SHC Ukeleke group

First of all, I must admit I am no Ukelele instrument player. Neither am I a musician.

But there are many Ukelele musicians in the club. And of course, all at different levels of skills. The idea of a Ukelele group is to help bring this group of members around. And perhaps, gather together to jam at some homes, play for SHC once in a while at gatherings, build friends and maybe improve on your ukelele skills.

I am not sure about learning the Ukelele, as it will involve you finding an instructor, and of course, your persistence.

I have already identified a fellow member who will lead and co-admin this group. Hopefully, the group will find its water level and move on with an interest and hobby to enjoy continued retirement. I shall introduce the member soon. Meantime, if you have some ukelele skills and wish to meet fellow players, whatsapp me at 9489 4360. Registration closes 31 Jan 2020.

Terence Seah

SHC Jan 2020 monthly gathering Thur 9 Jan 2020

Hi everybody

To start our new year 2020, we shall have our Jan monthly gathering, details as follows:

Date: Thur 9 Jan 2020

Place: City Square Mall, Food Republic, #04-31, 180 Kitchener Road, Spore 208539

Time: 5pm to 8pm

MRT: Farrer Park, Exit I to city square mall

Come join us if u have some time to kick start the new year.

Plse register here.

Terence Seah

1. Terence Seah ( EO )

2. Dolly Lim

3. Caroline Gee

4. Stella Sheng

5. Lilian

6. David ONG

7. Gingko Tay

8. Lee Ah Nee

9. Pauline Khoo

10. Pony Teng

11. Sally Ang

12. Howard Yong

13. Ann Giri

14. Winnie Tan

15 Malyne Suen

16. Kamala Roberts

17. Richard Wong

18. Julie

19. Bob Mong

20. Michelle SIM

21. Judy Chia

22. Karen THIO

23. Alan Ang

24. Doreen Ong

25. Patricia SIN

26. Kim Eng

27. Ong Chew Teck

28.  Yap Sew King

29. Jimmy Tsin

30. Daisy Phua

31. Peter Goh

32 Irene Yap

33. Bobby Bok

34. Susan Chang

35. Kwai Keng

36. Henry See

37. Yoon Chin

38. Daisy Wee

39. John Lim

40. Steven Chan

41. Andrew Koh

42. Catherine Yeo

43. Cat Yeo

44. ChristinA

F&E trip to Europe on the Eurail network 15 Sep – 15 Oct 2020

This year 2020, I am going to Europe for 2 weeks on the Eurail pass during 15 Sep to 15 Oct 2020. This is end of peak season and beginning of Oct Fest.

Concept:

1. East and west Europe via rail and ferry. Start city: can be any European city, except London. Those thinking of London, can do so prior the trip or after the end of trip.

2. No fixed program, no fixed hotels and places of interests. Very F&E trip. Plenty of sightseeing.

3. Exact start date decided once group is formed.

4. Most nights are spent sleeping on the train from about 10pm to 7am. Luggages are always kept at train stations.

5. Participants should be fit to walk, able to live on a western diet, sociable, love to talk to strangers, bathe at train stations and tolerant to rain, cold and snow and very independent.

6. Ideally, participants should have internet access, able to use google map. Have a euro acct or youtrip card.

7. We will buy airtickets and Eurail tickets around 15 Jul 2020.

Rail details: https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes/bestseller?gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1269535&ds_rl=1270793&gclid=CjwKCAiA9JbwBRAAEiwAnWa4Q9jZbPb9AuTX23HULKt29dUOKHHIGhpJwoePxcej9tc4TTx2PSYbuhoCqvwQAvD_BwE

8. Participants can join or break off at any point, as long as you are aware of the locations of other participants at any time.

9. To register your interests, please indicate here, or whatsapp me. We will also discuss during SHC monthly gatherings.

Members who have been on the Eurail pass can also join the chatgroup to share their experience.

Time to start planning now.

Terence Seah

4 Short F&E trip to Thailand 2020

In 2020, I plan to do 4 F&E trips to Thailand to explore the country.. The broad details are:

1. Each trip will last at least 7D 6N. Start and end dates will be announced at least one 1 month ahead. Every body buys own airtickets.

2. Starting city: A major city eg Phuket, Bangkok, Chiangmai, Udonthani or Hatyai.

3. Ending trip: Another major city or same originating city.

4. Format: Drivers only. We drive where the heart takes us.

5. Accommodation: budget 500 baht a room night (tenting included). Usually no warm water, no breakfast, no room accessories. No prebooking, as we check in when like the place.

6. Itinery: no program, plan on a next day by day basis. No shopping in plan.

7. F&B: very Thai and local. Only strong stomachs can participate. High veg diet. Local markets.

8. Suitable for retirees or would be retirees

Interested, plse register here. We will get in touch with you.

Terence Seah

Nok, my wife and the person behind the workings of Silverhairsclub

Nok is the name of my wife. She is Thai. When SilverHairsClub started in 2005, she was 39, and therefore could not join as a member. She knew I was always pursuing my interest in bringing Singaporean seniors over 45 together. And, she was very supportive in Silverhairsclub because she knew someday all of us will grow old and will need the support of one another. She engages in many ideas to help achieve our club objective. She joins us on Thai trips to show us the sights of Thailand . Some of you have met her.

During the last 8 years, when she was in Perth while my son studies to be a commercial pilot, she took the option to volunteer to work in an age-care home. She hope to contribute her experience and knowledge serving the Australian aged community, and at a later date to the Silverhairsclub community when she returned to Thailand 2 years ago.

My wife suffers from colon cancer some 3 years ago. She fought cancer and underwent various rounds of chemotherapy and surgery of abnormen. She suffered tremendous fatique and pain, every few hours a day. Last week, I and my son spoke with her oncologist, and the recommendation was increased morphine dosage and sleeping drugs. The doc told her to expect last days.

We are now back at her hometown in Korat, spending time to keep her company.

I know many of you question why I organise activities and fail to turn up last minute. I hope you understand.

As of now, I only wish to spend time with my wife. Meantime, please continue to take care of your health.

Terence Seah