Charity and social projects

charity1charity3 charity2Some members spent a lot of their time and also money doing charity work. They could be working in a home or ophanage or an old-age home, looking after kids or older folks.

For others, it could mean support a building project for a library, cooking for a self-help kitchen or teaching language at a local village. All these charity and social work could be in Singapore or any of the nearby countries. It could be in the Philippines, Batam, Thailand, or in a disaster zone.

I think it is nice to hear what you are doing or had done offering charity work and social services. Be it paid or volunteer, share with us. The more detail you tell us, the more others will get to understand. Some of us may be interested to join you in your charity projects. Charity is very personal.

Terence Seah

I need a new lease on life, do you?

A chance to improve one’s situation or to live longer or more happily without plastic surgery is all I strive for. Where I am today is the result of the choices and habits I made and also what I eat. I am going on a 30 days meat fast with the hope that some of the maladies which I now experience will be reverse. Yes, no meat, no fish and no eggs….. I just discovered that sugar or too much carbo is not the culprit but the oil that we consume is what our bodies suffer from. I believe one day I can be free from insulin.

The thought is still on my mind and I have not started on it. The spirit is willing but the body is weak. I am looking for like-minded person to join me on this arduous journey. Share with us here what other method is available beside mango?

Desperate Dan.

Social Dance Nite at Paya Lebar Kovan CC on Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Dear Dance Enthusiasts……

This place is for you, do indicate your interest here and join me for the Social Dance Nite. Thank you!

 3 1 2

Event Details:
Date: Friday, 25 Jul 2014
Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Fees: $3.00 (Mineral water plus Curry Puff or Finger food)
Music: Jeffrey Gan
Venue: Paya Lebar Kovan CC (Multi-purpose air-cond Hall)
Blk. 207, Hougang Street 21

Ah Nee (Event Coordinator)  :)

Attendees: the more the merrier……

Ah Nee
Susan Chang
Molly Chua
Lily Ho
Thomas Loh
Zara Lim
Lydia Chin
Judy Lim
Dorine Tan
John How
Jame Chan & partner
Bobby Bok
plus our retiree friend from Shanghai
plus a friend from the investment talk (cannot put his name)hehehe
Carly Gee
Dolly Lim

Malacca Getaway – Saturday, 2 Aug (no overnight stay)

Yawning Owl





So you want to go somewhere to break away from the humdrum of everyday routines but not too far – somewhere short and sweet…….. and cheap. Malacca is a favourite place for short getaways, just 2 hours’ drive from Causeway, I bet some of you must be very familiar with this place like the back of your hand.

Are you missing the strolls along the nostalgic streets of the 60s on home ground? And how about bringing home some authentic cooked food paste which is strongly recommended by a friend who has just visited Malacca – looks like she found her pot of gold.  That’s what she said:  ”I bought the prawn noodle paste in Penang and was looking for it in Singapore but cannot find.   So happy found it in Malacca!” Got a list of what else to buy from another veteran visitor to Malacca but I will share the tips when we are there.

A fan of all the A-Z deals in town that flood my mailbox, so I sussed this out as usual, done my homework, and all good things must share, share, so this is dedicated to all my friends in SHC.   And no,no! No restriction on popular blackout dates – cheap deals always give us what’s left of the lull days from Sun to Thurs, when there’s nobody to bring out the carnival mood, when all the stalls go “mc” and the streets are like ghost town, “buay lao jiat leh”.  But this is on a SATURDAY! – it’s the only happening day in Malacca.

Here’s the brief of the itinerary given by the deal company,  For $60.00 you’ll get:

  • Honey Bee Shop Visit
  • 2-way coach transfers
  • Visit to Baba Nyonya Museum
  • Lunch at Baba Nyonya Restaurant
  • Seafood dinner
  • Malacca City Tour to Jonker Street, Christchurch, A’Famosa
  • Free & Easy Shopping

0630hrs: Assemble at Newton Hawker Centre Carpark for departure to Malaysia. Depart via 2nd Link, includes stops for toilet breaks and for breakfast (at own expense), to be made en route.

Leave Malacca at 5.00 pm for JB for the seafood dinner. Reach home by 10.00 pm.   May be back earlier as they prefer to state a later time to play safe.

There’s a quota on the numbers for a busload, therefore need to remind you that seats are confirmed  based on payment and provided we can get 40 seats filled up, but there’s a group already signed up.  Just need 25 more.

Just to address some curious minds, I have no vested interest.  The price of $60 is pre-printed in their mailer.   Best part is that it’s not a working day so we don’t have to worry whether we have to meet work deadlines.

Please register by this Saturday, 19 July  2014.   Payment of $60 to my posb savings account no: 102-15222-0.   Thank you.


  1. Susan
  2. Friend
  3. Friend
  4. Friend
  5. Friend
  6. Friend
  7. Friend
  8. Friend
  9. Friend
  10. Friend
  11. Friend
  12. June Lee *
  13. Lily Ho *
  14. Rosalind Lee *
  15. Richard Wong *
  16. Moon Wong *
  17. Gabriella Chua *
  18. Joyce Kwok *


* paid


Mango: The New Diabetes Cancer Buster

Do you believe in this? The leading guy who did the research is a PhD fella and not a medical doctor! All this while I thought blood sugar will dramatically increase with consumption of Mangoes…. try this and then measure your blood sugar! Looks like the world is turning upside down now!
Incredible news!

Jonathan Benson, staff writer.
(NaturalNews) The most popular fresh fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes, and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer.

Research recently presented at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), for instance, revealed that eating mangoes every day can help moderate and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content. This is good news for people with type 2 diabetes who may benefit from consuming mangoes regularly as part of a low-sugar diet.

For their study, researchers tested the effects of mangoes on a group of obese animals, some of whom were given 10 grams of freeze-dried mango every day for 12 weeks. At the end of three months, the blood sugar levels of those animals that consumed mango were compared to those that did not consume mango. Based on the data, mango consumption was found to result in a significant decline in blood sugar levels.
“Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds,” says Dr. Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., author of the study.
Similar research out of Australia found back in 2006 that eating mango can also help decrease inflammation and resulting high cholesterol, as well as block the formation of various health conditions included under the banner of metabolic syndrome. In essence, mangoes actually work better than cholesterol drugs at naturally balancing and optimizing cellular function throughout the body.

“We don’t know yet how the whole thing’s going to play out but we know some of the individual components (of mango) activate these receptors and even inhibit them,” said a doctor from University of Queensland about the effects of mango consumption on cellular processes. “That could end up with positive nutritional health benefits for diabetes and high cholesterol.”
And again in 2011, researchers from Oklahoma State University found that mango consumption helps lower insulin resistance and improve glucose tolerance in test mice. The same study also found that mangoes help normalize lipid levels throughout the blood, which in turn can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.
Eating mangoes can also help you avoid cancer.
But the health benefits of mango do not stop here. Science has identified more than 4,000 different antioxidant polyphenols in the plant kingdom, and many of these polyphenols are present in mangoes. The primary benefit of these polyphenols is that they scavenge damaging free radicals and protect cells against damage, which is believed to facilitate and even promote cancer.

“If you look at [mango] from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking superfood,” says Dr. Susanne Talcott, who together with her husband discovered back in 2010 that mango compounds target both colon and breast cancer cells.
“What we found is that not all cell lines are sensitive to the same extent to an anticancer agent. But the breast and colon cancer lines underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Additionally, we found that when we tested normal colon cells side by side with the colon cancer cells, that the mango polyphenolics did not harm the normal cells.”
In other words, mango compounds effectively target and eliminate harmful cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, a phenomenon that is unique to nature and nowhere to be found in pharmaceutical-based medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation, for instance, which are the two most popular conventional treatments for cancer, damage healthy cells along with malignant cells, which is why the treatments are a failure as far as long-term survival is concerned.

This goes against our “logical” mind but nature continue to surprise our understanding.
But we just need to remember this wisdom ” Your way is not my way and You will not understand my way”


Free Music at the Esplanade Concourse on Friday, 11 July 2014

Hi Everyone

If you enjoy songs from the 50s like those sung by Ge Lan etc, do join me at the Esplanade Concourse for an evening of free Concert of Chinese music done in jazz style.
First set is 7.15pm to 7.45pm and the second set is from 8.15pm to 8.45pm. It will feature a 5-piece band.

If you have nothing on that night, do come and join me. See ya soon.


July 2014 Online Fleamart

shcfleamart The guidelines and regulations for advertising on the online flea mart have been revised to include more services and to widen the scope of personal items or services.  Comments/queries regarding an advertisement are now permitted. 

 If you have personal/’professional’ skills like dressmaking, clothes alteration,  repairing / mending/fixing…. do advertise your services.  This online flea mart site is here to serve members (not companies), so do make full use of it.  

 Guidelines (regulations)

1. Each advertisement must not be longer than 10 lines.

2. Members can advertise dress alteration, plumbing, cooking, cake making, bak chang sale, care services, etc.  Personal items from your storeroom are welcome. Not for Corporate products and services.

5. Enquiries/comments  regarding the item/service advertised permitted.

6. You may provide e-mail address for contact.  MLM and Email collecting for other purposes not permitted.  URLs are not permitted.

Terence Seah

We see more and more elderly people around us


Two Sundays ago, I took this shot of an elderly lady in the park; she was enjoying herself in the middle of the city.  She didn’t say a word, and while I was looking at her, neither did the caregiver say a word.  But, I could sense in the lady the feeling of peace and satisfaction. This picture was not taken in Singapore.

Then, I began to see myself and my fellow SHC friends and members in a wheelchair. Various thoughts came to my mine.  Many of us are fit, perhaps working and enjoying our lives.  We cannot wait to see the rest of the world; so many countries to go and not enough time.  We feel we are still somewhere up there, and that we have made it after all these years; and that no one should tell us what to do, how to do it right and that I am wrong.  Then, one day, we land up in that wheelchair.  No one talks to us, not even the caregiver, if we have one.

Ever since SHC started in 2005, I see many fit and young faces among Club members. Where will we be?

Terence Seah

Monthly walk: Sat,12Jul… loop around..!

Date:  Saturday, 12th July 2014  (ie., 2nd Saturday)
Start Time:   9am sharp. (please be on time as you will not be able to meet up with us!)
Duration:     approx 3.5hrs, excludes ‘take 5s’

Meeting Point: Marymount MRT, Exit A to ground level.
ECs:  Christina Chan, Charles Wee & Alice Seah.

Into the woods we,,,,, Tread softly, Talk quietly!

MacRitchie Loop……. round the entire reservoir! including the TreeTop
Walk…. hooray!

MacRitchie Reservoir needs no introduction.

It was opened in 1967 and through the years, trails were launched,
boardwalks were built.  Several trails are named after tree species
commonly found along the trails eg., Prunus, Petai, Chemperai,
Jering and Petaling.

It is still a popular recreational area, esp in the mornings
during weekends or public holidays, many different groups of walkers,
hikers, families young and old are found along the various trails.

TreeTop Walk** – a 250m long freestanding suspension bridge between
the 2 highest points in this Central Catchment Nature Reserve
(MacRitchie), still the 1st of its kind in Singapore.

Be delighted with panoramic views, green green grass, giant trees,
close encounters with thousand species of flowering plants,
keep your eyes opened in case you chance upon native creatures,
insects, birds…..white-bellied Fish Eagles soaring above.

**TreeTop Walk:  those who decides not to go across this, our
Ms AliceS will lead you through another route.

Please bring along a snack or fruit for the extra “energy boost”!

This walk will end past norm lunch hour ie., we will have a late lunch.
Therefore, will help to reserve lunch for you at the Cafeteria.
There are varieties but servings are limited.

If you want lunch:
please place order(indicate Item No.), make payment upon registration.
It seems silly to collect such a small amount, however, Cafeteria requires a
deposit due to bad experiences, if it is a no show of 1 or 2 pax/orders, I can
pay for it but if more, will not be possible as I will not be needing additional
ordered lunch at all.

To simplify, only 3 choices:
1)  Laksa  (yummy good!)    … 4.50
2)  Mushroom Chicken Noodle … 4.50
3)  Chicken Chop Rice         … 5.50

Remit payment to POSB Savings Account No.  542-107-561.

Last order for lunch: Monday 07.07.2014!

Additional lunch orders: extended to Friday 11Jul, 12noon!

Walk Team ECs: Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim,
Judy Lim, June Koh, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Veronica Wong,
and I, Christina CL Chan, signing off….

Join us for an intimate encounter with Flora!

Please ink your name here incl your lunch choice with payment….

  LAKSA   MUSHROOM Chicken Noodle   Chicken CHOP RICE
1 Christina Chan – pd 4 Daisy Yeo – pd 10 Bessie Lam – pd
2 Charles Wee – pd 11 June Koh – pd 13 Esther Mok – pd
3 Alice Seah – pd 15 Andrew Koh – pd
5 Judy Lim – pd 16 Gingko Tay – pd
6 Lily Ho – pd
7 Bobby Bok – pd
8 Susan Tan
9 Irene Poh – pd
12 Goh Ah Lam – pd
14 Maureen Lee – pd
17 BernieC – pd
18 Helen Wong 24 Michael ? 30 John How
19 TK Pow 25 Eddy Lee 31
20 Henry See 26 Margaret Chua 32
21 Winnie Tan 27 Ronald Lee 33
22 Charles Chua 28 Vincent Lim 34
23 Lee Ah Nee 29 Shirley Tan 35

SilverHairs Enterprise has just set up a payment counter

payment counter1payment counter2 payment counter3SilverHairs Enterprise (SHE) intends to be more active.  In the past few years, SilverHairs Enterprise was used as the entity to engage companies, other social groups and government departments. We had not run activities under SHC before. Depending on the activities, SHE may be the entity to run some of the larger activities for SilverHairs and Singaporeans, PRs in general.  SHE is a business entity and is not intended to function at a loss.  Currently, SHE owns the website domain and all names related to the SilverHairsClub.

Different committee will be identified to run larger gatherings and programs.  Committee members will be compensated.

If there is payment required for the SilverHairs Enterprise activity, payment will be made online via Paypal or credit card.  A button has been set up on the right column of SilverHairsClub;.com.

Thank you to Jassmine Teo, Yew Kwong and Hew Lee for triggering the idea of online payment.

Terence Seah

System update to Version 3.9.1 this Sat 5 Jul 2014

announcement2  attention

Hi everybody,

We are going to update our SHC system to a higher revision level Version 3.9.1.

The date for this operation will be Sat 5 Jul 2014 from 0100 hours.  This will take a few hours, and we should back by Sat 8am.  Our guys in India will handle the change and cross-over.  What the changes are, I am not sure of the details.  But, I am told it will not be major.

Good luck.

** We attempted a version update on 5th July; but finally decided to abort the update and revert to the earlier version for simplicity and convenience reasons.

Terence Seah


coffee4coffee2  coffee1

Dear all ~

How time flies… another month has passed.  It’s time for our July coffee chat.  Details are as follows:

  • Date: Tuesday, 22nd July
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Venue: Usual location, Singpost Food Court (next to Paya Lebar mrt station)
  • For all shc members

All types of food, beverages and desserts are available at this foodcourt .. just order your own food and drinks.  A 10% discount is given for those with the Kopitiam card.  This location is chosen as it is within easy access by mrt and we can sit and chat for as long as we like without being ‘chased away’.

Please note this date in your diary and register your attendance if you’re coming :-)   Hope to see as many as possible for an afternoon of coffee yak yak, fun and laughter therapy.

Stay healthy and enjoy life … be happy :-)


Gabriella Chua, EO

Registration List:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Jazz Soh
  3. Frank Kaw
  4. Ann Lim
  5. Tommy Choo
  6. Winnie Tan (tentative)
  7. Alice Seah
  8. SS James
  9. Joan Ang
  10. Kenneth Tan
  11. Roy Koh
  12. Lilian Koh
  13. Lim Tiang Soon

See all of you who have registered this afternoon at 2 pm.  Looking forward to some FUN time together.  Those who have not registered are also welcome if you happen to be passing by this way.

Quotable Quotes:

“Enjoy every moment ~ “

“Benefits of Laughing

  • Reduces heart disease
  • Natural painkiller
  • Improves breathing
  • Helps you lose weight
  • Gives good sleep
  • Decreases stress
  • Makes you look young

There’s no reason not to laugh!”

“Not worrying about what others think of you … just makes you happier!”

”Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary simply by doing them with the right people.”


Looking forward to bigger and more activities

idea1   idea3idea4Here is an idea and thought which I like to pursue, together with other interested members.

All our activities have so far been organised by members, and mainly for members.  The EOs have organised these events very well.  Of course, we do have difficulties finding enough EOs or ECs.  There are reasons.

The Club has been successful in this sense, because of the EOs and ECs. I have been thinking about organising more gatherings and events but opening it to other Singaporeans and PRs.  Hopefully, we achieve our aim to have a more balanced sex ratio in our Club activities.  Perhaps, more men will join SilverHairsClub.  We are always short of men in our activities.  This is serious matter.  As a result, we failed to launch Paper Clips.

And hopefully, with an expanded group of participants, we will find more EOs and ECs to organise more SHC activities.  Many members who have found friends in SHC have formed their own private groups, and have their own activities, leaving out the other members in general.  These groups have migrated to UK or Australia, or somewhere.

It is unfortunate that many EOs and ECs feel the frustration and disappointment of negative remarks from members.  While everybody has the right to rebutt and comment, the element of sensitivity is not there.  I shall share with you more some day.

We have to do something or else our active SHC members will dwindle.  I still hope every member will organise one activity during the lifetime of your membership.  If you have not done your part for the club as an EO, please consider.  You may seek assistance from other senior SHCians.

Based on conversations with members, the idea of expanding to Singaore in general is good, but this may not work because we lack EOs and we lack helpers.  Many members are busy, may be still working and unwilling for many reasons; some members feel they prefer to participate in small groups, rather than big groups.  And, some feel they should be compensated for their services doing supporting roles for the Club.

But, I think we should not give up.  The Club still continues with what it has been doing so far, as it has worked.

I am now thinking of engaging our group of retirees, to bring more activities and life to other Singaporeans and PR.  Activities will be extended to all Singapore. These activities will be run under the umbrella of the SilverHairs Enterprise Pte Ltd.  SHE owns the club blog and the name “SilverHairsClub”.  Committee members will be compensated.  If you are retired, have the time, and would like to join the SHE committee to organise activities, please let me know.  Feel free to discuss.  You may also whatsapp me.  We are at stage 1 – idea stage.

Members who have questions or ideas, please do raise them.  I love positive thinking.

Terence Seah


EC : Jeffrey Gan (EZ4U Music and Dance)

I am organising “AN EVENING FOR OUR NATION” dinner n dance come 23rd August 2014 ( Saturday ).

Venue: Orchid Country Club, Arande Lounge
Date and Time: 23rd August 2014 (Saturday). 7.30pm to midnight
Highlights: 7 trays buffet spread
Live band/DJ plays/spins non stop music for your dancing pleasure
Lucky draws
DJ music
Price: Nett $30
Method of payment : to remit to UOB Current account 209-303-2073
Any enquiries only through email.
The last function on the 14th June, the original target was for 100 pax. Due to overwhelming request, we have to extend to 140 pax. This time around, we have to close at 120 pax , as requested by the Club.
I have however reserved 2 tables for our regular supporters and the closing date is on the 2nd of August.
Hope to see you there. Cheers and thanks again for your past support
Jeffrey Gan/Irene Lee

1. Jeffrey Gan ( 10 students)
2. Irene Lee ( 4 guests )
3. Carly (x2)
4. Dolly
5. Edwin Tan ( x 8 )
6. Mega
7.Jane Tan
8.Sue Chan (x2)

Our latest song “Silver Hair”, composed and sung by Sompho Homjumroon

Click the link at the bottom of the lyrics to listen to our latest SHC song, in celebration of our 9 years anniversary this coming Oct 2014.

C Am
* Silver Hair, come join and share,
You’re worth enough and someone need you there .
C Am
You’re old and wise, you girls and guys,
Let’s share the way and make it glory days.

Am G
Life ends; when you stop DREAMING.
Am C
Hope ends; when you stop BELIEVING.
Am G
Love ends; when you stop CARING.
And Friendship ends; when you stop SHARING.

C Am
Silver Hair, life is young forever.
Silver Hair, let’s make it together.
C Am
Silver Hair, enjoy life while u can.
Silver Hair, let’s go hand in hand.

Dm C
Hold on tight to the dream we share
Dm F G
U and I, friendship is in the air. 

D Bm
Silver Hair, come join and share,
You’re worth enough and some one need you there .
D Bm
You’re old and wise, you girls and guys,
Let’s share the way and make it glory days.
Let’s share the way and make it glory days.

Click here to listen to our latest Silver Hair song.


National Day Gathering

Tired of spending National Day watching the NDP on TV for the umpteenth time ? Interested in doing something more active , exciting ,maybe even frivolous this year?

You are cordially invited to join us in an evening of makan, music , fun and prize winning games to celebrate our nation’s birthday this year. Much laughter and surprises are expected if not guaranteed.

Details are as follows:-

Date            Saturday August 9

Venue         The Marbella Function Room ( Mt Sinai area)

Time            6 pm to 10 pm

MRT            Dover

To help us defray the expenses of putting up this programme, we are requesting a contribution of $20 from each attendee. As the function room has limited capacity we have to limit participation to the first 32 people who sign up. Would appreciate if you decide to attend , to transfer the funds to POSB  a/c number 038-02874-0 and let us know of the transfer for our administrative attention. ( from July 2 onwards) If we have more than the expected numbers, we will  place you on the waiting list with your permission, pending last minute cancellations.

So please do sign up soon and join us in this celebration of our nation’s 49th birthday. Early sign up will be our extra motivation to plan a programme for the enjoyment and entertainment of all attendees. Whether you come for the music, games. food or just the fellowship, let’s make it an evening to remember.

Peggy n Arthur Yap

Registered Guests

1. Richard Wong                  Pd

2. Ronald Lee

3. Charles Wee

4. Gabriella Chua                 Pd

5 Terence Seah

6 Christina Chan (tentative)

7 Maureen Lee                     Pd

8 Lydia Chin

9 J.J. Wong                           Pd

10. Freda Lim





Purpose in Life adds years to Life

Studies have suggested that finding a purpose in life lowers risk of mortality above and beyond other factors that are known to predict longevity.
A study by Carleton University (Canada) collected data over 6,000 subjects on this thorugh a follow up period of 14 years. Over that period 9% of the samples
(569 of the particiants) died. Those who have died had reported a lower purpose in life and fewer positive relations than did survivors.

Greater purpose in life consistently predicted lower mortality risk across lifespan.
Conclusion : Having a purpose in life appears to widely buffer against mortality risk across the adult years.

SHC I believe also contribute to members in providing some purpose to live for. For those who are inactive elsewhere and here,
do hope more would come out of the shell to join the activities. Some may find the actvities not suitable or relevant to your situation
but what can be as basic as having wholesome fun, exercise with various groups, traveling.


The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Planning ahead to protect your interests .
How many of us know about this and its relevance to all aged citizens.
The Mental Capacity ACt which came into effect on 1March 2010 enables individual plan ahead and empowers them to appoint proxy decision makers to act on their behalf if they lose their mental capacity due dementia, stroke or an accident.

As a proactive safeguard, you can make a Lasting Poer of Attorney (LPA) to appoint a person to act on your behalf in the key araes of your personal welfare and financial matters.

I was told of a touching story from the Office of Public Guradian, a unit of Ministry of Social and Family development whereby
an individual who is lucky to do just that appointed a distanct relative he trusted while he is still sane.
When he suffered a severe storke and left paralayzed, he was able have good medical care arrangement through this relative holding the power of attorney to act on his best interest over his closest relatives who are only keen to see him gone and divided up his assets.

It is a simple one or 2 page form to be filled and lodged with the Office of the Public Guardian. I can give a talk and benefit only a handful who turned up. But I hope among the thousands of SHC members out there reading this, it can be usefu to your situation.


Use Tennis balls to relieve stress and tension

Hi All

People who saw tennis balls on my bed are often puzzled and asked why?

I accidently discovered this trick and it had helped me and so would like to share this simple tricks with you folks who might be interested. It cost nothing – only the tennis ball and the weight of your body will do the trick. It is relaxing and it’s easy to do.

Get hold of any tennis ball/s – it doesn’t have to be new. Used and discarded ones will do as long as it is still in one piece and firm. You can start with one or 2. I use two.

For the shoulders :
- Lie on your back on your bed (your mattress should be firm and not too soft). Place tennis ball/s between your shoulder blades and relax your arms to the sides. Relax and you will immediately feel the relieve of tension on your shoulder. You can even fall asleep in that position.

- Wiggle a little and you will feel the massaging effects.
- Raise both arms straight in front of you and draw circles in the air (you will hear crackling sound. Where the sound comes from?…. who care?…. as long as you feel shiok).

You can use the same method for the lower part of your back, or lie on your side and place 1 ball in the hollow of your hip (between the hip bone and the thigh). This will relieve the “sng” feeling.

For the neck :
- In the lie back position, place 1 tennis ball on the spot at the back of your neck where you feel tension….. because the back of your neck is not as broad, you will need to hold it in place with your hand or place the ball in your palm.

For the leg :
- In standing position, place tennis ball under the arch of your right foot. Try rolling the ball in small circles while still standing, weight on the left foot. Not so easy to do but will help with blood circulation of the legs. Repeat with the left foot.

Try it. Hope it help. If you tried – share your feedback so others and I can learn from it.


Starting an Online Business

Planning for your retirement or have retired and wanting to try on something different. If you are thinking of online business (not online investment), this talk is right for you.

This is a talk on the prerequisites for anyone thinking of starting an online business. Like in any business studies, there are a few things we have to understand well in order to succeed.

It is not an “instant get-rich scheme”. Besides my views, come and share yours.

Details of the talk are as follows:
Topic: Talk on Starting an Online Business
Date: 19-07-2014 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Attendance fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Leng Kee Community Centre (Nearest MRT – Redhill MRT)
Address: 400, Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159049.
Size of Class: Limited to 20.

hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Olivia Ros
2) Vivian Lai
3) non-member
4) non-member
5) Winnie Tan
6) Cindy Wee
7) Jazzmine Soh
8) Susan CH Tan
9) Christina Pan (not coming)
10) Myra Chia (not coming)
11) Priscilla Wee
12) Bobby Bok (not coming)
13) Ann Lim
14) Daisy Yeo
15) Lam Hoy Tzee
16) Bee Gek
17) Sock Cheng aka Sockie
18) Lim Yoon Chin
19) Lilian Teo
20) Esther Mok
21) Ann Giri
22) Leon Lau Eng Seng
23) Alice Seah
24) Joan Wong
25) Registration is CLOSED.

Darryl Koh (Corporate member)

fei yue

My name is Darryl KOH.

I work with Family Central, a service by Fei Yue Community Services. I am enjoying my role here at Family Central, liaising with organisations who work with seniors (50 years & above) and helping seniors to enrich themselves through the various programmes brought by this organisation.

I have enjoyed the manner these programmes help equip seniors with knowledge and skills in an interactive mode. They usually end these sessions motivated, encouraged and longing for other such training.

Darryl Koh

(Darryl Koh has been approved to be a Corpoprate member of SilverHairsClub)

Terence Seah

Line Dance Jamboree at Kovan CC – 6 July 2014

I will be holding a line dance jam at Kovan CC and would like to extend the event to members who may be keen to come join in the fun to dance or watch others dance and listen to 4 hours of (practically) non-stop music or just to mingle. Details are as follows;

Date : 6 July (Sunday)

Tim : 2pm – 7pm
Place : Kovan Paya Lebar CC
Price : $4 with mineral water

Dance list : now accepting request and full list will be published later


1) Sockie – EC cum DJ

2) Karen Thio (first Supporter)

3) Susan CH TAN (One that Sockie don want to thanks – hehee)

4) Andrew Yeung (The Greedy Man)

5) Lily Ho (Bring along Koropok to share with Lumut)

6) Bira (Tentatively Yes)

7) Judy (Tentatively Yes)

8) June Chan ( Food Sponsor)

9) Rina Tan (join in the makan & new to Line Dancing)

10) Eileen Thean ( at last – U can make It)

11) Any more Kaming !!!!!

Keeping in touch with the working world

work6work5work2 work1   Dear members,

Today. many members are still working, either because we are still young or because we would like to continue working. Others have retired after having worked many years in certain industries and in certain positions. But, we still have the knowledge, experience, contacts and skills. Some of us would still like to be in contact with the working and business world.

SilverHairsClub has been very successful with social activities. For example, the walk and cycling groups have been running for years. Our monthly gatherings have been ongoing for many years. We also have many dinner & dance, potlucks, karaoke, singing and social chit chats. Many members have found friends and have come together to travel to various countries. Small groups, and bigger ones, have gathered together for private parties, travel and functions. The social part of SilverHairsClub has been achieved.

Besides getting to know more friends for social reasons, many of us would also like to know friends who have been in the same industry and in similar positions. We have worked a good part of our career. Well, it would be a good time if we can cater to the work, career and business interests of members.

We all come from different industries. Construction, medical, transport, F&B, Hotels, media, IT, Retail, import export, banking, etc.

Many of us have been in positions of management, sales, marketing, administration, HR, enginnering, business, etc.

We could have regular gatherings of different members from different industries and positions. We can exchange business cards. We can introduce ourselves and our background to one another. The club can invite other external organisations to co-organise the events. The opportunities are up to individuals, depending on your interests.

If you are interested to stay in touch with the business and working world, please send an email to with the subject EXP and the following info:

Full name (as per SHC):
Mobile tel:

You will be invited to join our activities with other organisations.

Terence Seah

Registration for members to participate in future work and business gatherings:

Registered SHC name Industry Position
Morgan Tan Food & Beverage Distribution and Marketing
Joy Chuang Media Mid management
Frank Kaw Interior Design Consultant
Florence Lee Health Care Nurse
Tracy Wan Education Head of Science
Hilda Zoe Finance Sales and Marketing
Adeline Kwek Electronics Test engineer
Patrick Poh Health Care IT executive
Teresa Hwang Finance Executive
Susan Saw Service Administration
Prema Lata Education Library Assistant
Chang Wai Soon Packed Foods Owner
Eileen Lim Stat Board Officer
Hilton Ho Training and Health Psychotherapist
Dora Lim Oil, Insurance Management Secretary
Grace Chan Public Sector Finance Senior Executive
Louis Kong Oii & Gas Purchasing
Richard Lee Engineering & Construction General Manager
Leon Lau Oil & Gas Manager, Supply Chain
Pauline Koo Health Care Healthcare
Huang Choo Education IT trainer
Wendy Lum Health Care Regional Manger
Wong Woon Chian Pre-School Principal
Lee Siew Meng Engineering in Construction General Management
Linda Chionh Administration Personal Assistant


Social Dance Nite at Paya Lebar Kovan CC on Friday, 27 Jun 2014

Dear Dance Enthusiasts……

Kovan Social Dance Nite will be a monthly event unless the CC decides not to do it. Please come and join me dancing, practice makes perfect! 


Do indicate your interest here if you are coming for the Social Dance Nite at Paya Lebar Kovan CC. Thank you!

Event Details:
Date: Friday, 27 Jun 2014
Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Fees: $3.00 (Mineral water plus Curry Puff or Finger food)
Music: Jeffrey Gan
Venue: Paya Lebar Kovan CC (Multi-purpose air-cond Hall)
Blk. 207, Hougang Street 21

Ah Nee (Event Coordinator)  :)

Ah Nee
Lydia Chin
Eric Leow
Zara Lim
Ronald Lam
Dolly Lim
Peter Loo
Lily Ho


Dear SHCians

There is a on going issue on our CPF money with the government and I would like to share this which I have also just learned.
For those who have made nominees in the CPF, check the status again to confirm that your beneficiary will be able to receive CASH instead of :

1) Nominee to receive moneys in his/their Special Account (SA) or Retirement Account (RA)
- first subject to the prevailing Minimum Sum limit, and thereafter into Medisave Account
(MA) subject to the prevailing Medisave Contribution Ceiling

2) Nominee to receive moneys in his/their Medisave Account first, subject to the prevailing
Medisave Contribution Ceiling, and thereafter into Speciakl Account or Retirement
Account, subject to the prevailing Minimum Sum

There are 3 Type :
C – Cash Nomination Scheme
E – Enhanced Nomination Scheme
S – Special Needs Savings Scheme

Print out your status and check if your nominee has 100% or divided into portion if you have more than one child and that under (Type*) you see the (C) which is cash, and that under
Mode^ it is blank, otherwise, you have to email to CPF and check with them.

It is better to have all this done while one is still alive to avoid any problem for your next of kins




Causeway Link bus






Update (21.6.14)





Dear Folks,

As promised, this is the confirmation of our day trip to Sutera Mall (15 km away from the popular JB City Square)

Date:                      Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014

Meeting Time:        8.00 am (headcount & payment)



Free ‘n’ Easy

Brunch, Shopping, Massage, Manipedicure, Karaoke, Dinner, Home.

Mode of Transport:   Chartered Causeway Link bus two-way

Though we have got sufficient numbers, Ann and I will be happy to extend the invitation to more SHC members so that they wont miss the trip.

Sorry if  we are not doing this on a weekend – sometimes it’s better to do on weekdays to avoid Causeway jams and long queues at checkpoints, and crowds everywhere.

Here’s a Singapore visitor’s impression of Sutera Mall:

Finally, take a look at this newspaper article regarding Sutera Mall – lots of things to do and eat there:  Hope we can find this Pekin Restaurant at a convenient place!

Happy reading and Hey, dont forget to sign up!

Ann & Susan


  1. Susan CH Tan
  2. Ann Lim
  3. Evon Lim
  4. Esther Mok
  5. Bobby Bok
  6. James Tan SS
  7. Jane Ong
  8. Lillian Koh
  9. Lydia Chin
  10. Sockie Neo
  11. Myra Chia
  12. Priscilla Wee
  13. Leon Lau
  14. Bessie Lam
  15. Loh Yew Kwong
  16. Robert Ong
  17. Judy Lim
  18. Lum Oi Cheng
  19. Johnny Pow
  20. Annie Pow
  21. Peng Peng Lee
  22. Rosalind Lee
  23. Rosalind Soh
  24. Veronique Lee
  25. Irene Poh
  26. Pauline Chew
  27. Daisy Phua
  28. Lena Ho
  29. Ronald Lam
  30. Barbara Ong
  31. Grace Wong
  32. Foo Jock Khim
  33. Leow Soon Huat &
  34. Dona Ching
  35. Pearl Kwan and
  36. Simon Lee
  37. Lawrence Khan
  38. Lillian Teo
  39. Anna Seet
  40. Terence Seah
  41. Steven Chan
  42. May Woo
  43. Rina Tan
  44. Faith Lim
  45. Dorine Tan


Many thanks for your support.

SHC BBQ at Changi Beach Park on Sat 19 July 2014 (CANCELLED)

bbq4bbq3bbq2 bbq1  The last BBQ we had at Changi Beach Park gave us the impetus to hold another BBQ at the same place.

This time, we shall hold this event together with the Cycling group, led by Douglas Chan.
Douglas will provide the details in the cycling post.

The venue will be at the same Pit as the last. Not sure if it was pit 4 or 5. The car park is a few minutes to the pit. The bus stop is also a few mins to the pit.  Now confirmed at PIT # 5.

The BBQ at Changi Beach Park will enable members to mingle around, and enjoy the breeze and fresh air.

Meantime, please keep this date, Sat 19 July in your diary. I need someone to help me book the same pit as the last, as I am now travelling and payment has to be made at Sam Post.  Pit booking done.

Due to transportation difficulties, all participants to bring their own drinks, beer or coloured water.  You can bring your own mat or foldable chair, if you wish to sit down.

  • Cost per registered member:  $10.
  • Cost per non-registered person:  $15.

Please make payment transfer to Karen Thio at POSB account 207-31089-1. Let us know your transfer reference number.

If you can offer to help, please let me know.  Thank you.

Strictly for SHC members only.  More details to come.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Douglas Chan (cycling leader)
  3. Christina Pan
  4. Ah Nee
  5. Charles Chua
  6. Dolly Lim (will buy meat for bbq)
  7. Grace Kok
  8. Hou Chong
  9. Judy Lim
  10. Lina Ng
  11. Lily Ho

SilverHairsClub monthly lunch, Mon 7 Jul 2014 at 313@Somerset

lunchh2     lunchh1Dear fellow members,

Effective July 2014, we shall now start the SHC monthly lunch gatherings.  We hope that this lunch time gatherings will encourage both working and non-working members to come together, and get to know new and more friends.  Feel free to exchange social and business discussions.  Feel free to chat on travel, current affairs, events, families, etc. Feel free to bring along your flea mart items.  The Club monthly lunch will have no EOs.

Strictly no discussions on politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling and MLM.

  1. Venue: 313@Somerset, Food republic, on top of Somerset MRT station.
  2. Date:  Monday 7 Jul 2014.  (Every 1st Monday of the 1st week of the month.)
  3. Time: 1100 am to 1400 hours. (official hour is 1130 hour to 1330 hr). Seats are easily available if you come before noon)
  4. Food and drinks as per your order, from the various stalls.
  5. Seating:  Club members can gather near the glass windows, between SOUP KING and TOAST BOX.  Make your own arrangements.

** Registration: You should indicate your coming on this Post, so that other members know you are coming.  Do not write or give away your name, telephone number or email address on any piece of paper circulated around.  This is to prevent you from receiving unnecessary calls, spam mails.  The Club only requires your registration on this forum.
** Membership batch: All members should bring their membership tag so that other members can see and recognise your name. No membership tag will be issued.
** Participants: For members. You may bring your friends, colleaques and family members to meet other members.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Gabriella Chua
  3. G’s friend
  4. G’s friend
  5. Tommy Choo
  6. Phui Lay Hoon

Travelling Tales II

An acquaintance Nickname = BM Tak Mo Yu, many of us were tricked into parting $ 50 to $ 100 for petrol pumped into his BMW. He is How Liang, miser to man but generous towards attractive women; flirtatious; Tua Pian, (many silly women fall for his scheme) Ex golfer – no longer play but pretend to have golf appointment here and there especially where there are women around. A knows all with corrupted mind and uncultured lingo, busy body who rumors. Scolding female as F*cking bitch. He had his day in 2006 July. He paid a heavy price referring Fatkor as pig. This incident happened as detail follow:

 2006 July 21 morning around 11.00 am, a phone call from a Singapore buddy

 Hello Tony, this is Francis, I am in Macau with 2 friends you know, BMW asked me to call to lodge with you for few days in Zuhai. We are at immigration crossing, how do we get to your place?

 What Francis? BMW always give problems. I am leaving for Guangzhou after lunch, you can lunch with me? Want to have fun in Dongguan over the weekend?

 OK,OK. BMW said your office is on the 20th floor Holiday Inn. We wait at the coffee house  OK?

 During lunch, my Shanghai colleague telephone- ‘Bro Ang, My boss and your boss last minute decide to fly in to Guangzhou ahead of Mondays conference, arriving 8.00 pm today. He asked me to get you to go Guangzhou today, Can I check you in the same hotel? He asked me too, but I am going with 4 friends and will stay at Landmark, don’t let them know I am in Guangzhou prior Monday’s Meeting. Can you pick us up at the airport at 3.00 pm?

 ‘Hi 38, I cover you but need a favor from you. Tell boss you cannot get me as I am on half day leave. I have my 3 Singapore Friends with me. I will get Fatkor to fetch your people. I cannot get to airport at 3.00 pm. Reserve rooms for me at landmark.

 After 2 hours drive, we arrived at landmark Hotel at 5.00pm. 38 had collected our room keys and waited at the coffee house. BMW stared at 38 like the “chu Pak Jie”.

She left in a hurry after handling 5 rooms’ key, telling us to signify personal particulars at the reception and informed us to 7.30pm dinner at the hotel’s restaurant where reservation was also arranged.  We thought the girls would be late and arrived at the dinner 10 minutes later to find the ladies were seated leaving a seat in between each. This is the Chinese style unlike in Singapore where all girls will sit close to each other. Four of them appeared to be in uniform dresses – bare back with a heart shaped opening front. One with Landmark hotel’s Jacket exposing nothing. When introduced, the ladies stood up to shake hands and we were shocked to eye the 36-24-36 postures. BMW quickly chop himself in between the two most sexy ladies. I was asked by 38 to sit in between the lady in Jacket and herself. BMW went to deposit payment for the dinner in order to “how lien” before dinner end. The two ladies were impressed and toasted with him. He pretended to be drunk ,took advantage by moving his flirtatious hands ,one right and the other left until the ladies took excuse to leave. 38 told me the lady in Jacket had arranged complimentary stay for me only. I later found out the lady in Jacket’s father is the major shareholder of Landmark Hotel. The dinner was a welcome dinner for her friends but our BMW …….

Fatkor was my company’s stockist and offer entertainment at KTV, I requested Fatkor not to bring any hostess back as we have to breakfast with the ladies. BMW was furious and curious that the hostesses were told not to accept his booking outside the KTV. That night BMW came knocking at my room with his pillow and blanket saying something wrong with his room and wanted to park with me but next moment he left.

BMW was late at breakfast. On seeing Francis and his friend were joking and laughing with the two ladies he offended at last dinner, he gave the “Tak boleh tahanlook.”

Fatkor asked BMW why he left his room without informing him. BMW replied that Fatkor slept worse than a Pig that draw laughter. He then questioned his 2 friends why they did not answer his door knocking and commented they must be having good time with the two ladies. His friends glared. He went on to ask the ladies how well his friends performed and received two slaps, one each from the ladies. He fell with his buck on the chair. The angry women left for an arranged outing without us. We were very annoyed and decided to teach BWM a lesson by leaving him in a woods nearby.

As Fatkor was driving, he received a call from his cousin to visit his Pig farms to see the weeks old piglets. At the Pig farm, BMW pointed to a Mother Pig milking the piglets and told Fatkor is better to sleep with the piglets as the mother pig was silent. This remarks made Fatkor boiled but control. He later asked me any objection if he is to fix BMW and I did not object. Farmhands have early dinner at 5.00 pm. During the meal, Fatkor toasted to MBW wishing him best luck to sleep with piglets. BMW knocked off after only one drink. The farmhands were asked not to spoil BMW’s suit, so they striped him. A used blanket cover BMW and left him to sleep with 3 black and 7 white piglets. We left for the farm’s nearest township Shijie for activities. While we were enjoying ourselves, a call required us to see BMW in hospital. A staff there jokingly told us the piglets mistook BMW’s discharge as milk and suck on it.