June 2015 Online Fleamart

flea3   The online flea mart site is up again, and available to members with extra items or unwanted stuff in the home.  If you have a lot of stuff, and would like to sell them or give them away, you can invite members over for a garage sale.  Guess, many of us don’t have a garage nowardays.  Simply sell or give away your items here.  If you are looking for something, you can also use this Post too.  Personal services and pictures encouraged.

Guidelines

  1. Each advertisement not longer than 10 lines.
  2. Can be stuffs from your wardrobe or your personal skills.  No Corporate items.
  3. MLM and Email address collecting for other purposes not permitted.
  4. If you are looking for something which you think some members may have, please ask for it here.
  5. Pictures of item and services are allowed.  Simply start a comment here, and insert your pictures.  URLs are not permitted.
  6. If unsure, please whatsapp +6594894360 or email admin@silverhairsclub.com.

Terence Seah

SHC Whatsapp Chat – Gardening

garden2   garden1  It does seem the Whatsapp Chat can be very popular; and a new topic under Whatsapp Chat on Gardening will be created. I shall be the administration, although I am no gardener.

This Whatsapp Chat – Gardening is for SHC members who loves gardening, and who likes to share their plants and flowers with fellow members. Hopefully, gardening hobbyists will find new friends, meet one another and exchange plants, shrubs, flowers and fruit trees.  I guess you can also exchange grass, weeds, seeds and tree trunks.  Have fun.

Simply let me know if you like to join SHC Whatsapp – Gardening, and you will be put in touch with one another.  Please stay within the topic Gardening if you wish to stay in the group.  You may removed yourself from the group at any time.

Terence Seah

Those interested:

  1. Terence Seah, admin
  2. Gabriella Chua
  3. Laura Wee
  4. Alfred Ang
  5. Charles Wee

 

 

Whatsapp Chat – Cruises

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Whatsapp has become very popular, and almost all smartphone users have the Whatsapp application.  It is use for fast communication, and interests groups find discussions on Whatsapp fast and meaningful.  At the same time, one can drop out of the chat if they wish to, anytime.

At the request of members, I would initiate a Whatsapp cruise chat, and members can join the chat.  Simple register here, and we will put you in touch with the chat.  Please make sure your registered telephone number with SHC is correct.

Terence Seah

Registration:

  1. Terence Seah – non-participant, only moderator.
  2. Zara Lim – Alaskan cruise and Barcelona cruise
  3. Freda Lim
  4. Gabriella Chua – Alaskan cruise
  5. Kenneth Tan
  6. Daisy Yeo
  7. Daniel Chan
  8. Mary Chan
  9. Susan Sia – Alaskan cruise
  10. Laura Wee
  11. Angie Chiaw
  12. Karen Phoo

 

Monthly Walk: 06June Island in the sun

This is an EC event.. bring your friends preferably 45years & above.   {smile, smile}

Likely many like me would have been to this isalnd several tiems.  However, this is the 1st time we are organizing this walk which coincide with the current FREE entry via the Boardwalk!!    {smile}

Date:  Saturday, 06 June, 2015

Time:  4.30pm sharp

Meeting place : vicinity of VivoCity Information counter, Level 1 (near Tangs #01-187).

Duration:  approx 3hrs

ECs:  Azhari Cuttlian & ChristinA Chan

We whall have a breezy, partially sheltered walk into the island… through secondary rainforest we shall go where birds, insects, habitants and plants are found…

Have your camera / smartphones everready; your eyes peeled for things of interest — a beautiful bloom or perhaps a long-tailed macque, not forgetting the evening lights along the boardwalk!

Our Walk Team: Charles Wee, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Veronica Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan

Participants:

 

 

Hosting gatherings at your home

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For SHC events, we have held many of our activities at restaurants, cafes, cinemas, foodcourt, public parks and beaches, country clubs, homes, condo function rooms, hotels, sometimes in Singapore, nearby countries and also faraway destinations.

We can now explore further, having some of our activities in the homes. I guess we can work on the following concept.
1.  SilverHairsClub will organise and pay for the use of the place, food and drinks, clean-up and a fee for the maid.
2. We can do small groups, hosting 5-15 members, subject to venue and member’s convenience.
3. All activities are open to Seniors in Singapore and SilverHairsClub members. There will be a fee charged.
4. For security purposes, only members who register personally at SilverHairsClub.com can participate.
5. Each gathering would have a focus eg mahjong, arts and crafts, karaoke, viewing a movie, sharing pictures of an overseas holiday, cooking and receipe planning sessions and hydroponics gardening. Games, chess, holiday planning, small business discussions, IT sharing, talks and charity programs can also be in the plan.
Casual chitchats are unlikely to be organised by the club. Chit-chat activities can be organised by any member, as is being done now by ECs.
6. Concept-wise, the organiser will be SilverHairsClub, so the club can schedule various prgrams. The member in the house or apartment plays the role of host, and makes his/her place available on certain dates and times. The activity will be held, subject to acceptance by the venue member and SilverHairsClub.
7. The objective of hosting activities in the homes is to encourage close group interaction among members for specific interest. We are looking at running these activities regularly, rather than adhoc basis. As our activities are not govt-funded and as volunteers are hard to come by, we have to find a workable solution to pay for costs and the organisers and yet give an option for SilverHairs and other seniors to enjoy their interests and meet up with friends.
8. An organising committee, comprising SilverHairsClub members, will be set up to manage these activities.  The team committee will be paid a reasonable fee.
This idea of “Hosting activities in the homes” is not new. It has been ongoing and organised by various members. But, it has been limited to small groups and not open to other members.
* if you are able to host agatherings in your home, please contact me at +65 94894360. You can also indicate your interest here.
*. Members who like to be part of this team, and help organise activities in the homes, please also let me know.
Terence Seah

 

Discussion: MediShield Life

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“MediShield Life” is a much talked about topic among Singaporeans and PRs today. It is the new national health insurance scheme, providing wider protection than MediShield.  And, it affects all of us.

Please do not treat this Post as a discussion of right or wrong. This discussion is for sharing and understanding. Do not use URLs.  Copy and paste text may be deleted from comments.  Let’s share based on our knowledge and understanding of MediShield Life.

What is MediShield Life, how different it is compared to MediShield, What it covers, What it costs, When is it effective, and How to register for MediShield Life?

How does it affects private insurance premiums?  Etc …

If you are stating a point of fact, and you are sharing information from an insurance organisation, hospital, CPF or govt-related organisation, please indicate the organisation you work for.  We should minimise rumours and inaccuracies in this discussion.

Members, please feel free to ask the floor; and please feel free to share your understanding too.

Terence Seah (Moderator)

 

Coffee Chat on Thursday, 11 June 2015

coffeejune2  coffeejune1  Dear friends,

The next coffee chat will be held in June.  Details are as follows:

Date:                   Thursday, 11 June 2015

Time:                   2 – 4 pm

Venue:                Singpost Food Court, Basement…. next to the Paya Lebar mrt station

Cuisine:              All kinds of food/beverages available at the Kopitiam ~ cheap & good

Agenda:              No specific agenda… just chat on anything except the shc taboos (no sex, politics or MLM) … feel free to chat about smartphones, Medishield Life, R & R activities etc.

Hope you’ll come and join in the fun and relaxation on a lazy Thursday afternoon with fellow retirees or the semi-retired.  We’re  an active, literate but ‘aging’ population and we’ve done a great job bringing up a new generation of Singaporeans.  I presume that most of our children are now young working adults. Our primary job is done!  Some of us are grandparents now and I’m sure we’ve loads of views and interesting stories to tell about our grandchildren.  Socialisation and an active lifestyle are good for us especially at this stage of our life~~  LET’S MAKE THE REST OF OUR LIFE THE BEST IN OUR LIFE!

Wd appreciate if you could register ASAP if you’re interested.

Cheerio,

Gabriella Chua, EO

Registration List:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Alan Ang
  3. Loong Say Meng
  4. Alice Tan
  5. John Chua SC
  6. Amy Ko
  7. Charles Cher
  8. ?? come and enjoy… don’t be home alone.

Sharing on some Words of Wisdom (WOW):

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(Click on the images for the bigger picture)

Talk on Social Networking Using Facebook

Topic: Social Networking Using Facebook
Date: 13th June 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library (Swordfish Room – Level 3)
Admission is Free

What is Social Networking? Learn how to create a Facebook Account and make use of it smartly. These and more will be discussed in the June IT gathering.

We all are social animals. We need to communicate and keep in touch with our friends, our relatives and love ones. No man is an island (Ref: John Donne). NO one is self-sufficient. Everyone relies on others.
hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Walk-in public (more than eight)
9) Susan Sia
10)

Vesak Day Tea Dance at Le Danz

EC : Jeffrey Gan

Hi another Bonus Tea dance coming…..

Venue : LE DANZ at 222 Queen Street next to the Bras Basah MRT

Date and Time : 1st June ( Monday ) public holiday from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Pricing : Only $15 net.

Music : Professional DJ spinning all dance numbers with line dance in between.

Free flow of coffee and tea with light snacks one serving

Great ambience with 4000 square feet of parquet dance flooring

Guaranteed ample space for your dancing pleasure.

Coming :

1. Jeffrey Gan
2. Irene lee
3.Ronald Lam(x5)
4. Mega (2) tentative
5. Edwin Tan (2)
coming………thank you so much 2

Tea dance at LE DANZ

EC : Jeffrey Gan

Hi to all,

I am running a tea party dance at Le Danz for all danz kakis.

Venue: LE DANZ ballroom hall ( 4000 sq ft of parquet flooring)
222, Queen Street, 1 minute from Bras Basah MRT
Directly opposite Royal Queens hotel and next to Oxford Hotel
Date and Time : 17th May 2015 (Sunday) from 1 pm to 6 pm
Refreshments: light snacks with free flow of coffee and tea and ice water.
Pricing: $15 nett
Great ambience with guaranteed space enough to breeze around.

Coming : 1.Jeffrey Gan
2.Irene Lee
3. Mega
4. Jane Tan
5. Edwin Tan (4)
coming”””’

Sharing a day with the Batam kids, Sat/Sun 27/28 Jun 2015.

batam1   batamkid1  batamkid3 batamkid2   Ong Lin Khim, whom some of you have met, has been a regular resident and visitor to Batam for many years.  For almost 10 years, I have noticed his interest in helping young children with their education and day-to-day living.  Batam was the place, because he has some very close Indonesian friends living there.

He has  a small two-storey house, perched on a slight hill.  From here, his staff does some work, and Ong organises help programs for a number of villages and kids.  He loves to see kids who wants to study.  Sometimes, I joined him when he and his staff buy groceries from the shops and distributes eggs, rice and dailies to villages and kids.  I was impressed as he has been doing this activities for many years.

Recently, he helped fund the setup of a Warong, a stall with a beautiful facing of the sea, and close to where he works and stays.  Some of you may know that a Warong is a small stall, selling coffee, tea, some snacks and food.  I had been there to his house, which has a balcony and a living room where he and me can sleep on the floor.  It wasnt a luxury, but there was airconditioning and bathroom. This house is not in the city but it is about 20 minutes from the ferry Sekupang.  It’s quiet and relaxing.

I have asked Ong if some of us could stay at his 2-star house, oops, no swimming pool overnight, participate in his charity work and that after the next day’s breakfast, we could venture into town and have dinner there, before catching a boat to Singapore.

He was reluctant because he thinks that his place and warong would not be up to SilverHairs expectations and standards.  But, finally, he agrees to give it a go and try.  He will provide free on-the-floor accommodation at his house, and participants will pay for the marketing which his staff will cook Indonesian style ie lunch, dinner and breakfast.  We talk about transport, and I have asked his Indonesian staff to look out for a van and motocycle taxis.  I did request for female motorcycle taxis.

The purpose of this activity is to partipate in “Meeting the Batam kids”.  Participants can bring their unused clothes, pens, pencils, balloons, toys, etc, as seen appropriate to young kids and adults.  For groceries, we can contribute a token to buy some stuffs from the local market.

I have set the following activity details.  If you would like to spend an overnight in Batam, one day on charity, overnight at Ong’s place, having food cooked by local Indonesians,and finally spend the following afternoon in Batam city, do let me know.

  • Date:  Sat/Sun 27/28 June 2015.
  • Meeting point at harbourfront: 1st boat out
  • Return point at Batam:  last ferry
  • Costs:  Everybody pays for own ferry.
  • Accommodation: At Ong’s 2 Star residence, complementary
  • Food – Lunch, Dinner, breakfast – we share and pay the local cooks
  • Giveaways to the villages and kids – we bring along during the trip
  • Number of pax: 6 to avoid us falling through the floors.

If you would like to participate, please register your name here.  If you cannot make this date, you can also register here, and let me know the weekend you are available.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Tony Ang
  3. Andrew Koh
  4. Moon Wong
  5. Lilian Teo
  6. Ron Teo
  7. Pauline Chew
  8. Gabriella Chua (tentatively the July one)
  9. Daisy Yeo (July)
  10. Caroline Gee
  11. Dolly Lim
  12. Joan Ang
  13. Lai Fong
  14. Inez Lim
  15. Susan Sia (June)
  16. Jane Chua

 

 

SilverHairsClub celebrates its 10th anniversary in Oct 2015

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Dear members,

Many of you have been with SilverHairsClub since Oct 2015 2005.  Many are still around, while some have gone quiet, and some can only see us from afar.

I have uploaded a video (right column) showing the  faces of members during our early days.  See if your face is there.  I remember many faces; and this video brings back good memories.

October is our 10th Anniversary; and we can look forward to a fun celebration.  At this moment, we have kept our options open.  Give us your thoughts on what you think the celebration can be like.  I look forward to your suggestions; and if you like to be part of the organising committee, feel free to write to me.

This event will be held in Oct 2014 2015.

Terence Seah

 

Moving from DayCare to SHC Orchids

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If there is anything some of us are good at, it has to be dreaming.  Dreaming is a great activity.  First, we dream about Day Care.  For some of us, we have been with SilverHairsClub for 10 years.  Now, we think about what we will do when we get older, and less mobile.  We conceptualise a few ideas.

Next, we move on, and we conceptualise “SHC Orchids”.  A nice pretty word, less hostile and more welcoming than Day Care.  Essentially, the same activities as what we are doing now, but with more focused activities, suitable for SHC members who have difficulties with mobilty.  But, still working on the same platform to allow us to meet new friends and catch up with old friends.

Maybe SHC Orchids will expand to more Singaporean seniors.  Maybe arts and crafts, hobbies, indoor activities.  I dont know.  But, we will keep developing.

I like to encourage members who have arts and craft skills to come forward.  You can teach, conduct short courses to interested members, and we can expand your skills and training as part of SHC Orchids programmes.  You can charge a fee for your training, nobody would expect you to do so for free.

There are a number of you with arts and crafts skills.  Do let me know if you are interested to work along such a plan.  I am sure a number of us would be interested to hear from you.

Terence Seah

 

LET’S JUST PARTY HAPPY HOLIDAY

EC : Jeffrey Gan

HI again,
As promised, I will put in more post/choice for your entertainment and leisure IMG-20150407-WA0000

Location: Orchid Country Club, The Aranda Lounge (Off Yishun Avenue 1}

Date and Time : 30th May 2015 (Saturday)
730 pm to midnight

Pricing : $30 nett

# Full buffet dinner
# Music by Professional DJ Francis Wong
# 40 minutes live music
# Lucky draw
# Door gifts
# Dancing all night long
# maximum 10 tables for ample space for dancing.
# MC by Irene

8 tables sold . Last 14 tickets available. ( Will update }

Poster attached for your perusal.

Coming :
1. Jeffrey Gan (30)
2. Irene Lee (16)
3. Edwin Tan (6)
4.

Tea Dance weekly at LE DANZ

Hi guys,

Last week, I met a couple of our SHC members in some dance clubs and they told me how is it I did not put in the SHC blog as she and a few friends was looking for somewhere economical to pass their time either dancing or singing etc. The probable reason is maybe they feel uncomfortable to respond as previously, a few of them told me not to register them for reasons known to themselves. I respect their request and will post all my events for you to chose. Coming soon is………………………

WEEKLY TEA DANCE to be held at…….

Location : 222 Queen Street next to the Bras Basah MRT. ( It is directly opposite the Royal Queens Hotel and next to the Oxford Hotel where SHC had before held a couple of events here)
Date and time : 10th May 2015, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm
HIGHLIGHTS:
1. $15 nett with free flow of coffee/tea/ice water with light snacks.
2. Professional IN House DJ to make your foot tapping
3. 4000 sq ft of parquet dance floor, to pamper your all kinds of dances be it Salsa, Bachata, Rock and roll not to mention waltz etc. For those who are regulars,there, will tell you the ambience
is just fantastic
This is an EC event. You can just pop in to the counter or email me if you like to arrange for a seat together.
Cheers and hope to see you !

EC: Jeffrey Gan
Le Danz Events Manager

Coming

1. Jeffrey Gan
2. Irene Lee
3 Coming?

May Monthly Meeting for smartphone users, travelling, food, coins, dancing & singing enthusiasts on Thur 21 May 2015

May Monthly meeting of smartphones user,travelling,food,coins,dancing & singing enthusiasts

Almost everyone of us do have a smartphone nowadays. There are so many features in these phones. For this meeting we can discuss and exchange ideas on the features and on how we can make the most out of the features. We can also share on the various apps available for us to use. Many of these smartphones have so many features, that we rarely use all of them. We can share and indicate what phone we are using and then gather in groups according to the type or brand of phone. Each group sits around a table, and try to show one another what we have, what we know and what applications we have.
Although for this meeting we focus on smartphones but we also welcome everyone to come and meet up with one another and discuss topics of your interest. Lately we have quite a number of members who are keen to talk about coins and currencies collecting and their values. All others who may want to talk about travelling, eating or even dancing and singing are also welcome. Just register your interest and on that day those who like to talk on your subject will know how to look out for each other. I am also looking for 2 volunteers to help in the registration and facilitating of the meeting. Thank you.

Details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: Thusday, 21 May 2015
Time: 5 – 8.30 pm
Venue: The Gallarie Foodcourt 04-101/102 at Marina Square
EO: Bobby Bok

So, if you are interested in maximising your snartphone please let us know your smartphone brand, model, and we will try to arrange you by groups. Each group can have a leader; you can raise your hand later.

A great way to know one another better, and learn something which we may not know.

Registration list
1. Daniel Chan
2. Charlie Wee
3. Frisna Tan
4. Hew Lee
5. Roland Tong
6. Malcolm Chen
7. Susan Tan
8. Susan SW Tan
9. Winnie Tan

EC Event ~ Makan Sutra on Wednesday, 6th May 2015

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Hi

Some makan sutra kakis are meeting at Old Airport Hawkers Centre for our next gathering.  Details are as follows:

Date:            Wed, 6 May

Venue:          Old Airport Hawkers’ Centre (nearest mrt Dakota)

Time:            11.30 am – 2.30 pm

Prog:             Lunch

Curry chicken, Tiong Bahru lor mee or char kway teow (specially

tailored to suit yr tastebuds… can add sea hum, prawns or sotong

(different pricing of cos)

Chit chat over coffee or sugar cane juice

An informal gathering.  Just come to this hawkers’ centre and meet at those stalls mentioned if you’re interested.  We won’t formally wait for each other.  Just gather there on that date/time.  However, do let me know if you’re coming …

Cheersssss

Gabriella, EC

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Jazz Soh + friend
  4. Peng Peng
  5. Daniel Chan
  6. Tony Ang
  7. Dan Hwang
  8. Alan Ang

GENTLE REMINDER TO ALL WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR OUR MAKAN SESSION TOMORROW, 6TH MAY ……..

 

Monthly cycling-09May15

Meet : Burger King, ECP
date : 09 May 2015
Time : 1600 hrs

We will revisit MBS and Singapore Sports Hub via the newly opened PCN link from Fort Road.

Beginners who wish to learn cycling can meet me at 1500hrs or earlier, free bike for training will be provided.

Cheers

Joining:
1. Douglas
2. Fredalim
3, Yatsing
4. Hou Chong
5. Lily H
6. Judy L
7. Lina N
8. Charles C
9. Ronald Lam
10. Andrew K
11. John Howe
12. Steven Chan
13. Irene P

The concept of the Event Organiser EO

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10 years ago, when the idea of SilverHairsClub started, I was thinking how to keep SHC alive for a long time. At that time, there were few activities, although the monthly gathering was what kept many members coming.  The concept of the Event Organiser EO developed over the years, and today, I see EOs as the key reason why the Club does not have a management committee.

Over the years, we have tried having a management committee, but this ideas has not been successful.  One reason which I have observed is our general membership tends not to respond to or accept a management committee.  Many have voiced staying on with the EO concept.  The other reason which some members have silently and behind the scene told me is “The reason why the management committee failed was because I did not enpower the committee members”.  There is some truth with this viewpoint.

However, over the years, I have come to accept that a management committee does not work in SHC, although we can see successful management committees with most other Clubs.  This explains why you see a less structured organisation within SHC in recent years,

Personally, I would like to see a committee work within SilverHairsClub, I am receptive to the committee idea, if someoneoffers to take the lead.  My business travel has made it almost impossible to spend more than a few days each month in Singapore.

In the meantime, what has worked so far is our EOs have kept SHC alive and going.

Please share your thoughts.  No right and no wrong.  You have your viewpoint.

Terence Seah

 

Old currencies used in Singapore

I was at the bank to deposit some money including some old currency notes that are legal tender when it dawned on me they might be collector’s items and worth more than their face value.  I also have some Japanese ‘banana’ money that used to be worthless. I thought they might be in demand now.

Does anyone in SHC know the value of the old currencies shown in the image below? It will save me a trip to the antique shops if someone does.  :)  The image shows:

Top row (l-r): Japanese one dollar; Japanese fifty cents.

Mid row (l-r): Malaya and British Borneo one dollar; Japanese five cents.

Bottom row (l-r): Malaya one dollar; Malaya ten cents.

Coins (l-r): Malaya 20 cents; 10 cents; 5 cents – all obverse King George VI.

Square coin: Straits Settlements 1 cent – obverse King George V.

It was quite interesting scrutinizing these old notes and coins and thinking of the history of early Singapore.

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Request for additional Bonus tea dance

Jeffrey Gan (EC)

Hi,
I had a request for an additional tea dance to be held as the 1st May was totally sold out 3 weeks ago .
I had to obliged by giving another BONUS tea dance the following day.

Location : LE DANZ at 222 Queen Street ( 2 minutes from Bras Basah MRT exit A )
Date and Time : 2nd May Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Costing : $13 nett per head with free flow of coffee, tea and light snacks
Music : In House professional DJ with all dance rhythm non stop.
Space : Large dance floor with wooden flooring specially for dancing.

Maximum to accept is only 120 to ensure ample dance space.
Feel free to enquire. Thanks and see you.
You can either come straight to the counter to pay or if you need a group, can call me to book to be seated together.
For general information, I would be running as Event Manager from 1st May 1015 at Le Danz.
Should you need or wish to organize a small or large function, I assured you, I will give you the best deal in town.
Cheers!
Regards!

Coming:
1. Jeffrey gan
2. Irene Lee

What would you do if you are alone at home, and you had a serious fall?

fall2    fall1 I was with a few friends in Petaling Jaya last night.  My Malaysian friends have retired; and we discussed life during retirement, and getting old. Many of my friends were fit; they play golf, and travel extensively. Two weeks ago, I attended the wake of a long time friend of mine who has been with me in the newspaper industry for almost 30 years.  He was only 55, and he suffered a stroke, I understood no one knew about it, until it was too late.

Many of us are alone at some times of the day.  As for me, I travel a lot, staying in hotel rooms most days in a year.  Well, I sleep alone most nights.  How I wish I had company every night; unfortunately it is not the case.  Guys, I swear by what I say.

Seriously, dont meant to joke about being alone.  But, many of us are alone at times, at home, in the office, while travelling or at an unknown or familiar place. Husbands, wives, girlfriends are not around to help or may have switched off their phones.  We may have a fall; we may sleep through and not wake up.  We could have locked the room door.  The chest was getting breathless and the pain was spreading.  We may have only 10 minutes; and we dont know what to do.  The only thing we have is our phone or smartphone.

Really, guys and gals, what would you do?

Terence Seah

A gathering for online investors, traders, date not confirmed

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Many members trade daily or frequently in Singapore, regional and US markets. We have not many of such activities, but a number of members have requested for such gatherings.  The most recent event was on US options.

Let’s try to have one such event soon.  Our Kenneth Tan has been very supportive, and he would help us hold this event at this condo’s function room.

  1. Date:  Haha, not confirmed.  Preference for a weekday as weekends maybe crowded.
  2. Venue:  Club’s function room, located near the swimming pool at Kenneth’s condo.
  3. Objective:  provide a platform for investors and traders to share what they are doing in stocks and shares, options, commodities.
  4. Entrance Fee:  will announce one we have an idea of numbers, what we want and costs.
  5. Number of pax:  Likely limited to the size of the function room; and on a first registered and paying basis.

Keep yourself updated.  Do let us know whether you prefer a weekend or weekday.  We will try to accommodate your preference.

Thank you Kenneth.

Terence Seah

Those attending:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Kenneth Tan
  3. Leon Lau
  4. SB Khoo
  5. Loong Say Meng
  6. Frisna Tan
  7. Jonathan Ong (will attend if it’s held during the weekend)
  8. Andrew Yeung (attending?)
  9. Lim Tiang Soon (attending?)
  10. Bobby Bok
  11. Lilian Teo

BBQ cum Potluck, Changi Park, Sat 6 Jun 2015, SHC Monthly gathering

bbq1  bbq2 We have a plan to have another BBQ at Changi Park.  The objective is to provide opportunities for new and old members to meet one another.  Details as below::

  • Date:  Sat 6 Jun 2015 confirmed.
  • Time:  Afternoon (3pm) to evening. You can come anytime.
  • What’s provided:  2 BBQ pits booked and basics
  • What’s you need to bring along:  Really, it will be up to you. Bring your own food and drink; or potluck item or whatever can be placed on the fire.  or anything from Beer to chicken, sausages, German porklegs, fish curry, kueh kueh, frogs, crabs, plastic bags, water melons, oranges, vitamins and forks, plates.
  • Entrance only:  $3 if registration before/on 31 May 2015;  $5 if registration on/after 1 Jun 2015.  Non-SHC members $5 per person.
  • Payment:  on the day itself, on arrival.
  • Open to registered SHC members only.

More details later.  Please indicate the items you will bring be bringing.

Terence Seah (replaced by Thomas Loh)

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah – I am likely to come in straight from Bangkok, so limited mango & sticky rice. (will be in Mumbai)
  2. Karen Thio & her Helper – Ginger mini tarts
  3. Susan CH Tan – fried bee hoon, sambal belacan and marinated chicken wings
  4. Judy Lim – soon kueh and otak (plus Susan’s sambal belacan)
  5. Ann Lim     (Members 5 – 22  ~satay, cherry tomato salad, durian green bean dessert, Crystal Jade rose chicken, assorted fruits, packet drinks, disposable cutleries, paper towels, red wine)
  6. Bessie Lam
  7. Evon Lim
  8. Karen Phoo
  9. Lily Lim
  10. Oi Cheng
  11. Peri Liew
  12. Ronald Lam
  13. Theresa Seow
  14. Thomas Loh, EO
  15. Gingko Tay
  16. Grace Ng
  17. SK Chua
  18. Tony Ang
  19. Esther Mok
  20. Leon Lau
  21. Irene Tan
  22. Bernie Chung
  23. Rosalind Lee (mini chicken pies and red wine)
  24. Mary Chan (bake something or agar agar)
  25. Ann Giri (fruits)
  26. Bobby Bok (fruits)
  27. Daniel Chan
  28. Susan SW Tan (something – combine with Susan C H Tan)
  29. Melissa Khng
  30. Steven Chan (fruits)
  31. Lily Ho (ice cooler with cold drinks and plain water)
  32. Adeline Yeo
  33. Helen Pow
  34. Pow TK
  35. Susan Sia (purple sweet potato)
  36. Andrew Koh (will bring something)
  37. Registered on/after 1 Jun 2015
  38. .
  39. ..
  40. ..

 

SHC May 2015 monthly gathering

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The SHC monthly gathering will be held in May 2015.  Please note info below.

  1. Date: xx May 2015.  Exact date will be decided by the EO or co-EO.
  2. Time: 1600 – 2000 hrs.
  3. Venue:  HarbourFront Food court – 4th floor, located end of NEL.
  4. Participation: Free
  5. F&B – on your own.
  6. Agenda: getting to meet new and old members.  Feel free to initiate your own agenda for members to discuss.

Please register your name here.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

 

Coffee Chat on Thursday, 14 May 2015

 coffee may1   coffee may2  Hi friends, our next coffee chat will be held soon.  Details are as follows:

Date:              Thursday, 14 May 2015

Time:              2 – 4 pm

Venue:            Our usual haunt viz: Singpost Bldg Food Court (B1), just next to the Paya Lebar Mrt station

Cuisine:           All types of food and beverages… just order your own food and drinks

This is just our monthly casual coffee chit-chat session.  Purpose is for fellowshipping among shc members (retired and semi-retired).  Socialising and chatting with friends are important during this stage of our life …. may help the elderly stave off dementia, loneliness and depression.  Do come and join in the fun and camaraderie on a lazy Thursday afternoon if you are free.  Please try and register ASAP    :-)

Warm regards,

Gabriella Chua, EO

Registrants:

  1. Gabriella Chua (will play one song on the uke)
  2. Charles Cher (pl bring your uke or guitar if you wish to entertain ( ‘quietly though’ )with some songs)
  3. Veronique Lee
  4. Joe Choo
  5. Amy Ko
  6. Loong Say Meng (tentative)  :-(
  7. Jazz Soh
  8. Peter Loo
  9. Kenneth Tan (will discuss coins/currency)
  10. John Chua SC
  11. Karen Phoo
  12. Lim Tiang Soon
  13. Richard Kwok
  14. Peng Peng 
  15. Jennifer Wu
  16. Ron Lai
  17. Alice Lai
  18. Lydia Soh
  19. Alan Ang
  20. Frank Kaw
  21. Vincent Long
  22. Hew Lee
  23. Mega
  24. Grace Ng
  25. A Koh
  26. Ronald Lam

 

                                                                                     See you all at 2 pm TODAY!

Quotable Quote:

“The elimination diet:

Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry.  Then, watch your health and life improve.”

thankyouu  Thank you to all the friends who turned up today at the coffee meet.  I really appreciate your support. We had a wonderful time, chatting and also singing some songs accompanied on the uke.  Cheers to all of you!

However, some of you have registered but did not turn up ~ not referring to those who sent a message informing that you won’t be able to attend.    :-(

 

Monthly Walk – East Coast Parkway Lake and Beach Walk, Sat 2 May 2015

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MONTHLY WALK – East Coast Parkway Woods, Lake and Beach Walk
Date: Saturday, 2 May 2015
Time: 4.30 pm sharp
Meeting Point: Kembangan MRT (taking a bus to Chai Chee Industrial Estate)
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs
ECs : Serene Low and Alice Seah

The walk will commence at Swan Lake Linear Park Connector toward East Coast Beach.

The walk is through Cicada Woods seeing different forest biodiversity and species of birds, insects and wild plants; photographic view of scenic water ponds with willow trees; and sea view packed with vessels lining the horizon.

We will end the walk at Parkway Parade area which are surrounded by hawker centres with a great variety of sumptuous food.

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

Attendees:

1) Serene Low
2) Alice Seah
3) Winnie Tan
4) Gabriella Chua
6) Jazz Soh
6) Tan Li Li
7) Danny Lye
8) Janie Ng
9) Rosy Tan
10) Theresa Seow
11) Susan Sia
12) Veronica Wong
13) Elaine Ang
14) Angie Ng
15) Ronald Lee
16) Janis Han
18) Monica Tan
19) Alice Tan
20) Hew Lee
21) Ann Lim
22) Silas Yeo
23) Moon Wong
24) Ronald Lam
25) Grace Kang
26) Peng Peng
27) Irene Poh
28) Tony Ang
29) Pauline Chiew
30) Daisy Yeo
31) Judy Foo
32) Philip Foo
33) Irene Chua
34) Ang Seok Khim
35) Andrew Koh
36) Lily Lim
37) Yatsing

Photo Walk on 30-05-2015 (Saturday)

It’s a long time since I last organized a photo walk. I am planning a repeat of one of the past walks. We will start from Raffles Place MRT and walk along Marina Bay to the Merlion Park. Then we walk along Cavenagh Bridge, crossing the Singapore River and walk along Singapore River, passing Raffles landing site and continue to Elgin Bridge. From here, we continue to walk along the Singapore River till we reach Clarke Quay MRT. For those who want to break off from here can do so or they can continue to walk till we reach Liang Court Departmental Store.

We will meet at Raffles Place MRT on the date and time stated below. Come and share with us your photo-taking skills.

For those interested in IT, you can continue to make a short movie with the pictures taken using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker. I can show you how if you are interested.

Date: 30-May-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM
Time to Commence Walk: 3.05PM
Fee: Free (no charge)
(Total walking and picture taking time is about 2 hours).

Meeting Place:  After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
To bring: Camera, umbrella, sunglass/sun shade, bottled water.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Registered
5) Doreen Tay
6) Alice Tan
7) Gabriella Chua
8)

Introducing a weekend of adventure at Khao Yai National Park, Oct 2015

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Some of you have joined me at Khao Yai National Park. This will be the first event dedicated to SilverHairsClub members and children, aged 26 and above. We intend to hold this exciting event in Oct, from a Friday to a Sunday.

Khao Yai is located some 1.5-2 hours north-east of the old Donmuang airport. It is ideally suitable for young adults, beautiful waterfalls in October, a good place to look out in its natural habitats for wild elephants, deers, junglefowls, Asian bears, and bird watching.

I plan to stay in tents, which we can buy on our own or rent from the National Park. We will arrange a cook to handle our dinners and breakfast. Ideally suited for members and their adult children.

For ourselves, there are grape plantations, where we can enjoy fresh grapes, juices, red and white wines. Also a good local beef steak.

There is adventure land, with horse riding, ATVS, rides. Our adult kids will enjoy time together, and they will find btheir own time to mingle with one another and get to know one another better. Car racing, and other trills which we used to enjoy when we were young. Bring your sons and daughters along. You have to make the effort.

Quietly located, Khao Yai air is fresh, the morning is cool and a good time to spend with family. Important our children can mix with other children.

Golf. Loves, we can play as the famous “Forest hill” golf course, where many tee offs start from a height. It’s easy.

I intend to make it easy, as we will have helpers to make our trip fun, enjoyable and meaningful.

This trip is for you and your adult children. Our plan is to arrive at the airport, and head straight for Khao Yai, 2 hours away.

Confirmed date:  Meet at DonMuang airport on morning of Sat 10 Oct and we arrive back at Don Muang airport on Mon 12 Oct at about 5pm.  Others can proceed to Bangkok for other activities.

More details will come up. Express your interest here.

Terence Seah

Those interested:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Moon Wong
  3. Helen Wong-Pow
  4. Leon Lau
  5. Gabriella Chua (tentative)
  6. Andrew Yeung
  7. Yatsing
  8. Christina Chan (tentative)
  9. Irene Poh
  10. Marg Tian
  11. Shirleen Kao
  12. Lina Tan
  13. Pow TK
  14. Ronald Lam
  15. Charles Wee
  16. Steven Chan
  17. Bobby Bok
  18. Grace Ng
  19. Daisy Phua (tentative)
  20. Ann Giri
  21. Thomas Goh
  22. Maggie Teo
  23. Albert
  24. Andrew Yeung (going?)

Young adult family members:

  1. This list is for young adult family members of SHC members. From 26 years and to below 45.
  2. .

 

Monthly Cycling -18 April 2015

Hi all cyclists

Monthly Cycling-18 April 2015

Meet : Burger King, ECP
Time : 1600 hrs

We will use the new pcn and cycle to MBS. Rental bikes are available nearby.

Beginners who wish to learn cycling can meet me at 1500hrs, free bike for training will be provided

cheers

Joining
1. Douglas
2. Lily H
3. Ah Nee
4. Dolly L
5. Caroline G
6. Lina N
7. Judy L
8. Steven Chan
9. Andrew Koh
10.Yatsing
11.Charles Chua
12.Suzhang
13.Serene Low
14.John Howe
15.Lilian Teo
16.Grace Kang