May Monthly Gathering and Travel planning on Sat 17 May 2014 at Oxford Hotel Skylight cafe

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Our May monthly gathering will be held on Sat 17 May 2014.

Venue: Oxford Hotel, Skylight Cafe
Time: 6pm to 9 pm
Dinner Buffet: from 6.30pm

  • Please make payment transfer to Karen Thio at POSB account 207-31089-1. Let us know your transfer reference number.
  • Charge: $15 (if payable before 15 May, $20 for walk-in and unregistered).

Come and meet other members. The monthly gathering is a good opportunity to know new friends.

Some members will be discussing their travel plans. Join the different groups, cruises, European, US or regional Asian countries. Look for travel partners, exchange contacts and make your plans.

Let us know your travel interest, and we try to group you into groups.

If you are planning to come, do let us know early. This helps with planning. If you cannot make it for last minute reasons, do let us know by 15 May.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Susan C H Tan (Paid)
  3. Mary Chan (Paid)
  4. Esther Mok (Paid)
  5. Peri (Paid)
  6. Theresa Seow (Paid)
  7. Ann Lim (Paid)
  8. Wong Yoke Moon (Paid)
  9. June Chin (Paid)
  10. Lilian Teo (Paid)
  11. Evon Lim (Paid)
  12. Susan S W Tan (Paid)
  13. Jane Ong (Paid)
  14. Wang Tiew Jee
  15. Sock Cheng (Paid)
  16. Janie Leong (Paid)
  17. Helen Kuek (Paid)
  18. Helen Wong (Paid)
  19. Beverly Tan (Non-member)
  20. Kenneth Tan (paid)
  21. Irene Tan (Paid)
  22. Vincent Khoo
  23. Leow Soon Huat (paid)
  24. Ching Sok Tin (Paid)
  25. Kristy Quek  (paid)
  26. Shawn Soh (paid)
  27. Vicky Siong
  28. June Lee

 

How many places in the world would you like to see before the legs say No? Europe and Eurail.

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Travel has always been a top activity of SilverHairs.  We have worked all our lives, and we have not seen so many places. Some of us yean to go to Bangkok every year.  I go every month, and it is still exciting.  But there are so many other places.  There is China, India, Callifornia, Mexico (World Cup comng), Artic cruise, around Vancouver, etc, etc.  No end, our dreams and our pockets will decide.

An European Train travel 14 countries, How about Genting, Penang, or even Bali, or even Perth, Brisbane.  Too many, where do you want to go.  Your wishes, make it come true.

All your travel dreams will work well, if planned in advance, and you go with friends, people you know.  Maybe you want to go to Europe next year, but dont know who to go with.  Well, there is always someone who wants to go to Europe too.  Talk about it.  Let’s others know where you would like  go.  Maybe, both of you will pair up.

Well, we will set a date where all interested in travel can come together.  We will gather you in groups, by cities or groups, or …. The rest will be up to you. So, speak up and register your interest here.

This event is strictly for SHC members only.  However, you go with finally, is up to you.  Have fun.

Eurail global passes, click here:  http://www.eurail.com/eurail-passes/global-pass.  Organise yourself in groups of 4.

Terence Seah

Sharing about the markets. “Investment and US market gathering” – 17 May 2014 at Oxford Hotel, Skylight Cafe (3.00 pm sharp – 5.30 pm)

monthly meetingstock market2stock market3stock market1   I have better put this down in writing before I leave Singapore next week.  Then i shall be away for a few weeks.  Some of you think, wow, I come up with marvel ideas and interesting events.  Honestly, my upstairs is quite crowded, or I rather say clouded.  The real ideas come from SilverHairs members.  These are the members who have enjoyed the friendship they had made from SHC events.  They want to help others come out of their apartments. I feel very good and satisfied when someone calls me and say, Terence, you wont believe it.  I had a tea party this after, and then followed by a movie, and ….  Well I cannot enjoy this rush, but many have.

Back to May.  What shall we have?  Do you know how many members spend their waking up hours as well as sleeping hours?  Yes, in the financial markets, buying and selling local equities, European and US too.  Recently, some made money from the fall in penny stalks. Others made a bundle.  The typical question is always “What tips do you have”.  For some, it will be how to sign up and with who, which ….

How about we have a day or late afternoon?  May be a Saturday afternoon.  The experts come and share.  The regulars talk with other regulars.  The newbies, come hear from the other newbies.    Share what you are doing in the US markets,in the European markets, what’s new.

We will gather in small groups.  Maybe by markets.  maybe by the type of markets – currencies, stocks, bonds, …..Tell us here what you are interested here.  You will be surprised how many will come up to help you.

Somewhere in the middle of April, we will come up with a place, if you dont say anything, I may consider suggesting Hans.

Payment::

Please make payment transfer to Karen Thio at POSB account 207-31089-1. Let us know your transfer reference number.

 

  • Charge: $12.

 

Strictly for SilverHairsClub members,

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah (confirmed)
  2. Hou Chong (confirmed) (Paid)
  3. SB Khoo (confirmed) (will pay on the day of the talk)
  4. Kenneth Tan (confirmed) (Paid)
  5. Christina Pan (tentative)
  6. Peter Lim (tentative)
  7. Wong Yoke Moon (confirmed) (Paid)
  8. Maria Tan
  9. Lina Ng (confirmed) (Paid)
  10. Lee Ah Nee (confirmed) (Paid)
  11. Janie Leong (confirmed) (Paid)
  12. Thomas Goh (confirmed)
  13. Ong Lin Khim (confirmed)
  14. Esther Mok (confirmed) (paid)
  15. Sockie (Sock Cheng) (confirmed) (paid)
  16. ?? anymore  –  one more day before the event……………….

(pl confirm your attendance ~ tks) 

 

Picnic by the sea, with potluck, no program in plan – 26 April Sat in April Monthly gathering

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Most of us love to have friends whom we can get together.  We all love activities.  We want to join activities. And we want to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Since the Club started, I have always love to see SilverHairs meet up with other old SilverHairs, and meet new ones too. Let’s see how fast this program catch up with our membership.

First of all, I have found a place to hold a beachside potluck.  I accidentally found the place while doing an evening walk.  There are new BBQ pits around.  It is located somewhere in Changi, near some river mouth.  There is a jetty nearby, with some boats there, to ferry people to the islands.  The place looks new.  I have seen many Malay families gather there with tents, home cook food, doing cycing there.

I like to organise a big picnic there,  Once I have identified the place, I shall indicate the date and the time, likely an afternoon 2-6 pm.  And, of course, if my diary is free from any travel. Likely date:  within April 2014. Somehow, I had cut down my travel after the MH370 issue.  No program, food or drinks has been planned.  Let’s build the program from here.

All members are invited.  Non-members are also invited.

  1. Members – $10
  2. Non-members – $15
  3. If you cook a dish for 4-5 people (not buy) eg curry, stew, I shall discount $8
  4. If you bake a cake, or make a dessert for at least 4-5 people (not buy), I shall discount $8.
  5. If you lead an activity eg a singalong, I shall discount $5.
  6. If you register yourself personally for this event, there is a discount of $1.
  7. If you bring along another member or non-member of the opposite sex, there is a discount of 10%.

Let’s start.  Run wild with your ideas.  If ok, I shall say yes, If no, I shall say no within 24 hours.

Update:

  • Date:  Sat 26 April 2014
  • Venue:  Changi Beach Park
  • Exact location:  Carpark A, near BBQ pit 6
  • Time:  1400 hours to 1800 hours.

Terence Seah

The Picnickers are:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Frisna Tan (our famous and entertaining SHC Seow Char Boh who stars in the Seow Seow Channel will be conjuring up some quiz and games)
  3. Rosalind Lee (cooking kong bak bee hoon)
  4. Lily Lim
  5. ??

 

MONTHLY CUM XMAS GATHERING – 19 DEC 2013 (Thur) 5 – 9.30pm

Hello All
It’s time to jolly again! Lets have fun and lots of laughter during this xmas season!!
when: 19 Dec (thursday)
Time: 5-9.30 PM
Place: Han’s Cafe, Park Mall #B1-03/04, Penang Road no.9
Cost: pay for your own food (e.g. fish & chip set $9.8, fried rice/hor fun $8.30 nett, curry puff $3+)
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut

There will be fun way of knowing each other and Ha Ha Club guru conducting laughing gig. but the gist of the program is GIFT EXCHANGE. So bring a gift of min $5 value and put a “forfeit” in it for the receiver to act, sing, tell joke etc (if you dont know what to write, i will create many for you to choose)

closing date: 12 Dec. For the first 20 persons who register, there will be a surprise gift and for all of those who are coming, there’ll be door gift

(PS: looking for gift sponsors. wonder if any of SHC corporate members want to sponsor. if not i will be the sole sponsor hee hee)

REGISTRATION LIST
1. Frisna Tan (EO)
2. Ann Lim (assistant)
3. Theresa Seow (assistant)
4. Daisy Yeo
5. Yatsing
6. Bobby Bok (ha ha gig)
7. Susan CH Tan
8. May Woo
9. Bira L
10. Thomas Loh
11. Lilian Teo
12. Marg Tian
13. Lin Chuah
14. Juliet SP Ong
15. Lily Ho
16  Geraldine Ting
17  Caroline Gee
18. Dolly Lim
19. Judy Lim
20.Ah Nee
21. Ann To
22. Robert Ong
23 Richard Wong
24 Lydia Chin
25. Catherine Yeo
26. Primrose Kok
27. Annie Pow/Tan (tentative) Jane Tan
28. Norlinda “Sweetie Pie”
29. Agnes Seow
30. Kristy Quek
31.Melissa Kheng Mega Abdullah
32. Kent Chan
33.Fida Freddy Liu
34.Dave Chong Yew Kwong
35 Steven Chan
36. Janie Leong
37. Dorine Tan
38. Lina Tan
39.Anne Chee
40. Richard Lean
41. Peggy Yap (tentative)
42. Arthur Yap (tentative)

 

 

 

 

SilverHairsClub Facebook – our link to the outside world

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For some time, we have had a Facebook account.  Unfortunately, it just keeps accumulating members without too much effort and thought.  Facebook is open to the world and the public.  Not all are members.  Many are non-members are people out of somewhere.

I am looking at Facebook being open to the global audience, and any age can come into our Facebook and participate.

I would like to ask if there is anyone of you who has facebook experience, and who can revamp and administer the SilverHairsClub facebook.  It is important for the person to be able to handle negative and difficult situations.  While at the same time, has to speak up on behalf of the Club.  If you think you like this role, please let me know via email at terences@SilverHairsClub.com.

Terence Seah

Monthly Gathering – Wednesday 25 Sep 2013 (4.30-8.30pm)

Dear Members,

The next monthly gathering organised by the SHC Committee is scheduled as follows:

  • Date : Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
  • Time : 1630 to 2030 hrs
  • Venue : Hans Cafe – Great Eastern Bldg, Upp. Pickering St.
  • Charges : Free.  You are free to buy your own F&B at the counter
  • Please bring along your name tag.  If you don’t have one, we will give you a stick-on label
  • Registration required.  Strictly for SHC registered members only
  • Strictly no politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling or MLM

The aim of the monthly gathering is to enable social networking among SHCians for new and old Silverhairs to meet one another for chits, suggestions for any activities and/or what kind of activities that you hope to have – We can discuss there.  We need many ideas and or contributions from everyone to make this club more vibrant…..

Geraldine and Lily will be there at 4.30pm to welcome those early birds while Caroline and Dolly will be there after 6.30pm onwards.

So, come support and start register your participation here now:

  1. Geraldine Ting
  2. Lily Ho
  3. Caroline Gee
  4. Dolly Lim
  5. Catherine Ho
  6. Boon Liang
  7. Peri
  8. Thomas Loh
  9. Sockie
  10. Malcolm
  11. Veronique
  12. Jway
  13. Eileen Thean
  14. Ann Lim
  15. June Chin
  16. Theresa Seow
  17. Grace Wong
  18. Tony Ang
  19. Lina Ng
  20. Hou Chong
  21. Hew Lee
  22. Dorine Tan
  23. Irene Chua
  24. Yew Kwong
  25. Jane Tan
  26. Oi Cheng
  27. Cheng Pun
  28. May Woo
  29. Dave
  30. Fida
  31. Mega
  32. Norlinda
  33. Gingko
  34. Lilian Teo
  35. Shawn Soh
  36. Richard Wong
  37. Karen Thio
  38. Irene Seet
  39. (may drop by)

From the SHC Committee and hope to see you ya…. 🙂
Dolly, Caroline, Geraldine & Lily

3rd Men’s Night, Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Please be informed that the 3rd Men’s Night will be held on Tuesday, 2 July 2013.  Details are as follows:

Venue:

313 @ Somerset

Food Republic on Orchard Road, Somerset MRT

Exact sitting location would be between Toast Box and Soup Guru

Time:

6.30 – 9 pm

men's night

Our aim is to have a regular place, where SHC men can pop in and get to know one another.  There will be no formalities. Generally, it is an event that we have thought of to generate more interest among the men, for them to talk their own things.  The Men’s Night will be held on a weekday.  We’ll develop this event as we go along.

In all likelihood, we’ll not plan for food or drinks.  The men will buy their own drinks and pay for the drinks as they are served.  This is to avoid complications of bill splitting.  Let’s make this a habit and procedure.

Arising from the last meeting on 4 June, we’ll discuss topics like:

– CPF

– Wealth Management

– Working in China

– Sex Food

– Women in SHC

The list of topics is by no means exhaustive.  Feel free to suggest more topics for discussion at the meeting on this blog.

Please note the date above and register your attendance on this blog.

 

Thank you.

 

Gabriella Chua

Men’s Night Facilitator

(On behalf of Terence Seah, EO)

 

Registration List:

1    Terence Seah

2    Richard Lean

3    David Low

4    Lim Tian Soo

5    Daniel Chan

6    Freddy Heng

7    Andrew Lim

8    Alan Ang

9    Andrew Koh

10   Mega

11   Thomas Loh (tentative)

12    Henry Yip (tentative)

13    Ronald Lam

14   Charlie Koh (tentative)

15    Dan Huang

16    Thomas Lau

17    … Any more?

18    …

 

 

 

 

 

SHC monthly gathering – Jun 2013

We did not have the May monthly gathering because we did not have a volunteer to EO this event.  Quite often, the monthly gathering is held at Hans Cafe, Upper Pickering on a weekday.  The EO gets to pick the date.

Anybody like to EO this June event?  If we do not have an EO, there may be no monthly gathering in June.  Please raise your hand if you wish to EO the June event.  If you have not EO’d a monthly gathering before, please volunteer your share for the Club.

Terence Seah

2nd Men’s night, Tues 4 Jun 2013

Men’s night, Tues 4 Jun 2013.  Details of 1st 2013 gathering

  • 313 @ Somerset
  • Food Republic on Orchard Road, Somerset MRT.
  • Exact sitting location would be between Toast Box and Soup Guru.
  • Time: 1830 to 2100 hrs.

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men's night

Our aim is to have a regular place, where SHC men can pop in and get to know one another. There will be no formalities. The Men’s night will be held on a weekday.  We will develop this event as we go along.

In all likelihood, we will not plan for food or drinks. Men will buy their own drinks and pay for the drinks as they are served.  This is to avoid complications of bill splitting.  Let’s make this a habit and procedure.

Please note the date. Thank you.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Henry Foo
  3. Tan Sim Seng
  4. Tony Ang
  5. Frankie Chang
  6. David Chan
  7. Jonathan Ong
  8. Steven Goh
  9. David Low
  10. Frankie Chang
  11. Gary Liew
  12. .
  13. .

How about an afternoon BBQ at the East Coast Park on a weekend? Sat 18 May 2013

During the earlier days of the SilverHairsClub, we had held a couple of BBQs at the East Coast Park.  On some occasions, the event coincide with the cycling activity.  On one occasion, it was a standalone late afternoon, and I remembered we almost had to beg the rain to stay up in the skies.

Perhaps, it is time to have another one.  Here’s the map.

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We get the charcoal, the starters, the drinks, the water, the BBQ sauce, the plates, the fork and spoons, cups, ice, rubbish bags, the tissue paper from the shop, near Area C.  We have a reasonable charge.

We book two pits from the National Park.

We get to park at carpark C1.  There is an under pass to Marine Parade Promenade.

We get to swim, sun tan and laze around the greens.  Show off our swimming gear, play netball or badminton.  Or go cycling after the BBQ makan.

And, we have an afternoon BBQ, say 12nn to 1600 hrs.

And, everybody brings one pc of sausage, 200 grams of beef or a corb of jargon or one pc of chicken wings from their supermarket.

And, we clean up the place by 1600 hrs.  We can also not clean the place up, and pay someone to clean it up behind us.

Date confirmed –  Sat 18 May 2013 at BBQ pits C13 & C14.

Terence Seah

SHC May monthly gathering cum Fleamart, tentative Sat 4 May 2013

The Mar monthly gathering, EO’d by Hew Lee was just over.  We have to plan for the next gathering.  I now like to switch quickly to the May gathering.

The monthly gatherings are planned with the intention of meeting the Club’s objective.  It’s meant for you to find new friends and catch up with old friends.  It’s may get a bit boring if we stick all the while to Hans Cafe; but it has the benefit of space, flexibility and no requirement to commit to a fixed number of pax.  Retirees start coming in from 4pm, while those working start strolling in after 6.30pm.  And, the gathering is usually held on a weekday.  We are now trying a Saturday morning.

Together with Jassmine Teo, who is in charge of the online Fleamart, I have thought of having the May monthly gathering to coincide with a small fleamart.  Am working out the details.

  1. Venue:  The Good Morning Nanyang Cafe, opp Royal Park hotel, 20 Upper Pickering Street.  Right at Exit A of Clarke Quay MRT station.
  2. Date:  Sat 4 May 2013; but not confirmed.  But, it will be a Saturday morning.
  3. Time:  0900 hrs to 1300 hrs.
  4. Fleamart stalls: limited to 4.  Strictly for members only.  Fleamart tables:  Not sure what and how we can cost it.  Although I think it will be $10  to $15 for a table space.
  5. About the place:  I had a coffee set, but it does have chicken curry with rice, and non-complicated food.  There is an aircon area about the size of a bedroom,  an outside dining area, about the size of a bus and and outer open space area for something which we have not thought of.  Maybe able to play badminton, if we can get approval from the Hong Lim community centre.
  6. After the gathering, you can go shopping.  Cylists, runners and walkists can also meet here.
  7. About the crowds:  No idea really, I think few companies open on a Sat; but the air is fresh, and the place has open wide space.
  8. How much do we charge?  No thoughts yet; although the owner has said he needs to prepare for the food and drinks.  Will let you know later.  It is likely to be less than $10 per pax, and $2 more for each family members and non-members.
  9. Car Park:  There is a nice open air car park space beside the venue.  I think about 15 cars can park there.  Didnt think of CBC charges, although I encourage all to take the MRT as you just need to walk up.

I am looking for an EO to raise his/her hand to run this event.  You can find your own co-EO if you are comfortable about doing so.  We need to finalise the details with the owner, confirm the date and time, inform our members in the Club, set a cost, approve the fleamart holders and start a registration list.  EOs usually make a lot of friends.

This monthly gathering and fleamart event is strictly for participation by SHC members only.  The fleamart may be patronised by some members of the public.  As this place is open to the public, non-members and/or members bringing their families and friends will be charged at $2 above member price.

I look forward to you being among the early ones to register for the event.  Also, fleamart stall holders can register here, stating what you intend to sell, subject to approval by the EO.

Terence Seah

SHC March Monthly Meeting at Hans Cafe, Wed. 27-03-2013

Dear Members,

The next monthly gathering is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Time: 4.30 pm  8.30 pm
Venue: Hans Cafe  Great Eastern Building, Upper Pickering Street
Charges: Free. You are free to buy your own food and beverages at the counter

Please bring along your name tag. If you don’t have one, we will give you a stick-on label.
Registration required. This gathering is strictly meant for SHC members only.
Volunteers are required to man the registration desk. Anyone?

The objective of the monthly gathering is to enable social networking among all SHC members (new or old) to update each other, to touch base or share with each other the latest new thing you have learnt/done, eaten or travelled.

Suggested topics for informal discussion among members during the meeting:

1) With the advent of Information Technology (IT), how is this new media and the infocommunication technology (ICT) affect us and other seniors.

2) What is being done (by the authorities) to upgrade or prepare us, the current/future seniors, for more changes to come.

Registration list:
1) Andrew Yeung
2) Clara Chay (Registration desk)
3) Annie Loh
4) Myra Chia
5) Kenneth Tan
6) Barbara Lim
7) Gabriella Chua (not coming)
8) Susan CH Tan
9) Johnny Pow
10) Annie Tan
11) ChristinaCL Chan
12) Zahriah Kassim
13) Richard Wong
14) Lynn Tai
15) Moly Quek
16) Henry Foo
17) Daniel Chan
18) Peri Liew
19) Thomas Loh
20) Alfred Ang
21) Judy Lim
22) Theresa Seow
23) Lilian Teo
24) Sue Chan
25) Martin Lee
26) Stephen Low
27) Peter Goh
28) Linda Kuan
29) Primrose Lok
30) Goh Ah Lam
31) Soh Yew Tiong
32) Boon Liang
33) Janet
34) Jane Tan
35) Mega Abdullah
36) Terence Seah
37) Sally SC Tan
38) Doreen Lau
39) John Howe
40) Winnie Lim
41) Norlinda M Ali
42) Chang Pun
43) David Lim
44) Mak Seek Kay
45) Andrew Koh

SHC Jan Monthly Gathering at Hans Cafe, Wed, 23 Jan 2013

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The next monthly gathering is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Time:  4.30 – 8.30 pm

Venue: Hans Cafe – Great Eastern  Building, Upper Pickering Street

Charges: Free.  You are free to buy your own food and beverages at the counter

Please bring along your name tag.  If you don’t have one, we will give you a stick-on label.

Registration required.  Strictly for SHC members only.

Strictly no politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling or MLM.

The aim of the monthly gathering is to enable social networking among SHC members, for new and old Silverhairs to meet one another.   Time to just meet up, chit chat, plan your activities, have fun etc. 

 

The following topics are food for thought and can be used for informal discussion among members during the meeting:

– What is happening to our Singapore men today? With all the latest happenings? (hee hee)

– Is taking up a medical insurance necessary especially for Silverhairs? What happens if a person retires and is no longer covered under any medical insurance during his Silver years?

– Will hobbies help to alleviate the ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ and promote Active Aging (keeping us physically and mentally alert and happy) ?  Examples of such activities are dancing, karaoke singing, uke or guitar playing, travelling, quilt making, balloon sculpting, scrapbook creations, mahjong, brisk walking, coffee-meets etc. 

– Is it advisable for Silverhairs to invest in stocks and shares or is there a better and safer way to grow our ‘nest egg’?

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Registration list:

1   Rosalind Lee

2   Dan Huang

3  Charles Wee (our photographer for the evening)

4  Yuko Chua

5  Kenneth Tan

6  Charles Chua

7  Caroline Gee

8  Pat Oei

9  Amy Soon

10 Jeffrey Gan

11 Susan C H Tan (will showcase her quilt handicraft)

12 Dolly Lim

13 Lily Ho

14 Lynn Tai

15 Mary Chan

16 Moly Quek

SHC December monthly gathering at Hans Cafe, Wed Dec 12, 2012

Dear Members,

The next monthly gathering organised by the SHC Committee is scheduled as follows:

  • Date : Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
  • Time : 1630 to 2030 hrs
  • Venue : Hans Cafe – Great Eastern Bldg, Upp. Pickering St.
  • Charges : Free.  You are free to buy your own F&B at the counter
  • Please bring along your name tag.  If you don’t have one, we will give you a stick-on label
  • Registration required.  Strictly for SHC registered members only
  • Strictly no politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling or MLM

The aim of the monthly gathering is to enable social networking among SHCians for new and old Silverhairs to meet one another for chits, suggestions for any activities and/or what kind of activities that you hope to have – We can discuss there.  We need many ideas and or contributions from everyone to make this club more vibrant…..

Geraldine and Lily will be there at 4.30pm to welcome those early birds while Caroline and Dolly will be there after 6.30pm onwards.

So, come support and start register your participation here now:

  1. Geraldine Ting
  2. Lily Ho
  3. Caroline Gee
  4. Dolly Lim

From the SHC Committee and hope to see you ya…. 🙂

Back to our SHC monthly gathering in the CBD, Wed Oct 17, 2012

It’s being sometime since we last had our SHC monthly gathering in the CBD.
 Well, let’s put the date and place back again.

  • Venue:  Hans Cafe and restaurant, Great Eastern building, Upper
    Pickering Street.
  • Date:  Wed Oct 17, 2012
  • Time:  1600 hrs to 2000 hrs
  • Fee:  No charge.  Simply buy what you like to drink or eat at the
    counter.
  • Name Tag:  Please bring your name tag or make one.

This year is the SilverHairsClub’s 7th anniversary.  If you can make it
to this gathering by 6.45 pm, we will have a photoshoot and a large birthday
cake cutting session at 7.00 pm.  If you like to be a part of this
memorable event, please come and join your friends at the photoshoot.

Terence Seah

Registration:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. ChristinaCL Chan
  3. Morris Ng
  4. Rosalind Lee
  5. Terry Tang
  6. Norlinda Ali
  7. Bira Lupolo
  8. Marilyn Tay
  9. Jeremy Tan
  10. Sharon Vischer – New from Germany
  11. Stephan Schmidth – New from Germany
  12. June Chin
  13. Lily Ho
  14. Vivian Yong
  15. Jimmy Tsin
  16. Ron Lai
  17. Alice Lai
  18. Aaron Lee
  19. Anne Lee
  20. Sarah Zahriah
  21. Ithminah Zainal
  22. Joe Choo
  23. Veronique Lee
  24. Johnny Pow
  25. Annie Pow
  26. Jacqueline Wong
  27. Jenny Lee
  28. Vincent Khoo
  29. Mega Abdullah
  30. Sock Cheng
  31. Janie Leong – cake organiser.
  32. Janet Chan
  33. Boon Liang
  34. Sophia Lim
  35. Thomas Kuan
  36. Thomas Loh
  37. Peri Liew
  38. CJ Ang
  39. Oi Cheng
  40. Vivian Lai
  41. Jane Tan
  42. Steven Chan
  43. Sally Tan
  44. Alice Seah
  45. Edwin Chen
  46. Ann Lim
  47. Jennie Tan
  48. Yew Kwong
  49. Douglas Chan
  50. Eillean Thean
  51. Gingko Tay
  52. Lawrence Lee – Will be at the registration desk.
  53. Malcolm Chen
  54. Jacqueline Han
  55. Peng Peng
  56. Raymond Ho
  57. Andrew Koh
  58. Daisy Yeo
  59. Dan Huang
  60. Strictly for SHC members only.  Read
    here to make your name tag. 
    http://silverhairsclub.com/?page_id=1741
  61. CLICK here to view Photos
  62. CLICK HERE to view more Photos

Gathering specially for retirees and semi-retirees, Wed 26 Sep 2012

The last gathering for retirees worked out well.  We shall have another few more sessions.  This time, Vincent Khoo will be the EO. Vincent is knowledgeable with Thailand, and has been living there for the last 20+ years. I think he is now 78 years old, still fit and ready to live many more years.  

This retirees gathering is a good opportunity for SHC members to interact with other SilverHairs.  Working SHCians can come too, if you are not working that day.  There is no topic or agenda.  It’s for you to get to know new friends.

I wont be attending, as I am not available this period. 

  • Date:  Wed 26 Sep 2012
  • Time:  1430 to 1630 hrs.  We finish at 1630 hrs sharp.
  • Place:  Robinson Road, MPH cafe, 63 Robinson Road, nearest Tanjong Pagar or Raffles place MRT. 
  • Dress code:  Proper.
  • Charge:  No charge.  All members who registered here will have a lunch voucher and coffee/tea voucher too.
  • Closing date of registration:  24 Sep 2012 1800 hrs.
  • Strictly for SHC members only.  Those who have not registered here can buy their drinks or meals at the counter.
  • Requirement:  All members must bring their own name tag.  You can make one yourself.  Click here.

Vincent Khoo/Terence Seah

Registration List:

  1. Patricia Low
  2. Morris Ng
  3. Vincent Khoo
  4. Lawrence Lee

This event is cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Terence Seah 

Gathering specially for retirees and semi-retirees, Thu 13 Sep 2012

Dan Huang and Robert Ong have been organising the Westerlies and Easterlies for retirees or semi-retirees for some time now.  Now, let’s have one gathering for retirees and semi-retirees in the Central CBD area. I have quite a number of lunch vouchers as well as coffee/tea vouchers which can be used at the Robinson Road, MPH cafe at 63 Robinson Road.

I would like to meet up with you; this would be a good opportunity for SHC members to interact with other SilverHairs who are coming too.  Working members may also register to come if you are available.  If this is successful, we might try to encourage more of these events.

Date:  Thu 13 Sep 2012

Time:  1430 to 1630 hrs.  We finish at 1630 hrs sharp.

Place:  Robinson Road, MPH cafe, 63 Robinson Road, nearest Tanjong Pagar or Raffles place MRT. 

Dress code:  Proper.

Charge:  Only members who register here personally would be given a late lunch or coffee/tea voucher on the actual day. Please indicate if you prefer a lunch or cofee/tea set voucher.

Strictly for SHC members only.  Those who have not registered here can buy their drinks or meals at the counter.

Requirement:  All members must bring their own name tag.  You can make one yourself.  Click here.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

 

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Jassmine Teo
  3. Ann Lim
  4. Frisna Tan
  5. Kheng Lim
  6. Alice Lai
  7. Ron Lai
  8. Christina Pan
  9. Maria Tan
  10. Alice Cheong
  11. Philip Wee
  12. Priscilla Wee
  13. Dan Huang
  14. Barbara Lim
  15. Patricia Low
  16. Alice Seah
  17. Christina Chan
  18. Mega Abdullah
  19. Terry Tan
  20. Sam Goh
  21. Vincent Lim
  22. Johnny Pow
  23. Bira Lupolo
  24. Yoon Chin
  25. Lawrence Lee
  1. We can take until 50 pax.

 

 

SHC Live! Sat 1 Sep 2012

This Saturday o1 Sep 2012, we shall have another SHC Live! session.

  • Date:  Sat 1 Sep 201
  • Venue:  Your own home PC, IPAD or notebook.
  • Time:  2130 hours to 2300 hours.
  • Charge:  Free, strictly for SilverHairsClub members.
  • Dress:  As comfortable as you like.
  • Program:
  • 2125 hrs Please be seated.
  • 2130 to 2200 hrs (Getting to know one another)
  • 2200 to 2300 hrs (Members with ideas for SHC to adopt and consider)
  • 2300 to 2300 hrs
  • Notes:
  • To avoid noise interference, please OFF your radio and TV.  Also OFF your SKYPE video.  Do sit down for a few minutes.  Poor internet may not be disconnected during the meeting.
  • Always say "My name is …… , before speaking, so we know you.
  • Before you join us on Skype, please do make sure you have a picture of yourself.
  • You can textchat one another anytime.

To participate, do let us know if you are coming.  Your registration is important.  Please contact swift_squirrel on SKYPE to register so that we know you are a SHC member.

Terence Seah

SHC Live! Sat 18 Aug 2012; Theme and Agenda: Men Only

Based on last night’s SHC Live!, we shall add a theme and agenda to our next SHC Live!  Some EOs have volunteered; and you will hear from them soon.

Next SHC Live!

  • Theme:  Men Only
  • Date:  Sat 18 Aug 201
  • Venue:  Your own home
  • Time:  2100 hours to 2330 hours.  (Priority given to registered participants).
  • Charge:  Free.  Strictly for SilverHairsClub members.
  • Dress:  As comfortable as you like.  Max: 24 participants
  • Program:
    • 2055 hrs (Ring the door bell)
    • 2100 to 2200 hrs (Social and business networking; BYO)
    • 2200 to 2359 hrs (Each participant can raise an agenda of interest, from gernal activities to business, retirement, work and other ideas.  Time dependent on number of participants. Min 15 minutes.)
    • 2359 hrs (Closing time.)
  • It’s nice to be polite:
    • When you come in to the conference, please OFF your radio and TV.  Also OFF your video.  Do sit down for a few minutes.  We can recognise your presence.
    • You can raise your agenda for discussion during the time allocated.
    • When you feel nobody is listening to you, it’s nice to keep quiet for a while.
    • Always say "My name is Goody goody first, before speaking, so we know you.
    • Before you join us on Skype, please do make sure you have a picture of yourself.
    • Of course, you can textchat one another anytime.

    To participate, do let us know if you are coming.  Your registration is important.  Please contact swift_squirrel on SKYPE to register so that we know you are a SHC member.

    Terence Seah

2nd SHC Live!, Sun 12 Aug 2012

The last SHC Live! was a good success; and I like to make it more frequent for now.  This will give more members an opportunity to meet other members, especially the new ones.  Technology has made it possible for seniors like us to communicate without leaving our homes.  Imagine we are 80 years old, and cannot walk or leave our homes, and we can still talk with one another live over the internet.  I will moderate the initial few events, and then I will ask fellow members to act as EOs to take initiative to organise SHC Live!, especially those sessions with agenda.  Please raise your hands, dont be shy.

Next SHC Live!

  • Date:  Sun 12 Aug 201
  • Venue:  Your own home
  • Time:  2100 hours to 2330 hours.  (Early birds should come in at 2055 hrs; late birds will be admitted when there is room.  You may go home anytime too.)
  • Charge:  Free.  Strictly for SilverHairsClub members.
  • Dress:  Your usual attire, fully buttoned up, no slippers, and visit your saloon before coming.
  • Program:
    • 2055 hrs (Ring the door bell)
    • 2100 to 2200 hrs (Free socialising, smile, exchange names, International buffet, BYO, )
    • 2200 to 2230 hrs (A topic, not sure yet, you may suggest)
    • 2230 to 2330 hrs (Free, you may knock out anytime)
  • It’s nice to be polite:
    • Speak anytime you like, but keep it less than 1 -2 minutes each time.
    • When you feel nobody is listening to you, it’s nice to keep quiet for a while.
    • Always say "My name is Goody goody first, before speaking, so we know you.
    • Before you join us on Skype, please do make sure you have a picture of yourself.
    • Of course, you can textchat anytime to exchange if you are shy to speak.

To participate now or anytime, your registration is important.  Please contact swift_squirrel on SKYPE to register so that we know you are a SHC member.

PS:  The 3rd SHC Live! will be held on Sat 18 Aug 2100 – 2330 hrs. 

Rules apply:  Strictly no politics, sex, race, religion, direct selling and MLM. 

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah (I am likely to be travelling; but I shall still come for this gathering)..

Terence Seah

Announcing the launch of SHC Live!; use of SKYPE, Sat 4 Aug 2012

Dear members,

  • SilverHairsClub.com is a good way to meet new friends and keep in touch with SHCians.
  • The monthly gatherings are another way to keep in touch regularly, meet new friends.
  • The Interests groups are another way to share common interests, and meet friends.

As we get older, we become less mobile and less willing to leave our house.  We may also be busy, got grand children to look after or just back from a wedding dinner or dance.  We may be somewhere else in the world.

But, we still need to meet friends, keep in touch, and not feel lonely, just because we are house bound.

Let’s have another way to meet friends, old and new, keep in touch via SHC Live!

Technology has made this possible.  Singapore is going to have one of the fastest broadbands.  Most HDB flats and houses are going to be connected.  We can be connected from anywhere in Singapore.  See one another.  SKYPE is one of the applications we can use.  Go into SKYPE.com and sign up for an account online.  If you are not sure, ask online and someone can help you.

  • Venue:  Your home, anywhere, your own PC, note book  or IPAQ, your own SKYPE
  • Day of the month:  First Saturday of each month
  • Time: Gathering starts starts 2200 hrs and ends 2300 hrs.  This time is chosen, because this is the most popular time SHCians come online.
  • Moderator:  Terence Seah (Initially for a few meetings, and after that volunteers appreciated).  I am also pretty new; but I dont think you want to wait until I become an expert.  My account name is swift_squirrel.  Please invite swift_squirrel to your skype contact list.
  • We can also have group video, and I am hoping we can introduce ourselves during the first part of SHC Live!
Those who are good or comfortable with SKYPE, please help and advise.  Let me know if you can help me. I need a time keeper, so that we can keep to schedule.  I need someone to help chair so that those who wish to speak gets a chance.  Everybody wants to speak too.

Next and first SHC Live! is on Sat 4, starting 2200 hours.  We will connect you 10 minutes before 2200 hours. So make sure your SKYPE is on.

Terence Seah

Please register here.

  1. Charles Wee
  2. Susan Chan
  3. Terence Seah
  4. Janet Ang
  5. Li Li Tan
  6. Oi Cheng
  7. Jenny Lee
  8. Vivian Lai
  9. Dorine Tan
  10. Steve Seah
  11. Patricia Low
  12. Low Ah Sze
  13. Eve Sim
  14. Debbie Oh
  15. Christopher Choo
  16. Doreen Cady
  17. Elsie Tay
  18. Janet Ang
  19. Jonathan Ong
  20. Lawrence Lee
  21. Lee KT
  22. Susan Tan
  23. Jeffrey Lim
  24. Peter Tan
  25. Phang Thean Liew
  26. Grace Chan
  27. Geraldine Ting
  28. Eliana Seow
  29. Winnie Tan
  30. Alan Ang
  31. Kheng Lim
  32. Feztus Lim
  33. Melissa Khng
  34. Hanniah Chiang
  35. Mike Tay
  36. Josephine Ong
  37. Kittie Lee
  38. Alan Ang
  39. Patricia Low
  40. Terry Tang
  41. Lynn Tai
  42. Molly Quek
  43. Please register here so that you can join SHC Live! at any of the meetings. 

 

The Westerly wind beckons – July 27, 2012

Another opportunity for the Westerlies to meet again. This time round we hope to introduce more activities for you, Swimming as usual from 10:00am follows by lunch and bowling from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and karoeke from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.emoticon

We hope to order nonya foods for lunch, those in favour please indicate early as prior booking is required. We  have booked a room from 12:00-4:00pm, after lunch we can play games, and chit chats. I will share about a trip to Penang and will be getting Pat to share on his experiences as a senior Toastmaster member.

Kaoreke will be another exciting time for us as the room is free of charge and we only need to order a soft drink or beer at $5.50.emoticon

There is fun for anyone, we look forward to your participation.

Venue:   Singapore Polytechnic Graduate Guild, Dover Road, enter by gate 4, nearest MRT Dover Station

Parking is free!

Time: 10:00am Swimming/12:00pm Lunch/2:00pm Bowling/Karoeke 4:00pm.

EOs, Dan & Patemoticon

Those coming"

  1. Dan
  2. Pat
  3. Susan Tan
  4. Terry Tang (No lunch?)
  5. Barbara Lim
  6. Tan Seok Wah
  7. Lim Tian Soo
  8. Gabriella Chua
  9. Charles Wee
  10. Ron Teo
  11. Tan Li Li
  12. Peng Peng
  13. Goh Ah Lam
  14. Gingko Tay
  15. Cat Yeo
  16. Richard Kee
  17. Jane Kee
  18. Primrose Kok
  19. Angela Kok
  20. Shawn Soh
  21. Grace Wong
  22. Feztus
  23. Jacqueline Han
  24. Evelyn Ong
  25. Johnny Pow (No lunch)
  26. Annie Pow (No lunch)
  27. Caroline Gee – tentative
  28. Simon
  29. Pearl
  30. Bobby Bok
  31. Lydia Soh

SHC monthly gathering (Central) Wed Jun 20, 2012

We have had our monthly gatherings, for most times at Hans Cafe in the CBD.  At the same time, we have Robert Ong organising the Easterlies group, while Dan Huang is re-initiating the Westerlies group.  The East and the West groups appeal well to the retirees.

Well, back to the Central group.  These gatherings tend to appeal to the retirees during the early part of the gathering, starting at 4pm.  After 5 or 6pm, the timings appeal well to the still-working members.  For this gathering, I tend not to have an agenda or topic.

Regular members use this gathering as an opportunity to meet one another, as well as meet new ones.

New members come and introduce themselves to other members.  New members can introduce themselves on this Post, so that others will know them before the gathering.

  1. Venue:  Hans Cafe, at Upper Pickering Street. Ground floor, at the back half of the cafe.
  2. Agenda:  Getting to know new and more SilverHairs.
  3. Date:  Wed Jun 20, 2012
  4. Time:  1600 hrs to 2030 hrs.
  5. Charge:  No fee.
  6. F&B:  Pick and pay whatever you like at the counter.
  7. Strictly for registered SHC members only.  All members are required to bring their own name tag.  If you need to make your own name tag, CLICK HERE.

This gathering is a good opportunity to catch up with other Event Organisers EOs on their activities.  If you like to meet some interest groups, again good to raise them here, so that they can contact you.

And if you need to know the latest updates on the Arabian nights, I am sure you can ask some of the committee members who may be coming to this gathering.  Of course, if you like to chat about the Thailand trips, let’s have a chat.  Any thing from fleamarts to it topics, to walks to cycling or potlucks, karaoke, etc. And favourites like retirement issues, investments, …..

Please register your interest to come here.  This will make the job easier for the organisers.

Strictly no discussions on politics, sex, race, religiion, direct selling and MLM.

Terence Seah

Registration List:

 

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Rosalind LEE
  3. Francis R. Mangalam
  4. Chengpun
  5. Jeffrey Lim
  6. Susan Tan
  7. Janie Leong
  8. Yew Kwong
  9. Lily Ho
  10. Peri Liew
  11. Thomas Loh
  12. Ron Teo
  13. Pat Sin
  14. Sekaran
  15. Conrad Tang (leaving at 6pm)
  16. Susan Tan Seok Wah
  17. Sam Goh
  18. Dolly Lim
  19. Mega Abdullah
  20. Norlinda
  21. Susan Chang
  22. Ah Nee
  23. Laura Wee
  24. Molly Chua
  25. Boon Liang
  26. Janet Chan
  27. Lina Ng
  28. Sock Cheng
  29. Dorine Tan
  30. Daniel Chan

The Westerly gale is blowing – June 29, 2012 (Friday)

It’s time for  us to meet again Westerner, this time round we shall have a burst of activities!!!emoticon

Venue: Singapore Polytechic Graduates’ Guild, 1010 Dover Road. Gate 4.

Nearest MRT: Dover. Pickup can be arrange from Dover or Clementi MRT

Time:  10:00am             SwimmingemoticonBadminton

           12:00pm             Lunch

Stir-Fried Sliced Pork with Black Bean Paste $9.00
Black Pepper Beef Steak $9.00
Sliced Beef with Bell Pepper in Hot Plate $9.00
Stir-Fried Chicken with Asparagus in Hot Bean Paste $9.00
Wok-Fried Ginseng Chicken in Clay Pot $9.00
Prawn Paste Chicken $9.00

           2:00pm               Karoeke or Bowling

Those keen on playing with the One Arm Bandit (Jackpot machine) also welcome.

Please indicate whether you are coming for one or all the activities.

EOs, Dan & Pat Oeiemoticon

Registration List:

  1. Dan Huang
  2. Pat Oei
  3. Johnny Pow
  4. Annie Pow
  5. Barbara Lim
  6. Steven Chan
  7. Tian Soo
  8. Terry Tang
  9. Peng Peng
  10. Charles Wee
  11. Mike Tay
  12. Catherine Yeo
  13. Primrose Kok
  14. Angela Kok
  15. Yoonchin
  16. Lena Wang
  17. Susan Tan
  18. Janie Leong
  19. Richard Kee
  20. Jane Kee

Got an urge to fly a kite? May 19 (Saturday)

Those of you who are wondering wat to do on a picnic day may consider flying a kite. We are not talking of spending money to buy one. What we want to do is to make our own kite. Anyone out there good at making kites. A simple kite to make can be from paper or plastic.emoticon

We going to make it full of fun at the picnic day. Indicate here if you can make a kite and let fly it together. While we were young most may not have such an opportunity to fly a kite. So, let’s do it here.emoticon

If you are cracking your head how to make a kite, try googling.emoticon

The date is May 19, 2012.

Danemoticon

April monthly gathering and future monthly gatherings

Dear members,

We are having difficulties getting members to run as EOs for the monthly gathering.  Juding from survey recently, the feedback indicates that most members would participate in the gatherings, if the activity or agenda is interesting.  But, at the same time, very few put up their hand to take the lead to do the monthly gatherings.

Perhaps, the time has come for the fixed regular monthly gatherings to be disbanded; and leave any monthly gathering to the initiatives of members.  When SHC was conceived, the platform to provide opportunities for SilverHairs to meet new friends was based on "Every one member has to organise one activity during the life of his/her membership".  However, this concept is difficult to follow through.  In fact, our feedback indicates that many members prefer to wait for someone else to organise activities, and they will participate only after all the hardwork has been done by the EOs/ECs.

Are we expecting too much from EOs?  Or should we relook at the concept and start looking at paying Event Organisers?  Maybe, this is another out of the box thinking.

Terence Seah

MARCH MONTHLY GATHERING – 29/3/12 (Thursday)

Dear Members

This will be my 2nd time leading a monthly meeting.
First one was held in August 2009 3 months after I joined the first gathering (when I was still innocent and naive and took up the call of then CM Dolly Lim). This time it’s due to an enthusiastic voice calling "Frisna, I can’t be the EO for March, can you please help me?" I said "why don’t you try another person or inform the CM, maybe she can find the replacement" but she said "no  lah, i prefer to find the replacement myself" Voila, dear Audrey (a very friendly, helpful and responsible lady) here I am!

Date: 29 March 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 18.00 – 21.00
Place: Hans Cafe, PARK MALL #B1-03 (separate section just for SHC)
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
Buses:  7,14,16,36,65,77,106,111,124,128,162,167,171,174,175,190,700,971E
+ others that stop along Clemenceau ave

Fee : Order whatever you want from a la carte menu or from the set meal list (thread # 9)

Agenda:1. Introduction of new members (fun way) and old (esp non active) members
2. Quiz/Games (yes, with prizes for winners)
3. Debate/Impromptu speech corner (yes, you may shout and yell but punch only the table not the opponents)
4. Any other matters (future activities announcement, interest groups program etc)

So, after more than 2 years, hope to see all of those who previously supported me plus the new comers who joined SHC after august 2009 (of course those joined before that but was not at my 1st gathering also welcome lah)

PS: When you register please inform the year you joined SHC as I plan to give you a permanent name tag for keep sake.

Registration :

1. Frisna Tan (2008) – EO
2. Terence Seah
3. Winnie K-Tan (Oct 2010) – Games assistant
4. Lynn Tai
5. Molly Quek
6. Kenneth Tan
7. Jimmy Tsin
8. Lim Yoke Lai (Feb 2012) – 7PM
9. Thomas Loh
10. Jonathan Ong – after work
11. Sylvia Ang -after work, leave 8.30PM
12. Anne Chee (2007)
13. Freddy Heng (2007)
14. Andrew Yeung – 7 to 9PM
15.Janie Leong (leave early)
16.Yew Kwong
17. Hwa Bee Gek (2007)
18. Lam Hoy Tzee (2011)
19. Lilian Teo
20. Rosalind Lee
21.Dora Lim
22. Bira L (2007)
23. Ann Lim – Registration Assistant
24. Cheng Pun
25.Richard Kee (2007)
26.Terry Tang (Aug 2011)
27. Johnny Pow (Feb 2012)
28. Annie Tan (Feb 2012)
29. May Woo
30. Lydia Soh (Sep 2010)- Registration Assistant
31. Gingko Tay (2007)
32. Yap Sew King (2010)
33. Lydia Chin
34. Inez Lim Soen Kiat
35. James Koh
36. Angie Ng
37. Juliet SP Ong
38.Wendy Koh (July 2011)
39. Vincent Lim
40. Diana Tan
41. Rosalind Soh
42. Douglas Chan
43.
Jacqueline Han
44. Catherine Yeo
45.
Debbie Oh
46. Mega Abdullah
47. Vincent Khoo

CLICK here to view photos

SilverHairsClub Feb monthly gathering, Fri 24 Feb 2012 at Hans

This Post is now reassigned to Geraldine Ting. 

The feb monthly gathering is now confirmed.  

  • Venue:  Hans cafe at Upper Pickering Street
  • Date:  Fri 24 Feb 2012
  • Time:  1600 hours to 2030 hours.
  • Charges:  Free, strictly for registered SHC members.
  • Food and drinks:  Please buy from the Hans counter.

Do use the monthly gathering to know new friends; and to catch up with old friends.  If there is some interests of yours that you like to be connected with, say that you are attending, what is it, and we will mention it in the club gathering.

Take this opportunity to meet the new Club Manager, and share with her your thoughts too.  Have fun; and see you on the 24 Feb.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

  1. Geraldine Ting – EO
  2. Lily Ho
  3. Terence Seah
  4. Lim Tian Soo
  5. Henry Yip
  6. Mary Chan
  7. Lydia Chin
  8. Caroline Gee
  9. Hew Lee
  10. Dan Huang
  11. Felice Lim
  12. Cheng Pun
  13. Charles Wee
  14. Ann Lim – Registration
  15. Lilian Teo – Registration
  16. Molly Chua
  17. H C Lee
  18. Eyvonne Chew
  19. Charles Chua
  20. Daniel Chan
  21. Sockie
  22. Gingko (tentative)
  23. Boon Liang (tentative)
  24. Bira L
  25. Ray Khoo
  26. Rosalind Lee
  27. Angie Ng
  28. Bobby Bok
  29. Constance Wong
  30. Lai Fong (tentative)
  31. Clara Chay
  32. Bernie Chung
  33. K C Lau
  34. Peggy Ho
  35. Zahriah Kassim
  36. Sue Chan
  37. Cat Yeo
  38. Martin Lee
  39. Stephen Low
  40. Ron Lee
  41. Jeffrey Lim
  42. Robert Ong
  43. Janie Leong
  44. Roy Koh
  45. Lilian Koh
  46. Jimmy Tsin
  47. Norlinda
  48. Sue Chang
  49. Merilyn Tay
  50. Malcolm Chen
  51. Vincent Khoo
  52. Roland Tong
  53. Sam Goh (tentative)
  54. Johnny Pow
  55. Annie Pow
  56. Thomas Loh
  57. Pat Oei (tentative)
  58. Linda Oei (tentative)
  59. Terry Tang
  60. Dorine Tan (tentative)
  61. Ronald Lam
  62. Gabriella Chua
  63. Rene
  64. John Howe
  65. Petula Chak
  66. Freda Lim
  67. Peter Goh
  68. Victor Chee
  69. Steven Yuen

  70. CLICK here to see PHOTOS

  71. Strictly for registered SHC members.  Please remember to bring your name tag.

 

 

But seriously …. are you serious?

Recent comments/postings have prompted me to put up this
post.

Regarding retirement in other (cheaper) countries:

Like many Silverhaired members, I was attracted by the
wonderful prospect of “doubling my retirement funds”. Imagine this – Take my Singapore
dollars, change them into ringgit or Thai Baht or Rupiahs, tah-dah, I have
twice/thrice the amount of money – to spend in these countries. I can buy a cheap(er)
property, employ a cheap(er) maid, eat cheap(er) food…. You get the idea –
living cost is a lot cheaper in these other countries.

What’s the catch?

WHAT’S THE CATCH????

Our neighbouring countries are “politically and economically
less stable”.

Yes – go ahead and have a good laugh. I have modified this
statement to be “politically correct”.

Yep – I don’t want the gahment OR other countries’ gahment
to hantum me.

But seriously – back to point one –

Several months ago, I tried to organize a day trip to recce
JB for retirement living.  The response
was quite dismal. Only four people put up their hands. The trip was
cancelled. These are the mistakes I have made –

MISTAKE NO. 1

I was misled by the NATO people.

People kept talking about “retiring in another (cheaper)
country”. Do they really want to do something about it? I guessed not. When the
opportunity arose for these people to check it out, only five people (including
me) were seriously interested.  

MISTAKE NO. 2

I tried to draw a lively discussion on the (THAT) forum, by
inviting people to share their experiences on line. People were shy. If they
share their bad experiences, they feel embarrassed. If they share their good
experiences, they fear that they will draw unnecessary attention upon
themselves.

BUT – they did write to me privately – and I thank them –
thank you for sharing.

These pointers are gleaned from their personal feedback to
me (not in any particular order) –

The immigration ppl will play tricks on you; make you “do
naked squats”, will not stamp your passports…

Don’t show off your Rolex watches; don’t drive your
Singapore registered cars; don’t open your mouth to speak (they’ll know you are
Singaporean).

Live in “gated, and gurkha-guarded communities”.

“Live in” – literally. DO NOT leave your property
unattended. When you buy the property, live in it.  

It is NOT a good idea to buy a property and then leave it
vacant.

To really have a good idea about how you will adapt to the
foreign country:

Rent a unit for one
year. Live in that country for one year. If you enjoy your stay, then you may
consider buying a property. BEFORE YOU DO – ensure that you know everything you
need to know about “foreigners buying a local property”. Ask for detail. If you
don’t understand a vague print, use a magnifying glass. DO NOT be intimidated
by legal jargon. You have the right to understand the terms in layman language.

Do not buy a foreign property for the purpose of renting it
out.  It is NOT easy to rent it out.

Do not buy a foreign property for use as a “vacation
home”.  DO NOT leave your house vacant.
Thieves will break in.

Some of us have already moved to JB, successfully. They say,
“Blend in, don’t stand out.” 

Thus, you
will not see them waving a red banner with yellow print proclaiming, “We are
Singaporeans living in JB.”

End of their feedback.

Silverhairs members have toyed with the idea of retiring in
Chiang Mai, Yunnan, JB, Penang, Batam, Bandung…

The most important consideration – are you willing to leave
your family and friends in Singapore?

Even if the answer is vaguely “maybe….” I’d encourage you to spend a little more time to re-evaluate your
strategy.

That was all I wish to share with you.

I wish you all the best.