About Terence Seah

Founder

A properous and healthy Rooster year to all members

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,
The Rooster is here.  This bird wakes up early in the morning, way before most of us are up and running.  Sometimes, they get confused and start to crow at the wrong time of the day.  But roosters are strong birds.  Fighting cocks will jump, kick and claw, well only with another rooster.

I have rarely seen an old Rooster.  They always walk tall and upright.  They dont hunch, or limp.  The feathers are always bright and colourful.  So nice, if we can all be like roosters when we get older.

Let’s take this opportunity to wish one another “A happy, healthy and properous year ahead”.  To the many lucky members who are enjoying their retirement, let’s remember there are many other members who are still working or have to work after 67.
Look at all the elderly persons around us.  We will all be like them sometime soon.  For those who have annoyed us in 2016, let’s not hold the grudge.  Not always possible, but let’s try to forgive and forget.

And finally, if you are enjoy your Raw Fish salad, this picture and cheat sheet explanations may be useful while having Lo Hei.

Enoy the Rooster year.  Look forward to your participation in SHC.

Send your wishes to fellow members here.  We want to know you are still around.

Terence Seah
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A trip to Mumbai and Delhi Wed 1 Mar to Wed 8 Mar 2017

I am making a trip to India, Delhi and Mumbai during 1st half 1 to 8 Mar 2017. If you have not been to India, feel free to join me. The Taj Mahal, a wonder of intense love is a few hours from Delhi via car. Delhi is a modern city, with modern day traffic jams, huge monuments, underground shopping malls, and exotic India curries. This will be the 10 times, I will be going to the Taj Mahal, and we will stay over to marvel the Taj under the full moon.

Mumbai is the world’s Bollywood. Entertainment, discos, tall scrapers, beautiful sea views, and a population of more than 20 million people.

In India, you see a huge income divide. We can see large weddings, starting at 10pm and ending in the early hours of the morning. You will get to see slumps, thousands and thousands of poor people.

India will be the world’s next biggest production centre.

If you like to join this trip, it is likely we flying Sin/Mumbai/delhi/Sin. We can also do Sin/KL/Mumbai/Delhi/Sin. About 6 days.

Interested, just indicate your interest here.
Feel free to ask any Q.

Terence Seah

An unusual experience taking trains in Singapore

I think this is a good intro to Terence Seah. And, I encourage all of you to share more about yourself. I shall start. The story is embarassing.

Two days ago, I went to Bukit Batok station to meet a friend. From Hougang, I took the NE line to Outram Park and then connect EW line to Jurong East and then take the NS line to Bukit Batok station. It was easy.

After my meeting, I went back to Bukit Batok station to go home. I got into the train and sat down. 10 mins later, I realised that I just past Kranji station. Aiyah, I decided to carry on the journey passing Yishun and AMK. I was bored and fell asleep.

When I worked up, I realised my train had stopped and there was no one else inside. I got out and found that I was at Marina South Pier. The station look like a beautiful modern “ghost town” station. I waited and waited and finally a train arrived.

I took this NS line, connect at Dhoby Ghaut and then via the NE line to Hougang.

This is where I start to think about myself, train stations, and what it feels to have crossed 60. My purple card hit an error at the gates, so I went to info counter. The officer looked at me and asked me where I came from, and I reply “Bukit Batok”. He also asked me what I was doing inside the trains all the while. I thought this was a “trick” or “trying to be funny” question, but I calmly replied “waiting for trains at Marina South Pier”.

Then, the officer smiled and said “No problem, I shall reset your card”. As he led me to the gate, he asked me, “Sir, have you taken train before?

I was confused there and then. Did I really spent 2 hours inside the train network? Still unsure.

Terence Seah

The Rooster is coming; let’s come up with suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion

Traditionally, most of us would have now started to springclean our house.  Then, we start to think what we shall do for the family reunion dinner.  The next day, we would visit our parents, and we fight to figure out which relatives we like to visit.  We wait for invitations to visit colleaques and friends.  And, we anxiously wait for our children to come over with their children.  Not forgetting we enjoy exchanging oranges and give angpows.  We enjoy the goodies, the bak kwa and Green Spot drink.

As the year passed, some of our children feel it is better to spend this holiday to escape the tradition and chore of visiting relatives.  The cruise ships are full with bookings throughout this season, and family members explore going down under to Australia, a short trip to Bintam or regional Asean.  For many of us, Chinese New Year may now be different from what it was before when we were 16, 30 and 45.

At around this time, we think what event we can hold.  Usually, we land up with a sit-down round table lunch or dinner.  If the event meets our club’s objective, we can go for it.  I guess there are limitations at this time, and costs are likely to be high, and most people would have their plans.  But, we can still celebrate this Rooster year together.

Think of a gambling table, some satay or prata or even chicken curry.  Think a little further than Singapore. Maybe a country club function room. Maybe someone’s house or apartment.  How about dancing on a Sat afternoon?

If you have something in mind, share with us. Suggest a date, a place and cost.

Closing date for suggestions: Mon 23 Jan 2017.

Terence Seah

Merry Christmas to all SilverHairs

Dear fellow SHC members,

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, But, the very next day, you gave it away.  This year, I shall give it to someone special.  Merry Christmas.  Indeed, time flies.  Soon,, 2016 will go and a new year begins, 2017.

Some of us were members of SHC 10 years ago.  Today, many of us have made new and close friends, some very special.  We hope you will bring more members to the Club, and grow the SilverHairsClub.

Share your thoughts of the season to fellow SilverHairs.

Terence Seah

 

Retiring in Thailand

I have worked and lived in Thailand since 1999.  My wife is Thai and my son is Thailand.  Although I am a Singapore citizen, I enjoy the Thai culture, traditions, food and environment.  Thailand is a beautiful country, and I love travelling to many provinces and its cities and remote towns.
I am now 61 and am thinking of spending most of my balance days in Thailand.  When I started SilverHairsClub, the reasons then were to find like minded friends to live in Thailand too.  Now, 10 years later, I have the same dream.
There are many reasons to spend our retirement days in Singapore. But, more retirees are looking at spending time in nearby countries.  I can only focus on Thailand because this is where I had spent my last 20 years.
Thailand is a great place to spend our retirement days. You are invited to participate in discussions, and hopefully you can make your decision to stay in Thailand, just like I would in a few years time.

Feel free to join the discussion on Facebook or on this forum.

Terence Seah

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A poolside SilverHairsClub gathering Sat 14 Jan 2017

The Club had planned to hold a members only gathering at a condo poolside, sometime in Jan or Feb 2017. The date is now confirmed for Sat 14 Jan 2017, 12 noon to 1700 hrs.  We have booked the function room and the Karaoke room. The condo is conveniently located walking distance from DT3 Hillview train station. We are able to use the pool as one of our members Grace Ng lives there. Bring your sexy trunks and swimming costumes. Bathing facilities available around the pool. You can also suntan on the deck chairs around the pool.

The activity aims to provide a platform for members to meet one another and get to know one another better.  Details on the program are being worked but you are invited to contribute an event, if the condo management allows it.

A lunch buffet is being organised. Member Daisy Phua is assisting the organisation of the F&B.

Full Event fee: $25.

Early bird registration and payment before 31 Dec 2016 – $20

Plse make payment to Chris Chan POSB Savings Acct 542-10756-1. Payment update will be handled by Christina Chan.

If you think you can help with this activity, please raise your right hand. Thank you.

Terence Seah

Registration and pàyment list:

  1. Terence Seah – Pd.
  2. Grace Ng –  Pd. Registered for acrylic painting
  3. Stella Sheng  – Pd.
  4. Christine Teo – Pd.
  5. Adeline Yeo – Pd.  conducting a demo on acrylic painting
  6. Daisy Phua – Pd. food and beverage
  7. Steven Phua – Pd.
  8. Alan Ang – Pd.
  9. Ann Lim – Pd.
  10. Susan Tan CH – Pd.
  11. Jane Tan – Pd.
  12. Lily Ho – Pd.
  13. Lilian Teo – Pd.
  14. Doreen Ho – Pd.
  15. Moon Wong – Pd.
  16. Sam Goh (Ah Huat) – Pd.  Leading a laughter yoga session, 15-30 mins
  17. Jeffrey Gan – Pd.  providing us with music to soothe the afternoon.
  18. Mrs Irene Gan – Pd.
  19. Doreen Chan  –  Pd.
  20. Winnie Tan –  Pd.
  21. Joan Ang – Pd.
  22. Mega – Pd.
  23. SS James – Pd.
  24. Andrew Koh- Pd.
  25. Judy Lim – Pd.
  26. Bobby Yee – Pd.
  27. Clara Chay – Pd.
  28. Bessie Lam – Pd.
  29. Bess Neo – Pd.
  30. Irene Tan – Pd.
  31. Sarah – Pd $25.00 by ClaraC.  Will return $5.00
  32. Shireen Cheong – Pd.
  33. Nina Choo – Pd.
  34. Sally Tan SC – Pd.
  35. ChristinA Chan – Pd.
  36. Grace Kang – Pd.
  37. Audrey Tung – Pd.
  38. Eliza  Leong – Pd.

Below are those who register on/or after 01Jan2017, paid $25.00  —

  1. Kristy Quek  – Pd.
  2. Kristy’s helper  –  Pd.
  3. Wendy Lum  –  Pd.
  4. Michelle Sim  –  Pd.
  5. Wong Hong Jeng – Pd.
  6. Bobby Bok  –  Pd $20.00, to top up (see comments)
  7. Martin Han  –  Pd.
  8. Shawn Soh –  Pd.
  1. Closing date and time for registration and payment:  Tue 10 Jan 2017 2100 hrs.

Now is the best time to enjoy cool Thai season and culture

Most of Northern and Central Thailand are seeing dry and cool, even cold seasons.  It’s the time of the year when Thais enjoy seeping beer among the rice fields while eating spicy basil minced pork with sticky rice and tomyam kampong chicken.

It’s time to make a journey to Chiangmai, Nongkhai and the border province between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.  This is also the last rice harvesting crop of the year.  Almost everywhere, farmers cut Hom Mali rice, drying them before storing them for slow use throughout the year.  Rice is in abundance this year.

If you are planning to come to Thailand before 7 Jan 2017, give me a buzz.  We can have a few beers together.

Terence Seah

Pound had dropped since Brexit. Now, USD has climbed since Trump.

By now, many of us know that the MYR has fallen painfully for out Malaysian friends against the Sing dollar and the USD.

Further away, the Indian govt has just made 500 and 1000 rupee noted illegal tender.

Share what you think? And where will all this turmoil lead to?  Is this the Trump effect?

For members who have an interest in currency, impact of USD against the SGD, MYR and major currencies, feel free to join SHC WhatsApp discussion at 9489-4360.  Strictly on this topic only. This post and WhatsApp group will close 31 Jan 2017.

Please introduce yourself when joining WhatsApp.

Terence Seah

Got a surprise. I got myself admitted into the hospital

Some of you have called me, i shall share a fun story with you.

I went to Hougang polyclinic yesterday morning for a routine blood test. Staff was efficient and I got out within 1 hour.  Have to wait one week to follow up with doc for results. Sometime in the afternoon, I received many calls from a number I was unfamiliar.  Late yesterday, I returned the call, and it was from the critical results doc. She asked me to repeat my blood test at any A&E as my potassium level was critically high at 6.5.

So, I went to TTSH, my favourite hotel.  Even though I did not make an appointment with TTSH, the hospital already knew of my coming. I just showed them the hospital SMS, to make sure it is me.

Dracula took some blood and I was put on an ECG. To wait for the results, the nurse put me on a trolley and wheeled me to a waiting room.  An hour late, the doc explained that my potassium was still high and need to repeat. Test repeated and an hour later, it was confirmed potassium at 6.5.

The doc welcome me to stay at TTSH hotel for the night for further review.  Two giant tubes of medication injected into my blood stream. Gosh, it was painful, size of a large colgate toothpaste.

And the staff wheeled me to my room. Two hours later, I was sweaty and faintish. I pressed the button and my blood test now showed sugar level at 2.5. The hospital gave me some biscuits and my black coffee opium. Plus a cup of glucose water to bring up the sugar level which went back to normal at 6.5.

Had a good sleep, and now I have bread and coffee for breakfast.  Morning doc saw me and just told me I can stay one or two nights more at a discount. Good value, I couldn’t say no.

I shall update u on this post. My WhatsApp is 9489-4360.  No need to visit me, as technology is just as good.  I welcome you to communicate with me on this post.

Have a nice Sunday.

Terence Seah

Donald Trump attracts more Facebook readers than any other presidential nominee in American history

I  have been following up on Donald Trump since his name was first raised as a Presidential nominee.  He has raised many controversial topics and ideas but the latest and most talked about issue is “Locker room talk”.  There are more and I am sure most of you must have read something about them.

He makes sense on some issues which will change American history and global relations.  He worries the world with his TPP objection.  He talks across oceans with Russia, China, N Korea and Mexico.  He was blunt on sensitive subjects like race and religion.  He attacks previous and current Presidents.  Because of his enormous exposure to the business world, observers do think he can make America richer and wealthier.  Despite his seemingly positive outlook, his personal views on women have caused many supporters to drop supporting him as a Presidential candidate.

What’s your view?  Share your thoughts.  But please do not attack one another personally.  You can challenge the views or comments, but not the person.  Be sensitive when raising issues on race and religion.  As moderator of this topic, I will reserve the right to de-publish any comments on race and religion.

This post closes on 10 Nov 2016.

Terence Seah

Getting to do what I have always wanted to do, but just cannot seem to get it going right …. 

I am sitting now on an Air India flight to New Delhi.  This is an early morning flight, and after a short breakfast, I could see everyone around me sleeping, wrapped around a warm blanket. Zzzz.

Well, I cannot sleep, so my mind wonders. I think about the many friends and members whom I have met in the SilverHairsClub over the last 11 years. And I went further, pondering where we will be in the next 11 years.

Winding back quickly, I remembered how hard it was to get to find a few good friends to spend time together when we retire.  At that time, I was living and working in Thailand.  I then decided to move to Singapore but at that time, the financial markets crashed, and economic scenarios changed.  And from then, many Singaporeans over 45 lost their jobs. Full time employment was a thing of the past, and today, term employment contracts are common. But I was determined to bring SilverHairs together.  A wish till today.  And that’s how SilverHairsClub started.

A. In 2005, I took up advertisements in various media, and here’s my experiences and adventures starting the Club. One lady who today is very active in SHC met up with me.  I forgot whether she called me or I called her. But I met her over a coffee. During the chat or rather the interview, she questioned me on why I am starting a SilverHairsClub. She had doubts, not about the club but about the person who is starting a Club for seniors.  Her son must have warned her mum about getting involved with men or unfamiliar organisations. But I also remembered her saying her son did say, “go out mum”. I have to admit I had difficulty explaining the objectives of SHC. Yet, I decided to preservere, and make effort to build SHC as a platform for SilverHairs to come together and meet new and more friends.

B.  The Club grew quickly, and within a year, we had our 1st Dinner and Dance. A surprise indeed.  To continue…

Terence Seah

Ho Chi Minh City, Free & Easy, Thur 24 – 27 Nov 2016

A few of us have been toying with the idea of going to Ho Chi Minh City, free & easy.  In particular, SS James, Andrew and myself.

HCMC has many exciting attractions. The food is varied; especially street food. Beef noodles are every where. It’s most famous market is the Banh Tanh market.  The cars and motorcycles just don’t seem to hit you, even if you were to cross a 3-lane road blindfolded. Beer is about one dollar a bottle.

For those in the know, HCMC is famous for its cafe.  The ladies are somehow always slim, 28 inch waist.  With Grab bike, one can travel inside narrow lanes and markets.  And the day starts early for the Vietnamese.  And ends late too.

End Nov is cooler, and the weather likely to stay dry.

We can all meet in HCMC. We can have our own mini flexible itinery.  A private massage.  The dates have not been decided but it does not matter. We meet there.

For those who have been there, please recommend the hotel you have stayed before. Maybe near the famous market or Riverside.

Interested, let us know. I think it will be fun.  You can bring anybody along.

Terence Seah

Selling investment schemes to fellow SHC members is not allowed

It has come to my attention that some members of the Club are offering investment schemes to fellow members.  These members attend Club events and try to convince fellow members the benefits and rewards from investing in these schemes.

I am also aware that these members have misrepresented themselves as founding members of SilverHairsClub. SHC has been around for the last 11 years and founding members are well documented in the Club history.

This post serves to inform fellow members and those who are offering investment schemes that SHC does not allow the selling of these services in Club gatherings.  

If it should come to my attention again that these members continue to sell investment products or schemes within Club activities, the member involved will be taken off the Club membership immediately.

Please do take note.  SHC will continue to serve as a platform for SilverHairs to meet and make new friends.

Terence Seah

One night in JB, 8/9 July 2017

A video cotribution by MegaA as a kickstart to “One night in JB”.

We had a Dinner and Dance at KSL resort, JB some months ago.  The feedback was generally good, and this time again, towards the year-end, we shall have another event in JB, over a Sat/Sun.

Feedback from members suggested that transport from Singapore to the event is an important consideration for many members.

Feedback from dancers suggested that the dance floor needs to be big enough and suitable for dancing.

We had good feedback on the food, the rooms and the event proper, although some fine tuning is required to make the event more fun and enjoyable.

Feedback also indicated we can consider a venue change.  Besides KSL, we may consider the Double Tree Hilton hotel.  We are now confirmed to use KSL hotel and resort again.

Again,”One night in JB” promises lots of dancing, singing, good food and good companionship. This time around, the Club will target 40 pax, with a possibility of up to 200 participants.  We shall leak out more details as we form the committee.

You are invited to contribute your ideas and suggestions. The date has not been set but it will be Nov or Dec 2016 be around mid 2017. Transport from Singapore will be provided from Singapore via the 2nd Link, though optional if you wish to drive yourself or go on your own via the causeway.

If you like to join the club committee for this event, plse WhatsApp me at 9489-4360.

Terence Seah

Let’s give our best wishes on Singapore’s National Day

All SilverHairsClub members are more than 45 years, and we remembered Singapore since our independence day.
Today, our country has prospered; our kids have grown up and many of us are either nearing our retirement or have retired’

Every National Day, we bring back memories of National Day Parades, fireworks, the Padang and now Marina Bay. Today, we have songs to energise our younger generation and draw Singaporeans together.

Let’s wish Singapore “Happy Birthday”. Share your thoughts of your past \national Days and what you will be doing this National Day.

And here’s a song for everybody.

Terence Seah

Travel talkcock

Our forum tech guys have looked at reviving live chat.  The old chat apps was too cumbersome.  Here’s a new one.  Tell us what are your travel plans, the when’s, the excitement, the dates, etc. Interested travellers can then come together, agree on a time, and chat here.  If you are free, say the date and time, and when everybody comes together, just talkcock.

You can use Talkcock anything on the right column.

Let’s see and have fun.  Please respect other members’ views and comments.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub – Westend Singapore

One suggestion that came out from recent brainstorming ideas on “Bringing SHC to the next level” is to have a regular gathering for members who live in West Singapore.  Reason given was many of our activities are centred around the city or in the East.

We had a couple of gatherings in the West; but this gatherings did not continue due to a lack of follow-up.  Some members would like to continue with Westend gatherings; and I thought we can give this suggestion a kick again.

Past few gatherings were held at JEM or Jurong East, where JE MRT is located.  Please recommend a venue.  It does not have to be at JE, but as long as it is located where a MRT is, I guess the suggested venue will work.

From experience, it is difficult to mix retirees and part-time working members with full time working members.  So, we may need to have two gatherings; one on a weekday for retirees and one on a weekend for working full time members.

Thank you for the members who have met and contributed to this suggestion.  Look forward to suggestions of venues and date/time.

Terence Seah

 

Introduction of Whatsapp into SHC Forum

I have been told by my software guys that a Whatsapp Button has been installed into our Forum for use by members who are EOs or ECs.

However, I dont see the Whatsapp Button, and these tech guys tell me that only when using the mobile, then one can see the Whatsapp Button.  I am also not sure how it works.  If you have a chance to try this out, please share what you see and maybe how these works.

Terence Seah

Going to Desaru using Sam Goh’s services (Trip cancelled)

desaru beach

I love Malaysia, especially its beaches.  I too love Malaysian food.  Although I travel extensively within Asia, it seems I will not have enough of enjoying Malaysia’s countryside, food, beaches and other delights.

I like to give this a try, and that is to go to Desaru beach.  I discussed with Sam Goh and he is able to provide transport and bring us around Desaru.  He knows enough of Johore to be able to bring participants around.

  • Trip proper:  2D1N to desaru camping.
  • Date/time: Not agreed yet, but it will be 2D 1N.
  • Limited:  6 pax per trip.,
  • Pickup point:  JB Sentral
  • Return point:  JB Sentral
  • Petrol:  Sam tops up to full tank and will top up his tank on return.  Participants pay for petrol and toll.
  • Food:  All participants, exceopt driver, share in the food and drinks costs.
  • Hotel: Estimated at SGD 50 per night. Participants share costs of rooms.  Driver does not pay for the hotel room share.  He will share with me, if he does not snore.
  • Service fee:  SGD 10 per participant per day. For 2D1N, service fee per person is SGD 20.  If we go out for 3D2N, the fee is SGD 30 per pax.
  • Tent:  buy your own tent.  It costs around SGD 20, and you can use it when you join me regularly.

Please keep yourself updated here.  I shall announce the date soon.

Terence Seah

Participants:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Susan Tan
  3. James Tan
  4. Daisy Wee
  5. Stella Sheng
  6. Bobby Bok
  7. We will keep this list until confirmation.  A non-refundable deposit will be required mid July 2016.

Britain has exited the European Union. It’s now a fact. Why leave and How will this separation affect you?

EU

Many of us SilverHairs, now in our 50s and 60s, have been associated with Britain ever since we started our early education. We learn English, our laws are based on the English system, we go to London, Scotland for our holidays.Some of us send our kids to study in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.  In recent years, many SilverHairs have bought properties in Central London,  We saw the ups and downs of Britain; and many of us tracked the growth of the English empire, and its association with the European Union.

Yesterday, at noon, the shock came as Britains voted to exit the EU.  The financial markets tumbled, governments come out to stabilise their currencies and economies.  What’s next?  How will this BREXIT affect you?  What happens to your properties?  Your kid’s education? And how does this affect your business, your equities and your savings?

Let’s discuss and share your thoughts?  A turmoil few of us expect.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub July monthly gathering, Tue 26 Jul 2016

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The next SHC monthly gathering is now set to be held as follows. This is a good opportunity to meet new and old SilverHairs.  The old Hans Cafe at Upper pickering Street has been closed; and this is a good time to try the new Hans Cafe.

  • Date:  Tue 26 July 2016
  • Venue:  Hans Cafe, Chinatown Point, 33 New Bridge Road, #B2 – 34 & 36, Chinatown Point, Singapore 05941
  • Time:  1700 to 2100 hrs
  • F&B:  On your own account.
  • Menu https://www.hans.com.sg/menu
  • Menu local:  http://www.hans.sg/pages/call/24

Registration:  Please register your name here.  Bring along your name tag.

Strictly no discussion on sex, race, religion, direct selling and MLM.

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Laura Wee – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  3. Stella Sheng – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  4. Sue Chan – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  5. Ronald Lam – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  6. Mary Chan – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  7. Christina Chan – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  8. Ann Lim
  9. Frisna Tan
  10. Theresa Seow – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  11. Daisy Wee – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  12. Bernie Chung – 1 complimentary cloth SHC patch
  13. Shirley Tan *
  14. Teo Chin Hian *
  15. Steven Ang *
  16. Francis Rajaratnan M *
  17. Rose Chuang *
  18. June Ong *
  19. Jenny Liaw *
  20. Estee Oh *
  21. Jothi Dumont *
  22. Jacqueline Lim *
  23. Chris Leow *
  24. Sally Ang *
  25. SS James – One complimentary cloth SHC patch
  26. Andrew Koh – One complimentary cloth SHC patch
  27. Robert Ong – One complimentary cloth SHC patch
  28. Sam Goh (half Johorean) – One Complimentary cloth SHC patch
  29. Hwa Bee Gek – One Complimentary cloth SHC patch
  30. Lam HT – One Complimentary cloth SHC patch
  31. Bobby Bok – One Complimentary cloth SHC patch
  32. Jimmy Tsin – One complimentary cloth SHC patch
  33. Susan Sia – One complimentary cloth SHC patch
  34. Peri Liew – One complimentary cloth SHC patch
  35. Thomas Loh
  36. Steven Yuen – One complimentary cloth SHC patch (last piece)
  37. Susan CH Tan
  38. Karen Thio and Helper)
  39. ……………………………..)
  40. Wendy Lum
  41. Tony Ang
  42. Nina Choo
  43. Alan Ang
  44. Malyne Suen
  45. Victoria Tan

 

Registration Desk:

Susan Sia

Sam Goh

 

  1. SHC first logo patch

    SHC first logo patch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Fleamart has moved online. Go to facebook.com and search for Silverhairsclub fleamart

We have gone to facebook as a revamp of our online fleamart. Many members have their own facebook.  If you have something to sell, rent, exchange or give away, go into silverhairsclub fleamart.  Advertise all you want.   flea3Anything except MLM items.  Not for announcements of events, gatherings.

Have fun.

Terence Seah

Latest news: Sporeans do not need visa to enter Myanmar

Singaporeans now do not need visa to enter Myanmar. I am very happy with this news; so convenient to me now.

I am now planning to go to Yangon in July. with the new govt, open door policies and fast developments going on, this is a good time to see Yangon.

if you like to visit Yangon on a free & easy trip, you can join me. fly Sin/Ygn/Sin, stay in one of the 3 stars China town hotels, try Myanmese food and see Yangon before it becomes another modern Asean city.

Find your own room-mates, book your own flights, book your own hotels. we will meet one another there. No visa required.

Our PM Lee is in Yangon tomorrow.

let’s me know if you are interested to meet in Yangon.

Terence Seah

let’s celebrate Hari Raya Puasa this July

This year, Hari Raya Puasa is on Wed 6 July 2016. It is a public holiday, and is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan month of fasting. It is also known as the festival of Eid or as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Hari Raya means the ‘grand day of rejoicing’ and, in Singapore, it is a big Muslim festival that recognises the demonstration of self-restraint during Ramadan, and symbolises purification and renewal. It is a time of forgiveness and children often visit their parents. From the 20th day of Ramadan, oil lamps are lit in homes until the end of the festival. For Hari Raya Puasa, people decorate their homes and put on new clothes. The men wear Baju Melayu (a loose shirt with trousers) with kain samping (a short sarong), while the Baju Kurung is often worn by women. Early in the day on Hari Raya Puasa, Muslims go to the mosques for prayers. During the afternoon, families and close friends gather together for a thanksgiving feast where forgiveness and blessing is sought from one another. Duit raya, green envelopes containing gifts of money, are often given to children and the elderly then everyone enjoys the food specialties such as beef rendang, satay, ketupat and lontong followed by cookies, cakes, biscuits, sweets and pineapple tarts. The customary greeting is ‘Selamat Hari Raya’, and celebrations of Hari Raya Puasa extends for three days, up to a month.

We have not had a Hari Raya Puasa celebration and gathering before, and I am thinking this year, we shall hold one event during the month of July.
Let’s open to members for ideas.  We shall firm our ideas by 30 Jun 2016.
Terence Seah

Let’s bring the Baycity Rollers to SHC

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. They were worldwide teen idols.

In 1973, “Saturday Night” was produced for the band. By early 1975, The Baycity Rollers saw a successful UK tour, which prompted newspaper headlines about the rise “Rollermania”.  Bay City Roller fans had a distinctive style of dress,comprising calf-length tartan trousers and tartan scarves. In 1976, the group released “I Only Want to Be with You” which I am sure many Silverhairs have heard and danced to.

Where were you then?  In school, just finishing your National Service, dating your first love or feeling sweet 16.  Let’s bring back memories of the mid 70s.  English songs, pop music, London, Edinburgh, top UK charts, SATURDAY night and I only wanna be with you.

Yes, we should have a band and teeny idol singers to match.  And an English setting at the British Club to bring back the atmosphere.  And, our guests will be anybody and everybody over 45.

This is still a dream.  And if you share in the same dream, please share your thoughts.

MARLENA

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub gathering, Tues 14 Jun 2016

June2016 meeting

It’s been sometime since we have the monthly gathering.  We had Hans Cafe, but that place was gone long ago.

  • Date: Tues 14 Jun 2016 (confirmed)
  • Time: 1730 – 2030 hrs (confirmed)
  • Venue:  You make a suggestion on this forum; and we will choose from one of the recommendations. close to MRT.  Available F&B.  Can be a Food court, a huge KOK room, need not have tables, standing room is ok, a rooftop, a BBQ area.  Members’ call.
  • Confirmed venue:  http://www.tampines1.com.sg/stores/aone-claypot-house/
  • Closing date to recommend venue:  31 may 2016.

Keep in touch.

Terence Seah

ST May 2, 2016 reports that our govt is going all out to help but workers have to step too

work1    work2

All of us are in the seniors group.  Some of us need to work, while others can manage through.  I thought that some of the current schemes are interesting and I would like to hear if you have other views or options besides putting retirees through training programmes.

The brighter side reports solar power companies and IT giants may be able to offer up to 30,000 jobs by 2020.  And the Career support program for PMETs retrenched.

Personally, I do not support retrenchment insurance.  We hear of the need for companies to be more creative and be the disruptor In recent years, new business models have disrupted existing ones and improved the lives of consumers.

This Post is intended to hear your views and hopefully some of your ideas will be picked up by fellow readers.  As I said, some of us need to work, others don’t.

Please do not finger point any person or political party or Govt body.  Stick strictly to ideas and suggestions.

Terence Seah

 

Room reservations at KSL IN 23 Apr OUT 24 Apr 2016

We have now almost completed our target of 80 pax for our D&D Cabaret Night 3 on 23 Apr 2016.

Hotel room bookings are now open.  Closing date and payment:  30 Mar 2016.  All bookings with KSL hotel will be handled by SS James who is our liaison man with KSL hotel.  Our corporate rates are:

Room category
OPTION 1: Superior (Double/twin) RM 258 Nett per room, per night (with 2 breakfast)

OPTION 2: Superior (Double/twin) RM 208 Nett per room per night (without breakfast)

* Room guests have free access to dinosaur water theme park.

* Members may stay in any other hotels of their choice. Members can also book through any other channels.

* If booking through SHC, payment will be in cash and in RM only.
Bookings and payments closed on 30 Mar 2016.

Booking confirmation:

  1. SS James           6 + 1 rooms (all without breakfast)
  2. Andrew Koh        1 room (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD50)
  3. Terence Seah     1 room (without breakfast)
  4. Judy Lim             3+1  rooms (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD200)
  5. Ann Lim              2 rooms (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD100)
  6. Daniel Chan        1  room (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD50) 
  7. Rose White         1 room (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD50)
  8. Cecilia Lim          1 room (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD50)
  9. Lydia Chin           2 rooms (without breakfast) (Will pay in cash to Terence)
  10. Bobby Bok          1 room (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD50)
  11. May Woo            2 rooms (without breakfast) (Paid deposit of SGD100)
  12. .    23 rooms todate.

Please hurry to do your hotel rooms booking now.  If you are lookiing for a partner, please make your reqest here. A number of members will be staying 3 pax per room, altho the hotel will only provide for 2 pax only.

Entrance to Dinosaur theme water park is free, for hotel guest.

Dinosaur Water Theme Park

Terence Seah