This National Day: Join Our Multilingual Doodle Date!
Let’s get creative with all things Singaporean in this special Doodle Date. Throw crazy Singapore-themed prompts at our artist and we’ll learn what to call your creations in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
Date: Saturday 5 August 2023
Time: 10 – 11 am (Singapore time)
which is Friday, August 4th, 7-8 pm (Pacific time) for our friends in the USA!
Venue: Online on Vimeo
Sign up with the button below, and we’ll email you the link before the event!
Our Multilingual, Multicultural Team!
Uncle Colin & Auntie Yen Yen
The founders of Dim Sum Warriors! Yen Yen holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College Columbia University, while Colin is a cartoonist who is also a qualified attorney in 3 jurisdictions.
萧老师 Teacher Hsiao
A certified teacher from Taipei, Hsiao laoshi has collaborated with us on numerous Doodle Dates and Bilingual Comic Jams!
Publisher & Author
Co-founder of Ungu Pen, a leading publisher of Malay children’s books. Her first bilingual (English-Malay) children’s book “There Are Saga Seeds in Our Pockets!” has been translated to Mandarin for the National Library Board and adapted into a digital online programme for the Esplanade Singapore.
Director & Educator
Lavanya is a media professional (Director and Scriptwriter) as well as a singer and music teacher. Trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani forms of music, Lavanya performs classical music concerts and collaborates with artists from across the world, and her work can often be heard on TV and radio. Students from her music school, ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ are part of many musical productions in Singapore.
What’s a Doodle Date?
DOODLE DATES are sessions where kids draw funny cartoons while learning new vocabulary in a relaxed bilingual (sometimes even multilingual!) environment!
The sessions are hosted by education professor and award-winning filmmaker Dr. WOO Yen Yen together with award-winning screenwriter and cartoonist of New York Times bestselling books Colin GOH and a guest Chinese teacher. We hold them several times a year, usually to celebrate a major festival or event.
Uncle Colin draws what the audience suggests—and everyone can draw along and learn accompanying words and phrases in both English and Chinese! It’s always a lot of fun, and we’ve even been told that entire families join in too.
All your kids need to have are pencils (or markers or colour pencils—whatever they like) and paper.