Monthly Walk : A Rustic Park Experience

Date: Saturday, 8 June 2019

Time: 4.15pm sharp

Meeting Place : Use Exit C from Punggol Mrt Station to Punggol Bus Interchange (Berth 5 Bus Service 84)

Duration: approx 2.5hrs

ECs: Veronica Wong & Mary Tan

Discover the rustic charms of Coney Island or Pulau Serangoon, home to a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. In keeping with the ideal of environmental sustainability, the signs, seats and even the boardwalk on the island are made from Casuarina timber from uprooted trees. Coney Island Park still feels like a world away from urbanity.

We will walk along the Promenades paved areas to enjoy the views of passing ships and Johor’s shoreline. Take photo at the famous Coney Island gate. Stroll along the earth paths, exploring the forest and mangrove habitats. Opportunities to observe and try spotting wildlife or listen to the chirping of birds. If you encounter any animals, keep a safe distance from them, do avoid approaching them. Do not feed the monkeys, or hold any plastic bag and water bottle when visiting the park. We move on to the beach areas which provide a nice seaside break after sweating out on walking.

Walk will end back at the Western Entrance. For those who wish to have dinner, there are eateries at the nearby Punggol Settlement.

Tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable walk ………………..
Dress comfortably, advisable to wear long pants and covered walking shoes; bring drinking water to stay hydrated; wear a hat, put on sunglasses and apply sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun; apply insect repellent if you are prone to insect bites; bring umbrella or raincoat.

Walk Team: ChristinA Chan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan and Linda Chua

Come, join us and enjoy the experience. Those coming, register soonest!

  1. Andrew Koh
  2. Stella Sheng
  3. Ong Chew Teck
  4. Yap Siew King
  5. Doris Tan
  6. Graham Smith
  7. Gingko Tay
  8. Peter Goh
  9. Yoong Chin
  10. Dolly Lim
  11. Caroline Gee
  12. Ron Teo
  13. Bernie Chung
  14. Lilian Kwan
  15. Jenny Lim
  16. SK Chua
  17. Henry See
  18. Ronald Lee
  19. Alex Chan
  20. Catherine Lim
  21. Susan Tan
  22. James Tan
  23. Grace Kang
  24. Shawn Soh

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

GENTING CRUISE PRIVATE SPECIAL EVENT for everyone

This booking is closed. It is fully booked due to the popular demand of celebrities, Jack Neo and Team’s performance

We apologise for the inconvenience caused

Join our local comedians “CELEBRITIES JACK NEO  AND TEAM

on a 3D2N BINTAN CRUISE, 14 June 2019

As this period falls under mid-season, during school holidays and this rare opportunity; we are organising for members, friends and families, to have interesting fun with our local celebrities. Register as early as possible to avoid fully book. Closing date 8 June 2019

Above fares are already discounted with S$200.00 per cabin
  1. EO/EC: Doreen Chan
  2. Not applicable for cruise members as you will be invited by Genting Cruise

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

SHC May monthly gathering, Sat 18 May 2019

Most of our monthly gathering have been held on weekdays in the city area for the convenience of working members.

We shall move East this time, and we hope to bring in more members who live in the East, and who have time during weekends.

Date: Sat 18 May 2019

Time: 2pm to 5 pm

Venue: Koufu Sengkang General Hospital, 110 Sengkang E Way, #01-21, Singapore 544886.

Nearest MRT: Sengkang

This koufu foodcourt is clean and spacious. I look forward to your coming.

Please register your coming below:

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. David Ong
  2. Lillian Ong
  3. Howard Yong
  4. Stella Sheng
  5. Alan Ang
  6. Jenny Lim
  7. Lee Ah Nee
  8. Ong Chew Teck
  9. Yap Siew King
  10. Doris &
  11. Graham Smith
  12. Chan Keng Ngee
  13. Leon Lau
  14. Christine Teo
  15. Paul Phua
  16. Sharon Lim
  17. Terence Seah
  18. Andrew Lim
  19. Agnes Lim
  20. Dolly Lim
  21. Richard Lean
  22. Anne Boey
  23. Sally Tan
  24. Bernie Chung
  25. Dennis Har
  26. Bobby Bok
  27. Richard Wong
  28. Daisy Wee
  29. Victor Khor
  30. Olivia Ros Jiang
  31. Sandra Tay
  32. Steven Chan
  33. Thomas Goh
  34. Yoong Chin
  35. Sherry Wong

Monthly walk: Two Parks “take 2 with 1 stone” Walk

Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019
Time: 4.15pm sharp
Duration: approx 2.5 hrs
Meeting place : Bukit Panjang MRT, Downtown Line “DT1” passenger service centre.
EC: Linda

Zhenghua Park is a linear nature park bounded by Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), BKE Slip Road to Kranji Expressway (KJE).
The park was built between the PUB pipeline reserve and BKE near the Bukit Panjang housing estate.

Take a walk in the shade of the beautiful trees, you may see many different birds.
We will also walk the 3.8 hectare extension that includes a sand-based children’s playground, an open green and amenities for visitors.

Our stroll will end at tentatively, Pending LRT.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari
Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan.

Those coming, register soonest!

  1. LindaC
  2. AndrewK
  3. StellaS
  4. DollyL
  5. CarlyG
  6. GingkoT
  7. DorisT
  8. GrahamS
  9. KentC
  10. JennyL
  11. RonaldLee
  12. PeterG
  13. DaisyP
  14. Yap SK
  15. Ong CT
  16. HenryS
  17. RonaldLam
  18. PhyllisT
  19. YoongChin
  20. LilianK
  21. JanisH
  22. MonicaT
  23. VictorC
  24. BruceL
  25. GraceK
  26. PaulineK

WWII trails, Pt 1 & 2

Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019

Time: 09.30AM SHARP!!     

Do plan to be on time, if not earlier . Strictly NO waiting for latecomer! :D

Duration: approx 3 to 4hrs (there’s no turning back)

Meeting place (**) : Seah Im Food Centre.
Nearest MRT – HarbourFront, NE1 / CC29; Exit B.

SeahIm FC: One end are Malay stalls; the other end are Chinese.
Use the toilet facilities (located nearer the Malay stalls) as the next two(2) hours might not have this facility.

WE MEET: In the mid section; are rows of tables & chairs, nearby a CharKwayTeow stall; past these rows facing the main road is a “Coffee Queen” stall.


EC: ChristinA

This is not a walk in the park ….. this is an Adventure you may not want
to miss!

Let’s get closer to nature.. C’mon on, strap on a good pair of hiking shoes!

We will trek through some overgrowth, hike Uphill, to visit site(s) that once
even had disappeared from the maps of Singapore for more than 60years;
was rediscovered, yet hidden.

Note:
1st leg of this walk — depends much on the weather.
Should there be heavy rain on Friday, we might need to “change” route
as it might be too slippery to hike uphill & down.

IF above happens then will walk only the 2nd leg…. m still thinking :)

To avoid confusion, meeting place (**) shall remain unchanged.
IF you are not sure of the location of the meeting place, ASK early.

Strongly recommend:

  1. wear long pants, covered shoes with ankle socks unless you wish to
    get bites.
  2. Hiking poles — it helps as there ain’t railings or anything to hold
  3. Brollies, caps and bottle of water to stay hydrated.

As we might end at 2pm, I will provide a small snack.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari
Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan…. signing off!

Kindly put your name down soonest! Thank you!

  1. ChristinA
  2. LydiaP
  3. IreneP
  4. SusanT
  5. AndrewK
  6. StellaS
  7. PeterG
  8. JennyL
  9. DollyL
  10. Lilian K
  11. BruceL
  12. SusanCHT
  13. RonaldL
  14. DorisT
  15. GrahamS
  16. GingoT
  17. Jimmy Tsin
  18. Mike Tay
  19. Catherine Yeo
  20. Henry See
  21. Phyllis Tan
  22. Evelyn Ong
  23. Yap Sew King

Tea Dance at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road on Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 2pm to 6pm (EC)

Its been some time since we last had our Tea Dance. We have had queries as to when the next one will be.

We are happy to announce that we shall be having one soon. For this time round, we shall cap the maximum number of attendees to 56.

Date:             22 June 2019 (Saturday)

Time:            2pm to 6pm

Price:           S$25 nett

Mini Buffet (free flow):  we shall be discussing this with the person in charge at Club 5 and keep you posted on the menu once its confirmed.

Drinks:          Free flow of hot or cold tea (other drinks at your own expense)

Music:           DJ Armstrong – one of the best DJs in town.  You can make song requests.

Account:        Payable to Caroline Gee – POSB savings account 067-00687-9 (by 30 April 2019)

There will be a game or two and if you know my buddy Dolly, her games are hilarious and will leave in stitches. There will also be a lucky draw.  So if members feel generous and would like to sponsor some prizes, please contact me via caroline.gee23@gmail.com and it will be very much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

P.S.  Club 5 at Park Royal on Kitchener Road has informed us that they will be sponsoring several prizes which will include dining vouchers and one or two bottles of wine.

Registration starts now and the closing date is Friday, 30 May 2019 and we shall close registration on closing date or when we reach our target of 56 (paid up), whichever comes first. So save the date and get ready to party through the afternoon.  No gate crashers allowed.

If you don’t know how to dance, you could learn a step or two from other members or just be there to soak in the atmosphere and chill out.

Registration – Closed.

  1. Caroline Gee – paid
  2. Dolly Lim – paid
  3. David Ong – paid
  4. Lilian Chua – paid
  5. Ah Nee – paid
  6. Lydia Poh – paid
  7. Frank Poh – paid
  8. Michelle Sim – paid
  9. Andrew Tan – paid
  10. Catherine Tan – paid
  11. Catherine Tan’s friend (A) – paid
  12. Mega – paid
  13. Caroline (RH) – paid
  14. Holly Lim – paid
  15. Judy Chia – paid
  16. Gabriella Chua – paid
  17. Tony Ang – paid
  18. Gingko – paid
  19. Pat Oei – paid
  20. Linda Oei – paid
  21. Thomas Loh – paid
  22. Shirleen Kao – paid
  23. Shirleen Kao’s friend (I) – paid
  24. Malyne Suen – paid
  25. Dolly’s friend (RW) – paid
  26. Dolly’s friend (JT) – paid
  27. Doreen Chan – paid
  28. John Howe – paid
  29. Dolly’s friend (L) – paid
  30. Dolly’s friend (A) – paid
  31. Dolly’s friend (AH) – paid
  32. Dolly’s Friend (E) – paid
  33. Caroline’s friend (D) – paid
  34. Caroline’s friend (C) – paid
  35. Clara Chay – paid
  36. Sarah Zahriah – paid
  37. Susan Tan – paid
  38. Edwin – paid
  39. Philip – paid
  40. Susan Tan’s friend (R) – paid
  41. Susan Tan’s friend (A) – paid
  42. Rosalind Lee – paid
  43. Janie Leong – paid
  44. Janie Leong’s friend – paid
  45. Charles Wee – paid
  46. CM Teo – paid
  47. Sue Chan – paid
  48. Judy Lim – paid
  49. Cat Yeo – paid
  50. Wong Hong Jeng – paid
  51. Mary Quek – paid
  52. Stella Sheng – paid
  53. Bobby Bok – paid
  54. Lydia Chin – paid
  55. Karen Thio – paid
  56. Karen Thio’s helper – paid
  57. Joan Ang – paid
  58. Susan C H Tan – paid

Dear All, please note that registration is now closed. No more wait list. Many thanks for your support. Looking forward to a fun-filled afternoon with everyone.


A Scenic Nature Walk

Date: Saturday, 9th March 2019
Time: 4.15pm sharp     
Duration: approx 2hrs
Meeting place : Hillview MRT, Downtown Line “DT3”, Exit B.
EC: Linda

We will proceed along Hillview Park Connector to Bukit Batok
Nature Park which was developed on an abandoned quarry
site in 1988.

Bukit Batok Nature Park features stunning views and crystal
clear waters. Serene and tranquil, it is an ideal place for a
peaceful nature walk.
Taking a leisurely stroll on the meandering footpaths through
the secondary forest, admiring the beauty of the lush greenery.

We will head up to the look-out point that reach more than
10-storey high for stunning views of the quarry. Then stop
by the park’s entrance to marvel at the picturesque pond that
lies at the foot of a high cliff wall. The pond runs deep and
still – a relic from the mining days of the region.

Within the park is a memorial plaque that pays tribute to the
soldiers and victims of World War II .  During World War II,
the Japanese selected the Lorong Sesuai site as a memorial
for the soldiers who died. All that remained are two pillars
and 120 concrete steps leading up to a transmission tower.

We exit the park to Old Jurong Road and turn to Upper Bukit
Timah Road. Our walk will end at the Beauty World MRT
station which is near a some popular eateries and a hawker
centre where we can enjoy our dinner.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari
Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan…. signing off!

Register soonest!

  1. LindaC
  2. ChristinA
  3. GabriellaC
  4. GingkoT
  5. Jenny Lim
  6. RonaldLee
  7. VictorC
  8. StevenY
  9. MelissaK
  10. LH Cheah
  11. MargaretS
  12. PhyllisT
  13. Margaret’s friend – Dorothy
  14. HenryS
  15. Wee Chin
  16. PeterG
  17. GraceK
  18. JamesT
  19. SusanT
  20. PaulineK
  21. IreneC
  22. IreneP
  23. AnnaS
  24. Anna’s friend Lynn
  25. Alex Chan
  26. Catherine (Alex’s wife)
  27. DollyL
  28. RonT

Live Music down memory lane

Hi greetings from Henry Foo!
My band will be playing at Hard Rock Cafe 830pm 19th March 19.
As a silver hair myself, we grew up in the era of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hollies the animals and the likes.
We will be playing these music off the 60s to bring you firm memory lanes!
Please reply as its expected to be quite full that night.

29 March 2019 Monthly Gathering “Free & Easy Get Together”

EO – Doreen Chan
Co EO – Jeffrey Gan
Registration officer – Lydia Chin
We ended the first quarter of 2019 with a BANG. We had joy we had fun we had laughter at Bishan. It leaves me to thank each and every member who had turned up

Date: 29 Mar 2019
Time: 6 – 11 pm
Venue: Voice Art, SMRT club, beside Bishan swimming complex
Location: Bishan Mrt
At Bishan Pl, you will find a road which is in between the bus interchange and Junction 8 Mall; from the shop ”SASA”, turn left and walk straight out to Bishan St 14
Address 2 Bishan 14 Level 2 Singapore 579780

Charge per person: S$17.00
Include: – Karaoke: singing & dancing and food

Below agenda is a guideline and may change if needed

5.30 pm Registration starts

6.00 pm Karaoke starts

6.30 pm 5-course buffet dinner; free flow coffee, tea & water

7.30 pm Surprise items

7.45 pm 15 mins Salsa dance by Jeffrey Gan

8.00 pm 15 mins Bachata dance

8.15 pm Will play 4 pcs Line Dance songs: Electric Slide, Cowboy Cha Cha, Koot Kart and Who do u call darling

8.30 pm 2,5 hrs of Free & Easy – karaoke for the remaining registered singers, social dance/line dance/chit chat/chill out

11.00 pm End of our happy gathering.. Goodnight.. till we meet again

Members attending:

  1. Doreen Chan – pd
  2. Jeffrey Gan – pd
  3. Irene Lee – pd
  4. David Ong – pd
  5. Lilian – pd
  6. Charles Wee – pd
  7. Teo – pd
  8. Caroline Gee – pd
  9. Ah Nee – pd
  10. Dolly Lim – pd
  11. Malyne Seon – pd
  12. Maria Tan – pd
  13. Thomas Loh – pd
  14. Lydia Poh – pd
  15. Michelle Sim – pd
  16. John Howe – pd
  17. Lydia Chin – pd
  18. Francis Poh – pd
  19. Richard Wong – pd
  20. Swanny – pd
  21. Cat Yeo – pd
  22. Sue Lim – pd
  23. Betty Chua – pd
  24. Tony Ang – pd
  25. Sally Foo – pd
  26. Angeline Ong – pd
  27. Judy Chia – pd
  28. Jennifer Soh – pd
  29. Alex – pd
  30. Catherine – pd
  31. Ng How – pd
  32. Lina Ng – pd
  33. Hou Chong – pd

Registration is closed

For those who are keen on karaoke, please DO register at 5.30 pm.  We only have 8 early bird slots for karaoke segment from 6 pm – 6:30 pm only.

Number 9 onwards will be slotted into the Dinner Seranades Segment (from 6:30 – 7:30pm).. and we probably can only accommodate about 12 singers during that one hour slot.  If your Number is 20 and above, you will be slotted into the “Free and easy” slot, which starts at 8:30pm, and you might not even get the chance to sing.. depending on the flow of events during the “Free and Easy Slot”…      Please DO register with Lydia Chin, IMMEDIATELY upon your arrival at the venue.

We gonna have fun tonight… see u soon… !

UNQUOTE

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

Here are some advice for we silver hairs.

A Wholesom Advise for all of Us

Here are some advice for we silver hairs.

Between age 60 and death.
It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital.

Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.

Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, do tests even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.

Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.

Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.

Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”

Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.

Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.

ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised what old friends you’ll meet.

Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them that yesterday’s wisdom still applies today.
Never use the phrase: “In my time.” Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time.

Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you feel older and harder to be around.

Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live by yourself

Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a kitchen garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf.

Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a park. Get out there.

Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are.

Pains and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the life.

If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone – apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.

Laugh. Laugh away your worries Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life.

Cambodia travel trip 2nd to 9th April 2019

I am organizing a one week trip to Cambodia visting SiemReap, Sihanoukeville, Kampot & Kep and Phnom Penh. The trip is comfirm to proceed. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 8, lodging 2 to a room. Highlights of this trip include visits to Angkor Wat, Bokor Highlands, Kampot rustic riverside town, Kep crab market, La Pepper Plantation, Naga World casino. If you are interested, please email me at cwee999@gmail.com your NAME & CONTACT NUMBER and I can provide you details of program and costings. Charles Wee.

Monthly Walks for 2019

                           HAPPY NEW YEAR,,,!
                     Walk Your Way To Better Health

INFORMATION ONLY

Walks continue to be on 2nd Saturday/month; remains an EC event, bring your adult friends.

This year, our walk team members are rather busy, unlike previous years we might cancel even scheduled walk(s) with a Post to update members prior to the walk date.

We will Post each walk 10 days, latest one(1) week prior to scheduled date.

1st walk is scheduled on 09 March.

12 Jan — No walk
09 Feb — CNY, time for family and friends.

Scheduled dates for 2019 —
09 Mar
13 Apr
11 May
08 Jun
13 Jul
10 Aug — No walk
14 Sep
12 Oct — TBC
09 Nov
14 Dec — No walk

Stay healthy, see you in Every of our walks!

from the Walk Team:
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan.

Looking for roommate, travel to Malaysia

My name is Alan Ang join SHC Since the club started. A retiree but sometime working for pocket money I seldom joint the club activity. I like cycling’swimming’ travel and sighting I use to driving to Malaysia free and easy on budget planning. I’m looking for a roommate and altogether 3 or 4 travel members to tour with me to Malaysia. The cost will be shared among all members I will provide free driver and car while for food I would like to spend individually because I like to eat to myself which the food I like. if anyone interested regardless man or woman can contact me. Purely for the tour only no monkey business related. Thank you to SHC administrator if allow me to post to the club website
Alan Ang

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

FREE transport from Singapore to Paradigm Mall JB and back on 27 Dec(tomorrow)

Paradigm Mall is offering the service as promotion.
The pickup point will be Marsiling MRT Station Carpark Block 162, Woodlands street 13. Departure from Singapore at time 8.30am
Departure time from Paradigm Mall JB to Singapore at 7.30pm.
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I have already applied through facebook messsenger .
How to apply
1. Go to their facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/ParadigmJB/
2. Go to the post dated 21 Dec time 11:38 am.
Title: FREE* transportation services
3. Send Message through facebook. inform that you are interested in 27 Dec free transport. They will reply to you asking for detail like name, ic, mobile, etc.
Thanks.
Francis
9062-2534

Living out the last active chapter of life.

We retired from our active employment many years ago, more than 10 years ago. We decided to enjoy through travelling after joining SHC around 2013, meeting Terence and in some ways, inspired by him. We noticed SHC members travelled widely and in short notice. Soon we came up with a 26 days free and easy tour of France, Spain and Portugal. Terrence was supportive and encouraged us to blog as we moved along. We agreed but never materialised. We quietly left and returned. We were unsure if we could get along well in such long trips. Since then we thought we have travelled quite widely, but a recent chat with a SHC lady proved otherwise. Our group, since 2013 have travelled, to name a few,

1. France, Spain and Portugal, Britain       – 52 days
2. Turkey, Greece, Italy……                        – 42 days
3. Bali, Surabaya, ……………                     – 21 days
4. Thailand, Laos, Yunnan ….                    –
5. A long list to bore you …. Shy to mention, because not well presented but anyone keen to know and see some of the places we have visited is welcome to our site at http://traveloffthebeatentracks.com/

And why all these intro here???

Simply and short……My friends and I are going on a short trip to Myanmar from 8th January to 17th January 2019. We feel that it might be nice to have more to join.

We are going by Jetstar flight 3K581 and back by flight 3K582. We have purchased our return air ticket at S$111.

This post is to invite our SHC members to join in.

When we travel we mostly have a room to ourselves unless we cannot secure 4 rooms in the hotel. We have booked our Yangon hotels for the first few days. 

Yours in SHC
Chan Keng Ngee

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