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…
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…
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.
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…
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 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.
We started SHC in 2005. Now 15 years old, we should review succession and handover plans. Change is needed to keep up with time and changing membership interests. It is my aim to be a SHC ordinary member by this year end and for a new person/committee to take over.
SHC operates as a free and easy to join Club with no physical premises. Its rules are no politics, religion, race, sex, direct selling and MLM.
We need a new person to head and lead this Club for another 5 – 10 years. We need someone with wide ranging interests so we can fulfil our Club objective of providing a platform for SilverHairsClub members to meet new and old friends, with like minded interests.
We need more activities and ideas. We need creativity, imagination and dreams. We need to expand our membership.
I am holding a brain storm meeting on how to transit to a new SilverHairsClub and who you see as someone who would lead SilverHairsClub for another 5 to 10 years.
Invitation to participate ONLY if you rsvp ‘handover” before closing date 18 Jul.
Venue: SHC Zoom Date/time: SUN 19 July 1000am 1.5 hrs.
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.
The previous SHC Facebook page is now discontinued. As part of getting our platform and objective to enable SilverhairsClub members to meet new and more friends, we are preparing to increase our membership via Facebook.
The new setup is called “SilverhairsClub in Singapore”, and this is our SHC Facebook group. Facebook members have to be Singaporean/PR, over 45, and have to abide by the same club rules.
All SHC members with a Whatsapp/tel registered mobile number are considered Ordinary members. You can also join as a SHC Facebook member, to enjoy another communication channel via Facebook. This is optional.
New members as well as current SHC ordinary members can join “SilverhairsClub in Singapore” Facebook group. Facebook Group members are called SHC Facebook members. Facebook members get to enjoy the same SHC activities and use our Club website “SilverhairsClub.com”, provided their Tel/Whatsapp are registered with the Club. This is the key difference between Ordinary member and Facebook members.
We intend to keep our membership registration simple.
Click here to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2629109750634611.
During this holy month, I wish all our Muslim members and friends a Holy Ramadan Mubarak. May the essence of this auspicious month remain in your heart and life. And wishing you a successful month of fasting, prayers, forgiveness and charitable deeds while we shoulder on with the Covid-19 global crisis.
Wherever you are, let’s join together to thank our nation healthcare and migrant workers. We aim to build a crowd. Please come and show your faces. And look out for your friends.
Event: Sing together Singapore
Song title: Home, a popular NDP favourite.
Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020.
7.00 pm: Zoom doors opens at 7.30pm. Say Hello to one another, check your dress, relax and get ready to sing. You can sway your body, clap your hands and sing along. Check your speakers, mic and camera. Check no background noise and TV.
7.45pm: Doors close. Late comers may not be admitted.
7.45 pm: We will play one or two songs and Zoom will mute everyone, to make best use of internet bandwith. Lets nake sure we see our faces and see everybody on video screen. Look your best. Those without video can stay, sing and enjoy the songs together. But will not be displayed.
7.55pm: Video “Home” will be played. Please sing along with friends, colleaques and families.
(Note: The video and audio may be unstable, depending on internet bandwidth), but continue on to sing along.
8.05 pm: Zoom will unmute everyone. Continue to chat.
Lunar New Year have always been celebrated by Chinese community for many centuries and is an important occasion to have close bonding with children, grand-children, parents and grand-parents together for grand reunion. Not forgetting to visit friends and relatives too for long lasting friendship/fellowships. – I have numerous new friends added on my list this year thru SHC and likewise, I am sure that most of you feel the same.
On behalf of SilverHairsClub, we like to take this opportunity to wish all members and families a healthy and happy Rat Lunar New Year. It would be nice to see how interesting we can be as we enjoy our SilverHairs years along the way. Share with us here if you can. We are waiting to hear from each and every one of you too.
And for those members whom have been inactive for some time due to other commitments previously, do take this occasion to wish fellow members seasons’ greetings. We want to hear from you.
A Happy prosperous New Year to everybody. Here we share our thoughts and exchange our greetings too… Starts the ball rolling…
We have revised our membership application procedure, Simply fill up the form below, and your application will be emailed to Admin for approval. Successful approvals will receive an email reply within one month.
This year, we celebrate our 15th Anniversary. SilverHairsClub has been established since 2005, and we have been quietly successful through a network of Event Organisers EOs, Event Coordinators and members support who share our culture and traditions.
It’s about time we look again at succession and a new team to take the club forward. At 50, I founded the Club. Next year, I shall be 65, and will get to collect the 1st payment from my CPF. I am running out of ideas. And in reality, I don’t have so much time to spare for the club, as I intend to continue work till I die. On average, I spend about 3 days a mth in Singapore.
Every organisation needs continued succession and we need to review this from time to time.
I am now ready to hand over the club to someone or a team to take over and develop further the SilverHairsClub. My eyes will be focused on someone with SilverHairs at heart. Let’s reopen the discussion.
All of us have seen many National Days. We participate in parades, we contribute to our nation and build Singapore to what it is today. We watch NDP celebrations on TV, at the Padang and National Stadium. We are all proud of Singapore.
On behalf of SHC, on this grand occasion, let’s wish our ourselves and our country, “Happy National Day”.
This is an old post. As the new year is here, we can revive the SHC best hug again. Let’s give one another the hug after our new year greeting.
In recent days, some members including myself have been doing some bear hugging; and we thought it would be a good idea to develop the SHC Bear Hug. Whenever we meet, we can do the Bear Hug. Here’s how it works.
Both hands forward, right hand slightly higher than left hand.
Smile and walk towards the other person, and give a good hug for 3-5 secs.
Works for both men and women.
You can still operate with the typical hand-shake.
The SilverHairsClub name tag has the following specifications. Please design and print your name tag yourself, and put the card into a plastic holder, which can be hung around the neck or pinned on the shirt/dress. There is no need to standardize the design.
Every member makes their own name tag.
Size: 89mm x 51mm (3.5inch x 2inch)
Paper: Can be of any colour or material.
Font size: As bold as possible so that others can see your name from far. Any colour, shape or design.
Content: Your name. Must have the first and last name or first, middle and last name. No abbreviation. Company name not allowed; except when approved as a Corporate member.
Members can choose any background, picture or design.
This name tag should be used at all SilverHairsClub gathering.
SilverHairsClub has numerous small groups. When members meet members, and they click, a group is formed. The numbers in the group varies, and this depends on common interests.
SilverHairsClub supports the formation of small groups by Group Leaders GL. Each group has its own outings, its own chatgroup and its own interests. GLs updates their group on the SHC monthly gathering.
As I am unable to chat with members directly, the Group Leaders GL concept works very well for me and the Club. So, if you have a small group formed, plse contact me. Usually, your name will be tagged with the letter GL.
Group leaders GL stand up very well. They keep their group informed of Club activities, gather participation and has direct Whatsapp communication with me. GL do get direct updates from me and usually I do sought their comments and suggestions.
Join the monthly gatherings or interest groups, and you are on the way to becoming a SHC Group Leader GL. Find your interest and join a group,
SilverHairsClub’s objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.
We can have the May monthly gathering if a member raises his/her hand to be the EO. I won’t be available in May and June 2018.
If you have not been an Event Organiser for the monthly gathering, plse give it a good, as all members are expected to organise at least one event for the club.
One option is SilverHairsClub invites outside organisers to handle the monthly gathering. I would assume there will be an organising fee, if we are unable to organise the event ourselves. I hope members would make effort to be an EO, as the Club has expenses, and this is one way to keep the club going. We would therefore no need to hire external organisers.