Business networking before or during retirement

As a follow-up to our recent SHC Whatsapp Business group, an interesting suggestion came up and I think it is worth pursuing.

Many members have worked in corporate life, and have good contacts in companies in Singapore and other countries. When members retire or about to retire, these members usually give up all their valuable connections.

Meantime, we have members over 45, who are expanding their mid life career, and are developing new contacts and networks. As a step ahead, SilverHairsClub can connect members with your contacts in your previous corporate life and undustry. You may have been in manufacturing, in arlines, in fertiliser, in agriculture, in trading, engineering, automobile, logistics, commerce, etc. You may have been a driver, a secretary, an executive, a manager or a VP.

The outcome is up to you. If you have contacts locally or overseas, another member may have a need to know your contacts. If a business deal is made, you can develop a relationship as introducer, liaison or agent. It’s really up to you. Maybe to have a more exciting retirement life. For a fee, a commission, you may be able to help another fellow member.

And of course, if you are looking at expanding your career or business, and needs some valuable contacts, our new business networking group, you too can join this group. Always be prepared and open about fees or commission. Don’t expect to develop a business for free.

Strictly for SHC members, male or female. No MLM, Network marketing permitted. This group is not for looking for a job.

If you accept the above parameters, and if you are prepared to share your valuable contacts, with another member, come join “SHC Whatsapp Business Networking”. Participants will also be invited to business networking gatherings, when organised.

Registration closes on 14 Nov 2017 sharp.
This activity will start on 15 Nov 2017 and close on 15 Dec 2017.

Simply send a whatsapp msg “Join SHC Business networking” to +65 9489 4360. Registration via Whatsapp only.

I am looking for one or two EOs for this activity.

Like to join me to Yangon between 8 and 12 Dec 2017

I am going to Yangon for a few days on business and holiday. If you like, you can join me.

I will fly from Singapore on the 8 Dec and then to Bkk. You book your own air tickets. Visa not required. I shall pick a hotel and let you know. You can use any airline and any hotel.

Likely, we have common meeting times, likely at breakfast, Lunch or dinner.

If you like, we can get to meet other long stay Singaporeans in Yangon. We may have to share costs to get them to come for lunch or dinner. You can talk business or you can talk sweet things.

Weather is dry mainly. And by Dec, it will be cool. If you have not been to Yangon before, this is one of last few countries open to the world. Come see before it becomes another HCMC or JB. There are beautiful famous temples, an exotic Chinatown with food you have not eaten since young, a booming city centre and a number of Singapore restaurants. I like street Myanmar food and it’s scented local tea.

Singaporeans staying there for years are many. Most lead their own life and business. The community is closed knit and many are well connected with other business.

Dates are not changeable. Plenty of large cockcroaches flying around in hotels and restaurants. Roads are dusty and rocky. Food, you may need to go to the rest room 5 mins after a drink. Bring your mama noodles. Credit cards are acceptable but not as common as you expect. USD is king. It’s Tiger beer is fantastic. Local beer, better still. There is entertainment but Yangon is not Bkk, Manila or Jakarta. Traffic jam is not unusual. And, do not expect your English to be understood everywhere.

So, if you are still interested, let me know. We meet there.

Terence Seah

Nov Monthly Walk…. Khatib to Springleaf Park

Monthly walk: Khatib Mrt to Springleaf Nature Park

Date : 11th November 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx.  2hours.   Distance 4.9 km

Meeting Place:  Khatib mrt (North South Line) , exit B.

ECs: Charles Wee with Christina Chan
This is an easy walk along shaded & paved park connectors.  Walk  past Orto recreation fishing ponds to Lower Seletar Reservoir Park n Jetty , followed by a stroll alongside  Sungei Seletar Waterway leading to the new  Springleaf Nature Park. Springleaf Park was recently designed and constructed. It is  equipped  with rest facilities and clean toilets. Along the way , you walk past a bird sanctuary spot and enjoy the peaceful and tranquil environment with plenty of flora, towering trees, waterways n greeneries, perhaps spot a King Fisher, a Blue Tailed bee eater or a Parakeet Paradise.

Our walk ends at Mandai /Upper Thomson Road  junction at a popular coffee shop which serves among other food, the square bowl delicious wanton noodles . Transportation home is equally convenient  . Opposite the coffee shop is a bus stop with 167/169/980 services to  AMK bus & mrt interchange, Thomson Road, etc.

Wear comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.

Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant.

Bring umbrella .

The Walk Team:  ChristinA Chan, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan,  Linda Chua ,Azhari Cuttilan and Charles Wee.

This is an EC activity and also the last Monthly Walk for 2017.  You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

 

Come join other Smartphone users. Share and learn from one another.

Most of us carry a smartphone, either an Android or an IPhone But these phones are either over-powered (too smart) or we just don’t know how to use all its features.

But some of us are more versatile, and we use some apps to make our daily life easier. While others fumble to even figure out how to reboot their phones.

What are all these buttons?


Well, let’s bring all smart phone users together. If you are using an app, and you like to share and help our other fellow members, come join SHC Smartphone users group.

And if you get frustrated everyday wondering how to maximise the use of your SGD 600 phone, come join us too. There will be someone to help you.

Only one way to participate. To join this “SHC smartphone users” group, simply whatsapp to +65 9489 4360, and send “Join Android” or “Join Iphone”.

Closing date for registration: Fri 3 Nov 2017 5pm sharp. Discussions start Sat 4 Nov. Strictly for SilverHairsClub members.

Rules:
1. No hellos, good morning, afternoon or night. Max 5 messages a day.

2. Screenshots allowed. TEXT communicated is best. No URLS, videos and pictures.

3. No invitation to outside activities.
Strictly, no unrelated messages or topics.

4. Before participation, everyone is required to introduce their first name and the phone you are using, so others can help you.

5. This Smartphone sharing will run from 4 Nov to 30 Nov 2017. After 30 Nov, we will continue for one more week. Participants can then invite one another for Smartphone discussions. You may send pictures and URLs too.

This discussion group closes on 5 Dec 2017. SilverHairsClub hopes you will benefit from this activity.

By the way, if participants fail to follow the above rules, a * for EXIT will be given.

Have fun. Look forward to a fun event.

Terence Seah

Kulai, Kluang & Batu Pahat Tour – Confirmed Tour

Hi members

1 Day tour to Kulai, Kluang and Batu Pahat on 18 November 2017

07:20  Pick up at Marine Parade CC and Newton Hawker Cente Car Park.

07:20  Pick up at Bishan MRT station and Newton Hawker Centre Car Park

08:00 Leave Singapore to JB immigration via Tuas 2nd link

09:55  Tim Sum Breakfast.(own expense)  Location: near JB, which is on the way up to Kulai.   Please be reminded if time permits only we will stop to have breakfast due to immigration clearance.   Please advise if you could have your own breakfast before catching the car at your own pickup point

10:30  Proceed to Kulai. 10mins, drive around the old and new town.  Shopping at AEON Kulai shopping mall (45 mins).  We will arrange 1 hr massage for those who are not keen on shopping.  Have to book in advance (own expense)

12.:30  Lunch at Kulai restaurant.  Menus as follows:

1. Five Happiness Combination
2. Braised Crabmeat soup with mushroom
3. Sweet & Sour Crispy Fried Garoupa
4. Shell-less Prawn with salad dressing
5. Sambal fried four kind veggies
6. Steamed salted chicken
7. Yam basket stuffed with pork ribs
8. Iced longans
9. Including tea, rice and tissues

14:30  Est 1hr drive to Kluang.  10mins, drive around the old and new town

15:00  For those Coffee lovers;  Kluang Rail Coffee is one of the famous coffee tourist attraction.  (own expenses)  (only 20mins rest time).  Will stop to buy coffee powder if the shop is open (30 mins).  If time permits, we will go to “RM2 one-stop” shop (30mins)

16.30  Proceed to the organic farm, guided tour (30mins). An admiring and wonderful fruit and vegetable gardens/organic park. Truly a paradise especially if you love organic fruits and vegetables; there are mulberry garden, dragon fruit garden, cucumber garden, banana garden, and varieties of fruit and vegetable garden that you will definitely enjoy visiting (Total 45mins-1hr)

18:00  Est 2hr drive to Batu Pahat.  10mins, drive around the old and new town, Visit the beautiful seaside.  enjoy the scenery,  Minyak Beku Beach, Batu Pahat

19.30  Dinner at Batu Pahat.  Menus as follows:

1. Whole abalone in bamboo rice
2. Crispy roasted chicken
3. Fried bean curd in special yellow sauce 
4. S/S pork & Korea mussels
5. Sea view braised belly pork with steam bun
6. Day of dessert
7. Tea, rice, tissues

20.45 back from the restaurant to Singapore.  Drop off points at Marine Parade, Bishan MRT  and  Newton Car Park

Participants:

  1.  Danny Lye – Pd
  2.  June Tan – Pd
  3.  Seng Kim – Pdiel Chan
  4.  Lydia Poh – Pdee
  5.  Pauline Khoo – PdLinda Wee
  6.  Lily – Pd
  7.  Chan – Pd
  8.  Agnes – Pd
  9.  Chan – Pd
  10.  Chan – Pd
  11.  Gabriella Chua – Pd
  12.  Doreen Chan – Pd
  13.  Mega – Pd
  14. Caroline Phua – Pd
  15. Sary Bong – Pd
  16. Joan Ang -Pd
  17. Chan – Pd
  18. Chan – Pd
  19. Chan -Pd  Tan
  20. Chan – Pd 

Thank you

Cheers

Doreen Chan

 

Join the SilverHairsClub Whatsapp “Business Goup”

Hi SilverHairs,

This SHC WhatsApp group is for members to share their ideas and plans for a small and easy business when they are about to retire or already in retirement. The aim is for business-minded members to decide and proceed, know who shares your thinking and maybe pick up some new ideas too.

SilverHairsClub has not had many business networking activities, mainly because starting or running a small business near retirement or during retirement is considered risky to our retirement savings. Many SilverHairs prefer to travel, gather in groups for chit chatting, go dancing, trying out food outlets and pursuing their interests and hobbies. And of course, to enjoy the fruits of many years of hardwork. Well, this WhatsApp group is not for you.

But in today’s Singapore, many retirees cannot do nothing. Taking a part time job is one way. The other is to do a small business, that is flexible and yet have enough time to pursue interests while bringjng in an income. And, for some, to avoid seeing your spouse throughout the day.

SHC WhatsApp chat groups are moderated and have rules. Please read this before joining.

1. Only TEXT chat. No URL, pictures, videos. No unrelated issues.
2. No greetings, good mornjngs, afternoons or goodnight. No invitations to events.
3. Business discussions on food, pets, hobbies, dancing, travel, properties, eldercare, plants, flowers, herbs, health & devices, direct selling, clothes, online trading and arts & crafts, trading, import exports and conceirge services are permitted. Services related to your previous work experiences are supported.

4. Anything related to politics, race, religion, sex and MLM or any forms of Network marketing are NOT permitted.

5. Each participant is limited to 3 text messages a day.

6. To join the WhatsApp Business group, please WhatsApp 9489-4360 and send “Join Business Group”. No email, SMS or phone calls. Deadline to join this group 20 Oct 2017.

7. This chatgroup ends 30 Nov 2017.

Terence Seah
SilverHairsClub

SilverHairsClub facebook – SHC group administrators

Dear members,

Not that I had lost my memories, but recently I vaguely remembered we had a SilverHairsClub facebook page.  It is callee SHC group.

Some years ago, i had asked Andrew Koh to initiate and administer the SilverHairsClub Facebook.  Together with Douglas Chan, both of them have brought our facebook page to what it is today.  In fact, I had almost forgotten about it until recently.

Andrew Koh and Douglas Chan both joined SHC in Jan 2007.  I am glad to have Andrew be the co-administrator for our Facebook.  Facebook has a different social media structure; It is open to eligible SHC members.  If you wish to join the Facebook, please register your interest here.  The administrators will pick up from here.

Terence Seah

1 Day Tour on 18 October 2017

We look forward to our Happy Tour

18 Oct 2017 Tour to Batu Pahat, Kluang and Kulai

07.25 Pick up at Marine Parade CC

08:00 Pick up at Newton Circus Car Park.Hawker Centre

08:10 Leave Singapore to JB immigration via Tuas 2nd link.  Est 2hr drive to Batu Pahat

10:30 Visit the beautiful seaside.  enjoy the scenery,  Minyak Beku Beach, Batu Pahat

11:00 Lunch at Batu Pahat, Good quality food restaurant
Lunch Menu (1hr)

1. Shark fin with crabmeat
2. Red snapper with Thai sauce
3. Pork Leg
4. Broccoli with soy skin
5. Braised duck
6. Kari Pork ribs
7. Signature Tofu
8. Ice lime longan
9. Tea, rice, tissues

12:30  Est 1hr drive to Kluang

13:00  for those Coffee lovers;  Kluang Rail Coffee is one of the famous coffee tourist attraction.  (own expenses).  Will stop and buy coffee powder if shop is open

15:00 Proceed to the organic farm. An admiring and wonderful fruit and vegetable gardens/organic park. Truly a paradise especially if you love organic fruits and vegetables; there are mulberry garden, dragon fruit garden, cucumber garden, banana garden, and varieties of fruit and vegetable garden that you will definitely enjoy visiting (2hr)

17:00 Est 1 hr drive to AEON shopping mall

19:00 Will proceed to Kulai for dinner
19:45 Dinner Menu (1hr)

1. Five Happiness Combination
2. Braised Crabmeat soup with mushroom
3. Sweet & Sour Crispy Fried Garoupa
4. Shell-less Prawn with salad dressing
5. Sambal fried four kind veggies
6. Steamed salted chicken
7. Yam basket stuffed with pork ribs
8. Iced longans
9. Including tea, rice and tissues

20.45 back from the restaurant to Singapore. Drop off points at Marine Parade, Newton Car Park  Will advise one more location soon

Tour Fare S$78.00 per person include 1 lunch,1 dinner, sight-seeing and insurance coverage up to  S$20,000.00   Please scan your passport via Whatsapp to my phone for insurance purposes

Thank you

1st group
Stella Sheng
Evelyn Ong
Maria Tan
Steven Chan
Shirley x 2
Leon x 3
Joan
Rick x 6
Bobby
Daisy Yeo x 6

2nd group
Jeffrey x 8
Dolly x 2

The drop off point will be at Marine Parade CC and Newton Food Court Car Park

We have 70 people joining this tour

We thank you for your support

Cheers
Doreen Chan

Monthly walk: To The Star

Date : 14Oct 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP (waiting time: 5mins max)

Duration: approx. 3hours.

Meeting Place: Jurong East MRT, Exit D, Westgate entrance, near BreadTalk.

EC: Christina Chan & Linda Chua

This is an EC activity; bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

NOTE: in case of inclement weather — walk shall be cancelled.
Notification will be here in this post on Saturday morning.

 

The Ulu Pandan Park Connector was completed in Oct/Nov 2009. We have had
walk different parts of this connector in 2007 and 2010.

Let’s look forward to walk a longer stretch (about 8km), if possible.

The walkway is well paved and hope to cross a bridge which was a portion of the defunct Jurong Railway which was closed in the 1990s.

As the trail runs besides a canal that flows into Sungei Pandan; among the trees and shrubs look out for butterflies flitting among the greenery; colorful birds eg., the magnificent Purple Neck Heron, Kingfishers, Red-Capped Woodpeckers or the White Egret.

from the Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan…. signing out!

Participants:

1. ChristinA
2. LindaC
3. TonyA
4. LydiaP
5. CharlesW
6. AzhariC
7. Ronald Lam
8. VictorC
9. StevenY
10. JanisH
11. MargaretS
12. GraceKang
13. HenryS
14. AndrewK
15. DaisyP
16. Yoon Chin
17. Irene Chua
18. Monica Tan
19. Evelyn Tan
20.

Stage Club – October Show – Comedy

Greetings all.
Rob and I have been involved with this long standing amateur theatre group for many years.

We are both seeking your support for this coming show, while also inviting those of you who may not be familiar with a Stage Club production to come along and enjoy a night of hearty laughter.

Stage Club is presenting the 3 act Comedy play ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR.

Show dates :- October 11 to 14.

Location :- SRT Theatre @ Robertson Quay 20 Merbau Road 239035.

Tickets available through SISTIC or at the theatre.

Ticket Price – Wed & Thur $ 37:00
Fri & Sat $ 42:00

Curtain opens at 8 pm each night.

As we will both be there each night , working on the show as back stage crew, we hope to see you.

Cheers.
Doreen & Rob Cady.

OCT 14 to 15 or 14 to 16 Karimun island

Hi Silverhairs,

Do have a nice Holiday Weekend,.

I would like to thank everyone who takes their precious time to attend this 14 to 16 oct karimun island get together tour.Turnout was unexpectedly good and we also get to have very good constructive feedbacks from group
team of members .
Thanks again and also to those unable to join us due to unforseen circumstance. I look forward to the next tour organise by you again ABEL TAN.
All the best and stay healthy.
Cheers!
Stella

CONFIRMED trip to Karimun
Island (port,town Tanjung Balai) on October 14,15,16 (Sat,Sun,Mon) 3days 2night or 2 days 1 night ( optional )

Departure Harbourfront 11.35/40am

Departure Tg Balai 3 pm (SG time).

Those wishing to go please buy two-way tickets earlier or on 14/10 at Third level tkt-booth open 8.30am from Sindo Ferry .

We may wish to have breakfast at foodcourt on level below.

Please be at Harbourfront Oct 14 Saturday LATEST 10 am to buy tickets if Advance booking not made.

Weekend Foodcourt open 8.30am , so can have breakfast and gathering.

SHC friends, Indonesia is mostly usage of ?-pin plug,. There's a Internet rental outlet nearby hotel Maxi payable Eight Thousand Rupiah per hour,  can buy Sim-card from two outlets within walking distance hotel

Hotel Maxi highest Seventh floor Karaoke n Pool tables, so avoid 6th level rooms due to above noise,. Hotel is Two-shops width but probably 9,10shop-width length inwards with fourshops-width seaview and smoking area at the end, there are four other smaller hotels along Maxi's row n with other shop units all their "backsides" seafacing

Only TWO private karaoke rooms enclosed non-seaview

Karimun Island known for Durians,mango, mangosteen,coffee powder .

Regards

Abel Tan

Those going are :

1 Abel Tan
2 Stella Sheng
3 Lilian Chua
4 David Ong
5 Richard Lean
6 Steven Chan
7 Charles Chua
8 Yap Sew King
9 Ong chew Teck
10 Bobby Bok
11 Patrick Wee & Wife.
13 Eddies Teng
14 Doreen Chan
15 Mega
16 ......

Any more ?

One way trip to KL using trunk road .( 2 days 2 night )

hhoohohohoho hahahahhah ,

it been quite awhile , did not post here ya…Please take note , am looking for 4 travel kakis to KL ,using my malaysia plate MPV . sporean are not allow to drive msia car into SG road .so pick up point will be @JB CIQ .how come  & why only 1 way ya !!!

hahahahahha , will end our trip either in KLIA airport or train station . so that mean these 4 buddies ve to buy your tickets back to SG …i will be heading up to perlis for forest retreat ! for about a month ya…hahahahahahha we will hit Kulai ,ayer hitam yong peng , muar ,malacca & KL

Date of departure is 12 th October Thursday .

TIMING OF PICK UP & Cost , Please pte what App me @ +600107666056  or drop any ??? in d post .cheers Bro Sam.

A india TRAINED & CERTIFIED laughter yoga teacher

hohohohoho hahahahha

Certificate in Tours & Travel Services For Tour Leader

Terence, this is not advertisement but a SkillsFuture Credits for those retired or semi-retired or like me, thinking of retiring and don’t want to be idling around and hope to try our hands on new venture.  After all, most members are into travelling so this could be an interesting subject to learn too…

Dear Members,
Rosalind Lee had actually shared this in SHC FB Page and felt that it would be also good to share this info here.

The above is 2 days and best still, Eligible for SkillsFuture Credits.  From the poster given, this seems to be an interesting course for some of us to attend.  Understood that there will be session on 27-28 Sept and subsequently 7-8 Oct and 14-15 Oct respectively.

I wish to attend this too but not on weekends as I have other family commitments to attend.  Any others to join too?  All current dates given above, I am unable to attend.

All details are listed in the posted attached.

Thank you and cheers… Dolly

Networking Lunch on Thurs 19th Oct 2017

Dear friends.

Im organising a lunch session on Thursday 19th Oct. EC event

1pm at *Singapore Recreation Club*
At the Padang.

Great food and Reasonably Cheap

Laksa
Naan plain n garlic
Fish curry
Fish head curry
Hokkien mee
Chai tou kuey
Other types of local mee
Fish n chips
Western food
Great drinks too

Pay members price. Only Gst
No service charge

No compulsio to have lunch. U may also comr for a drink.

If u want to swim at the heated indoor pool. We can start swimming 11am..and bathe there. Swimming guest fee $5 only.

Hot jacuzzi too

Those interested. Pls Kee Chiu

Those who have signed up :

Rosaline Lee
Dolly Lim
Stella Sheng
Daniel Chan
Christine Teo

Ah Nee
Christina Phau
Winnie Tan
Richard Lean
Frisna Tan

Steven Chan

Peggy Ho tbc
Thomas Loh tbc
Sarah tbc
Lina Tan tbc
Michelle sim tbc
Thomas Loh tbc
Mega tbc
Cat Yeo tbc
Nina tbc
Jazzmine Soh tbc
Bira tbc

Donating of Kindergarten Story Book

Dear all SHC members,
Presently, I have some 180 copies of this story book, The Tooth Fairy, which I intend to donate to recommended kindergartens/child care centers.

I’m sure this book, which is well illustrated and written in simple English with a moral that comes with each story, will bring joy to children during story time. This book is suitable for children of 1.5 – 6 years old.

The reason for making this small donation is a show of my way in giving back to society, also supporting the Govt’s current national campaign, Read More Physical Books, which is aimed primarily at preschoolers. Hopefully, this promotion will also encourage more mothers to read regularly of bedtime stories to their children thus inculcating good reading habits from young.

If any SHC members who may know of certain needy kindergartens/children learning centers, interested in receiving this donation which is limited to 10 copies per recipient, please give me full kindergarten/center’s name, contact details including email address with which I can use to communicate with them directly. I fully respect the present PAPD Act. Do a good deed and be blessed.

Finally, I’m contactable on frankaw@gmail.com.

Best regards

Frank

SEPT MONTHLY GATHERING Thu 28 Sep 2017

Dear all ,

WINNIE JUST UPLOAD THE PIC ON SHC FACEBOOK. HAPPY VIEWING!!

helping first time EO Doreen Cady to post. Hope to see lots of you old timers n new members in this Special Monthly Gathering. Its special because
1. the place is new
2. Doreen Cady is a fantastic event organiser
3. There will be new way of introducing members and…

I will be there to make u laugh!

Yes, we will have fun n games. Register quickly before all 60 seats are snapped up!

DATE:28 Sep 2017 (Thu)
TIME: 1800~2100

VENUE: Big Street restaurant n bar.
Corner of jalan Kelantan/jalan Besar
(Exit B Rochor Mrt DT13. Bus 23 64 65 66 67 130 139 147 857)

FEE: $28, paid by 24 Sep for buffet dinner n entertainment by EOs.
Early bird: $25, payable before 18
22 Sep 2017 12noon.

NO REFUND. MEMBERS TO FIND OWN REPLACEMENT. 

Plse make payment to Chris Chan POSB Savings Acct 542-10756-1.  Kindly indicate your payment details — date, time and amount.

PROGRAM

6-630 registration n introduction

630-730 dinner

730-800 games

800-830 humor n seow2  time

830-900 fun n chatting continues. Maybe sing-a-long

Register here….

  1. Doreen Cady (EO)  — Pd
  2. Robert Cady — Pd
  3. Frisna Tan (co-EO)  — Pd
  4. Winnie Tan (Registration)  —  Pd
  5. Christina Chan (Treasurer)  —  Pd
  6. Charles Wee  — Pd
  7. Maria Tan  —  Pd
  8. Christine Neo  —  Pd
  9. Gabriella Chua — Pd
  10. Amy Yu  —  Pd
  11. Terence Seah  — Pd
  12. Joan Ang  —  Pd
  13. Laura Wee  — Pd
  14. Ng How  —  Pd
  15. David Low  —  Pd
  16. Richard Lean  — Pd
  17. Steven Chan  —  Pd
  18. Helen Cheong  —  Pd
  19. Janie Leong  —  Pd
  20. Robbin Lim  —  Pd
  21. Barbara Ong  —  Pd
  22. Susan CH Tan — Pd
  23. Marge Tian  —  Pd
  24. Krystal Lam  —  Pd
  25. Lydia Poh  —  Pd
  26. Doreen Chan  —  Pd
  27. Nina Choo  —  Pd
  28. Tony Ang  —  Pd
  29. Jimmy Ibrahim  — Pd
  30. Stella Sheng – pd
  31. Ray Quan – pd
  32. Yatsing  — Pd
  33. Ronald Lam  — Pd
  34. Jean Kiang  — Pd
  35. Rosalind Howe  — Pd
  36. Bobby Bok  —  Pd
  37. Pat Oei  — Pd
  38. Linda Chua  — Pd
  39. Marie Chong — Pd

 

 

“One night in Bangkok” date not firmed

We shall be starting our planning for “One night in Bangkok” soon. The date, the venue and the program are still at liquid stage, but I think we may not have many moons to wait.

I am hoping to coincide the date with a Thai traditional culture and date. And if this is the case, the event will be held before this year end. Obviously, we must have thai food and maybe Singha or Chang beer to go along.

We need not structure the event as a dinner & dance, so the committee will have to crack this out.

To start, if you like to join the committee, plse whatsapp +65 9489 4360. Suggestions and comments are invited on this Post.

Terence Seah

Monthly walk: Let’s trek a lesser known trail

Walk is ON!  Was told it is SUNNY at Bukit Timah!

Date : 09 SEP 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.00pm SHARP (only 5mins waiting time)

Duration: approx. 2.5hours.

Meeting Place: Downtown Line MRT and alight at Beauty World MRT station,
take Exit A.

ECs: Christina Chan & Veronica Wong

This is an EC activity. You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

NOTE: in case of inclement weather — walk shall be cancelled.
Notification will be here in this post on Saturday morning.

 

Join us to enjoy an afternoon at “one of the most beautiful nature spots in Singapore.”

We will trek through a lesser known trail.
The early part of this forest trail is easy; remember to look around to enjoy the rich
flora and fauna in the forest.
Then, we will ascend to the TOP for a more scenic view!

Do remain quiet     😀    as you may spot an occasional wildlife.

Toilet facilities: available only at entrance/Visitor’s centre.

Do wear COVERED, comfortable walking shoes.
Bring bottle of water to keep hydrated, caps, umbrellas, insect repellant and cameras.

What should you do when approached by monkeys?
When approached by the monkeys, you should look down and walk at least 1.5 metres away from them. Do not look into their eyes or bare your teeth as these are signs of aggression and challenge.
Keep food and snacks in haversacks and not in plastic bags. Do NOT eat/drink in the presence of monkeys.

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

For this trail, only max 29pax. Look forward to your early registration!    😀   😀

Monthly coffee chat in September 2017

The hi              Hi kopi kakis of Shc,

It’s time for our next coffee meet.  It will be held on 20 September 2017. Details are as follows:

Date:                                   Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Time:                                    2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                                  Raffles City food court, Level 3 (nearest mrt: City Hall)

Cuisine:                                 All types of delicious food and beverages available

Topics:                                  Everything under the sun except SHC taboos (viz: sex, politics, religion, sale of MLM product);  discussion on the taking of photos and videos during Kopi chat events and posting on social media (Just discovered today (7.9.17) that there’s a fb account under Fairy Godmother with more than 1000+ members… )… 

This coffee meet has been going on for the last couple of years.  In case, you’ve not heard of this event before, do come and join in the fun and laughter over a cuppa on the above date.  Rather than staying at home alone, do come and fellowship with like-minded retirees or the semi-retired.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy.  Please indicate your interest by registering here.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Veronica Wong
  3. Stella Sheng
  4. Pat Oei
  5. Mok Chun Weng
  6. David Low
  7. Martin Han (+ 1 friend)
  8. Lim Tiang Soon
  9. Amy Yu (+2 friends)
  10. Christine Neo
  11. Friend (R)
  12. Friend (KN)
  13. Friend (Reg)
  14. Jimmy Longpoetih
  15. Tony Ang
  16. Alan Ang
  17. Doreen Chan
  18. Frank Kaw
  19. Clara Chay
  20. Bessie Neo
  21. Peggy Ho
  22. Sarah Ahmad Kassim
  23. Lee Weng Cheong (Bruce)
  24. Nina Choo
  25. Lina Tan
  26. Winnie Tan
  27. Peter Loo (+1 friend)
  28. Christine Teo
  29. Joan Ang
  30. Leon Lau

Quotable Quotes

“Friends are the fruitcake of our lives.  Some are nutty, some are soaked in alcohol, some firm, some sweet, but altogether, they are great to have in your life.”

“Surround yourself with people who:

Empower you

Believe in you

Support you

Uplift you

Motivate you

Appreciate you”

 

Thank you very much for your support at the kopi chat today.  30+ ppl attended the event. Everything was fine and a success except for a little misunderstanding.  Nonetheless, this has been resolved and the matter is now closed.. we’re all good friends again.. nothing unusual .. the teeth may sometimes bite the tongue because of their close proximity..life is too short to be bothered.. we want to enjoy our remaining years.  CHEERS! 

 

Fairy Godmother is still alive

Hi fellow members,

Fairy Godmother is still very much alive. She is now 72, walks around with a walking stick, a bit slow in thinking and very often, sitting and resting under the mango tree. She still dangles her magic wand; but due to weak batteries, the wand seldom works well. She is now thinking of using an Artificial Intelligence Robot to help her thinking and sometimes makes decisions on a behalf.

I am sure some of you have read about a security robot that can patrol large area 24 hours a day, taking over the duties of securities guards and can smell fires, detect faces and can even call an ambulance. But sadly, about two months ago, the robot ran too fast, hit the edge of a water fountain and fell into a pool of water. Her circuitary was wet and she died.

Well fairy godmother is alive. She is still good at moderating quarrels especially among boys and girls. Unfortunately, she can’t talk, so she just waives her wand. Some some comments and posts just disappear at a “Zap”. If batteries are not well charged, sometimes nothing happens.

Fairy Godmother wants to have a smooth and quiet retirement life. But we all know boys and girls do quarrel from time to time, usually because of a misunderstanding. Fairy Godmother is happy to see the boys and girls happy, running here and there and enjoying the good lives on Singapore island.

Fairy Godmother forgets names easily. She is not perfect. If anyone likes to be a trainee God Mother, do let me know. Meantime, she is hoping that more of the boys and girls who are over 45 can help to keep the peace with SilverHairsClub.

Terence Seah

Direct Selling : Kumquat Marmalade

I brought my home-made kumquat marmalade to sell for the first time in SHC 2010 flea mart. Thanks to many of you, the marmalade sold briskly. This year, I saw a bumper crop and so decided to sell the kkq marmalade once again.

FYI., the kumquat marmalade is natural, with no preservatives or artificial colouring added.It is hygienically produced and packed into tubs of about 380 gms. On wide request, the recipe has been altered to reduced the sugar content. However, It still tasted great. The price remained at $5 per tub.

If you wished to make an order, pls write to me on whatsapp or on this post. I planned to make the first delivery on 23 Aug ’17 at Gabriella’s coffee chat (see refer to her post on this subject). Thank you Gabriella for kindly consenting to this. The second delivery (for o/s orders, if any) would be at the monthly meeting but this is not finalised yet. Personal collection / delivery will have to be discussed one-on-one separately.

Thank you
Lee Hou Chong