SHC Monthly gathering 21 Feb 2020

Date : Friday 21 Feb 2020
Time : 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Venue : Maplewoods Condo, Function Room, 985 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589627
MRT : King Albert Park MRT
Buses : To Be Updated Later
For those driving, you can park at condo’s car park

We will make this gathering to be a pot luck event, thus, each member will need bring 1 dish for 5paxs. However, we do not encourage repetition of same kind. Hence, kind understanding much appreciated.

As Condo’s management has a rule to maintain the maximum pax’s allowable at the function room is 50 only. So, we would appreciate that your keen participation to be registered early so as to secure a seat for this gathering. Coupled the request from Condo Management, we will also need to maintain the cleanliness of the Function Room after use. See you soon..

PS: Those wanted to swim before the gathering, you are welcome to do so too. And for those keen to have a game of squash and/or tennis, please indicate here too so that Stella can help to book these facilities.

And those music lovers, regret to say that there will be no karaoke facilities inside Function Room, however, feel free to bring your mini equipments with either CDs/VCDs or USB so that you still can enjoy music and dancing too.

Keen members, please start your registrations here now…

Cheers… Dolly Lim

Dear Members,
Happy Lunar New Year 2020 and to start with this prosperous Lunar year and with the kind offer/help from Stella, whom will be booking the condo’s function room to make this event possible, we shall have our February monthly gathering. Details stated below:

  1. Dolly Lim – Curry chicken
  2. StellaSheng
  3. Caroline Gee
  4. Karen Thio & maid – Mini cupcakes
  5. Nellie Teo
  6. Catherine Chng
  7. Michelle Sim (TBC)
  8. Graham
  9. Doris Graham – Fried Rice
  10. Richard Wong – Roast Duck
  11. Yoon Chin
  12. Oliver Chiang
  13. More to come?

Monthly Walks Schedule for year 2020

INFORMATION ONLY

                 HAPPY TWENTY TWENTY!
               May your eyes be not dim
                Nor your limbs be feeble
             For Better Health, Let's Walk

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

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

1st walk is scheduled shortly after CNY, good time to walk off some
accumulation to transform to healhty ENERGY {smile, smile}

Kick off 15th FEBRUARY (3RD SATURDAY)

SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR: TWENTY TWENTY
unless otherwise informed at nearer date(s):

11-Jan No walk
15-Feb Yes; 3rd SAT
14-Mar Yes
11-Apr Yes
9-May Yes
13-Jun Yes
11-Jul Yes
8-Aug No walk
12-Sep Yes
10-Oct Yes
14-Nov Yes
12-Dec No walk

We look forward to have you walk with us thro’ a year
for health and fellowship.

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

GONG XI FA CAI

Happy Lunar New Year…

Lunar New Year have always been celebrated by Chinese community for many centuries and is an important occasion to have close bonding with children, grand-children, parents and grand-parents together for grand reunion.  Not forgetting to visit friends and relatives too for long lasting friendship/fellowships. – I have numerous new friends added on my list this year thru SHC and likewise, I am sure that most of you feel the same.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub, we like to take this opportunity to wish all members and families a healthy and happy Rat Lunar New Year.  It would be nice to see how interesting we can be as we enjoy our SilverHairs years along the way.  Share with us here if you can. We are waiting to hear from each and every one of you too. 

And for those members whom have been inactive for some time due to other commitments previously, do take this occasion to wish fellow members seasons’ greetings.  We want to hear from you.

A Happy prosperous New Year to everybody.  Here we share our thoughts and exchange our greetings too… Starts the ball rolling…

Club Admin – Dolly Lim

Welcome 2020

Things I Learned (Again) In 2019:

At the end of every year, I like to reflect deeply on the year and write down some of my key lessons on life. For 2019, most of these learnings are recurring ones, and some of them are new.

1) People are inherently good.

I experienced so much kindness, love, and support from family, friends, acquaintances, fans, athletes, and even strangers in 2019. Do not let the bad apples in this world taint your belief in humanity. Of course, there are bad apples everywhere, but they are the rare minority. Humans are good. There really is goodness in everyone. I think it is important to remember that everyone was once a baby. Babies are born with purity, innocence, and goodness in their hearts. This essence is innate in all of us. I truly believe it.

2) Grit is everything.

The person who is willing to endure the most suffering for his/her dreams is the one who is most likely to achieve them. It does not matter what career it is, or what the goals are. The difference between success and failure in life is a very, very, very thin line. No matter who you are, life will eventually kick you in the ass at some point and make you question everything. What you do in those moments will dictate the trajectory of your life. It is always good to remember that winners never quit, and quitters never win. Never give up on the people and things that you love, especially your dreams. If you are unwilling to fight through the worst days of your life, then you do not deserve the best days of your life.

3) Adversity is the mother of greatness.

Never in a million years would I have believed that my life would be what it is today. I went through so many dark days over the course of my life. I have had many failures, heartbreaks, disapointments, setbacks, and tears. I have also had opportunities to quit on myself when I was down and out, but I somehow always got back up (often through the help of family and friends). Today, I look back on all of the toughest days of my life with so much gratitude and appreciation. Without those days, I would not have achieved the success I have today. You see, adversity teaches us what no university degree can. It teaches us the critical ingredients to success: humility, strength, hunger, grit, compassion, intellectual honesty, tenacity, work ethic, courage, learning, growth, and so much more.

4)When i’m in deep shit…

For those who have choose to badmouth me from the back or abandoned me be it is by silent or personal excuses. Thank you for letting me seeing true colours of your back.

And for those who have choose to stayed by my side given me your full support, strong advise, and stay by my side unconditionally. You know who you are. And i will always remenber your kindness in my heart.

5) No one is perfect.

We all make mistakes. We all fail. We all fall down. Nevertheless, we should always strive to do the right thing. Integrity is the foundation of greatness. Live your life in a way that would make your mom proud – even if she knew your worst moments. I am far from perfect (and I continue to make many mistakes in life, especially due to my nasty temper), but I always think about honoring my good friends in everything I do. Without them, I would never have made it in life. Do the right thing even if no one is watching. I love you,friends ! Thank you for everything.

6) Karma takes care of everything.

Good luck blesses good people. Bad luck curses bad people. I have seen it over and over throughout my life. Over the course of my career, I have had people lie to me, steal from me, cheat me, badmouth me, backstab me, deceive me, betray me, and more. It is easy to become jaded, but I refuse to let these bad apples taint my belief in doing good for the world. No matter what happens, always try to do good in the world.

Good always conquers evil in the long run. Karma always finds a way to bless those who do good and curse those who do bad.

7) Live your passion.

Thank someone in shc inspiring me to be the best version of myself. I am so blessed to train martial arts every day
Without a doubt, the best part of my day is when I am smashing pads and/or rolling on the mats. Martial arts is what I love. Martial arts is who I am.

8) Forgiveness is good for the soul.
Forgive others. Forgive yourself. We all make mistakes. To err is to be human. I wish that I had learned this lesson early in life. Let go of negative energy. Negative energy has a way of corroding your soul if you are not careful. Always seek to see the goodness in others (as much as you seek to see it in yourself).

9) The law of attraction is real.

Surround yourself with happy people who live with gratitude and you will see that your life will be happier too. When you are happy, you attract other happy people. Happiness begets happiness. Positivity begets positivity. And success becomes inevitable. The reverse is also true. Negativity begets negativity. And it is a downward spiral. This is why I do my best to surround myself with dreamers and achievers who live with gratitude and appreciation. We are all simply the average of the 5 people with whom we spend the most time. Choose your inner circle carefully.

10) Love is all we need.

Do what you love with people you love. Fill as many hours of each day with love. For me, success has nothing to do with the size of your house, or how many cars you have, or how big your bank account is. Success is doing what you love every day, and making a positive impact on the world. If you do what you love with people you love, you will be happy. Ultimately, happiness is the greatest barometer of success in life. At the end of the day, we all die. If you have not lived a happy life, you have missed the whole point of life. Nothing remains, except for the impact we make on our loved ones and on the world. Love fearlessly, do good in the world, and everything else will take care of itself.

Let’s make 2020 the greatest year of our lives yet!!! #We Are ONE

Cola Tan
 

SHC Jan 2020 monthly gathering Thur 9 Jan 2020

Hi everybody

To start our new year 2020, we shall have our Jan monthly gathering, details as follows:

Date: Thur 9 Jan 2020

Place: City Square Mall, Food Republic, #04-31, 180 Kitchener Road, Spore 208539

Time: 5pm to 8pm

MRT: Farrer Park, Exit I to city square mall

Come join us if u have some time to kick start the new year.

Plse register here.

Terence Seah

1. Terence Seah ( EO )

2. Dolly Lim

3. Caroline Gee

4. Stella Sheng

5. Lilian

6. David ONG

7. Gingko Tay

8. Lee Ah Nee

9. Pauline Khoo

10. Pony Teng

11. Sally Ang

12. Howard Yong

13. Ann Giri

14. Winnie Tan

15 Malyne Suen

16. Kamala Roberts

17. Richard Wong

18. Julie

19. Bob Mong

20. Michelle SIM

21. Judy Chia

22. Karen THIO

23. Alan Ang

24. Doreen Ong

25. Patricia SIN

26. Kim Eng

27. Ong Chew Teck

28.  Yap Sew King

29. Jimmy Tsin

30. Daisy Phua

31. Peter Goh

32 Irene Yap

33. Bobby Bok

34. Susan Chang

35. Kwai Keng

36. Henry See

37. Yoon Chin

38. Daisy Wee

39. John Lim

40. Steven Chan

41. Andrew Koh

42. Catherine Yeo

43. Cat Yeo

44. ChristinA

F&E trip to Europe on the Eurail network 15 Sep – 15 Oct 2020

This year 2020, I am going to Europe for 2 weeks on the Eurail pass during 15 Sep to 15 Oct 2020. This is end of peak season and beginning of Oct Fest.

Concept:

1. East and west Europe via rail and ferry. Start city: can be any European city, except London. Those thinking of London, can do so prior the trip or after the end of trip.

2. No fixed program, no fixed hotels and places of interests. Very F&E trip. Plenty of sightseeing.

3. Exact start date decided once group is formed.

4. Most nights are spent sleeping on the train from about 10pm to 7am. Luggages are always kept at train stations.

5. Participants should be fit to walk, able to live on a western diet, sociable, love to talk to strangers, bathe at train stations and tolerant to rain, cold and snow and very independent.

6. Ideally, participants should have internet access, able to use google map. Have a euro acct or youtrip card.

7. We will buy airtickets and Eurail tickets around 15 Jul 2020.

Rail details: https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes/bestseller?gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1269535&ds_rl=1270793&gclid=CjwKCAiA9JbwBRAAEiwAnWa4Q9jZbPb9AuTX23HULKt29dUOKHHIGhpJwoePxcej9tc4TTx2PSYbuhoCqvwQAvD_BwE

8. Participants can join or break off at any point, as long as you are aware of the locations of other participants at any time.

9. To register your interests, please indicate here, or whatsapp me. We will also discuss during SHC monthly gatherings.

Members who have been on the Eurail pass can also join the chatgroup to share their experience.

Time to start planning now.

Terence Seah

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

  • Hello SilverHairsClub members,

Christmas is just around the corner….. Let’s start sending greetings to friends here, on SHC forum. 

We celebrated SHC 15th anniversary this year. We made new and close friends, some very special. Let’s look forward to lasting friendships and togetherness. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020. 

Club Admin, Yoon Chin

Job vacancies for F&B Industry

Vacancies in F&B catering industry. Do you have anyone who is interested to join?

Catering co in Payar Lebar/Aljunied hiring urgently, available to start immediately. 6 days/wk. Meals provided.

1) Driver
2) Sous chef
3) Commis Chef
4) Dishwasher

Those interested members, please contact Liv directly at 81119209 for more details as this lobang was passed to me from another SHC member.

Cheers… Dolly

Nok, my wife and the person behind the workings of Silverhairsclub

Nok is the name of my wife. She is Thai. When SilverHairsClub started in 2005, she was 39, and therefore could not join as a member. She knew I was always pursuing my interest in bringing Singaporean seniors over 45 together. And, she was very supportive in Silverhairsclub because she knew someday all of us will grow old and will need the support of one another. She engages in many ideas to help achieve our club objective. She joins us on Thai trips to show us the sights of Thailand . Some of you have met her.

During the last 8 years, when she was in Perth while my son studies to be a commercial pilot, she took the option to volunteer to work in an age-care home. She hope to contribute her experience and knowledge serving the Australian aged community, and at a later date to the Silverhairsclub community when she returned to Thailand 2 years ago.

My wife suffers from colon cancer some 3 years ago. She fought cancer and underwent various rounds of chemotherapy and surgery of abnormen. She suffered tremendous fatique and pain, every few hours a day. Last week, I and my son spoke with her oncologist, and the recommendation was increased morphine dosage and sleeping drugs. The doc told her to expect last days.

We are now back at her hometown in Korat, spending time to keep her company.

I know many of you question why I organise activities and fail to turn up last minute. I hope you understand.

As of now, I only wish to spend time with my wife. Meantime, please continue to take care of your health.

Terence Seah

Innovation in Aging Workshop

Anyone interested to attend a 4hr Workshop: Innovation in Aging on a Saturday 9am to 1pm
Fee: $0

A trainer and facilitator will be engage to conduct this programme
Refreshment; activities and worksheet will be provided.

Time: tentative in Dec
Venue: near Aljunied MRT
Max: 30 pax
Criteria Age: above 50 years old

Interested, can submit intent to participate first;
wa. to: 91254541 Christina Pan

Gardens By The Bay – Free 2nd Tuesday for Merdeka & Pioneers

A saying “

On your journey, don’t forget to smell the flowers. Take time out to notice that you’re alive. You can only live in one day.

Ray Fearon

So I am just doing that on this 2nd Tuesday when the Flower Dome is free for all Seniors.

Meeting Time and Place : Outside Marina Bay Exit towards the Gardens by the Bay (outside the 711 shop). Grace of 5 mins, else meet at the Dome.

Old coins and stamps

I recently was given bagful of old coins and stamp by a dear old friend who wanted to bless me. It could be a good deed I have sow before. What am I to do with it without knowing their value, am I inheriting a good fortune?
Some of you may be wondering why Dan has gone into hiding, was it bad things I have done, you are not far from it. Here I am seeking redemption.
Coming to the point I am looking for member to come together to share thought on old valuable coins and stamps. Do indicate your interest here. If there is sufficient pax I will arrange to meet up.

Dan Huang.

{CLOSE} Only weekend from 9am to 4pm – self collection only with your transportation. Void deck near to the lift – no reserve and viewing.

https://sg.carousell.com/p/display-cabinet-257436133?t-id=2464954_1571463482509

https://sg.carousell.com/p/microwave-257509449?t-id=2464954_1571463482509

https://sg.carousell.com/p/double-decker-dismantle-244097091?t-id=2464954_1571463482509

https://sg.carousell.com/p/4-door-cupboard-257406898?t-id=2464954_1571463482509

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

IMM Spore

Come join SHC Jurong, Tuas group

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

SHC Aquarium fish hobby

Feel young, feel refreshing, feel good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

SHC Fri 29 Nov 2019 mthly gathering

The Nov 2019 monthly gathering is now confirmed.

Date: Fri 29 Nov 2019.
Time: 1700 – 2000 hrs

Venue: 100 Orchard Rd #01-03 Concorde Hotel (Basement). I think it is called Kim Dae Mum, Korean food.  Place has about 200 seats.

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut or Somerset

For those who have been to this area, this basement was previously a food court. This place was the old Meridian hotel now taken over by a Korean group. Newly aircon and very cosy. Beside a drink counter, coffee shop prices ( $0.90 to $1.30 Milo see). A Korean dish eatery (price range $8.00 onwards).

https://www.misstamchiak.com/kim-dae-mun/%MCEPASTEBIN%

F&B:  Join in small groups.  free and easy. Set or Order as you please. On your own.

Topic: Free as usual. A good time to catch up with old and new members.  Catch up on travel, trips to JB, talk about the latest CPF announcement, find common interests,

If you are coming, please register here.  Pony Teng will add u to the registration list below.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah (EO)
  2. Chan Keng Ngee
  3. Gabriella Chua
  4. Charles Wee
  5. Margaret Soo
  6. Peter Loo
  7. David Low
  8. Grace Kang
  9. Pony Teng
  10. Stella Sheng
  11. Malyne Suen
  12. Richard Wong
  13. Lee Ah Nee
  14. Peter Goh
  15. Dolly Lim
  16. Caroline Gee
  17. Sue Chang
  18. Lina Ng
  19. Henry See
  20. Marie Chong
  21. Howard Yong
  22. Alice Liang
  23. Sue Chan
  24. Cat Yeo
  25. Linda Kuan
  26. Victor Khor
  27. Daniel Chan
  28. Jimmy Tsin
  29. CH Teo
  30. Ong Chew Teck
  31. Yap Sew King
  32. Bobby Bok
  33. Hew Lee
  34. Vicky Siong
  35. Ronnie
  36. Daisy Phua
  37. Doreen Chan
  38. Gingko Tay
  39. Sherry Wong
  40. Mary Quek
  41. Yoon Chin (will try to drop by )
  42. Rosalyn Khoo
  43. Helen Chiew
  44. Diana Ng
  45. Juliet Say
  46. ChristinA (will try to drop by )
  47. Nicholas Henry Chong
  48. Michelle Sim
  49. Judy Chia
  50. Tony Ang
  51. Maria Tan
  52. Victor Chee
  53. Steven Yuen
  54. Christine Teo
  55. Steven Chan
  56. Agnes Hong
  57. Lee Joo Seng
  58. Pauline Khoo
  59. Rene
  60. Andrew Koh

Monthly walk – a place of Peace, Tranquility

Date: Saturday, 05th October 2019

Time: 09.30am sharp (Be punctual, please) ,,,,,,,,,,,,, WALK is ON!

Meeting place : Botanic Gdns MRT (CC19 / DT9) EXIT B.

Duration: approx 6.5 hrs (approx 7km – easy terrain)
We will break for a simple lunch at the food court within.

EC: ChristinA

*Plants produce approx ten times more oxygen during the day
through photosynthesis. {smile}

This 160-year-old garden is the only tropical garden to be honoured
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A star attraction for millions of visitors to our little Red Dot.

Lush greenery with themed gardens, like the Fragrant Garden, Foliage
Garden, with acres of flowering vegetation, vast landscapes, as there
is so much to see, let’s allot time to tour this attraction leisurely,,,

Things to bring:
Bring your brollies, mini fans to keep cool.
A bottle of water to hydrate.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.
**

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


IMPORTANT:

November, last walk for 2019 — Saturday 23Nov (4th Saturday).

We monitor the PSI readings based on NEA one-hour PM2.5 concentration
readings which is a “good indicator of current air quality”.

https://www.haze.gov.sg

The walk will be cancelled
Should PSI reading be ABOVE 95 by 9pm on 04Oct
,
as there might be an increased risk of getting eye irritation,
sneezing or coughing, though the health impact of haze is largely
dependent on one’s health status.


Those coming, register ASAP!

Thank You!

WALKERS:

  1. ChristinA
  2. StellaS (TBC)
  3. GabriellaC
  4. SusanT
  5. JamesT
  6. JennyL
  7. PeterG
  8. Kang
  9. RonaldL (TBC)
    10.
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15.

Ageing together in JB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Rooming needs eg double, single and facilities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

Knowing more about Facebook – Sharing knowledge

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

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

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

Monthly walk: Kallang River-Bishan-AMK Park

Dear All,

Walk this afternoon: we will go ahead… see you, folks!

14Sep: checked Haze psi down to 82. Some asked us not to cancel the

walk {smile, smile}

We shall continue to monitor the psi. Only if it is Above 100, will cancel

the walk… kindly check updates or WhatsApps me.

————-

The Haze hots up … psi this morning is from 94 to 96!

Tomorrow by 12noon, if it hits 100!

September’s Walk will be cancelled.

Date: Saturday, 14th Sep 2019

Time: 4.15pm sharp (Be punctual, please)

Duration: approx 3 hrs / approx 6km – easy terrain

Meeting place : Potong Pasir MRT, NorthEast Line “NE10” Exit C (outside Old Chang Kee)

EC: Azhari C

Let’s stroll upstream along the river banks to our destination!
We had visited this park a couple of times some years back and had seen portions being boarded up for major refurbishments.

An initiative by PUB was launched in 2006 to transform our waterways into beautiful streams with natural materials, waterscapes; creating spaces for the community to enjoy and increase biodiversity.

Bishan-AMK park was one of the flagship projects under this transformation programme between PUB and NParks.

The park which is located in urban central Singapore was transformed from a concrete canal to having a natural “Kallang River” flowing into and through the park, an immense project never done before.

The park now with lush greenery, grassy lawns, playgrounds, ponds, are all ideal for family picnics and gatherings; fitness enthusiasts cycle or pant along well-maintained tracks, or sit by the banks to see water ripples swirling through natural rocks, exceedingly soothing and therapeutic.

The walk leaving us tired and hungry will culminate with dinner at Teck Ghee Court Food Cente.
From here are buses available to either Bishan or AMK MRT.

Note:
There are not many or few shelters, good to have your brollies.
Water to hydrate on a hot day.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.

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

Those coming, register ASAP!


IMPORTANT:
Following walks has been rescheduled (updated via blog dd 29Aug19) —
October** — Saturday, 05Oct (1st Saturday). Likely a morning walk, break for lunch and continue… total approx 6-7hours.

November, last walk for 2019 — Saturday 23Nov (4th Saturday).
Any concerns, you may contact me, ChristinA directly.


Thank You!

Participants:

  1. AzhariC
  2. ChristinA
  3. HenryS
  4. EvelynO
  5. Kang
  6. RonaldLee

Monthly walks Update: September to November 2019

Dear All,

Pleased be informed that due to unforseen circumstances, dates are rescheduled as follows:

September 14 (as scheduled, no change)

October 12 will be brought forward to Saturday 05th October. Likely a morning walk, break for lunch and continue… total approx 6-7hours.

November 09 will be changed to Saturday 23rd November (our last walk for 2019).

We apologize for above changes.

For those participating in this year’s special program:

If you are unable to come for the walks on the rescheduled dates for the month of October and November 2019; to fulfill the requirements, kindly attend 2020** scheduled walks, at least the 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd walk. For clarifications, kindly contact me directly.

YEAR 2020 – Scheduled dates will be posted in late December 2019 / early January 2020.

Look forward to your continuous support!

The Walk Team



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. Michele Sim

23. Lina Ng

25. Louis Siah

26. C H Teo

27.

28. ChristinA Chan

29. Vicky Siong

30.

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

SHC monthly gathering 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
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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.