Theme Party – High School Prom Nite of the 60s/70s

I am getting very kan cheong because of the flurry of activities planned for members.

I thought I better get the act going before members are all booked out.

Yours truly will be the EO for the Prom Nite.  One of my CO-EO is non other than our hilarious and full of ideas guy, Henry Yip.  We are on the look out for more CO-EOs to come on board to form a committee and help make the party worth waiting for.  Quote from Robinsons’.

We are also on the look out for venues suitable for this theme party.  I have made several enquiries so hang on there.  However, we welcome suggestions.

We are kicking off by giving you an idea of what it is going to be.  But be assured, it will be a blast!

  • Theme:        High School Prom Nite of the 60s/70s
  • Date:           May/June/July 2011 – will confirm once venue is found
  • Time:           7pm to midnite (or 1am)
  • Venue:        Still looking
  • Dinner:        Buffet Style
  • Pax:             Target 100 (party will still go on even if we dont meet the # set after dateline)
  • Music:         "live" band with canned music between sets
  • Activities:    Dancing, Games, Prom Prince and Princess,  Rock & Roll Dance Competition (may
                       change type of dance), etc
  • Dress:         Ladies – Pretty frocks with flare skirts, fluffy petticoats, wrist flowers, hair bands, hot
                       pants, retro – whatever turns you on!

                       Guys – Bell bottoms, body hugging shirts, shirt and tie, "curry puff"
                       hair, skinny
     pants,  hipster pants – anything that makes you "hot"
  • So dust off the frock, coif that curry puff and get ready for a 60s/70s revival!  A High School Prom that will be heavy on the Brylcreem and nostalgia.  Book a partner for this special night.  No partner? No worries.  Just come and enjoy with your friends in SHC.
  • So get ready to party!!emoticon

  • In the mean time, you may want to put your name down for this mega event.  Payment will only be required two months prior to the date of event.

    Stay tuned for more news!

    Carly

ENGLISH CONCERT – YO!! the YOUNG & ORIGINAL CONCERT

Hi Everyone

There is another concert coming up.  The information is below

English Concert -YO!! the Young & Orignal Concert – FREE!!!!emoticon

Venue          Singapore Management University, Campus Green

Date/Time    20 Aug 2010

                    08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Performers   The Great Spy Experiment, Tania, Leena Salim, Gypsy featuring Mel and Joe Ferdinands, Wendi
                     Koh, former members of The Flybaits and The X-periments, just to name a few.

Hosted by     Hamish Brown

Anyone interested, please make your own way there. Hope to see you there.

P.S. – I think its wise to bring water-proof mats cos we have to sit on the grass.  There will be food stalls selling a variety of goodies or you may bring your own picnic basket.

ENJOY! emoticon

Cheers

Carly

D & D at Orchid Country Club on 9 August 2010

Hi Everyone

I am in the party mood.  A friend just informed me about the above which will be held at the club’s Grand Ballroom.

Place:                Orchid Country Club Grand Ballroom

Date:                 9 August 2010

Time:                 7pm to 1am

Dinner:              7 Course Chinese Dinner by Peach Garden

Prices:                $180, $150 and $120

Corkage:           $25 per bottle of alcohol

Dress Code:      Casual Smart

Performers:       Impersonators of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison. (Have watched their videos

                          and they sound like the original)

Performances by the above and lots of good music by Matthew and the Mandarins to dance to.

There will be free shuttle service to and fro Yishun MRT Station and the Club at 15 mins interval.

I am the coordinator for this event.

Anyone who would like to join me, please write to my email caroline.gee23@gmail.com

Its worth paying cos I have been to performances by impersonators at concert venues and they are really good.  And usually, you get only one at a time and only for slightly less than the prices above with no dinner.  This time I get 4-in-1, three artistes and dinner.

Would love to have some company.

 

Cheers

Carly

New Year’s Eve D & D

Hi All

I have made reservations for myself for the above.  If anyone is interested to join me, please write to me on my email address at caroline.gee23@gmail.com.

  • Date:          31 December 2010
  • Time:           8pm to 2am
  • Venue:        Singapore Swimming Club Ballroom
  • Cost:          $135 (for non-members of the club – early bird 10% disc if booked before 1 Oct 2010)
  • Entertainment:  Live Band music (Vernon Cornelius and former Quests and Black Jack members and one half of the Blue Diamonds and others.

I am the coordinator for this event. I hope I am not breaking any SHC rules.

Cheers

Caroline Gee

ROAD SHOW on Saturday, 5 June 2010 – Performance by Speedway (70s/80s Popular Rock Band)

I was informed by our pantry items supplier that there will be a road show where they will be introducing some sugar product.  And that Speedway, a very popular rock band in the 70s/80s will be performing for about an hour at the Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City from 8pm.

The band will be getting together specially for this performance.

The show is FREE!  Do not miss it.  As I am one of their many fans,  I will be there.

Those who are interested, do make your way there as this is one of the rare occasions when the band performs.

I am not touting nor advertising.  Just want to share the information with my fellow members who enjoy "live" music.

Cheers

Carly

Bali – 27 Oct to 2 Nov 2010

I have booked to travel to Bali on the above dates.

Jetstar is having promo prices for their tickets to selected destinations. Sale ends tomorrow but may be extended.  You can always wait out and see if the sale continues if you are too late.

If anyone happened to have booked the same departure and return dates as mine, and if you wish to travel together with me, pls write to me email at caroline.gee23@mail.com

Or if you have plans to travel to Bali, you can join me if you like. Just book your own tickets.  But if there is no interest, its fine and I can go solo.

Sorry for the late posting as I tried several times in between work but have been unsuccessful.

Cheers

Caroline Gee

Chinese New Year – When I was a young girl

I am baking my sugi biscuits.  While they are in the oven, I thought its a good time to share my thoughts.

I remember how I spent my Chinese New Year when I was young. By starting this thread, I am hoping to hear from you what customs, tradition, beliefs and superstitions your parents had when celebrating CNY.

My family was very poor then.  My dad was a baker and he barely made enough money to feed my mum and their seven chiildren.  We had dark sauce with rice and if mum has a little more to spare, then we get eggs with rice. 

We love Chinese New Year because no matter how tight our finances were, we would still have chicken, fish, rice and chup chye.  This is a once a year feast so we ate our fill.  I remembered mum buying a crate of Green Spot – I love that orange juice.  Maybe at that time, we were so hard up, everything tasted good.

Mum would make her Hainanese snacks and goodies.  We had "Hee How" – this is a pinky size dough deep fried and coated with frosting and "Ho Gong" – rice bubbles with roasted peanut and caramel.  I used to help mum mak them but its a pity I did not note down the recipes cos it was old school style where everything was a handful, or a pinch or thumb size type of measurement.

I think the most popular person during the period prior to CNY day had to be the Bibi who lived a few doors away from us.  She was very good at making all the Nonya goodies and one of her favourites was Kuih Bolu.  During those days, there was only the cast iron mould and charcoal stove.  As with most Bibis, the QC standards for their kuihs were high. The kuihs would be discarded if they were found to have the slightest burn on them.  My neighbour will bake her kuih bolu with bits of glowing charcoal in the stove and on top of the mould so that there will be even distribution of heat. 

There were many children in the neighbourhood and when Bibi is making her kuih, we would hang around her backyard where she does her baking. Then when she lifts the mould cover to check, the children will chant "hangus" (charred) and when she exclaims "alamak", we would charge forward with toothpicks in our hands and poked at the Bolu and went to one corner to savour our "catch" and Bibi would say cilaka!

My eldest sister would be in charge of cutting our hair and making our clothes.  She had limited knowledge of hairstyling or tailoring.  We always prayed very hard before we let her cut our hair. No matter what style we asked for, we always get the "coconut head" hairstyle.  Our hair looked like a bowl had been placed on our head and it looked like whoever was responsible just used the scissors and go round, following the rim of the bowl.

Our dresses were not any better.  Mum would buy a bale of cotton (cheaper this way) and we got to choose our pattern. It waseither pockets or a bow (bows).  I loved my bows, 3 of them in a row on my chest.  So pretty 🙂

We dont get to keep our hongbaos.  We were instructed on the eve that we were supposed to hand them over to mum as soon as we got them so that mum could recyle the money 🙁  So sad that telling this brings tears to my eyes.  Not that I am sad that I dont get to keep the money, more so that mum must have wished that she could afford for us to keep what were given to us.

Those days, we had fire crackers and we were usually awake from eve through midnight and at the stroke of midnight, mum will unwrap sweets (the sweetest type she can find at the stores) and stuff them into our mouths before we can utter any word as it is believed that in this way, only sweet words and good things will come out from our mouth.

No matter how poor or how hard life was then, my sisters and I enjoyed our childhood days.  We appreciate very much we have today.  When things get tough now, we tell ourselves that life was tough when we were young but we dealt with all the blows that came our way and survived. if anything goes wrong like if I drop my purse and loses some money, or if I break something, I tell myself "buang sueh" – meaning to throw away the bad luck.

Oooooh my sugi biscuits are out of the oven and they are very happy.  Why, cos they are all bursting will smiles like what you see on huat kuihs (steamed sponge cakes).  Tasted one and its yummylicious.

I hope to be like my sugi biscuits – happy as can be.

Xin Nian Kuai Le and Gong Xi Fa Cai and Shen Ti Jian Kang and Wan Shi Ru Yi

Cheers

Caroline Gee

D & D On a Cruise Ship

How about having our next Dinner and Dance on board a cruise ship.

Killing two birds with one stone.  No need to worry about venue, menu etc.

I have never been on a cruise ship and have always wanted to try it at least once.  Maybe a two nights cruise to KL or Penang or somewhere lah.

So if the "boss" says its good idea, then I wish someone will volunteer to run the show.

Any takers?

Caroline Gee

A Day In JB

Just wanted to share my experience on a solo trip to Johor Bahru by bus.

This trip was a last minute thing so I could not find any kaki to go with me.

I decided to leave the car at home and take the bus route on this trip.

I set off at 7.15am on Saturday, 28 March morning.  Took a bus to Parkway Parade bus stop to catch the 966 Trans Island bus to Woodlands Bus Interchange.  From there, I board service number 911 to the Woodlands Checkpoint.

Breezed through custom and immigration. Then I boarded SBS 170 and went over to JB.   Breezed through custom and immigration again.  Walked across the bridge to City Square.  It was still closed as it was only 9.30am. Had to do a detour to the taxi stand.

Walked to the taxi stand and went to the hairdressing salon and the ride costs me RM6.  I went for breakfast of wanton mee first. I love the noodles swathed in the black sauce and chilli.  And loads of pickled green chili.  A pity the coffee shop does not serve teh C.

After brekkie, I went to get a two-hour massage (RM100) and my hair washed and coloured (RM60).

I took a 15min brisk walk to the Lien Ho shopping complex (thats where I get my cheongsam done) and did some window shopping.  Had a plate of fresh fruits and did my walkabout after that.  It was already 2pm and time for lunch.  I decided to walk down to the famous bak kut teh shop.  Had a pot (comes in small clay pots) of the soup.  Ordered a serving of chicken cooked in ginger and wine.  After the bak kut teh, I had to da bao the whole serving cos the soup was a big serving. Lunch cost RM14.30 (including a bowl of rice).

I decided to buy three of the paper wrap herbal chicken (RM13 each) which my daughters and my nieces and nephews enjoy.  Then I made my way to the main road.  Boarded bus 10B which took me back to City Square.  I decided to walk the mall for an hour.  By then, it was already 5pm and I was tired with all the walking.  I headed home.  It was a breeze through again and then I boarded  SBS 170 back to Singapore.

This is when the drama begins.  Immigration, no problem until I reached the custom.  I placed my back pack and my carrier bag to be scanned. Then the officer spotted my chickens and told his colleagues to search my bag.  Then she pulled out the chickens and it went like this:

Officer:  Do you know its an offence to bring in chickens into Singapore.

Me:       Yes, I know but my sisters always buy me this chicken when they go to JB (I forgot they went by car)

Officer:  You mean you knew it is an offence and you still do it.

Me:       Yes, I mean no.  I thought if it is cooked and with herbs some more, its ok to bring it over.

Officer:  No you cannot whether its raw or cooked.  I have to throw the chickens away.

Me:       (Then my eyes started to turn red and tear – the hum bao cry baby).

Officer:  Dont cry when I am talking to you (not serious reprimanding tone).

Me:       (I started to cry)Its very malu to cry but the chickens cost me RM39 and its a lot of money.  I have many children at home and  the chicken was their dinner.  And I kept saying the chicken cost a lot.

Officer:  (Turns to her colleague) Apa macam, dia menangis.  (Turns to me) Next time you cannot bring chicken in again.

Me:       I promise next time I wont do it again.  If I do, you can summon me.  But please dont throw my chickens away.

Officer:  This time I let you go but dont let me catch you buying chicken back because I will send you straight to the office.

Me:       Thank you thank you very much.

I grabbed my bag and ran as fast as I could before she changes her mind.  The more I think about the what if’s, the more scared I am.

I took 911 to my sister’s place to give her two chickens and brought the third one home for my girls. By the time I reached home, it was 7.45pm.

I am telling my story so as to warn those intending to bring in chicken, dead or alive, to think carefully.

It was an eye opener and an adventure for me.

I am thinking of doing it again, I mean my solo trip to JB, minus the chickens heee!

Cheers!

Caroline Gee

SHC Dinner & Dance Update 2

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED…. FULL!!!!

Dear Friends

An update on our 2nd D&D  http://www.silverhairsclub.com/SHC/2ndD&D.jpg

Date   :  29 March 2008 (Saturday)

Time   :  6pm to 1am (fantastic!)

Theme: "GLAMOUR & GLITZ NIGHT" 

Venue: The Pines (Grand Ballroom)
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_14962/travel_site_25855/

Menu  :  International Buffet (round table setting for 10 pax each)

with free flow of soft drinks.  Beer can be purchased from the bar.

Corkage : Waived (even more fantastic!)  emoticon

Price  :  S$45 per pax nett

Committee Members:
Caroline Gee        –  Event Organiser
Dolly Lim              –  Assistant Event Organiser
Ah Nee                 – Decorations/Prizes
Dennis Wee         – Decorations/Social Dance
Andrew Yeung      – Registration/Line Dance
Chian Wah            –  Venue & Menu
Dan Huang            –  Photography/Social Dance 
Lily Ho                  – Programme/Social Dance
Norlinda               –  Decorations/Prizes
Oi Cheng              –  Registration/Line Dance/Prizes
Tan Boon Liang    –  Games
Yew Kwong          –  Treasurer

 
Prizes (Sponsors)
AnnLim                    –  one unit mini food processor – received with thanks
Bessie Lam              –  multiple game and table prizes – received with thanks
Lily Ho                     –  one bottle of wine + one 18L Multi Purpose Rice Cooker – received with thanks
Ron Oz                     –  one bottle of wine
Dolly Lim                  –  one bottle of wine – received with thanks

Catherine Yeo          –  one unit oven toaster – received with thanks
Dan Huang                –  one set of tupperware and door gift – received with thanks
 
Norlinda                    –  one set of Correlle Dinner Ware – received with thanks
Mary Lee (Perth)      –  four sets of Emu oil products – received with thanks
Terence Seah           –  one Borders Gift Card and one SHC T-shirt
June Lim                  –  one $50 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves voucher – received with thanks
Sophia Lim               –  one bottle of Moutao wine
Andrew Kuan           –  one bottle of wine
Peggy Ho                 –  one bottle of French wine – received with thanks
Grace Kok                –  one set Crystal Ware – received with thanks
Oi Cheng
                 –  several items – received with thanks
Ron & Alice Lai       –  several items – received with thanks
Gwyneth                –  one bottle of air flown perfume
Robert & Kristy      –  one $50 Takashimaya voucher – received with thanks
Jenny Leong          –  one scented pillow set – received with thanks
Lydia Chin              –  one unit orange juicer – received with thanks
Rosalind Koh          –  one unit slow cooker
Lina Ng                   – one set of Kukeri silicon kitchen ware & one piece Arnold Palmer Polo Golf T-shirt
 – received with thanks.

Alicia Lim                 – A set of toiletries.

 

Registered & Paid up

  1. Caroline Gee
  2. Mary Chan
  3. Bira
  4. Eileen Lee
  5. Terence Seah
  6. Norlinda
  7. LH Jie
  8. Dennis Wee
  9. Wendy Goh
  10. Dolly Lim
  11. Lily Ho
  12. Lee Ah Nee
  13. Gwyneth Lee
  14. Andrew Yeung
  15. Catherine Yeo
  16. Dan Huang
  17. Robert Quek
  18. Kristy Quek
  19. Molly Chua
  20. Susan Chang
  21. Ann Lim
  22. Lum Oi Cheng
  23. Lee Peng Peng
  24. June Lim
  25. John Howe
  26. Grace Kok
  27. Lina Ng
  28. Charles Wee
  29. Peggy Ho
  30. Christina CL Chan
  31. Lisa Ong
  32. Veronique
  33. Ann To
  34. Alice Teo
  35. Sunny Yeow
  36. Tan Boon Liang
  37. Eliza Chua
  38. Nina Gan
  39. Anthony Lee
  40. Paul Leong
  41. Jenny Leong
  42. Catherine Chong
  43. Lilian Lee
  44. Philip Ong
  45. Anne Ng
  46. June Chin
  47. Jonathan Ong
  48. Eileen Ong
  49. Eyvonne Chew
  50. Linda Chang
  51. Ron Lai
  52. Alice Lai
  53. Rene Leong
  54. Ron Oz
  55. Ang AnnSiong
  56. Angie Ng
  57. Cecilia Lim
  58. Pearlynn Tan
  59. Janet Low
  60. Jennifer Ong
  61. Wana Tay
  62. Loh Yew Kwong
  63. Judy Lim
  64. Iflyna Gee
  65. Joyce Tan
  66. Joy Chuang
  67. Annie Foong
  68. Helen Tan
  69. Xiang Xiang
  70. Jimmy Foong
  71. James Chan
  72. Andy Saw
  73. Tin Jiah
  74. Teresa Lee
  75. Hamidah Ishak
  76. Lina Tan
  77. Joyce Koh
  78. Irene Lim
  79. Goh Siew Geok
  80. Rena Wong
  81. Roland Tong
  82. Margaret Lee
  83. Diana Lye
  84. Catherine Chan
  85. Judy Tan
  86. Janet Loo
  87. Sophia Lim
  88. Alfred Ang
  89. Andrew Tan
  90. Catherine Gee
  91. Rosalind Koh
  92. June Leon
  93. Jessie Teo
  94. Rosna Rauaee
  95. Cecelia
  96. Steven Chan
  97. Jocelyne Giam
  98. Angela Vander Straaten
  99. Ronald Wie
  100. Chew Soh Hong
  101. Helen Quek
  102. Sheila Oliveiro
  103. Susan Chan
  104. Douglas Chan
  105. Doreen Ng
  106. Bernadette Chung
  107. Jackie Chin
  108. Rose Yong
  109. Tan Chian Wah
  110. Lydia Chin
  111. Richard Yee
  112. Lawrence Khan
  113. Janet Chan
  114. Jenny Ho
  115. Kenneth Tan BK
  116. Helen Wong
  117. CJ
  118. Cynthia Ong
  119. Margaret Tian
  120. Grace Tay
  121. Kala
  122. Ismail Elias
  123. Richard Kwok
  124. Nellie Wong
  125. Bill Cheong
  126. Agnes Low
  127. Fred Heng
  128. Amy Ko
  129. Andrew Kuan
  130. Aileen Kuan
  131. Alicia Lim
  132. …………………CLOSED……………….  

2ND SHC DINNER & DANCE – Update 1

Dear Friends

An update on our 2nd D&D  http://www.silverhairsclub.com/SHC/2ndD&D.jpg

Date   :  29 March 2008 (Saturday)

Time   :  6pm to 1am (fantastic!)

Theme: "GLAMOUR & GLITZ NIGHT" 

Venue: The Pines (Grand Ballroom)
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_14962/travel_site_25855/

Menu  :  International Buffet (round table setting for 10 pax each)

with free flow of soft drinks.  Beer can be purchased from the bar.

Corkage : Waived (even more fantastic!)  emoticon

Price  :  S$45 per pax nett

Payments to be made either through ATM Transfer or Internet Banking to
Loh Yew Kwong POSB Current Account 796-03473-4.
  Please note that payment made is non-refundable.  However, under special circumstances, a request for transfer may be considered on a case by case basis.  Thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding

To avoid disappointment, please register and make your payments by :

18 February 2008. We will close at 150 registered and paid pax.

Committee Members:
Caroline Gee        –  Event Organiser
Dolly Lim              –  Assistant Event Organiser
Ah Nee                 – Decorations/Prizes
Andrew Yeung      – Registration/Line Dance
Chian Wah            –  Venue & Menu
Dan Huang            –  Photography/Social Dance 
Lily Ho                  – Programme/Social Dance
Norlinda               –  Decorations/Prizes
Oi Cheng              –  Registration/Line Dance/Prizes
Rene Leong         –  Games

Tan Boon Liang    –  Games
Yew Kwong          –  Treasurer

 

Prizes (Sponsors)
AnnLim                    –  one mini food processor
Bessie Lam              –  multiple game and table prizes
Lily Ho                     –  one bottle of wine + one 18L Multi Purpose Rice Cooker
Ron Oz                     –  one bottle of wine
Dolly Lim                  –  one bottle of wine 

Catherine Yeo          –  one oven toaster
Dan Huang                –  one set of tupperware and door gift
 
Norlinda                    –  one set of crystal wine glass
Mary Lee (Perth)      –  three sets of Emu oil products
Terence Seah           –  one Borders Gift Card and one SHC T-shirt
June Lim                  –  one $50 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves voucher
Sophia Lim               –  one bottle of Moutao wine
Andrew Kuan           –  one bottle of wine
Peggy Ho                 –  one bottle of French wine
Grace Kok                –  Crystal Ware
Oi Cheng
                 –  several items
Ron & Alice Lai
       –  several items
Gwyneth                –  a bottle of air flown perfume
Registration starts now :  Hurry !  emoticonRegistered and paid up

  1. Caroline Gee
  2. Mary Chan
  3. Bira

  4. Eileen Lee

  5. Terence Seah

  6. Norlinda

  7. LH Jie

  8. Dennis Wee
  9. Wendy Goh

  10. Dolly Li
  11. Lily Ho