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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

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

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

SilverHairsClub wishes all members a Happy National Day

A National Day video by Project Providence Media Team

On this coming 9 Aug 2020, we celebrate our 55th National Day. We are Singapore. A home and Nation for all, regardless of race, language and religion. United we stand as one.

Let’s take this opportunity to remember our past and to look forward to our future as we enjoy our SilverHairs years.

Please share your greetings to fellow members and to Singapore.

Terence Seah

Saturday and Sunday Morning Breakfast LIVE on SHC Zoom 7.30am

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.

Terence Seah

“Ladies Only” on SHC Zoom Thu 18 Jun 2020

“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.

Terence Seah

“The Jokers” – an entertainment program, EO Frisna Tan and team. Sat 6 Jun 2020 1300 hr

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.

TQ Frisna and team.  I am already laughing.

Terence Seah

Business discussion for entrepreneurs starts Sat 30 May 2020 – 1st meeting on Zoom

Our 1st SHC Business discussion starts today on SHC Zoom.

This discussion is for entrepreneurs who are looking to share ideas and finding likeminded members.

Only those who had responded their interest to participate will be admitted.  The 1st group has been set up and registration is now closed.  The 2nd group can register here.

Terence Seah

“My Private Channel” for Members on SHC Zoom

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.

  1. Venue:  On SHC Zoom
  2. Date/Time: Sat 0900 – 1000 hr (fixed).  Plse inform your guests, if you have to miss a date.
  3. Your time slot is ONCE per month.
  4. “My Private channel” members are given Co-Host rights.
  5. Share screen, Textchats, waiting room, removal of unacceptable participants will be available to the Host.  Breakout rooms are not available forthis program.
  6. ‘My Private channel” invitees are invited at the full discretion of the respective My Private channel hosts.
  7. Your channel will be published in the SilverhairsClub.com website diary.
  8. Rules:  No discussion on direct selling, MLM, race, politics, sex and religion.
  9. You are encouraged to join SHC  Zoom activities and learn “How to be a co-host?”.
  10. 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.

Terence Seah

 

“Wine, women and song” Happy Hours at the SHC Lounge, every Fri 1730 – 1900 hr. 29 May 2020

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.

No screen share.  Textchat available.

Venue:  https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.  Password shc.

Suggestions, ideas and comments welcome.  We need plenty of ideas as covid will be relaxed next month.  Dont be offended if the title offends you,

Co-host: Terence Seah

Stars-in-Concert #3, early Aug 2020 evening over SHC Zoom

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.

More updates from organisers.  Keep in touch.

Terence Seah

 

How to be a co-host of a Zoom account? Practice Sun 16 and Sun 17 May 2020

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.

  1.  Participants are given Co-Host rights during the practice period.  Similar to those with a paid account.
  2.  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.

Our Paranakan friends among us

Singapore Paranakan culture can be traced to their links in MalaccaSingapore, and Penang.  Originally from the southern provinces of China, the immigrants travelled south to Peninsula malaysia, inter-married and created a distinct culture Paranakan, 

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 British Straits 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.  Paranakans are usually educated and are able to speak the father’s language and mother’s dialect.

We have a number of members who are Parankans.  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 Paranakan include Malacca, Penang, Phuket, Paranakarm food, baju kebaya and the sarong.

Since our first fashion parade, and for a long time, I have wanted to gather the Parankans together.  We shall form the Paranakan group now, and if you are Parankarn, please whatsapp “Paranakan” to +65 9489 4360.  We shall gather you together to share your family history, culture, traditions, dress and food.

good memories.

Terence Seah

 

 

Come celebrate my birthday on SHC Zoom this 25 June 2020

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.

  1. Date:  25 Jun 2020
  2. Time:  Open 9.00 pm sharp.  Part closes at 10.00 pm.
  3. Cake cutting 9.30 pm.  I am looking for a member to make a cake.
  4. Venue:  https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.  Password: shc
  5. Dress:  Put on your hat, paint your face and switch on your room lights.  Upper part appropriate.
  6. Don’t forget to bring a present.
  7. Program:  Ideas welcome.

Plse keep this date.

Terence Seah

 

 

What and where to eat today? Come share with other SHC members.


Can you beat these places?

1/3 of our life is spent eating.  So, “what and where to eat ” are favourite talking points.  Probably, food is a great way to get to know more friends.  That’s why we always hear “Sudah makan?”, after lunch time.

Food is the easiest topic in any discussion.  There is Hokkien, Hakka or Cantonese style dishes.  There are Thai, Indonesian, and italian dishes too. Where to eat?  Many places are hidden, and some of us know where to find tasty dishes, old fashioned Hokkien mee at some faraway corner, at really good prices.

I have always tried to look for topics and reasons for SHC members to meet.  Well, food is a good reason.  With Covid-19 still around us,  let’s use SHC Zoom to meet, talk and share “What and where to eat?”.  and meet new and old friends.

Let us meet every Sat 11.30 am to 12.30pm.  The main table can be as big as we like.  For those who like smaller tables, we can seat you in separate private rooms of 4-6 pax (automatic free seat assignment).  Come join us, and you can see how SHC Zoom works for big and small groups.  Get your friends to meet you at 11.30 am every Sat.

Venue:  https://zoom.us/j/4178525736
Password shc.
Time:  11.30 am sharp.  1 hour only.

 

Terence Seah

 

Disco night, every Fri, doors open 10.45 pm to 11.45 pm, while Covid-19 still around

  • The years:  1975 – 1985.
  • The place:  Leicester Square Mega disco, London.
  • Opening hours:  Fri 10.45 pm to 11.45 pm
  • Entrance fee:  5 British pounds, 2 drinks included.  Students: Free.
  • Dress:  Proper
  • Open to members, colleaques, and friends.

We open this 1st May, but the place is not completely renovated.  At the entrance, please buy your ticket, and simply walk in.  Doors open automatically for you,  Nobody checks you.  Music is already on.  Free seating.  You can go to the dance floor anytime, whenever your feet gets hot.

Meantime, Club is recruiting a volunteer DJ.  As Club DJ, you get to play all the songs throughout the night.  The bouncers will open the doors at 10.45pm every Friday.  The police will take away our licence if we stay open after midnight.

Music is loud.  Can’t talk but you can scream.  Let’s dance and enjoy.  Textchat is open.  Once we have a DJ, you can make your song request to him/her.

This event has no recording.

Terence Seah

eGarage sale, direct from your home, every 1st Tues at 7pm.

From 5 May 2020, every 1st Tues, we shall hold a eGarage sale, directly from the sellers’ home. eGarage starts at 7 pm on SHC Zoom. eGarage sale is 1 hour, and sellers are given 15 mins each on a “first hands up” basis. Two sellers at most per session.

Sellers get to show their items direct from the storeroom, kitchen or table.

Textchat is open during this event, so members can chat with friends who are online too.

Buying goods online is popular. Selling online is qually easy.

Simply come here 5 mins before 7 pm.
https://zoom.us/j/4178525736
Password: shc

Terence Seah

Cats & Dogs lovers group

At a recent SHC Zoom gathering, during our chats, we noticed that some members keep Cats & Dogs, and love to share and chat with fellow members with similar interests. I understand that cats and dog lovers can talk about everything and anything from food, furs on the sofa, peculiar habits, vets, sickness, loneliness, ability to understand humans and home stays.

I would be most pleased to start a Cats & Dogs lovers group for members. We shall allocated a slot in SHC Zoom, so you can chat with one another and share live videos of your Kitti’s and Lessie’s.

If you are interested to join the group, plse whatsapp “Cats & Dogs” to 9489 4360. Or join us LIVE 5 mins before start time.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

“Yummy Yummy” a Cooking group:  Every Wed 1130 – 1230 hr on SHC Zoom

Each Wed, we shall feature a food or dessert item. Ladies and guys wishing to share their receipe and cooking method are invited to participate. This sesson will be conducted LIVE over Zoom video conference.

Session starts at 1130 hr sharp, follow by a live demo or Youtube cooking video. Members get to discuss the receipe and cooking. We hope you will find friends among likeminded casual and serious cooks. We leave you to mingle among the group.

You can also whatsapp 9489 4360 if you have a dish item in mind. We hope this start time suits you well, before you start cooking lunch.

To participate, just click here 5 – 10 mins before start time.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

“Sunday Rise and Shine”: Sun 0700 – 0800 hr

SilverHairsClub members are creative and have brilliant ideas. Here’s one suggestion which we picked up recently. How about getting up early from bed on a Sunday morning? Quickly tidy the bed, make a cup of hot coffee, squeeze in a small pau and look at the mirror.

7.00am:
It’s already 7am. Quickly, pick up the mobile phone, and let’s meet up on SHC Zoom, and wish those around us “Hi everybody, It’s Sunday Rise and Shine”.  Make sure you have space to swing your hands around your body.

7.15am:
Time for a 10 mins exercise together to stretch and loosen the bones. Everybody is muted, except for the Shifu and video.

7.30am:
Zoom unmutes everybody. Time to relax and cool down. Finish the coffee, with some youtiao. And maybe, share your hot soya bean milk with friends. A quick chat with friends, and off we run to start the day.

8.00am: Event close.

** If you are a Taichi or slow stretch instructor, please contact any senior member, we would like you to co-host this regular event.

** It’s fine to speak Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew,  Malay or Tamil.  The fun is being together.  Bring your friends.  “Sunday Rise and Shine” is open to non-SHC members.

Join us at https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

**  Latest:  This Sunday event is discontinued,  Feedback:  too early to wait up on a Sunday and not easy to exercise together online.

Terence Seah

Ukelelee jamming on SHC Zoom, Tue 14 Apr 2020 8pm

This evening, we had an impromptu Ukelelee session with group singing using the Zoom app. Calling all Ukelelee players, come join us for a jam session on Tue 14 Apr at 8pm, after dinner. Members who like to sing together, are also invited. Just join in and relax. Bring along your glass of red wine, beer and nuts.

As this is a 1 hr session, Ukelelee participants will get to play at least 2 songs each. Practice sessions start at 7.45pm. We might be out of sync at some point, but the fun is to play and sing together. And of course, to meet new and more friends.

Register here or Whatsapp 9489 4360 for password.

Terence Seah