Scuba diving as a hobby and sport

This is one particular activity which we rarely hear of in the Club. It is always associated with clear waters, beautiful Nemos and colourful corals, going out to remote islands and a day well-spent.

We have a few members who love scuba diving, and they go out regularly to their regular spots. And, of course, we have members who want to know more about this activity.

If you are a scuba diver or you love to find out more about the sport, please indicate your name here. We will organise a session for you to find Nemo together.

Terence Seah

Cheap stocks – Do your own due diligence (DYODD)

31 March 2017 [Motley] These Are Some of The Cheapest Stocks in Singapore Currently

I have a habit of looking at how cheap or expensive the stock market is at the start of every month. One way I do so is to determine the number of net-net stocks there are in Singapore’s market.

A net-net stock is a stock with a market capitalisation that is lower than its net current asset value. The net current asset value is a simple financial number that can be calculated with the following formula:
Net current asset value = Total current assets minus total liabilities

Theoretically, a net-net stock is a fantastic bargain. That’s because investors can get a discount on the company’s current assets (assets such as cash and inventory) net of all its liabilities. Moreover, the company’s fixed assets (assets such as properties, factories, and equipment etc.) are thrown into the fray for free.

The logic follows that if a large number of net-net stocks can be found in Singapore’s market, then stocks would likely be really cheap at that point in time.

Now, I had stressed the word “theoretically” earlier because net-net stocks are often companies that are in serious trouble and/or have horrible business economics. This means that investors in them are also at risk of seeing their capital evaporate if things continue heading south.

That’s one reason why diversification is important. The legendary Benjamin Graham, who liked to invest in net-net stocks when he was investing professionally, tried to mitigate risks by diversifying widely amongst net-net stocks.

I thought it would be interesting and useful to share a list of some of the net-net stocks that popped up when I did my latest exercise of assessing the state of the market.

I decided to come up with three lists: 1) the 10 net-net stocks that have the lowest market-cap-to-net-current-asset-value ratio; 2) the 10 net-net stocks with the largest market caps, and 3) the 10 largest net-net stocks that have positive net income over the last 12 months as well as more cash than debt on their balance sheets.

Here are the 10 stocks in the first list: Universal Resource and Services Ltd (SGX: BGO), China Haida Ltd (SGX: C92), China Taisan Tech Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: AZW), Ace Achieve Infocom Limited (SGX: A75), Full Apex (Holdings) Ltd (SGX: BTY), Matex International Ltd (SGX: M15), China Sports International Limited (SGX: FQ8), C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd (SGX: D79), Nam Cheong Ltd (SGX: N4E), and Cacola Furniture International Limited (SGX: D2U).

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Here are the 10 stocks in the second list: Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21), UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited (SGX: U10), Hong Leong Asia Ltd (SGX: H22), Kingboard Copper Foil Holdings Limited (SGX: K14), Hanwell Holdings Ltd (SGX: DM0), Baker Technology Ltd (SGX: BTP), Sing Holdings Limited (SGX: 5IC), Cortina Holdings Limited (SGX: C41), Hengxin Technology Ltd (SGX: I85), and Tiong Seng Holdings Limited (SGX: BFI)

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

And finally, here are the stocks in the third list: Noble, Kingboard Copper Foil, Hanwell, Hengxin, Nobel Deisgn (SGX: 547), Memtech International (SGX: BOL), Nam Lee (SGX: G0I), Asia Enterprise (SGX: A55), CDW Holding (SGX: BXE), and mDR Limited (SGX: A27).

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

I have to be clear that I’m not recommending that investors buy or sell any of the stocks seen here. My purpose here is simply to share the identities of some of Singapore’s cheapest stocks right now. Make of them what you will.

Monthly walk: April – Let’s Go Green!

Our apologises for late posting ….
Contemplated to cancel because for April’s walk all of us have personal commitments.  Today, Veronica told me she was able to reshuffle her duties, so, here we go…..

This is an EC activity; feel free to bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Date: Saturday, 08 April 2017

Time: 4.30 pm SHARP!

Meeting Point: Buangkok MRT, Exit A.

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hrs

ECs : Veronica Wong and ChristinA Chan

We will explore a part of the North-East route. The terrain is fairly easy.
Come and be enveloped in a pleasing stretch of quietness filled with much greenery.
Hopefully, we will “catch” some birds enjoying the breeze along the Sungei.
Bring water bottles, caps, umbrellas and cameras. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

Look forward to your early registration!    😀 😀

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

Who’s coming:       🙂      🙂

1. Veronica Wong
2. ChristinA
3. Stella Sheng
4. Winnie Tan
5. AzhariC
6. Henry See
7. Thomas Goh
8. Lettishia Silvester
9. TG’s friend Ms A
10. Susan Tan
11. Bernie Chung
12. Seok Cheng
13. Janie Ng
14. Olivia Jiang
15. StevenChan’s friend – Mr. Wong
16. Doris Tan
17. Graham Smith
18. Shawn Soh
19. Grace Kang
20. Yoon Chin
21. Grace Wong
22. Lilian Teo
23. Andrew Koh
24. Ronald Wie
25. Doreen Lau

 

 

 

 

 

Free concert at Tanglin Halt this evening. Featuring songs of the yesteryears of Ge Lan, Zhou Xuan etc.

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Dear All,

Free concert at Tanglin Halt this evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm featuring songs of the yesteryears. If you are fans of Ge Lan, Zhou Xuan etc and love their songs, then do come down to the concert. Details are in the poster.

Yay! Its Saturday and its chill out time.  See you there if you are there!

Cheers, Caroline

karaoke at maplewood condo SUN 16 Apr 2017

Dear all members,

It’s been a while we do not have any Karaoke session on..

I will be organising a Potluck cum Karaoke and dance session for all SHC members. Please feel free to come

Date: 16th April 2017 (Sunday)

Venue :  Maplewood Condo

987 Bukit Timah Road (589628) MRT station: Kings Albert Park

Time: 12pm – 6pm

All are welcomed. Plse register asap here, so I know you are coming.

Stella Sheng

Monthly walk: Landmarks worth a 2nd look!

The 1st walk for 2017…..

This is an EC activity; feel free to bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Date: Saturday, 11 March 2017

Time: 4.30 pm SHARP!

Meeting Point: Toa Payoh MRT (NS 19), Exit A. Bread Talk is on the left as you come up the escalator.

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hrs

ECs : Azhari Cuttilan and ChristinA Chan

The festive seasons have ended… good time to stretch and walk off the flabs 😀

Due to the recent incident of big trees being uprooted, our walk routes are limited.
In view of the safety for all participants during this rainy season, we have changed this walking route to a pleasant yet interesting trail!

For greenery, we will pass through 2 small parks; will see the only Buddhist temple outside Myanmar built in the traditional Burmese architectural style; a chic cafe; a villa built in late 1800s was restored and open to the public in 2001; Singapore’s first civil airport terminal built in 1937 but ceased operation in 1955 and used by various groups; other interesting landmarks like the longest HDB block.

There’s two end points, it depends on time, weather and participants’ energy level:
1) Kallang MRT or
2) Sports Hub

Bring water bottles, caps, umbrellas and cameras. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

Look forward to your early registration! 😀 😀

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

Participants:

 

1) AzhariC
2) ChristinA
3) SusanCHT
4) Susan Tan (please note walk is on 11Mar not Feb)
5) CharlesW,
6) Daisy Phua,
7) Tony Ang,
8) Simon Wong
9) Steven Yuen
10) Bernie Chung
11) Victor Chee
12) Steven Chan
13) Judy Lim
14) Linda Chua
15) Henry See
16) Lee Ah Nee
17) Sam Goh (tentative)
18) Winnie Lim
19) Seok Cheng
20) Ronald Lee
21) Winnie Tan
22) Lina Tan
23) John Howe
24) Andrew Koh
25) Olivia Jiang
26) Ronald Lam
27) Evelyn Ong

 

 

 

MONTHLY WALKS 2017

Monthly Walks for year 2017

Our walk team put in effort to bring to you known but not visited; as well as some of the lesser known parts of Singapore!

It is because of YOU, who gave and will continue to give us support that egg us on!

INFORMATION ONLY

First we wish to welcome a new member to our walk team: Ms Linda Chua.

Monthly walks for 2017 – we are now back to the 2ND SATURDAYS /Month unless otherwise informed.

Our walks remain an EC event, bring your adult friends; encourage them to join SHC!

Post for each walk will appear approx 10days prior to scheduled date.

Once walks are posted, it will not be cancelled due to rain as from past experiences, often the rain stops soon…..  just need to exercise patience and wait awhile {smile}

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1st walk for 2016 is scheduled on 2nd Saturday of March ie., 11th March 2017! Post coming up soooon!

Scheduled dates for 2017–
11 Mar
08 Apr
13 May
10 Jun
08 Jul
12 Aug
09 Sep
14 Oct
11 Nov
09 Dec

Stay healthy, see you in all our walks!

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

30% increase in Singapore water rates

Last night, I was sitting at Perth airport, waiting for the flight to Singapore. A young man, who has been away for about 30 years, asked if I was a Singaporean. I replied “Sure, Yes”, and of course, I asked him “Why”.

He asked me if I kept track of news in Singapore, and if knew Singapore has announced a 30% increase in water rates. I didn’t believe him, but later, I sat down to read the E-News on my wonderful Blackberry. Wah, I was shocked to read countless comments on a 30% water rate increase.

My first thought was “what business in the world can increase its price by 30%? Water? Cannot be. Water is Life. Water is not alcohol and not cigarettes.  It is not sugar. How can a household paying $50 a month now pays $15 more?

What has gone wrong in Singapore? We already have GST which is pro-rated to consumption. This controls consumption.  

This 30% issue is a current issue. It affects every household and business. I hope we can send a message to the government and the PUB, through our many grassroots members, that this is a serious matter. Feel free to offer your views and comments. Alternate suggestions also welcome.

No name calling plse, and keep this issue a non-political discussion.

Terence Seah

Australia Outback Tour (Alice Springs to Adelaide) Fri 15 Sep to Sun 24 Sep, 2017








If you have concern about the difficulty level, it requires at most 1 hour round trip of walking, except at Kings Canyon you have an option to take either a Rim Walk (3.5 hour return) or Creek Walk ( 1 hour return). I have tried to pick trails that is within our limits. If you are not taking the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, only Day 1 has slightly more walking. The amount of walking for all other days are no different from a normal sight-seeing tour.

If you are interested, please write to shctour@outlook.com. The early birds will get the worms, those register later might have to pay a higher rate for the air ticket. If you are interested, but need more time to consider, do let me know.

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Moon Wong (EC)

16 has confirmed.

Tea Dance on Saturday, 8 April at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road – EC Event (means you can bring your friends who are non-members)

Dear All,

I am organizing a Tea Dance.
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If we can get at least 50 pax, we can have a closed door event where the venue will be exclusive to us.

The regular time for the Tea Dance at the club is from 2 to 5pm. However, I have spoken to the person in charge of the Club that if I can get the minimum number of 50 pax, we can have the event from 2 to 6pm.

Tea Dance

Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 2 to 6pm (or 2 to 5pm)
Price: S$25 nett
Mini Buffet comprising: One Fried item (shrimp, onion rings, chicken nuggets, spring rolls or samosa)
Assorted mini cakes and pastries
Fried Noodles or Fried Rice
One Dessert item (bubur hitam, bubur chacha, cheng tng, banana in coconut milk or green bean soup)
Fruit platter
Drinks: Free flow of hot or cold tea. The cold tea is fruit infused and very refreshing. Other types of drinks – pay your own.
Music: DJ Armstrong – who plays awesome dance music and you can request for the songs or music you want to dance to.
Payable to Account: 067-00687-9 POSB Savings Account – Caroline Gee (due to time constraint, we have not identified the treasurer yet so I am “one leg kick” at the moment.)

So save the date!

Registrations start immediately as we have to give ample notice to the club for them to make the necessary arrangements.

New registrations closing date is on 20 March 2017 and payment has to be made by the closing date too. P.S.The club has given me extra time to get back to them on the numbers.
Registration List
1. Caroline Gee + 10 – Paid
12. Dolly Lim – Paid
13. Geraldine Ting – Paid
14. Rosalind Lee – Paid
15. Gingko Tay – Paid
16. Michelle Sim – Paid
17. Charles Wee – Paid
18 Joan Ang – Paid +
19. Thomas Loh – Paid
20. Doreen Chan – Paid
21. Judy Lim – Paid
22. Anna Choi – Paid
23. June Lim – Paid
24. Rina Tan – Paid
25. Sockie Neo – Paid
26. Lee Ah Nee – Paid
27. Steven Chan – Paid
28. Dan Huang – Paid
29. Catherine & Andrew Tan + 5 – Paid
36. Dolly’s friends 6 pax – paid
42. Peter Loo – Paid
43. Joo Tian + two friends – Paid
46. Martin Han – Paid
47. Jennifer Lim & Partner – Paid
49. Joan Ang’s friend – Paid
50. Ashley – Paid
51. Jeffrey Gan – Paid
52. Bobby Bok – Paid
53. Maria Tan – Paid
54. Mega – Paid

In the event that we do not make the minimum number of pax required for the closed door event, we will still go ahead and have fun at the Tea Dance.
So lets make it happen!

Calling all the dance enthusiasts, do try to support the event if you are available on that day. Doesn’t matter if you have two left feet, or learning to dance or a dance expert, come and join in the fun. We hope to have the dance floor all to ourselves. Even if you do not dance, you can come and eat and chat and chill out!

We are looking at the possibility of a lucky draw and one or two games to have some fun and to laugh our heads off! I can assure you the games will be loads of fun and we can do this only if we have the club to ourselves. So try to make it happen. Looking forward to more people signing up for the event!
Many thanks!

Cheers
Caroline Gee

Yangon trip Thur/Fri 20/21 Apr 2017 “Meet other Singaporean residents in Myanmar”

The Club has done a few trips to Myanmar, in particular to its ccommercial capital Yangon.  Today, Singaporeans do not need a visa to enter Myanmar.

Many Singaporeans live in Yangon; they are either doing their own businesses or working for large companies.  As Myanmar expands and opens itself to the world, many seek opportunities in a country that was once cut off from the outside world. ATMs and credit cards have since popped up in most parts of Yangon.  There are more entertainment spots. More and more cars are being imported.  International schools, with one being run by a Singapore have established themselves well.  Many restaurants chains which you are familiar with in Singapore and the region are doing well, with a growing working class.  Myanmar has a sizeable rich and well to do consumers.

The Singapore name is well established and sort after in Myanmar.  Many Singaporeans have done well in various positions and businesses in the country. SHC members have asked to do another trip to Yangon as a club.  This time, we shall do a trip but it wont be a tourist trip. You can easily plan a trip with a travel agent.  I have allocated two days 20 and 21 April 2017 to meet resident Singaporeans and families who have been residing in Myanmar for many years.  We will likely have lunch, dinner or breakfast.  Yu can mingle with them, and find out more about living in Myanmar, their experience and the opportunities in this up and coming nation.

To keep simple, all participants book and pay their own airfares, and book their own hotels.  You may go earlier and you may leave later, but the dates are 20 and 21 Apr 2017.  You organise your own airport transfers.

Resident Singaporeans will be invited, and we will pay for their meals.  Cost likely to be double or in some cases, triple our share.

If you are interested to join this “Meet fellow Singaporeans in Myanmar”, please indicate your name here.  You may post here requests here.

Terence Seah

THE FORSAKEN MUSICIAN

Today at about 7.30 pm I was doing a little shopping at a large  shopping mall in the eastern part of Singapore.

Outside the mall I was rather amused and intrigued  by a lone forgotten music maker. With due respect he did make some respectable music through his singing accompanied by his guitar playing. So he is quite talented. In fact I rather enjoyed his ensemble which pervaded in the evening air.

However the reality was he was  performing for donations. But sadly the scene was rather melancholy as the evening crowd hardly paid him a second look, many of whom were bypassing him and busy doing their own things. Did he really have to earn a few bucks this way? Had he been forgotten by his family or even the society. At this time of the day many folks would  be at home enjoying a dinner with family. Had he fallen through the cracks or it was his own choice.

Robert Ong

 

 

EPIC 1000km KDF Millennium Ride 2017 – A Charity Event participation by Ivan Lim

Hi SHCians,

A charity ride a year helps keep the doctors away…

Hahahaaa! No lah! It’s just my coined saying only.

But seriously, for 2017, I am back to the EPIC 1000km Charity Ride.

Had a shoulder injury (non-cycling related) in late 2015 and had to drop out of the EPIC 2016 Charity Ride in January last year.

Like my previous efforts with the EPIC Cyclists, do note that for every SGD10/- of contributions you make through my profile for this EPIC 1000KM Charity Ride 2017, I will pledge SGD1/- from my own pocket, up to a maximum of SGD500/- …… just doing my $$$ part too and giving forward.

Hope to count on your support again! TQ in advance!

Lastly, wishing all SHCians, A Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year 2017!

Ivan Lim

To find out more details of this Charity Fundraising Event or to donate online, please go to this link:
https://give.asia/movement/epic_1000km_kdf_millennium_ride_2017_-_ivanlim_ic_man

For other details/queries and/or off-line donations in Cash or Cheques, please let me know by commenting here. Will try my best to answer them.

Merry Christmas to all SilverHairs

Dear fellow SHC members,

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

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

Share your thoughts of the season to fellow SilverHairs.

Terence Seah

 

Monthly walk: Haig Walk Corridor to East Coast Park

Monthly walk: Haig Walk Corridor  to East Coast Park

Date : 10th Dec 2016, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx.  2hours.   Distance 4.8 km

Meeting Place:  Paya Lebar MRT ,  exit A facing Paya Lebar Square

ECs: Charles Wee with Serene Low
This is the last walk for the year 2016. It takes us along a relatively quiet Haig Walk Corridor, commencing from Geylang Serai to East Coast Road and exiting near Katong Shopping Centre.  Thereafter we do a short walk to Chinese Swimming Club at Amber Road where we enter the underground tunnel to East Coast Park. Along the way at Ceylon Road we will view our late President Nathan’s house.

Our walk ends at Marine Parade Centre .  Buses 134, 135 and 43 to Paya Lebar mrt Interchange are available at the bus stop just nearby.

  1. For your own safety, come in comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
  2. Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant.
  3. Bring a disposable raincoat (hope for good weather)

The Walk Team:  ChristinA Chan, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Azhari Cuttilan and Charles Wee.

This is an EC activity. You can bring your adult friends .

hohhoohoho hahahahha 1st Laughter Yoga Excersie @ chinese garden Wed 7 Dec 2016

wow x 3  , this is going to be crazy ya ! let do d laughter therapy  in chinese garden ya .

date 07 th december wednesday

1030hrs . meet @ chinese garden MRT outside d control station .

it been ages  for me not been there ! used to performed security duties when i was in d force !

please bring your extra tee shirt ,small towel ,best a water bottle of warm lemon water lor !

be prepare to de stress ,thru laughing !good cell in our body to kick up ya !!if possible surf d website youtube or whatever thot in Laughter Yoga !

no religion ,no praying come & expereince  it for free  only to SHC.

as i am oredli a trained & qualified teacher ! for public normally we charge ya !!!

hohhohohoho hahahaha

cheers

brother Sam Huat

yo yo hahahahha hohohohoh jurong east jems meet up !eo Wed 7 Dec 2016

hohohohohoho  ,my humble apologies for d last minute event cancelled ,d first gathering @ jurong point last time ya .

my sworn brother from KL since young .. he was warded to hospital ya.okay ,for de retire semi retire or those keen from other boundaries are welcome with my laughter & open arms hugs ! i am giving 15 small present as xmas is around d corner ya !

date 07 december 2016 wednesday

time 1400hrs to 1700hrs

venue  jems jurong east food court near the royal rojak / meng teochew bak chor mee !

those who are worry about finding us ..feel @ ease , i am wearing a yellow cap with silverhairs wording ! & if still cant see properly den look out for siverhairs banner ya /

foods plenty of choices ya .just pay @ d counter lor.

agenda ! will talk about our health ! like laughter yoga ! many still tot must stretch legs to head huh ??? no lah !!! also on foods we consume every day !

2nd on holiday in either vietnam or manila ya .

so please po mia ( register here lah )

EO Sam Huat .

cheers !! hohohhoohoh hahahahha

a indian trained & qualified laughter yoga teacher !

 

November Gathering

The last Wednesday of this month is also the last day of the month. Nothing special except 25 days to Christmas.

If you are free, drop by Han’s Cafe at Chinatown Point. Get a friend (or friends) so that you can have someone to talk with.

DC

Event Reminder

 

9 Days Yunnan Tour (Sat 18 Feb to Sun 26 Feb)

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We plan to purchase our own air tickets and engage an overseas tour operator to conduct the tour. It will be a private group.

We plan to travel together on China Eastern Airlines. The best time to visit Luoping for the Canola Flowers is from 20 Feb to early March. It will be a peak period. My main concern is in securing the air tickets for our preferred days and times.

If you have concern about the difficulty level, I have checked with the tour operator. She said most of the places you can proceed according to your physical fitness. For the Nine Dragons Waterfalls, you can reach the first waterfall in less than 2 km on flat ground and it is up to you whether to proceed to the 2nd and 3rd tier.

If you are interested, please write to shctour@outlook.com preferably by Fri 25 Nov. The early birds will get the worms, those register later might have to pay a higher rate for the air ticket. If you are interested, but need more time to consider, do let me know.

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Moon Wong (EC)

14 people have confirmed.

Monthly walk: SOUTHERN WATERFRONT

Date : 12th November 2016, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx 2hours

Meeting Place: Labrador MRT Station(CC27) – Take escalator up to ground level.
(no facilities during walk, till probably 1.5hrs later).

ECs: Veronica Wong with Henry See.
Note: Henry See, one of our regular walkers, suggest to do this route, so he will
assist to co-lead.

It was 3 years ago that we had transversed along the coastline on a man-made
boardwalk. The creek is a natural oasis of mangrove, mudflats, lush and green foliage.

Linger for a moment along the coastal front, be soothed, be lulled by
the wonders of nature and revel in this scenic view of vast sea and greenery.
At the bay feast your eyes on a cluster of yachts and perhaps at sundown,
the beautiful sunset!

Note:
1) For your own safety, come in comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
2) Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant
3) Bring a disposable raincoat (though we pray for good weather)

We shall end our walk at HarbourFront.

The Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Alice Seah,
Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan… signing off!

This is an EC activity. Bring your adult friends who are 45 and above!

Registration appreciated.             🙂

Hello ………….. New Members…

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Ms K Chew
Ms Choi Hong
Ms Son Lin
Mr Kah Siong

 

Say Hi and connect here !
We look forward to your participations in this Forum and
various events organise by our members.

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Members just need to send an email to
clubadmin@silverhairsclub.com 
for a temporary password.
Remember to include Username.

 

Yoon Chin

Drive Along The Old Memory Roads To Relax in The Cool Mountain Breeze atGenting Highlands On 20th/21st To 24th/25th Nov 2016

We shall drive through old towns/villages. Stop whenever we please. Kulai, Simpang Renggam , Ayer Hitam ( must eat the original “Amy Yip” Big Bao). Left turn to Batu Pahat, Lunch at Muar/Malacca, Seremban to Genting ( Note : If we start on 20th Nov, will stop at Malacca for a night )
At Genting Highland ( Rooms book from 21st to 24th Nov)
Day 1-Gather for Restaurant Dinner + discussion on following days activities
(a) Tour Goh Tong Township/Temple,Mushroom/cherries farms
(b) Kuala Lumpur city tour
Day 2- Select eiher (a) or (b) above
Day 3- Select remaining (a) or (b)
Day 4- Check out. Drive to Bentong ( must buy Bentong Ginger). Driving along Karak, Mentakab,Triang, Meng Kuang,Bahau, Rompin,Segamat(durian) Labis,Kluang( Beef kueh Tiew), Kota Tinggi ( dinner-Char Coal roast Pigeon, Curry Wild Boar meat)

Estimate Cost – Hotel resort Genting – S$27 pxn per night twin Share.4 Ladies can share one room as they do not have the tiny extra leg. First world much cheaper.Meal voucher MR 10-good for lunch, dinner.
Must eat Dinner RM75-90 at arrange restaurant ( 8-10 course)
Must try Lunch – RM 42 Buffet at Coffee Terrace
Other Traveling -Petrol ,meals pro rated as we spend.

Confirm participants :
Tony Ang + 1
Alan Ang
Nina Choo
Susan Lee

WhatsApp : 81578136

October Gathering

Hi..folks. It is that time of the month again. 26th October to be exact. I will be in Malaysia so I am sorry if any of you intend to chat with me.

See you another time.

Please get a few friends to go to Han’s Café at Chinatown Point. Give them some business. It is our de facto Club House.

DC

Event Reminder

Monthly Cycling on Sat, 15 Oct 2016

Hello Hello

Location : ECP, East Coast Park
Start Time : 4.30 pm
Distance : 2 routes –
1. Burger King to Bedok Jetty (short distance)
2. Burger King to Fort Road (long distance)

Meetup time : 4.00 pm at Burger (for chatting)
Bike collection time : 4.15 pm (from adjourning kiosk)

Things to bring :
1. Helmet (or hats) & gloves
2. Sunblock, arm sleeves, shades and raincoat
3. S 11
4. Your friends

Location map of East Coast Park –
https://www.google.com.sg/maps/place/East+Coast+Park/@1.2794272,103.8647196,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xaffda4da354a96fa!8m2!3d1.3007842!4d103.9121866

Rain or shine, we wait for U

Who is who coming –
Yew Kwong

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

Introduction to the World of Acrylic Painting

Hi everyone,
Let me first introduce my humble self – Adeline Yeo – have never written to silver hairs club besides attending a few get together. I am wondering how many of us have always wished to give personalized yet relatively affordable gifts to people whom we get in touch with. Well let me introduce you to the world of acrylic painting, which both young and old, with or without artistic ability can learn easily.

When I first picked up acrylic painting 15 years ago, I had no idea that it would not only bring much joy, creativity, freedom of expression, more friends and best of all extra monetary gains. Acrylic can be painted on most surfaces such as: fabric, paper, cards, fiberboard, wood, plastic and even stones. Thus I hope to share this skill and interest with others who are equally passionate about learning crafts.

The internet, schools and books expose you to a world of both knowledge and confusion about acrylic. Here I list just some of the few subjects:
• Different objects: sceneries, birds, flowers, still life, portraits, landscapes, etc
• Different family of colors within the colors, burnt sienna, raw umber, etc
• Different types of mediums: Retarders, glaze, etc
• Different types of brushes: flat tipped, round, ferrule, liners etc
• Different types of surfaces: Paper, plastic, wood, etc

Internet Links like this: https://youtu.be/AWQ1S1YwkI0

Schools that teach basic acrylic painting: http://pabha.com/ArtClass/Page6.htm
http://www.nafa.edu.sg/courses/part-time/short-courses

Books: Acrylic Painting for Dummies, Acrylic Painting with Passion
The list above is not exhaustive as you can always google or even borrow books from the library. As I was fortunate in the sense that I blindly followed what was taught because I was attracted to the final product that my colleague introduced. So questions like, what should I paint, what kind of brushes should I use, How do I start? These did not hinder my passion. It was much later that I learnt from Arts of Crafts (a school at Orchard Road) and Spotlight that I further increased my interest, but I should add I am still in the process of fine tuning

So without much further ado, let me show you some of my completed artworks, which were ordinary looking pieces of wood and stones which I had them painted as decorative items, given as personalized gifts and some that helped me make some extra income.

I hope this helped in your decision in taking up a hobby that is both therapeutic, relatively cheap and an enjoyment with your kids and a favorite past time.
Regards:
Adeline Yeo

 

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