Welcome to APAW II! This year we will have 6 themes spread over the year. Each theme will be opened by a guest speaker who will share what his interpretations for the theme are during the first week of the opening month.
After 8 weeks we will have a joint sharing session where the guest speaker will come down to talk more about the theme and we will invite YOU to come down and share with your interpretations of the themes. For those of you who wish to get critiqued, our guest speaker will then share his thoughts on your photos.
At the end of each night we will hold a small lucky draw for all attendee's. For the opening month and in support of 30 years of Total Defence, the theme will be "Because you played a part". Photos submitted during this theme will be curated by a panel and chosen photos will be displayed via projected slideshow at the National Museum of Singapore from 15 to 23 Feb 2014, during the period of the Total Defence interactive exhibition “TD30: An Experiential Showcase”.
We will also invite everyone who submits down to the bi-monthly gathering to be held during the last week of February.
For this opening theme submissions will be accepted up till 5th February 2014 @2359Do read the terms and conditions for submission over from the album description.
To encourage continuous participation, people who are able to submit consistently for all 6 themes will be entered into a grand draw at years end and stand a chance to win up to $1000 worth of prizes.
So get out those camera's and start submitting!
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The Secret Nutrition in Soy Protein
Soy protein is extracted from soy beans, and it contains the essential amino acids that are necessary in a healthy diet. These amino acids are termed essential because the human body cannot create them. The body has to extract them from other sources. The essential amino acids are vital for the body's growth and reparation. Essential amino acids also help combat the negative effects of physical stress. In addition to essential amino acids, soy protein contains vitamins and minerals which are important for good health.
The Benefits of Soy Protein
Research suggests that using soy protein as a meat alternative can reduce cholesterol levels, as soy products are low in cholesterol and fat. The benefit of using soy products as a meat substitute is especially evident with people who have high cholesterol.It's believed that the use of soy protein instead of meat can decrease the risk of heart disease. Soy products contain less fat than meat.Soy protein helps fight hunger pangs, and by incorporating soy into your diet, you will feel fuller for a longer period of time after a meal. This will help curb the urge to snack on unhealthy foods.Soy protein is a useful component in diets that are high in protein but low in carbohydrates.Many products that make use of soy also contain fiber, which is necessary for ahealthy diet.Soy protein is thought to decrease the risk of a variety of illnesses, including cancer.Soy protein is easy to digest by the body when compared to other foods that contain protein.
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Zen Koan: Maybe
A farmer’s horse ran away. His neighbors gathered upon hearing the news and said sympathetically, “That’s such bad luck.”
“Maybe,” the farmer replied.
The horse returned on his own the next morning, and brought seven wild horses with it. “Look how many more horses you have now,” the neighbors exclaimed. “How lucky!”
“Maybe,” the farmer replied.
The next day, the farmer’s son attempted to ride one of the wild horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. “How awful,” the neighbors said. “It looks like your luck has turned for the worse again.”
The farmer simply replied, “Maybe.”
The following day, military officers came to town to conscript young men into the service. Seeing the son’s broken leg, they rejected him. The neighbors gathered round the farmer to tell him how fortunate he was.
“Maybe,” said the farmer.
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