Monday, January 27, 2014

Event: Talk by photographer Wong Wei Yuet on "Fukushima Project - The Stories behind the Photos"

Photos from the talk by photographer Wong Wei Yuet on "Fukushima Project - The Stories behind the Photos", on Saturday, 25 January 2014.




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Event: Book Launch - Myth & Memory: Untold Stories of Bhutan, by Tshering Tashi

Photos from the book launch of Myth & Memory: Untold Stories of Bhutan, by Tshering Tashi, on Saturday, 18 January 2014.

 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Event: Talk by photographer Wong Wei Yuet on "Fukushima Project - The Stories behind the Photos", on Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 3:00pm.

Select Books is pleased to invite you to a talk by photographer Wong Wei Yuet on "Fukushima Project - The Stories behind the Photos", on Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 3:00pm.

Fukushima Project - The Stories behind the Photos
It's almost 3 years since the earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan. Since then, most of the news from Fukushima has been negative. However, how is it like to visit Fukushima? How are the people there? How do they feel?

Six months after the earthquake in northeastern Japan, Wei Yuet visited Fukushima, to listen to stories from friends, and to see how they are coping. Since that visit in 2011, he has been going back every summer, to help a kids camp, and also to visit friends.

During the talk, he will share some of the memories, and impressions of how it was like to venture into Fukushima, and invite discussion from the audience.

About Wong Wei Yuet
Wei Yuet is a self-taught photographer based in Singapore. He uses photography as a medium to explore issues. They include social, environmental, and cycling. In free time, he likes discussing ideas with friends over good coffee. His personal portfolio is at www.weiyuet.com.




Event: Meet-the-Author - Peh Shing Huei, author of When the Party Ends, on Saturday, 18 January 2014

Photos from the Meet-the-Author event with Peh Shing Huei, author of When the Party Ends, on Saturday, 18 January 2014.





Monday, January 6, 2014

Book launch: Myth & Memory: Untold Stories of Bhutan, by Tshering Tashi, on Saturday, 18 January 2014

Select Books is pleased to invite you to the book launch of Myth & Memory: Untold Stories of Bhutan, by Tshering Tashi, on Saturday, 18 January 2014, at 4:00pm.

Myth & Memory: Untold Stories of Bhutan
Over the years, Tshering Tashi has developed a uniquely personal style of commentary within the writing scene in Bhutan. Using traditional forms of storytelling to explain the historical background that often “finds reflection in contemporary social conflicts and dilemmas, he thereby encourages a more thoughtful and holistic view of current affairs. His well-researched and in-depth background narratives, subtly connected, add deeper social, political and cultural perspectives to the stories behind the headlines.

In teasing out these historical threads that colour the essence of many current issues, he reminds the reader that the past is father to the present, and that many contemporary issues can usefully be reviewed, discussed, revisited, and possibly redefined with a clear eye on traditional approaches to conflict resolution.

A presentation will be given by Tshering and Wai-ching.

Tshering Tashi is the author of Gongzim Ugyen Dorji the King's Aide, Diplomat par Excellence and Mysteries of the Raven Crown. He co-authored Symbols of Bhutan and Bold Bhutan Beckons. Tshering is a board director of Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (www.rspnbhutan.organd CEO of Jojos Adventure Bhutan (www.jojos.com.bt).

Wai-ching Lee is an intuitive healer, modern mystic. Professionally, as a certified Holistic Health Counselor and Therapist, she integrates communing with nature spirits, with energy medicine and nutritional/culinary consulting. An intrepid traveller and chronicler, she was a columnist and contributing journalist to Her World, Spa Odyssey, Spa Asia, The Daily Planet, and LOHAS. She is currently working on a book on energy/quantum medicine and healing. Her website is at: www.Creative-healing-arts.org

Date and Time
Saturday, 18th January 2014, 4:00pm

Location
Select Books
51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939
Tel: (65) 6337 9319