About Terence Seah

Founder

SHC community in postal codes 60, 61, 62, 63 and 64. 1st 2 digits of 6-digit postal codes

IMM Spore

Come join SHC Jurong, Tuas group

Since SilverHairsClub was first established in 2005, all our activities and venues were centered within the CBD and East Singapore regions.

Although our bus and MRT network have made it easy to meet, there has been a reluctance from members leaving in the West and North to join activities because of distance. Very often, it can take one hour to travel between East and West Singapore, more so if activities are held on weekdays for working members.

We are looking at ways to make it easy for West Singapore members to meet in smaller groups. We reviewed our postal code system, and see that using the 1st 2 digits of our 6-digits as the community group can help members get together more frequently and conveniently.

We shall start with postal codes 1st 2 digits 60, 61, 62, 63 and 64. Mainly in Jurong and Tuas.

If you are living in these postal codes, as per your NRIC, and would like to join this community, please whatsapp text ‘zone 60-64’ to 9489-4360. The Club hopes that this project will help members meet new and more Silverhairs friends.

Terencr Seah

SHC Aquarium fish hobby

Feel young, feel refreshing, feel good

I guess some of us do not have the time to keep aquarium fishes when we were younger. Maybe because we are busy working or we have not develop the interest.

Today, some of us have the time. We may have grand children to entertain. We may start with a bowl, buy some guppies or some goldfishes. Only to see the lively fishies swimming around the new acquarium and bringjng a whole new world infront of us. A great way to enjoy ageing.

Then, we realise we have to get fish food, what to do when they swim upside down, refuse to talk with us, or refuse to make love and create babies. Sometimes, they grow too big and what do we do with them?

For some of us, we not happy with just guppies. We want to see sword fishes, fighting Siam fishes, Koi’s and $500 Red heads.

We adventure into JB to look for exotic aquarium fishes, find cheaper feed, pumps and filters. And we find friends to go with.

I would like to start a SHC Aquarium fish hobby group for members who have at least one fish in their homes or who have kept an aquarium before, and like to revive this hobby.

This hobby will start as a WhatsApp group for numbers to communicate. Strictly no URLs, no videos, audios, and copy and paste. ONE fish or acquarium accessory picture a day is allowed.

Plse WhatsApp text 9489- 4360 to participate. Strictly SHC members only. Registration closes 25 Oct 019 and participation starts 26 Oct 2019.

* SilverhairsClub will help develop hobbies for members from time to time. Do let your group leader GL know or any senior SHC member know. They will help you get registered too.

Terence Seah

Ageing together in JB

We are setting up a group for SHC members who have considered or decided on ageing together in JB. This group is not for those who are not ready to consider retiring or are anti the JB area.

We will start as a Whatsapp group, strictly no URL links, copy and paste, videos and pictures. Club rules apply.

Here, the platform would provide participants the opportunity to find other fellow members with similar interests eg:

1. Pooling of maid or domestic help services eg keeping the place tidy and clean and cooking.

2. Sharing of transport or cars, so as to keep mobile.

3. Sharing cost of place of stay, a house or a condo. Rental or purchase.

4. Sharing of day to day marketing and household costs.

5. Plan outdoor trips, to keep in touch with the outside world.

6. Discussion on hospital, doctors, medical services, clinics, nursing, maids and ambulance availability and costs.

7. Rooming needs eg double, single and facilities.

8. How to keep living costs down in JB while ageing together as a group?

9. What the group can do to keep healthy and active?

10. How to help and support one another, in cases of disabilities, difficulty in movement and need to go for medical treatment?

11. Malaysia – my second home as a retirement visa.

If you like to join and meet fellow members on the above topics, contact us at +65 9489 4360.

** Registration closed. Next session: 1 Dec 2019.

Terence Seah

Knowing more about Facebook – Sharing knowledge

Facebook has become of the world’s leading social medium platforms. One of the best places to find long lost school- mates and colleagues. And finding interest groups.

Many members have a Facebook account, while others just refuse to look at it. You may be new to Facebook and you may want to learn more about Facebook.

If you have questions or wish to know more about Facebook, join our SHC whatsapp Facebook chat. Simply WhatsApp text +65 9489 4360. Members only.

Let’s rethink SHC succession

This year, we celebrate our 15th Anniversary. SilverHairsClub has been established since 2005, and we have been quietly successful through a network of Event Organisers EOs, Event Coordinators and members support who share our culture and traditions.

It’s about time we look again at succession and a new team to take the club forward. At 50, I founded the Club. Next year, I shall be 65, and will get to collect the 1st payment from my CPF. I am running out of ideas. And in reality, I don’t have so much time to spare for the club, as I intend to continue work till I die. On average, I spend about 3 days a mth in Singapore.

Every organisation needs continued succession and we need to review this from time to time.

I am now ready to hand over the club to someone or a team to take over and develop further the SilverHairsClub. My eyes will be focused on someone with SilverHairs at heart. Let’s reopen the discussion.

Terence Seah

SHC mthly gathering Sat 12 Oct 2019 afternoon

SHC October monthly gathering now confirmed as follows:

Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
Time: 2pm to 5pm

Place: Gourmet Paradise foodcourt at basement of HDB Hub, Toa Payoh.

MRT: Toa Payoh

Cost: F&B on your own acct.

Topic: Sharing and using mobile phone apps, eg Bus schedules, SHC on the phone, Facebook and buying airtickets on Trip.com and “Ageing together in JB”.

The Club hopes every member will EO organise at least one event during the lifetime of your membership.

Strictly no discussions relating to politics, race, religion, sex, direct selling and MLM.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

1. Terence Seah – EO
2. Sue Chan
3. Charles Wee
4. Mary Quek
5. Jimmy Tsin
6. Catherine Yeo
7. Karen Thio
8. Janie Ng
9. Doreen Ong
10. Pony Teng
11. TK Pow

12. Helen Wong

13. Howard Yong
14. Lim Kim Eng
15. Peggy Ho
16. Agnes Low
17. James Tan
18. Teo Guan Teng
18. Ann Boey
20. Eileen Tan
21. Andrew Koh
22. Tony Ang
24. Juliet Say (unable to come)
25. Diana Ng (unable to come)
26. Roland Leow
27. Kristy Quek & helper (twisted back, cannot come)
28. Agnes Hong
29. Lee Joo Seng
30. Primrose Kok

31. Rosalyn Khoo (unable to come)
32. Margaret Soo
33. Fred Heng
34. Stella Sheng
35. Ong Chew Teck
36. Yap Sew King
37. Janis Han
38. Doreen Chan
39. HC Lee
40. Dolly Lim
41. Lina Ng
42. Ong Lin Khim
42. Peter Goh
43. Thomas Loh
44. Pauline Khoo
45. Bobby Bok
46. Gingko Tay
47.

Our heart, our home, our Singapore – Happy National Day

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,

All of us have seen many National Days. We participate in parades, we contribute to our nation and build Singapore to what it is today. We watch NDP celebrations on TV, at the Padang and National Stadium. We are all proud of Singapore.

On behalf of SHC, on this grand occasion, let’s wish our ourselves and our country, “Happy National Day”.

Terence Seah

Sometimes we have unwanted stuff in our homes, and we want to give it away or sell it off

If you have some items close to your heart which you have kept for many years, but have now found the same items taking up space and looking pretty in a corner or your storeroom, you may like to give them away or sell them off.

Perhaps, some members may like these items. Consider inviting our members to come over at a specific date and time, we can have a look and perhaps take them away or buy them from you.

Simply let me know, a date/time, and we can open the event to members. You can also write a new post to inform the club.

Feel free. This is a great way to know other members, besides keeping your home light and breezy.

Terence Seah

Retirement evaluation trip to Thailand coastal regions from Sathahip to Chonburi via Rayong, Jomthien, Pattaya, Bangsaen, Angsila 9 – 14 Nov 2019

Now that we have visited Khao Yai, our next retirement evaluation trip will be to Thailand’s coastal regions, following closely around the gulf of Thailand.

From Suvarnabhumi airport, straight to Chonburi Bangsaen beach, and hugging the coastline to Pattaya, Jomthien, Rayong and Sattahip. We will not enter Bangkok city. Our last stop will be Sattahip, and we will return to Suvarnabhumi airport. Note: I may reverse the direction, so we can end the last day buying seafood and kiam Her.

We can expect seafood for most part of the trip, water, fresh air, no rain as dry season has arrived, fishing villages, seafood markets, beaches, a vibrant night life at Pattaya, relaxing Rayong, turtles, counting ships, swimming and local communities. Expect a rustic slow moving trip to high energy activity at Pattaya. Most important, great company among members.

1. Date: between 15 Oct and 15 Nov 2019. 5D4N. Date now confirmed for 9-14Nov 2019 6D5N.

2. Start point: Suvarnabhumi airport, ETA before 10am 9 Nov 2019.

3. End point: Suvarnabhumi point. ETD after 6pm 14 Nov.

4. Cost: All participants buy their own Sin/BKK/Sin airtickets. As trip is confirmed, groups can now book airtickets.

Food likely will be shared, and in some places on your own.

5. Where we stay: likely 3 or 4 stars. Will advise.

6. Itinery: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Sattahip 1N to Rayong 2N to Pattaya 2N to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Members wishing to participate can register now. You can withdraw at a later date. You can register your name or you can register as a group under your name. We don’t need any more details until we are about to book the hotels. The trip WhatsApp group will start 1 SEP 2019.

7. Transport: based on the numbers to date, we are likely to use a coach to ferry us around, during the trip. We will make this decision on 15 SEP 2019.

Strictly: members only.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

1. Terence Seah

2. Howard Yong

3. Stella Sheng

4. Gingko Tay

5. Ong Chew Teck

6. Yap Siew King

7. Cheng Whye Kee

8. Frisna Tan

9. Ann Lim

10. Shirley Wee

11. Bira L.

12. Theresa Seow

13. Pauline Au Yong

14. Pauline Khoo

15. Bobby Bok

16. Mega A.

17. Sherry Wong

18. Jane Tan

19. Nok Seah

20. Dolly Lim

21. Lee HC

21. Michele Sim

23. Lina Ng

25. Louis Siah

26. C H Teo

27.

28. ChristinA Chan

29. Vicky Siong

30.

* This is a list of interested participants. You may withdraw anytime before hotel bookings. Trip limited to 35 pax. After 35 pax, plse join the waiting list.

SHC monthly gathering Fri 13 Sep 2019 mid Autumn festival

Hi SilverHairsClub members,

For many of us, some 30-40 years ago, many of us were young adults. Some of us were at a romantic stage of our lives.

Although not a public holiday, we know when the moon cake festival is here. We wait for the full moon to bloom at its brightest. Our parents taught us not to point out 1st index finger at the moon. And we get to enjoy moon cakes.

Perhaps you have your version of how the moon cake festival existed. But definitely the same mid autumn festival is a romantic day each year. Now that we are in our fifties, sixties and seventies, we can still be romantic, in love with memories of our younger days.

This year, we shall again celebrate the moon cakes cum mid Autumn festival.

Here’s the planning details.

* Date: Fri 13 Sep 2019

* Time: 1700 -1830 hr at Ground floor,  1830 to 2230 hr at roof top.

* Venue: Jayleen 1918 hotel (roof top),

42 Carpenter St, Singapore 059921. Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay. Cross the overhead bridge to Carpenter street.  Car Park $1.50 per hr, after 5pm.

* Music: Chinese evergreen, musician and keyboard accompanied.

* F&B: Buffet dinner.

* Dress: Appropriate, light and breezy.

* Cost: $28 per pax (early bird paid before 31 Aug 2019.  $30 after 31 Aug 2019).
Non- member price $35 per pax. As this is an Anniversary celebration, we shall make an exception: extend payment to be made by 05Sep for S$28/per pax for members; after 05Sep will be S$30, no further extension. Payment to a/c Chris Chan POSB Savings Acct 542-10756-1.
* Liquor: You may bring your own wine, beer or whisky if you like. No corkage charge.

* Dress: to suit the festival.

Be a part of the thinking and planning process. I look forward to your ideas and suggestions.

And if you like to join this committee, please WhatsApp text me.

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SHC was established in 2015.  This year, the Club celebrates its 15th Anniversary.  We will commemorate this occasion on Fri 13 Sep 2019, in conjunction with our SEP monthly gathering and mid Autumn festival.  I look forward to your participation.
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Program:
5.00 pm to 6pm: registration at ground floor lobby.  Plse contact Estee Oh on Arrival.

6.50 pm Opening welcome by Douglas Chan, Cycling leader.
7.00 to 9.30pm Music
7.00 pm buffet dinner starts on rooftop
8.00 pm Guest singer
9.00 pm Anniversary cake cutting
10.00 pm: Event ends

Terence Seah
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Attendance list:

Attending:

  1. Caroline Gee – Baking and contributing a cake for our anniversary.
  2. Caroline’s Friend- NN
  3. Dolly Lim
  4. Doreen Chan
  5. Doreen Ho
  6. Terence Seah
  7. Bobby Bok
  8. Grace Kang
  9. Stella Sheng
  10. Karen Thio
  11. Thomas Loh
  12. Lilian Quek
  13. Andrew Koh
  14. Douglas Chan
  15. C H Teo
  16. Rosalind Lee
  17. Gabriella Chua
  18. Mary Kwek
  19. Lim Kim Eng
  20. Cheng Whye Kee
  21. Rosalyn Khoo
  22. Helen Chiew
  23. Juliet Say
  24. Diana Ng
  25. ChristinA Chan – Treasurer
  26. Graham Smith
  27. Doris Tan
  28. Eyvonne Chew
  29. George Lee
  30. Seok Cheng
  31. John Lim
  32. Yoon Chin
  33. Estee Oh – Registration desk
  34. Daisy Phua
  35. Steven Chan
  36. Inez Lim
  37. Pony Teng – Assisting at registraton desk
  38. Jean Tay – non member
  39. Evelyn Ong Choo
  40. Winnie Tong
  41. Violet – NM
  42. Christine Teo
  43. Catherine Cheng
  44. Agnes Hong
  45. Lee Joo Seng
  46. Doris Tan – unable to come
  47. Doris Tan’s partner – unable to come
  48. Irene Ong
  49. Michael Tan
  50. Judy Lim
  51. Janie Leong
  52. —- early bird registration before 31 Aug 2019. Registration is now closed.

SHC monthly gathering Sat 10 Aug 2019 SRIVILLE RC

Besides being a regular monthly gathering, the Aug 2019 event will be a get-together for members who wish to present and demo their craft skills. This will be a great opp SRIVILLE opportunity to pick up a new hobby or craft.

This is a big venue. Come meet new and old friends.

* Event date: Sat 10 Aug 2019 (day after National Day)

* Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Scheduled program as follows
6.00 -7.00pm Craft demonstration
7.00- 8.30pm Line Dances lead by Sockie and listed below are those that she prepared for us to boogie on…  If more add on – Another update will be given out soon…

1. Take the first step
2. Electric slide
3. Little thumbs
4. Simply mine
5 wherever you may wander
6 silver threads
7 back track
8 magic cha cha
9 JB Waltz
10 stroll along cha cha
11 rock around the clock
12 waltz across Texas
13 bossa nova
14 sweet joanna
15 hit me

* Venue: SRIVILLE RC-Blk 2 Geylang Serai Multi Carpark #07, Roof Garden, Singapore 402002

(bus 154 from Eunos bus interchange 2 stop at Joo Chiat complex n use the overhead bridge to cross over to the hawker center

* Charge: $5/pax – collection at the registration table upon signing in.

Activities- $5 collection is only for rental of the place n the hot drink – not inclusive of demo craft which is $5/set (optional)

** craft demo by Karen Thio – beginner pack at $5/full set

** line dance : lead by Sockie.

** pls have your dinner b4 u proceed to the monthly gathering (coffee n tea will be provided.

Cheers…
Karen Thio – EO
Dolly Lim : Co-EO

Registration : Pauline Khoo

Craft sale : Anne Chee

Registered Members

  1. Karen Thio – EO
  2. Dolly Lim
  3. Anne Chee- sale of craft
  4. Pauline Khoo- registration table
  5. Sockie Neo- line dance lead
  6. Caroline Gee
  7. Yoong Chin- admin
  8. Howard Yong
  9. Terence Seah – SHC Founder
  10. Angeline Tong
  11. May Lee
  12.  Agnes seow (will be late)
  13. Thomas Loh
  14. Doreen Chan
  15. Joan Ang
  16. TaiLor / YKK /Loh yew kwong
  17. Sally Kang
  18. Evelyn Ong
  19. Patrick Sin
  20. Stella Sheng
  21. Dan Huang

Hope to see more members coming forward for registration.. Cheers..

Retirement evaluation trip to Khao Yai 18-21 Jul 2019

Khao Yai, known globally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 2 hours north east of Bangkok.

I am organising a trip to Khao Yai in July 2019. For this trip, I have asked Bernard, a Singaporean, who has retired and settled down in the Khao Yai area with his Thai wife Nicky. The couple owns a fresh corn-on-the-cob business. They enjoy farming, tissue culture and agriculture related activities. Bernard enjoys his retirement at Khao Yai. This is an opportunity to hear from a fellow Singaporean.

Khao Yai is known for it’s greenery, fruits, grapes, wineries, mountains, fresh air, open space, cows, hiking tracks, relaxing country side environment and resorts.

The trip will start from Donmuang or Suvarnabhumi airports and will depart to Khao Yai, approx 2 hours in 9 seater vans. The return leg will be to the same airport. Note: this is raining season and a good time to enjoy being wet.

The trip objective is to evaluate Khao Yai on short term retirement, while for others, a few days of fresh air and friendly company. Both Bernard and Nicky will share with us what life is like at Khao Yai, what it costs to stay here and what activities we can pick up in the part of Thailand.

If you are looking at stay up to 1 year in Thailand, come join the trip.

Interested, please sign your name here. You may withdraw if the final dates are not suitable. Group limited to 30 pax.

Terence Seah

1. Date: IN Thur 18 Jul 2019 and OUT SUN 21 Jul 2019.

2. Place of stay: Pakchong area 3* nice hotel.

3. Pickup and return airport: Donmuang or Suvarnabhumi airport.

4. Transport: 7 per van, total cost to be shared by 1-7 pax.

5. Place of stay: at Pakchong and arranged by Barnard, as a group.

6. All participants buy their own airtickets.

Registration List:

1. Terence Seah EO

Trip limited l to 4 vans or 28 pax. Members may withdraw before the hotel is booked.

Van 1:
1) Dolly Lim
2) Lina Ng
3) HC Lee
4) Susan Chang
5) Rene Leong
6) Lee Ah Nee
7) Cindy Wee

Van 2
1)Stella
2)lilian chua
3)David Ing
4)atherine lol
5)Alex
6)Pauline Au
7

1 more seat left

Van 3 ..
1)Bobby Bok
2)Yap Siew King
3)Ong Chee Teck
4)Mega
5)Howard self booking
6)Helen wong
7)T.k pow

Van 4
1)Doreen Ho
2)Jan Teo
3) Pauline Khoo
4)Richard Lim
5 )Cheng WK
6 )Frisna
7)Gingko

SHC June monthly gathering 29 Jun 2019

Hi everybody,

The date for the SHC June 2019 monthly has been decided. I am unable to attend the event in June as my schedules do not permit.

However, if any member wishes to host the June monthly gathering, the Club will help you to inform the members.

Details are:

1. Venue: Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, 5 mins walk from Pasir Ris MRT.

2. Date/time: 29 Jun 2019
2pm to 5pm.

3. Cost: free and easy. Buy your own drinks and food

4. Attendance: flexible

We can now confirm the EO Lillian Chua and co-EO Dolly Lim.

Lillian Chua EO

NOTE:

Since the gathering venue is non aircon, I had arranged with the Kopi/Teh (& soft drink) Stall #01-12 at level 1, just beside our siting place, to provide beverage as a treat from my hubby, David Ong. ALCOHOLIC DRINK IS NOT INCLUSIVE.

Just order and tell them under David Ong account will do.

1 Dolly Lim

2 Lillian Chua

3 David Ong

4 Susan CH Tan

5 Annie Seah

6 Lee Ah Nee

7 Richard Wong

8 Susan Tan

9 Pat Oei

10 Linda Chua

11 Lydia Poh

12 Michelle Sim

13 Judy Chia

14 Maria Tan

15 Pauline Khoo

16 Jan Teo

17 Doreen Ho

18 Caroline Gee

19 Tony Ang

20 Andrew Lim

21 Agnes Lim

22 Lydia Chin

23 Vincent Hee

24 Sally Tan

25 Catherine Yeo

26 Thomas Loh

27 Cheng Whye Kee

28 Yap Sew King

29 Ong Chew Teck

30 Theresa Seow

31 Irene Poh

32 Yoong Ching

33 Christina Teo

34 Sherry Wong

35 Hou Chong

36 Lina Ng

37 Gingko Tay

38 Malyne Suen (Catherine Soon)

39 Grace Kang

40 Francis Rajaratnan

41 Frisna Tan

42 Mary Chan

43 Jimmy Yeong Cheng Tsin 

44 Ronald Lam

45 Mega Sundram 

46 Lillian Teo

47 Daisy Yeo

48 Clara Chay

49 Daniel Chan

50 Helen Wong

51 T K Wong

52 Brian Ong

53 Helen Lee

54 Bobby Bok

55 Pow P K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    SHC June babies celebration

    For the last few years, SHC June babies have been celebrating our birthday together.

    Sue Chan has been coordinating this event, and gathering the June babes together. Whatever your age. If you are borned in Jun, come join us or contact Sue Chan.

    This year, June babes will be having a get-together dinner at the sumptuous Zichar stall in Ang Mo Kio Blk 722.

    Date: Fri evening, Jun 7, 2019.

    Cost: Shared basis.

    Place: directly opp Ang Mo Kio Mrt station, a 5 mins walk.

    Those of us who drive can park at the big car park besides the coffeeshop.

    ** Members who wish to coordinate other birthday months, please contact me. We will help you to celebrate every year.

    Terence Seah/Sue Chan

    SHC CPF WhatsApp discussions

    Let’s have another session on WhatsApp to discuss and share CPF issues concerning seniors.

    The CPF website has plenty of information. An appointment at any of the CPF centres can also clear your doubt.

    This WhatsApp discussion group will last 7 days, starting 15 May and ends 21 May 2019 midnight.

    Rules apply:

    1. No website URL link

    2. No photos, tell phone numbers or invitations to attend any events.

    3. No greetings. But feel free to introduce your name. Please address one another by first name.

    4. All Q&A strictly text only.

    5. Strictly, no unrelated content.

    6. Plse keep to the above rules to stay on the chat. Sorry, no reminders.

    Plse register here to attend. Deadline: 14 May 2019.

    Terence Seah

    Moving on with Paperclips

    Hi Paperclips members,

    It has always been my hope that Silverhairs members are able to find like-minded friends. Since the club started in 2005, our activities are generally participated by about 80% females and 20% males. However the Club itself has registered about 60% females and 40% males. The question has always been why the inbalance.

    As we get older, especially after leaving full time work, our colleagues carry on their lives. Nowadays, many senior club members find that our children are having their own family life. And for some, they leave the nest home. For others, our spouses leave us naturally, either through a divorce or to another world.

    At some time, we are all left alone, with an empty apartment, no one to have lunch and dinner with. We have time to travel, but we are unable to find someone with common interest. Obviously, no one to chat, go out with, hold hands together, go to a cinema together or travel to nearby Penang together.

    Very often, we then try to keep busy. Spend time with grandchildren. Watch Korean movie or roam Changi Jewel alone. Better still, some find our local kopitiam a place where we can debate the budget or find out more about CPF life from neighbours.

    I had hope that SilverHairsClub will be a platform for members to find new friends. Today, I read an article in Channel News Asea on dating apps. I guess the article suits the 25-35 age group. But I believe the dating apps suits single SilverHairsClub members. The Paperclips program is for singles only. Plse read the article below.

    I plan to be in Spore in May, and am thinking of having the next monthly gathering with the topic “Dating for SilverHairs”.

    https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/big-read-short-finding-love-age-apps

    For members planning to join the mthly gathering, the date will likely be 13-18 May 2019.

    If you like to speak on this topic, please contact me at 9489-4360.

    Terence Seah

    The SHC Bear Hug

    This is an old post. As the new year is here, we can revive the SHC best hug again. Let’s give one another the hug after our new year greeting.

    In recent days, some members including myself have been doing some bear hugging; and we thought it would be a good idea to develop the SHC Bear Hug.  Whenever we meet, we can do the Bear Hug.  Here’s how it works.

    1. Both hands forward, right hand slightly higher than left hand.
    2. Smile and walk towards the other person, and give a good hug for 3-5 secs.
    3. Works for both men and women.
    4. No kissing.

    You can still operate with the typical hand-shake.

    Terence Seah

    SHC CNY event Sun 10 Feb 2019 HiTea at Jayleen hotel

    We have now confirmed our CNY gathering as follows:

    Date: SUN 10 Feb 2019
    Time: 2pm to 5pm
    Event: Hi Tea afternoon SilverHairsClub mthly gathering
    Price: SGD 25 per head for the 1st 30 paid members.
    SGD 30 per head from the 31st paid pax.

    *** Payment to our Treasurer Christina Chan via POSB acct: 542 107 561 by 1 Feb 2019.

    Dress: as Chinese as you can.

    Please register your coming below.
    Strictly for SHC members only.

    Terence Seah

    Registration list:
    1. Catherine Yip (pd)
    2. Maria Chong (pd)
    3. Steven Chan (pd)
    4. Tony Ang  (pd)
    5. Gabriella Chua  (pd)
    6. Stella Sheng (pd)
    7. Jenny Lim
    8. Karen Thio (pd)
    9. Thomas Loh (pd)
    10.Alan Ang  (pd)
    11. Jeffrey Gan  (pd)
    12. Irene Gan  (pd)
    13.  Sandra Tay  (pd)
    14.  Mega Abdullah  (pd)
    15. Terence Seah  (pd)
    16. Sue Chan  (pd)
    17. Wong Hong Jeng  (pd)
    18. Frank Kaw  (pd)
    19. Mary Kwek  (pd)
    20. Tan Poh Heng (pd)
    21. Peter Loo (pd)

    22.  Judy Lim (pd)

    23.  Susan Tan (pd)

    24. Caroline Gee (pd)

    25. Dolly Lim (pd)

    26. Lilian Chua (pd)

    27. David Ong (pd)

    28. Lee Ah Nee (pd)

    29. Gingko Tay  (pd)

    30. Lilian Quek (pd)

    31, Lydia Chin (pd)

    32. George Chew (pd)

    33. Francis Poh (pd)

    34.  Closed.

    SilverHairsClub name tag

    The SilverHairsClub name tag has the following specifications.  Please design and print your name tag yourself, and put the card into a plastic holder, which can be hung around the neck or pinned on the shirt/dress.  There is no need to standardize the design.

    Every member makes their own name tag.

    • Size:  89mm x 51mm (3.5inch x 2inch)
    • Paper:  Can be of any colour or material.
    • Font size:  As bold as possible so that others can see your name from far.  Any colour, shape or design.
    • Content:  Your name.  Must have the first and last name or first, middle and last name.  No abbreviation.  Company name not allowed; except when approved as a Corporate member.
    • Members can choose any background, picture or design.

    This name tag should be used at all SilverHairsClub gathering.

    Have fun.

    Terence Seah

    Travelling experience with seniors

    A top activity among seniors is travelling. Many of us love to go JB, further to China, and further still on a cruise from HK. Of course, it costs money, but for many we want to see the world at 60, 65 and 70.

    Many seniors prefer to go with a friend or a group. So, we join a group, but sometimes, our travel partners become enemies. And the rest of the trip becomes sour, and we never want to see the other person again. Why?

    Teenagers, young adults handle social communication better. But seniors and retirees fare badly on many issues when travelling together, despite a good 50 to 60 years living experience on earth.

    “I just can’t stand why she spends such a long time making up in the toilet”.

    “This lady is a bitch, real bloody bitch. I will never go out with her again.”

    “Who does she think she is? She thinks she is still young. I don’t want to be associated with such people”.

    “This guy is very stingy. He waits and waits and won’t offer to buy you a drink. So kiam siap. I can pay myself. No need him to pay for me”.

    How do we go out travelling together and still come back as friends? Better still as closer friends. Are we the perfect travelling friend?

    Let’s chat without hinting at who’s the person. Let’s discuss how we can be better travelling companies.

    Terence Seah

    More SilverHairsClub patches available

    We are having the 2nd batch of SilverHairsClub patch which can be sewn on to T-shirts, caps, pants, tote bags, etc.

    SHC first logo patch

    SHC first logo patch

    This batch design has the words “SilverHairsClub” on a black cloth background. The text is white.  The size is 2.5 cm x 8 cm.

    The price of the patches as follows:

    • Without iron-on backing:
    • 1  – 10 pc at $3 each
    • 11 pcs and more at $2.80 each.
    • For no delivery charges, please collect the patches during the monthly gatherings.

    If delivered and registered to your house address, please add $2.50 per local address.

    More designs will be released from time to time.

    Please place your orders here.

    Terence Seah

    SHC 8 Jan 2019 monthly gathering at Velocity

    Let’s beginning the year of the pig with the Jan 2019 mthly.  Many members would have celebrated a fun and memorable year end.  Before the Lunar New Year festival arrives in early Feb, let’s find sometime together to meet up.

    This is a good occasion for members who wish to organise a CNY lunch or dinner, and forming a table or two among friends.  Members who are joining the Phuket to Bangkok self drive in April can also get together and meet up.  Better still, those who are non drivers and wish to join the trip as passengers can also look to partner willing drivers. Plse read Phuket post for details.

    As usual and typical of monthly gatherings, this event is for you to meet new members and catch-up with old ones too. Come along and get to know people whom you can get along with.  Get to know someone who will come with you to our monthly gatherings every time. Find travel Kaki’s, mahjong Kaki’s, JB kakies, food lovers, or friends to chat. Cycling, walking or exercise friends.

    Date: Tues 8 Jan 2019

    Time: 1700 to 2000 hrs

    Place: Velocity @ Novena square, 238 Thomson Road| #03-47/56, Singapore 307683

    MRT: Novena station

    Please register your coming. Susan Tan will put your name down in the list below. I shall also be coming.

    The first 30 names whose names appear on the registration list will receive personally a SilverHairsClub cloth batch which you can sew on to your bag, cap, or totte supermarkets bag or jeans. 

    Terence Seah

    Registration list:

    1. Terence Seah (EO)
    2. Andrew Koh
    3. Priscilla Wee
    4. Doris Tan &
    5. Graham Smith
    6. Daisy Yeo
    7. David Ong &
    8. Lilian Chua
    9. Vicky Siong
    10. Gingko Tay
    11. Marie Nicole Chong
    12. Kheng Lim
    13. Stella Sheng (Registration)
    14. Margaret Khoo
    15. Catherine Chng
    16. Howard Yong (giving away the SHC cloth patch for the 1st 30 registered members)
    17. Laura Wee
    18. Maria Tan
    19. Doreen Chan
    20. Bobby Bok
    21. WK Cheng
    22. Christina Pan
    23. Angeline Tong
    24. Bernie Chung
    25. Jessie Ow
    26. Peter Goh
    27. Joan Ang
    28. Sherry Wong
    29. Lee Ah Nee
    30. Michael Tan
    31. Francis Mangalam
    32. Alan Ang
    33. Martin Han
    34. Christine Teo
    35. Adeline Tan
    36. Edward Lim
    37. Karen Thio
    38. Susan Ng
    39. Peggy Ho
    40. May Lee
    41. Rosalind Lee
    42. Thomas Loh
    43. Christina Chan
    44. Charles Wee
    45. Teo CH
    46. Theresa Seow
    47. James Chan
    48. Lilian Quek
    49. Leon Lau
    50. Lilian Koh
    51. Sally Tan
    52. Winnie Tan
    53. Steven Chan
    54. Caroline Gee

    Wishing all members a Merry Christmas

    This is a good time to remember our good times together.  It is also a good opportunity to know how many friends we have made, since joining the SilverHairsClub, and how many we have decided to let go.

    Very often, we wonder  why other people are just not nice at all.  Let’s enjoy the year-end and let’s wish our friends and fellow members a Merry Christmas.

    Terence Seah

    Calenders and diaries

    Each year, at this time, some of us have spare diaries and calendars. By 1st Jan 2019, these items are likely not nice as gifts, if not given away.

    If u need a diary or calendar, do ask here. If you have spare diaries or calendars, say you have them here for giveaway.

    Terence Seah

    Self drive Phuket – Bangkok April 2019

    “Around scenic Phuket”

    Next year 2019, I have in plan to organise a “Self drive trip from Phuket to Bangkok” for SilverHairsClub members only.

    The period is likely April 2019, and unlikely during the mid April 10-15 Songkhran water festival. Approx 9 days in total.

    Starting from Phuket, the drive will take us along beautiful coastal beaches, coconut trees, wooden villages, small seafood stalls, small towns and crossing the narrow land stretch between the Amdaman sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

    This trip is for:
    1. Drivers only with a valid Singapore licence.
    2. Able to read and use Google maps.
    3. The cost of car rental, insurance, car parking, petrol and toll will be equally split among all participants. Estimate cost SGD 100 per day, split 4 participants.
    4. Each car will be 4 pax only. Each car will require to have two full time drivers.
    5. We will not be driving inter-towns after 6pm. However, we will drive at night around the town at night. Therefore, drivers should not have night vision difficulties.

    Start and end dates:

    1.  The start date will ne decided when all drivers decide, on a majority vote, on 15 Jan 2019.  Trip ends 9 days later.

    Rented cars:

    1.  Website: https://www.rentalcars.com/

    2. Start point: Phuket Airport (HKT).  You may chose to start from Phuket Town.

    3. End point: Donmuang, Bangkok. You may choose to end anywhere in Bangkok.

    4. Budget rental: SGD 30 – 50 per day. Decision to be made by the two drivers of each.  For planning, please use SGD 100 per day for 9 days for all driving expenses.

    Rooms:
    1. Hotel room will be advised for 1st night in Phuket only. Plse wait.
    2. All other nights will not be prebooked, and will be decided as we reach each town on a daily basis.
    3. Participants should note we will go for 2 or 3 star hotels twin share only, approx SGD 30-45 per room night.

    4. Non-driver participants. The front two drivers in each car will decide if and who they would take as non-drivers passengers.

    Besides shared car rental, petrol, toll, car park, and insurance, the back two passengers will pay an additional SGD 15 per person per day to a pool fund for dinner, as recommended by the treasurer.

    Unlike Chiangmai and North Thailand, this trip will see plenty of flat lands and long stretches of sea. Food wise, we can expect plenty of fresh seafood, southern thai food (spicy), both Chinese and Muslim style.

    Plse note ALL participants will have to do some planning and research. We won’t be on a guided tour but our own holiday free and easy drive.

    If you are interested, and meet the above requirements, please whatsapp me at +65 9489 4360. I expect to start planning in Jan 2019.

    Please indicate if going as driver or passenger. All back seat pessengers are on waiting list, subject to driver approved basis.

    Closing date: Max 4 cars only.

    Thank you.

    Terence Seah (EO)

    SilverHairsClub monthly gathering at Kallang Wave Sat 17 Nov 2018

    This Nov gathering will be held at Kallang Wave. Here’s the first information. The monthly gathering serves as a platform for members to meet new and more SilverHairs friends. More details will be added here.

    Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Venue: Kallang Wave (NTUC food court)
    MRT: Stadium station CC6 Exit A.
    Dress: as sporty as you like.
    Starting time: 3pm
    End time: 6pm

    After 6pm (watch for change in time), another activty will commence from Kallang Wave. Those interested in cycling can join DouglasC and AndrewK to rent a bic and cycle to Marina Barrage, a journey which is beautiful, scenic and refreshing.

    Those who wish to walk, you can also start from Kallang Wave, after the gathering at 6pm, and walk 3km to Marina Barrage. The tentative end point is Satay by the Bay.

    Members attending the gathering, please register here. Strictly members only.

    Terence Seah (EO)

     

     

    Attending:

    1.   Marie Nicole Chong
    2.   Bobby Bok
    3.   David Ong &
    4.   Lilian Chua
    5.   Martin Han
    6.   Doreen Chan
    7.   Melissa Khng
    8.   Stella Sheng
    9.   Daniel Chan
    10.   Thomas Loh
    11.   Richard Wong
    12.   Cath Yeo
    13.   Vivian Yong
    14.   Malyne Suen
    15.   Tony Ang
    16.   Steven Chan
    17.   Daisy Wee
    18.   Grace Kang

    Private invitations to members with the intention to offer investment schemes

    It has come to my attention that a number of members have been invited to private gatherings where the host and friends offer investment schemes to fellow members. Members are advised to be cautious with any investment schemes. And if members choose to go along the schemes, the decision and risks are yours.

    These schemes usually attract seniors and retirees who have some sum of money and who wish to maintain or increase their retirement funds.

    Members who are aware or have been offered such schemes can contact +65 9489 4360.

    Terence Seah

    Coming this way early 2019, a late night out together

    In the last 6 months, I have been thinking how I can make myself younger; at least feel younger. Even until today, I enjoy going out for different kinds of late night entertainment, from India to Vietnam to Cambodia, China and Bangladesh. Basically, I cannot sit still. The feeling of going back to the hotel after 1 or 2am with the heart still pumping at 90 beeps per min makes me feel satisfied after a day of dining and meeetings.

    Guys and ladies, many of us are retired. Some of us are busy helping our chldren with their kids. Of course, some of us are still working. But, the Club has also numerous members enjoying a good night out dancing and singing.

    SilverHairsClub has organised many dance events since 2005. We have our “One night in different cities” each year, and theme events. Very often, we have social dancing, a couple of ballroom dancing and line dancing. I am definitely a non-dancer, but I love a good night out. For many years, I find pleasure in bringing SHC members together. Music makes the world go round. And dancing and music always come together hand in hand.

    Unfortunately, I find social dancing too slow for me, maybe too complicated for the body to cordinate with the hands, hips and legs. Sometimes, I get very jealous watching dancers twist and turn. And if I ever try dancing, I finally get myself all tangled up. I appreciate Line dancing; but I have never been able to understand line dancing. But I will still support Line Dancing, as long as someone raises his/her hand to be the EO/EC.

    I like something hotter and younger. The above music video clip is just the beginning. If you like it, let me know. We will have a night out together. Let me know your thots and opinion.

    Please regster ypur interest here. Dont be shy.

    Terence Seah

    Obituary – Susan CH Tan’s son

    To a mother’s shock, losing her son cannot be more painful than anything else on this earth. Susan CH Tan’s son Gene Goh passed away this morning peacefully.

    Susan Tan is known to many SHC members. We offer her our support to go through this sad period.

    The wake is held at blk 227 Jurong East Street 21, spore 660227 until 12 Aug 3.30pm when Cortege leaves for Mandai.

    For those who can make it, let give our moral support to Susan Tan.

    Terence Seah