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.
1. SHC Treasure Hunt is planned as a monthly 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.
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.
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 community 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 “Ageing together in JB” via WhatsApp 9489-4360. Club will then send you a zoom link.
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.
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 .
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.
Come join us every Thur at 8,00 pm on SHC Travel. A program to share travel experience. Speakers can share pictures, videos and there is a Q&A towards the end of session. A good channel to find travel partners.
** 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.
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.
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.
As we move into the new Normal, SilverHairsClub (SHC) will continue to host Morning Breakfast. Here, members meet other members, have your breakfast and share updates on the latest happenings.
** Every Sat 7.30am, Catherine Ho is the EO on Saturday Morning Breakfast. A SHC member since 2007, Cat is a relief teacher, fluent in Malay and Chinese dialects and someone with life experiences. A regular participant during the weekday Morning Breakfast and Lunch time chat.
** And every Sun 7.30am, Sally Foo is EO on Sunday Morning Morning Breakfast. Sally is an active member of the Cooking and Baking goup where she shares her experience on cooking, receipes, where to find food items and all the fine details in the kitchen.
SallyF loves singing. She has powerful vocals and great with Chinese dialects. A joy to listen to as she switches from topic to topic. A good start to a beautiful Sunday.
Come make Morning Breakfast your regular date every day 7.30 am.
“Ladies Only”, our 2nd session is ON Thur 18 Jun 2020 at 3pm. Members can come at 2.30pm to set up their video and microphone.
Hosted by EO Sandra Tay and co-host Jean Lim.
This program aims to enable Ladies to discuss personal, private and unique issues among ladies. This will take time, and members need time to find friends and be comfortable with one another.
Sandra has accepted the role to kick-start a Ladies Only discussion and sharing. There are games, intro and getting to know one another.
Plse note this session requires participants to show their faces and enable the microphone. There is no video, sound or text recording on all SHC Zoom events. Main room closes at 3.10pm. No discussions on politics, religion, race, direct selling and MLM.
Covid-19 is a creative time for all of us. Some of us have gone crazy, others keep forgetting we are at home. Some of us have lost our jobs, some of us get $600 from the govt, others get only $100. Lucky ones get to keep our jobs while many seniors are happy to stay at home.
This Sat, 6 Jun 2020 at 1pm, we have Frisna Tan and a team of jokers to entertain us, and help us forget Covid-19. Frisna hold the Club’s longest tile as the Xiao Xiao girl. She had promised to host an entertainment channel some 10 years ago. This Sat shall be the 1st planned event.
Come log into SHC Zoom and be tickled from your sofa, your bed or your bathroom. The group has made plans for practice this week. I guess there will be many hiccups, but let’s all enjoy the jokes, the laughter together and the unplanned scenes.
We can now move to the next stage on our “New Normal”,
Presently, all SHC activities are conducted on a Club basis, strictly for Ordinary members only. The New Normal encourages members to share their interests, hobbies, thoughts, viewpoints and activities with friends. Share your likes, your loves and dislikes. Talk about your dog, your trips or your TV Drama. Talk about your desire and dreams. Whatever you like.
All of us have own own small group of friends. ‘My Private Channel” is our smaller group of friends. SHC activities are for the whole club, the bigger group. It is ok to have smaller groups.
For a start, we have allocated Sat 0900 – 1000 hrs. Please let me know if you wish to take a slot.
Venue: On SHC Zoom
Date/Time: Sat 0900 – 1000 hr (fixed). Plse inform your guests, if you have to miss a date.
Your time slot is ONCE per month.
“My Private channel” members are given Co-Host rights.
Share screen, Textchats, waiting room, removal of unacceptable participants will be available to the Host. Breakout rooms are not available forthis program.
‘My Private channel” invitees are invited at the full discretion of the respective My Private channel hosts.
Your channel will be published in the SilverhairsClub.com website diary.
Rules: No discussion on direct selling, MLM, race, politics, sex and religion.
You are encouraged to join SHC Zoom activities and learn “How to be a co-host?”.
Terence Seah will not be participating in all “My Private Channels”
Plse whatsapp 9489 4360 if you are interested to have “My Private Channel”. Have fun and let your hair down.
Wef Friday 29 May 2020, the SHC lounge will be open to all members. Feel free to drop in every Friday after 5.30pm; we close at 7pm. Make a date with other SHC members, after work. Enjoy your beer, your soju or your favourite tequila drink.
This is Happy Hours and this event will continue even after covid relaxation.
Pre-loaded relaxing singalong English songs on stage. No DJ available, Sing LIVE as many times as you like, as long as you have an USB micophone. Just raise your hand when the song is about to start. Just have fun.
In 2009 and 2013, SHC organised two 2 Stars-in-Concert respectively. These two events bring out the singing and entertainment talents of our SilverhairsClub members.
This year 2020, we have set the dates for Stars-in-Concert #3. The event is open to all SilverHairsClub members, SHC Ordinary and SHC Facebook members. There will be prizes for both singers and home audience. You are encouraged to participate. This event will be held LIVE over SHC Zoom.
Date: 1st week of Aug 2020
Time: after dinner, approx 3 hours.
Venue: SHC zoom. https://zoom.us/j/4178525736. New password will be issued after registration.
Judges: 3 members plus audience participation.
Singers and Audience open to all members, Ordinary and Facebook members.
Requirements: All singing participants are required to use their own Desktop PC, with Windows 10, speakers and an external microphone. You should also have a singing or song application. You can choose to have lyrics if you wish. Ideally, you have 5mm from the microphone, for best results.
Top 5 winners will be judged based on voice clarity, music and vocals broadcast stabilty and entetainment.
Practice sessions: regularly from now to 15 Jun 2020
Registration closes 27 Jul 2020. Enough time to practise before registration closes.
This will be the last series of training sessions on how to use Zoom.
Zoom is a video conference app used to communicate LIVE with friends, colleaques and students. SHC has already conducted one week of basic ‘How to use Zoom?”.
However, there is a difference between being a host of a paid Zoom account, compared with a free Zoom account.
This Sat 16 May and Sun 17 May, we have allocated Zoom time, starting 1400 hrs and ending 1700 hrs.
Participants are given Co-Host rights during the practice period. Similar to those with a paid account.
You get to practice all Zoom admin functions with SHC friends. So, come early at 1400 hrs so that you can be assigned a group of friends. Every group will have 30 mins to play around the Zoom co-host features. You will then return to the main hall, for coffee break, before being assigned another room for another practice group. We close practice at 1700 hrs.
Singapore Peranakan culture can be traced to their links in Malacca, Singapore, and Penang. Originally from the southern provinces of China, the immigrants travelled south to Peninsula Malaysia, inter-married and created a distinct culture Peranakan,
According to Laura Wee, Nyonya is the term for women and Baba for men. These terms apply to the populations of Chinese descent in the BritishStraits Settlements and the island of Java and other locations, which have adopted the Nusantara customs and most have lived for generations along the Straits of Malacca. Peranakans are usually educated and are able to speak the father’s language and mother’s dialect.
We have a number of members who are Peranakans. Some of whom I know include Kenneth Tan, Agnes Seow, Sue Chan, Laura Wee and Catherine Soon. I also remember Ronald Wie. Keys words associated with Peranakan include Malacca, Penang, Phuket, Peranakan food, baju kebaya and the sarong.
Since our first fashion parade, and for a long time, I have wanted to gather the Peranakans together. We shall form the Peranakan group now, and if you are Peranakan, please WhatsApp “Peranakan” to +65 9489 4360. We shall gather you together to share your family history, culture, traditions, dress and food.
During this “Morning Breakfast” chat, an idea came up. We can use Zoom to celebrate our birthdays. We shall start oganising our party, and I like to invite all June babies to join me celebrate our birthdays.
Date: 25 Jun 2020
Time: Open 9.00 pm sharp. Part closes at 10.00 pm.
Cake cutting 9.30 pm. I am looking for a member to make a cake.