Let’s rethink SHC succession

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

silverhairsclub

tomorrow is my event of demo diamond painting craft cum aug monthly gathering n i m v excited n nervous – it bring me so many beautiful memory since i join shc many many year ago

i have meet lot of beautiful members n friends

i m involved in many event like the prom night n the abrabian night ,, star in concert

i eo few event on my own – tote bag from recycle jean , kua sua beauty ourse n enjoyed ever minute of it

i have learnt lot of IT skill from yk n tbudget travelling with the members n best of all is the 7 day overland yogja trip n we hv form a group of cyclist group lumutian which was in a app group for many year till now

b alway the youngest in the group , i m alway sayang n pampered by the ah jie esp Dolly n carolind n Lily

i suffered a stroke in year 2014 but have be recovery v well n hope i can join more of shc travelling event soo

i want to thanks terence be the founder of this club n i hope more member can come out n eo more event in the near futre

here r some of shc past event n i learn this movie making IT SKILL FROM Shc too n i m so proud of it

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

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,

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

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

Terence Seah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strictly: members only.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

1. Terence Seah

2. Howard Yong

3. Stella Sheng

4. Gingko Tay

5. Ong Chew Teck

6. Yap Siew King

7. Cheng Whye Kee

8. Frisna Tan

9. Ann Lim

10. Shirley Wee

11. Bira L.

12. Theresa Seow

13. Pauline Au Yong

14. Pauline Khoo

15. Bobby Bok

16. Mega A.

17. Sherry Wong

18. Jane Tan

19. Nok Seah

20. Dolly Lim

21. Lee HC

21. Lee Ah Nee

23. Lina Ng

25. Louis Siah

26. Helen Wong-Pow

27. Y K Pow

28. ChristinA Chan

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

SHC monthly gathering Fri 13 Sep 2019 mid Autumn festival

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Hi SilverHairsClub members,

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

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

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

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

Here’s the planning details.

* Date: Fri 13 Sep 2019 (confirmed)

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

* Venue: Jayleen 1918 hotel (roof top),

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

* Music: Chinese evergreen, musician and keyboard accompanied.

* F&B: Buffet dinner.

* Dress: Appropriate, light and breezy.

* Cost: $28 per pax (early bird paid before 31 Aug 2019.  $30 after 31 Aug 2019).
Non- member price $35 per pax
You may bring your own wine, beer or whisky if you like. No corkage charge.

* Dress: to suit the festival.

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

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

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

7.00 to 9.30pm Music
7.00 pm buffet dinner starts on rooftop
8.00 pm Guest singer
9.00 pm Anniversary cake cutting
10.00 pm: Event ends

Terence Seah
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Attendance list:

Attending:

  1. Caroline Gee – Baking and contributing a cake for our anniversary.
  2. Caroline’s Friend
  3. Dolly Lim
  4. Doreen Chan
  5. Doreen Ho
  6. Terence Seah
  7. Bobby Bok
  8. Annie Marie Low
  9. Stella Sheng
  10. Karen Thio
  11. Thomas Loh
  12. Lilian Quek
  13. Andrew Koh
  14. Douglas Chan
  15. C H Teo
  16. Rosalind Lee
  17. Gabriella Chua
  18. Michael Tan
  19. Lee Ah Nee
  20. Lim Kim Eng
  21. Cheng Whye Kee
  22. Rosalyn Khoo
  23. Helen Chiew
  24. Juliet Say
  25. Diana
  26. ChristinA Chan – Tteasurer
  27. Graham Smith
  28. Doris Tan
  29. Eyvonne Chew
  30. George Lee
  31. Seok Cheng
  32. John Lim
  33. Yoon Chin
  34. Estee Oh – Registration desk
  35. Daisy Phua
  36. —- early bird registration before 31 Aug 2019

SHC monthly gathering Sat 10 Aug 2019 SRIVILLE RC

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

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

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

* Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

** line dance : lead by Sockie.

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

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

Registration : Pauline Khoo

Craft sale : Anne Chee

Registered Members

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

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

Punggol Coastal Walk

Monthly walk: Punggol Coastal Walk

Date : 13th July 2019, Saturday
Time : 4.30pm SHARP
Duration: approx. 2.5hours. Distance 5 km
Meeting Place: Punggol Mrt exit A
ECs: Christina Chan with Anna Seet and Charles Wee

This is a very popular route for an easy evening walk suggested by our walkist Anna Seet. The walk takes us along a scenic coastal part of Punggol and a manicured waterway. For those of you who have not been there, it’s an interesting and memorable experience. For others it is always refreshing to see an updated progressive Punggol, and we continue to marvel at how fast the place has evolved and changed.
We commence our walk from Punggol Mrt , walk through Waterway Point towards the made Canal waterway that links two rivers, Ponggol River and Serangoon River. From the Canal we proceed westwards to the Punggol River, strolling along its riverside until we reach Punggol Marina Boatel . Continuing, we trace the northern coastal stretch , walking along a park connector until Coney Island. Nearby there we branch off and walk along another canal heading towards Oasis LRT where we end our walk. Refreshment and/or dinner at a nearby coffee shop awaits you.

Wear comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps. And bring along an Umbrella
.
The Walk Team: ChristinA Chan, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Linda Chua ,Azhari Cuttilan and Charles Wee.

This is an EC activity . You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SHC

We have the privilege to grow up in an analog age, live our adulthood in the digital age, And now, artificial intelligence creeps in our golden years and start to take control.
We can either make it work for us or just live under its shadow as we ride into the sunset.
Dress Code: collared shirts and pants
Fees : $25 net inclusive of Hi Tea
Venue : Tower Club
Time : 6th July Saturday 230 pm to 430 pm.
Please RSVP 90623535.

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.


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.