March 2015 – Share with us what you have been doing in the last 30 years

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Gatherings are a great way to make friends. We chat with one another, and sometimes we find our old schoolmates, members who had worked in similar industries and someone whom we may be interested to know further.

fun3    I like to introduce another way for all members to meet new and more friends. Each month, we will start a new Post titled “Share with us your last 30 years”. Under this Post, all members can share what you have been doing in the last 30 years. Approx 5-10 paragraphs. You can share your working history, your hobbies, your loves, your overseas postings, your school, college and university life, your promotions, etc.

I am sure other members may be able or want to link up with you.

Political, sexual, religious, racial and MLM content may be moderated.

Let start this activity with a posting for Mar 2015.

Terence Seah

Monthly Walk, Sat 7 Mar – Lower Pierce reservoir Board Walk

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MONTHLY WALK – LOWER PIERCE RESERVOIR BOARD WALK
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Time: 3.30 pm sharp (be punctual as would be taking a bus to Bishan Park)
Meeting Point: Yio Chu Kang MRT station (Beside POSB ATM)
Duration: Approx. 2-1/2 hrs
ECs : Alice Seah and Serene Low

The hustle and buzzle of Chinese Lunar New Year will end on 5th March. After feasting on all the sumptuous goodies during this festive period, let us all get ready to burn off some excess calories by joining our next monthly nature walk.

The walk will cover the area of Lower Pierce Reservoir, the second oldest reservoir in Singapore. On the boardwalk, we will meander through the matured secondary rain forest where there are numerous rubber trees and oil palms. Apart from the flora and fauna, there are birds, wild boars, monkeys, squirrels, mini monitor lizards, spiders etc.

At the end of the walk, we will aim for the Casuarina Curry Restaurant for the famous crispy roti prata.

Note: Bring water bottle, caps, umbrella and insect repellent. Do 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.

Please register.

Attendees:
1) Alice Seah
2) Serene Low
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Alice Tan
5) Loong Say Meng
6) Sharon Loong
7) Winnie Tan
8) Danny Lye
9) Charles Wee
10) Christina A Chan
11) Susan Tan
12) James Tan
13) Azhari Cuttilan

Susan Tan CH takes over the role of Calendar manager

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We have a Calendar which EOs and ECs can use to link their events to.  However, few members use it.  Once in a while, we have members asking where and when are the coming events.

I have asked Susan CH Tan to man the calendar, so that we can keep it updated for use by members.  On your own, EOs and ECs can put in their activities in the Calendar, and link it to the Post;.

Susan has kindly agreed, and she will man the Calendar.  EOs and ECs who do not know, unable to or forgot how to use the calendar can contact Susan for help. As a guide, if your event is NOT LINKED to the calendar within 24 hours, Susan will come in to help, and place the link for the Event organiser EO or Event Cordinator EC.  Ask her, if you want to know more about the Calendar.

Here is our Calendar.  http://silverhairsclub.com/?page_id=12691

Thank you Susan for helping up in the club.

Terence Seah

 

Cancer incidence with ageing population . 50% will get cancer.

Our Prime Minister has recently gone for his prostate cancer surgery. He is another example of how the elderly is more easily inflicted with cancer.
If he can get cancer twice in his life time what are our chance ??

I have reviewed and heavily edited a very thorough research paper done in UK to be of interest, relevance and wake up call for us SHC members

One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives , according to the latest forecast.

There will “never be one single magic bullet” to cure all cancers and age is the biggest risk factor for most forms of the disease.

The new figure, which replaces the previous of one in three, is the most accurate forecast to date from Cancer Research UK .

Prevention must also play a role in the effort required to reduce the impact of the disease in coming decades, the charity said.

But as more people benefit from improved healthcare and longer life expectancy, the number of cancer cases is expected to rise.

This new research estimating lifetime risk replaces the previous figure, calculated using a different method, which predicted that more than one in three people would develop cancer at some point in their lives.

The charity said age is the biggest risk factor for most cancers, and the increase in lifetime risk is primarily because more people are surviving into old age, when cancer is more common.

The lifetime cancer risk for women (47.55%) is lower than that of men (53.5%), while the combined lifetime risk is 50.5%.

According to the previous method of calculation, i n 1980 the combined risk was 27.2%, in 1990 it was 32.7%, in 2000 it was 37.1% and in 2010 it was 41.8%. The charity believes that the old method of calculation underestimated the risk.

Lifetime cancer risk is also expected to increase further in the future.

While the biggest risk factor is age, other lifestyle factors include smoking, obesity, diet, tanning and sunburn, overdiagnosis, lack of exercise and child-bearing patterns.

Just over a quarter of all deaths are caused by cancer, so while one in two people will develop cancer at some point, it is still believed that around one in four people will die from cancer.

We’re living longer and that means we’re more likely to develop a range of age-related health issues.

How near a cure for cancer is ?, The research said: “There will never be one single magic bullet that treats … cures all cancers. I just don’t … I cannot foresee a time when that’s going to be the case. But already we’re able to cure a number of cancers now.”

There are more than 200 different types of cancers and they are all quite different.

The single biggest thing that affects whether a patient is cured is whether their disease is caught early enough..

Too many cancers are diagnosed very late and once they’re more advanced it becomes much harder to cure. We can treat them, we can extend life but it becomes much harder to cure if we’re catching the cancers very late,”

“Cancer is primarily a disease of old age, with more than 60% of all cases diagnosed in people aged over 65. If people live long enough then most will get cancer at some point.”

Breast cancer is the most common form in women, prostate cancer is the most common form in men, and bowel cancer and lung cancer are common in both sexes.

Cases of cancer are likely to rise with an ageing population – so the focus is on earlier diagnosis, improving care and tackling preventable cancer.

Another separate study said 30% of cancer happen to the most fit and healthy person. This sadly is term “biological badluck” due to healthy cell mutation

Still we should be in control of the 70%. Hope you find this article useful.

Leon

Coffee Chat on Thursday, 12 March

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Hello friends

How time flies!  Time to arrange for our next coffee chat.  Details are as follows:

  • Date:          Thursday, 12 March
  • Time:          2 – 4 pm
  • Venue:        Paya Lebar Singpost Building, Food court located at B1 of building (next to the Paya Lebar mrt station)
  • Cuisine:      Just order your own food/coffee/dessert from the Kopitiam (discount given with a Kopitiam card)
  • Agenda:       Nil…. can talk, joke and have fun

This is a monthly gathering and has been going on for more than a year.  Come and wild away the time… fellowship and camaderie among active agers will keep dementia/depression and loneliness at bay ~

I would appreciate if you could reply ASAP.

Cheers and hope to see as many of you as possible.

Gabriella Chua, EO

Registration List:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Kenneth Tan
  3. Veronique Lee
  4. Joe Choo
  5. Alice Tan
  6. Charles Cher (bringing his signature goreng pisang rajah!)
  7. Amy Ko
  8. Charles Wee
  9. Jazz Soh
  10. Jennifer Wu
  11. John Chua S C
  12. Loong (Can I have your full name please?)
  13. Grace Ng
  14. ? who else? Come come come
Quotable Quotes (click on the pictures for the big view)

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Cruise N Fly Holidays 22nd March to 29th ( or shorter) March 2015

The Iternery is as follow :

A. Take a cruise from Singapore on 22nd March 2015 at ard 5.00 pm

B. The cruise will land at Langkawi 23rd 8.00 am / Penang 24th 4.00pm

C. If depart at Langkawi ( One cabin night charge ) – we shall arrange a coach to tour  langkawi , take a ferry across to tour Perlis and Kedah , and stay in Kedah for 1 night.

D. Following the morning breakfast, we head for Penang by the New Bridge. Stay in Penang for 2 to 3 nights. While in Peang , we shall coach south by OLD bridge to Ipoh morning and back to Penang to sleep.

E. We shall fly back to Singapore from Penang

OR

B1. Depart at Penang ( 2 carbin night charges ) . Stay 2 nights in Penang. Coach North to Perlis/Kedah in the morning and returning to Penang to sleep.

c1 : Coach south to Ipoh and Genting and fly back from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore ( Note : Fare from Penang/KL cost the same )

Estimate Cost Per person $ 450 to $ 500 +/- inclusive Cruise/Air ticket/Coaches , accommodation and all meals. Accounts of expenses will be transparent.

Details iterneries will be provide at a later date after viewing the response. Max 40 persons

Assure you will not be dull during this trip. Please express your interest ASAP.

Tony Ang

Sungei Rengit Revisit: 21/22 March 2015

Hi all.
We are going to revisit Sungei Rengit before it becomes and transformed into a Petroleum Hub.

Our journey begins from Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Tg Pengelih jetty. It is about 18km from jetty to Sungei Rengit town.

The area’s landscape is changing rapidly, the tranquility scenery is fast disappearing, very soon the town may also be demolished.

This is a 2D1N event (21-22 Mar 2015)

Meet : Changi Village hawker center
Date : 21 Mar 2015.
Time : 0800 hrs.
Cycling speed : leisure(10-15kph)
Rental bike cost : Sgd 11-12 per day.
Ferry : Sgd 13-15 one way.
Hotel :2 to a room @MYR 168.

closing date : 07 Mar 2015.

Going :
1. Douglas
2. Charles Chua
3. Lim TS

Posted in Activities outdoors, Cycling, Forum

Lim Yoon Chin manages our forum’s new members registration and passwords

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Wef this month, Yoon Chin (Ms) will be managing SilverHairsClub’s new members registration and passwords. I had been looking for volunteers, and finally we found Yoon Chin who has accepted this role. Thank you very much.

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A.  New Members:

To join as a new member, the applicant needs to read http://silverhairsclub.com/?page_id=1746, and email the applicantion to admin@silverhairsclub.com.

Upon successful application, admin will approve and send a welcome email to the applicant, copy Yoon Chin.

She uses the email address clubadmin@SilverHairsClub.com and will create a new user, based on the info in the application. You will get a temp password, by email to enter SilverHairsClub.com.

(Please note only admin@SilverHairsClub.com can approve the membership. Yoon Chin (Clubadmin@SilverHairsClub.com will help you with username and password).

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B. Existing members (with lost passwords):

On your own, members can get a temp password by clicking http://silverhairsclub.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword.

But, if you had tried numerous times, checked that your email address is correct and still cannot sign in with your username and password, you can contact Yoon Chin at clubadmin@silverhairsclub.com.

You may be required to register NEW again, if you have forgotten username, password and email address.

Thank you Yoon Chin.

Terence Seah

 

Kiasu and the Paper Rush

Last Friday there was news about parents’ anxiety over the PSLE and that was the reason MOE decided to have actual past PSLE Exam Papers (four subjects) printed to  give the anxious parents an idea of the PSLE standard. It also said the Papers would go on sale the next day (Saturday).

I mentally made a note to buy them on Tues (today). However, on Saturday, all the Papers sold out, island-wide! Why so kiasu, I thought. The PSLE is in October –no need to start practising the Papers so early.

This morning  I went to a big bookshop to ask about the Papers. They were out of stock! I asked about new stocks and the sales person said tomorrow coming. I quickly told him I wanted to reserve the 4 sets of Papers and to pre-pay for them. I was afraid they might all be snapped up before I arrived.  He said cannot reserve but can leave contact number so the staff could inform me when the new batch of the Papers arrived. I wrote my contact on a piece of paper and saw him pin it among numerous pieces on the board. Wah, so many people also wanted to be informed!

I went home,  planning how I could be ready to dash out to the bookshop the moment I got the alert.   Then I realized I had been acting kiasu myself. Lol!

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Still In New Year Mood?

Another dance event on the way by popular demand.

Location: Orchid Country Club, The Aranda Lounge
Date and time: 14th March 2015 (Saturday), from 7.30 pm to midnight
Highlights: Non stop dancing the whole night
Pro Dj Francis in attendance
Door gifts and 10 lucky draws donated by glamour and EZ4U
45 minutes of live band to move your feet around the floor
Full 7 course buffet spread with free flow of iced drinks
Surprise, surprise,surprise
Round tables setup
OCC members who produce their membership/or give me their membership numbers are entitle
only $26.00 per head and ntuc members with membership non expire only pays $28.

EC : Jeffrey Gan, organized for all enthusiastic party and dance people on the go………………..
See you there and A happy Chinese new year to one and all…….Huat ah…………………………

Coming :

1.Jeffrey Gan x30
2.Irene Lee x 20.
3.Edwin {X4)
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$8b Extravaganza on 4-D, Horse Racing, Toto and Games

  •  It has been reported in the media that Singaporeans spent an astounding
  •  close to $8 billion a year on betting beside the two casinos.
  • The amount is more than the combined revenue of the two casinos
  • What are the dreams and priorities of these punters
  • Do they dream to become an instant millionaire
  • What are the odds against them
  • In Toto draw, to win the top prize, all the 6 numbers out 49 must be right. The      odds is 1 out 13,983,816 which is almost 14 millions.
  • Just to get some idea of the enormity of this number, one cannot finish counting  $1 million in one dollar notes in one day
  • In a recent Toto draw the top prize was about $4 millions but the money was shared among 5 persons. So even the punter is lucky to strike 1st prize he  may not become a millionaire
  • Can Singaporeans do something more creative, imaginative other than betting
  • Jack Ma was an English teacher before he struck gold in setting up Alibaba                                                                                                         Robert  Ong

2-Days Movie Making Course (11/3 & 12/3)

I am organizing another 2-sessions course on Movie Making using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker program. It will be on 11/3 & 12/3 (Wednesday & Thursday) from 2PM to 5PM. The course can only accept a maximum of six participants. I already have three registered and can take in another two or three more.

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

Date: 07-03-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: City Hall Food Court (MRT – City Hall)
Meeting Place: Just outside ticket gates @ City Hall MRT
We will start walking to food court @ 3.05PM.

hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) registered
2) registered
3) registered
4) Doreen Tay
5) Priscilla Wee
Registration is now CLOSED.

 

Our CPF; not your CPF

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One of the most current affairs stories today is “Our CPF”.  It’s about letting Singaporeans decide how much we need during our retirement. I think it is good we have a discussion here. Perhaps you know everything; but some of us have questions and comments.

If you have questions, do ask; and anyone can respond.  If you have comments, great.  Keep your response short, so we enjoy and understand you better. Please keep short your response to 1-3 paragraphs.  I have questions too.

In the case or we turning 55 in 2016, and the options are:

  1. Basic retirement sum (with property):  A monthly payout of $650 – 700 for life, for basic needs.
  2. Full retirement sum (without property): A monthly payout of $1,200 – 1,300 for life, for basic needs.
  3. Enhanced retirement sum $241,500:  A monthly payout of $1,750 – 1,900 for life, if we choose to put more in the retirement account.

If you wish to rate your thoughts and share it with fellow members, use the scale of 1-10 (10 is excellent), avoid using I dont like it or it is a good idea.

Please share your thoughts.

Terence Seah

 

March 2015 monthly gathering – coming up

polaroid-110612  febmtg1  febmtg4 We are now looking at March 2015 monthly gathering.  Our favourite was Hans at Upper Pickering; but that was closed.  But, the thinking process goes on.  Jayleen Hotel is currently being explored but this will very much depend on the EO.

Victor Khor will likely be the EO for the March 2015 monthly gathering. Let’s keep in touch until Victor has it all planned up.

Please share your suggestions and thots here.

Terence Seah

 

Some news are better not known; can we as a club do something to help ourselves?

eating4   eating 3    Do you sometimes think that the SilverHairsClub is all about fun?  And that most of our activities center around eating, eating, dancing, keeping fit, travel and enjoying the world.  And that all these activities are part of getting old.

Then, there are times when among us, members pass away; some quietly, and some, we rather not know about it.  Then, there are others who suddenly suffer a stroke, diagnosed for cancer, or met with an accident;  all of which affect painfully our fellow members and their families.  For these unfortunate members, if they have many close fellow members as friends, they get to receive moral support and help.  For the quieter ones, we forget about them over time.

Sometimes, not knowing any bad news is better.  We already have a lot of our own personal problems.  Many of us are short of time, dont have all the money in the world and too many things to worry about.

What do you think? Perhaps we can do something small.  Just thinking aloud, share some of your thoughts.

Terence Seah

 

EZ4U/Glamour payback (Bonus tea dance)

EC : Jeffrey Gan
Hi to all,

Due to overwhelming response/turnup during the last payback time organized by EZ4U/GLAMOUR,
we are ask to do one more at the earlier date instead of waiting for another month.
As you are all staunch supporters, I manage to secure an earlier date i.e. coming
8th February , sunday from as usual, 1pm to 6 pm.
Nett $10 with free flow of coffee/tea and light snacks.
Those attended would know that snacks comes non stop, bee hoon, sandwiches etc.
You can just pop in.
Should you wish to organize your group minimum 6 and above, I will reserve a table
for you to be seated together.
Where can you find such places and big dance floor at this price, do let me know.
Location : 222 Queen Street, next to the Oxford Hotel (many SHC members are familiar)
MRT : Bras Basah, Queens street exit. ( 1 Minute to walk over)
See you………………………………… Jeffrey!d & d2

January 2015 Online Fleamart

This online flea mart site is up again, and available to members with extra items or unwanted stuffs in the house.  Do make full use of it.   Chinese New Year is here.  The earlier you indicate what you dont want, the earlier someone might want to pick it up.

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 Guidelines

1. Each advertisement not longer than 10 lines.

2.  Members can advertise your furniture, especially when you have just bought a new one. Maybe some pots and pans, a TV or music hifi, a floor mat, a fan, a clock, a dress or pair of pants, since you have noticed it no longer fits you. Perhaps, a mattress, some handbags, a guitar, or an unused bicycle. You can sell or you can give away free.

3. Members can advertise dress alteration, plumbing, cooking, new year goodies, cake making, bak chang sale, care services, apartment for rent, car for sale, etc.  Aiyoh, up to your imagination.  Personal skills like dressmaking, clothes alteration,  repairing / mending/fixing… Personal items from your storeroom, below your bed, they are all welcome.

4. MLM and Email address collecting for other purposes not permitted.

5.  Corporate items and services cannot be advertised here, on this online fleamart.  Please contact admin@silverhairsclub.com for corporate membership.

6.  If you are looking for something which you think some members may have, please ask for it here.

7.  Pictures of item and services are allowed.  Simply start a comment here, and insert your pictures.  URLs are not permitted.

Terence Seah

Mthly walk: 07Feb-Scenic waterfront, a wildlife sanctuary

Date: Saturday, 07th February 2015 (ie., 1st Saturday/month)

Start Time: 3pm sharp!! (due to constrains, must be punctual)

Duration: approx 3.5hrs

Meeting Point: Kranji MRT, entrance to “KopiTiam”.

ECs: ChristinA Chan & Charles Wee.

We are back for an exciting adventure… Get up close to wildlife!

I have waited for several years for a better access to our largest
mangrove forest, 130 hectares (about 130 football fields) in
addition another 31-hectares of rich mangrove and coastal forests.

Hopefully, you will chance upon a baby frog hopping along the paths
(I missed to capture a shot) or a monitor lizard basking in the sun!
Do have your camera ready to take the unexpected encounters. hehe

Please bring along a snack or fruit for the extra “energy boost”!

This walk might end past norm dinner hour… we shall play by ear.

Important:
Wear comfortable walking/covered shoes, if possible bring
a small torchlight, drinking water, insect repellent, hat/cap.

If you encounter wildlife, back away slowly/quietly!
Never turn&run!

Walk Team ECs: Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Charles Wee,
Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Veronica Wong
and I, ChristinA Chan, signing off….

Please register soonest, cut-off date: 5th February

1. ChristinA Chan
2. Charles Wee
3. Gabriella Chua
4. Alice Tan
5. Ron Teo
6. Margaret Chua
7. Eddy Lee
8. Azhari Cuttilan
9. Susan Tan
10. James Tan
11. Pauline Chew
12. Jane Chua
13. Alice Seah
14. Serene Low
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A Slow & Tedious Chore

Uncluttering is a difficult task for hoarders. It often takes two or three rounds before the ‘junk’ finally leaves the house. I think it is because uncluttering for the hoarder is an emotional thing.

In the first round of uncluttering an area in the cluttered, disorganized storeroom, a lot of white elephants did not leave the house. The hoarder threw one bag of stuff out and looked at the storeroom. Oh no. After more than an hour of uncluttering, the storeroom looked no difference – still too cluttered. The hoarder felt a little desperate …how to rid the rest of the house of clutter at this rate?

After a day or two, the hoarder, trying to be practical, ruthlessly threw out two more bags of the ‘junk’ he had cleared in the first round of uncluttering. And then worked like a beaver at uncluttering  another part of the junk-full storeroom, struggling hard to overcome the reluctance to throw out his ‘beloved junk’!

Uncluttering is a slow and tedious chore!

Hmmm…a  related story:

More than twenty years ago, a big fire razed a row of double- storey shop houses near the former Newton Circle, to the ground. My friend was at work when her room went up in smoke. All the victims of the fire had only the shirt on their back – nothing else. The next day when the rubble had cooled down, the victims went back to look for their jewellery which did not melt.

The govt. gave them priority in applying for new personal documents and allocated them new flats. My friend and her relatives got flats near Upper Aljunied Road.

WE always sympathized with our friend for losing all her belongings in the fire and she was also feeling miserable, but – a few years later, she said to me it was good that all her clutter went up in smoke! She appreciated the chance to live in her new place without any old clutter! Is this not a little irony in life? …

I sometimes think of a fire when I’m having a difficult time uncluttering. Lol!

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A volunteer to manage our Club support function

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SHC needs a few members to help with support functions.  Here, I like to highlight membership, registration, approval and lost passwords.  Due to my travelling patterns, I am unable to access my desktop, thus slowly down the registration, approval and loss passwords process from 1-2 days to sometimes a few months.

The job of managing registration, approvals and lost passwords is straight forward, but it requires a desktop or notebood.  The person has to be patient, and able to communicate with members via emails.

The most important criteria is the person must maintain confidentiality, and cannot release ANY information about another member to any other members, even if the skies turn red or there is an emergency.  This person cannot use the membership information for any purpose, other than for the task itself.

Obviously, the member has to be aware of club happenings and policies. If you can volunteer with this support function and if you have been a member for at least 3 years, please write to me.   I hope you will appreciate that I reserve the right to turn down any application, altho I will inform the applicant accordingly if I do turn down the applicant.

Closing date: end Feb 2015.

Terence Seah

 

Our trip to Kerala is confirmed for 19 – 24 Feb 2015

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This has been a long awaited trip to Kerala, located at the Southern most tip of India.  Here are some pictures to tempt you to come. It’s very countryside, coconut trees, beaches, boats, winding roads, bananas, mangoes, massages, herbs, fishing villages, and Kerala food which is very unlikely the Indian food we get in Little India.

Pictures: Click here.

  1. Date:  19 – 24 Feb 2015.
  2. Flights:  we shall fly Sin/Cochin and Travandrum/Sin.  Altho there are many combinations.
  3. Mode of transport (internal):  Jeep or mini coach.
  4. Schedule:  We wont have a schedule, as this is not peak period. But we will travel from town to cities.  We start at Cochin and ends at Travandrum, capital city of Kerala.  We will only travel at night.
  5. What not to expect:  Kerala is not Singapore. It’s all about culture, traditions and scenary.  With me, you are not likely to enjoy 4-5 star dining.  Most nights, we will stay in 3-4 star hotels.  The only thing that may be comfortable is transport, altho you are likely to hit your head against the roof of the jeap with bumpy roads.  Cockcroaches are about to mature, and they are now 2 months old.
  6. Food – you bet most of it will be Indian and Kerala food, altho most of what you see locally in Singapore will be available. Please do not expect Chinese food, Bring some packets of instant noods, if you are really unable to eat Indian food, which is not chilly hot, but have a lot of spices.  Water – Kerala is one of the cleanest state in terms of hygience. Bottled water is easily available. But, we shall keep our eyes open for fresh vegetable salads and some street food.  Maybe the last day, we can have a down pour.
  7. Visa – Now, Singapore need a visa.
  8. Cost:  I cannot firm a number, altho I know it will not cost a bomb. Hotels, food, transport, driver, tips.  I would ask you budget USD 80 a day, altho I think it will be more like USD 60 per day.  Flight excluded.
  9. Language – Kerala has one of the best English speaking population. In fact, many speak British English.
  10. Trip is confirmed.  Please keep these dates if you are able to go. Please have +6594894360 in your Whatsapp. I am in Bkk for almost two weeks. Communication via Whatsapp in our group will start Monday.  If you like to join the Whatsapp group, please register here.

Register here.

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Ann Giri (keen to go)
  3. Moon (very keen to go)
  4. Freda Lim (join chat grp only)
  5. Maria Tan (join chat grp only)

 

 

CNY LOHEI


Dear friends

We, the same team as last year are going to hold another lohei gathering.
Date: 28 Feb 2015 (Sat)
Time: 14.30-22.00 (tentative, depends on available slots)
Place: Parc Oasis, Condominium. 55 Jurong East Ave 1(tentative, depends on availability)
MARBELLA CONDOMINIUM
33 Mount Sinai Rise S(276954) (about 200 meter from Dover MRT
or 7-10 mins walk)

POSB Saving Account : 038-02874-0

Cost:$28/pax (include high tea,dinner, yu sheng, million $$ ang pao, bingo tickets)

Program: bingo, bun luck, lohei +makan2, chat2, lucky draw

As we can only book the venue 1 month in advance please indicate your interest here by 27th January for us to gauge the interest. we will take in 50pax first. Lets repeat the fun!See you! REGISTRATION N PAYMENT BY 5TH 12th FEB OR 48 SEATS ARE FILLED WHICHEVER COME FIRST.

The BFSTAMP (Bira Frisna Susan Theresa Ann May Peggy)
REGISTRATION

1.Bira (committee member)-paid
2. Frisna (EO) – paid
3.Susan C H (com mbr)-paid
4. Theresa (com mbr)-can’t join party
5. Anne Lim (com mbr)-paid
6.May Woo (com mbr)-can’t join party
7. Peggy Yap (com mbr)-paid

8. Maggie Teo (paid)
9. Albert Tan (paid)
10. Lillian Teo (pd)
11. Lam H T (pd)
12. Bee Gek (pd)
13. Susan SW Tan (paid)
14.Karen Phoo (paid)
15. Irene PohBARBARA ONG (pd)
16. Marge Tian(pd)
17.Gingko (paid)
18.Eyvonne Chew (paid)
19.Bobby (pd)
20.Richard Wong(paid)
21.Alice Seah (pd)
22.Christina Chan (pd)
23.Grace Kang (pd)
24.Shawn Soh (pd)
25.Maureen Lee (pd)
26.Dan Huang (pd)
27.Karen Thio + Wati(pd)
28.Lily Lim (pd)
29.Yatsing SALLY KANG – paid
30.Arthur Yap (paid)
31.Charles Wee (pd)
32.Jennifer Leong(paid)
33. Winnie Tan(paid)
34. Joan Ang(paid)
35. Rosalind Lee SOCKIE (paid)
36. Lydia Chin (pd)
37. Teresa Lee (pd)
38. K F Lee(pd)
39. Christina Yeo (pd)
40. J J Wong (paid)
41. David Leong (paid)
42. ALice Tan (paid)
43. Pauline Khoo (paid)
44. Moon Wong (paid)
45. Freda Lim (paid)
46. Leon
47. Wendy
48.

Sushi Making Class – March 7,2015 (Saturday)

This is an opportunity for those who want to try their hands at making sushi.

Venue: Sushi King KSL City ,  Johore Bahru.

Cost: $20.00 for Bento Lunch and Class fees.

Please make payment to Susan Tan’s account: 102-15222-0 Posb Savings.

Closing date: February 22nd, 2015.

Itinerary:

9.00am      Meet at Kranji MRT Station.

10.00am       Sushi Making Class – A competition will be held and prizes to be given.       Attendance certificate will be presented to you. All will receive a goodies bag.

12.00pm       Bento Lunch (Free)

2.00pm       Shopping/Massage at your own cost

4.00pm       Back to Singapore or overnight trip to Desaru.

EO,  Dan.

Those coming:

  1. Dan (Going overnight trip to Desaru)
  2. Alice Yap (paid)
  3. Susan Tan (paid)
  4. Susan SW Tan (paid)
  5. Cat Yeo (not coming)
  6. Yew Kwong?
  7. Grace Kang (paid)
  8. Shawn Soh?
  9. Jane Ong (paid)
  10. Daisy Phua (not coming)
  11. LK Ong (Driver for Desaru trip) – paid.
  12. Tan Poh Heng (joining Desaru trip) -paid.
  13. Ivy Low (paid)
  14. Karen Phoo (paid)

 

 

Airline Safety Rankings -2015

…according to Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC)

I was dismayed to find that SQ is not among the top 12 safe airlines!  SQ has got one of the world’s youngest fleet and yet…even little-heard-of airlines like Hainan and JetBlue made it to the top 12.

Here are the rankings of the top 12 airliners out of 60 for the safest airline for 2015 according to JACDEC.

1stplace – Cathay Pacific             6th – Air New Zealand        11th – All Nippon

2nd – Emirates                                  7th – Qantas                         12th – Lufthansa

3rd – Eva Airlines                           8th – Hainan

4th – Air Canada                             9th – JetBlue

5th – KLM                                       10th – Etihad

Malaysia Airlines fell to 57th (From 34th last year) because of its two major air disasters.

*Just sharing info and reflecting on SQ…

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Monthly Gathering for February at Jayleen Hotel – Friday 6 February 2015

This gathering will be held at Jayleen Hotel, 42 Carpenter Street.

Nearest MRT Station: Raffles or Clarke Quay

Big public car park in front of the hotel

  • Date: Friday 6 February 2015
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm
  • Price: $11 per person (inclusive of mini buffet and free flow of tea/coffee and soft drinks)

Please transfer the amount to POSB Savings  Account No. 137-13046-7

Once the money is transferred, please indicate the date of transfer, the amount and the transaction reference in this forum for tracking purpose.

Please register early as there will be a cap on the number of pax due to space constraint.

Only those who have registered and paid up will be treated as confirmed registration. Sorry, no walk in is allowed.

Please bring along your name tag.

Judy Lim

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Music will be provided for your dancing pleasure after dinner.

Program:

6pm – Drinks and getting to know you.

7pm – 7.30 pm –  Dinner is served

7.30pm – Dancing start. 

9pm – Function end.

After the event, those interested can join me to Chinatown for jalan jalan to soak in the festive mood and to do CNY shopping.

REGISTRATION CLOSE ON 2 FEBRUARY 2015 OR ON REACHING 45 PAX

Those coming

  1. Judy Lim (EO)
  2. Jazz Soh (Pd)
  3. Andrew Koh (Pd)
  4. Douglas Chan (Pd)
  5. Alice Yap (Pd)
  6. Bira (Pd)
  7. Lily Ho (Pd)
  8. Rina Tan (Pd)
  9. SS James (Pd)
  10. Robert Ong (Pd)
  11. Ann Lim (Pd)
  12. Ah Nee  Karen Thio (Pd)
  13. Peng Peng   Jane Tan (Pd)
  14. Ronald Lam (Pd)
  15. Catherine Koh (Pd)
  16. Bessie Lam (Pd)
  17. Lina Tan (Pd)
  18. Lai Fong (Pd)
  19. Gabriella Chua (Pd)
  20. Veronique Lee (Pd)
  21. Joe Choo (Pd)
  22. Ronald Lee (Pd)
  23. Leon Lau (Pd)
  24. Theresa Seow (Pd)
  25. Lillian Teo (Pd)
  26. Myra Chia (Pd)
  27. Moon Wong (Pd)
  28. Alice Tan (Pd)
  29. Philip Wee (Pd)
  30. Priscilla Wee (Pd)
  31. Lam Hoy Tzee (Pd)
  32. Bee Gek (Pd)
  33. Andrew SP (Pd)
  34. Thomas Loh (Pd)
  35. Eyvonne Chew (Pd)
  36. Joan Ang (Pd)
  37. Jway (Pd)
  38. Yat Sing (Pd)
  39. Malyne Suen (Pd)
  40. Magdalene Phey (Pd)
  41. Jonathan Ong (Pd)
  42. Eileen Ong (Pd)
  43. Bobby Bok John Howe (Pd)
  44. Jenny Lee (Pd)
  45. Choy Kum Weng (Pd)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Coffee Chat on Thursday, 12 February from 2 – 4 pm

 

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Hello everyone

It’s time for our next coffee club session.  It will be held on Thursday, 12 February.  Details are as follows:

  • Date:         Thursday, 12 Feb
  • Time:          2 – 4 pm
  • Venue:        Our usual coffee club haunt ~ Singpost Food Court next to the  Paya Lebar mrt station
  • F & B:          All types of dishes/beverages/desserts available at this Food Court .. 10% discount  for payment with Kopitiam card .. just order your own food and drinks
  • Agenda:       None ~ just coffee chat and detressing

We may have a singalong accompanied by some ukulele strumming.  So do come along and wild away the afternoon, especially for the retirees and semi-retired.  Friendship is very important at this stage of our life.  Fellowshipping will keep dementia at bay and is also a good way of preventing one from depression and loneliness.  Just come out from the ‘empty nest’ and enjoy with other active agers.  Would appreciate if you could indicate your interest ASAP.     :-)

Warm regards,

Gabriella Chua, EO

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Alice Tan
  3. Charles Cher
  4. Jazz Soh
  5. John Chua SC
  6. Amy Ko
  7. Veronique Lee
  8. Joe Choo
  9. Alice Seah
  10. Roland Tong (see comments….)
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Jennifer Wu
  13. Ann Boey
  14. Kenneth Tan
  15. Karen Phoo
  16. Frank Kaw

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 

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“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.”

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt.  Just how to play the hand.”

“Some people aren’t satisfied until they sabotage someone else’s happiness.  Be careful who you trust, not everyone who smiles at you is your friend.”

”No matter how good a person you are, there will always be someone criticizing you.”

”Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. So, HAVE FUN and give them something to talk about.”

 

Lost your password?

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This week, we shall give some time to help members who have lost their passwords, and are unable to retrieve them.

If you or your friends do not have a password, please write to admin@silverhairsclub.com before 17 Jan 2015.  After this date, your membership will be removed if you cannot remember your registered email address.

For members who register for their friends for events, please ask them to get their own passwords to enter the club now.  Once their membership is removed, they would have to apply new, as members.

Terence Seah

 

31Jan2015- Nostalgic Ride to Pengerang – cancelled.

Hi cyclists.

All cyclists are invited to participate in this nostalgic cycling event from Tg Pengelih jetty to Sungei Rengit town before it becomes a petroleum hub.

The area’s landscape is rapidly changing, the tranquility scenery is fast disappearing, very soon the town may also be demolished.

This is a 2D1N event (31Jan-01 Feb 15)

Meet : Changi Village hawker center
Date : 31 Jan 2015.
Time : 0800 hrs.
Cycling speed : leisure.
Rental bike : Sgd 11-12 per day.
Ferry : Sgd 13-15 one way.
Hotel :2 to a room @MYR 168.

closing date : 23 Jan 2015.

Going :
1. Douglas

Le Danz Payback time from EZ4U/Glamour

EC : Jeffrey Gan

Come and join us at Le Danz for the best of the best Tea Dance party at unbelieveable price.

Location : LE DANCE,222, Queen Street, next to Oxford Hotel 2 minutes from Bras Basah MRT
Date and Time : 25th January 2015 (Sunday) from 1pm to 6 pm
Pricing (Payback time) : $10 nett, comes with free flow of coffee/tea and light snacks.
pay at counter. For group reservations above 6, please call/email me
so I could reserve a good seating for you. Seatings at first come first seat.
Professional In House DJ from Le Danz.
Large dance floor with great ambience.
Can pay directly at counter.

Looking forward to see you…………………….. Cheers!

Jeffrey at your service.dd1