Conversational Cooking – Food Product “Specification & Differences” – EO Sally Foo – 19 Nov 2020

Thank you to all supporters during this session, Video presentation for your viewing – https://youtu.be/EKnYDT3Ow88

TOPIC we talk about…

  1. Presentation on Food Production – Specification & Differences on Shellfish
    • Production Specification on IQF (Individual Quick Frozen) products in packaging
    • Identifying the sex of lobster & Crab
    • Differences between Aquaculture vs Wild-Caught
    • Lobster Myths exposed
    • Types of Lobster – Warm Water vs Cold Water Lobster: What’s the Difference?

 Gordon Ramsay demonstrates How to Cook the Perfect Lobsterhttps://youtu.be/kR5Qnq7X1GU

 FAQ

  • Have you tried cooking food from another culture? What did you prepare? How was it?
  • Is it cost-effective to do your own cooking? Can you save money by cooking?
  • Would you rather do the cooking or do the washing up afterwards?

ANSWER: – I hardly cook; cook only simple food; not much explore to other culture cuisine; cost saving if they cook at home; some rather cook and other rather wash; minority got no choice and have to do both cook & wash…

  1. Eric Neo Salmon Satay with Pineapple & Raisin Salsahttps://youtu.be/Fx30P3zjVEg
  2. Common Culinary Terminology starting with “E & F”
  • Emulsify– to blend two liquids like oil and water
  • Fillet– to cut a portion of meat or fish
  • Flambé– to drizzle a flammable spirit over a food while its cooking, to ignite the just before serving
  • Fold– to incorporate an ingredient, such as whipped cream or beaten egg white, with a careful motion that retains air [over-and-under motion]

Inspirational Quote

There is no end to learning, but there are many beginnings – Tim Johnson

Treasure Hunt at Marina Barrage, 28, 29 or 30 Nov 2020

1. SHC Treasure Hunt is planned as a mthly event.  Its objectives are:

A. Encourage team building, in line with SHC objective of providing a platform for Sporeans over 45 to meet friends.

B. Encourage walking as a form of exercise.

2.  Details:
A. Open to SHC members only.
B. Participants in groups of 2 or 4.
C. Dates: Sat 28 Nov, Sun 29 Nov or Mon 30 Nov. Your choice of 3 days.
D. Time: 8am to 8 pm. Your choice.  You can start any time.
E. There are 10 items eg lamp post, POI, signs, plants, etc.

3 Procedure:
A. All items found must include a picture of at least 1 team member.
B. The 1st item must show all 2 or 4 members. The time received by the judge is your start time. 
C. The last 10th item is the ending time. Here, total time is calculated.  The last item must show 2 or 4 members of the team.
D. Every item is unique eg lamp post number.
E. Team leader, plse whatsapp 9489 4360 rsvp with number of people and text “Treasure Hunt 2 or 4”.

4  Winner:
A. Shortest total time.
B. All 10 items must be photo’d and whatsapp to the judge, continuously item by item.
C. Results: Tue noon.
D. Prize: a of refreshing drink to be shared by team.
E. Judges will be announced soon. They will track the items and photos from home.
F. For clarification, come join Zoom morning breakfast 7.30 am or Lunch chat 1pm.

Terence Seah

Conversational Cooking – “The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts” – EO Sally Foo – 12 Nov 2020

Thank you all for the support…
Video presentation showcase – All you need to know about PORK – The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts – shared amongst our SHC participants.
https://youtu.be/ozQvLhTxLqY

TOPIC DISCUSSION of the Day
1. In many Cultures, women cook more than men. Why? Who did most of the cooking when you were growing up?
– Most of the participants’ feedback is WOMEN, remembering those were the days in the 60s where home kitchen is Mom’s territory – Dad goes to work while Mom stays home to raise the children and keep the house.
– A couple of participants mentioned hubby n brother, these ladies are the fortunate ones who do not have to wreck their brains but just savour instead.
– For me, professional kitchens still male dominated and women are doing such amazing stuff still fighting to get recognized in the culinary industry.

2. Recipe Sharing, all pork related…
Hakka Braised Pork Belly with Mei Cai – https://youtu.be/orqRkqYYTQY
Sweet n Sour Pork with Pineapple – https://youtu.be/dzu6E19sXSg
Chef Eric Teo – https://youtu.be/MQVRRtez9rg
Grilled Thai Pork Jowl/Neck – https://spicepaw.com/2020/08/11/grilled-thai-pork-jowl-pork-neck/

3. Common Culinary Terminology – starting with “D”
Dash – 1/8″ teaspoon.
Deglaze – to dissolve browned food residue in a hot pan with liquid
Dice – To cut into small pieces, usually ¼” to 1/8”
Dollop – A spoonful of a semi-solid food, like whipped cream or mashed potatoes, placed on top of another food
Dredge – To lightly coat uncooked food with a dry mixture, eg flour, cornmeal, or bread crumbs, to be pan fried or sautéed
Dress – To coat foods with a sauce, such as salad
Drizzle – To pour liquid back and forth over a dish in a fine stream, usually melted butter, oil, syrup, or melted chocolate
Dust – To coat lightly with a powdery ingredient, such as confectioners’ sugar or cocoa

Quote
Every day is a new learning experience – seize the opportunity.

Appointment of new SilverhairsClub.com administrator

Sally Foo is now appointed Admin of SilverHairsClub.com. In this role, Sally approves all new members of this Club forum.

All new forum members start as subscribers. at this stage, the new forum member can read all Posts and Pages.

The admin will then upgrade subscribers to Contributors who can write Posts and comments. This is important to Event Organisers EOs or Event Coordinators ECs so that announcements can be made.

Members can register for a new profile and password, by yourself. from time to time, training may be provided by Admin on Zoom. You are invited to join to learn. EOs or ECs are invited to contact Sally directly, for tights upgrades.

Terence Seah

Ageing together in JB

For members who have considered spending time in JB, we are forming a group to get to know one another and prepare to live and age together as a communiry in JB.

Conditions for joining the discussion.

1.  Stay on Rented properties, house or condo. on a 1 year rental commitment.

2. Rental cost of one room – SGD 4000 per year. Exclude rental deposit, food and transport.

3. Members decide share or single, how many rooms per property and who are their housemates.

4. We aim to enjoy and benefit from living together as a community –  security, safety, food, fellow assistance, friendship economy of scale. 

5. Due to Covid travel restrictions, we may be able to start this ‘Ageing together in JB” community in mid 2021.  Meantime, let’s discuss, get to know our community better, very important, and prepare to kickstart our plans .

6. To join the regular Zoom discussion, RSVP whatsapp 9489-4360 ‘Ageing together in JB”.
1.  Stay on rented properties, house or condo.  1 year rental commitment.

2. Rental cost of one room – SGD 4000 per year. Exclude deposit, food and transport.

3. Members decide share or single, how many rooms per property and who are their housemates.

4. We aim to enjoy and benefit from living together as a community –  security, safety, food, fellow assistance and friendship. 

5. Due to Covid travel restrictions, we may be able to start this ‘Ageing together in JB” community in mid 2021.  Meantime, let’s discuss, get to know our community better and prepare to kickstart our plans .

6. To join the regular Zoom discussion, RSVP ‘Ageing together in JB”. Club will then send u a zoom link.

Terence Seah

Entrepreneurship, for members planning to share and start a business

This program is available on SHC Zoom. This is a discussion group for members to brainstorm their ideas, with the aim to start a business. Having an income, part time or full time during retirement brings joy and meaning.

During retirement, a dollar out will never return, The extra income enables one to travel, to spend on that expensive meal and give a treat to that special someone.

Entrepreneurship program is now set for every Sun 10am to 11am. Breakout rooms are available for private discussions.

Terence Seah

A survey for PMET age 45 above

With consent from Mr. Terence Seah, I like to conduct a survey.
I plan to create a social mobile platform for PMET 40 years above. PMET may be displaced or retired.
What is it for them?
By signing up the platform, PMET can share their experience and get to know each other better to exchange ideas. Hopefully they may form a team to create a startup. The platform will guide them and accelerate their dream from startup to IPO. PMET may have not discover their full potential. Also it is about time to invest in yourself and at least take control of your investment.
The roadmap from startup to IPO requires a strong management team. This a prerequisite when investors consider to invest in startup. From the platform PMET may assemble a A+ management team among themselves.
Thus appreciate members may share your view if such platform is feasible.
If yes Why?
If no why?
Kindly email me at dtan168@yahoo.com to share your view.
Thank you very much members and especially to Mr. Terence Seah.

SHC GL Variety – Forming your group members or finding a group leader

SHC GL variety. We are introducing GL variety.  Every Sat 1 – 2pm, members can group together under different Group Leader GL.

1.  If you like to be a Group Leader, pls RSVP “GL”.  A room number will be allocated to you eg Room 5.

2.  If you like to join eg Room 5, plse choose Breakout Room 5, when you enter Zoom.

3.  Each group GL can have its own discussion topic.  Once you enter a breakout room, you wont be able to return to main room.

4.  If you do not have a group, you can remain in the Main room for freechat.

5. Each breakout room has screen share, white board and textchat.  No recording.

6. Take this opportunity to find your own friends and interests.

See u this Sat 1pm.

Terence Seah

Getai event, Fri Sep 11 from 5.30 to 7pm.

Thank you very much to the members who have taken time to practise for the Getai event on SHC Zoom. We are unable to have a real life event, and as such, we have to entertain ourselves on Zoom.

We have now set the date for Getai event. Fri Sep 11 from 5.30 to 7pm. This session replaces our regular Fri Happy Hour.

Confirmed singing participants are Sally Foo, Cheryl Tiong, Vincent Hee, Sally Tan, Lilian/David Ong, Barbara Ong and June Peh.

Our Getai entertainers will be singing 3 songs consecutively. Music source is up to the singers, and played by the singer only. The focus will be on entertainment, and all members are encouraged to sing along, although you will be muted.

The entire program is recorded LIVE and featured in Youtube and the Club website.

Other details are still being worked on. We will have audience participation too. To participate in the audience, and win a prize, please RSVP whatsapp 9489-4360 GETAI .

The LIVE recording.

Terence Seah

“SHC Gossips” every Fri during Late Birds. EO: Sue Chan on SHC Zoom

Late Birds is a late night program, especially for SHC members who cannot sleep early. Held every Fri at 9.30 pm, 1 hour only.

There are many gossips among members in the Club. While some members are affected by gossips, it is clear that gossips are impossible to stop. In fact, any attempts to stop or deny gossips have failed. Gossips have for generations, become a favourite past time during lunches, walks, tea breaks and now Whatsapp.

Gossips are not just many women’s strong points. Men also enjoy gossips too. Not just among ordinary seniors like us, but also in royal, government, business, political and entertainment circles.

Some gossips are rumours. Others are fake news, while some are true but unproven. I had thought over whether to have a regular session on SHC Gossips. Some do feel that having a gossip session only makes the gossips worse. Most times, members being gossiped get to hear the gossips after hearing from 3rd parties, and unable to give their versions of the gossip.

EO Sue Chan will moderate this session. I dont know how and where this session will lead to, but do feel free to participate, every Fri 9.30 pm.

Terence Seah

Kallang River-Bishan-AMK Park

See below IMPORTANT Requirements posted on 25Aug2020

FACE MASK: Definition of “Mask” by MOH which came into effect
from Saturday 29Aug 2020 shall apply.

Before Covid19, free to join last minute. NOW Registration is required!

Kindly register before Saturday 10am. Appreciate all to comply. Thanks!

Date: Saturday, 12th Sep 2020

Time: 4.30pm sharp (Be punctual, please. Walk shall proceed on time,
no grace period)

Duration: approx 3 hrs/6km – easy terrain, scenic.

Meeting place : Potong Pasir MRT, NorthEast Line “NE10” Exit C
(outside the Exit, around Old Chang Kee, but do NOT cluster near
the shop front and NOT in groups of more than 4…. spread out)

EC: Azhari C & ChristinA

This is our 1st walk for 2020 :D :D :D

We chose this route to walk less within the Park!

Let’s stroll upstream along the river banks; see water ripples
swirling through natural rocks, waters that glisten in the sun;
provides an exceedingly soothing and therapeutic peace to the mind.

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

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

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

The park now with lush greenery, grassy lawns, playgrounds, ponds, are all
ideal for family picnics and gatherings; fitness enthusiasts cycle or pant
along well-maintained tracks.

The walk leaving us tired and hungry will culminate for dinner at AMK Hub.

Note:
No or limited shelters, good to have your brollies with you.
Water to hydrate on a hot day.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.

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

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

Registration: First come, first in. Max: 15pax, walk in groups of 5!

Those coming, register ASAP!

Registered:

  1. AzhariC
  2. ChristinA
  3. Jenny Lim
  4. Pat Oei
  5. Linda Oei
  6. Bruce Lee
  7. Doris &
  8. Graham
  9. Evelyn Ong
  10. Kang
  11. LH Cheah
  12. Yoon Chin
  13. SusanT
  14. JamesT
  15. GingkoT
  16. DaisyP
  17. PeterG
  18. SK Yap &
  19. Ong CT
  20. HenryS
  21. IreneC
  22. JanisH

—- REGISTRATION CLOSED —-


IMPORTANT: DO NOTE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS!

MONTHLY WALKS 2020 UPDATE-2
Posted on August 25, 2020 by ChristinA Chan (Walking group leader)

THIS is NOT a registration post for a walk.
A separate post will be posted in due time as usual.

For reference, we have had ceased our monthly walks since the month
of July 2020 due to the spike of COVID-19.

All of us are aware, there could be still asymptomatics around.

Hence, at this stage, we are unable to comment if we will resume
our monthly walks on a regular basis.

However, I am keen to have a walk for the month of September 2020.

I would like to highlight SOME guidelines as follows:
(More might be added as & when necessary).

1) we shall ADHERE STRICTLY with the guidelines set by relevant
authorities ie., face mask, safe distancing are required, X numbers
allowed at any one time. If one comes with a face shield, you must
also wear a face mask.

It will be good if you would check your temperature before
setting out to our meeting place for said walk(s); should you do not
feel well, kindly stay home.

2) For now, the walk will be in groups of 5s; should not mingle with
another group during the entire walk.

3) Anyone who do not, will not follow required guidelines, kindly do
not attend our walks; else you will still be told to leave at once!

4) Should anyone be reprimanded / caught by representative of
authorized authority and/or penalties monetary or otherwise, this
person shall personally be responsible!

5) I and my walk team reserves the right to decision(s) make/formed
by us for our walks.

Positive feedbacks are welcomed :D

ps: Walkists, if possible drop me an email or WhatsApps with your
mobile contacts (my apology, I had misplaced participants’s contacts
esp the newer or once a blue moon :0)

Trust ALL remain healthy and exercise Wisdom!
Thanks!

The Walk Team and I, ChristinA signing off….

TGIF 28 Aug 2020

TGIF.  Happy Hour is on as usual at  5:30 p.m.If you have a card game, come share and okay with us. 5 stones, quiz. Got a new dress, a new toy or just someone to show off.  Tell us what’s  your drink. “Name a new friend” and his/her interest”

Late birds at 9:30 p.m.  if you cannot sleep, just join you.  Singles welcome.  Talk to the band boy.

10:30 p.m. we have “My first Job”.  EO Agnes Seow. Share your memories of your first job.

See you tonight on SHC Zoom.

Terence Seah

MONTHLY WALKS 2020 UPDATE-2

THIS is NOT a registration post for a walk.
A separate post will be posted in due time as usual.

For reference, we have had ceased our monthly walks since the month
of July 2020 due to the spike of COVID-19.

All of us are aware, there could be still asymptomatics around.

Hence, at this stage, we are unable to comment if we will resume
our monthly walks on a regular basis.

However, I am keen to have a walk for the month of September 2020.

I would like to highlight SOME guidelines as follows:
(More might be added as & when necessary).

1) we shall ADHERE STRICTLY with the guidelines set by relevant
authorities ie., face mask, safe distancing are required, X numbers
allowed at any one time. If one comes with a face shield, you must
also wear a face mask.

It will be good if you would check your temperature before
setting out to our meeting place for said walk(s); should you do not
feel well, kindly stay home.

2) For now, the walk will be in groups of 5s; should not mingle with
another group during the entire walk.

3) Anyone who do not, will not follow required guidelines, kindly do
not attend our walks; else you will still be told to leave at once!

4) Should anyone be reprimanded / caught by representative of
authorized authority and/or penalties monetary or otherwise, this
person shall personally be responsible!

5) I and my walk team reserves the right to decision(s) make/formed
by us for our walks.

Positive feedbacks are welcomed :D

ps: Walkists, if possible drop me an email or WhatsApps with your
mobile contacts (my apology, I had misplaced participants’s contacts
esp the newer or once a blue moon :0)

Trust ALL remain healthy and exercise Wisdom!
Thanks!

The Walk Team and I, ChristinA signing off….

Wills and LPA. EO John Chua 19 Aug 2020 during Lunch chat 1.00 pm om SHC Zoom

** 19 Aug 1.00 pm Sharp, John Chua EO’s out our regular Lunchchat. Some of us have not done our wills. John has organised for us a presentation on how to go about getting this important documents done.

** 26 Aug 2020 Making a LPA during Lunch chat.

We have a guide on making Wills and LPA.

Plse download Form 1 from Office of the Public Guardian. Presenters will help u fill up the forms on Wed 1pm.

If you need a video recording or a reminder, RSVP “LPA WILLS” to whatsapp 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

SHC Travel on Zoom every Thur 8 – 9pm

We had started a series on travel where members get to share their holiday pictures, videos and commentaries on places of interest, food, locations and itineries.

Members get to find other members who are interested to go on trips together, plan itineries and arrange travel partners.

This post on SHC Travel also features presentations and recordings of the LIVE zoom discussions. This program is EO’d by different members.

Members wishing to share their holiday trips can contact Jessie Ow who is the travel program scheduler at Whatsapp 9846-1089. Laura Wee has kickstarted this program, and we look forward to a permanent EO for SHC Travel.

See inside for recordings of SHC Travel.

Terence Seah

Talk3 Talk4 on Minimalism (Zoom Chat – August 14 2020)

Hi All members,
I would be glad that you are able to attend this 14 August 2020 Zoom Chat from 1-2pm to touch on this topic.

This is an interesting topic to discuss on

  1. Why someone’s trash can be somebody’s treasures.
  2. Go Green
  3. Excessive buying? – Do you really need them
  4. Other topics which can be discussed.

In conclusion, whether or not, you become any form of minimalist is entirely up to each individual. But I would definitely love to hear from you..

Cheers… See you this Friday… Dolly

Social dancing and singing together on SHC Zoom

We are having a social dancing program on Zoom. This session will be led by a great dancer.

Date and time being arranged. We are limiting this program to 40 pax. Only members with a working video and prepared to ON the video and dance will be admitted.

To register, Whatsapp RSVP “Social Dancing” to 9489 4360. You can register here too. A special URL link will be given to registered participants.

Closing reg date 17 Aug 2020.

Terence Seah

How to get our Wills and LPA done while we are still alive?

Today, 11 Aug 2020 during Lunch chat at 1.00 pm on SHC Zoom, John Chua presented “Why it is important to do our wills and LPA”.

Our next program on Wills and LPA will be discussed LIVE and presented over SHC Zoom. These 2 sessions are open to all members who have not done these 2 important documents.

The dates are not fixed, although it is likely to be held at 1.00pm on the next Wed and Sunday.

Please update here or whatsapp 9489 4360 RSVP “Wills and LPA”.

Terence Seah

Peranakan & ASEAN cooking. A SHC Zoom LIVE recording. EO Catherine Soon, 11 Aug 2020

Here’s a LIVE recording of the Peranakan & ASEAN Cooking, conducted every Tue at 10.30 am on SHC Zoom. Session last 1 hr.

To join the cooking session, contact Catherine Soon by leaving your contact here, or Whatsapp RSVP “Peranakan Cooking” at 9489-4360. You can also contact your Group Leader for details.

Terence Seah

Ageing Stages 3 & 4, a SHC Discussion on Zoom 9 Aug 2020

This is a follow-up to our Whatsapp Text chatgroup on Retirement in JB – Stages 1 and 2 of the ageing process.

Last night 9 Aug, we had Ong Lin Khim to help us address the topic on Ageing Stages 3 and 4. Ong has been a SHC Member since 2005. He has always been researching on the issues facing seniors when we are immobile, unable to eat, move and bathe.

A popular topic, very well attended, SHC Zooms helps us get together to share important topics while Covid-19 is still around us.

The next topic is Ageing – Nursing homes. Likely schedule Sun 16 Aug 2020 at 8.30 pm 1.5 hrs. For more details, contact your Group Leader GL.

Let’us have your feedback.

Terence Seah

Canto K on Zoom

Hello……this forum page is quite deserted huh, with many of our events “zooming” in cyberspace. We are still on a national day mood, so Happy National Day to all members. I still believe this is the platform for mass appeal, after which, ZOOM serves to enlighten or entertain the niche we have found. An announcement : The Cantonese Karaoke is now fixed on every Thursday, from 9pm. Duration can be variable – to be decided by the host or co-host. Join us if you like to listen to Canto songs, or better still, sing.
DC

Reading an entire article also prevents you from becoming a victim of click bait and fake news.

Here’s something I wanna share with you guys.

Yesterday, I went to the supermarket with the prudence dictated by the new normal. Mask, Safe entry and safety distance.

I then started to get the things that were on my short list, and when I was lining up to pay, between taking the money and storing the phone, the $50 note I had to pay fell on the floor, and the man who was in front of me finishing paying his purchases slowly bent down and picked up my note.

Woww, How much education and kindness in these pandemic times – I thought. I held out my hand, waiting for him to give me back my money, trying to stay away, so that he would feel safe, while preparing to thank him for the gesture.

But suddenly, what he told me was shocking – What’s on the floor belongs to whoever finds it! – and just like that, he left … naturally, as if he hadn’t done anything wrong.

I looked at the lady behind me and the people next to me and they all looked at me in shock and disbelief, whispering things between them.

For a moment there, I was trying to evaluate myself. I wanted to do justice on my own … I left my purchases, because I had no way to pay (I forgot to bring my credit card), and went after him to the carpark, to have my $50 returned.

However, I realized that the people closest to the line came after me, curious to know what was going to happen …

I spoke to him demanding my money but he just looked at me with contempt and acted like I was invisible.

When he got to the car, he slowly put his two shopping bags on the floor to take the key out of his pocket and open the trunk, and I thought – It’s now or never!

I took the two bags and told him the same thing he had said to me – What is on the floor belongs to those who find it! – and I started running towards the exit, between fright and laughter, proud of my revenge.

The spectators started to applaud and I saw that the “smart guy” had been irritated after all, as he left the parking lot dropping security cones in his path.

I swear I felt a rush of adrenaline, fright and nervousness, but then I cried with laughter.

When I got home I opened the bags and found:

  • 2 kg shrimp
  • 1 kg of salmon
  • ham, cheese and yogurt of two flavors
  • whole grain bread
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 2 bottles of red wine
  • 2 jars of strawberry jam
  • 2 kg of very good quality salami
  • 1 jar of mayonnaise

I had never made so many purchases with only $50.

And now here I am … Having a glass of wine, eating and thinking as I write – am I a vigilante or a vindictive person?

HAVE YOU READ THIS UNTIL HERE?
This obviously did not happen to me. It’s just a campaign to promote reading!

Reading stimulates the mind and imagination, makes us travel to other places and even helps communication.

If you want to copy and paste and produce a smile from your friends.

Please go ahead, stimulate someone else’s mind.