Health and Longevity

A friend told me her brother- in- law (a Dutchman) is celebrating his 100 years old birthday soon. And this centenarian is as healthy as can be! What is the secret to his good health and longevity? I see much younger people already bedridden or needing wheelchairs.

What’s the use of living to 80s and 90s if one is suffering from debility? Hence I think it’s a good idea to ‘study’ the habits of healthy octogenarians and nonagenarians (or centenarians!) and try to uncover at least one thing that can impact health in old age positively.

There is a story in the *ST recently about a 99-year-old former principal who is still learning a foreign language. Every day he spends about four hours self-learning Italian. And he is so engrossed in his study he has no time to feel lonely. This made me conclude that serious learning will help keep dementia at bay. This is the one thing I would like to share with others and I hope to practice this one thing myself asap!  :)                              *Sunday Times 12/10

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Do family duties make it difficult for you to pursue your leisure interest?

SilverHairsClub developed its main objective to provide a platform for SilverHairs, over 45, to meet new and more friends. Over the last 9 years, we get to understand our objective better, and whether it has served our efforts.

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The Council of Third Age recent survey revealed that many Singaporeans who have left full time work are not able to fulfil their leisure interests because they need to look after their family duties first.

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Grand children to look after, keeping the house clean, get ready homecooked food and caring after an ageing family member.  Are you one of those who are unable to participate in SHC activities because you have family duties to do?  What percentage of your SHC friends do you know fall under this category?

Or are you within the 36-45% surveyed that say your reasons for non-participation in leisure activities are due to lack of money or because of age?  The survey added that most seniors prefer to keep to themselvces after they retired and may lack the courage to proactively intereact with others?

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Come share your thoughts, even if you have been inactive?  What do you think?  What about you?  Make an effort to share your thots.

Terence Seah

Coffee chat on Thursday, 13 November 2014

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Hi kopi chatterers!

Time really flies ~~~ another two months to the end of 2014 … ooohlala!

I’m arranging our next coffee chat in November.  I’m trying a new day in the week .. Hope this is a refreshing change? .. Details are as follows:

  • Date:   Thursday, 13 November 2014
  • Time:   2 – 4 pm (on a lazy afternoon)
  • Venue:  Our usual haunt viz: Paya Lebar food court, B2 of Singpost Paya Lebar (easy access for everyone since it’s just next to the Paya Lebar mrt station and you’re well-sheltered from the station to the foodcourt)
  • Agenda: No specific agenda ~ can chat on anything under the sun  but no no to politics, sex, religion  (taboos of the shc: otherwise fairy godmother will come wielding a stick)
  • Cuisine: All types of food/beverages … just pay for your own orders… A Kopitiam card entitles you to a 10% discount.

Hope to see more friends joining in an afternoon of fun and laughter ya?  Wd appreciate if you could note this date/time in your diary or handphone and reply ASAP..

Thanks once again for your continued support.

Cheers & warm regards,

Gabriella

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Charles Cher
  3. Lulu Kwek
  4. Martin Han
  5. Chua Seng Chong
  6. Kenneth Tan
  7. Kristy Quek
  8. ?? Who else…come leh

Quotable Quotes

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.”

“Don’t blame other people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting way too much from them.”

“No one can steal your peace without your permission.”

 

Spend the last 4 days of 2014 @High seas ?

Any interested member for a Penang + Port Klang  OR Penang + Langkawi  on 28th Dec to 31st Dec 2014 ( docking Singapore 31st Dec around noon ). We have amper time on board to hold discussion,chats, parties besides touring Penang for shoping/sightseeing. May be we shall also taste the soft shell crabs in Port Klang if available.

The advertised price for this cruise is S$ 507 excluding seaport tax S$98 pax on triple/twim cabin. I don’t like to pay this price and I believe you may want a bargain . Those interested can email : ang_tonio@yahoo.com.sg offering your ideal  nett price.  This service is valid until 19th Oct 2014 ( Will only extend if there are available cabins ) The capacity is 1400 persons

On Board SuperStar Gemini depart Singapore on 28th Dec 2014 afternoon

Tony Ang

LET’S COUNTDOWN TO 2015 AT PAYA LEBAR/KOVAN COMMUNITY CLUB

Calling all fun loving, exciting people……………………………………..001

Let’s get together for the countdown to 2015, with a great sit down dinner and dance.

Venue: Paya Lebar/Kovan Community Club at Hougang Street 21

Date: 31st December 2014, Wednesday

Time:7.30 pm to 12.30 pm

Pricing: Nett $35

Highlights: Fully aircon large hall

Comfortable sit down dinner with free flow of drinks.

DJ music all the way for your dancing pleasure.

Lucky draws and games

Table sittings can be arranged for your kakis to sit /chat together.

EC, Jeffrey Gan at your service.

PAYA LEBAR/KOVAN COMMUNITY CLUB MONTHLY SOCIAL DANCING

HI TO ALL DANCING KAKIS,

This time around, the end month social dancing is change to the followings. Please take note. The change of date was due to hall booked for private function.

Date: 24th Friday 2014

Time : 7pm to 10 pm

Venue: Kovan/Paya Lebar cc at Hougang street 21

Cost: $3 net with light snack and a bottle mineral water.

DJ music all the way include line dancing.

Just pop in on the day and purchase your tickets directly.

Happy dancing……………………………………..

Posting as EO ,Jeffrey Gan

Monthly walk: 11October – Fort Canning Park

Posted on behalf of Alice.

Date : Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time : 4.00 pm
Nearest MRT : Dhoby Ghaut station
Meeting Place: Park Mall, main entrance
Duration: 2 hrs
ECs : Alice Seah and Judy Lim

This month we will be walking in Fort Canning Park. Before November 1981
it was named Fort Canning Hill or “Forbidden Hill” in Malay. Since the
14th century many Singapore rulers and colonial masters have lived here,
including Sir Stamford Raffles. It was an important military base during
World War II.

Fort Canning Park is undulating and about 60 metres high. Remnants and
relics of bygone eras are around. There’s a Spice Garden, previously
Singapore’s first experimental and botanic garden. The tranquil ambience
together with diverse flora and fauna makes the walk interesting. You will
appreciate the beautiful sculptures completed by various artists.
Many cultural and recreational activities are held here.

Note: Bring water, caps, umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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

Attendees:

Farewell to Daniel Ong

Daniel Ong Teck Hock had passed away at 2.45 pm today.

Daniel Ong was known to us as one of a few SHC members who dedicated his own time and finance in teaching other willing members. He spent every Saturday evening for more than a year in sharing his dancing skills and knowledge with a group of SHC friends at the Braddell Height Club House. We hereby wish to bid him farewell to a journey well travelled.

The wake will be held at Telok Blangah Tower, Street 31 Block 80-D. Funeral on Saturday.

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IT Camp for the K-12

Do you have any grandchildren who are savvy with smart devices and the computer? This year-end school holidays, I am organizing one IT Camp for the K-12 (i.e. those kids who have just completed the PSLE exams).

Details of the IT Camp are as follows:
Theme: To learn how to do digital storytelling.
Duration of Course: 6-sessions (3-hours each)
Time: 9.00 am to 12 noon
Dates: 8/12, 10/12, 12/12, 15/12, 17/12 & 19/12/2014
Venue: Telok Blangah (nearest MRT – HarbourFront NE Line)
Course fee: $60 per participant (parents to leave children in the class)
Maximum participants per run: Six (I only have six computers)
Registrations on first come first served after confirmation of course fee paid.

Course Contents: Participants will learn how to use their own resources (e.g. images, music and text) to develop a story using the Microsoft Windows Movie Maker. The topic of the story can be the participants’ personal experiences with events like wedding functions, birthday parties, touring other countries, or just a visit to the Gardens, etc. Images (photos) can be from the photo albums or download from the iPhone/camera. About 20-30 photos are required.
Prerequisite: Participants to have a basic knowledge of the computer and the Internet.

Please email me (hewlee@gmail.com) if you have any clarification.
Hewlee (EC)

SHC Business Networking session 25 Oct 2014

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The October Business Networking session is scheduled during the 2nd half October. Date and Time are decided yet. But I am hoping to hear from you.  You are invited to participate.

If you have a business idea which you have started or planning to start, and would like to invite fellow members to participate, please indicate your interest.  If your idea is still at infancy stage, you can indicate that your idea is still being developed.  You can talk about the startup, the idea, the products or services and how your business will involve participants.  It can be funds, staff, jobs, collaboration or brainstorming.

If you like to speak on your business idea, we can allocate you 15 minutes.  However, you have to prepare your own slides and presentation materials.  Please provide a brief of your presentation to admin@SilverHairsclub.com.  Speaking will be approved depending on the brief.  It is likely approval will be given, as long as the presentaiton is not related to race, religion, politics, sex and MLM.

If you have an idea or issue to discuss, you may write them here or you can whatsapp me at 9489-4360.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Leon Lau

 

A sad story

A sad story…

The childless widow is very rich; her bungalow compound is so large – there is a lily pond, a swimming pool and fruit trees ….  In her bungalow she has two galleries filled with paintings and precious stone ornaments – so much luxury to enjoy and she and her late husband had enjoyed it for a long time.

Alas! In her dotage she let in a wolf in sheep’s clothing and she has become senile and is completely helpless now – doesn’t know her wealth is being squandered by the wolf.

Is there a moral to this sad story? What came to my mind was “Vanity of vanities. All is vanity.”! Now for the moral – beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing?

Is he a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing with a get- rich- fast idea?

SHC’s first Teresa Teng sing-alike activity, Feb 2015

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Teresa Teng lived during our time. Unfortunately, she has already left us. Her heart is still with many people in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan. Her songs are varied, wide and memorable. Some of us sing just like Teresa Teng, either in Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese or English. Music makes the world go rund. Music brings people together, and I hope this program will bring Singaporeans and PRs (esp members of SHC) together.

Some of you have suggested on this forum to have a Teresa Teng sing-alike activity. The idea of this event is still vague. However, I see this event as an opportunity for those who love to sing Teresa Teng’s songs on stage. If you sing like Teressa Teng, or at least close to Teresa Teng, and would like to sing for us, we would create a registration list here for you to let us know. Although the format of the event is still not ready, invitation would be sent to members whose names are on this list.

If you like to compere this event, please let me know here. For comperes, you may write to me via email or Whatapp.

The date of this event will likely be in Feb 2015. Singers will have to be SHC members only. As long as your songs have been sung by Teresa Teng, the song will be accepted. Although Teresa Teng is a lady, men are encuraged to participate too.

We shall have Daniel Chan who has kindly volunteered to be the compere.

Some ideas include a “What you know about Teresa Teng” quiz.  You suggest and if we can create the idea, why not?

Closing date for registration is 15 Nov 2014 or when the first 20 members are registered.

Terence Seah

Singers registration list:

  1. Sally Tan
  2. Helen Wong-Pow
  3. Lydia Chin
  4. Catherine Koh

 

Calling all kopi kakis ~ Coffee Meet on 14 Oct 2014

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Dear all,

It’s time to announce our coffee get-together again!  The next one will be held in October.  Details are as follows:

  • Date:      Tuesday, 14 October
  • Time:      2 – 4 pm
  • Venue:    Our usual place viz: Singpost Bldg food court at B2 (next to Paya Lebar mrt station)
  • Cuisine:   All types of food are available at this food court ~ Japanese, Indian, Malay, Chinese ~ hot and cold drinks/desserts (A 10% discount will be given if you pay with the Kopitiam card)

Please note this date in your diary and come and enjoy an afternoon of yakyak, fun and laughter at this coffee meet.  It’s a good way of meeting new friends as well as catching-up with old ones. Surely a good way to destress and relax with a cuppa ya?  Would appreciate if you could register your attendance ASAP :-)

Cheersssss

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Jazz Soh
  3. Chua Seng Chong 
  4. Tony Ang
  5. Kristy Quek
  6. Amy Soon
  7. Roland Leow Soon Huat
  8. Peter Loo
  9. Martin Han
  10. Susan Chong
  11. Shawn Soh

Thank you to all who came for the coffee chat this afternoon.  Appreciate your support.  Although the grp was small, we had a great time ~ exchanging notes over a cuppa….. See you all again at the next session ……..

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COFFEE CHAT WILL BE HELD ON A THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM 2 – 4 WEF NOVEMBER 2014 …  :-)

Quotable Quotes:

“No one in this world is pure and perfect. If you avoid people for their little mistakes, You will always be alone.  So judge less and love more.”

“Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday.  Let it go.”

“Good friends are like quilts.  They age with you and never lose their warmth.”

 

Batam Island, One-Day trip on Sat., 22nd Nov.

Hi Silverhairs,

Departure Time: 11.30am via Sindo Ferry (Please be present at ticketing-counter(Third level
Harbourfront) at Ten am SHARP to buy two-way ticket
to terminal Batam Center)

Itinerary: Upon arrival, we shall take a taxi-ride of less than Fifty mins to
(1) Lunch at popular seafood restaurant Golden Prawn(Bengkong District)

(2) about forty mins to Duriankang district, South Batam and cross over
more than Five hundred metres long nicely-structured Barelang Bridge,
(opened 2009 and faintly resembling our Anderson Bridge at mouth of
Spore river) to smaller islands and if place not already cleared-off
to visit ex-camp Veitnamese refugees whom stayed at Ubin-sized
Pulau Galang from early Eighties to late Nineties, with more than half
of them later re-routed to Australia

(3) One hour to Batam Center-cum-Megamall Ramayana complex(both buildings are
connected by a covered-overhead walkway, with first priority upon arrival
to book ferry Departure-time 7.20pm(Spore time)
Those who wish to stay overnight, can book a room at the posh Harris Hotel,
twenty metres away adjacent to the ferry terminal. Room rates at the
Harris are above Half-million Rupiahs(Fifty$ plus)

Regards

Abel Tan

Learning IT Without having the Smart Device

A smart device is one equipment that has a processor and can WhatsApp, sending & receiving short messages anywhere around the world for FREE and connect to the Internet. Examples … like your smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, desktop & laptop computer, etc.

There are opportunities now to learn first before buying. It goes like this – There are two libraries, Bedok and Bukit Merah, having an iPad for loan program. I don’t quite know the details, but it goes something like this – you register for an iPad loan (normally is about for 3 weeks). You have to personally go to the library to collect it. Bukit Merah has the collection day, normally on the last and first Friday of the Month – in the evening. On the day of collection, a staff or volunteer (like me) will show you how to use the iPad, create a wireless@SG account (so that you can continue to use the iPad for the rest of the 3-weeks – in the library or anywhere that provide you with the free wireless@SG free Wi-Fi network.

Three weeks is not the end of your IT learning. If you are over 50 years old, you can use any library computers in any branch, FREE for the first hour. Subsequent extension of time will be on a nominal charge.

For those that are interested in this program, you can indicate your interests in this post. I will keep you inform of happenings related to IT whenever I know it.

Happy learning …

hewlee (EC)

 

 

10 Days 8 Nights NZ South Island Scenic Drive

  • An attractive tour on a visit to the beautiful sceneries of New Zealand South Island. It is a self-drive escapade which covers the major attractions of the South. The leisurely drive through the pristine country side, the exciting towns, the fjord and the glacier is a pleasurable experience.
  • Itinerary:
  • Day 1 Singapore – Christchurch
  • Day 2  Christchurch – Ashburton
  • Day 3  Ashburton  – Mt Cook
  • Day 4  Mt Cook  –  Queenstown
  • Day 5  Queenstown
  • Day 6  Queenstown – Fox Glacier/Franz Josef Glacier
  • Day 7  Fox Glacier/Franz Josef Glacier
  • Day 8  Greymouth
  • Day 9  Greymouth – Christchurch (Return the car at the train station and travel by rail to Christchurch)
  • Day 10 Christchurch to Singapore
  • Flight by SIA
  • Date  Early next year (To be advised in due course)
  • Accommodation: 4 persons in a room
  • Costs: $2798 + $380 taxes (excluding meals and petrol)
  • Travel Agent:  Chan Brothers Travel
  • Remarks: We may include a short tour of the Milford Sound if time allows
  • If you are interested or need enquiries, you may email me hbrong37@gmail.com

Report: Visit Tanjung Balai, Karimun Island

Hi Silverhairs,

Over the past weekend of 6th & 7th, the following,* incidentally all are first-timers, visited
Tanjung Balai, Karimun Island. Yours truly trust that you guys had a pleasant experience
and by the way, thank you for the Appreciation-dinner. Next year, we shall go in July so
that we can taste the quality-flavoured Karimun durian.

If time permit me, we shall make a day-trip to Batam Island on 15th Nov.Saturday with itinerary
1.seafood lunch at Golden Prawn restaurant 2.cross-over the more than five hundred meter long
Barelang Bridge’2009 3.Walkabout Batam Center-cum-Hypermall complex

*Angela, Lillian, Marge, Shirleen, Andrew, Charles, Steven, Thomas, Tony, Victor

Regards

Abel Tan

Let’s discuss and study if we can benefit from buying in bulk

bulk1     bulk4  bulk7  C  Numerous ideas flow through the Club and it’s members. For the farsighted, members see we should look at buying in bulk. However, we should discuss and study if bulk buying works. Perhaps, the idea is just too big, as we are not a cooperative. Perhaps, we don’t have someone to lead and take us through. Perhaps, we have not seen the benefits as yet.

Honestly, I have little time to take this lead. But to hold the issue and not discuss further and not taking advantage of our group would be short-sighted and negative. Many ideas are short-term or short-lived..

If someone in our membership can coordinate and lead the discussion in depth, we may be able to start with one product or one service. If you are interested to take this challenge, let me know. We need a leader or even a coordinator.

 

Terence Seah (Whatsapp +65 9489-4360).

 

Diwali Nite 2014 organised by EZ4U MUSIC AND DANCE

EC FOR THE 3RD TIME AROUND,BACK IN DEMAND.

This is the 3rd event since the full attendance from the previous event.

DIWALI NITE 2014 Buffet Dinner and Dance

Venue : OCC Arande Lounge
Date and Time : 25th October(Saturday) from 730 pm to midnight
Highlights:
Live Band with top DJ in attendance
Door gifts and lucky draws
Non stop dancing all the way.
Surprise competition
7 course full buffet spread
Maximium: 120 persons for your dancing pleasure ( to ensure plenty of space for dancing)
Ticketing: Only $30 nett

Coming:
1.Irene Lee (x46)
2.Edwin Tan (X10)
3.Jeffrey Gan (x42)
4. Mega and Jane (x2)
5 Caroline (x2)
6.Dolly
7.Ronald Lam (x10)
8 Bobby
4.Diwali Nite - poster 1

Monthly Cycling -20 September 2014

2014-08-11-22-42-122014-09-08-16-42-26Hi Cyclists

We will be cycling to Seletar Hotspring,

Date : 20 September 2014
Time : 1600 hrs
Meet : Yishun Dam @ Yishun Ave 1.
Things to bring : face towel, extra clothing and eggs (optional)

I will be cycling from Tampinese to Yishun, those who wants to cycle there are to meet me at Compass Point at 3pm.

Cheers

joining :
1. Douglas
2. Hou Chong
3. Lily
4. Lina,
5. Fredalin

Gathering for new members

new members3  new members1  new members2We can give this a try, a gathering for new members.  Some senior members felt that we should have a gathering for new members, for example those who have joined this year 2014.

The new members are likely not to know anybody in the Club, and sometimes are lost in the monthly gathering.  Hopefully a gathering for new members once a year would help.

In a gathering, older members tend to gather among themselves, resulting new members feeling that SHC has many cliques.  So, perhaps a gathering for new members may or can help.  Many members keep saying the Club should do something to help the new members.  Many members feel that our gatherings should have a timeslot dedicated to introducing new members.

Perhaps, we should find a place, a date and a time. Yes, venue has been proposed and confirmed as follows:

1: Venue: Hans Cafe at Upper Pickering Road, Great Eastern Building.
2. Date: Mon 22 Sept 2014.
3. Time: 1700 – 2000 hrs.
4. Participation – Free.
5. F&B – Buy from the Hans Counter.
6. When you arrive, please see Kristy Quek at table registration.

Do let us know that you will be coming.

Terence Seah

Registration:

  1. Terence Seah, EO
  2. Kristy Quek & Alice Seah (Registration Desk)
  3. Helen Cheong
  4. Jenny Lee
  5. Liew Pak Kon
  6. Jeffrey Gan
  7. Bobby Bok
  8. Susan CH Tan
  9. Ann Lim
  10. Lilian Teo
  11. Victor Khor

 

Sep “Boom Boom” – Answer two questions correctly and a chance to win $100 NTUC vouchers

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It’s easy to participate.  Simply answer two questions.  Members who have given the correct answers will have a chance to win a $100 NTUC Fairprice voucher in a lucky draw, conducted during the 1st week of Oct 2014.  

  • Question 1 – SHC has two official songs.  The first song was compiled by sung by member Clara Chay, and the music composed and played by Ronald Wi. The second song is sung and compiled by Sompho Homjumroon, who is our Thai counterpart member. Q: Which province from Thailand does Sompho live in? (Only one word please).
  • Question 2 – SilverHairsClub has basically two titles for members organising events for other fellow members.  One is Event Organiser EO, and the other is Event Coordinator EC.  Let us know the name and the date of the event you have attended since the Club started.  Q: Who was the EO or EC of that event?

Details:

  1. Members who have given the correct answers will be entered into a lucky draw during the first week of Oct 2014.  Names will be announced a few days before the last day of this month on this forum.
  2. The lucky winner will need to email boomboom@SilverHairsClub.com, provide the mailing address, and the vouchers will be delivered by registered post.
  3. Each member can win only one prize per calendar year or until 31 Dec 2014.
  4. Strictly for registered members.  Membership should have the updated email address and contact tel with the Club at the time of participation.

“Boom Boom” Sep starts as soon as the questions are posted on this forum. You can only submit only one answer to each question.

Let’s have some fun.  Please encourage your SHC friends to participate.

Terence Seah

Using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker

I am organising a 3-sessions course on using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker program. It will be on three Fridays in October from 2PM to 5PM. The course can only accept a maximum of six participants. [Ref: Please also read previous post titled "Familymemory.SG"].

Those interested are requested to attend a briefing and also to confirm in writing that you are coming and would like to be registered. Details of the briefing session are as follows:

Date: 27-09-2014 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: City Hall Food Court (MRT – City Hall)
Meeting Place: Just outside ticket gates @ City Hall MRT
We will start walking to food court @ 3.05PM.

The following are registered and confirmed coming:
1) Winne Tan
2) Bobby Bok
3) Non-member
4) Lilian Teo
5) Jassmine Teo
6)

hewlee (EC)

12D North East Picturesque Yunnan – Dongchuan, Jiaozi Snow Mountain, Yuanmou, Luoping and Yuanyang Tour (12 -23 Sept 2014)

I came across this package tour and wonder whether there is any interest from the group. This tour covers the less frequently travelled places. The details are:

Cost: $1698 (package) + $370 (airport tax) + $60 (tips) = $2128
Flight details: SilkAir
MI 916 E 12SEP SINKMG 1415/1815
MI 915 H 23SEP KMGSIN 1915/2320

Sorry for the short notice. If you are interested, please email me at: temasek95@hotmail.com and I can provide more details if needed. Alternatively, you may register by replying to this post.

Yangon trip, IN Fri 03 Oct 2014, OUT Mon 06 Oct 2014

temple1  temple2  temple3  temple4  myanmar marketI shall be in Yangon again in early Oct 2014.  And I shall extend my my trip if there are members wanting to visit Yangon. The dates are:

  • IN Fri 03 Oct 2014 – you have to arrive on or before 3 Oct, although 3 Oct will be spent in Yangon.
  • OUT Mon 06 Oct 2014 – You can leave anytime on or after 06 Oct 2014.

Note:  06 Oct is a public holiday.  We are likely to stay in the Chinatown area because the hotels are cheaper, and a few were newly rennovated.  The hotels will have internet WIFI, although I cannot guarantee the WIFI is stable. Chinatown is vibrant, full of food and busy from morning 5am to at night 9pm. Check with your friends who have joined me to Yangon before. Participants will have the option to book their own hotels, and these can be organised together as a package by the travel company which we use during our last trip.

USD or Kyatts are accepted in Yangon.  Credit cards are very very very limited in use, and incur surcharges.  Money exchange difficult to find, rates at hotel are unattractive.  Bring USD, that’s for first timers.

Please contact or send your queries only via this Post.  I shall bring some brochures on Yangon.  You may have a look at my fleamart stand on Sat 6 Oct.

Min-ga-la-bar (good morning, afternoon or evening), Terence Seah

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah – Arriving Yangon 3 Oct; Departing Yangon 7 Oct.
  2. Susan Tan and friend – Arriving Yangon Thu 02 Oct 1255hrs by SilkAir;
    Departing Yangon Tue 07Oct 1035hrs by SIA.
  3. Jenny Lee and Choy Kum Weng – SQ5033 departing Sin 2 Oct 11.35 am
    Departing Yangon 7 Oct 10.35 am
  4. Ann Giri – Going Tiger Airways 2 Oct 1705/1825 hrs, Returning 7 Oct 1905/2340 hrs.
  5. Eleanor Chan (confirmed)
  6. Join this trip to Yangon.  Confirmation based on airtickets confirmation.

Terence Seah

 

Monthly Walk – Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to East Coast Lagoon Food Village

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 Date : Saturday, 13 September 2014
 Time : 4.30 pm
 Meeting Place: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Departure Hall (beside Café Temptation)
 Distance: 7 km walk on level ground
 EOs: Serene Low and Christina Chan

How to get there:
MRT East West Line (Green Line)
Drop at Tanah Merah MRT station. At condo side, take Feeder Bus # 35 to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Alternatively you can take the Bus # 35 from Bedok Temp Bus Interchange.
Note: the frequency of the bus is not regular and it may good if you reach the Ferry Terminal much earlier, have your tea and chit chat at Kopitiam there before the walk.

The walk: starts from the Ferry Terminal through paved roads of around 1 km before we reach the Changi Park Connector. From here you are going to enjoy the fragrance of forest pine trees, whiff of the sea saltiness, hear soft lapping of the waves, chirpy singing of the birds and screeching of the crickets.

We will end the walk at East Coast Lagoon Food Village where you will get a wide variety of yummy hawker food like satay, rojak, duck noodle, zhi char and many more.

Note: bring water, caps, umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Our Walk Team EOs: Christina CL Chan , Charles Wee, Mary Tan, Veronica Wong, Serene Low, Alice Seah, Jeffrey Lim, Azhari Cuttilan, June Koh, Judy Lim.

Attendees:
1) Serene Low
2) Maureen Lee
3) Alice Seah
4) Gabriella Chua
5) Caroline Loh
6) Ronald Lee
7) Eddy Lee
8) Margaret Chua
9) Henry
10) Roland Leow
11) Daisy Phua
12) Tan Li Li
13) Theresa Seow
14) Christina Chan
15) Shawn Soh
16) Lydia Soh

Carnival @ Pinevale on 7 September 2014

 

Hello frenz.. you’re invited to a Carnival @ Pinevale

Date : 7 September 2014 (Sunday)

Time : 11am – 5pm

Venue : Tampines Street 73, Pinevale Condo

There will be food, games, flea market stalls, and karaoke!

Yes, calling all karaoke enthusiasts, come …  showcase your singing skills.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot.  But pls let me know if you’re coming.

Cheers, Lydia Chin.

Dinner followed by chit-chat and drinks on Wed 3rd Sept 2014 in Bishan

This event gives an opportunity for working members and non-members to take part and spend time together.

It is an EC activity co-ordinated by me, Kristy. Due to space constrain of my flat, attendees are limited to 8 (fa, fa, fa)

Date : Wed 3rd Sept 2014

Time : 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Venue for dinner : Coffee-shop Blk 112, Bishan St 12, S’pore 570112

Venue for drinks and chit-chat : Blk 103, Bishan St 12, S’pore 570103

Cost : You pay for what you order. There are chicken rice, zhi char, Italian food and chai fan.

Attendees :

1 Kristy – EC

2 Terence Seah

Yew Kwong

4 Dolly

5 Tony Ang

6 Richard Lean

7 Keng Ngee

8 Ronn

9 Randy

10 Lee Fook Kee

11 Daniel Chan

12 Chiang Cheng Pun

 

Registration closed

“Made in Singapore”

Very few things are made in Sge. In today’s ST there’s an *article about some products that were made in Singapore many, many years ago. Reading about it made me feel proud of the little red dot and I hope the present IT generation will produce more inventions and original ideas to do Sge proud.

The silver generation today comprises mostly of baby boomers –mostly educated people – and I believe they have the potential to create/produce  something –  a simple, wonderful idea that benefits a community/society. A case in point is the new social network that was created in Slovenia. It allows residents in retirement homes to travel. Ref. “Social network connects globetrotting seniors” ( ST 9 august – A31). This social network is enhancing the life of the elderly in homes and I’m sure some of us here would make use of it in the near future.  Lol!

Could the silver generation in Sge create something original with the label ‘made in Singapore’ ? Not impossible, I believe. :)

*Celebrating ‘Made in Singapore’ products, ST wed 16/8. Pg. A2