A graduate of Master of Arts in English Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), ROSIE WEE was Head of Department (English and Literature) in a secondary school before her retirement in 2005. Post retirement, she was a part-time tutor at the Centre for Language and Communication at NUS from 2006 to 2011. She has conducted workshops and training sessions in materials development and pedagogy for teachers in Singapore, Soroako (Sulawesi), and Chongqing Technology and Business University, People’s Republic of China.
Marshall Cavendish has published two of her children’s books: Pinky and How the Tiger Got Its Stripes, in addition to English books for schools in Singapore and the Caribbean. The Awakening: Stories & Poems was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival 2018. The National Library of Singapore endorsed the book and it is available in all the public libraries. One of her short stories, “The Awakening”, was included in I M AGE: NUS Senior Alumni 5th Anniversary Commemorative Book 2010–2015.
She has also self-published Through My Lens (a juxtaposition of her paintings and poems), and a non-fiction self-help book, You Are A Mess: How to Remove the Parasites and Live a Clutter-free Life. PASSAGE, a magazine for the Friends of the Museum, has featured a number of her essays. Her article, “Teaching Language Through Literature”, has been published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Singapore in the ASCD Review, Volume 19 No. 2.
As a volunteer docent, she guides at the National Museum of Singapore and the National Gallery, Singapore. She is in her element when sharing her knowledge of art, culture, and history with visitors to the museum. As a volunteer with the National Library Board and RSVP Singapore, she has interviewed individuals and written interview scripts for the Singapore Memory Project, Oral History Centre (National Archives of Singapore), Singapore Bicentennial Project, and the RSVP 20th Anniversary Commemorative Book.
Rosie paints, and her works have been sold at charity dinners. One of her paintings has been donated to her church, and proceeds from the sale of some of her works have been donated to the church.
Her joie de vivre includes reading, writing, painting, travelling, enjoying a meal with friends and loved ones, and walking trails in the forest reserve.