From Malacca with Love.

Travel Date:       2D1N (29 – 30 July 2023)

Limited Seat:     40 pax @ S$150/pax

3 more pax and we upgrade to a 40 seaters coach.

Please indicate who your roommate will be.



  • Deposit:             S$70/pax to reserve now
  • Final Payment:   S$80/pax latest by 14 July 2023

Package Tour inclusive:

  • Twin sharing at  Straits Hotel (Single additional $55)
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Tour Guide + Driver tip / Accommodation
  • Tour Guide fee
  • Melaka River Cruise ticket
  • 2nd day Nyona lunch
  • Bus transfer from SG to JB
  • 3 pickup points from SG
  • Excluded any entrance fee to Tourist attractions
  • Own expenses:
  • 1st day lunch at Jonker Street
  • Durian eating at Uncle Chiong farm
  • 1st day dinner at Celut
  • 2nd day dinner at Kulai or JB
  • Places of interests
  • Dutch Square
  • Malacca River
  • St Paul Church
  • Baba & Nonya Heritage Museum
  • The Shore Sky Tower
  • A Formosa
  • The Huskitory (pending)
  • Jonker Street
  • Pick-Up Point:
  • 6:30am                 Eunos MRT
  • 7:00am                 Bishan MRT
  • 7:30am                 Kranji MRT

**Please indicate whether you require Group Insurance.

Participants List:-

  1. Dan Huang – EC
  2. Irene Lim co-EC
  3. Emily Koh – Paid $70
  4. Joy Lee
  5. Lilian Ngiam
  6. Emily Wong
  7. Raymond Tan
  8. Hoon Mow Ing
  9. Audrey Goh
  10. Thong Fook Chen – Paid $70
  11. Tsai Hui Feng – Paid $70
  12. Anthony Chan
  13. Alfred Png
  14. Lydia Poh – Paid $70
  15. Elizabeth Bong
  16. Jennifer Lim
  17. Derrick Ang – Paid $70
  18. Angie Yang – Paid $70
  19. Joanne Koh
  20. Aileen Yeo
  21. Florence Lai
  22. Katherine Yap – Paid $70
  23. Florence Tay – Paid $70
  24. Koh Lye Teck
  25. Sylvia Wee
  26. Rosy Te’o
  27. David Ang
  28. Elsa Fong
  29. Roger Kwok
  30. Shirley Toh
  31. Catherine Lee
  32. Winnie Tan
  33. Joan Ang
  34. Agnes Ong
  35. Lee Lai Kuen
  36. Lee Siok Noi
  37. Winston Chua




UPDATED 12 Jul 2023 – video montage courtesy of Lim BT –

Date: Tues 27June 23

Registration closed.

Basic Trip Cost: $17 + $18 Dinner

All paid up and we are ready to go.

Itinerary: Updated 07 June 2023

7.00am Eunos MRT Open carpark along SIM Ave
7.30am Bishan MRT Exit D
8.00am Kranji MRT,  Bus stop opposite Kranji MRT
9.30am Breakfast at Hiap Joo Bakery famous for Banana Cake.
10.30am Shopping at Ninso
12.00noon Durian Buffet
2.00pm Tea Time at Fifty Trees.
3.00pm Shopping at Aeon in Bukit Indah.
4.30pm Massage at Holiday Plaza at RM90 for 2 hours including cupping and ear candling.
6.30pm Dinner at Famosa Restaurant in Taman Sentosa.  Menu posted.
7.30pm Karaoke at Citi Square or Pasar Malam .
9.00pm Heading home.

Who’s coming?

  1. EC: Dan Huang Pd 5/6
  2. CoEC: Irene Lim Pd 5/6
  3. Eliza Leong – Pd 5/6
  4. Winnie K Tan – Pd 5/6
  5. Doreen Cady – Pd 5/6
  6. Pattiya – Pd 5/6
  7. Joan Ang – Pd 8/6
  8. Dih (Diana Ho) – Pd 5/6
  9. Lim BT Pd 7/6
  10. Jennie Kuan Pd 5/6
  11. Leong Seng Juan – Pd 4/6
  12. Raymond Tan – Pd 5/6
  13. Hoon Mow Ing – Pd 5/6
  14. Amy Ko Pd 8/6
  15. Ko Tiek Kian Pd 8/6
  16. Linda Soon Pd 6/6
  17. Lynn Kee – Pd Pd 3/6
  18. Ronald Lam Pd 9/6
  19. Pearl Kwan Pd 9/6
  20. Simon Lee Pd 9/6
  21. Mr Koh Lye Teck – Pd 4/6
  22. Audrey Wong – Pd 5/6
  23. Aileen Yeo – Pd 5/6
  24. Vicky Wong – Pd/5/6
  25. Marilyn Koh – Pd 4/6
  26. June Peh – Pd 96
  27. Rosalind Lee – Pd 4/6
  28. Jade Kee Pd 9/6
  29. Julia Goh – Pd 4/6
  30. Rosie Kwan Pd 5/6
  31. Jess Lynn Pd 6/6
  32. Catherine Yeow Pd 7/6
  33. Peter Chan Pd 7/6
  34. Lynne Hoe Pd 8/6
  35. Eric Woon Pd 10/6
  36. Angie Tan Pd 8/6
  37. Linda Lim Pd 8/6
  38. Jessie Tan Pd 8/6
  39. Willie Chua Pd 7/6
  40. Jean Kiang Pd 7/6
  41. Michael Chung Pd 10/6
  42. Jessie Law Pd 8/6
  43. Jessie Tan (Audrey) Pd
  44. Loh Yew Kwong


What a wonderful world!

I just like to share this beautiful song from Louis Armstrong. It brings reminder to all the good things we had and it just great to be alive. To be able to hug, to hold and to have. The good things we have done are always forgotton but the bad are never forgotten. And who was it who said to “offer the other cheek”?

I just joined the “Zipper Club” Had my triple bypass on December 2 and on the road to recovery. Now I am more familiar with term like stent, balloon. An open heart operation is something to reckon with and it something more and more people would come to term with.

I was warded at TTS Hospital on November 20 and transferred to National Heart Centre till today. I just can’t wait to go home, it so boring here.

Desperate Dan.

Free Cooking Class

Japanese Cooking Workshop

  • Chawanmushi
  • Sushi Maki (Cucumber, carrot and crabstick)
  • Salmon Teriyaki
  • Chicken katsu
  • Mochi

25th and 26th October (Mon, Tues; 9 a.m to 6 pm) max capacity – 6

This course come under the National Silver Academy.
Choose a 3 hours workshop at full price of $90.95 or a bundle of three 3 hours workshops at $262.15.

Under National Silver Academy and Skills Future subsidies you pay nothing.

I know we live in challenging time but the tough get going!


Have Food Will Travel

You can have your cake and it too. Allow me to share my adventures with food. Some of the pleasure in life are to be able to come together and enjoy good foods with friends, either in a coffee house or being invited to a home where the host do the cooking. Or having potluck. Better still would be to attend a cooking class and you get to consume the food after the class.

To start with I want to invite anyone keen to join.

Italian cooking workshop:
1-Day Italian cooking – Caesar (3 hour per day)
* Caesar’s salad with chicken breast
* Linguine with mushroom cream sauce
* Pan seared salmon fillet with spinach cream and floret of cauliflower, drizzled with basil coulis

3 hours workshop $90.96 after GST
NSA subsidy $68
Course fee payable after subsidy $22.15.

Location: 69 Boon Keng Road.
Capacity – 6 pax to 12 pax maximum

Date: 20th September, Monday


Old coins and stamps

I recently was given bagful of old coins and stamp by a dear old friend who wanted to bless me. It could be a good deed I have sow before. What am I to do with it without knowing their value, am I inheriting a good fortune?
Some of you may be wondering why Dan has gone into hiding, was it bad things I have done, you are not far from it. Here I am seeking redemption.
Coming to the point I am looking for member to come together to share thought on old valuable coins and stamps. Do indicate your interest here. If there is sufficient pax I will arrange to meet up.

Dan Huang.

Different folks different strokes.

We are the product of the choices we made during our journey through life. Some would have more regrets to share than happiness. We blame our parents, our lack of education or circumstances why we are a failure.

If you have a situation in life where no answer is available , let’s share it here and see if we can get some expert opinions.

Let’s me start by enacting a real life situation. A close friend of mine age 63 met a fair lady from Myanmar, she was 42, divorced and have a 25 years son who is working. She run a beauty saloon with a younger sister and stay in her own 4 storey terrace house.  After a three months whirlwind encounter, she ask him to marry her. My friend was ecstatic, she was sexy and young and this may be a golden opportunity. My advice to him was to be wary, maybe she just using you to get a better life here. You never know that once you sign the dotted line, you will start bleeding and never to recover.

Wat is your take?

Desperate Dan.

Sushi Making Class – March 7,2015 (Saturday)

This is an opportunity for those who want to try their hands at making sushi.

Venue: Sushi King KSL City ,  Johore Bahru.

Cost: $20.00 for Bento Lunch and Class fees.

Please make payment to Susan Tan’s account: 102-15222-0 Posb Savings.

Closing date: February 22nd, 2015.


9.00am      Meet at Kranji MRT Station.

10.00am       Sushi Making Class – A competition will be held and prizes to be given.       Attendance certificate will be presented to you. All will receive a goodies bag.

12.00pm       Bento Lunch (Free)

2.00pm       Shopping/Massage at your own cost

4.00pm       Back to Singapore or overnight trip to Desaru.

EO,  Dan.

Those coming:

  1. Dan (Going overnight trip to Desaru)
  2. Alice Yap (paid)
  3. Susan Tan (paid)
  4. Susan SW Tan (paid)
  5. Cat Yeo (not coming)
  6. Yew Kwong?
  7. Grace Kang (paid)
  8. Shawn Soh?
  9. Jane Ong (paid)
  10. Daisy Phua (not coming)
  11. LK Ong (Driver for Desaru trip) – paid.
  12. Tan Poh Heng (joining Desaru trip) -paid.
  13. Ivy Low (paid)
  14. Karen Phoo (paid)
  15. Winnie Tan (paid)



I need a new lease on life, do you?

A chance to improve one’s situation or to live longer or more happily without plastic surgery is all I strive for. Where I am today is the result of the choices and habits I made and also what I eat. I am going on a 30 days meat fast with the hope that some of the maladies which I now experience will be reverse. Yes, no meat, no fish and no eggs….. I just discovered that sugar or too much carbo is not the culprit but the oil that we consume is what our bodies suffer from. I believe one day I can be free from insulin.

The thought is still on my mind and I have not started on it. The spirit is willing but the body is weak. I am looking for like-minded person to join me on this arduous journey. Share with us here what other method is available beside mango?

Desperate Dan.

Life is like a Mountain Railroad. April 5 (Sat) 1.00-5.00pm (Cancelled)

Life to us is like going on a journey by train to our destinations. From day one it may not be as smooth as we expected. We meet with all kind of challenges and people. To some of us it may be near the end of the journey but we accepted the good and the bad and make the most of it. Do find time to share and lift up one another.

We meet again at same place same time and hopefully more enticing foods! There will be kok and singalong and board games like chess, mahjong(cards) and Big Two (Cards game). You may bring along your own cds and snacks for High Tea.

Venue: Kolam Ayer CC/Geylang Bahru/From Lavender MRT Bus-stop on Lavender Rd Bus 107 and 61. alight 5 stops later.

Time: 1.00pm -5.00pm

Cost: $6.00 if we have 10 pax. $3.00 if we achieved 20 pax.

EO, Dan


Life of a Taxi Driver

It was the last thing on my mind to become one. Being past 60 and unemployable I have decided to take up taxi driving. It probably the only job we can work to age 75 and only for Singaporean. Just started on a 10 days training course I look forward to the day I get a license. It was quite a while since I get to attend class. The problem is if the air-con get too cold I tend to become a ‘sleeping beauty’. Now I worry whether I will pass with flying colors. With nothing to my name I am just happy to be alive and kicking, to drive, to teach chess in school and play badminton.

The course I am taking now seem very heavy and it was meant for us to pass out as professional taxi driver. How many are taxi drivers or aspiring to be one. What are your grievance or joy, share with us.


What A Wonderful World – March 1 Sat (1 – 5 pm)

Have we taken the time to appreciate the life given to us? As Louis Armstrong sangs ‘I see trees of green…red roses too, I see em bloom…for me and for you, And I think of myself..what a wonderful world’, and Tom Jones would sings ‘Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, Or touch a leaf, or see the sky, Than I know why, I believe’.

Come join us for a hilarious time of karaoke, singalong and fellowship!

Date: March 1, 2014 (Saturday) 1.00pm-5.00pmVenue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru./ Cost: $6.00 if we have 10pax, 20 pax at $3.00.

Those coming may contribute snacks and titbits for high tea.   Disposable plates and utensils needed    Hot beverages provided

You may also bring your own cd.

So many reasons to come together to give gratitude for all the gift of life that we took for granted.

EO, Dan

Who’s coming:

  1. Dan
  2. Joy
  3. Gabriella
  4. Lily Ho
  5. Bobby Bok
  6. Lily Lim
  7. Patricia Low
  8. Susan Tan
  9. Goh Ah Lam
  10. Vincent
  11. Shirley
  12. Daniel Chan
  13. Peng Peng
  14. Robert Ong
  15. Freda
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Ronald Lee
  18. Lydia Chin

Somewhere Over the Rainbow : Jan 4,(Sat) 2014. 6.00-10.00pm

There is in each one of us a wish for a better tomorrow. A hope that life will be smooth sailings with no worry of ailing health or a weak heart. A desire for good companionship and unfailing friendship.

The story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is the story of mankind struggle for existence. The Scarecrow wish to have a brain, the Tin man for a heart and the Lion for courage. Let’s look forward to the New Year with excitement, meeting and cherishing new friend.

Join us for a time of singing and singalong as we celebrate another year coming to an end. We shall have High Tea, bring snacks to share. After the session we may adjourn for Steamboat Fish Head nearby and a leisurely stroll on Orchard Road. Alas, I wish for red wine but not with High-Tea!

Venue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru, 11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT.
Date: December 28 (Saturday), 2013
Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Cost: $6.00 if we have 10 pax, $3.00 if we achieve 20 pax. Balance of $44 from last gathering will be use to defray snacks or reduce contribution from each of you.

EO, Dan

  1. Dan
  2. Geraldine (Tentative)
  3. Daniel (Tentative)
  4. Lily Ho
  5. Skchua (Tentative)
  6. Lydia Chin
  7. Barbara Ong
  8. Bobby Bok
  9. Anne Chee
  10. Tony Ang
  11. Ronald Lee

A Time for Us – 29 Nov (Fri) 6.15 – 10.00 pm

To everything there is a time and a season under the sun. A time to come together, to cherish one another. A time to hug and to hold and a time to let go. A time to do good and to sow good seeds. A time to play and a time to sing and a time to serenade a loved one. What are the niceties of life, a touch, a smooch, a longing for someone?

I got a place just for you:
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru (11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT)
Date: November 29 Friday, 2013
Time: 6:15pm-10.00pm
Cost: $6.00 if we got 10 pax, $3.00 if we achieve 20 pax.

This is a karaoke lounge with capacity up to 40 pax. You can sing or singalong in a group, you can play board games or just chit chat and enjoy the ambience. Bring your own cd or dvd. Hot water provided, bring your own instant beverages. We shall have potluck here. If you are in the mood for red wine, bring it along and share with your buddies here.
This is an EC event and I may invite another Club members to join us.

EC, Dan

  • Those coming:
  • Dan
  • Daniel?
  • Lily Ho
  • Lydia
  • Irene Poh
  • Lily Lim
  • Bobby Bok and 5 friend.
  • Jeffrey Gan and a friend
  • Patricia Low
  • Susan Tan
  • Theresa


Fact of Life?

Amid the gloom and doom let’s take some times to laugh and laugh at ourselves. Share a light-hearted moment here with us and chase away all the worries.

Here is one, courtesy of Jeff Gan:

A girl brings her boyfriend home to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father, a business tycoon, to find out about the young man.  He invites the boy to join him for green tea in his study.
“So what are your plans?” the father asks the boy.
“I am a religious scholar and want to marry your daughter,” he replies.
“A scholar,” the father says. “Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, and to which she is accustomed?”
“I will study,” the young man replies, “and God will provide for us.”
“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asks the father.
“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies, “God will provide for us.”
“And children?” asks the father. “How will you support children?”
“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the boy.

The conversation proceeds like this, and each time the father questions him, the boy insists that God will provide.

Later, the mother asks, “Well, how did it go?”

The father answers, “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is that he thinks I’m God.”


Wine and Song – 19 Oct ( Saturday ) 6.15pm – 10.00pm

It may not be the ideal venue but as a compromise we have place to seat up to 40 pax and at a neat cost. Once again a time to croon and singalong to all our favorite evergreen golden oldies. No worries if you can’t sing alone, we will sing in groups. You are encourage to bring your own cd or dvd.

Our DJ is a very obliging guy. He can sing duet in Chinese or English with anyone. With his great voice he will guide us if we start on the wrong keys. Bring along board games like chess, scrabble or rummikub and look for kakis to play with.

Venue: Kolam Ayer CC/Geylang Bahru/11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT. Those coming bus check with gorgeous Google
Date: October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6.15- 10.00pm
Cost: $6.00 each if we have 10 pax and if we have 20 pax each at $3.00 only.

Bring only red wine for our happy hours and foods (Potluck). This will be an EO event, if turnout is slow I will change it to an EC event.

A place and a time to relax and chat and ‘ketchup’ with new and old friend!

EO, Dan

Mid Autumn Kok and High Tea – 29 Sep (Sun) 1 – 5 pm

Mid Autumn festival is traditionally held annually in the month of September and October. The official date for year 2013 is September 19. Moon cakes abounds in shops all over towns and carrying of lanterns lends gaiety to the occasion. What is the significance of this festival and how does it affect the life of each of us? Many folklore are told and it would be good to hear from those who are familiar to share with us here. One fable was those how it came about.

‘The Zhuang people, for example, have an ancient fable saying the sun and moon are a couple and the stars are their children, and when the moon is pregnant, it becomes round, and then becomes crescent after giving birth to a child. These beliefs made it popular among women to worship and give offerings to the moon on this evening’.

Well, that only half of the story. We are here to join in the celebration and I have booked a nice place.

Date: September 29 (Sun) 1.00-5.00pm/Kolam Ayer Community Club, Geylang Bahru/Nearest MRT Potong Pasir (11 minutes walk)

Bring Moon cakes and snacks for High Tea. We shall have singalong and fun. Hot water only provided, bring hot beverage packages.

Cost: If we have 10 pax each at $6.00, if 20 pax $3.00 each. We especially appeal to new members to join us…………

Who coming:

  • 1.Dan
  • 2 Gabriella
  • 3 Lily
  • 4 Caroline
  • 5. Dolly
  • 6. Patricia Low (new member)
  • 7. Lydia Chin
  • 8. Bobby Kok
  • 9. Noelle Tan
  • 10. Barbara Ong
  • 11. Janis Han
  • 12. Christina Pan
  • 13. Anne Chee


Hilarious Hours of Fun and Song – 29 Sep (Sun) 1 – 5 pm

Now that the Mandarin class is under able hands I shall focus on another topic of interest. Book reading seems out of place for us oldies. Back to the drawing board and losing more hair in the process. Singalong session will be encouraged throughout. Everybody will have to sing in groups.
One of my policy from day one was to organize event that can reach to as many member as possible. How else can we get the new member to come forward to become active and to play a greater in adding vibrancy to the Club?
Four hours for singing.  An opportunity to meet new friend here.

Date: September 29 (Sunday)
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru (11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT)
Cost: $6.00 if we have 10 pax, $3.00 if we achieve 20 pax or pro-rated.
Hot water provided, bring your own beverage packages and some snacks for High Tea.

Depending on respond, we may have it on monthly. Please indicate whether you are coming for one or both session.

EO, Dan

Should EO enjoy a free ride?

Our intention for the event in question was to pro-rate the cost based on the number of participants. One of us suggested to collect $5.00 from each, why?. The cost was mentioned in the post and 33 pax signed up to attend but what if we don’t achieve this number, who will bear the difference. The EOs are at risk here because no money was collected upfront.
Actual person attended was 29 with 25 pax contributing and 4 abstained. Leftover of $25 was used to defray part of the dinner cost. Was the EOs justified to do that? Let’s us consider other considerations, 2 of us went to recce the place at our own cost and the unsung hero here is Susan who borne the cost of preparing porridge and mee-hoons for about 30 pax which I figure may amount to $25 considering she took a train from Jurong and catch a taxi from Kallang MRT to the venue.

What I can say here is we answer to nobody but for future events we like to invite ideas and opinions.

Not guilty!

Mind your language.

To avoid any confusion I shall start a new post here. How many of us have a desire to improve ourselves whether to speak a new language, a new hobby or a new pastimes. Do we live with regret that certain things in our life should be achieve and experience but due to our laziness and procrastination we lose sight of our dreams and desires.

Learning Mandarin have been a goal I have set out to do but I did nothing and nothing happens. Now we have our own Daniel Chan who have kindly step out to help us. The date and the time was set.. Daniel being a lecturer himself will make it easy for us. Whether learning by rote or through karaoke singing he will guide us.

This is also an opportunity to meet and learn and laugh our hearts out. Who want to join us?

Venue: Kolam Ayer Community Club/3188 Geylang Bahru
Nearest Bus stop: Bus. 26,61,107,107M,853 and 853#
Nearest MRT Station: Potong Pasir MRT (NE10) Walking 11 minutes from Exit B to here.
Date: August 25, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 1.00-2.00pm. Lesson time/2.00-3.00pm. Learners sing/3.00-6.00pm. All sing.
Dinner: 6.30pm, at the Fish-head Steamboat Restaurant on Serangoon Rd(Corner of Opal Crescent) Optional.
Cost: $60 for four hours. If we can achieve 10 pax, it $6.00 each. If 20 pax $3.00 per pax, where to find? All to pay the same whether you are early or late.

If you just love to sing, do join us as we have booked the karaoke room for four hours. Hot water provided, bring your own beverage packages. A guy will be on standby to play our songs selection and you can bring your own cd or dvd.

Those comings:
1. Dan – learner
2. Daniel Chan
3. Daisy Yeo
4. Gabriella – learner
5. Sbkoo
6. Susan Tan – learner
7. Goh Ah Lam – learner
8. Eunice Tay
9. Bobby Bok – learner
10.  Seok Cheng – learner
11.  Ronald Lee – learner
12.  Robert Ong
13.  Mega
14.  KK Yeo
15.  Peggy Low
16.  Myra Chia
17.  Ann Lim
18.  Ann Giri – learner
19.  Evon Lim
20.  Meng Wai
21.  Peng Peng
22.  Gingo Tay
23.  Joy Chuang – learner
24.  Freda Lim – learner
25.. Grace Kang – learner
26.  Christina Chan
27.  Amy Ko – learner
28.  Fred Ho – learner
29.  Marg Tian – learner
30. Jessica Barbara Ong
31. Janis Han – learner
32. Anna Lee – learner
33. Henry (3.00pm)

EOs, Dan/Daniel

What i like to see happening at the Club?

We may have voice this before but I feel it time to hear it again and better still if someone take the initiatives.

A matter close to my heart is to start a Mandarin speaking session for those wanting to improve their Mandarin conversation with one another.

The other idea is to start a Book Club for those avid readers who want to share their passion for reading and to encourage one another with setting goal to read more books.

As with any concern, just to put up a post can be life threatening. We worry for the responses, we worry how is the reaction and we just worry worry.

Give your encouragement here and if there is enough show of hands I will buck up and do something.


Abang, got lobang?

Most of us have at one time or another need some kind of help or services. It would be good to express it here on this post to reach out to fellow members.

I have previously started a a similar post in 2009 and many of you have share with us your experiences. This time round I have a couple from India coming for a two week stay and looking for a room or a small flat to rent for a fee. They are my old client but good friend now. They will arrive on January 3. Anyone have a lobang or know of anyone who can help. Whatever fee I collected, 30% will go toward a SHC Fund, how dat?

My email: ‘’


Close Encounter of a Certain Kind.

It seems so long I have not started a new post. We experience different kind of encounters, some  bad some blissful some life threatening! Some we may live to tell some we may not live to share.

There are people who need a stent or a bypass to survive, other a pacemaker. Still other have to live with diabetes, high cholesteral or high blood pressure.

Had my quarterly appointment with the doctor yesterday after a delay of one month. My reading for glucose shot through the roof, 14 and above. Doctor asks me, Dan wat to do? Strange question you are the doctor you tell me wat to do? Doctor wants to hear from my mouth. He knows that I have put it off for more than three years.

I said okay, let’s do it, put me on insulin. For the last four months I chose not to take my medications. Someone  told me that virgin coconut oil is good for me so I took two bottles  courtesy of a friend. After consuming the two bottles, I got no better.

A nurse show me how to take the insulin, one before breakfast and another before dinner. First, wash you hands, use a alcohol swab to clean your stomach, put the needle in two fingers from the navel. I used to faint at the sight of a needle. Here I inserted it in stomach and feel nothing, no pain not even a ant bite.

It was a breeze going though the process, all my fear were unfounded. I wish I have done it earlier. Last night I slept soundly through the night, waking up at 9:30am and feeling very good. So my friend if you see be taking out my shirt before dinner, encourage me on. It would be better too if I say a prayer!

Whatever we may go through in life, let’s try to accept it and hope for the best. Do you have a worse scenerios than this?

Desperate Dan

Funny familiar forgotten feelings.

In response to Terence’s fantasy on our secondary days I want to add on it. Those were the days in school where we rejoice over the time spend learning and preparing our life for the tasks ahead.

I remember where towards the end of our secondary days we gathered together to do something meaningful and where we will cherished for life. The thing we do is to get those friends that we met to write on our autograph books. It will be something for each of us to remember the good times spend together in school.

I want to recollect here some of the poems that were written down. Most of them I have forgotten. These are some I remember. Some are rhymes and rhythm, some love poems. How many have ever ask your school mates to sign your autograph?

Here goes:

"Roses are red and violet are blue, I am allergic, I will sue".

"Drink hot coffee and drink hot tea, burn your lip and remember me".

"Remember me and my wishes while in the kitchen washing dishes, if the water is too hot, cool it and forget me not."

"Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you."

"Remember me early, remember me late, remember me at the old school gate".

More to come and I hope to get more contribution from fella members.



Have Food Will Travel – September 29, 2012 (Saturday)

By popular demand once again we shall go back to this famous Chicken Rice stall to indulge. Last time we were here was in June 2010 where 40 pax attended. emoticon

To help us do away with our guilty conscience we will try to rope in Boon Liang to lead us in a leisurely night stroll at Labrador Park.

Venue: Sin Kee famous Chicken Rice, Blk 38 #01-02 Commonwealth Avenue (3 minutes walk from Queenstown MRT).emoticon

Map :

Dinner Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

Night Walk – 8.00 – 9.30pm

Menu: – Steamed or roast chicken/Chicken soup with crab & vegetable/Friend egg with onion/Braised bean-stick & Tau pok/Fried vegetable & mushroom with oyster sauce/Pork Trotter or steamed prawns/Ice cream/Free flow of juices.

No charges for second helping of chicken rice.

Cost: $8.00 nett per pax.

Please register here:

EOs, Dan, Boon Liangemoticon

Registration List:

  1. Dan
  2. Boon Liang
  3. Rosalind Soh
  4. Alice Seah
  5. Anne Chee
  6. SK Chua (Tentative)
  7. Ann Lim
  8. Jane Loh
  9. June Chin
  10. Frisna (Tentative)
  11. Richard Kee
  12. Jane Kee
  13. Esther Mok
  14. Laura Ng
  15. Karen Thio
  16. Lena Wang
  17. Barbara Lim
  18. Pauline Tan
  19. Morris Ng
  20. Terry Tang
  21. Helen Kuek
  22. Judy Lim
  23. Helen Wong
  24. Johnny Pow
  25. Annie Pow
  26. Shawn Soh
  27. Lucy
  28. Gingko Nut
  29. Andrew Koh
  30. Shirley Tan
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What if I decided to start a blog?

Terence have clear intention to pass over the mantle of hosting the Silverhairs website and is still waiting for an interested party or the SHE will take over. I cannot imagine having SHC without Terence. What will it be like if he is not around to check on us?

Since joining SHC I have invested a lot of time and effort in organizing activities for the Club. I feel a sense of belonging, we get to meet new friend and doing a lot of thing together. The feelings was great as we rub shoulders with all kind of people.

I still remember my first outing at the Botanic Gardens and having to meet the Indian Chief in person. Such an unassuming man he is. It make you want to be part of this group of people.

If I run a blog, my expectation is to remove two taboos. MLM will be permitted subjected to certain contraints and religion can be discuss only with regard to Bible studies. Discrimination and derogatory remarks about other religions is not permitted.

MLM plays a part in my life and need to be fully explored. Religion matters to me because I want to stay connected with eternal values and hope!

What is your view?


Home-based marketing as a secondary source of income?

Mention MLM and there will be a lot of people screaming ‘no no’! Can a taboo be broken? I know I am treading on the precipice but I feel that this is something that need to be discuss.

Multi-level marketing utilises a combination of direct marketing and franchising. MLM have an image problem because of difficulties in distiguishing between legitimate network marketing and illegal pyramid selling, "ponzi scheme" or scam.

Life is about choices, then came MLM, work hard for three to five years and then you never have to work again. Is this possible? The answer lies in the one word "leverage". MLM is also about personal development and and business education.

A new and powerful trend is emerging, the marriage of MLM and internet maketing to connect with their distributors. The internet is a 24/7 and accessible anywhere and anytime. Physical contrains is no longer an issue. Cross borders business are now possible so is overseas recruitments

The questions now is why, is it because we worry most will take advantage of free advertisements on this post or? Most MLM distributors have their own websites, they can tap on Facebook, Twitters and so many other blogs to promote their ware.

I hope we can have a lively discussion here and should there be any qualms, let put is down here. Why deny us an opportunty to earn a secondary source of income in our twilight years?

Desperate Dan

Exploring Sentosa – August 25, 2012 (Saturday) Update!

Abang will not go to the mountain, the mountain then have to move, here goes…

The itinerary as follows:emoticon

3:30pm   Meet at Vivocity Sentosa Station on the 3rd level next to Republic Food Court where Toastbox is.emoticon

4:00pm   Take monorail to Beach Station where the Palawan Beach is. Take a stroll down and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze and scenery.

5:00pm   Take monorail to Imbiah Stemoticonation. At the Merlion Plaza standing at 37 metres high, this half lion. half fish creature is a delight to snap our camera at. There is also an escalator that brings us to the Imbiah Lookout and the Tiger Sky Tower and lots of things to do.

6:00pm   Next, take train to Waterfront Station where Resorts World is. Take in all the amusements here and enjoy the activities at Universal Studio. There is so much to do and take in here too.emoticon

7:00pm   Adjourn to the Malaysian Food Street where all the best of Malaysian hawker fares are waiting  to fill our hungry stomachs.emoticon

Those who are tired may take a train home after dinner. For others, the free show on the ‘Crane Dance’ starts at 9:00pm and another free show, the ‘Lake of Dreams’ starts at 9:30pm.emoticon

Another option available is for us to leisurely stroll back to Vivocity by the Sentosa Boardwalk.emoticon

Entry by monorail from Vivocity to Beach Station is $3.00, any other trips by monorail within Sentosa are free.

Are you ready for a day of fun, enjoyment and adventure at Sentosa?emoticon

Register here.

  1. Dan
  2. Boon Liang
  3. Gabriella
  4. Geok Suanemoticon
  5. Steven Chan
  6. Winnie Tan
  7. June Koh
  8. Primrose Kok
  9. Maria Tan
  10. Tan Seok Wah
  11. Jane Ong
  12. Aaron How
  13. Juliet Ong
  14. Barbara Lim
  15. Alice Low
  16. Joan Ang
  17. Lydia Chin
  18. Angie Ng
  19. Anne Chee
  20. Ann Lim
  21. Irene Poh
  22. Hew Lee – (tentative)
  23. Geok Suan – (will be late)
  24. Lilian Koh
  25. Roy Koh
  26. Judy Lim
  27. Peng Peng
  28. Mega
  29. Christina Chan
  30. Juliana Kok
  31. Lee Seok Cheng
  32. Johnny Pow
  33. Annie Pow
  34. Shirley Tan
  35. Alice Seah
  36. Lam HT
  37. Eunice Tay
  38. Bee Gek
  39. Bobby Bok
  40. Jennie Tan
  41. Sally Kang
  42. Han Ah Yew
  43. Alan Ang
  44. Ronald Lam
  45. Lawrence Khan
  46. Helen Wong
  47. Pow
  48. Susan Tan CH
  49. Nina Choo
  50. Marg Tian

EOs, Dan & Boon Liangemoticon 

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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

Think outside the Box.

Time for a laugh, too long has this post been quiet. Start cracking your heads and share your viewpoints who the man will marry!!!

Courtesy from Mega.


A man wanted to get married.  He was having trouble choosing among three likely candidates.  He gives each woman a present of $5,000 and watches to see what they do with the money.

The first does a total makeover.  She goes to a fancy beauty salon, gets her hair done, new makeup;  buys several new outfits and dresses up very nicely for the man.  She tells him that she has done this to be more attractive for him because she loves him so much.

The man was impressed.

The second goes shopping to buy the man gifts.  She gets him a new set of golf clubs, some new gizmos for his computer, and some expensive clothes.  As she presents these gifts, she tells him that she has spent all the money on him because she loves him so much..

Again, the man is impressed.

The third invests the money in the stock market.  She earns several times the $5,000.  She gives him back his $5,000 and reinvests the remainder in a joint account.  She tells him that she wants to save for their future because she loves him so much.

Obviously, the man was impressed.

The man thought for a long time about what each woman had done with the money he’d given her.