SHC home cooking program

Many SHC members are into cooking and baking. They cook tasty dishes and desserts while others bake aromatic nonya cakes, kueh2 and bread. As an extension of our Yummy yummy and cooking programs, we hope to make available home cooking to fellow members.

To start, step 1, we will collate a group of members, who cook at HOME and are ready to sell to other members. We will start with 10 interested members.

This program is meant for homecooked food, not for commercial businesses. Participants advertise their dishes, determine price, collect payment and organise deliveries.

In step 2, we open this home cooking service to other SHC members. Members can order directly to the chefs or bakers, pay direct and arrange deliveries.

To participate in step 1, plse whatsapp 9489 4360, indicating cooking or baking interest. There is no fee. Closing date: once 10 participating members reached .

Terence Seah

Conversational Cooking – “All you need to know about BEEF”, 26 November 2020 @ 10:30am

Video presentation is ready for viewing….

Slow-roasted Whole Steamship Round

TOPIC Discussion

1. Presentation on How to choose the PERFECT Cut of BEEF


  1. Common breed of Beef Cattle
  2. Explain on Inspection vs Grading
  3. Different types of Cattle Feed
  4. Identify Beef Cuts
  • Difference between Porterhouse Steak vs T-Bone Steak – both have the best of both world which is the tenderloin and the sirloin

Porterhouse Steaks – cut from the rear end of the short loin, contain a bigger section of tenderloin along with a large strip steak

T-bone Steaks – cut closer to the front, contain a smaller section of tenderloin


  • Marbling – refers to the white specks of intramuscular fat in each meat cut, it adds great flavour and can be an indicator of how good the beef is.  Cattle raised on grain will have more marbling than grass-fed.
  • Three types of Beef Grading in USA

Prime – highest quality, features beautiful red meat laced with thin pattern of white fat. This type of beef on the market makes up only 2-3% of available consumable beef – most expensive cuts

Choice – high quality, widely available beef (top 54% quality), but has less marbling than Prime. Choice roasts and steaks from the loin and rib will be very tender, juicy, and flavorful and are suited for dry-heat cooking

Select – is very uniform in quality and normally leaner than the higher grade. It will lack in flavour coz less marbling.

Certified Angus Beef (CAB) – Cattle have consistent, high quality beef with superior taste. Do not confused Angus Beef with CAB (cannot be legally used by an establishment that is not licensed to do so.

  • Wagyu – simply means Japanese Cow, there are 4 breeds native to Japan. One of the breeds is genetically unique – it has this crazy marbling of fat on inside of muscle tissue – so integrated within the muscle.
  • Kobe – specific product from a specific place, cattle are hand-fed using high-energy feed including beer and beer mash, to ensure tenderness and high fat content. Also hand-massage to reduce stress.
  • Grass-Fed – cattle raised exclusively on forage.
  • Grain-Fed – cattle raised primarily on forage but “finished” in a feedlot with grains to fatten them.
  • Organic – cattle raised without added hormones, pesticides or other chemicals
  • Antibiotic-Free – animals were not given antibiotics in their feed, in their water, or by injection.

3. RECIPES – using

4. FAQ

  • Do you have a lot of cooking equipment? How often do you use it all? Do you have any pieces of equipment that you rarely ever use?

ANSWER – some loves cooking and never fail to purchase the best equipment to make the cooking journey more pleasurable. Some after a while due to age catching up or hardly cook, left their well-equipped pots n pans as white elephant.

So do dig up your storeroom or kitchen cabinet and drag them all out to give them a new lease of life.

Inspirational Quote

Having the most essential cooking tools in your cupboard will make your life so much easier…

Sally Foo


Conversational Cooking – Food Product “Specification & Differences” – EO Sally Foo – 19 Nov 2020

Thank you to all supporters during this session, Video presentation for your viewing…

TOPIC we talk about…

  1. Presentation on Food Production – Specification & Differences on Shellfish
    • Production Specification on IQF (Individual Quick Frozen) products in packaging
    • Identifying the sex of lobster & Crab
    • Differences between Aquaculture vs Wild-Caught
    • Lobster Myths exposed
    • Types of Lobster – Warm Water vs Cold Water Lobster: What’s the Difference?

 Gordon Ramsay demonstrates How to Cook the Perfect Lobster


  • Have you tried cooking food from another culture? What did you prepare? How was it?
  • Is it cost-effective to do your own cooking? Can you save money by cooking?
  • Would you rather do the cooking or do the washing up afterwards?

ANSWER: – I hardly cook; cook only simple food; not much explore to other culture cuisine; cost saving if they cook at home; some rather cook and other rather wash; minority got no choice and have to do both cook & wash…

  1. Eric Neo Salmon Satay with Pineapple & Raisin Salsa
  2. Common Culinary Terminology starting with “E & F”
  • Emulsify– to blend two liquids like oil and water
  • Fillet– to cut a portion of meat or fish
  • Flambé– to drizzle a flammable spirit over a food while its cooking, to ignite the just before serving
  • Fold– to incorporate an ingredient, such as whipped cream or beaten egg white, with a careful motion that retains air [over-and-under motion]

Inspirational Quote

There is no end to learning, but there are many beginnings – Tim Johnson

Conversational Cooking – “The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts” – EO Sally Foo – 12 Nov 2020

Thank you all for the support…
Video presentation showcase – All you need to know about PORK – The Ultimate Guide to Pork Cuts – shared amongst our SHC participants.

1. In many Cultures, women cook more than men. Why? Who did most of the cooking when you were growing up?
– Most of the participants’ feedback is WOMEN, remembering those were the days in the 60s where home kitchen is Mom’s territory – Dad goes to work while Mom stays home to raise the children and keep the house.
– A couple of participants mentioned hubby n brother, these ladies are the fortunate ones who do not have to wreck their brains but just savour instead.
– For me, professional kitchens still male dominated and women are doing such amazing stuff still fighting to get recognized in the culinary industry.

2. Recipe Sharing, all pork related…
Hakka Braised Pork Belly with Mei Cai –
Sweet n Sour Pork with Pineapple –
Chef Eric Teo –
Grilled Thai Pork Jowl/Neck –

3. Common Culinary Terminology – starting with “D”
Dash – 1/8″ teaspoon.
Deglaze – to dissolve browned food residue in a hot pan with liquid
Dice – To cut into small pieces, usually ¼” to 1/8”
Dollop – A spoonful of a semi-solid food, like whipped cream or mashed potatoes, placed on top of another food
Dredge – To lightly coat uncooked food with a dry mixture, eg flour, cornmeal, or bread crumbs, to be pan fried or sautéed
Dress – To coat foods with a sauce, such as salad
Drizzle – To pour liquid back and forth over a dish in a fine stream, usually melted butter, oil, syrup, or melted chocolate
Dust – To coat lightly with a powdery ingredient, such as confectioners’ sugar or cocoa

Every day is a new learning experience – seize the opportunity.

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

“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.

Terence Seah

Cooking demo – easy to cook chicken nasi bryani, Wed 13 Dec 2017

hi , i m karen – a old member but suffer a stroke n not active the past 3 years – seeing shc gathering yesterday make me want to go back n meet up with the old members n like b4 chit chat session.

date – 15 dec/2017/(friday)

add – blk 3a geylang serai #17-55 ( 1 bus stop from eunos mrt station


cos – ingredient about $50 n share by all , i will provide coffee n tea with the bryani we prepared for lunch

time – 1pm ( it will take only an hour for the demo – my maid will do the demo on behalf of me for this round

i m never a chef n cooking is never my passion too but i would like to share my ” nasi bryani i learned from a malay lady -i have invited many shc member to my place for this dish n now is my signature dish for all my friend gathering

you dont need to be a chef or able to cook to prepare this ” simple to cook nasi bryani

i have eo an event many year ago tote bag n i assure all that u don need to be able to sew to come t0 my class – trust me – i will lead u

as i m unable to do the demo myself , i will have my maid to demo to all members who r interested

we can have our lunch at the rooftop garden at level 7 in my block too – i will be shifrting out  of this rental flat in january n i want to eo a even n make use of the garden for the get together too

if u r interested , do registered early so i can prepared the ingredient enough for all

these r member in mt class who don even know how to sew n they bring back a very personal bag sewed by themselve

esp the guy – i have forgotten his name

i love to prepared food n share with other n i got very good feedback on this recipe too

i want to get back to my old self n recover soon to get back to join all shc event asap.

Karen Thio








SHC Whatsapp Cooking

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Hi fellow members,

I have been following up on SHC Whatsapp Cruises and Whatsapp Gardening, and I am impressed with the success of the groups discussion and interests. The participants were genuingly interested in cruises and gardening. Those who find the discussions not to their interests can drop out of the group anytime.

So, we move on. Cooking (not baking or making cakes) has been talked about in SilverHairsClub for years. We tried cooking demos, recipes, and classes. Some worked, others didn’t work. But I am only an eater.

Well, guys and gals, if you are truly into cooking ie cooking different dishes, welcome to SHC Whatsapp Cooking. Feel free to drop a note here that you are interested, and I shall contact you to the group.

Please keep strictly to cooking, or the fairy godmother will wake up after years of sleeping. I hope you enjoy yourself.

Cooking brings friends together. Not for those who wish to eat only.

Terence Seah

Those interested:

  1. Terence Seah (administrator of chatline)
  2. Gabriella Chua
  3. Mary Chan
  4. Freda Lim
  5. Patricia Low
  6. Jazz Soh
  7. Malyne Suen aka Catherine Suen
  8. Daisy Yeo
  9. Kristy Quek
  10. Rosalind Lee


BBQ cum Potluck, Changi Park, Sat 6 Jun 2015, SHC Monthly gathering

bbq1  bbq2 We have a plan to have another BBQ at Changi Park.  The objective is to provide opportunities for new and old members to meet one another.  Details as below::

  • Date:  Sat 6 Jun 2015 confirmed.
  • Time:  Afternoon (3pm) to evening. You can come anytime.
  • What’s provided:  2 BBQ pits booked and basics
  • What’s you need to bring along:  Really, it will be up to you. Bring your own food and drink; or potluck item or whatever can be placed on the fire.  or anything from Beer to chicken, sausages, German porklegs, fish curry, kueh kueh, frogs, crabs, plastic bags, water melons, oranges, vitamins and forks, plates.
  • Entrance only:  $3 if registration before/on 31 May 2015;  $5 if registration on/after 1 Jun 2015.  Non-SHC members $5 per person.
  • Payment:  on the day itself, on arrival.
  • Open to registered SHC members only.

More details later.  Please indicate the items you will bring be bringing.

Terence Seah (replaced by Thomas Loh)

Registration List:

  1. Terence Seah – I am likely to come in straight from Bangkok, so limited mango & sticky rice. (will be in Mumbai)
  2. Karen Thio & her Helper – Ginger mini tarts
  3. Susan CH Tan – fried bee hoon, sambal belacan and marinated chicken wings
  4. Judy Lim – soon kueh and otak (plus Susan’s sambal belacan)
  5. Ann Lim     (Members 5 – 24  ~satay, cherry tomato salad, durian green bean dessert, Crystal Jade rose chicken, assorted fruits, packet drinks, disposable cutleries, paper towels, red wine)
  6. Bessie Lam
  7. Evon Lim
  8. Karen Phoo
  9. Lily Limit
  10. Oi Cheng
  11. Peri Liew
  12. Ronald Lam
  13. Theresa Seow
  14. Thomas Loh, EO
  15. Gingko Tay
  16. Grace Ng
  17. SK Chua
  18. Tony Ang
  19. Esther Mok
  20. Leon Lau
  21. Irene Tan
  22. Bernie Chung
  23. Daisy Yeo
  24. Lina Tan
  25. Rosalind Lee (mini chicken pies and red wine)
  26. Mary Chan (sausages)
  27. Ann Giri (fruits)
  28. Bobby Bok (fruits)
  29. Daniel Chan
  30. Susan SW Tan (something – combine with Susan C H Tan)
  31. Melissa Khng
  32. Steven Chan (fruits)
  33. Lily Ho (ice cooler with cold drinks and plain water)
  34. Adeline Yeo
  35. Helen Pow
  36. Pow TK
  37. Susan Sia (purple sweet potato)
  38. Andrew Koh (will bring something)
  39. Ronald Wie and Doreen (playing the guitar) ..(fried beef Kway teow)
  40. Registered after 1.6.15
  41. Dolly Lim (cakes)
  42. Wendy Lum (tea eggs)
  43. Lina Ng
  44. Ah Nee
  45. .
  46. ..
  47. ..


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)



Cooking classes

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For a long time, we have been trying to organise cooking classes.  We love to cook, try new receipes and finally eat, what we cook.  However, it has not been easy to find a cooking place.  Conducting cooking classes in the house or apartment has not been very successful, due to limited space and resources.  Venue has always been hard to find. Schools with cooking facilities are expensive; although they are idea. Some members have their own specialties.  There are Hokkien, Hakka, Beijing, Indian and Indonesia food.  We can also have break making classes, cakes, etc. Last week, I was shown around the cooking training classroom with full kitchen facilities at CSC Tessensohn Road.  I  was impressed. Holding cooking classes at such venues has its advantages, although there is cost, timing, cleaning and effort to go with it.  But, maybe we can now try cooking classes, a great way to meet the club objective of providing a platform for members to meet new friends.  Food through the stomach; and putting members and seniors skill to good value.

  • If you like to try other members’ specialties, please raise your hand. So, we know who you are.  Maybe you like bread, cup cakes, 12 layer something, etc.
  • If you have a couple of specialty food skills, and like to share and teach your delicacies, please raise your hand. We might pick up the idea, and conduct cooking courses.

Terence Seah

SHC BBQ at Changi Beach Park on Sat 19 July 2014 (CANCELLED)

bbq4bbq3bbq2 bbq1  The last BBQ we had at Changi Beach Park gave us the impetus to hold another BBQ at the same place.

This time, we shall hold this event together with the Cycling group, led by Douglas Chan.
Douglas will provide the details in the cycling post.

The venue will be at the same Pit as the last. Not sure if it was pit 4 or 5. The car park is a few minutes to the pit. The bus stop is also a few mins to the pit.  Now confirmed at PIT # 5.

The BBQ at Changi Beach Park will enable members to mingle around, and enjoy the breeze and fresh air.

Meantime, please keep this date, Sat 19 July in your diary. I need someone to help me book the same pit as the last, as I am now travelling and payment has to be made at Sam Post.  Pit booking done.

Due to transportation difficulties, all participants to bring their own drinks, beer or coloured water.  You can bring your own mat or foldable chair, if you wish to sit down.

  • Cost per registered member:  $10.
  • Cost per non-registered person:  $15.

Please make payment transfer to Karen Thio at POSB account 207-31089-1. Let us know your transfer reference number.

If you can offer to help, please let me know.  Thank you.

Strictly for SHC members only.  More details to come.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Douglas Chan (cycling leader)
  3. Christina Pan
  4. Ah Nee
  5. Charles Chua
  6. Dolly Lim (will buy meat for bbq)
  7. Grace Kok
  8. Hou Chong
  9. Judy Lim
  10. Lina Ng
  11. Lily Ho

Picnic by the sea, with potluck, no program in plan – 26 April Sat in April Monthly gathering

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(Click on the pictures for a better enlarged view)

Most of us love to have friends whom we can get together.  We all love activities.  We want to join activities. And we want to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Since the Club started, I have always love to see SilverHairs meet up with other old SilverHairs, and meet new ones too. Let’s see how fast this program catch up with our membership.

First of all, I have found a place to hold a beachside potluck.  I accidentally found the place while doing an evening walk.  There are new BBQ pits around.  It is located somewhere in Changi, near some river mouth.  There is a jetty nearby, with some boats there, to ferry people to the islands.  The place looks new.  I have seen many Malay families gather there with tents, home cook food, doing cycing there.

I like to organise a big picnic there,  Once I have identified the place, I shall indicate the date and the time, likely an afternoon 2-6 pm.  And, of course, if my diary is free from any travel. Likely date:  within April 2014. Somehow, I had cut down my travel after the MH370 issue.  No program, food or drinks has been planned.  Let’s build the program from here.

All members are invited.  Non-members are also invited.

  1. Members – $10
  2. Non-members – $15
  3. If you cook a dish for 4-5 people (not buy) eg curry, stew, I shall discount $8
  4. If you bake a cake, or make a dessert for at least 4-5 people (not buy), I shall discount $8.
  5. If you lead an activity eg a singalong, I shall discount $5.
  6. If you register yourself personally for this event, there is a discount of $1.
  7. If you bring along another member or non-member of the opposite sex, there is a discount of 10%.

Let’s start.  Run wild with your ideas.  If ok, I shall say yes, If no, I shall say no within 24 hours.


  • Date:  Sat 26 April 2014
  • Venue:  Changi Beach Park
  • Exact location:  Carpark A, near BBQ pit 6
  • Time:  1400 hours to 1800 hours.

Terence Seah

The Picnickers are:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Frisna Tan (our famous and entertaining SHC Seow Char Boh who stars in the Seow Seow Channel will be conjuring up some quiz and games)
  3. Rosalind Lee (cooking kong bak bee hoon)
  4. Lily Lim
  5. ??


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


Cookie Exchange Day – 18 Jan (Sat) 2 – 5 pm

Start a New Year with sharing among members…..

We will meet to share homemade cookies.  Each of you will have to bring some to eat and also a bottle of homemake cookes to exchang with one another.  At the same time, we can share baking tips (which I am sure that we can benefit from each other thru this).  Catching up with one another and get to know all better.

Coffee/Tea will be provided and this occasion is only to the first 20 members who sign-up.  Looking foward to seeing you…

Event: Cookie Exchange Day
Date: 18th Jan, Sat
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: Blk 103 Bishan St 12 S’pore 570103

EO : Kristy Quek….

Interested members as follows:
1) Kristy Quek
2) Richard Lean
3) Karen Thio (baking demonstration)
4) Lily Ho
5) Dolly
6) Amy Ko
7) Fred Heng
8) Lillian Teo
9) Anne Chee
10) Sally Kang
11) Yew Kwong
12) Susan CH Tan
13) Caroline Gee
14) Yatsin
15) Eileen Thean
16) Ann Lim
17) Gingko
18) Paul Kong
19) Peggy Kong
20) Nina Choo

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


Tentatively 15 or 16 Nov – Ideas on “How we can move and mix around at a buffet restaurant?”

How can members mix around at a buffet restaurant?

It’s always a battle.  When we gather together, we all love to plong ourselves on a chair. Then, we don’t move for the next 2-3 hours.  And then members complain we should move around because we are not mixing around.  Then, we have introductions, games, and members feel they have no time to network.

I like an “All standing gathering” with a drink on the left hand and some snacks on serving tables. We keep our right hand for shaking hands. But then, we complain the legs are just not that strong. “Why no chairs?”

At Hans restaurant, some tables are long, and we don’t know who to talk with, on the right or on the left.  Some tables are small, and we squeeze and again, we don’t move.

dining in a buffet restaurant

What about a buffet restaurant?  If we go for a buffet lunch or dinner, and we sit down in tables of four, how are we going to mix and network.  At the end of the gathering, we go home knowing 3 persons, and not knowing the others.  What can we do?

SilverHairs love to make friends.  Don’t have to go into the why’s. How do we mix and network at monthly gatherings and still get to know a good number of other members?

There is always a spread of food on the serving table.  Nowadays, the restaurants serve ah la cart buffet or order as you like.  And, each of us get our own plates, bowl and fork and spoon.  Can we move ourselves, say every 30 mins?  The EO can “ting a glass” and time to move.  Those who don’t want to move can sit still; others can move.  We do it 3 times, and in 2 hours, we get to meet a new set of friends.

What do you think?  Do you have ideas?

Terence Seah


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!

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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How can we make home potlucks a significant feature within SHC?

All of us are familiar with Home Potlucks.  To our friends and new acquaintances, it is always nice to cook a meal, invite others to bring something, and enjoy time together, get to know each other and find common interests.

Very often, the host has to put in a lot of effort to make sure the Home Potluck runs as planned, and the food and drinks are sufficient for the group.  The schedule has to be right, the cake just well baked, the curry hot and yet caters to those who have delicate lips, the apartment is cleaned, before and after the event and the guests are able to gel with one another.

If we are the sociable type, we always like to be invited.  If I find that someone else is invited, and I am not, I tend to sulk and wonder why I am to invited. Maybe, it’s another clique, and I am not in that group. Sometimes, we rather not put up a Post on a home potluck, for fear that we invite someone we dont like or we receive overwhelming responses.  Or maybe, we might have two persons who do not like one another, for whatever the reasons.

Then, if we have many responses, it will cost a lot to buy the food and the drinks.  And, it will also be a big headache to do the preparation and ooh, the clean-up.  Maybe, we can organise one or two Home Potlucks. But, how about every month?  No, sometimes, we think better not, to avoid all the headaches. It’s sad if these concerns prevent us from having regular Home Potlucks.  Some participants may not bring anything, and just say I shall drop in.  Others may bring an item, that two other members have brought along too.

Many of our members are excellent cooks, prepare great dishes and make beautiful kueh kueh.  Would it not be nice if we get to taste these foods?

How do we encourage Home cooked food?  Sometimes, words are better not said, but I tend to think that we should be open about having home potlucks, some guidelines maybe, some costs ideas?.   We then can call these home potlucks an SHC-style Home Potluck.  What about "Invite and be Invited"?

(Please do not point or push anyone who respond to this Post to organise a home potluck.  This can discourage views and opinions from being raised).  Let’s have open ideas and discussison on a SHC-style Home Potluck.

Terence Seah

Got an urge to fly a kite? May 19 (Saturday)

Those of you who are wondering wat to do on a picnic day may consider flying a kite. We are not talking of spending money to buy one. What we want to do is to make our own kite. Anyone out there good at making kites. A simple kite to make can be from paper or plastic.emoticon

We going to make it full of fun at the picnic day. Indicate here if you can make a kite and let fly it together. While we were young most may not have such an opportunity to fly a kite. So, let’s do it here.emoticon

If you are cracking your head how to make a kite, try googling.emoticon

The date is May 19, 2012.


Potluck Picnic at the Park – Saturday 19th May 2012

(This activity is in conjuction with May’s Monthly

Dear fellow SHCians,

I have not organized any activity for quite some time and hopefully (crossing my fingers), some members will find the time, the day and the date of this Potluck Picnic convenient for them to join. My thanks to Dan Huang and Charles Chua for making the trip with me to recce the park on Monday 30th April’s morning. We have unanimously agreed on an excellent spot that is near the main road, bus stop and toilet facility. There is a sort-of shelter from the heat but not from the rain, lots of benches, grassy ground, trees and a lovely view of the cleaned-up Kallang River.

In my previous thread I received offers of help in provision of food and transportation from some members. I am very grateful for their kindness.

Details of this activity are as follow:-

  • E.O.s– Rosalind Lee, Dan Huang & Charles Chua
  • Day/Date    : Saturday 19th May 2012
  • Time           : 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm
  • Venue         : Meeting Point 2, Kallang Riverside Park
  • Map    :

Meeting Point 2 is at the spot nearest to the pedestrian bridge linking the park to Crawford Street. If you look at the map, it is at the bottom left. There is a toilet facility near the spot we’re to meet.

What to Bring

  1. Yummy food or hot/cold drinks or disposable paper plates/cups/refuse bags. 
  2. A mat or plastic sheet if you prefer to sit on the grassy patches. 
  3. Foldable deck chairs if you have your own mode of transport.
  4. Hats/Caps/Umbrellas in case it rains…..:p

Members who are keen to join this activity will get to enjoy a relaxing afternoon picnicking with other members and taste the various dishes made/cooked/bought amidst serene surroundings.

Please register early stating what type of food you’ll be bringing. Kindly refrain from duplicating the same dish a member has already offered to bring (except for drinks/fruits).


Registration List

  1. Rosalind Lee – assorted sandwiches
  2. Sam Goh – ponchos/fruits/SHC banner
  3. Susan CH Tan – Lor Bak; Khong Bak; Lor Nerng & rice
  4. Dolly Lim – Sam will bring extra share on my behalf lor..
  5. Lily Ho – bringing something
  6. Johnny Pow – sushi
  7. Annie Tan – as above
  8. Janie Leong – disposable paper plates/cups/refuse bag
  9. Gabriella Chua – finger foods, chicken nuggets
  10. Charles Chua – cakes
  11. Tan Li Li – fruits
  12. Winnie Tan – Brown rice vegetarian beehoon & maybe a fruit cak
  13. Pearl Wong – bringing something
  14. Kenneth Tan – fruit punch
  15. Dan Huang – fruits/drinks
  16. Thomas Loh – fruits & drinks 
  17. Judy Lim – egg tarts
  18. Shirleen Kao – titbits
  19. Dennis Tan – chicken wings
  20. Bobby Bok – bringing something
  21. Rose White – bringing something
  22. Christina Chan – bringing something
  23. Sarah Zahriah – mee goreng
  24. Grace Ng – bringing something
  25. Marge Tan – bringing something
  26. Ronald Lam – bringing something
  27. Ann Lim – bringing something
  28. Lilian Teo – onde onde
  29. Karen Ng- putu piring
  30. Barbara Lim – bringing something
  31. Winnie Lim – titbits
  32. Karen Thio – curry puffs
  33. Rosalind Soh – pineapples
  34. H.C. Lee – beer and nuts
  35. Sue Tan – kueh salat
  36. John Howe – chin chow
  37. Susan Tan SW – salad
  38. Oi Cheng – chwee kueh
  39. C.J. – as above
  40. Christina Phau – canned food
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Silverhairs Club Charity Lunch – February 18, 2012 (Sat)

It’s time we do our part for charity. With Terence’s encouragement, we have fixed this date for the event. Trying to find a charity home to help is no mean task as there are too many to look at. I have identified the Queenstown Community Club as they have a special department looking out to the underprivileged in the vicinity.

It’s always more blessed to give so let us take this opportunity to play a small part. The Queenstown area comprises the lower income group from Tanglin Halt to Mei Ling St to Stirling Rd. Most are rented flats. Those who live here are the older folks. Our target are those 60 years old and above.

Venue: Queenstown Community Club, Commonwealth Avenue (Air-conditioned hall, can accomodate up to 300pax and has a big stage)

Time: 11.00am-2.00pm,103.801590

Cost: $5.00 per pax (Each member who signs up must sponsor one or more elderly residents)

Menu: Food catered by Sin Kee Famous chicken rice includes white and roasted chicken, an egg dish, a toufu dish and a vegetable dish. We need a sponsor for soft drinks.

A medical point will be set up from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm for those coming to check their glucose level, foot scan and blood pressure.

Programme : 11.00am – 12.30pm Karaoke Singing (Judy assisted by Jeffrey)

                     12.30pm-1.30pm     Stage singing by our singers led by Jeffrey and Irene and opera singing by  the CC Opera Troupe.

We need ushers and helpers to make the event a success!

Joy Ah Long will be on standby. Please pay to Joy’s POSB Savings Account: 159-131645.

Please register early.


Generous donors :

  1. Tian Soo ($500)/received 10 Jan
  2. Rosalind Lee ($50)/received 9 Jan
  3. Pauline Ho ($100)/received 10 Jan
  4. Irene Poh ($50)/received 8 Jan

  5. Judy Lim ($50)/received 8 Jan (manning the karaoke selection)

  6. Kenneth Tan ($50)/received 9 Jan

  7. Peggy Tan ($100)/received 8 Jan

  8. Lam Hoy Tzee ($88)/received 13 Jan

  9. Bee Gek ($50)/received 13 Jan

  10. Wong Wai Kheng ($50)/received 11 Jan

  11. Gabriella Chua ($50)/received 9 Jan

  12. Caroline Gee ($50)/received 10 Jan

  13. Janie Leong ($100)/received 10 Jan

  14. Aaron How ($100)/received 10 Jan

  15. Angela Straaten ($300)/received 10 Jan

  16. Bira ($100)/received 10 Jan

  17. Richard Wong ($100)/received 10 Jan

  18. Clara Chay ($50)/received 10 Jan

  19. Daisy Yeo ($50)/received 11 Jan

  20. Jane Tan ($100)/received 12 Jan

  21. Boon Liang ($60)/received 12 Jan

  22. Susan CH Tan ($50)/received 13 Jan

  23. Mega ($50)/received 18 Jan
  24. Patrick Oei ($118)/received 17 Jan
  25. Lisa Ong ($100)/received 17 Jan
  26. Lilian Teo ($50)/received 19 Jan
  27. Josie Yow/Allison ($50)/received 20 Jan
  28. Grace Wong ($50)/received 4 Feb
  29. Jassmine Teo ($50)/received 22 Jan
  30. Lydia Soh ($32)/received 26 Jan
  31. Susan Tan SW ($20)/received 29 Jan
  32. Jane Ong ($20)/received 29 Jan
  33. Dolly Choo ($200)/received 31 Jan
  34. Terence Seah ($200)/received 9 Feb
  35. Felice Lim ($50)/received 10 Feb


 Kind helpers coming on the day itself :

1) Dorine Tan #9 tbc

2) Peggy Tan #12/medical team/drinks

3) Janie Leong #32/thermos flask/tea and coffee bags

4) Caroline Gee #36/cookies

5) Dolly Lim #48/help

6) Gabriella #49/help/sing

7 )Winnie #51/help/cloth bags

8 ) Joan Ang #56/help

9) Daisy Yeo #63/help

10)Boon Liang #70/help/photographer

11)Susan CH Tan #74/help

12)Bee Gek #78/help

13)Judy Lim #14/drinks

14)Dan/event coordinator/help

15 )Joy/usher

16)Kristy Quek #81/help

17)Lily Ho #83/help

18)Wong Wai Kheng #84/help

19)Janet Chan #90/help

20)Audrey Wong #99/help

21)Lilian Teo #103/help

22)Josie Yow #105/help

23)Allison Ong #105/help

24)Lydia Soh #118/help

25)Susan Tan SW #141/help

26)Jane Ong #141/help

27)Jane Tan #79/help

28)Thomas Loh

Kind contributors in kind :

1) Jeffrey Gan, music

2) Irene Gan, music

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A charity idea and potluck. Will this work?

Sometime, in 2012, we should do something simple and yet feasible for sme charities in Singapore.  In the past, some members have embarked on visits to homes and providing some food and entertainment for the day.  In some cases, some monies were collected and given to the selected charity.

I had the privilege to spend some time discussing with some SilverHairs other options or ways of giving monies to charities.  This good deed may be debatable to some people, for various reasons.

Many members are keen to support charities, but this act has to be sincere, genuine and support a good cause.  i hope I am not starting a debate on the why’s of giving to charities.

The discussion caught my attention, and I was hoping to find some way of giving to charities.  This is a big potluck event where participants contribute a potluck item to the event.  Those wshing to try and buy an item pay, say 2 dollars, for one item. Let’s say we open this event to the public.

All proceeds, we donate to charities.  And, if the idea is good, we do this event once ayear.  We may even combine this event with another event.

Let’s take some time to discuss.  What do you think?  Please do not trash any ideas or suggestions.

Terence Seah

Health Talk on Cell Defense: Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods, 18 Aug 2011

Staying young is easy… when you understand the science behind the aging process.

You’ve probably been hearing about the role of antioxidants to fight  against free radicals – the main enemy of our cells and thus, our body.

The good news is: Our bodies has the ability to produce a Master Antioxidant – glutathione. There are more than 96,000 studies on glutathione worldwide, yet you have probably never heard of it.  The reason is, up until now, there was no easy way to get additional glutathione into your body. If you tried to take it like a supplement, t gets destroyed in your stomach and G.I. tract before it reaches your cells.  I shall share with you simple ways you can eat, enjoy, and stay young!

Participants will learn:

– The Anti-aging Miracle of Glutathione – Your Body’s Master Antioxidant.
– 3 Easy Ways to Stay Young
– The Top 10 Age-Erasing Foods that are delicious and great for you!
– How to power up your organs so they stay young and you stay healthy!
– Discover why your body needs to reset your biological clock
– Learn how to build a younger body

Date:     Thu, 18 Aug 2011
Time:     7.00 to 9.00pm
Venue:   10 Anson Road, International Plaza #33-07 Singapore 079903

This will be FUN, informative and definitely what you need to know to stay young and healthy. Limited seats only. Free for all SHC members.

Registrations start here :

  1. Yat Sing
  2. Ronald Lee
  3. Pauline Tan
  4. Joyce Tan
  5. Jeremy Lee
  6. Peggy Ong
  7. Lydia Soh
  8. Thomas Loh
  9. Judy Tay
  10. Clara Ho
  11. Ah Nee
  12. Eunice Tay
  13. Robert Tan
  14. Serene Leow
  15. Seok Cheng
  16. Peng Peng
  17. Pearlynn Tan
  18. Dolly Lim
  19. Wee Chin
  20. Lawrence Lee
  21. Jessie Khor
  22. Gingko Tay
  23. Helen Wong
  24. Rosalind Soh
  25. May Tan
  26. Rene Leong
  27. Ronald Lam
  28. Marg Tian
  29. Richard Wong