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.

BH Dance Group

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 xx Oct 2014

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

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

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:

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 (tentative)
  5. Kristy Quek
  6. Amy Soon
  7. Roland Leow Soon Huat
  8. Peter Loo (tentative)
  9. Martin Han
  10. Susan Chong
  11. ?? Any more? Come and join in.. Have funnnnn….

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 (#pending)
3) Non-member (#pending)
4) Non-member (#pending)
5)
6)
#: subject to confirmation in person during briefing on 27/9 @ 3PM in City Hall Shopping Centre Food Court.
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 (interested)
  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

 

Dance & Social Gathering Nite at Kovan

Dear Dance Enthusiasts……

Monthly Social Dance Nite at Kovan. We look forward to have you joining us, thank you!

Two One

Event Details:
Date: Friday, 29 Aug 2014
Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Fees: $3.00 (Mineral water plus Finger food)
Music: Jeffrey Gan
Venue: Paya Lebar Kovan CC (Multi-purpose air-cond Hall)
             Blk. 207, Hougang Street 21

Ah Nee (Event Coordinator)  :)

Ah Nee
Terence
SS James
Thomas Loh
Bobby Bok
Susan Chang (will try)
Dolly (will try)

September Coffee Chat ~ 9.9.14 from 2 – 4 pm

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Hello friends

Our next coffee chat will be held on Tuesday, 9 Sep.  Details are as follows:

  • Date:      9 Sep 2014
  • Time:      2 – 4 pm
  • Venue:    Singpost Food Court, B1 of Singpost Building, next to the Paya Lebar mrt station .. this is our USUAL HAUNT :-)
  • Agenda:   Nil  ~ just coffee drinking, yak yak and some good Fun and Laughter ~ maybe some uke strumming and music

Order your own coffee/dessert/food..  a 10% discount will be given if you use the Kopitiam card to settle your purchase.

Wd appreciate if you could note this date in your diary and come for an afternoon of fellowship ya?  :-)

Warm regards,

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Kristy Quek
  3. G’s friend (MH)
  4. Jazz Soh
  5. Charles Cher (professional musician will be playing the ukulele)
  6. Dennis
  7. Mary Chan
  8. Steven Chan
  9. Terence Seah (a good opportunity for those who have not met or wish to speak to our Chief of SHC)
  10. Peter Loo
  11. Tommy Choo
  12. G’s friend (FS) ~ a very good uke player
  13. Lim Tiang Soon
  14. Jenny Lee
  15. Chua Seng Chong
  16. Alice Seah
  17. Raymond Quan (wd like to talk abt the Pioneer Generation benefits with fellow pioneers)
  18. Leow Soon Huat Roland
  19. Barbara Ong
  20. Roy and Lilian Koh
  21. Richard Lean
  22. Daniel Chan
  23. Bobby Bok
  24. Ronald Lee
  25. Tony Ang
  26. A friend (Sum W L)
  27. Thomas Loh
  28. Peri
  29. Shawn Soh
  30. Veronique Lee
  31. Joe Choo
  32. Peng Peng

I would like to thank everyone for their support this afternoon.  Thanks to our Chief Terence for taking time off his busy schedule to join us.  We had a jolly good time ~ drinking coffee, yakking (but not gossiping… haha), singing songs led by Charles Cher and accompanied by the ukulele.  Hope to see you all again in October.

Quotable Quotes:

” In the blink of an eye, everything can change.  So forgive often and love with all your heart.  You may never know when you may not have that chance.”

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.”

”Don’t waste your time trying to get people to love you.  Spend your time with those who already do.”  

 

Memorising Password

I believe we all have problem remembering growing number of passwords. Totally forget the less frequently used one and need to write in for reset.
Worse still cant write in or contact the administrator and forever cannot login. Or cant re-register cos username mentioned is taken and the admin replied you are registered already.

I have a simple way to overcome this be it PIN numner or passwords.
Find a word that have ten letters that have NO REPEATED alphabet. I use the word VOLKSWAGON as an example
Here is how you can use any of this word to code your numeric PIN.
Eg the word ……………. V O L K S W A G O N
You then attribute the number to it ……………………. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

Assuming your numeric PIN is 5378 . You then code it into SLAG and write it down in your mobile phone memo or I even scribble it on the card itself. I actually index all my password (coded) in my phone for easy retrieving anytime anywhere

Thus I don’t need to commit it into memory. Can also use it to code password that are alphanumeric character.
Just underscore or bracket the alphabet that need not change. Eg your password is now N5W8V3. Your coding will be
(N)S(W)G(V)L

Not charging fee for using the above method, smile..
If you people find this helpful, in my next post I will give you more such words to choose from if I get more than 5 endorsement. :-)

Leon

SilverHairsClub Dinner and Dance, Sun 21 Dec 2014 at Singapore Recreation Club

src2     src3  dd1 d and d1  d & d2 Dear members, We can now safely confirm this year’s D&D will be held in Dec. It will be themed along “Prehistoric Times” during the Flintstone era. Please watch this Post for updates.

  1. Venue: Singapore Recreation Club SRC
  2. Date/Time: Sun 21 Dec 2014, 1800 hrs to 2330 hrs
  3. Theme:  Prehistoric Times – Flinstones Era  Fun Dinner & Dance
  4. Ticket price: $55 per ticket (inclusive of an international buffet)
  5. Band (subject to confirmation):  Charles Cher and his band.

Program:

  • An item, entitled “Flintstones and his friends”.

Number of pax: due to space limits, 80 pax. Strictly SilverHairsClub members only. Tickets are sold, subject to registration on this Post, and subject to ticket availability. **

For the first time, this event will be organised by SilverHairs Enterprise PL. It will be the first test case for SHE. Members who like to participate as a committee member of this project are invited to contact terences@SilverHairsClub.com.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Dolly Lim
  3. Rosalind Lee
  4. Gabriella Chua            )
  5. Kuah Siew Tin             )
  6. Susan Tan                   )
  7. Philip Yeo Tiang Hui    )    G’s Table
  8. Edwin Tan                   )
  9. Sue Chan                    )
  10. Wong Hong Jeng        )
  11. Steven Chan               )
  12. Veronique Lee            )
  13. Joe Choo                    )
  14. Sompho Homjumroon
  15. Eyvonne Chew (tentative)

 

Sep monthly gathering at CSC, 6 Sept 2014

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SilverHairsClub will continue to play a role to enable SilverHairs to meet new and more friends. In September, we shall have a day gathering on a weekend. Our monthly gathering has been one of our most successful gatherings; and we will make effort to hold it monthly.

Hjere are the details.

1. Venue: Civil Service Club at Tessensohn Road. MRT – Farrer Park

2. Date: Sat 6 Sep 2014.  Time: 1100 to 1600 hrs.

3. Meeting area: At the cafe area and the CSC Lobby area, where the fleamart is being held.

4. Participants: Open to all SilverHairsClub members, families and friends. As this is CSC Club, there will also be CSC members and public.

5. Charge: Free to members and friends.

6. Food and drinks: available at the CSC cafe, near the swimming pool.

7. Registration: we will have a registration desk at the fleamart area. Please contact the registration desk when you arrive. Do put on your name tag so that other members can recognise you.

8. SHCians who are CSC members can invite fellow members to the swimming pool, jackpot room and other activities available at CSC.

Please indicate here your coming and the number of friends you will be coming with. See u there soon.

Terence Seah

Those attending the monthly gathering:

  1. Kristy Quek
  2. Jenny Lee
  3. SS Tan
  4. Vincent Khoo
  5. Ong Lin Khim
  6. Shamin Moledina
  7. Lily Ho
  8. Terence Seah
  9. HC lee
  10. Susan CH Tan
  11. Rosalind Lee
  12. Frisna Tan
  13. Gabriella Chua
  14. Caroline Gee
  15. Peri Liew
  16. Dolly Lim
  17. Jassmine Teo
  18. Joan Ang
  19. Yu Yu Chiu
  20. Theresa Seow
  21. Vivian Lai
  22. Lam Hoy Tzee
  23. Bee Gek
  24. James Tan TH
  25. Helen Cheong
  26. Bobby Bok
  27. Bernie Chung
  28. May Woo
  29. Yatsing
  30. Grace Kang
  31. Robert Ong
  32. Gingko
  33. Alice Seah
  34. Ann Lim
  35. Evon Lim
  36. Susan Tan
  37. Lina Ng
  38. Freda Lim
  39. Alice Tan
  40. Peng Peng
  41. Janie Leong
  42. Moon Wong
  43. Sock Cheng
  44. Daniel Chan
  45. Shawn Soh
  46. Mary Chan
  47. Veronique Lee
  48. Ann Giri
  49. Ronnie
  50. Randy
  51. Chan Keng Ngee
  52. Richard Lean
  53. Barbara Ong
  54. Willie Low
  55. Peter Goh
  56. Leow Soon Huat
  57. Lina Tan

SEE YOU ALL AT THE FLEA MARKET CUM MONTHLY GATHERING TODAY AT CSC

 

”THE BEST THERAPY IN THE WORLD IS TIME OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS”

 

IT, computer and smartphone courses – Sharing and teaching

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All of us want to learn.  It used to be taken courses on computers – desktops and notebooks.  Today, there are smartphones.  Not a new idea, but we have always talk about closing the digital gap between the savvy and non-savvy members.  If only, we have a place. Many of our members have the knowlede and the experience.  Learners can pay a fee, and the proceeds can go to pay the cost of the venue, the instructors, etc.   Yew Kwong has suggested that we draw up a list of members who are interested to conduct e-sessions.  I too think this is a good idea.  Hew Lee is one good example. Let’s draw up a list of topics, and if you think that you can teach a particular topic, raise your hand here.  Once we have a sizeable team of instructors, we would look at a team of people to organise these courses.  Feel free to add the topics that would be of interest to seniors and Singaporeans in general.

  • Instant messaging – Viber, Whatsapps, LINE, WeChat, facebook
  • Skype
  • Games
  • Emails – smartphones,
  • Android system – Internet browsing, Maps
  • Storage – dropbox, google box, etc
  • Online TV, radio, songs, karoake, youtube
  • Online transport – IRIS, SG All bus

And, if you have suggestions for a venue, please let us know.  Members can offer to conduct these above courses, find a venue, and also charge a fee.  Please go ahead.

 

Terence Seah

Cooking classes

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For a long time, we have been trying to organise cooking classes.  We love to cook, try new receipes and finally eat, what we cook.  However, it has not been easy to find a cooking place.  Conducting cooking classes in the house or apartment has not been very successful, due to limited space and resources.  Venue has always been hard to find. Schools with cooking facilities are expensive; although they are idea. Some members have their own specialties.  There are Hokkien, Hakka, Beijing, Indian and Indonesia food.  We can also have break making classes, cakes, etc. Last week, I was shown around the cooking training classroom with full kitchen facilities at CSC Tessensohn Road.  I  was impressed. Holding cooking classes at such venues has its advantages, although there is cost, timing, cleaning and effort to go with it.  But, maybe we can now try cooking classes, a great way to meet the club objective of providing a platform for members to meet new friends.  Food through the stomach; and putting members and seniors skill to good value.

  • If you like to try other members’ specialties, please raise your hand. So, we know who you are.  Maybe you like bread, cup cakes, 12 layer something, etc.
  • If you have a couple of specialty food skills, and like to share and teach your delicacies, please raise your hand. We might pick up the idea, and conduct cooking courses.

Terence Seah