Kopi chat on Wed, 19th April 2017… EC Event

  Hi friends,

It’s time to arrange our next kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                 Wed, 19 April 2017

Time:                2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:               Raffles City food court (next to City Hall mrt station)

Cuisine:            All types of food, beverage and dessert

Topics:              Anything of interest among kopi kakis except shc taboos (sex, MLM, politics and religion)

Come and enjoy the company of fellow friends who may be retired or semi-retired.  Have fun, be happy!  You never know how much time you have left.  Let’s make this sector of our life the best in our life……  Like birds, let’s leave behind what we don’t need to carry … Grudges, sadness, pain, fear and regrets!  Fly light ~ LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Remember ~ A day without laughter is a day wasted….

Please register here if you’re coming.

Regards,

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Martin Han
  3. Alan Ang
  4. Lim Tiang Soon
  5. Veronica Wong
  6. Cheng WK
  7. ?

Free concert at Tanglin Halt this evening. Featuring songs of the yesteryears of Ge Lan, Zhou Xuan etc.

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Dear All,

Free concert at Tanglin Halt this evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm featuring songs of the yesteryears. If you are fans of Ge Lan, Zhou Xuan etc and love their songs, then do come down to the concert. Details are in the poster.

Yay! Its Saturday and its chill out time.  See you there if you are there!

Cheers, Caroline

Tea Dance on Saturday, 8 April 2017, 2pm to 6pm at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road – Update

Dear All.

Thank you to all who are coming to the event for your kind support.
My Committee members have got the lucky draw prizes, game and prizes all ready.

For those who are driving, I have attached the location map and car park facilities within walking distance to the club.

Map of Parkroyal on Kitchener Road – car parks
So if you get to the carpark at 1.30pm, the rates will be as follows:

Park Royal Hotel
1.30pm to 3.30pm (2 hours)- free with complimentary coupon
3.31pm to 5pm (one and a half hours) – $4.50
After 5.01pm – 6.59am (per entry) – $4.90
Total payable = $9.40

City Mall Square
1.30pm to 6pm (4 and a half hours) – $7.20
6.01 to 3.59am (per entry) – $3.50
Total payable = $10.70

However, there is one open space car park just on the left of the hotel (direction if you are facing hotel from the road) and there are many roadside parking lots on Sam Leong Road and several other roads near the hotel which is outside CBD so its $1.20 per hour.

If you go by MRT, its the purple line and alight at Farrer Park Station.

Doors to the Club open at 2pm sharp. Its free seating. However, there are two big groups who registered together so I hope you don’t mind, I have asked the club to reserve the two long sofas for the two groups of 10 pax each.
Don’t fret! All the seats are very comfortable and usually the tables are set for 2, 4, 6 and 8 pax so take your pick.

Lucky draw coupons will be given upon registration so remember to go and chope your place after registration then fill up your card and drop it into the lucky draw bowl.

So see you all soon! Yay!
Cheers
Caroline aka Carly

karaoke at maplewood condo SUN 16 Apr 2017

Dear all members,

It’s been a while we do not have any Karaoke session on..

I will be organising a Potluck cum Karaoke and dance session for all SHC members. Please feel free to come

Date: 16th April 2017 (Sunday)

Venue :  Maplewood Condo

987 Bukit Timah Road (589628) MRT station: Kings Albert Park

Time: 12pm – 6pm

All are welcomed. Plse register asap here, so I know you are coming.

Stella Sheng

Coffee chat on 24th March 2017, EC Event

  Coffee-time is here again!  How time flies… we are now in the month of March 2017~~  Please note our coffee appointment time.

Date:                    Friday, 24th March 2017

Time:                    2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Our usual haunt viz: Raffles City Food Court (just at City Hall mrt station)

Cuisine:                 Various types of food and beverages at reasonable rates

Agenda:                 Fellowshipping and having fun over a cuppa (just avoid touching on the shc taboos – sex, religion, politics and MLM)

All are welcome to this coffee session on a lazy Friday afternoon – this is a good platform for making new friends and keeping in touch with old ones. Friendship is very important at this stage of our life.  Don’t be Home Alone.  Register here if you’re coming.  Pl bring yr friends too since this is an EC event.

I also organise makan sessions for friends ‘hatched’  at these coffee meets. We had our Katong laksa gathering on 17.3.17.

Thank you.

Gabriella Chua, EC

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (NN) + Friend K
  3. Cheng W K
  4. Lim Tiang Soon
  5. David Low
  6. Steven Chan
  7. Peter Loo
  8. Friend (JL)
  9. Veronica Wong
  10. Friend K
  11. Joy Chuang
  12. Sally Foo
  13. Graham and
  14. Doris Smith
  15. Grace Kang
  16. Weng Cheong
  17. Friend (CL)
  18. Lily Boon
  19. Hew Lee

 

Thank you friends for coming this afternoon.. we had lots of fun, laughter and good fellowship.

See you all next month….

 

The equities markets have come alive. Come and share what and how other members are reacting to global market changes?”

We are organising a gathering on Sat 1st April 2017 (April Fool’s day) from 2pm to 5.30pm at GreenDots cafe, right at STAR Visbta, Bourna Vista MRT.

The equities markets have indeed come alive, from America, to Europe and Asia. It may be a reaction from the Trump effect, a possible trade war between the US and China, a lower un-employment in the States, and confidence that the world will swing either left or right. Now that TPP is off, interest rates are expected to climb and American companies will be going home.

Online Equities trading is a popular activity among seniors. With changes going around the world fast, we can hear what others are doing.

Please jot this date in your diary.

Price $20 per person.
Early bird (before 20 Mar 2017) $15.
A dish and dessert is included.
Strictly SilverHairsClub members only.

Plse make payment to Chris Chan POSB Savings Acct 542-10756-1.
Payment update will be handled by Christina Chan.

Plse register here.

  1.   Terence Seah
  2.   Joo Tian
  3.   Simon Wong
  4.   Richard Lean
  5.   Doreen Ong
  6.   Stella Sheng
  7.   Robert Ong
  8.   Andrew Koh
  9.   SS James
  10.   Bobby Yee
  11.   Doreen Chan
  12.   Susan CH Tan
  13.   Bobby Bok
  14.   Leon Lau
  15.   Laura Wee
  16.   Stanley Ang
  17.   Cheng Yau Kun
  18.   Daisy Yeo
  19.   Kim  Leong
  20.   Lee CC
  21.   Helen Wong Pow
  22.   Daisy Wee
  23.   Sally Kang

Terence Seah

Music makes the world round. Where were you then?

A song brings back great memories.  When we hear a song, it reminds us of where we were, what age we were snd when we heard the song.  Songs bring happiness, sadness, love, romance and memories.

Songs bring back our childhood days, as fresh as yesterday. We remember our school fun fairs, the days when we gather with fellow friends at campsites and around the campfire.  Songs makes us feel romantic when we met our first love.  Sometimes songs remind us of how crazy we have been and how far we go to get what we want. We laughed privately at ourselves.

Here’s an old song?  Share with us how you feel?

“If you love me, let me know”,  a Olivia Newton John hit, 1974.

Terence Seah

Monthly walk: Landmarks worth a 2nd look!

The 1st walk for 2017…..

This is an EC activity; feel free to bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Date: Saturday, 11 March 2017

Time: 4.30 pm SHARP!

Meeting Point: Toa Payoh MRT (NS 19), Exit A. Bread Talk is on the left as you come up the escalator.

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hrs

ECs : Azhari Cuttilan and ChristinA Chan

The festive seasons have ended… good time to stretch and walk off the flabs 😀

Due to the recent incident of big trees being uprooted, our walk routes are limited.
In view of the safety for all participants during this rainy season, we have changed this walking route to a pleasant yet interesting trail!

For greenery, we will pass through 2 small parks; will see the only Buddhist temple outside Myanmar built in the traditional Burmese architectural style; a chic cafe; a villa built in late 1800s was restored and open to the public in 2001; Singapore’s first civil airport terminal built in 1937 but ceased operation in 1955 and used by various groups; other interesting landmarks like the longest HDB block.

There’s two end points, it depends on time, weather and participants’ energy level:
1) Kallang MRT or
2) Sports Hub

Bring water bottles, caps, umbrellas and cameras. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

Look forward to your early registration! 😀 😀

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

Participants:

 

1) AzhariC
2) ChristinA
3) SusanCHT
4) Susan Tan (please note walk is on 11Mar not Feb)
5) CharlesW,
6) Daisy Phua,
7) Tony Ang,
8) Simon Wong
9) Steven Yuen
10) Bernie Chung
11) Victor Chee
12) Steven Chan
13) Judy Lim
14) Linda Chua
15) Henry See
16) Lee Ah Nee
17) Sam Goh (tentative)
18) Winnie Lim
19) Seok Cheng
20) Ronald Lee
21) Winnie Tan
22) Lina Tan
23) John Howe
24) Andrew Koh
25) Olivia Jiang
26) Ronald Lam
27) Evelyn Ong

 

 

 

MONTHLY WALKS 2017

Monthly Walks for year 2017

Our walk team put in effort to bring to you known but not visited; as well as some of the lesser known parts of Singapore!

It is because of YOU, who gave and will continue to give us support that egg us on!

INFORMATION ONLY

First we wish to welcome a new member to our walk team: Ms Linda Chua.

Monthly walks for 2017 – we are now back to the 2ND SATURDAYS /Month unless otherwise informed.

Our walks remain an EC event, bring your adult friends; encourage them to join SHC!

Post for each walk will appear approx 10days prior to scheduled date.

Once walks are posted, it will not be cancelled due to rain as from past experiences, often the rain stops soon…..  just need to exercise patience and wait awhile {smile}

————

1st walk for 2016 is scheduled on 2nd Saturday of March ie., 11th March 2017! Post coming up soooon!

Scheduled dates for 2017–
11 Mar
08 Apr
13 May
10 Jun
08 Jul
12 Aug
09 Sep
14 Oct
11 Nov
09 Dec

Stay healthy, see you in all our walks!

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

30% increase in Singapore water rates

Last night, I was sitting at Perth airport, waiting for the flight to Singapore. A young man, who has been away for about 30 years, asked if I was a Singaporean. I replied “Sure, Yes”, and of course, I asked him “Why”.

He asked me if I kept track of news in Singapore, and if knew Singapore has announced a 30% increase in water rates. I didn’t believe him, but later, I sat down to read the E-News on my wonderful Blackberry. Wah, I was shocked to read countless comments on a 30% water rate increase.

My first thought was “what business in the world can increase its price by 30%? Water? Cannot be. Water is Life. Water is not alcohol and not cigarettes.  It is not sugar. How can a household paying $50 a month now pays $15 more?

What has gone wrong in Singapore? We already have GST which is pro-rated to consumption. This controls consumption.  

This 30% issue is a current issue. It affects every household and business. I hope we can send a message to the government and the PUB, through our many grassroots members, that this is a serious matter. Feel free to offer your views and comments. Alternate suggestions also welcome.

No name calling plse, and keep this issue a non-political discussion.

Terence Seah

Coffee chat on Wed, 22.2.17 at 2.30 pm

   Please be informed that the next coffee chat will be held on 22.2.17.  Details are as follows:

Date:                    Wednesday, 22.2.17 from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Food court at Raffles City (nearest mrt: City Hall)

All types of food and beverages are available at this food court.  Do come along and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter over a cuppa of coffee.

Pl register here if you’re coming.

Thanks.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Martin Han
  3. Richard Kwok
  4. Alan Ang
  5. Silas Yeo
  6. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 3 friends)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. Veronica Wong
  9. Philip Chia
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Daniel Chan
  13. A friend  (JL)
  14. Frank Kaw
  15. A Friend (CL)
  16. Irene &
  17. Michael Ong
  18. Joo Tian
  19. Lily Boon
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Lee Weng Cheong (v old SHC member..not an active member for some time)

Thank you v much for your wonderful presence today at our monthly Kopi chat. We had fun, laughter and many shared experiences about themselves.. great! A good platform for meeting old friends and making new ones.

Look out for the next Kopi chat in March 2017~

 

Australia Outback Tour (Alice Springs to Adelaide) Fri 15 Sep to Sun 24 Sep, 2017








If you have concern about the difficulty level, it requires at most 1 hour round trip of walking, except at Kings Canyon you have an option to take either a Rim Walk (3.5 hour return) or Creek Walk ( 1 hour return). I have tried to pick trails that is within our limits. If you are not taking the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, only Day 1 has slightly more walking. The amount of walking for all other days are no different from a normal sight-seeing tour.

If you are interested, please write to shctour@outlook.com. The early birds will get the worms, those register later might have to pay a higher rate for the air ticket. If you are interested, but need more time to consider, do let me know.

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Moon Wong (EC)

CNY Lo Hei Lunch

SHC Happy 5, neither too many nor too few

Thank you for the presence of Charles, Daisy, Dan, Bobby including myself

making an effort to attend this Lo Hei Lunch today

Good to know these faithful members have committed this Rooster year gathering fun

We hope to see more members next year

Thank you for sharing

Cheers

Doreen

Tea Dance on Saturday, 8 April at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road – EC Event (means you can bring your friends who are non-members)

Dear All,

I am organizing a Tea Dance.
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If we can get at least 50 pax, we can have a closed door event where the venue will be exclusive to us.

The regular time for the Tea Dance at the club is from 2 to 5pm. However, I have spoken to the person in charge of the Club that if I can get the minimum number of 50 pax, we can have the event from 2 to 6pm.

Tea Dance

Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 2 to 6pm (or 2 to 5pm)
Price: S$25 nett
Mini Buffet comprising: One Fried item (shrimp, onion rings, chicken nuggets, spring rolls or samosa)
Assorted mini cakes and pastries
Fried Noodles or Fried Rice
One Dessert item (bubur hitam, bubur chacha, cheng tng, banana in coconut milk or green bean soup)
Fruit platter
Drinks: Free flow of hot or cold tea. The cold tea is fruit infused and very refreshing. Other types of drinks – pay your own.
Music: DJ Armstrong – who plays awesome dance music and you can request for the songs or music you want to dance to.
Payable to Account: 067-00687-9 POSB Savings Account – Caroline Gee (due to time constraint, we have not identified the treasurer yet so I am “one leg kick” at the moment.)

So save the date!

Registrations start immediately as we have to give ample notice to the club for them to make the necessary arrangements.

New registrations closing date is on 20 March 2017 and payment has to be made by the closing date too. P.S.The club has given me extra time to get back to them on the numbers.
Registration List
1. Caroline Gee + 10 – Paid
12. Dolly Lim – Paid
13. Geraldine Ting – Paid
14. Rosalind Lee – Paid
15. Gingko Tay – Paid
16. Michelle Sim – Paid
17. Charles Wee – Paid
18 Joan Ang – Paid +
19. Thomas Loh – Paid
20. Doreen Chan – Paid
21. Judy Lim – Paid
22. Anna Choi – Paid
23. June Lim – Paid
24. Rina Tan – Paid
25. Sockie Neo – Paid
26. Lee Ah Nee – Paid
27. Steven Chan – Paid
28. Dan Huang – Paid
29. Catherine & Andrew Tan + 5 – Paid
36. Dolly’s friends 6 pax – paid
42. Peter Loo – Paid
43. Joo Tian + two friends – Paid
46. Martin Han – Paid
47. Jennifer Lim & Partner – Paid
49. Joan Ang’s friend – Paid
50. Ashley – Paid
51. Jeffrey Gan – Paid
52. Bobby Bok – Paid

In the event that we do not make the minimum number of pax required for the closed door event, we will still go ahead and have fun at the Tea Dance.
So lets make it happen!

Calling all the dance enthusiasts, do try to support the event if you are available on that day. Doesn’t matter if you have two left feet, or learning to dance or a dance expert, come and join in the fun. We hope to have the dance floor all to ourselves. Even if you do not dance, you can come and eat and chat and chill out!

We are looking at the possibility of a lucky draw and one or two games to have some fun and to laugh our heads off! I can assure you the games will be loads of fun and we can do this only if we have the club to ourselves. So try to make it happen. Looking forward to more people signing up for the event!
Many thanks!

Cheers
Caroline Gee

Are all the names in the SHC database still around?

Honestly, I dont know.  I just know there are 6200 names in our email database. When we send out email updates, and if the email is returned, we strike off the name.  This is how we keep the email database clean, meaning the email address is LIVE.

We have about 2,400 members in our Whatsapp database.  Whatsapp does not have a way to tell if the person is still live.  But each month, we sent out updates to about 2,400 members.

In our telephone database we have more than 7,000 members.  Once in a while, we send out short SMS updates to members who are on this database.  The club does not call via phone calls to members.  Responses from sms are very good, and out of the 7,000, approx 1,000 members will reponse.  Unfortunately, SMS are an expensive commuication method.

Trump is a Twitter.  SHC does not use a Twitter account to reach out to members.

Today, we aim to update our membership list again.  A Whatsapp msg was sent out this morning.  It basically says, please acknowledge so that we know you are still around.  So, if you did not receive a Whatsapp msg from the club today, it means we do not have your contact. Please let your friends know they can update SHC by sending a msg to +65 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

Google Cloud and its Application

Learn Google Cloud storing & sharing of photos and documents together with other useful Google Apps

Google has an equivalent sets of Apps (Google Document, Google Sheets & Google Slides) that work quite similar to Microsoft Office (Words, Excel & PowerPoint) and is free for personal use. Google and Microsoft files are not compatible, however you can convert Google files, for viewing only, in the Micorsoft format.

You may have a set of photos taken on your smartphone you wish to share with your friend but the attachment files is so large and is not possible to be sent by standard email account. Using Google cloud is one of the solutions that can achieve what you wanted to do. There is a (IT) Talk in the library with the following details:

Date: 11th March (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission if free but registration is required

Directions: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru Station, 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. Ask for direction, if necessary
If interested in this talk, go to NLB web site via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary to register.
Note: NLB will only open for registration sometime after 24/25 of Feb.

hew lee (EC)

Yangon trip Thur/Fri 20/21 Apr 2017 “Meet other Singaporean residents in Myanmar”

The Club has done a few trips to Myanmar, in particular to its ccommercial capital Yangon.  Today, Singaporeans do not need a visa to enter Myanmar.

Many Singaporeans live in Yangon; they are either doing their own businesses or working for large companies.  As Myanmar expands and opens itself to the world, many seek opportunities in a country that was once cut off from the outside world. ATMs and credit cards have since popped up in most parts of Yangon.  There are more entertainment spots. More and more cars are being imported.  International schools, with one being run by a Singapore have established themselves well.  Many restaurants chains which you are familiar with in Singapore and the region are doing well, with a growing working class.  Myanmar has a sizeable rich and well to do consumers.

The Singapore name is well established and sort after in Myanmar.  Many Singaporeans have done well in various positions and businesses in the country. SHC members have asked to do another trip to Yangon as a club.  This time, we shall do a trip but it wont be a tourist trip. You can easily plan a trip with a travel agent.  I have allocated two days 20 and 21 April 2017 to meet resident Singaporeans and families who have been residing in Myanmar for many years.  We will likely have lunch, dinner or breakfast.  Yu can mingle with them, and find out more about living in Myanmar, their experience and the opportunities in this up and coming nation.

To keep simple, all participants book and pay their own airfares, and book their own hotels.  You may go earlier and you may leave later, but the dates are 20 and 21 Apr 2017.  You organise your own airport transfers.

Resident Singaporeans will be invited, and we will pay for their meals.  Cost likely to be double or in some cases, triple our share.

If you are interested to join this “Meet fellow Singaporeans in Myanmar”, please indicate your name here.  You may post here requests here.

Terence Seah

An Eco thai community project combining cow breeding, rearing chickens to fruits and vegetables farming in North East Thailand

Last year, in one of the poorest and remote provinces, in Nan province, close to the Laos border, initiated an eco project to train the local thai communities on cow breeding, chicken rearing to fruit and vegetables planting.  The project started on bare land. The projects aims to bring the local thais together.  Mr Seri, in his mid 50s whose background is in agriculture, speaks excellent English, hopes to bring this meaningful project together and bettering the lives of the less fortunate people in Thailand

To have an idea of where NAN province is, Map, click here. 

The projects starts from bare land.  There was nothing when he started last year. Today, he has managed to pump water from underground, build the sheds for dried hay to feed the cows, divide the land for vegetables, plants, chickens and cows.  And, you may not believe it, he has convinced the local authorities to provide the area with broadband internet.

There is so much work to be done to make this eco project succeed.  The project is still developing.  I visited the project last year, and have since been keeping track of its progress. For me, I have always wanted to help in meaningful projects in Thailand.  I like to invite you to learn and see how this project will develop in the years to come.

And, for members with a background in fruit trees, vegetables, chickens, cows and agriculture land, I look forward to your ideas and suggestions.  I shall also update you from time to time with pictures of the progress.  II am also ready to invite Seri and his wife to join as part of SilverHairsClub, Thailand.

A properous and healthy Rooster year to all members

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,
The Rooster is here.  This bird wakes up early in the morning, way before most of us are up and running.  Sometimes, they get confused and start to crow at the wrong time of the day.  But roosters are strong birds.  Fighting cocks will jump, kick and claw, well only with another rooster.

I have rarely seen an old Rooster.  They always walk tall and upright.  They dont hunch, or limp.  The feathers are always bright and colourful.  So nice, if we can all be like roosters when we get older.

Let’s take this opportunity to wish one another “A happy, healthy and properous year ahead”.  To the many lucky members who are enjoying their retirement, let’s remember there are many other members who are still working or have to work after 67.
Look at all the elderly persons around us.  We will all be like them sometime soon.  For those who have annoyed us in 2016, let’s not hold the grudge.  Not always possible, but let’s try to forgive and forget.

And finally, if you are enjoy your Raw Fish salad, this picture and cheat sheet explanations may be useful while having Lo Hei.

Enoy the Rooster year.  Look forward to your participation in SHC.

Send your wishes to fellow members here.  We want to know you are still around.

Terence Seah
SilverHairsClub.com

A trip to Mumbai and Delhi Wed 1 Mar to Wed 8 Mar 2017

I am making a trip to India, Delhi and Mumbai during 1st half 1 to 8 Mar 2017. If you have not been to India, feel free to join me. The Taj Mahal, a wonder of intense love is a few hours from Delhi via car. Delhi is a modern city, with modern day traffic jams, huge monuments, underground shopping malls, and exotic India curries. This will be the 10 times, I will be going to the Taj Mahal, and we will stay over to marvel the Taj under the full moon.

Mumbai is the world’s Bollywood. Entertainment, discos, tall scrapers, beautiful sea views, and a population of more than 20 million people.

In India, you see a huge income divide. We can see large weddings, starting at 10pm and ending in the early hours of the morning. You will get to see slumps, thousands and thousands of poor people.

India will be the world’s next biggest production centre.

If you like to join this trip, it is likely we flying Sin/Mumbai/delhi/Sin. We can also do Sin/KL/Mumbai/Delhi/Sin. About 6 days.

Interested, just indicate your interest here.
Feel free to ask any Q.

Terence Seah

THE FORSAKEN MUSICIAN

Today at about 7.30 pm I was doing a little shopping at a large  shopping mall in the eastern part of Singapore.

Outside the mall I was rather amused and intrigued  by a lone forgotten music maker. With due respect he did make some respectable music through his singing accompanied by his guitar playing. So he is quite talented. In fact I rather enjoyed his ensemble which pervaded in the evening air.

However the reality was he was  performing for donations. But sadly the scene was rather melancholy as the evening crowd hardly paid him a second look, many of whom were bypassing him and busy doing their own things. Did he really have to earn a few bucks this way? Had he been forgotten by his family or even the society. At this time of the day many folks would  be at home enjoying a dinner with family. Had he fallen through the cracks or it was his own choice.

Robert Ong

 

 

2 Days & 1 Night homestay in JB ( shopping & massage )

hohohohohoo hahahahhaha  , good morning brothers & sister

i am planning a trip on 11 th february 2017 Saturday ..

am trying to fine tune all details like pick up in spore , $$$  & arrangement !!

so log in your diary ya ..in d 2 storey homestay ,it ve majhong ,kok ,dancing .

i , will oso conduct laughter yoga & being CNY & valentine day on 14 /2  mood .,i will supply fire crackers which in spore long ago banned right !!

this homestay d boss is my long time buddy . he have 5 units all converted to homestay ..many newly wed couple book it  & also sporean for playing firecrackers & discharge from work ,family traffic  stress ..good place for relax & detoxification ya !!

very busy here in JB cos year end many shop ,houses spring cleaning ya !!

cheers brother sam goh

hohohohohoho hahahahha laugh & stay happy ya !

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JB one day shopping

We are organising one day shopping at JB on 22Jan2017
Tour fare @ S$65.00 per person includes:
1. Sutera mall
2. Aeon Jusco mall
3. Lunch
4. Dinner
5. Time 6.30am-9pm
Own group:
If we have enough 35ppl of our own, we can have it on 21Jan2017
and we can delete above two malls and choose any two other malls
Please register early or call +65 90070660 Doreen

An unusual experience taking trains in Singapore

I think this is a good intro to Terence Seah. And, I encourage all of you to share more about yourself. I shall start. The story is embarassing.

Two days ago, I went to Bukit Batok station to meet a friend. From Hougang, I took the NE line to Outram Park and then connect EW line to Jurong East and then take the NS line to Bukit Batok station. It was easy.

After my meeting, I went back to Bukit Batok station to go home. I got into the train and sat down. 10 mins later, I realised that I just past Kranji station. Aiyah, I decided to carry on the journey passing Yishun and AMK. I was bored and fell asleep.

When I worked up, I realised my train had stopped and there was no one else inside. I got out and found that I was at Marina South Pier. The station look like a beautiful modern “ghost town” station. I waited and waited and finally a train arrived.

I took this NS line, connect at Dhoby Ghaut and then via the NE line to Hougang.

This is where I start to think about myself, train stations, and what it feels to have crossed 60. My purple card hit an error at the gates, so I went to info counter. The officer looked at me and asked me where I came from, and I reply “Bukit Batok”. He also asked me what I was doing inside the trains all the while. I thought this was a “trick” or “trying to be funny” question, but I calmly replied “waiting for trains at Marina South Pier”.

Then, the officer smiled and said “No problem, I shall reset your card”. As he led me to the gate, he asked me, “Sir, have you taken train before?

I was confused there and then. Did I really spent 2 hours inside the train network? Still unsure.

Terence Seah

EPIC 1000km KDF Millennium Ride 2017 – A Charity Event participation by Ivan Lim

Hi SHCians,

A charity ride a year helps keep the doctors away…

Hahahaaa! No lah! It’s just my coined saying only.

But seriously, for 2017, I am back to the EPIC 1000km Charity Ride.

Had a shoulder injury (non-cycling related) in late 2015 and had to drop out of the EPIC 2016 Charity Ride in January last year.

Like my previous efforts with the EPIC Cyclists, do note that for every SGD10/- of contributions you make through my profile for this EPIC 1000KM Charity Ride 2017, I will pledge SGD1/- from my own pocket, up to a maximum of SGD500/- …… just doing my $$$ part too and giving forward.

Hope to count on your support again! TQ in advance!

Lastly, wishing all SHCians, A Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year 2017!

Ivan Lim

To find out more details of this Charity Fundraising Event or to donate online, please go to this link:
https://give.asia/movement/epic_1000km_kdf_millennium_ride_2017_-_ivanlim_ic_man

For other details/queries and/or off-line donations in Cash or Cheques, please let me know by commenting here. Will try my best to answer them.

The Rooster is coming; let’s come up with suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion

Traditionally, most of us would have now started to springclean our house.  Then, we start to think what we shall do for the family reunion dinner.  The next day, we would visit our parents, and we fight to figure out which relatives we like to visit.  We wait for invitations to visit colleaques and friends.  And, we anxiously wait for our children to come over with their children.  Not forgetting we enjoy exchanging oranges and give angpows.  We enjoy the goodies, the bak kwa and Green Spot drink.

As the year passed, some of our children feel it is better to spend this holiday to escape the tradition and chore of visiting relatives.  The cruise ships are full with bookings throughout this season, and family members explore going down under to Australia, a short trip to Bintam or regional Asean.  For many of us, Chinese New Year may now be different from what it was before when we were 16, 30 and 45.

At around this time, we think what event we can hold.  Usually, we land up with a sit-down round table lunch or dinner.  If the event meets our club’s objective, we can go for it.  I guess there are limitations at this time, and costs are likely to be high, and most people would have their plans.  But, we can still celebrate this Rooster year together.

Think of a gambling table, some satay or prata or even chicken curry.  Think a little further than Singapore. Maybe a country club function room. Maybe someone’s house or apartment.  How about dancing on a Sat afternoon?

If you have something in mind, share with us. Suggest a date, a place and cost.

Closing date for suggestions: Mon 23 Jan 2017.

Terence Seah