Congratulations The Real Reunion!
Post Date : 2014-03-11
I attended an event organized by my final year students on March 9, 2014 where 40 families gathered to bond through meals at Blisshouse Singapore. Guest of Honor, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ms Low Yen Ling encourages families to support The Real Reunion's movement and plan dining dates with our loved ones! It was not the Chinese New Year reunion dinner but a reminder to encourage families to dine together more frequently and the resiliency of families come under attack from the stresses of living in a modern society which requires families to fork out many hours in the professional work life.
Out of 303 respondents (aged 18 to 25) their survey indicated that today's youth might not find dining together a necessity. Work, school and other distractions make it harder for a family to sit together for a meal. We might have experience one of these scenes during our meal times:
- the parent who could not stop updating his social media status
- the child who needs an Ipad to settle down
- or the kid who refuse to eat if TV is not turned on.
As the supervisor of the project, I was invited by the students to say a thing or two about family and I harked back to the time when my mother who rushed home in her motorcycle alongside the entourage of the Sultan of Kedah in Malaysia, only to be pulled over by the police. They let her go because she kept stressing her desire to come home with a meal for both my brother and I. It was truly a memorable event especially when we realized that she had worn her helmet the wrong way!
Photo Credit: Pink Blue Photography.
Check here for some videos about their project.
Hello! Hello! My name is YEOH Kok Cheow (KC Yeoh for short). Originally from Malaysia, I have been calling Singapore home since 2003. My passion in design which led to teaching has taken me from the foggy city of San Francisco in California where I earned my BFA and MAIA degrees to the provincial town of Magnolia in Arkansas to sample what the deep south is like, to desolate Lubbock in Texas for my PhD, and historical Savannah in Georgia, USA before settling in Singapore where I was being recruited to help set up the Visual Communication department at the School of Art Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University. I'm now a lecturer of graphic communication from the division of Public and Promotional Communication at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2003.
As a practicing graphic designer and academic practitioner, my research is drawn from new media practice through teaching, writing, publication, exhibition and curation of creations across many other art, design and media platforms. My visual interest involves the integration of social message in the form of activism with themes within humanistic, social, religious, commercial, educational, and spiritual contexts to facilitate social tolerance and communal understanding particularly in the following areas:
- Visual Communication
- Brand consulting
- Development of visual identity systems
- Environmental graphics (Signage)
- Publication design
- Package design
- Advertising & promotional campaigns
- Experience design
This site is a record, archive, notebook and sketchbook of my years as a student, graphic designer, and now a lecturer. In addition to teaching and the continuing practice of design, I also conduct training for design related classes, exhibit internationally, present at conferences, publish in journals and have won awards over the years.
Drop me a line or two if you're interested in my work or my services.
KC Yeoh, Ph.D.