Tea Dance at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road on Saturday, 21 October 2017- EC Event

Dear All,

We have received many positive feedback from members and friends who attended our last tea dance and also many asking when we will be organizing another one.

To all the happy people and those who missed the last one, we are pleased to announce that we shall be organizing another tea dance soon.

For this time round, the management of the club has informed us that we could have the place exclusively for our party if we hit 40 pax.

Date:             21 October 2017 (Saturday)
Time:            2pm to 6pm
Price:           S$25 net

Mini Buffet:  Comprising one fried item (prawns or samosa or onion rings or spring rolls)
assorted mini cakes and pastries, one fried noodles or fried rice, one dessert (green bean soup or bubur chacha or cheng tng or bubur hitam) and fruit platter.

Drinks:          Free flow of hot or cold tea (other drinks at your own expense)
Music:           DJ Armstrong – one of the best DJ in town.  You can make song requests.
Account:        Payable to Caroline Gee – POSB savings account 067-00687-9

There will be a game or two and 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 me 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 2 October 2017 so please save the date and get ready to party through the afternoon. We shall close registration at 45 pax (paid up). However, if the response is good, we may close at 50+ – (for paid) up by the closing date or if we reach our targetted number, whichever comes first. For the comfort of our guests, it should not be more than 53 pax.

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
1.     Caroline Gee (Paid)
2.     Stella Sheng (Paid)
3.     Maria (Paid)
4.     Maria’s friend (Paid)
5.     Michelle Sim (Paid)
6.     Dolly Lim (Paid)
7.     Jennifer Lim (Paid)
8.     Jennifer’s partner A (Paid)
9.     Joan Ang (Paid)
10. James (Paid)
11.    Reserved (Paid)
12.   Reserved (Paid)
13.   Reserved (Paid)
14.   Reserved (Paid)
15.   Reserved (Paid)
16.   Reserved (Paid)
17.   Reserved (Paid)
18.   Reserved (Paid)
19.   Reserved (Paid)
20.   Reserved (Paid)
21.   Reserved (Paid)
22.   Reserved (Paid)
23.   Reserved (Paid)
24.   Reserved (Paid)
25. Susan Tan
26. Philip (Susan Tan)
27. Molly (Susan Tan)
28. Roger (Susan Tan)
29. Alice (Susan Tan)
30. Rosalind Lee (RL) (Paid)
31. Rosalind Low (RL) (Paid)
32. Geraldine Ting (Paid)
33. Gingko Tay (Paid)
34. Steven Chan (Paid)
35. Li Hong (CG) (Paid)
36. Friend (CG) (Paid)
37. Friend (CG) (Paid)
38. Friend (CG) (Paid)
39. Friend (Anne) (CG)
40. Friend (Diana) (CG)
41. Catherine Tan (CT) (Paid)
42. Andrew Tan (Paid)
43. Friend (Annie) (CT) (Paid)
44. Friend (CT) (Paid)
45. Friend (Anna)(CT) (Paid)
46. Friend (CT) (Paid)
47. Friend (CT) (Paid)
48. Friend (CT) (Paid)

49. Friend (CT)
50. Friend (CT)
51. Mega (Paid)
52. Jane Tan (Paid)
53. Richard Wong (Paid)
Full amount paid by James and his reserves. Waiting for name list from him to update.

Monthly kopi chat on 23.8.17

  Time for our next kopi chat!  Details are as follows:

Date:                                          Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

Time:                                          2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                                       Our usual haunt viz: Raffles City food court, L. 3 (nearest mrt:   City Hall)

Food and Beverage:                 All types of cuisine at reasonable price

Agenda:                                    Chit-chat over a cuppa on all topics except the SHC taboos viz: politics, religion, sex and mlm

Do come and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter.  Please register here if interested.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Gabriella’s Friend (JL)
  3. Alan Ang  
  4. Daniel Chan
  5. Stella Sheng
  6. Cheng WK
  7. David Low
  8. Pat Oei
  9. Nina Choo
  10. Nina’s friend
  11. Martin Han
  12. Lim Tiang Soon
  13. Richard Kwok
  14. Ron Lai
  15. Alice Lai
  16. Hou Chong (will deliver his famous kumquat jam to those who place orders with him and wish to collect at this Kopi chat)
  17. Mok Chun Weng
  18. Tony Ang
  19. Steven Chan
  20. Charles Wee
  21. Laura Wee
  22. Frank Kaw
  23. Yoon Chin (tentatively)
  24. Wendy Lum (tentatively)
  25. Anyone else coming for this Kopi chat? Pl register early if interested…

 

Kopi chat on Wed, 19 July 2017

  Hi kopi kakis

It’s time to arrange for our next kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                         Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Time:                                         2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                                        Raffles City food court (nearest mrt: City Hall)

Cuisine:                                      All types of food and  beverages at reasonable price

Topics for discussion:                Anything under the sun except the shc taboos… viz: sex, politics, religion, direct selling and MLM selling. 

Don’t stay at home ~come and join in this kopi event for a hearty chit chat, fun, laughter and sharing of views.  We can agree to disagree ~ no ‘fights’ encouraged over differences of opinion.  HeeeHaaa….. Please register here if interested.

Let me end with a quote:

“Happy people are always happy, not because everything is right in their life.  They are happy because their attitude towards everything is right.”

Those coming are:

  1. Gabriella Chua (EO) (+ 2 friends Lulu & Bee Chin)
  2. Stella Sheng
  3. Martin Han
  4. Veronica Wong
  5. Michael Yeo
  6. Daniel Chan
  7. Edward Lim
  8. Dave Chong
  9. David Low
  10. Richard Kwok
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Mok Chun Weng
  13. Cheng WK
  14. Alan Ang
  15. Steven Chan
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Peter Loo
  18. Pat Oei
  19. Christine Teo
  20. Lily Boon
  21. Jimmy Longpoetih
  22. Amy Yu(+ Friend Margaret Koh)
  23. Christine Neo
  24. Joan Ang
  25. Hew Lee
  26. Nina Choo (+ Friend Catherine)
  27. Lee Weng Cheong
  28. Seng Kim
  29. Sam Huat ah
  30. Cat Yeo
  31. Grace Wong
  32. Maria Tan
  33. Maria’s friend

 

Thank you to all who came for the kopi chat this afternoon. We had an afternoon of fun, chit chat and laughter as well as meeting old and new friends.

Cheerio till we meet again…..

 

Coffee Gathering on 17 May at 2.30 pm ~EC event

  Hi friends

Our next coffee gathering is here again. Details are as follows:

Date:                           Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Time:                            2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                         313 at Somerset …… Food Court on L. 5 (nearest mrt: Somerset)…..we shall be sitting opposite the chicken rice and hot pot stalls … Long tables in a cosy corner…

Cuisine:                       All kinds of beverages, food

Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter. Don’t stay at home alone ya?

Register here if you’re coming.

Thank you,

Gabriella

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Veronica Wong
  3. John SC Chua
  4. Martin Han
  5. Cheng W K
  6. Richard Kwok
  7. Daniel Chan
  8. Silas Yeo
  9. Tony Ang
  10. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 3 friends)
  11. David Low
  12. Lily Boon
  13. Friend(CL)
  14. Friend (NN)
  15. Friend (R)
  16. Friend (S)
  17. Friend (R)
  18. Doreen Chan
  19. Peter Loo
  20. Stella Sheng
  21. Christine Teo
  22. Hew Lee
  23. Nina Choo
  24. Martin’s Friend (E)
  25. Joan Ang
  26. Edward Lim
  27. Grace Kang

“Forgive what you cannot forget, forget what you cannot forgive  ~

LIVE  every moment

LAUGH every day

LOVE beyond words”

Thanks to all who came for the coffee chat this afternoon .. an afternoon of fun, laughter and good fellowship. I’m sure everyone had a great time… 🙂

Kopi chat on Wed, 19th April 2017… EC Event (CANCELLED)

  Hi friends,

It’s time to arrange our next kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                 Wed, 19 April 2017

Time:                2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:               Raffles City food court (next to City Hall mrt station)

Cuisine:            All types of food, beverage and dessert

Topics:              Anything of interest among kopi kakis except shc taboos (sex, MLM, politics and religion)

Come and enjoy the company of fellow friends who may be retired or semi-retired.  Have fun, be happy!  You never know how much time you have left.  Let’s make this sector of our life the best in our life……  Like birds, let’s leave behind what we don’t need to carry … Grudges, sadness, pain, fear and regrets!  Fly light ~ LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Remember ~ A day without laughter is a day wasted….

Please register here if you’re coming.

Regards,

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Martin Han
  3. Alan Ang
  4. Lim Tiang Soon
  5. Veronica Wong
  6. Cheng WK
  7. Richard Kwok
  8. Friend (K)

My apologies: The Kopi chat on 19 Apr has been cancelled due to poor response. Will keep you informed should there be another one. Thanks!

Tea Dance on Saturday, 8 April 2017, 2pm to 6pm at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road – Update

Dear All.

Thank you to all who are coming to the event for your kind support.
My Committee members have got the lucky draw prizes, game and prizes all ready.

For those who are driving, I have attached the location map and car park facilities within walking distance to the club.

Map of Parkroyal on Kitchener Road – car parks
So if you get to the carpark at 1.30pm, the rates will be as follows:

Park Royal Hotel
1.30pm to 3.30pm (2 hours)- free with complimentary coupon
3.31pm to 5pm (one and a half hours) – $4.50
After 5.01pm – 6.59am (per entry) – $4.90
Total payable = $9.40

City Mall Square
1.30pm to 6pm (4 and a half hours) – $7.20
6.01 to 3.59am (per entry) – $3.50
Total payable = $10.70

However, there is one open space car park just on the left of the hotel (direction if you are facing hotel from the road) and there are many roadside parking lots on Sam Leong Road and several other roads near the hotel which is outside CBD so its $1.20 per hour.

If you go by MRT, its the purple line and alight at Farrer Park Station.

Doors to the Club open at 2pm sharp. Its free seating. However, there are two big groups who registered together so I hope you don’t mind, I have asked the club to reserve the two long sofas for the two groups of 10 pax each.
Don’t fret! All the seats are very comfortable and usually the tables are set for 2, 4, 6 and 8 pax so take your pick.

Lucky draw coupons will be given upon registration so remember to go and chope your place after registration then fill up your card and drop it into the lucky draw bowl.

So see you all soon! Yay!
Cheers
Caroline aka Carly

Coffee chat on 24th March 2017, EC Event

  Coffee-time is here again!  How time flies… we are now in the month of March 2017~~  Please note our coffee appointment time.

Date:                    Friday, 24th March 2017

Time:                    2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Our usual haunt viz: Raffles City Food Court (just at City Hall mrt station)

Cuisine:                 Various types of food and beverages at reasonable rates

Agenda:                 Fellowshipping and having fun over a cuppa (just avoid touching on the shc taboos – sex, religion, politics and MLM)

All are welcome to this coffee session on a lazy Friday afternoon – this is a good platform for making new friends and keeping in touch with old ones. Friendship is very important at this stage of our life.  Don’t be Home Alone.  Register here if you’re coming.  Pl bring yr friends too since this is an EC event.

I also organise makan sessions for friends ‘hatched’  at these coffee meets. We had our Katong laksa gathering on 17.3.17.

Thank you.

Gabriella Chua, EC

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (NN) + Friend K
  3. Cheng W K
  4. Lim Tiang Soon
  5. David Low
  6. Steven Chan
  7. Peter Loo
  8. Friend (JL)
  9. Veronica Wong
  10. Friend K
  11. Joy Chuang
  12. Sally Foo
  13. Graham and
  14. Doris Smith
  15. Grace Kang
  16. Weng Cheong
  17. Friend (CL)
  18. Lily Boon
  19. Hew Lee

 

Thank you friends for coming this afternoon.. we had lots of fun, laughter and good fellowship.

See you all next month….

 

Coffee chat on Wed, 22.2.17 at 2.30 pm

   Please be informed that the next coffee chat will be held on 22.2.17.  Details are as follows:

Date:                    Wednesday, 22.2.17 from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Food court at Raffles City (nearest mrt: City Hall)

All types of food and beverages are available at this food court.  Do come along and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter over a cuppa of coffee.

Pl register here if you’re coming.

Thanks.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Martin Han
  3. Richard Kwok
  4. Alan Ang
  5. Silas Yeo
  6. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 3 friends)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. Veronica Wong
  9. Philip Chia
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Daniel Chan
  13. A friend  (JL)
  14. Frank Kaw
  15. A Friend (CL)
  16. Irene &
  17. Michael Ong
  18. Joo Tian
  19. Lily Boon
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Lee Weng Cheong (v old SHC member..not an active member for some time)

Thank you v much for your wonderful presence today at our monthly Kopi chat. We had fun, laughter and many shared experiences about themselves.. great! A good platform for meeting old friends and making new ones.

Look out for the next Kopi chat in March 2017~

 

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

Kopi chat for December 2016

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Hi kopi kakis

Time for our next kopi chat which will be held in December 2016.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                       Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Time:                                      2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                                    Raffles City Food Court, L. 2

Nearest mrt:                            City Hall mrt station

Food & Beverage:                  All types of cuisines… just order your own drinks and food

Topics:                                    Anything except the shc taboos viz: MLM, sex, politics, religion and selling of investment products

This will be our last kopi chat for 2016.  Hence, I hope more members will join in the fun, laughter and immersion into the Christmas mood.  Christmas is the best time of the year! Fellowship and making friends are very important in this final lap of our life.  Let’s enjoy and be merry ya?

“Forgive what you cannot forget”

“Forget what you cannot forgive”

Live every moment

Laugh every day

Love beyond words!

Please indicate your names here if you’re coming.  Thank you.

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Jimmy Longpoetih 
  3. Cheng W K
  4. Friend (MH)
  5. Peter Loo
  6. Lim Tiang Soon
  7. Friend (ET)
  8. Alan Ang
  9. Friend (JL)
  10. Grace Wong
  11. Loong Say Meng
  12. Friend (CA)
  13. Joan Ang
  14. Friend (HC)
  15. Daniel Chan
  16. Michael Yeo

Thank you for all your support and coming for the kopi chat this afternoon.  We had an enjoyable time drinking coffee, fellowshipping, chatting and playing Rummikub…

Kopi Meet on Wed, 2nd Nov 2016

novcoffee1  novcoffee2Dear kopi kakis,

Our next kopi meet will be held on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                                         Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Time:                                                         2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                                                       Usual haunt – Raffles City food court

Nearest mrt:                                              City Hall

Cuisine:                                                     All types of food, beverages and dessert

Topics for discussion:                               Everything under the sun except the SHC taboos (viz: sex, politics, religion, selling of MLM and investment products)

Come and join in an afternoon of fun and laughter among like-minded retirees and the semi-retired.  Chatting and fellowship with friends will keep dementia and depression at bay.  Leave the ’empty nest’ and enjoy yourself over a cuppa.  Just indicate your interest by registering here.

Cheers

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Alan Ang
  3. Cheng WK
  4. John SC Chua
  5. Veronica Wong
  6. Friend(MH)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. David Low
  9. Lim Tiang Soon
  10. Christine Teo
  11. Nina Choo
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. Friend (JL)
  14. Jeffrey Gan (tentative)
  15. Joan Ang
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Peter Loo
  18. Grace Wong
  19. Lily Boon

Thank you dear friends for coming to the kopi chat this afternoon… without your presence, there won’t  be any event ya?  See you all next month – with Christmas in the air.

Kopi Kakis meet on Wed, 5 Oct 2016

octkopi1      Dear kopi kakis,

Our next meet will be held on 5th Oct.  Details are as follows:

Date:                            Wednesday, 5th Oct 2016

Time:                            2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                          Raffles City Food Court

Nearest mrt:                 City Hall mrt station

Topics:                          Anything of common interest to chatterers

Food & Beverage:         All types of drinks and food available at this food court

Come and enjoy an afternoon of yakking, fellowshipping, fun and laughter.  We are a bunch of happy-go-lucky people who just wanna take care of ourselves and be happy!

Please indicate your interest by registering here.

Cheers 🙂

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Alan Ang
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Friend (AC)
  6. Veronica Wong
  7. Lily Boon
  8. Michael Yeo
  9. Lim Tiang Soon
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Friend (JL)
  13. David Low
  14. Jimmy Longpoetih
  15. Joan Ang
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Richard Kwok
  18. Christine Teo
  19. Susan Chong
  20. Daniel Chan (TBC)
  21. Grace Wong (tentative)
  22. Sam Goh
  23. Silas Yeo
  24. Cheng WK
  25. Loong Say Meng
  26. Yoon Chin (thanks for registering the new member Cheng)

 

Coffee Chat – 17th Sept (Saturday)

This coffee chat is for those who believe in lifelong learning. Do you know no one is excluded in this “Digital Inclusion” – An Initiative by IDA. All you need is your mindset that You can do IT (Information Technology). The rest will be taken care of if you qualify for the “Home Access” programme.

Free lessons are always available. One such venue is in Bukit Merah Library (lessons conducted by me). Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 17th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you have the time.

hew lee (EC)

 

 

Next Coffee Chat ~ Friday, 2.9.16

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Hihi kopi kakis

Our next kopi chat will be held on Friday, 2.9.16. Details are as follows:

Date:                    Friday, 2 Sep 2016

Time:                   2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                 Raffles City food court, Level 3

Nearest mrt:         City Hall mrt station

Topics:                  Anything under the sun except sensitive subjects viz: sex, religion, MLM, politics (SHC taboos)

Cuisine:                All types of food, drinks and dessert (just order for yourself)

I’m glad that our kopi chat gathering is still going ‘strong’ and that many of you are now my regulars 🙂    I’m giving ample notice for our next event and I hope that those interested will register asap.   It’s an opportunity to meet up with old friends as well as making new ones.  We need friendship at this stage of our life ~ most of us are facing the ’empty nest syndrome’.  We should be very happy that we’ve raised a new generation for Singapore.  Now is the time to enjoy our life since we’re free of the burden of looking after our children .. This is the stage wherein we can enjoy without feeling guilty of neglecting the family.  Ya?  haha.  Such events will help us keep in touch with friends of our age, and keep depression and dementia at bay.  We should also not impose too much  on our children and infringe on their privacy, since most of them have set up their own homes with their spouses/children.  It’s time to cut off the apron strings and not to ‘destroy’ the marriages of our children with too much interference into their way of life ~ I’ve seen with my own eyes of some (esp mothers) who never let go of their sons after marriage!

“When you hold the bird too tightly, you will smother it and it will die, hold it too loosely, it will fly away but if you hold it just right, it will thrive”.

We must keep ourselves busy with our own activities with friends.

Cheerio……..

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Friend (MH)
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Richard Kwok
  6. Veronica Wong
  7. Alice Cheong (did not turn up)
  8. Lim Tiang Soon
  9. Michael Yeo
  10. Friend (JL) (sick)
  11. Ron Lai
  12. Alice Lai
  13. David Loh
  14. Lily Boon (sick)

REMINDER:   THE MONTHLY KOPI CHAT IS TODAY (2.9.16) AT RAFFLES CITY FOOD COURT FROM 2.15 PM – 4.15 PM. 

Note of thanks! Tks to all who came today. It was indeed a good gathering .. Small cosy group of  11 .. Cheers ..see you all next month !

 

Coffee chat on Wed, 3rd August 2016

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Dear friends

Quite a few members have enquired about my next coffee chat. It’s so heartening.  Hence, I’ve decided to put up this posting early to keep our kopi kakis informed.  Details of the next chat are as follows:

Date:                               Wed, 3.8.16

Time:                              2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                            Same viz:  Raffles City food court, 3rd Level

Cuisine:                            A wide variety of food, drinks, desserts are available

Topics for chat:               Anything under the sun except the shc taboos viz: sex, politics, religion, mlm

Do come and join in an afternoon of chit-chatting, joking, exchanging views over a cuppa.  We have so much fun and laughter during all our kopi meets.  Socialising and meeting old as well as new friends are enjoyable and drive away depression and  dementia.

Please register here if you’re coming.

Cheers,

Gabriella Chua

Participants:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Loong Say Meng
  4. Friend (FL)
  5. Lim Tiang Soon
  6. Richard Kwok
  7. Alan Ang
  8. A friend of Alan Ang (AC)
  9. Michael Yeo (just recruited during the kopi chat with Yoon Chin’s help)
  10. Tony Ang
  11. Ron Lai
  12. Alice Lai
  13. Jimmy Longpoetih
  14. David  Low
  15. Magdalene Phey
  16. Hew Lee
  17. Charles Wee
  18. Veronica Wong
  19. Myra Chia
  20. Silas Yeo
  21. Yoon Chin

augcoffeethank you  A big thank you for all those who came for the kopi chat this afternoon.  We had so much fun yakking over a cuppa, joking and simply relaxing.  I’m glad that more than 20 came this afternoon.

Cheers & take care,

Till we meet again in September 2016.

Dumpling Festival Celebrations 2016

Hi fellow SHC members

I’m having a Karaoke event on stage.  Yes, you will get a chance to sing on stage!  No prior registrations, hassle free.  Just bring along your KCD and go up stage and sing.

Yes, and there will be an audience.  This is an EC event, organised by Pasir Ris East CC, and open to members of the public.  Tickets are priced at $5 each.  For a princely sum of $5, you will get buffet food served as hi-tea, 2 pcs of dumplings, take part in chinese tea appreciation, take part in a game with prizes to be won, a dumpling competition, sing on stage, dance, drama and a lucky draw too.

Date : 19th June 2016 (Sunday)

Time : 2:00pm till 5:00pm

Venue : Pasir Ris East CC, Multi-purpose Hall.  Pasir Ris Avenue 1 (pls google for directions there)

Pls let me know if you’re coming.  I need to reserve a ticket for you.  Let me know too, if you’re singing.

Cheers

Lydia Chin

Monthly kopi chat on 17 June 2016

coffeejune3  coffeejune2  coffee march 3

Hi friends

Time again to arrange the next monthly kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                              Friday, 17 June 2016

Time:                             2.15pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                          Raffles City food court, Level 3

Nearest mrt:                  City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:                         A wide variety of food, drinks and dessert

Topics:                          Anything under the sun ~ except MLM, politics, sex and religion (shc taboos)

Come and enjoy an afternoon of chitchatting over a cuppa, fellowshipping and meeting old and new friends.

ALL   ARE   WELCOME!

Cheers,

Gabriella Chua

Those coming (Please register here or apps me):

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Daniel Chan
  3. Friend ~ MH
  4. Jimmy Longpoetih
  5. David Low
  6. Friend ~ FL
  7. Loong Say Meng
  8. Lily Boon
  9. Susan Chong
  10. Lim Tiang Soon
  11. Dave Chong
  12. Fida
  13. John Chua SC
  14. Richard Kwok
  15. Kenneth  Tan
  16. Joan Ang
  17. Magdalene Phey
  18. Mega
  19. Angeline Ong
  20. Lily Boon’s friend
  21. Friend ~ RY

dec kopi thanks  A BIG thank you to all those who attended the coffee meet today.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  We had a good fun chat, laughter therapy and good fellowship. I’m sure everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

Stay healthy and happy till we meet again next month 🙂

Let’s bring the Baycity Rollers to SHC

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. They were worldwide teen idols.

In 1973, “Saturday Night” was produced for the band. By early 1975, The Baycity Rollers saw a successful UK tour, which prompted newspaper headlines about the rise “Rollermania”.  Bay City Roller fans had a distinctive style of dress,comprising calf-length tartan trousers and tartan scarves. In 1976, the group released “I Only Want to Be with You” which I am sure many Silverhairs have heard and danced to.

Where were you then?  In school, just finishing your National Service, dating your first love or feeling sweet 16.  Let’s bring back memories of the mid 70s.  English songs, pop music, London, Edinburgh, top UK charts, SATURDAY night and I only wanna be with you.

Yes, we should have a band and teeny idol singers to match.  And an English setting at the British Club to bring back the atmosphere.  And, our guests will be anybody and everybody over 45.

This is still a dream.  And if you share in the same dream, please share your thoughts.

MARLENA

Terence Seah

Retiree Club (East)

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Calling all retirees in the East

I have formed a retiree club in the Kembangan area wherein active retirees can:

  • gather for coffee chats in the nearby coffee shops/joints in the east
  • makan in the hawker centres/markets in Bedok, Paya Lebar and Tampines in the east
  • morning walks at 5.30 am or late evening walks at 6.30 pm when it’s not too hot
  • introduction to ukulele fun
  • yak yak on anything (ranging from current affairs, in-laws, grown-up kids to anything under the sun)
  • help and seeking advice from one another
  • cycling in the parks (I need a trike or tandem rider though)
  • ….. and so on…. the list is by no means exhaustive

The 24-hour sarabat stall at Jalan Lapang (Kembangan) may be a good venue to be considered.  It’s just a stone’s throw from the Kembangan mrt station.  Those staying in this area may be familiar with this eating place.  It’s rustic, nostalgic and gives the ambience of Singapore in the early 60s or a typical Malaysian sarabat stall of today.

These are only ideas on the drawing board and can be finetuned as we gather momentum.  A chatline has been set up for those who have indicated interest so as  to keep everyone in the loop on activities or good sharings.  As we’re retirees, we’ll keep to thrifty thrills/fun…. no lavish spending.

So far, some 20 of my friends (mostly shc) have already indicated their interest in joining this retiree club as and when they’re free.  It’s good to form friendships now before it’s too late.  One’s spouse may not be with you forever and depression may set in (if you’re too close or dependent on your beloved) and especially when you’re already facing the empty nest syndrome.  We must rely on ourselves for our own well-being and happiness.  There’s a saying:

“No one is born happy but every one is born with the Ability to create HAPPINESS”.

Just leave a message here or apps me (if you have my hp number) if you are interested in joining the Retiree Club (East). A very important requirement is no quarrelling, hitting below the belt  or gossips on my chatline (taboos for the retiree club).   We want everyone to be happy and get along well.  Any recalcitrant member will be deleted from my chatline   🙂

Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Gabriella

Those Interested:

  1. 23 members in my Retiree Club  (East)
  2. Just leave your name on this forum page or apps me …. tks

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Coffee Chat on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Maykopi1  maykopi2  maykopi3My dear coffee kakis

Our next coffee meet will be held on 4th May. Details are as follows:

Date:                     Wed, 4th May 2016

Time:                     2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                   Raffles City Food Court, 3rd Level (Long table near the window)

Cuisines:               All types of food,  beverages and desserts

Topics:                  Anything under the sun except politics, religion, sex, MLM (shc taboos)

Come and join in an afternoon of makan, coffee drinking, fun and laughter.  Maybe, I can throw in a uke sing-along for two songs only (as we do not want to be too boisterous since it’s a public area).  The coffee chat provides good fellowship and camaraderie among active aging pals 🙂 .. Keeping dementia and depression at bay.    Do not stay at home alone (empty nest syndrome) ~ come and spend an afternoon here.

Hope to see as many of you as possible.

Cheers

Gabriella Chua

 

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Loong SM
  4. Friend (FL)
  5. Jimmy Longpoetih
  6. David Low
  7. Dave Chong
  8. Fida
  9. Lily Boon (will attend if free)
  10. John Chua SC
  11. Joan Ang
  12. Mary Chan
  13. Tony Ang
  14. Charles Wee
  15. Kent Chan
  16. Richard Tan TT
  17. Lim Yoon Chin
  18. Ronald Lee

A gentle reminder that the Kopi chat on 4.5.16 is on … See you all at Raffles City foodcourt at 2.15 pm

dec kopi thanks  Thanks to all who turned up today.  We had a great time. There are also plus points in having a smaller group.  We could mingle and communicate better.  Looking forward to meeting up in June 2016.    Cheers 🙂

 

Coffee Chat on 6th April 2016

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Hi friends,

The next kopi chat will be held on 6th April 2016. Details as follows:

Date:              6th April (Wednesday)

Time:             2 – 4 pm

Venue:           Raffles City food court, L. 3

Nearest mrt:    City Hall mrt station (next door)

Topics:            Anything under the sun except MLM, sex, politics, religion (shc taboos)

Do come and join in an afternoon of fun, laughter and fellowship.  Friendship is critical at this stage of our life.  It keeps dementia and depression at bay. Leave the empty nest and join us on 6th April.  Be lonely no more!   🙂

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Cheers,

Gabriella Chua

Those attending:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Lily Boon
  4. Alan Ang
  5. Jimmy Longpoetih
  6. David Low
  7. Friend (MH)
  8. Dave Chong (if work schedule permits…+ Fida)
  9. Friend (FL)
  10. Tony Ang
  11. Charles Wee
  12. Philip Chia
  13. Philip Chia’s wife
  14. Joan Ang
  15. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 1 friend  PL)
  16. John Chua
  17. Richard Kwok
  18. Friend (JL)
  19. Sam Goh Huat Ah
  20. Vivien Ler
  21. Mary Chan
  22. Roy Koh
  23. Lilian Koh
  24. Linda Chan
  25. Daisy Yeo
  26. Steven Yuen
  27. Dan Huang
  28. Bobby Bok
  29. Lim Yoon Chin
  30. Magdalene Phey

Ooh la la ~  Total of 25 (9 ladies, 16 men) attended ….Ah ha ~ Terence will be glad to know that the number of men have exceeded the number of women in his shc event!

 

dec kopi thanks  Thank you to all supporters of the coffee chat today. A whopping 25 turned up for an afternoon of laughter, yakking, drinking and FUN!  As ‘promised’, it was an afternoon well-spent with senior active pals.  See you all again at the May coffee chat!

 

1st kopi kakis meet in 2016 (3 Feb 2016)

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Our first coffee gathering in 2016 will be held in Feb.  Details are as follows:

Date:       Wed, 3rd Feb 2016

Time:        2 – 4 pm

Venue:      Raffles City food court, 3rd level

 Nearest mrt:    City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:      All types of food, beverages and desserts

Topics         Anything under the sun except shc taboos viz: sex, mlm and religion

Come and bask in the camaderie of friendship, laughter and fun over a cuppa of coffee on a Wednesday afternoon.  The coffee chat gathering is your platform to meeting more friends of the same interest.  Retirees have lots of time on their hands and we must enjoy while we can ..  Good health, sufficient wealth and good friends are the life-lines of active agers.  ‘Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional’ ~~ video forwarded to all kopi kakis on my chatline.

Wd appreciate if you could register your interest in attending here asap.

Cheers to all active pals.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Jimmy Longputeh (+ friend)
  3. Friend
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Loong Say Meng
  6. Charles Cher (+ friend)
  7. Tony Ang
  8. Friend
  9. Lily Boon
  10. Daniel Chan
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Alan Ang
  13. Peter Loo
  14. Mary Chan
  15. Friend
  16. Richard Kwok
  17. Magdalene Phey
  18. REMINDER:  Coffee chat will be held tomorrow, 3.2.16

A big thank you to all who came for the coffee chat this afternoon.  It was an afternoon well spent with friends. Some of us stayed on till 6 pm and we really had a whale of a time ~ sharing personal anecdotes .. Heeeee 🙂 See you all again at the next chat. Stay tuned ~

 

Coffee Chat on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Dear friends

It’s time for our next coffee chat again.   Time flies….  this will be the final coffee chat for 2015.   Details are as follows:

Date:                Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Time:                2 – 4 pm

Venue:             Raffles City food court, 3rd level (big and spacious with long tables)

Cuisine:           Plenty ~  all types of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Jap, Korean cuisine and desserts and drinks galore

 

Christmas is in the air … hope that many of you can join in the yakyak, fun and laughter therapy.  Fellowship and camaraderie prevail during these coffee chats.

“Friendship means understanding, not agreement.  It means forgiveness, not forgetting.  It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.”

“Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.”

This is a good platform to form new friendships at this stage of our life.  Let’s make the rest of our life the best in our life ya?  Please indicate your interest in coming by registering here or sending me an apps message.

Cheers

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend
  3. Jazz Soh
  4. Loong Say Meng
  5. Holly Lim
  6. Charles Cher
  7. John Chua Seng Chong
  8. Susan Chong
  9. Lily Boon
  10. Myra Chia
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Sam Goh
  13. Friend (yoga teacher)
  14. Alan Ang
  15. Moon Wong
  16. Friend
  17. Hew Lee
  18. Laura Wee
  19. Mary Chan
  20. Richard Kwok
  21. Eleanor Chan
  22. Janis Han
  23. Phyllis Tan
  24. Ronald Lam
  25. Lina Tan
  26. Roy Koh
  27. Lilian Koh

dec kopi thanks  A big thank you to all the supporters of the kopi chat ~ I’m glad that a whopping 25 of you turned up for the event.  You’ll agree that we had a whale of a time this afternoon.  See you all again next year…….

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!

Coffee Chat on Friday, 20 November 2015

novcoffee1   novcoffee2     novkopi2

 

The next coffee chat will be held on Friday, 20th November.  Details are as follows:

Date:                 20th November (Friday)

Time:                 2 – 4 pm

Venue:               Raffles City food court, 3rd level

Nearest mrt:       City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:              Spoilt for choice ~ food, drinks and desserts (reasonable rates)

Come and join us for a couple of hours of fun, laughter, jokes and fellowship on a lazy Friday afternoon.   Friday is the beginning of the weekend.  Don’t be home alone ya?  We’ll probably proceed to dinner at Chinatown for those interested in prolonging the fellowship and fun (dinner cancelled).  This coffee chat is part of our active aging programme.  We’re trying to form a group of easy-going and amiable kopi and makan kakis who’ll be friends for a long time.

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Please register here if interested.

Cheers…

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Friend
  4. Friend
  5. Winnie Tan (+ cousin)
  6. Nancy Lim (+ friend)
  7. Veronique Lee
  8. Joe Choo
  9. Charles Cher
  10. Grace Wong
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. Phyllis Tan
  14. Charles Wee
  15. Frank Kaw
  16. Roy Koh
  17. Lilian Koh
  18. Jazz Soh
  19. Alice Tan
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Alice Seah
  22. Joy Chuang
  23. Richard Kee
  24. Steven Chan
  25. Arthur Yap
  26. Peggy Yap
  27. Lily Boon

Note of Thanks!

A whopping 29 ppl attended the kopi chat today. Thank you v much for your support.  A number of you have been attending the kopi chat month after month for more than a year.   Without this continued support, there will be no kopi chat. 

Cheers and see you all in December.

 

Coffee Chat on Friday, 9th October from 2 – 4 pm

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Hello everyone

The coffee chat is back again ….. Next gathering of coffee friends will be held on:

Date:         Friday, 9th October from 2 – 4 pm

Venue:      Raffles City Food Court, 3rd Level (Huge footcourt with many long tables – just renovated ~ ideal for chatting)

Nearest mrt:   City Hall mrt station

Theme:      Happiness and Fellowship

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Do come for this chat if you’re free. Meeting up with fellow active pals is critical at this stage of our life to keep depression and dementia at bay 🙂

Wd appreciate if you could register your names here if you’re coming.

Cheers,

Gabriella

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Kenneth Tan
  3. Amy Ko
  4. A friend
  5. Susan Chong
  6. Loong Say Meng
  7. Charles Cher
  8. Lim Tiang Soon
  9. Winnie Tan
  10. Nancy Lim
  11. John Chua SC
  12. Holly Lim
  13. A friend
  14. Joan Ang
  15. Roy Koh
  16. Daniel Chan
  17. Tony Ang
  18. Alice Tan
  19. Myra Chia
  20. Richard Kwok
  21. Alice Seah
  22. Jimmy Tsin

flowers 6THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL KOPI KAKIS TODAY.  WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME ~ CHATTING, LAUGHING, JOKING, FELLOWSHIPPING OVER A CUPPA COFFEE …. LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT EVENT IN NOVEMBER 🙂

 

Coffee meet on Thursday, 16 July

 

July kopi1     july kopi2

Hi everyone

The next coffee meet is here again.  Details of the next session are as follows:

  • Date:           Thursday, 16 July 2015
  • Time:           2 – 4 pm
  • Venue:         Usual haunt viz: Paya Lebar Singpost food court, B1 (next to Paya Lebar mrt station)
  • Charge:        Nil  – just order your own coffee and snacks and join in the fun ~ Seniors can get special discount for drinks from the Kopitiam stall
  • Topics:         Feel free to discuss on anything under the sun except the SHC taboos ~ otherwise FGM will come with his cane  🙂

Come and join in the fun, laughter and fellowship on a lazy Thursday afternoon.  Friendship is very important at this stage of our life ~ Let’s make this lap of our life the best in our life ya?  I’m sure we just want to be HAPPY ~ we have all the tangibles of life.  Perhaps, we should now focus on such intangibles like happiness, love, kindness, care, concern and contentment.

Always remember, the money isn’t yours until you use it.

Register here if you wish to join in.

Cheers,

Gabriella Chua, EO

 

Registered List:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Jazz Soh (sick)
  4. Daniel Wong
  5. Lim Tiang Soon
  6. Grace Wong
  7. Richard Kwok
  8. Nita Sim
  9. Alice Tan

 

Although we have a small group of 6 today, I’m sure that we’ll still have a great time ~ a cosy table of 6 for warmer and better discussion 🙂 .. What is important is that we are good friends!

 Quotes on Happiness (main theme for the July coffee meet)

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High Tea (Small Group Gathering)

Over a cup of coffee/tea, drink or with snack, we have two solid hours of networking and getting to know each other better. All are welcomed.

The details:
Date: 18-July-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Venue: Swissbake Cafe @ Marina Bay Link Mall
Meeting Place: After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
(We will start walking to the cafe at 3.05PM)
[For those who missed us, you can meet us at the cafe itself at 8A, Marina Boulevard,
#B2-47]. For those who still have time to spare, we can have our dinner either at Marina Bay Sands Food Court or Chinatown Complex Foodcourt along Smith Street by New Bridge Road.

To make the gathering effective, we will limit the number of participants to not more than eight.
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Those registered coming:
1) Hewlee
2) Joan Ang
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Charles Wee
5) Peter Loo
6) Gingko Tay
7) Registered
8) Registered
Registration is now CLOSED.

Coffee Chat on Thursday, 11 June 2015

coffeejune2  coffeejune1  Dear friends,

The next coffee chat will be held in June.  Details are as follows:

Date:                   Thursday, 11 June 2015

Time:                   2 – 4 pm

Venue:                Singpost Food Court, Basement…. next to the Paya Lebar mrt station

Cuisine:              All kinds of food/beverages available at the Kopitiam ~ cheap & good

Agenda:              No specific agenda… just chat on anything except the shc taboos (no sex, politics or MLM) … feel free to chat about smartphones, Medishield Life, R & R activities etc.

Hope you’ll come and join in the fun and relaxation on a lazy Thursday afternoon with fellow retirees or the semi-retired.  We’re  an active, literate but ‘aging’ population and we’ve done a great job bringing up a new generation of Singaporeans.  I presume that most of our children are now young working adults. Our primary job is done!  Some of us are grandparents now and I’m sure we’ve loads of views and interesting stories to tell about our grandchildren.  Socialisation and an active lifestyle are good for us especially at this stage of our life~~  LET’S MAKE THE REST OF OUR LIFE THE BEST IN OUR LIFE!

Wd appreciate if you could register ASAP if you’re interested.

Cheerio,

Gabriella Chua, EO

Registration List:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Alan Ang
  3. Loong Say Meng
  4. Alice Tan
  5. John Chua SC
  6. Amy Ko
  7. Charles Cher
  8. Alice Seah
  9. Richard Kwok
  10. Ann Giri
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Wendy Lum
  13. Kenneth Tan
  14. Jazz Soh
  15. Dave Chong
  16. Fida
  17. Tony Ang
  18. Jennifer Wu
  19. Hew Lee
  20. Daniel Wong
  21. Mega
  22. Joan Ang
  23. Mary Chan
  24. Gingko
  25. Tara Senn
  26. Peter Lim

Sharing on some Words of Wisdom (WOW):

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