October Gathering

Hi..folks. It is that time of the month again. 26th October to be exact. I will be in Malaysia so I am sorry if any of you intend to chat with me.

See you another time.

Please get a few friends to go to Han’s Café at Chinatown Point. Give them some business. It is our de facto Club House.


Event Reminder

Kopi Meet on Wed, 2nd Nov 2016

novcoffee1  novcoffee2Dear kopi kakis,

Our next kopi meet will be held on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                                         Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Time:                                                         2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                                                       Usual haunt – Raffles City food court

Nearest mrt:                                              City Hall

Cuisine:                                                     All types of food, beverages and dessert

Topics for discussion:                               Everything under the sun except the SHC taboos (viz: sex, politics, religion, selling of MLM and investment products)

Come and join in an afternoon of fun and laughter among like-minded retirees and the semi-retired.  Chatting and fellowship with friends will keep dementia and depression at bay.  Leave the ’empty nest’ and enjoy yourself over a cuppa.  Just indicate your interest by registering here.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Alan Ang
  3. Cheng WK
  4. John SC Chua
  5. Veronica Wong
  6. Friend(MH)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. David Low
  9. Lim Tiang Soon
  10. Christine Teo
  11. Nina Choo
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. ?


  1. Barbeque 

    Date : Saturday, October 29, 2016    5:30 PM to 9.30pm

    Cost : $20 per person Please transfer $20 to UOB saving account 348-105-773-4 by 16/10/2016 And  send your receipt and name to whatsapp 82442814 thks

  2.  Location : Pinevale Condo at Tampines., Singapore (edit map)

  3. How to get there :

    Take bus 72 from Tampines bus interchange, or 168 & 27 at Tampines MRT, drop 4th bus stop outside block 742A along Tampines ave 9

    Turn left into Tampines street 73, short distance is main gate to Pinevale Condo, Enter and keep to your right, walk along the pathway to the end is BQ Pit 1

    4. Lucky Prize Items

    1. Dark Knight, Silver colour Keychain Brand New worth $59

    2. Super Heroes Sock Brand New worth $15

    3. Tablet cover Brand New worth $10

    4. Stainless Steel Wine Opener from France Brand New worth $50

    5. Sim Card back-up device, brand new worth $15d

    6. Stainless Steel Wine opener, Brand new worth $25

    Persons attending :

    1. Christina + 30

    —- CLOSED —-

    Maximum : 30 Persons

  4. If anyone turn up without registering, will be charged $40 If anyone pay on that day will be charged $30

Donald Trump attracts more Facebook readers than any other presidential nominee in American history

I  have been following up on Donald Trump since his name was first raised as a Presidential nominee.  He has raised many controversial topics and ideas but the latest and most talked about issue is “Locker room talk”.  There are more and I am sure most of you must have read something about them.

He makes sense on some issues which will change American history and global relations.  He worries the world with his TPP objection.  He talks across oceans with Russia, China, N Korea and Mexico.  He was blunt on sensitive subjects like race and religion.  He attacks previous and current Presidents.  Because of his enormous exposure to the business world, observers do think he can make America richer and wealthier.  Despite his seemingly positive outlook, his personal views on women have caused many supporters to drop supporting him as a Presidential candidate.

What’s your view?  Share your thoughts.  But please do not attack one another personally.  You can challenge the views or comments, but not the person.  Be sensitive when raising issues on race and religion.  As moderator of this topic, I will reserve the right to de-publish any comments on race and religion.

This post closes on 10 Nov 2016.

Terence Seah

Talk on Cloud Storage (Computing)

Cloud storage is about storage and sharing of information. Be it a document, a movie or just images. Six storage (computing) methods will be discussed. They include 1) Apple iCloud, 2) Google Drive, 3) Microsoft OneDrive, 4) Dropbox, 5) Youtube and 6) Blogging.

Topic: Cloud Storage (Computing)
Date: 12th Nov 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Some people slow down at 60, but not me …

hew lee (EC)

Monthly Cycling on Sat, 15 Oct 2016

Hello Hello

Location : ECP, East Coast Park
Start Time : 4.30 pm
Distance : 2 routes –
1. Burger King to Bedok Jetty (short distance)
2. Burger King to Fort Road (long distance)

Meetup time : 4.00 pm at Burger (for chatting)
Bike collection time : 4.15 pm (from adjourning kiosk)

Things to bring :
1. Helmet (or hats) & gloves
2. Sunblock, arm sleeves, shades and raincoat
3. S 11
4. Your friends

Location map of East Coast Park –

Rain or shine, we wait for U

Who is who coming –
Yew Kwong

Getting to do what I have always wanted to do, but just cannot seem to get it going right …. 

I am sitting now on an Air India flight to New Delhi.  This is an early morning flight, and after a short breakfast, I could see everyone around me sleeping, wrapped around a warm blanket. Zzzz.

Well, I cannot sleep, so my mind wonders. I think about the many friends and members whom I have met in the SilverHairsClub over the last 11 years. And I went further, pondering where we will be in the next 11 years.

Winding back quickly, I remembered how hard it was to get to find a few good friends to spend time together when we retire.  At that time, I was living and working in Thailand.  I then decided to move to Singapore but at that time, the financial markets crashed, and economic scenarios changed.  And from then, many Singaporeans over 45 lost their jobs. Full time employment was a thing of the past, and today, term employment contracts are common. But I was determined to bring SilverHairs together.  A wish till today.  And that’s how SilverHairsClub started.

A. In 2005, I took up advertisements in various media, and here’s my experiences and adventures starting the Club. One lady who today is very active in SHC met up with me.  I forgot whether she called me or I called her. But I met her over a coffee. During the chat or rather the interview, she questioned me on why I am starting a SilverHairsClub. She had doubts, not about the club but about the person who is starting a Club for seniors.  Her son must have warned her mum about getting involved with men or unfamiliar organisations. But I also remembered her saying her son did say, “go out mum”. I have to admit I had difficulty explaining the objectives of SHC. Yet, I decided to preservere, and make effort to build SHC as a platform for SilverHairs to come together and meet new and more friends.

B.  The Club grew quickly, and within a year, we had our 1st Dinner and Dance. A surprise indeed.  To continue…

Terence Seah

Hello … New Members


shc3Ms Christine Teo M L
Mr Michael Yeo T S


Say Hi and connect here !
We look forward to your participations in this Forum and
various events organise by our members.



Members just need to send an email to
for a temporary password.
Remember to include Username.


Yoon Chin

Ho Chi Minh City, Free & Easy, Thur 24 – 27 Nov 2016

A few of us have been toying with the idea of going to Ho Chi Minh City, free & easy.  In particular, SS James, Andrew and myself.

HCMC has many exciting attractions. The food is varied; especially street food. Beef noodles are every where. It’s most famous market is the Banh Tanh market.  The cars and motorcycles just don’t seem to hit you, even if you were to cross a 3-lane road blindfolded. Beer is about one dollar a bottle.

For those in the know, HCMC is famous for its cafe.  The ladies are somehow always slim, 28 inch waist.  With Grab bike, one can travel inside narrow lanes and markets.  And the day starts early for the Vietnamese.  And ends late too.

End Nov is cooler, and the weather likely to stay dry.

We can all meet in HCMC. We can have our own mini flexible itinery.  A private massage.  The dates have not been decided but it does not matter. We meet there.

For those who have been there, please recommend the hotel you have stayed before. Maybe near the famous market or Riverside.

Interested, let us know. I think it will be fun.  You can bring anybody along.

Terence Seah

Selling investment schemes to fellow SHC members is not allowed

It has come to my attention that some members of the Club are offering investment schemes to fellow members.  These members attend Club events and try to convince fellow members the benefits and rewards from investing in these schemes.

I am also aware that these members have misrepresented themselves as founding members of SilverHairsClub. SHC has been around for the last 11 years and founding members are well documented in the Club history.

This post serves to inform fellow members and those who are offering investment schemes that SHC does not allow the selling of these services in Club gatherings.  

If it should come to my attention again that these members continue to sell investment products or schemes within Club activities, the member involved will be taken off the Club membership immediately.

Please do take note.  SHC will continue to serve as a platform for SilverHairs to meet and make new friends.

Terence Seah

Introduction to the World of Acrylic Painting

Hi everyone,
Let me first introduce my humble self – Adeline Yeo – have never written to silver hairs club besides attending a few get together. I am wondering how many of us have always wished to give personalized yet relatively affordable gifts to people whom we get in touch with. Well let me introduce you to the world of acrylic painting, which both young and old, with or without artistic ability can learn easily.

When I first picked up acrylic painting 15 years ago, I had no idea that it would not only bring much joy, creativity, freedom of expression, more friends and best of all extra monetary gains. Acrylic can be painted on most surfaces such as: fabric, paper, cards, fiberboard, wood, plastic and even stones. Thus I hope to share this skill and interest with others who are equally passionate about learning crafts.

The internet, schools and books expose you to a world of both knowledge and confusion about acrylic. Here I list just some of the few subjects:
• Different objects: sceneries, birds, flowers, still life, portraits, landscapes, etc
• Different family of colors within the colors, burnt sienna, raw umber, etc
• Different types of mediums: Retarders, glaze, etc
• Different types of brushes: flat tipped, round, ferrule, liners etc
• Different types of surfaces: Paper, plastic, wood, etc

Internet Links like this: https://youtu.be/AWQ1S1YwkI0

Schools that teach basic acrylic painting: http://pabha.com/ArtClass/Page6.htm

Books: Acrylic Painting for Dummies, Acrylic Painting with Passion
The list above is not exhaustive as you can always google or even borrow books from the library. As I was fortunate in the sense that I blindly followed what was taught because I was attracted to the final product that my colleague introduced. So questions like, what should I paint, what kind of brushes should I use, How do I start? These did not hinder my passion. It was much later that I learnt from Arts of Crafts (a school at Orchard Road) and Spotlight that I further increased my interest, but I should add I am still in the process of fine tuning

So without much further ado, let me show you some of my completed artworks, which were ordinary looking pieces of wood and stones which I had them painted as decorative items, given as personalized gifts and some that helped me make some extra income.

I hope this helped in your decision in taking up a hobby that is both therapeutic, relatively cheap and an enjoyment with your kids and a favorite past time.
Adeline Yeo

Pearl Hill / Tiong Bahru Trail


ECs for this walk: Serene Low and ChristinA Chan
Date: Saturday, 1 October 2016
Start Time: 4.30pm sharp
Duration of walk: approx 3 hrs
Meeting Place: Outram Road MRT, Ground level above Green line outside Ananas Cafe.

At Pearl Hilltop, we would experience light breeze, lots of shade under tall trees and a forestry park of many species of foliage.

Thereafter we shall proceed to Tiong Bahru, one of the oldest public housing estate in Singapore developed in the 1930s by the then Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT now known as HDB). The surrounding area of low rise walk up apartments were a stark contrast to the high rise HDB flats we see today.

Added to the charm of this area lies the rich heritage, unique and one of a kind murals, chic cafes and restaurants that have sprouted up in the last couple of years.

Don’t miss this experience to come together for a walk with friends old and new. We will end the walk at Tiong Bahru MRT where there are many eateries for dinner.

So do dress comfortably with hats, umbrella, drinking water, camera, sun block and comfortable walking shoes.

Walk Team ECs: ChristinA Chan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttlian, Serene Low.

1). Serene Low
2). ChristinA Chan
3). James Tan
4). Susan Tan
5). Judy Lim
6). Winnie and friend
8). Winnie Lim
9). Tony Ang
10).Pauline Chew
11).Monica Tan
12).Janis Han
13).Henry See
14).Shirley Yeo and friend
16).Gingko Tay
17).Janet NG
18).Cheryl Ho
19).Ronald Lee
20).Irene Yap
22).Gabriella Chua
23).John How
24).Alice Cheong
25).Evelyn Ong
26).Doris Lim

Time of Your Life (1st Oct – Saturday)

Come this 1st Oct (Saturday) NLB is holding “Time of Your Life” Expo in the open space in front of the Central Library at 100 Victoria Street. I am manning a booth catering to seniors interested in digital devices like the smartphones, the Apps, etc. The Expo is from 9AM to 4PM.

During this Expo time, I will be sharing with you six of the more popular mobile Apps (for seniors) and they are:

  • SG Radio
  • Youtube
  • Google Maps
  • WhatsApp
  • SG Buses
  • NLB Mobile & OverDrive

Come and see what the library has rolled out for you in time of our lives as seniors.

Some people slow down at 60 but not me …


hew lee (EC)

AIC (Agency For Integrated Care)

Hi everyone, it had been very long time since I last written post here.  So now, I am writing and hope this article will be of some help to others too as these had helped me.

When my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer during Oct ‘2013 and we were totally clueless as to what were the grants that we can apply to ease our burden.  Eventhough during that period of time, many emphasizes were on Pioneer generation but unfortunately, was time was not on my dad’s favor.  Well, that was history now.. so we will  skip this part.

My dad passed on Oct 2014 and shortly after that my mum’s health deteriorated and from then till now, she had been through 1 stroke and 3 seizures attacks which lead to totally bedridden now.  But this time, we were much well informed thru news, community centres and hospital on the AIC grants.

Through all these info given, we are told that we can apply for the following grants

  1. PioneerDAS : For Pioneer born before Year 1950 -$100/mth till as long as alive
  2. Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) grant – Cash assistance of $120/mth for family who hires a FDW to care for patient
  3. FDW levy concessions for persons with disabilities (PWD) – Lower monthly concessionary FDW levy of $60 instead of $250
  4. Interim disability assistance programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) – Cash assistance of $250 or $150/mth for up to 72mths for disabled elderly

More information can be found at www.pioneers.sg, www.silverpages.sg and www.mov.sg  related to all these grants.  FYI, we applied and we got approved for these grants.

AIG also provide

  1. Care at home : Eldersitter Service, Home care and Senior home car – As we did not used these services, I am not sure and cant provide much info too.
  2. Centre-based care : Day rehabilitation, day care and dementia day care : We tried a few times but my mum was not so cooperative with the social worker and she prefered to stay at home hence, we also dropped out 2mths later.
  3. Caregiver Training Grant allows we to tap on an annual $200 subsidy to attend approved training course for better : This was very good as we send our domestic help to attend on managing an elderly’s day-to-day and preventing falls and home safety.  Both my sister and our helper had benefited from this training to be able to attend to my mum’s daily needs.
  4. There are some basic necessities, such as wheelchairs, air mattress, commode, walking sticks – All can be purchased at 10-50% discounts depending on feedback from the medical social worker assigned to access the patient’s condition – For my mum’s condition, we only paid 10% of the total cost.  Diapers also can be purchased at their designated stores.
  5. Even patient with permanent catheter, they even assigned qualified nurse from SNF to attend at patient’s home every 2 to 3mth interval at subsidised rate.  Cant remembered how much we paid but I am sure it was less than $30.
  6. Given my mum’s condition, we also applied for home medical care which mean that we can request the Doctor to attend my mum at our home once her medication is below 2 weeks’ usage at $25/trip except for CT and MRI  as these need to be performed at site.

I am sure that there are other services that AIC provided – but just that, we only took these options so I can only share these info.  Our encounters (my family members and me) with AIC had been a very fruitful as we had some financial help and other services/training given to 3 of us, i.e. my sister, me and our helper.

Hope some will find this useful when needed.

Regards… Dolly



Dear Members,
Hi everybody, I am Calvin Low.  I was introduced by James SS Tan to this wonderful club.  So far, I had attended a monthly gathering at Hans Chinatown and the recent D&D in JB.

So, in return, I am organising an EC event on Wine and Dance.  Details as follows:

Time : 7.30pm till 11,00pm
Cost : Buy own drinks at the counter  (Happy hour, before 8pm 1 for 1)
Indicative drink price as follows:
1) $15++ for single drink
2) $20++ for double drink

As for dinner, feel free to try to their seafood buffet inside the hotel, otherwise,  there are many other eateries outside the hotel too.  You will be spoilt for many choices of food.

Kindly register your interest here if you are keen to join me for this event.

PS: Those like dancing, there is a dancing space to spin your nite through.

  1. Calvin Low – EC
  2. James SS Tan
  3. Terence Seah
  4. more to come to join in the fun????

Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system for all Windows based smartphones, tablet, laptop and PCs.

If you are caught with this Windows 10 operating system after purchasing a tablet or laptop or desktop PC, this is the opportunity for you to learn some tricks to tame the OS.

Topic: Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System
Date: 8th October 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

For those who have the laptop or tablet installed with Windows 8 or 10 Operating System, please bring along to the class. Please fully charge your devices.

hew lee (EC)

Kopi Kakis meet on Wed, 5 Oct 2016

octkopi1      Dear kopi kakis,

Our next meet will be held on 5th Oct.  Details are as follows:

Date:                            Wednesday, 5th Oct 2016

Time:                            2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                          Raffles City Food Court

Nearest mrt:                 City Hall mrt station

Topics:                          Anything of common interest to chatterers

Food & Beverage:         All types of drinks and food available at this food court

Come and enjoy an afternoon of yakking, fellowshipping, fun and laughter.  We are a bunch of happy-go-lucky people who just wanna take care of ourselves and be happy!

Please indicate your interest by registering here.

Cheers 🙂

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Alan Ang
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Friend (AC)
  6. Veronica Wong
  7. Lily Boon
  8. Michael Yeo
  9. Lim Tiang Soon
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Friend (JL)
  13. David Low
  14. Jimmy Longpoetih
  15. Joan Ang
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Richard Kwok
  18. Christine Teo
  19. Susan Chong
  20. Daniel Chan (TBC)
  21. Grace Wong (tentative)
  22. Sam Goh
  23. Silas Yeo
  24. Cheng WK
  25. Loong Say Meng
  26. Yoon Chin (thanks for registering the new member Cheng)


Monthly Cycling on Sat, 17 Sep 2016

Hello hello

Location : ECP, East Coast Park
Start Time : 4.30 pm
Distance : 2 choices –
1. Burger King to Bedok Jetty (short distance)
2. Burger King to Fort Road (long distance)

Meetup time : 4.00 pm at Burger (for chatting)
Bike collection time : 4.15 pm (from adjourning kiosk)

Things to bring :
1. Helmet (or hats) & gloves
2. Sunblock, arm sleeves, shades and raincoat
3. S 11

Location map of East Coast Park –

Rain or Shine, we wait for U

Who is who coming –
Yew Kwong
Susan CH Tan
Lily Ho
Judy Lim
Rina Tan
Pauline Chew

PS : Pokémon Go fans pls come early to catch rare pokemon at ECP and share tips on how to improve your game levels.

One night in JB

A video cotribution by MegaA as a kickstart to “One night in JB”.

We had a Dinner and Dance at KSL resort, JB some months ago.  The feedback was generally good, and this time again, towards the year-end, we shall have another event in JB, over a Sat/Sun.

Feedback from members suggested that transport from Singapore to the event is an important consideration for many members.

Feedback from dancers suggested that the dance floor needs to be big enough and suitable for dancing.

We had good feedback on the food, the rooms and the event proper, although some fine tuning is required to make the event more fun and enjoyable.

Feedback also indicated we can consider a venue change.  Besides KSL, we may consider the Double Tree Hilton hotel.

Again,”One night in JB” promises lots of dancing, singing, good food and good companionship. This time around, the Club will target 200 participants.  We shall leak out more details as we form the committee.

You are invited to contribute your ideas and suggestions. The date has not been set but it will be Nov or Dec 2016. Transport from Singapore will be included, though optional.

If you like to join the club committee for this event, plse WhatsApp me at 9489-4360.

Terence Seah

The zika threat

As if there are not enough problems in Singapore,

The zika came suddenly and added one more!

Amid intense fogging,

The zika keeps surfacing!

It is near impossible to zap mosquitoes;

A fact that adds to our woes.

Though mild the zika disease can be very dangerous;

The virus causes neurological damage to the foetus.

Expectant women are all on tenterhooks,

Fearing their new-born would get the small-head looks.

The latest news: The zika is here to stay!

Now must we triple our effort to keep it at bay.mosquito




September Gathering

My proposal is that our monthly gatherings be EOless. No need for one single person to try and make everybody happy. No need for one person to be compulsorily there and be the first to arrive and last to go. No need for a person to take the rap when any individual is unhappy with the proceedings.

Put it another way, every participant is an organiser.

Knowing the place, date and time, just walk in and look around. If you are the first to be there, “chope” a seat and buy a drink. We can arrange among ourselves to go as a group.

“ Lai ah…lim kopi leow ! ”

Treat the place like a clubhouse, except that because of the scheduled date, we expect many friends to be there.

People who enjoy talking with anybody and everybody will look forward to the meeting.

Next gathering is 28 Sept. Call me ER (event reminder).

Weekly Dance Session

Hi to all Shcians,

With effect from September 2016, all SHC members are welcome to join our Social Dance Session on every Tuesday except on Public Holidays at Changi Simei CC from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Such sessions are FREE of charge. CC Dance Studio 01-04, see you all and cheers!

Re: Lawrence Khan

Dear friends of Lawrence Khan,

Lawrence was called back to be with the Lord this morning. The wake will be held at the Pearl Room, Singapore Caskets (131 Lavender St, S338737) from today till Wednesday.

The service will be held on Tue night, 8pm. The hearse will depart 7.30am on Wednesday for cremation at 8.45am at Mandai Crematorium Hall 1. Ruth

Coffee Chat – 17th Sept (Saturday)

This coffee chat is for those who believe in lifelong learning. Do you know no one is excluded in this “Digital Inclusion” – An Initiative by IDA. All you need is your mindset that You can do IT (Information Technology). The rest will be taken care of if you qualify for the “Home Access” programme.

Free lessons are always available. One such venue is in Bukit Merah Library (lessons conducted by me). Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 17th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you have the time.

hew lee (EC)



Monthly walk: a Forest trail

Date: 3rd September 2016, Saturday

Time: 4.15pm SHARP

Duration: approx 2hours

Meeting Place: Marymount MRT, Passenger Service/Control Station (use the facility here, else hold till we reach the end of walk).

ECs: Alice Seah and ChristinA Chan

Note: Be punctual! from Marymount we will commute by bus to the “Start point”
and also need to be out of the forest before dark.

We will take an unpaved, gravel trail (dirt track) that we, the walk team have never embarked on getting into MacRitchie Reservoir.
Trail is shady due to the towering trees and rather thick foliage.
Terrain is easy to moderate.
Expect occasional very gradual uphill slopes and downhilling that might give your calf muscle a good stretch at the end of the walk.

One might tread on small ditches, so do not come in a new pair of shoes or your Sunday best.

Covered walking shoes, hand-held or battery operated fan, an umbrella instead of raincoat as can be humid in the forest of trees; insect repellent and drinking water.

We shall end our walk at the Mushroom café. Last order for dinner is 8.30pm.

the Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Alice Seah,
Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan.

This is an EC activity. Bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Interested to venture into the forest? Register soonest!         😀