years was screened 10 years ago but still has fans in Canada, China and amongst Singapore’s youths now! Booyah to this bunch of feisty young adults from Temasek Poly Comms and Media studies who met Director Jean Yeo and Producer Pedro Tan!! Thanks Kelvin Seah, their Lecturer for the invite! #theleapyears #catherinelim #temasekpoly
As a child, Alan loved role-playing but was told he could never be an actor - because he was deaf. Some 30 years later, he's getting the chance to bust that myt...h. Has he got what it takes? You tell us.
#JustLikeYou, a new documentary on rethinking disabilities, every Monday.
(Update: Alan's wife's name, which is spelt here as Sharlene, should be Charlene.)
Humbled and Thankful! For one of our Lion Mums character, MinYi played by Vanessa Vanderstraaten, to be up there To be up there with Queen Elizabeth from The Crown and Denaerys from Game of Thrones and a whole host of other females!!! Ochre Pictures is glad we are able to share stories of single parenting in Singapore and stories that matter! Go go go women power!!!! #lionmums2 #lionmums
Humbled and Thankful! For one of our Lion Mums character, MinYi played by Vanessa Vanderstraaten, to be up there To be up there with Queen Elizabeth from The Crown and Denaerys from Game of Thrones and a whole host of other females!!! Ochre Pictures is glad we are able to share stories of single parenting in Singapore and stories that matter! Go go go women power!!!! #lionmums2 lionmums
Thanks for the heartfelt note, Friends of ASD families!
One evening, Joanne from The HEART Enterprise called me and shared excitedly that her friend Jean from Ochre Pictures would like to host an outing to River Safa...ri on 6 November and asked me to help get 10 parent-child pairs for the event. It was a challenge getting people to join on a school day but as it turned out, those who signed up gave our hosts and volunteers a good sense of what Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) really meant. We had a good mix of children, youths and adults ranging from mild to very challenging ends of the spectrum.
It was a privilege for me to help in organising this outing as I had the opportunity to meet and interact with youths and young adults with autism, as well as their parents who are veteran warriors by now. It gave me a glimpse into the post 18 future which has constantly been weighing on my mind. Many youths and young adults with autism are languishing at home once they reach 18 years when special education schools can no longer keep them. There is a dire lack of employment opportunities, sheltered work places and day activity centres for the autism population in general. Even those who have graduated from ITE or Polytechnics will not find it easy to land a job.
The invitation to an outing was thus a welcome break from days of boredom for some of those who came. I was particularly heartened that two fathers took time off from work to come with their sons. I have heard so many challenging stories about one of these boys in the last few years and finally met him in person at this outing. Seeing his smiles during this outing was simply indescribable! As for the other boy (actually adult), he basically ditched his dad and was happily interacting with other caregivers and in particular, our host, Jean. Every time I turned, he was seen clutching her hand instead of dad’s. Such moments were the highlights of the day for me. Encouraged by the supportive nature of the group outing, both daddies told me that they look forward to more of such opportunities to bring their sons out more often. Indeed, going out on our own can be very stressful sometimes but being together in a group gives us hope and strength to carry on. This rang so true for me as JY was showing some challenging behaviour halfway through the trip. I was very grateful for the understanding responses from fellow caregivers who made such a huge difference to help me reach a manageable outcome.
Thank you Joanne for availing us to this priceless opportunity for interaction and friendship and your utmost efforts in making our day despite nursing a bad flu. Kudos too to your young charges, Sarah and Caroline who did a great job to ensure transport and lunch were hassle-free for the families. Last but not least, heartfelt thanks to Jean and Pedro as well as their staff, not merely for your generous sponsorship, but for extending your hands of friendship and support to the group.
Hooray for Vanessa and Nurul!! Their Halloween costume were voted with the most number of pumpkins!!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🕸🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃