Coffee Chat on Thursday, 4 December (Last chat for the year)

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Hi coffee chatterers!

Our last coffee meet for this year will be held on Thursday, 4 December.  Details are as follows:

  • Date:             Thursday, 4 December 2014
  • Time:             2 – 4 pm 
  • Venue:          Usual place viz: Foodcourt at B2 of Singpost Building at Paya Lebar (next to Paya Lebar mrt station)
  • Agenda:        No hidden agenda ~ just a casual chit-chat
  • Cuisine:         All types of food and beverages/desserts (just order your own makan)

All are welcome. It’s an opportunity to catch up with old friends as well as meeting new ones.  Just come for an afternoon of fun and laughter.

Wd appreciate if you could either apps me or indicate your interest in coming on this forum page.

Cheers & looking forward to seeing you……

Gabriella Chua, EC

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. SS James
  3. Jazz Soh
  4. Martin Han
  5. Nina Choo
  6. Come and have fun ~ don’t stay at home if you’re not working…..

Quotable Quotes:

“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events;  Small minds discuss people.”

“Try not to take things personally; what people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.”

“Strong people don’t put others down…. they lift them up.”

“Everyone has a friend during each stage of Life,  BUT only lucky ones have the same friends in all stages of Life.”

“Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart.”


Hearing Aids

Dear all

Anyone here have experience purchasing a pair of hearing aids?

Yes I am looking for one for myself as I beginning to have hearing difficulties with High pitch frequencies.  I was told its better to start using it now as it will be harder to get use to it as years goes by.

I have tried the middle range by Simens and Banform both The Receiver in Cannal and Behind The Ear type.  I m looking for a pair which give less static and not too expensive to discard in case its like the pair of bifocal glasses which I have made but did not like using it.

Appreciate your comments or share with me via my email

Thank you

Reflection on 2014, Ushering in 2015

Has 2014 been kind to you? Which will bring about the famous quote ” Dont ask what the country can do for you but ask what you can do for the country ?
2014 has seen the spillover of the crisis from 2013 eg like Euorpean stagnant economy, maritime dispute in South China Sea and a host of
unsolvable or yet to be solved geo-political issue. 2014 has also seen the emergence of new global and regional issues, like the Ukraine, ISIS, Ebola, MH17 and MH370. Truly will the early the year attention grabbing missing MH370 ever be found or goes down as a greatest mystery in Aviation history.
What new issues or threat 2015 will surface.
On an individual level, how have you achieve your individual goals if you have set one for 2014. I have written off the remaining months
for 2014 and plan for 2015. .

Among my various goals, financial, social and health, the good life I am having have caused me to fail my health target relative to 2013.
Total Cholestrol is high, Triglycerides, BMI are off though marginally. A Fail is still a Fail. The various dinner outing by SHC, and various other communities is not helping with my diet
The month of Dec has heavy schedule of feasting. Thus got to excuse from being discpline for a while before I abstain from ”
Eating the wrong food for the wrong reason, especially paid for or free.

Noted that it is always the same few who air their opinions. Why are people afraid to share ?
Among the various way to prevent dementia which currently have no cure is to stay socially active.
It does not matter whether your opinion reveal you to be naive , biased, shallow or wise. It is more important to be heard.
That is how you learn

One important lesson I learned in my early working career is “it is not critical to know everything before starting on something”

Among the great quotes on leadership, a recent one by a Chinese political leader is
” If is not you, then who” It remind me of my MBA class day when the USA main professor tell the administration confidentially that we students
are better off not pursuing the degree when he cannot even get a volunteer to be the class monitor for weeks. MBA is meant to produce leader, he said
I volunteered and thus organized the trip to USA campus studies and also the grand convocation ceremony in Singapore.
I am still fond of those memories.

So for those introvert which I was before, start the 2015 with a resolution to be a more extrovert personality.
Live life with conviction, confidence and compassion.

I am looking forwards to 2015 where I embark on new projects and seeing my other project reaching maturity or closing. Especially to bring my health target back on track. For those who didnt do health check or screening because retired already, make it a 2015 resolution too.


Needed: Whistle-blowers

(In the light of rising numbers of unscrupulous individuals…)

The cheat, the corrupt, the evil…they are manifestations of the DARK side of human nature. It is not easy to be ‘good’ when the good ends up being victim; the vulnerable also needs protection against unscrupulous people. Justice is ‘blind’ and seems under threat by these dark forces….

Just when it seems the good in human nature is being destroyed, along comes the WHISTLE BLOWER to the rescue! The wrong doer is punished! There is HOPE for mankind!

The long arm of justice depends greatly on whistle- blowers. I hope our country enact whistle-blower protection laws soon.  Meanwhile while waiting, we can learn to blow the recorder, the harmonica, the flute… and of course the TRUMPET!  :)

elephantjumbo trumpeting!

Xmas Walk (19-12-2014, Friday – 6.30PM to 9.30PM)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the current Year (2014) and welcoming the New Year (2015).

It is also 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: 19th Dec 2014 (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 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,
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.
4) For those who want to know how they can enhance their computer skills, please come a bit earlier, say 6.00PM or stay back in Plaza Singapura Kopitiem till 10.30PM.
Size of Gathering: Registration will close when 20 is reached. This is an EC (Event Coordinator) event.
SIWA (2013)

Those coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Gabriella Chua
3) Winnie Tan
4) Maureen Lee
5) Grace Kang
6) Joan Ang
7) Leon Lau
8) Peter Loo
9) Laura Wee
10) Dorothy Low
11) Serene Low
12) Noelle Tan
13) Moon Wong
14) Eyvonne Chew
15) Christina Pan
16) Lily Lim
17) Irene Poh
18) Lina Tian
19) Marg Tian
20) Irene Chua
21) Dorine Tan
Registration is now CLOSED.



  •  Of late the SLS has surfaced into the Singapore limelight drawing comments from ministers and the public. Many opinions have been expressed in the social media majority of which showed indignation against the dodgy retailers. So much so that it was blown out of proportion.
  • To be fair, scams do happen in isolated cases at SLS. But how these retailers have been able to survive for so long in spite of its notoriety.
  • The culture of doing business at SLS is unique and is different from most other shops like Challenger and DIY. SLS is able to attract a certain group of customers. There are reasons for this phenomenon. The retailers offer a wide range of electronic goods and spare parts. The salesmen  are not always there to scam a potential customer and they are not stupid. They are also keen to make a sale if they can make some profits.
  • But SLS is not a place for those people who are gullible. They must know what they are doing
  • Here is an anecdote:  Many years ago I bought a AKAI video recorder at SLS. Before I went I checked out the price at a legitimate electrical shop in HDB heartland. I was surprised that SLS shop quoted a price at about 250 dollars cheaper. But the salesman told me that it was an export set and warranty would not be included. I accepted the trade-off which proved to be a fantastic bargain. I used the set for many years. Except for a minor repair, the set is still in working condition.
  • By the way, scams are everywhere, it does not matter whether you are in Barcelona, Paris, New York, New Dehli, London or Hong Kong.                                   Robert Ong




Local Excursion (an excuse to catch up lah!)








Dear Friends,

Finally the time has come.   Year end season seems to put one in a better mood, so let me try and do something good. Not surprising, I suppose – I’m kinda used to this kind of job for SHC lol!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, 6 Dec 14
Time: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Meeting Point: Outram MRT station

  1. Chee Cheong Fun factory
  2. Ointment Factory
  3. Lunch
  4. Wheat Grass & Mushroom Farm
  5. Vegetable Farm

Charge per pax: $6.50 per pax.
Number: 30 pax

Lunch is at our own expense.

I remember I went on this trip a long time ago, and the chee cheong fun was the most fun thing that I picked up which was the best purchase cos it was relished the following morning for breakfast, and this stayed on in my mind until now!

Ok that’s all for the moment, rushing off for my lunch. Thought I’d rush this off first – hope to get the trip confirmed asap.

You can sign up now but I’ll need someone to be Treasurer.

By the way, the coach company says the stops can be subject to change without notice – in case there are unforseen changes to the places of visit which are out of their control.

Thank you.
1st Update 13/11/14

  1. Closing date for registration is 22 Nov.
  2. Need to get 30 paxes @ $6.50 each. If group is smaller than that, regret the company will not be able to proceed.
  3. Places will be reserved to people who have paid, preferably immediately (after I’ve given the bank account number); If no payment made by 19 Nov, places will be given to non-SHC participants.
  4. Please register asap – I will reserve for the first 30 only. Dont wait until the last day so I can conclude everything in good time. Thanks for your understanding!
  5. Original quote is $10.00 per pax but after negotiation, they have lowered it to $6.50. They do not provide tour guide. I will lead the group.
  6. Appreciate if I can have a volunteer for Treasurer.  This is not a profit-making event, so I hope that someone will help to share the load.   Sorry about that, but I’m working full time so I hope everybody understands and cooperate and I’ll be very happy to do more events if I get this kind of “goto royong” spirit.

2nd Update 14/11/14

Hurry hurry, so cheap for a whole day of “jiak hong” – better go before the coach towkay changes his mind about the charge for the next trip.  It’s true, I paid $340 about 10 years ago when I organised this for my friends.

The suppliers (usually wholesale) charge less for organised big groups going so we’ll get double bonus for this – cheap fare, cheap shopping, haha….

Treasurer, treasurer, where are you?

3rd Update

Excellent.  We’ve got 33 registered which include 3 non-SHC members.   Dolly, thank you so much for your great spirit of coming forward to be Treasurer.  Now, we can start the ball rolling with the collection, so we’ll wait to hear from Dolly.   Please try and pool together at least 3 – 5 shares per transfer if possible because it’s such a small sum per pax, and Dolly will just have to track fewer entries in her account instead of 35.

And please pay by 19 Nov.

I can have 2 more SHC members to round off to 35.   Payment made is non-refundable, I hope you understand.

Thank you folks for your speedy registration.   Cheers!

Susan CH Tan


SHC Members (many thanks to the Early Birds!):

  1. Susan CH Tan – pd
  2. Moon Wong – pd
  3. Gabriella Chua – pd
  4. Caroline Sit – pd
  5. Richard Wong – pd
  6. Tony Ang – pd
  7. Clara Chay – pd
  8. Marge Tian – pd
  9. Veronique Lee – pd
  10. Wee Chin – pd
  11. Seok Cheng??
  12. Yatsing – pd
  13. Irene Poh – pd
  14. Shirleen Kao – pd
  15. Lina Tan – pd
  16. Lee Ah Nee – pd
  17. Suzhang – pd
  18. Dolly Lim – pd
  19. Renee Leong – pd
  20. Lina Ng – pd
  21. Hou Chong – pd
  22. Myra Chia – pd
  23. OliviaRos Jiang – pd
  24. Simon Wong & – pd
  25. Pearl – pd
  26. Gingko Tay. – pd
  27. Angie Ng??
  28. Joan Ang – pd
  29. Andrew Yeung – pd
  30. Caroline Gee – pd
  31. Eliza Chua – pd
  32. Bobby Bok – pd
  33. Lily Lim – pd
  34. Clara’s daughter – pd
  35. Victor – pd
  36. Joan’s nephew – pd
  37. Grace Kang
  38. Lai Fong
  39. Susan SW Tan
  40. Caroline Loh
  41. Lena Wang
  42. Pow TK &
  43. Helen Wong



Monthly cycling – 20 September 2014

Hi cyclists

We will be visiting Seletar Hotspring.

Date : 20 September 2015
Meet : Yishun Dam
Time : 1600 hrs.

Things to bring : face towel, extra clothing’s and some eggs(optional)

I will be cycling from Tampinese to Yishun Dam, those who want to cycle with me to the meeting point at Yishun Dam are to meet me at Sengkang East Way in front of Compass Point at 1500hrs



Monthly walk: 8Nov14 Sengkang to Punggol Waterway

Posted on behalf of Ms Mary Tan…..

Date : Saturday, 8 November 2014
Time : 4.30 pm
Meeting Place: Sengkang MRT, Exit D
Duration: 2 hrs
ECs : Mary Tan and Christina Chan

Pleasant walk along the water-themed park connector, enjoy the greenery. Along the route, look out for
biodiversity life – the majestic Grey Heron, migratory Little Egret and our resident Collared Kingfisher.
perching on trees. Butterflies may be spotted around plants found along the area.
Do come join us!

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.


1) Mary Tan
2) Christina Chan
3) Serene Low
4) Alice Seah
5) Azhari C
6) Alice Tan
7) Lily Lim
8) Gabriella Chua
9) Lee Ah Nee
10) Bernice Chung
11) Dorothy Low
12) Andrew Koh
13) Judy Lim
14) Janis Han
15) Jennifer Soh
16) Suzhang
17) Anna Seet
18) Margaret Soo

SHC was down since last Thursday; it’s now back!

Dear members,

Last Thurs, was down, and members were not able to access the Club.  The IT engineers, the software suppliers and our hosting company believed our website had been hacked.  A few files which were key to getting the forum running were deleted.

Every week, our system and data files are automatically backup while we sleep. Over the last week, we had worked with various groups, and finally last night, the software guys restored the full database, accurate as of the last backup.  Whew!

When our system and database were down, we had broadcast to members via Whatgsapps what had happened.  However, some members did not received the announcements, and were lost as to what had happened.  Please check that you have +65 94894360 in your Whatsapp contact list.  My understanding is if we have your mobile tel number and you have ours, you should have received the Whatsapp messages from us.  Did you?

Other members resorted to Facebook to keep contact.  SilverHairsClub facebook is available at

And finally, some members have asked me for the contact telephone numbers of other fellow members.  The Club maintains the same policy since 2005 that contact details are confidential, and will not be released by the Club to any member. Sorry, I cannot make any exception for anybody, even if the rain fails to stop.

Please help check if anything has been lost.

My apology for the breakdown.  Normal transmission can now resume.

Terence Seah

Raymond Final Farewell

Raymond Tang Chew Weng passed away peacefully on Friday October 24th, 2014 at home. He was born February 4th, 1948.

Raymond Tang

The wake will be held at Blk 729 Woodlands Circle until Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 10.45am. He will then be cremated at Mandai Crematorium

Raymong Tang was known to us as one of a few SHC members who dedicated his own time and finance in teaching other willing members on golf. He used to spent many weekday evenings at Marine, Sebawaing and Mandai in sharing his golfs’ skills and knowledge with a group of SHC members. We hereby wish him farewell to a journey well travelled

Best regards,

Health and Longevity

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

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

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




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

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


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


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

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


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

Terence Seah

Coffee chat on Thursday, 13 November 2014 from 2 – 4 pm


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Hi kopi chatterers!

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

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

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

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

Thanks once again for your continued support.

Cheers & warm regards,


Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Charles Cher
  3. Lulu Kwek
  4. Martin Han
  5. Chua Seng Chong
  6. Kenneth Tan
  7. Kristy Quek
  8. Frank Kaw
  9. Alice Tan
  10. Lim Tiang Soon
  11. Daniel Chan
  12. Raymond Quan
  13. Alice Seah
  14. Caroline Sit
  15. Amy Ko
  16. Jazz Soh
  17. Angie Ng
  18. Clara Chay
  19. Nina Choo & Catherine
  20. Ronald Lee
  21. Roland Tong
  22. Mary Tan (tentative)
  23. Jeffrey & Irene
  24. Meg
  25. Patrick Oei




Quotable Quotes (updated today ~ 8.11.14):

“In your day, surround yourself with people who love you, motivate you, encourage you and make you feel good about being You.”

“Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing and love what you are doing.”

”Never blame anyone in your life. 

Good people give you happiness.

Bad people give you experience.

Worst people give you a lesson.

& Best people give you memories.”



Spend the last 4 days of 2014 @High seas ?

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

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

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

Tony Ang


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

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

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

Date: 31st December 2014, Wednesday

Time:7.30 pm to 12.30 pm

Pricing: Nett $35

Highlights: Fully aircon large hall

Comfortable sit down dinner with free flow of drinks.

DJ music all the way for your dancing pleasure.

Lucky draws and games

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

EC, Jeffrey Gan at your service.



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

Date: 24th Friday 2014

Time : 7pm to 10 pm

Venue: Kovan/Paya Lebar cc at Hougang street 21

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

DJ music all the way include line dancing.

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

Happy dancing……………………………………..

Posting as EO ,Jeffrey Gan

Monthly walk: 11October – Fort Canning Park

Posted on behalf of Alice.

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

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

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

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

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

1.    Alice Seah
2.    Judy Lim
3.    Alice Tan
4.    Andrew Koh
5.    Anna Seet
6.    Caroline Loh
7.    Eddy Lee
8.    Gabriella Chua
9.    Grace Kang
10.   Henry
11.   Ho Hew Lee
12.  Janis Han
13.  Lawrence Khan
14.  Lilian Teo
15.  Margaret Chua
16.  Maureen Lee
17.  Robert Tan
18.  Ronald Lee
19.  Serene Leow
20.  Shawn Soh
21.  Winnie Lim
22.  Anna Seet’s friend (Lynn)
23-25.  Janis Han’s friends (Gladys, Jennifer, Annie)

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 ( if you have any clarification.
Hewlee (EC)

SHC Business Networking session 25 Oct 2014

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Update:  The next Business networking meeting is now confirmed for Sat 25 Oct 2014, from 1400 – 1630 hrs at Hans Cafe, Upper Pickering Street

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  Speaking will be approved depending on the brief.  It is likely approval will be given, as long as the presentaiton is not related to race, religion, politics, sex and MLM.

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

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Leon Lau
  3. Shirley Yeo
  4. Kristy Quek
  5. Maggie Chua


A sad story

A sad story…

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

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

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

Is he a wolf in sheep's clothing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

Singers registration list:

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


Calling all kopi kakis ~ Coffee Meet on 14 Oct 2014

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Dear all,

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

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

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


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

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

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


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)


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