Monthly Walk for Dec 2015

Finally…. the hazy days are over and just in time to catch the last month of 2015 for our Monthly Walk…this time we are taking the Rochor to Kallang to Stadium Route.

Date: 5th December 2015, Saturday, Time: 4.30pm sharp
Meeting Place: Bugis Mrt….exit A, Victoria Street Side
Route : Rochor , Kallang & Stadium Walk,, distance 4.7km of pleasant, easy walking.
Bring water bottle, caps, umbrella and camera. Do wear comfortable walking shoes
Duration: approx. 2 hours walk
ECs for this walk: Christina Chan & Charles Wee

Discover and see for yourself the newly upgraded Rochor Canal Walkway; continue along the Kallang River Park & Waterways until the iconic Kallang Stadium where we end our walk . We have dinner and fellowship at the Stadium Wave eateries. The Circle Line Mrt , Stadium Station is just next door and very convenient for your homeward bound journey

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

More people are suffering from dementia at a young age

More people are suffering from dementia at a young age

Most of us here, the silverhairs are either in semi or full retirement and we have at least 20 more years to go.

Many have already engaged in all kind of hobbies, activities or learning to keep our body healthy and mind active

There is another form of activity that many akin it to gambling is playing mahjong and trading in stockmarket

But the fact is such activities is very good in engaging our mind and keep our brain cells active

If we go for training such activity like trading can be a profitable biz

One person that has proven that trading can be profitable is sgx swiinger He make his millions from stockmarket


Free seminar on ” Deciphering Stock operator maneuvers & swing secrets – Embrace Greed with clarity – capturing key reversals & falling knives without fear or favor with 2 pip precision ” & sign up for freebee chat ( in whatsapp) for free

Date : 1 November 2015 (Sunday) Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Sign up at : or

Coffee Chat on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Dear friends

It’s time for our next coffee chat again.   Time flies….  this will be the final coffee chat for 2015.   Details are as follows:

Date:                Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Time:                2 – 4 pm

Venue:             Raffles City food court, 2nd level (big and spacious with long tables)

Cuisine:           Plenty ~  all types of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Jap, Korean cuisine and desserts and drinks galore


Christmas is in the air … hope that many of you can join in the yakyak, fun and laughter therapy.  Fellowship and camaraderie prevail during these coffee chats.

“Friendship means understanding, not agreement.  It means forgiveness, not forgetting.  It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.”

“Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.”

This is a good platform to form new friendships at this stage of our life.  Let’s make the rest of our life the best in our life ya?  Please indicate your interest in coming by registering here or sending me an apps message.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend
  3. Jazz Soh
  4. Loong Say Meng
  5. Holly Lim
  6. Charles Cher
  7. John Chua Seng Chong
  8. Susan Chong
  9. Lily Boon
  10. Myra Chia
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Sam Goh (and yoga teacher)
  13. ?


Haiku, anybody?

About the previous post …

Once a year we meet
Not too much we ask from you
Hope to see you soon

Friendship is what we after
In this Christmas Walk we come
Hope one will last forever

Event needs no cash
Only find and pay with time
As simple as that

If I have more than five interested in haiku poems, I can start a chat line to share. This chat line has rules to keep focus – no video uploads and unnecessary “alarm” postings just to circulate around the world and coming back to you time and again.

NB: Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature to life experiences.

Resources can be found from the Internet and the library.
We can share our findings and at the same time exercise our brains besides playing mahjong or sudoku.
hew lee (EC)

Those interested:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Tan Li Li
5) Joy Chuang
6) Jassmine Teo
7) Maureen Lee
8) Registered
9) Daisy Tan

Christmas Walk (18-12-2015 – Friday)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the Year (2015) and welcoming the New Year (2016). Some of you may be in the middle of a tour overseas having quality time with friends or with family members and others may have no plan this year.

At our twilight (or silver hairs) years, we do not know when we will not be able to or not able to do what we can do best. So, it is timely to count our blessing year by year by meeting with like-minded people to cherish our fellowship and having a simple “Christmas” food court dinner together.

As with any other years, this is a good time and opportunity to stroll, after dinner, along Orchard Road and try your night photography skills with your smartphone and/or camera. For those interested, please see details below.

Date: 18th Dec 2015 (Friday evening)
Time: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Meeting Place and Start Point: Tanglin Mall Food Court (junction of Orchard Road & Grange Road). End Point will be at Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM to 7.30PM: for those who can come early, we can have a dinner together in the food court and getting to know each other better.
2) Fellowship: 7.30PM to 8.30PM: Chat at Mall (free n easy – form your own small group on per table basis). Share what you have experienced this year, your reflections, what you can do better, etc. [Always remember a quote from the late George Carlin on Ageing. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.]
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.

You can use your smartphone or camera to take some pictures.

Size of Gathering: in order not to make ourselves too obvious and attract unwanted attention, registration will close when 20 are reached.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Registered
3) Joy Chuang
4) Registered
5) Judy Lim



What mind would think of doing a 140km trek over four days  in Sge? And sleeping in a lorry!*

An imaginative mind! A mind that animated the idiom “walk the talk” in such an unexpected way;  a mind that introduced a new kind of adventure that could be adapted to a learning experience for students now that Mt Kinabalu is out of favour. 

Imagination, not knowledge, according to Einstein is the true sign of intelligence. We need imaginative people who can think outside the box –new ideas to solve problems that cannot be solved by the old ways. We need more people with imagination.

And of course imagination is needed to write a best seller. Poor Snoopy!

*ST, Nov 13, pg B8snoopy8


Internet Security

Date: 12th Dec (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Place: Bukit Merah Library
Attendance: No charge

Learn the proper way to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when using The Internet.

The talk will also covers some basic ways to solve computer problems with insufficient memory error messages on Apple and Windows computers.

For those interested, you can register for a seat through NLB’s web site, via
Registration normally commences sometime on the last week of November.
Hewlee (EC)

Those confirmed coming:

The calm after upgrading to Windows 10

Help me see where I went wrong.

I have always marvelled at the Blackberry mobile phone, having used it for more than 10 years.  3 days ago, I decided to upgrade the mobile device software to the latest.  I could not because there was not enough space on the Blackberry.  So, I went to my PC, downloaded and upgraded my mobile phone.  It worked well.  And I thought it was safe, I decided to do a backup of my Blackberry. This went well and I had a successful backup in the cloud.

A day later, I thought why not I upgrade my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  So, I did, and why not, Windows 10 was free.  Again successful, although I had to get used to it.

The trouble has just begun.  Itchy as I am always, I decided to restore my Blackberry backup. A whole host of nightmare starated to surface.  I could not restore my contacts.  Nothing else could do the job.  After numberous hours, I decided to go back to Windows 7.  This was difficult, although I need to hunt for the button to revert to Windows 7.  Finally, my PC could talk to the Blackberry.  But, still cannot restore any of my contacts which are still on the PC.

My Blackberry now does not have the contacts of all SilverHairsClub members.  So, when an email, whatsapp or telephone comes in, I cannot recognise the name of the sender.

I am now pissed with my Blackberry; can look at it, can touch it but cannot use it.

Terence Seah


Hi all

“The Future of Us” Exhibition cum Showtime on Monday, 7 December 2015.

Show Time: 1.30pm.  Please reach the Arrival Plaza at least 20 minutes before your
showtime. Latecomers may need to rebook another timeslot. The nearest MRT station is Bayfront MRT Station (Exit B). You can either take the Circle Line (CE1) or the Downtown Line (DT16). For directions to the exhibition, please log in to their website at

Attending List (limited to 20 persons) :

1) Daisy Phua


Towards simplicity

one flowerless is more

It was a pleasant surprise to read that decluttering is an exercise in identity discovery and that the impulse to simplify life, according to a simplicity expert, is the fruit of decluttering: emotional tranquillity*.

Yet it is not easy to throw away one’s things. In her Sunday Times article “In praise of the things in your life”**, the writer just could not part with her white elephants though the desire to declutter was there. Decluttering is an emotional thing.

But there will come a time when the impulse to simplify gets strong enough for the simplifier wannabes to take concrete action – just like one finally gets one’s will done, and the advance medical directive (AMD) too.

*S.T. Nov. 6 pg A32 ** Sunday Times, Nov 8, pg C6


Short getaway to Batam – tentative dates 20-23 Nov 2015

I’m planning a short getaway to Batam, either 2 or 3 nights.

Tentative dates are 20-23 Nov 2015. These dates can be adjusted to suit your schedule, either 4th week Nov, or even December.

Activities will be free & easy.  Karaoke, good food, massage, music, cycle, etc..

Room will be basic, but comfortable enough, with breakfast thrown in.

Karaoke can be either arranged in a room or out in the open stage!

Food guaranteed good and cheap.  And massages also good and cheap!

And of course, the fun fun company … laughter & jokes all the way !

Depending on the response, I will arrange a 6 seater car, so that we can all travel together.   Yes, I am intending to keep the group small.

Any takers? Pls email/text me for more details, or post your query here.

Cheers, LydiaC.

All About Mobile Phone APPs

There are TWO IT sessions relating to Mobile Phone APPs. The details are as follows:

Session One: Smartphone Gathering
Date: 9th Nov (Monday)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Place: Marina Square Food Court (The Gallerie)
Attendance: No Charge
Trainers: Bobby & Hewlee
Those registered are shown in Smartphone Gathering post.

Session Two: All about Mobile Phone APPs
Date: 14th Nov (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Place: Bukit Merah Library
Attendance: No Charge
Trainer: Hewlee

hew lee (EC)
Those coming for Session Two is registered here:
1) Linda Chan

Coffee Chat on Friday, 20 November 2015

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The next coffee chat will be held on Friday, 20th November.  Details are as follows:

Date:                 20th November (Friday)

Time:                 2 – 4 pm

Venue:               Raffles City food court, 3rd level

Nearest mrt:       City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:              Spoilt for choice ~ food, drinks and desserts (reasonable rates)

Come and join us for a couple of hours of fun, laughter, jokes and fellowship on a lazy Friday afternoon.   Friday is the beginning of the weekend.  Don’t be home alone ya?  We’ll probably proceed to dinner at Chinatown for those interested in prolonging the fellowship and fun (dinner cancelled).  This coffee chat is part of our active aging programme.  We’re trying to form a group of easy-going and amiable kopi and makan kakis who’ll be friends for a long time.

novcoffee3     novcoffee4

Please register here if interested.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Friend
  4. Friend
  5. Winnie Tan (+ cousin)
  6. Nancy Lim (+ friend)
  7. Veronique Lee
  8. Joe Choo
  9. Charles Cher
  10. Grace Wong
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. Phyllis Tan
  14. Charles Wee
  15. Frank Kaw
  16. Roy Koh
  17. Lilian Koh
  18. Jazz Soh
  19. Alice Tan
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Alice Seah
  22. Joy Chuang
  23. Richard Kee
  24. Steven Chan
  25. Arthur Yap
  26. Peggy Yap
  27. Lily Boon

Note of Thanks!

A whopping 29 ppl attended the kopi chat today. Thank you v much for your support.  A number of you have been attending the kopi chat month after month for more than a year.   Without this continued support, there will be no kopi chat. 

Cheers and see you all in December.


Smartphones Gathering

Date: 9th Nov 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6.30PM to 8.30PM
Venue: Marina Square Food Court (The Gallerie)
Attendance: No charge
In attendance: Hewlee (iPhone) & Bobby (Android)

The purpose of this gathering is for those who have some problems with their smartphones to come forward to have their problems solved (hopefully). Sometimes it can be the Operating System, installed in the smartphone, is outdated and cannot download the newer APPs. Sometimes it can be a propriety APP.
NB: For those who can help out, please come along. (seniors helping seniors)

hew lee (EC)
Those confirmed coming:
1) Bobby (Trainer)
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Jennifer Wu
5) Registered
6) Registered
7) Registered
8) Linda Chan
9) Joyce Tan
10) Myra Chia
11) Phyllis Tan
12) Roland Tong

Social Get-together – Saturday 7th November 2015

Where: Jayleen Hotel, 42 Carpenter Street.
(Opp Clarke Quay MRT; public car park available)
When : 7 November, Saturday
Time : 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Price: $18.00 nett per pax, includes
*Ala carte set lunch with salad, soup, fresh fruits & dessert
*Free flow of coffee/tea, soft drinks & water throughout event
*Games with prizes, karaoke/sing-a-long, music & dance

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy
– it’s all that matters” … Audrey Hepburn

So come, special call to New Members, join in the fun … mingle with new and old friends, eat, drink, laugh, play, sing, dance, or just yackety-yak’s but NO topics on politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling or MLM.

Ala Carte Menu – Select one Main Course below
1. Pan fried Salmon in Hollandaise Sauce with salad
2. Pan fried Beef Rib Eye in Wine Sauce with salad
3. Pan fried Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce with salad
4. Seafood Spaghetti

All above come with unlimited self-served
Soup of the day, Garlic toast bread, fresh fruits and Tang-sui Dessert

Drinks – free flow of coffee, tea, soft drinks & water throughout event

12.30pm : Registration at Hotel Reception + place your order of
Main Course
1.00 – 2.30pm: Lunch will be served (within this time slot only)
2.30 – 3.30pm: Karaoke & Sing-a-long; Social Dancing
3.30 – 4.00pm: Mystery Games with prizes
4.00 – 4.30pm: Line Dancing
4.30 – 5.00pm: Mystery Games with prizes
5.00 – 5.30pm: More Social Dancing

So friends, don’t procrastinate, Register Now and pay soonest to secure
a confirmed place.

*Only limited to 40 pax due to space constraint
*Closing Date: 23 October or 40 seats filled up, whichever come first
*Registration confirmation will be based on payment received,
first-payment-come-first basis
*NO Walk-ins entertained

Please transfer funds to POSB Savings Account Nbr: 148138591
after which advise on this blog date of transfer, amount & ref #. We’ll acknowledge accordingly. To help ease our administrative time, appreciate you can arrange to make payment in groups.

See ya guys soon and don’t forget to bring your Name Tags otherwise your
chest may be ‘molested’ by someone at the door :))


  1. Theresa Seow, EO ….Paid on 3 Oct
  2. Frisna Tan, Co-EO ….Paid
  3. Ann Lim  ……………….Paid
  4. Karen Phoo ……………Paid
  5. Grace Wong …………..Paid
  6. Irene Tan ……………….Paid
  7. Lily Lim …………………..Paid
  8. KF Lee ……………………Paid
  9. Daisy Yeo ………………. Paid
  10. Gingko Tay ………………Paid
  11. Ronald Lam ……………..Paid
  12. Yatsing ……………………Paid on 4 Oct
  13. Susan Sia – Replaced by Peng Peng on 1st waitlist … Paid
  14. Mega Abdullah  – Replaced by Jane Tan on 5th waitlist … Paid
  15. Richard Kwok …………… Paid
  16. Clara Chay ………………..Paid on 5 Oct
  17. Neo Bessie ………………..Paid
  18. Daniel Chan ……………… Paid
  19. SS James Tan ……………Paid
  20. John Chua SC ……………Paid
  21. Bernie Chung ……………. Paid
  22. Bessie Lam ………………. Paid
  23. Andrew Tan ……………….Paid
  24. Lilian Teo …………………..Paid
  25. Esther Mok ……………….. Paid
  26. Peri Liew ………………….. Paid
  27. Lum Oi Cheng …………… Paid
  28. Thomas Loh ……………… Paid
  29. CJ Ang …………………….. Paid
  30. Jazz Soh ………………….. Paid
  31. Charles Wee …………….. Paid
  32. Jennifer Wu ………………..Paid
  33. Ron Teo …………………… Paid
  34. Gabriella Chua …………..Paid on 6 Oct
  35. Richard Wong ……………Paid
  36. Catherine Yeo …………..Paid
  37. Judy Lim …………………..Paid
  38. Terence Seah …………..Paid on 7 Oct
  39. Priscilla Wee ……………. Paid
  40. Lydia Chin ………………..Paid on 8 Oct


LATEST UPDATE : Deadline for First-payment-come-first criteria will close 12noon Sunday 11 Oct. Unpaid position will be opened to Waitlist members.

A NOTE TO WAITLIST MEMBERS dated this 10th Day of October: Above payment record self-explanatory. Sorry to disappoint. Thank you for your interest in this event. Look forward to your early participation in our next one. The 2 ladies who had paid please whatsapp your bank details to Frisna Tan (if you have her mb nbr) otherwise post your email address on this blog and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange for a refund.



  1. Peng Peng …  Upgraded Replacing Susan Sia …Paid
  2. Joan Ang ….  Paid. Upgraded but unable to attended. To refund
  3. Serena Tay …Upgraded. Emailed her but no response
  4. John Howe … Upgraded. Pay onsite
  5. Jane Tan  … Upgraded Replacing Mega … Paid

Welcome New Members

We would like to take a moment, welcoming our new members who joined us recently. They are :

  • Ms Nancy Lim M H
  • Ms Rebecca Tan S W
  • Ms Holly Lim M

We look forward to your participations in this forum and events organised by our members. Or to start, simply write a brief introduction of yourself to this post.

Have fun ……

Please email to should you encounter difficulties logging in to SHC website with your passwords.

If you have send in your membership application and your name is not listed in this post, please email to Thanks again for joining!

Club Admin

If you have a hearing problem, your mobile can be a great help

hearingaid     I like to share an accidental experience with a hearing problem.

Most of us carry a mobile phone.  Inside the mobile phone, there is a microphone and an external jack for a headphone.

  1.  Look for an apps with the name “hearing aid”.  Install it.
  2. Plug a headset to the external jack.

When you have a chat with your friends, put the mobile phone on the table.  Start the app.  Hear the conversation clearly and loudly with the headset.

Share your experience.  Which app works well.

Terence Seah


Setting up a Premier Paypal account for your small business

Paypal is a popular way to sell your things and collect money.  It is also a way to pay for goods and services you may buy internationally or locally.

In Singapore, money that is collected by Paypal on your behalf can be withdrawn to a local Singapore account.  Some of you are doing some selling, and may like to set up a Premier account or a Business account.

We are trying to identify a place.  Yew Kwong has been kind enough to conduct a session, approx 2 hours for members who are interested in setting up a Premier Paypal account.  We have not identified the place yet.

But, if you are interested, please register your name here.  More information will be per provided here, when ready.  Charge approx $5 per person.  Priority given to those who register personally on this forum.

Terence Seah

These Hazy Days

The haze is exceptionally bad today;

The sky is a uniform sea of grey.

Nothing in sight save a still volleyball of chrome yellow;

At 9.30 a.m. is it the moon or the sun so mellow?

Heavy hangs the still, ashen air;

Still leaves on trees stoically bear.

Now the haze has got worse – the PSI is more than 300!

School is cancelled; outdoors is unsafe – life’s disrupted.

But happy the schoolkids – their ignorance is bliss.

Guilt-free  forest fire perpetrators continue to get away;

Across the sea, haze victims a change in wind direction pray.



Basic Digital Photography with Photo Editing

Course Title: As above.
Course Description: This course will cover some photography basics including the aspects on composition and photo editing.
Date: 21st October 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30PM to 5.30PM
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library
Charge: $2.00 per seat
Maximum number of participants: ten (this is a hands-on course)
Registration is on First-Come-First Served basis. Through any library outlets or online through NLB’s GoLibrary web site.

NB: For the Photo Editing part, the free AutoDesk Pixlr software will be used.

Registration is now opened. 

hewlee (EC)

Sep 2015 Online Fleamart


The online flea mart site is available to members this month.  If you have a lot of stuff, and would like to sell them or give them away, you can invite members over for a garage sale.  Guess, many of us don’t have a garage nowardays.  Simply sell or give away your items here.  If you are looking for something, you can also use this Post too.  Personal services and pictures encouraged.


  1. Each advertisement not longer than 10 lines.
  2. Can be stuffs from your storeroom or your personal skills.  No Corporate items.
  3. MLM and Email address collecting for other purposes not permitted.
  4. If you personally have a room or house for rent, you may also advertise here for free.  Housing agents are not allowed to use this corner, unless the room is yours.

E-Communication (All about Skype)

This IT talk will walk you through how to download the Skype program and how to create a free Skype account. If you have the right smart TV model, your whole family can even use Skype to video conferencing with your loved ones anywhere around the world provided the other party also has similar arrangement remotely.

Date: 10th October, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is Free.

hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:

Recruit the new SHC committee

shclogo300    committee1

Dear members,

We have tried different committee concepts to run SHC.  We learn what works and what fails.  But, we should not give up, even though we had failed in the past.  I still think it is better to have a committee to run the SilverHairsClub.  Personally, I do not prefer the status quo situation.  So, I will try again.  One concept which will not change is that members can continue to organise activities for other members, as EOs or ECs.

The new committee will come from our general membership.  For the first year, the chairman will be me.  Haha, I am no retired general, maybe a retired fisherman. If you like to join the committee, please whatsapp to me at +65 9489 4360.

Some points which I have learnt over the last 10 years from Club members are:

  1. Able to work with other committee members.  Friendly and sociable members preferred.  Less “I” and more “We”.
  2. All meetings will be via Whatsapp only.  Physical meetings only from time to time.  Why Whatsapp?  because I travel most of the month, so very little time in Singapore.  But, I believe in SHC and our seniors population.  We have to care for ourselves.
  3. Members should not circulate pictures, videos, URLs, only text.
  4. Agenda strictly re Club matters only.
  5. No politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling and MLM.
  6. Committee members who are unable to participate in the meetings, I am sorry we have to let you go.  Committee members who break the rules, will be automatically take out of the committee.

If you would like to develop a future for SHC, and are interested to make our objective work, I would to invite you to join the new SHC committee.  Our objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.  I would like to extend this platform, but let’s discuss within the committee.

I look forward to hearing from you.  +65 9489 4360.

Terence Seah


A singer and entertainer, and a non-professional

singer1   sing2  sing1

If you can sing, love to sing, in English, Chinese, Malay, Vietnamese, Hindi or just about any language, comfortably and with your own music media, we would like to hear from you.

Continuously 4-5 songs, dont have to be a professional.  It is ok to fumble once in a while but can get out of it and laugh at oneself, this would be great; I am looking at an entertainer and singer.  I dont expect your entertainment to be free.

Songs, memorable, love, known, evergreen, songs that most of us know, male or female.  Romantic also can.  Hatred also ok.

I dont need you to have a good professional voice, but if you can carry through throughout the 4-5 songs, without looking at the scripts all the time, you are the person.  Sure, you can have a partner.

You know who to contact: +65 94894360.

Terence Seah