“Being Born”Film Screening

September.15,2014
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Comm Pte Ltd will be organizing the screening of the documentary film “Being Born” and the lecture “Children after the Great East Japan Earthquake” by Nanako Oba on 26 & 27 September 2014, for the first time in Singapore.
Seen by 350,000 Japanese, “Being Born (Umareru うまれる)” is the one of the biggest hit documentary film in Japan, which captured the trials and joys of four families and their real experiences surrounding “BIRTH”. Nanako Oba, who is one of the advisors for this film and a director of Life & Birth Studies Association in Japan, will be talking about her activities like how she supports children & mothers in areas affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami. She will also share her passion and thoughts accumulated through engaging in making the film “Being Born”.
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■[Event Summary] 
1st Show Date  26th September 2014 (Fri)
2nd Show Date  27th September 2014 (Sat)
Time: 10:00am12:30pm (Doors open at 9:30am)
Venue: The Japanese Association Singapore, L3 Auditorium 
Admission Fee: Adult S$35 / Student Discount S$25
Eligible Persons: Over 16 years old only [*It is rated R-16 by Singapore Media Development Authority policy since there is a scene on the process of giving birth. ID check is required at the entrance.]
Tickets Available at  http://beingbornsg.peatix.com/ 
 
■Film “Being Born” 
[104 mins / Japanese With English Subtitles]
 
A Story of Life, Family and Bonding.
“Being Born” is a documentary film produced in Japan in 2010, which is a real story of four families surrounding BIRTH. One couple struggles to come to grips with becoming parents because of their own childhood experience with parental abuse and strife. A couple lost their child on the day of delivery, while another couple has accepted a childless life after struggling to overcome infertility. And one couple raises an infant with an incurable disability.
This film will make you contemplate the meaning of being born, of being alive, and consider the bonds you have with your parents, your partner, your children, yourself and society.
・Director & Filming: TOMO Goda / Producer: Tomoko Ushiyama
・Toronto Japanese Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
・Official Website  http://umareru.jp/en/
■Lecture by Nanako Oba
[English Interpreter Yoko Yuile]
“Children after the Great East Japan Earthquake 3.11
- The things we learnt from once in a 1,000 years disaster ”
3 years and a half have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Many people who have lost their houses in affected area are still forced to live in small temporally housings. This time in Singapore, Nanako will talk about what are the desperately-needed assistance for children & mothers who are there, and what we can do for them.
Nanako Oba is a director of Life & Birth Studies Association, and a director of Birth Sense Institute Co Ltd. She established Birth-Coordinator training program by profession in 1997 to educate the knowledge of pregnancy and to impart the value of human life to people in many generations. Her educational program “Life & Birth Studies”, which strongly empowers parent & child to raise their self-esteem, is highly commended among government bodies, schools, PTA and many corporations in childcare industry. Nanako is a mother of 2 sons and 3 daughters.
■“Nurturing Future Generations Project” for East Japan 3 Prefectures
 by Life & Birth Studies Association 
 
“Nurturing Future Generations Project” is about providing educational program “Life & Birth Studies” and contraceptive-focused sex education by professional midwives to children in 19 elementary schools, 13 junior high schools and 3 high schools, in Kesennuma City, MIYAGI Prefecture.
The aim of this project is to elevate children’s individual self-esteem and support them to build a happy and loving family in the future. Another important purpose is to help reduce the high suicidal rate in Japan caused by unwanted pregnancy, abuse, isolation or depression. It will be spreading over the schools in FUKUSHIMA and IWATE Prefectures in the near future.
Proceeds from this event (after deduction of expenses) will be used as the funds of this project.
■This event is organized by Comm Pte Ltd 
[Comm Pte Ltd ] 
Publishing Japanese Media (J+PLUS, Hello Singapore, FM96.3 Expats Radio) 
Event Planning & Organizing, Sales & Promotion
■For more information, Contact
Comm Pte Ltd  TEL +65 6336-0963

September.15,2014
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news update

September.14,2014
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The outstanding and most unique view from my suite on the 108th floor

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 10.22.09 AM SORRY FOR BEING SILENT LATELY
Striking view from my hotel suite right now on the 108th floor of the spectacular Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong where I am staying this weekend.  I can see that I have 126 pending private messages on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/inessensei and I will surely reply to all when can I find the time, please kindly be patient with me. Much love from Hong Kong, tomorrow back to Shanghai for the GUESS GIRL CHINA SEARCH and finals. Above: Photos of my room at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong

September.14,2014
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Hiromi and Yuka

September.13,2014
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My lovely Japanese cousins Hiromi and Yuka Mori came to spend the week with our family, Missing you girls already, come back soon xoxo
私の、親愛なるいとこ、HiromiとYukaが日本から来てくれたの!1週間、私の家族とシンガーポールで過ごしてくれたんだけど、もうすでにとっても恋しいわ!
Hiromi、Yuka、早くまたシンガポールにきてね!
xoxo
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September.13,2014
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Just arrived in Shanghai, in my hotel room

September.11,2014
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SHANGHAI LIVE


Just arrived in Shanghai, in my hotel room, Valerie took this picture to send to my children   Sharing with you all hehehe…

Love Shanghai, such a vibrant city. Tomorrow auditions all day for the GUESS GIRL CHINA SEARCH   Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 5.56.27 PM

 

Models in China are so tall and so beautiful wow!!   hum…. Valerie took these pictures of me yesterday in Beijing during our audition break :)

Check http://club.ellechina.com/thread-4042021-1-1.html

 

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September.11,2014
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Answering my comments – about bags

September.7,2014
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Ines, I do not have the money to buy expensive designer bags and I do not want to wear copies. What do you suggest to make an impact without paying a lot? Thanks in advance.
Lea, Singapore

 

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Dear Lea,
Try to find a colorful bag Gypsy style that goes with casual wear, they do not cost much and create a cool style. The bag in the picture is actually on sale at DREAM FACTORY. And by the way, we are back in our studio in Tanjong Pagar this week.

76A Peak Seah Street, Tanjong Pagar (the pink door)

www.dreamfactory.sg

September.7,2014
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