Chap Goh Mei (YuanXiaoJie) or Lantern Festival

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The 15th day marks the first night of the full moon and also the end of Chinese New Year celebration.  It is also known as Lantern Festival Day.  Another reunion dinner for us to celebrate, a customary to have special sweet dumplings called YuanXiao also called TangYuan made of glutinous rice flour stuffed with sugar fillings, symbolizing a family unity and wholeness.

This festive is about rejoicing and cultivating positive relationship between people – friends and families.  Another legend associates with higher beings ‘Ruler of Heaven’ responsible for good fortune, bestowing wealth and good luck.

To some, Chap Goh Mei is known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day – coz long time ago it was the only day that young maidens were allowed to dress up, stroll on the street and went to temples to pray, wishing to bestow a suitable match.  Such believes are still practice to this day…

Let us know how do you celebrate your last day or Chap Goh Mei which falls on Friday, 26 February 2021…

Sally Foo

Bedok Mall Zonal Lunch – 18 December 2020

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This is SHC 3rd Zonal Meeting – though a little late in posting in the Silverhairsclub.com website, I must say being the EO for the Bedok Mall Zonal lunch at Buddy Hoagies on 18 Dec was heartwarming and rewarding.

The cosy ambiance at Buddy Hoagies adds to the beauty of the members relaxing and enjoying their chit chats, Some of us met for a first time, but talk like old friends.  During chats, some members found out that they have similar interest and kakis were discovered.  As for me, in addition to meeting zoom friends personally, a reunion with old buddies Dolly n Catherine Ho from 15 years ago.

Food was delicious and value for its price, especially when comes with complimentary garlic bread, soup & a drink.  Thanks so much, Chan Keng Ngee and Dolly Lim for organising the several zonal groups island wide.  Both supported  each zone’s ‘start up’ gathering by physically being there with each zone’s EO and its members.  It was great that a few members from the other zones joined us at the Bedok Mall Zonal lunch too.  Members from other zones are encouraged to join, have fun, and to widen our circle of friends which is a vision of Silverhairsclub.com.

Now that a group of 8 pax are allowed, I look forward to have makan and minum kopi with more members.

Agnes Seow

ANG POW Origami – easy & personalised CNY Decorations

Lunar New Year is just around the corner – so we better bulldoze our way to spruce up our home with beautiful handmade décor.  Head to your storeroom to dig out past red packets and be hands-on on paper folding a form or Origami.

If you are looking for quality time with your grandchildren, why not ZOOM in and let’s share this unique decorations using Ang Pow – might do a passable job making the place look festive, nothing spells effort like making your own CNY décor.

Demo by EO Catherine Soon. Join us tonight, Thursday, 04 February @ 8:00pm.

You can easily get the materials at home…

Usual Materials Required: –

  • Red Packets (different colours)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Regular Scissors
  • Scissors with fun shape (optional)
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Cardboard

Catherine Soon aka Malyne

May Music be the Food of LOVE play on – FEBRUARY

Be it, Music or Food – the 2nd month of the year, ordinarily containing 28 days – being the shortest one in the calendar emphasize the significant of love in our lives…

Born in February are known to be witty, intelligent and a definite outgoing person.  Peace Lover, honest to the core.  Faithful towards your near and dear ones.  Aquarians are well-thought out to be REAL and progressive thinkers with strong caring natures, while Pisces are every so often very empathetic and artistic.

Birthday celebrants born on 29th, you are truly unique in someone’s life, enjoy this day with your loved ones and make it a special day…

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish all Aquarius n Pisces Babies a wonderfully romantic month.  Be safe, have fun, take pictures, and enjoy every minute of this exciting time in your life!

PS – do drop wishes to all who are celebrating their birthday month…

Sally Foo

Open A Pineapple with Bare Hands

PineappleJoin us for a fun-filled Event :)

When : 2021 Feb 3rd to Feb 6th
Choose anytime, night or day at your convenience.

Reward : Runners up gets a Ralph Lauren Polo T each.


To participate :

(1) Form a group of three to register. Require two people to open the pineapple and one person to take a video of the whole process of successfully opening the pineapple and show your team mates eating ten segments of the pineapple after successfully opening it.

(2) Send the video to the officials via WhatsApp:
AnneC 96347628 and JasmineW 91855383
You can check out this youtube video on how to open a pineapple with your bare hands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6qWCvDKe7A

The fastest First
The winning team will receive an invitation for Lunch ‘Home Dining’ on 7 Feb.
Five course meal prepared by an aspiring chef JosephineW.

‘Bon Appetit’
Thank you to our sponsors.
*Terence- pineapples (He will Pay-Lah the cost capped at $2/-)
*VivianL – Ralph Lauren Polo Ts
*AnneC, JeanL and JasmineW – Home Dining.

Also thank to all the participants. Here is AnneC and team “Wishing all a Happy CNY 2021.”

A.R.T in Chinatown

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A.R.T. In Chinatown

Hey friends,
Inviting anyone interested to join me in a short fun-filled tour to rediscover Chinatown. We will talk about History, A.R.T., Culture and not forgetting exchanging childhood stories if you have any :)

This is going to be my last Chinatown Tour before CNY and I will take a short break.

The enclosed link below will bring you to fill up the form to participate in this tour.

Cheers
Jasmine :)

https://forms.gle/ru2cF2roUuzZ6QEo6

Daily Morning Breakfast from 07:30am to 08:30am

Monday to Sunday Morning breakfast is one way to know about the latest news in the industry.  

Small Talk for Every Occasion, be it, Universal Topics (like the weather, current news, sports or entertainment); you can just ask someone about their day, or you can talk about yours.  Common Interest.  When they share their experience, find something nice to compliment them on because nothing makes people feel better than a genuine compliment!  A good start of the day… 

Whether you are rushing back from marketing or morning walk or Go grab a coffee or LaKopi in Kopitiam, sit back, and listen/chat in every morning at 07:30am… 

Daily breakfast with our EO/Co-Host: –

  • Monday – Friday:  Jean Lim
  • Saturday: Catherine Ho
  • Sunday: Sally Foo

Wake up my friends to a good morning call and join us in Zoom Meeting Room – Talk to you soon! 

Meeting ID: 417 852 5736

Passcode: shc

Jean Lim

Results of Treasure Hunt on 23 Jan 2021

Results of Treasure Hunt on 23 Jan 2021.
First : Treasure Seekers (lead by Cheryl Tiong).
Second : Water Melon (lead by Lydia Chin).
Third :J & D (lead by Jessie Ow).


Thank you all for your participation. Congratulations to all the winners. Each team will receive something.

First prize : 4 × $10 voucher
Second prize : 4 × premium chocolate.
Third prize : 2 × can of coke

Special thanks to Terence Seah, our SHC founder for his Treasure Hunt idea and Daniel Chan for contributing the vouchers.

Not forgetting my two fellow committee members and judges, Anne Choi who does the writeup and Jasmine Wong for tabulation chart. Together we spent quite a rounds of discussions. Thank you ladies.

A Fruitful Outing to Kampung Kampus – Home of GUI

Saturday, 23rd January 2021

A group of 6 members consist of ChanKN, MelissaK, FredaL, JasmineW, VincentH and DollyL visited to GUI (Ground-Up Initiative) Singapore 21st Century “School of Life’ in a nature-inspired campus this morning guided as promised by DennisH which ended with fantastic lunch there too.

Each and every one was extremely excited along with way while DennisH patiently guiding and showing us his very own vermicomposting project.  Vermicomposting is a decomposition process by which various species of worms are used to convert organic materials (usually wastes) into humus-like material known as vermin-compost which can possibly use on farms.

Followed by to a quick look at a self-made kitchen where one can enroll in baking.  Today, they were baking pineapple tarts and pizza using traditional Tabun oven – a clay oven, shaped like a truncated cone, with an opening at the bottom from which to stoke the fire…  Fascinating is the word that I wanted to use to describe this.

Then, a walk to vegetable garden plot whereby vegetables and spices are being grown there.  As usual, shopping seems to be always an interest to us, so some bought organic veggies, gingers and chikus at a reasonable price.

Next, we saw a group of volunteers washing lots of plastic bottles and containers for recycling.  Currently, they are only able to use #2 – HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) plastic most commonly used and is considered one of the safest forms of plastic.  Was told that they are in the midst of asking for funding to procure a machine to be able to recycle other different types of plastics.  Good Luck.. Type #2 plastic after washed can be re-make into coaster for cups and kettle holders.

GUI also make sure that kids are not being left out too, we strolled along another plot of land whereby playground were built into look-alike construction site (kids’ version) so that these kids were given hands-on working experience together with adults.  Along the way, we noticed Woodcraft classes being conducted.

I am sure that we had covered almost everything we wanted to know or maybe I can hear my stomach calling out for lunch.  WaHaHa… LUNCH TIME!!!

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to DennisH whom had given us much of his informative details and the patience he had shown as we were busy taking many photos.

DollyL

As we usher in the Year of the METAL OX…

On behalf of Terence and all Moderators, Admins, EOs and Group Leaders

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR to each and every member of SHC…

After a year of anxiety, what can we expect from the Year of the Ox in 2021?  Well, may each moment of this 2021 steer us towards a new and better direction to mold our life with all that is good; be it kind, positive, fruitful, loving and fulfilling…

Here are some Lunar New Year symbols or Spring Festival customary greetings that most of us would wish every SHCians for the upcoming gatherings, be it physically or remotely…

Let’s soak in the festive mood with celebration greetings n send your wishes through this page…

Sally Foo

Learn and share the new app “Signal”. Say 16 Jan 2021 8.30pm. RSVP only.

Whatsapp is widely used by Singaporeans. Today, Facebook has bought over Whatsapp. A new app “Signal” is here, with more than 10m users. And it works like Whatsapp.

What does this mean? Will our personal data be secure? Will we have to pay for whatsapp soon? How to use Signal? How to transfer Whatsapp contacts and messages to Signal?

I am no expert in Signal. But as SHC members, we can share how to use Signal and what these changes mean to us.

Tonight we have a Zoom session to share this new App Signal.

No entry after 9.05 pm. Whatsapp RSVP “Signal” to 9489 4360.

Venue: SHC Zoom. ID 714 852 5738. For password, check with your group leader.
Date:. Sat 16 Jan 2021.
Registration starts: 8.45 pm. First and Last name, mic and video required for participation.
Session starts: 9.00 pm sharp.
Session ends: 10 30 pm.

Terence Seah

Weekly Mandarin Chit chat Session-Monday @10:30am

Fun way to learn Mandarin on the GO!

A get-together session in speaking the language on anything under the sun, understanding each other better and of course building stronger friendship ties especially in this covid-19.

Mistakes to avoid – Chinese character do have multiple pronunciation and meaning. Some will treat as a joke and laugh it off and some will treat it seriously and get offended.

We are here to improve more conversational Mandarin at the same time know more of our Chinese Culture and customary Practice…

Please join me on every Monday.

Vivian Lai

Thinking of YOU on your Birthday – JANUARY

To all Capricorns and Aquarius – you know who you are…

Capricorns are known to be Independent, disciplined and organized while the Aquarius are believed to be intelligent, quirky and independent too.  Both of leadership potential.  Born in the chill month does make them a Cool person…

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish all January Babies a great beginning of a beautiful year…

PS – do drop wishes to all who are celebrating their birthday month…

Sally Foo

Weekly Karaoke Sessions

Love Singing or Listening to songs?

At SHC’s weekly Zoom sessions. You can either get ready to sing your YouTube songs or select songs and listen to others singing. You can also simply come to enjoy listening to songs selected by enthusiastic Members. So join in the FUN….

Karaoke Crooners: Every Monday & Tuesday from 09:00pm – 11:00pm

Room 1 – Mandarin/Hokkien session

Room 2 – English Session

Room 3 – Cantonese Session

EOs: Cheryl Tiong / Vincent Hee

Weekly ENTREPRENEUR Zoom Mtg – Sunday @ 10:00am

Thank you to all SHC members for your time joining me in the Entrepreneur last zoom session on 10 Jan 2021.I shared with members how to generate ideas. An idea is to address a pain or gap.

I used Rest.com.sg as an example. Rest.com.sg is an online portal for advertiser to place their ads at an affordable price.

Currently, most online ads are control by big techs. There are also many types of payments. Not many SMEs and startups have the financial resources to place ads on those current online social media.  Thus Rest.com.sg is to address this gap.

During the next session, I will share with members how to validate your idea.
Also next session, will have the honor to let our member, Dennis H, to share more info for a complimentary tour of GUI.

Please do zoom in this Sunday 17 Jan.
Till we meet again, have a great week ahead.

Treasure Hunt 23 Jan 2021 (Sat)

Treasure Hunt Season 2
EO: Vincent Hee

Date : 23 Jan 2021 (Sat)
Venue: Clementi Mall
Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Prizes: $10 x 4 NTUC vouchers for the winning team. Runners – up get premium chocolate bars.

To participate :

1) Register : Form groups of two or four and WhatsApp names to

  • Vincent Hee : 9186 8698
  • Anne Choi
  • Jasmine Wong

2) Report : On site in front of Clementi Mall and WhatsApp your group photo with backdrop to receive the 10 locations photos from the official of your choice. Following your findings, all ten photos should be send back to the same official. This is to ensure smooth tabulation.

3) Please note, the start time will click off right after you received all the ten photos.

4) Last or final photo must be taken with your whole group. All the participants must be in the picture to qualify for the end time.

5) Happy Hunting. Good luck.

Vouchers contributed by Daniel Chan, chocolates by Vincent, and Zero Coke from Terence.

Thanks to Daniel and Vincent and Terence for encouraging participation with the prizes.

Zonal Meeting @ NEX – 28 December 2020

Our 4th Hangout at Food Junction – NEX with EO Melissa Khng assisted by ChanKN [from 11:30am to 03:00pm].

Our darling, EO Melissa, was there at 10:45am, putting bag, water bottles to chop 3 section of 6-pax seating arrangement to ensure that all members can be seated comfortably upon their arrival.  But, regret to say that at times, situation just not in our favour, so, very unreluctantly, we finally decided to say bye bye to 1 section as the lunch crowds kept increasing and every eyes were staring at our sides liao… paiseh lah!

At strike of 12.15pm, members were seen coming towards us with Melissa busy allocating seats for them since there was only 9 seats reserved instead of the original 15.  Then came a member with shiny armour (Bobby Bok) had graciously offered to buy each and every member a drink.  Sue Chan and Lina Ng were also sharp enough to spot on another table near to us to make the group complete in 1 corner.  It was indeed a show of cooperation among these members to ensure a safe distancing.

What happened next – Aiyo!!!  Of cos, chatting, networking and taking of photos lah.. and not forgetting our lunches too.  It was indeed an afternoon well spent.  Till we meet again…

Cheers!
Dolly Lim

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Where were we on Christmas Eve?

We (Chan Keng Ngee, Katherine, Laura Wee, Jasmine Wong, Sandra Chuah, Lydia Chin, Annie Seah and me la) spent our morning touring Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the Kent Ridge Campus of the National University of Singapore.  Officially opened on 18 April 2015.

The Museum currently has more than 560,000 catalogued lots in its collection and over a million specimens from throughout the region and about 2000 of these are exhibited in the museum’s galleries.

Everyone had a wonderful time walking thru these history memory lanes and also busy taking photographs to showcase too…

We initially scheduled to leave around 12 noon for our lunch but was delayed till 2pm as there were more to cover but time was not at our side as we can heard our stomach crying for food liao.

Eateries around NUS were either not opened to public or too much R&R to follow so we finally landed in Alexandra Village for our lunch.

Many thanks to ChanKN for making this trip possible as he got discounted lobang for entrance tickets.  Till the next outing…

Cheers!
Dolly Lim

A Blessed and Bountiful 2021 New Year!

On behalf of Terence and all Moderators, Admins, EOs and Group Leaders

Today is the end of 2020 and tomorrow will be the beginning of our own 365-page book… No one can go back in time to change what has happened. So work on your present to make yourself a Wonderful Future

Be PROUD of, one that excites – one that you are not itching to get to the end of….

Be RIDICULOUSLY happy to wake up and be a part of every single day…

After all, we are the writer of our own life to blow our own mind……

Here is a TOAST to all our futures, to our past, definitely to all our friends far and near. May our SHCians remains as a family filled with joy and sunshine…

Looking forward to more greetings n wishes from each and every one through this page and let us know we care… Do pen down your wishes here…….

Sally Foo

It’s never too late to post! Right? 

MARINA BARRAGE TREASURE HUNT – 28 November 2020

Not long forgotten, just too busy to meet up.  First time, meeting Agnes and she is indeed a fun person to have lunch with too…  Well received prizes sponsored by Terence Seah n Catherine Soon.

Do look out for the next TREASURE HUNT in January 2021… crafted and judged by Vincent Hee.

Interested parties, please do find your own group and let’s create more fun with this bonding activity and make it a memorable day for you and your buddies.

Sally Foo

VintageRadio.sg

VintageRadio.SG is digital radio station whose mission is to bring back the good old days from the 50s to 70s through a curated programme of content and music.

Recently, Lydia and I were at their office to record the 2021 countdown. We were so delighted and thankful for the opportunity to co-host with the iconic radio and TV personality Mr Brian Richmond.

It was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed every minute working with the professionals. We had a shout out of Silverhairsclub.com.

Come! tune in to Vintage radio.sg on 31st December at 4pm to catch our show as we shared more of our favourite singers during our younger days and ring in the New Year.

Agnes Seow

 

 

Monthly Gathering : 27 December 2020 (2.00pm to 5.00pm)

Monthly Gathering amidst the Zoom Holiday – Keen? Well, I am and if you also as keen as I do.  Let’s keep 27 December 2020 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm for this…. See you soon ya…

Do join us on the last Sunday Gathering of Year 2020. Bring along your own kakis to chit-chat or celebrate this year end inside Main Room or a Private Room either to reminisce year 2020 on what is your greatest achievement or happy moments in sharing with your SHC Buddies : You name and you have it lor..

So this happened to be on 3rd day of Christmas… be it a partridge, 2 turtle doves and 3 French hen… tell us what your loved ones sent to you or have done for u…

But of course, if you have any other suggestions, share with me lor… otherwise, this is a free-for-all meeting. Looking forward to C U all this Sunday.

EO – Dolly Lim

German Christmas Market – Wednesday, 23 December 2020 @ 8:00pm

Hi and an advance Merry Christmas everyone…

During this festive season, wish to share my 2014 German Christmas markets trip which I hope one day you may consider taking this trip too, when we can finally travel.

Compiled into 5 short videos with lively Christmas carols as background music, will show the cities visited, from Frankfurt to Rottenburg, Numerberg, Weimar, Eisenach, Erfurt, Dresden and ending in Berlin.

Do zoom in and join me on Wed, 23rd, 8pm sharp.

Entrepreneurship on Sunday 1000am

The last zoom session, shared with members different age group has different needs to consider before consider a startup.
Mr. Dennis Har extend his invitation to any SHC members be in his team.
Ms Dolly shared her plan.
We also disused about time bank. Such initiative applicable to European countries and not in Asian culture.
Mr. Dennis suggested I share with members what I learned.
I will share with SHC members what I can share, as all the learning materials have copyright, so unable to share the learning materials.
I will share with members who were the first few entrepreneurs in history.
Looking forward for members query and feedback, so we can discuss during the next session.
Thank you SHC members. Stay Safe.

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy 2021 New Year

On behalf of Terence and the Team (Admin, Moderator, Co-Hosts and EOs)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every SHC Members tonnes of greetings…

  • Wishing all a Christmas that’s merry and bright…
  • Have a safe and relaxing holiday season albeit CoronaV shouldn’t be ignored…
  • Is it just us, or does Santa look younger every year?
  • Christmas is usually for children but we adults can enjoy it too, until our credit card bills arrive…
  • Christmas is magical because we are all together…
  • Eat… Drink… Be Merry… Have a wonderful season!
  • New Year is always followed by Christmas…sending you Bountiful Blessings for year 2021…

Invitations to investment, property and MLM seminars are not allowed in SHC activities

Dear members,

Sometimes, chat-group members are invited to special seminars. However, some seminars put pressure on the guests to buy investment products. Other invitations serve as phone number collections.

WhatsApp group chats are set up for sharing important issues among SHC members.

For members in the investing business, pls seek admin approval. If the intention is to sell investment products, I require this intention to be made clear and upfront to members.

MLM and property seminars and related advertising are not allowed to be mentioned or conducted in all club activities.

Face to face seminars can also be conducted over SHC Zoom, at no charge.

Kindly observe this announcement. Thank you.

Terence Seah

SHC Treasure Hunt – Saturday, 28 November 2020 – FINAL RESULT

Now, the results of the Treasure Hunt. In order of merit…

1st Place               WATERMELON – leads the race to finish in 1 hr 8 minutes

2nd Place              KIWI – just after 4 minutes to end it in 1 hr 12 minutes

3rd Place              AJIV – was slowed down on their 9th item but manage to finish 1 hr 21 minutes

4th Place              BANANA – last but not least though exhausted managed to clock 1 hr 41 minutes

Kudos to All TEAM MEMBERS for all the effort and positive thinking. We don’t think this race would have been possible without your true participation. You Guys n Gals deserve a treat!

Looking forward to more great adventures from SHC Members…

Sally Foo

Zonal Meeting – Kopitiam @ Hillion, Bukit Panjang – 30 November 2020

This is our 2nd Zonal Meeting that we organized in Kopitiam @ Hillion located in Bukit Panjang – a good place for gathering, offering many varieties of food and beverages which can catered for every members’ whims and fancies.

Both WK Cheng and myself were there as early as 11:15am followed by the rest of the participating members at different time interval. WK Cheng couldn’t resist the food court spread and decided to start the ball rolling…

Below is the list of participating members: –

  1. KN Chan (EO)
  2. WK Cheng
  3. Dolly Lim
  4. Sandra Chuah
  5. Nellie
  6. Melissa Khng
  7. Doreen Ong
  8. Barbara Ong
  9. Marie Chong
  10. Sherry Wong
  11. Sue Chan (taking much effort to attend despite of her busy work schedule).

The group had a fantastic and enjoyable time with new members whom we met for the first time.  Many shared their interests and mingled around.  Not forgetting social distancing and was well maintained between the members. Kudos to all….  A big THUMBs-up!

MarieC, thank you so much for sharing your homemade Apple Enzyme Drinks – love her initiative appalling effort to bring along her own glasses, cups and bottles for this tasting session.  She goes the extra mile to highlight us the advantages of consuming such drinks.  Regrettably, due to her current work schedule, she is unable to conduct a Zoom session to intro the enzyme drinks.  Nonetheless, she had graciously agreed to share her secret recipes with us.  Looking forward to receiving it.

BarbaraO also introduces us Lingzhi Coffee (less sugar and no sugar) – she mentioned this beverage works wonder for most people especially great for health benefits which I lost track while busy socializing with the members.  Feel free to look for her for further information.

Other discussion during this meet up were our Zoom and Telegram correspondence making this event more fruitful and some know-how techniques were covered.

We definitely hope more members will engage in this Zonal Meeting at their respective zones – An absolute support like we did in Bukit Panjang Zone.  Looking forward to other zonal meet up, as far as or maybe near as, Hougang, Tiong Bahru, Bukit Batok, Yishun and the Eastern part of Singapore making this Zonal a HAPPENING…

Chan Keng Ngee