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Flea N Fun Raised A Very Well Done

September 27, 2009

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Dear OMers

We manged to conduct a road closure on Haji Lane on the 29th of August to have a flea market fundraiser to support Sunshine Home, a small establishment in Changmai, Thailand for less privileged hill tribe orphans. The day was filled with joyous smiles radiating from all corners of the street and some wonderful live musical performances, the highlight being the Voodoo Drums group. First of all we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the people on Haji Lane who came and supported the Flea and Fun Raiser and made the event possible. A big thanks to Barry Tan barry black n white from Going Om for conceptualizing, organizing and making the event a success. Thank you to all the stall owners and tenants on Haji Lane for supporting the event and helping to raise funds for Sunshine Home. For those of you who came for the event, we would love to hear some feedback from you on your thoughts about the event. Any general comments, suggestions or criticisms are more than welcomed for the team at Going Om. Let us know if you had fun, if you thought certain aspects could have been improved or whether you want us to organize another one. Please do share your ideas and thoughts with us and a big THANK YOU once again to everyone who made the Flea N Fun the successful fun event that it was.

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Thanks to Stephen Lew for all the Photos

Love & Blessings

The Om Team

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‘Flea & Fun’ Raiser

August 14, 2009
Just Another Excuse to Partay!!!

Just Another Excuse to Partay!!!

~ 29th August 2009, 12pm -10pm ~

Hosted by: Going OM @ 63 Haji Lane
Collab with: JAE2P & Positive Projects

Dear Go OMmers!

From the crew that brought you ‘Schools In Nepal Fundraiser’, we’re back with a bigger and better all-day event: ‘Flea & Fun’ Raiser!

Greta and Daphne went over to Changmai and came across Sunshine Home, a small establishment run by a local school director for less privileged hill tribe orphans.

The hill tribe people considered 2nd rate citizens, but by law, all children are given free education by the Thai Government. However, many stay in remote inaccessible places where dirt trails become muddy rivers over the monsoon.

Sunshine Home currently houses 8 hill tribe girls aged between 12 to 16, most of whom are too poor to afford daily meals, school materials and uniforms. It is encouraging though, that under the car of Mr Wit Chai and his wife, the two 16-year-old students have received scholarships for further education.

Mr Wit Chai and his wife shelters and feeds these girls for the duration of the school term (9 months). They have 2 daughters of their own. Mr Wit Chai pays for everything out of his own pockets and receives no funding from the government.

The future plans for Sunshine Home is to expand and eventually house up to 60 hill tribe orphans, but for now, we will do what we can to help with feeding them first.

Let’s put things into perspective here. This is how much it would cost to feed a child – approximately SGD$1 a day. It’s ridiculous isn’t it?

6 Baht – Breakfast
12 baht – Lunch
12 Baht – Dinner

So please do come on over for our ‘Flea & Fun’ Raiser! if you wish to set up a stall, it’s only $47. If not, just come on down and enjoy the great deals and all the activities we’ve got lined up for the evening!

The entire Haji Lane will be closed for us to hold our flea market. All the flea market stalls will be along the entire Haji Lane, and they’re now available for booking!

Each stall costs $47 and it will be funding the causes we support and future events like organizing educational trips and workshops for orphans.

The time will be from 11am (startup) till 11pm. When the sky turns dark, and we’ll be having even more activities after that! Drinks special, date auctions, musical performances, tribal drummers and fire spinners then take center stage.

Each stall will be 2m by 1m and whoever makes payment first gets dibs on stall location. No tables or chairs will be provided. Stall owners are to bring their own mats/tables/racks.

Stall booking will be confirmed upon payment. Deadline for payment: 15 August 2009 2359hrs.

To book, email Weiyan at cheeweiyan@gmail.com

Please note that we do accept donations and official receipts will be issued for those of you who wish to contribute monetary donations. Thank you!!

Love & Blessings
The OM Team.

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罗生门 Rashomon – Movie Night!

August 14, 2009

 

坠入真相的迷宫… Enter the labyrinth of the human mind...

坠入真相的迷宫… Enter the labyrinth of the human mind...

 

 

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Dear OMmers!

The Theatre Practice have been busy with rehearsals and the upcoming staging of ‘Rashomon’ in September. Meanwhile, they are taking time out to get together to watch Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 award-winning film adaptation!

Come and join the director, Kuo Jing Hong, and other cast members for an evening of good film and casual chit-chat @ Going OM! .. Admission is free!

All are welcome, and looking forward to seeing you!

Love & Blessings!!!
The OM Team

Date: 19th August 2009 Wednesday
Time: 8pm (film duration: 88 mins)
Venue: Going OM @ 63 Haji Lane
Admission is FREE!

click here for more information: http://blog.omy.sg/ttp

** Attendees of the screening will also enjoy 15% discount off $39 and $49 price categories.
(category 2 and 1 respectively, excluding $3 sistic surcharge)

About RASHOMON, the film:

Director : Akira Kurosawa
Accolades : This film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and also received an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards.

Synopsis : The film depicts the murder of a Samurai and the rape of his wife through the widely differing accounts of four witnesses, including the rapist and, through a medium, the dead man. The stories are mutually contradictory, leaving the viewer to determine which, if any, is the truth.

Language : In Japanese, with English Subtitles.

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A warrior and his wife are ambushed by a bandit in a bamboo grove. The warrior is slain. His wife, raped. A hundred years later, at the ruins of the Rashomon, a medium calls out to the lost souls. 

Will the truth be known? 

From the team who brought you the sold-out musical If There’re Seasons…, The Theatre Practice returns with the acclaimed suspense thriller, Rashomon. 

Based on the classic short stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, this literary masterpiece dwells largely on the subjectivity of perception of the witnesses surrounding an episode of rape and murder in the bamboo grove. Rashomon is a timeless classic with a strong cultural resonance, inspiring and influencing countless adaptations on stage and screen. The most famous screen version won Akira Kurosawa the Golden Lion and the Academy Honorary Award.

With arresting visuals, a new structure of suspense, and stunning manga-inspired character designs, this reworking of Rashomon by The Theatre Practice’s Resident Director Kuo Jing Hong promises to be an entertaining and exciting theatrical experience not to be missed!

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Performance Title: Rashomon 罗生门
Date: 03.09.09 – 13.09.09
Time: 8pm (Tues – Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Ticket Prices: $29, $39, $49(excludes $3 SISTIC fee)
15% discount for OCBC Cardmembers! (NOW till 31 July!)
10% discount for PAssion, POPULAR & SAFRA Cardmembers (NOW till 2 Sept!)

Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
Advisory: Some Mature Content

Grab your tickets from SISTIC now!
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一个武士带着妻子远行,途中被强盗骗进竹林,妻子被强盗强奸,武士被杀死……百年之后,古老的罗生门年久失修,一片衰败。一位灵媒潜入竹林,重新召唤所有死去的灵魂。 

真相就此会大白吗?

继音乐剧《天冷就回来》26场座无虚席后,实践剧场为你带来另一钜作——《罗生门》。这是一出逻辑推理反思人性的演出,揭开百年命案的面纱,让你坠入真相的迷宫!《罗生门》改编自日本鬼才作家芥川龙之介的小说,也曾是著名導演黑澤明引領日本電影走向世界的作品,历经半个世纪依旧光彩夺目,激发出各种改编作品不断被搬上荧幕与舞台。

这一次,实践剧场的驻团导演郭劲红将接受挑战!以全新的悬念安排、独特的形体展现,加上充满视觉冲击的人物造型和舞台设计,重新诠释这新奇诡异之作。你绝不容错过!

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剧目:罗生门
日期: 03.09.09 – 13.09.09
时间: 8pm (星期二至六), 3pm (星期六、日)
地点: 戏剧中心剧院
票价:$29, $39, $49 (不含 $3 SISTIC 订票手续费)
从即日起,OCBC卡会员可享15%折扣!(至7月31日)
百胜卡、大众书局卡及战备军协卡会员可享10%折扣!(至9月2日!)

华语演出,附英文字幕
注意:本剧含有少量成人议题

现在就前往购票!
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Understanding and living with Mother Earth : A Global Meditation

July 28, 2009
True change begins with each individual becoming accountable, not only for what is happening now but what will happen in the future.

True change begins with each individual becoming accountable, not only for what is happening now but what will happen in the future.

Join us, as we join the rest of the world in the hundreds of thousands, in a collective and conscious effort to heal Planet Earth.

We will sit in contemplation of the world that will be, in an hour of earthly creation with the highest degree of pure intention.

The time is to act now, especially when we know that the winds of change can be directed and this is our opportunity to consciously choose that direction of peace and abundance for Mother Earth and all its inhabitants.

Meditate, visualize and manifest peace and abundance for all.

This is the time when we see the world we choose to live in. See it in its entire splendor; and seeing even that which you could not believe to be true. Imagine in your mind a community sharing and caring for all. Imagine a world aplenty, utilizing systems that work hand-in-hand with our Earth for sustainable co-existence with humanity. See people’s needs and desires met in a loving, peaceful manner, co-operating in all so that it mutually benefits.

See it! Feel it! What does it look like? How does it feel like?

See the people in your life living in harmony. See the children of the world in comfort and delight, blessed with abundant choices. A co-operative humanity sharing a journey and seeing to the needs of all, including our great Mother Earth.

This is a movement for change, and it comes from a place of love and integrity. It demonstrates how many we are and that there is great strength in numbers. It brings a united front for those who know that we can make a difference in this world.

True change begins with each individual becoming accountable, not only for what is happening now but what will happen in the future.

When you align with others, you become a collective of very powerful creators. There are many changes coming for this world. The energy we hold as a collective will influence the outcome of those changes, but before we manifest more for ourselves we must put time and energy into manifesting a healthy planet and healthy people so that there will be things to enjoy in our future. We must unite in our similarities, and not dissolve our differences. Unite in the knowing that there is more-than-meets-the-eye.

Know that you can influence this time and space through your own actions and intentions.

Put your best foot forward; lay the plan of your intentions. It is up to each individual to find the way to incorporate living with selfless love and purity of intention everyday. =)

Love & Blessings!!!
Barry
p/s: If you can’t make it down, please participate wherever you may be, even if it is for a a shorter period of time.

The timing of Global Meditation:
Wednesday, 29th july at 0619hrs (6:19am) to 0719hrs (7:19am)

We are meeting at Going OM at 0530hrs and we will start the guided meditation from 0610hrs to 0710hrs. Complimentary Tea & Coffee and some light snacks will be served.

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Let our collective consciousness, consolidated in an awaking hour, create a new world of untold possibilities.

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Movement Thursdays

July 24, 2009

~ Have no expectations, as the best moments are of spontaneity!~

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Movement Thursday is a get together of fire shapers, poi spinners, staff twirlers, skill toy artists, object manipulators to hang out and practise and mind meld with one another in Singapore
Exchange skills, tricks and connect with your inner Jedi, playground gymnast, urban ninja and superhero every thursday, from 8pm. Spandex outfits optional. Toys, good vibes, open minds mandatory.

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At Going OM, fun is an understatement.

..and yes, it is of love and blessings, too!!

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Mystic Wednesdays

July 24, 2009

Rejuvenate in an evening of soul-discoveries..

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Going OM presents..
Mystic Wednesdays : Transformation with Magic and the Arts of the Mystics.
Every Wednesday, 8pm to 11pm

~ Magic and Mysticism becomes a very personal experience when it has nothing to hide. ~

~ Magic and Mysticism becomes a very personal experience when it has nothing to hide. ~

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Magic is powerful drama and the world, its stage. When people really witness magic, they hardly forget it. Magic strips away logic, and brings us to a place of constant wonder and enjoyment.

Be enchanted by Danny Koh, as he smashes the “magician stereotype” by putting up his own cutting edge and original style of magical presentations.

Experience how Danny connects with you on an extremely deep, emotional and personal level, and how he subtly orchestrates the impossible before your very eyes! If a picture paints a thousand words, Danny’s portrait of magic will grip you when you least expect it, leaving you speechless and asking for more!!

What is mysticism about? It is a way to attain knowledge and understanding. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you deal with the profoundly known while in mysticism you deal with the profound unknown.

Join us as Tang Xun give you insights that can open up doors you never thought were available. Through Xun’s intuitive readings, you will heighten your awareness by having a better understanding of the self. And, leave knowing that you can make better decisions in whatever circumstance you are in.

Indulge in yourself when Barry Tan shares with you an introduction to the secrets of Crystals and its magical properties. Pamper yourself with a clear Quartz crystal that clears a cluttered mind or a Moonstone to soothe and balance the emotions. These Crystals and many others, together with other wands and pendulums are available in the NewAge shop!

Alternatively, spend the evening exploring and handling various divination tools! Pick up a book on psychic powers, try your hand at a spread of tarot cards or read the Celtic rune stones for positive affirmations. Perhaps you can even pick up basic hypnosis for personal empowerment, learn numerology to fascinate your peers and feel the energies of a crystal wand. Guidance and instructions will be on hand.

Get insights to the mystery of life on Mystic Wednesdays!!

Love & Blessings!!!
The OM Team.

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The Cost of Cancer ..through the eyes of Charmaine Lim.

July 23, 2009

What fuels hopelessness?

Understanding a mother’s confusion and desperation.

Why do we raise funds when there is so little awareness and understanding.

Why does it seem that money is the only way to save a life?

Join us in an evening of sharing joy and sorrow through a series of open discussions.

It is time to surrender our fears to
questioning and understanding.
Love, care and honesty are the only requirements.

Date : 31st July 2009, 3pm-12am**

Venue : ‘Going Om’ @ 63 Haji Lane (Nearst MRT: Bugis, 8mins)

See you there!
The OM Team, in conjunction with
Singapore Neuroblastoma Cancer Support Group

**Performances and activities lined up from 8pm!

For more details, please check these websites:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130418202165

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9452032046

http://www.groups.to/goingom

http://www.groups.to/neuroblastoma.cancer.support

http://www.nbhope.org/

http://www.bandofparents.org/

http://ourfeistyprincess.blogspot.com/

You can also help Charmaine by donating through this website: http://ourfeistyprincess.com/

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