Tea Dance on Saturday, 2 September 2023 (EC)

Updated 29 August 2023



Date:  Saturday, 2 September 2023

Time:  2pm – 6pm

Place:  Bailemos Studio

44 Pasir Panjang Road, Block G, Singapore 118504

About 5 minute’s walk from Pasir Panjang MRT Station

Music:  One of the best DJs in town – Armstrong

Refreshments:  Plain water from water dispenser, Hot Coffee or Tea – Free Flow

Kuih/Cake (items may change) – Banana Cup Cake, Samosa (or curry puff), Spring Rolls, One type of kueh and sandwiches (may get surprises)

Cost:  $27 per pax

Maximum pax:  50 pax – Target met

There will be a lucky draw, a game, dancing and loads of fun!

If you are unable to attend it after payment has been made, please look for your own substitute and inform us of the change.

As of today, the confirmed list of attendees is below:

Registration List:D

  1. Dolly Lim
  2. Caroline Gee
  3. Caroline – Friend (J )
  4. Janie Leong
  5. Lynn Miao
  6. Janie Leong – Friend
  7. Lydia Poh
  8. Ronald Lam
  9. Lynn Miao – Friend (C Q)
  10. Caroline Lee
  11. Rosalind Lee
  12. Caroline’s Friend -WAT (MW1)
  13. Angie Loo
  14. Angie Loo Friend – (L S)
  15. (E W)
  16. (C G)
  17. Gingko Tay
  18. Joan Ang
  19. Mary Ho
  20. Mary’s Friend – P L
  21. Mary’s Friend – M N
  22. Vicky Wong
  23. Geraldine Ting
  24. Judy Lim
  25. Benny Low
  26. Caroline Friend (M W 1)
  27. Sarena Teo
  28. Susan Loh
  29. Vinna Tay
  30. Vinna – Friend (HY)
  31. Audrey Wong
  32. Audrey – Friend (AL)
  33. Rina Tan
  34. Caroline Friend
  35. Caroline Gee Friend – PT
  36. Mega
  37. Jane Tan
  38. Albert Tye
  39. Thomas Loh
  40. Sue Chan
  41. Wong HJ
  42. Lynn Miao Friend – LSK
  43. Muna Lim
  44. Marilyn Tay
  45. Caroline Gee’s Friend – AC
  46. Jane Chang
  47. Susan Choo
  48. Caroline Gee’s Friend – EG
  49. Ivy Lim
  50. Lynn Miao Friend – LW

Look forward to see you at the party!

Caroline & Dolly


Watching English Premier League Football Together

Dear SHC members,

As some of you may know, the new English Premier League (EPL) season is starting this weekend.

Some of you may like to watch EPL as much as I do. If anyone of you who has subscribed to watch EPL and would like to host and open up your residence to watch together, please let me know. We can gather a few more who are keen to watch as a form of gathering.

I am living in Jurong West Area, and the host would preferably be living in the West (Clementi, Jurong East/West, Bukit Batok, Boon Lay Area for easy commute. 7.30pm match is great. 9.30pm match is a bit too late and do not wish to hold up the host for early bedtime.

Bruce Lee


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

A Visit to Sembawang Hot Spring Park

Date : March 5 2020
Time : From 12noon till 4.00pm – You can leave anytime you like..

Planning to go for Sembawang Hot Spring Park since it last re-opened for public but always no time to do so. But for now, it seems to be a fairly good idea to pay a visit to enjoy natural hot spring.

Those members with the same mindset as I, are welcome to join me to have a dip in the hot spring water for 10 – 20mins, boil eggs? and etc…

What to bring?
Towels, swimsuit, extra clothings, footwear and umbrella and not to forget drinking water. You may also need to bring plastic carriers to keep those wet towels, swimsuit and clothings.

Then after soak/dip followed shower, we can proceed to have tea with cakes.

See you when I see you there.. Cheers… Dolly

Sometimes we have unwanted stuff in our homes, and we want to give it away or sell it off

If you have some items close to your heart which you have kept for many years, but have now found the same items taking up space and looking pretty in a corner or your storeroom, you may like to give them away or sell them off.

Perhaps, some members may like these items. Consider inviting our members to come over at a specific date and time, we can have a look and perhaps take them away or buy them from you.

Simply let me know, a date/time, and we can open the event to members. You can also write a new post to inform the club.

Feel free. This is a great way to know other members, besides keeping your home light and breezy.

Terence Seah

SHC monthly gathering Sat 10 Aug 2019 SRIVILLE RC

Besides being a regular monthly gathering, the Aug 2019 event will be a get-together for members who wish to present and demo their craft skills. This will be a great opp SRIVILLE opportunity to pick up a new hobby or craft.

This is a big venue. Come meet new and old friends.

* Event date: Sat 10 Aug 2019 (day after National Day)

* Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Scheduled program as follows
6.00 -7.00pm Craft demonstration
7.00- 8.30pm Line Dances lead by Sockie and listed below are those that she prepared for us to boogie on…  If more add on – Another update will be given out soon…

1. Take the first step
2. Electric slide
3. Little thumbs
4. Simply mine
5 wherever you may wander
6 silver threads
7 back track
8 magic cha cha
9 JB Waltz
10 stroll along cha cha
11 rock around the clock
12 waltz across Texas
13 bossa nova
14 sweet joanna
15 hit me

* Venue: SRIVILLE RC-Blk 2 Geylang Serai Multi Carpark #07, Roof Garden, Singapore 402002

(bus 154 from Eunos bus interchange 2 stop at Joo Chiat complex n use the overhead bridge to cross over to the hawker center

* Charge: $5/pax – collection at the registration table upon signing in.

Activities- $5 collection is only for rental of the place n the hot drink – not inclusive of demo craft which is $5/set (optional)

** craft demo by Karen Thio – beginner pack at $5/full set

** line dance : lead by Sockie.

** pls have your dinner b4 u proceed to the monthly gathering (coffee n tea will be provided.

Karen Thio – EO
Dolly Lim : Co-EO

Registration : Pauline Khoo

Craft sale : Anne Chee

Registered Members

  1. Karen Thio – EO
  2. Dolly Lim
  3. Anne Chee- sale of craft
  4. Pauline Khoo- registration table
  5. Sockie Neo- line dance lead
  6. Caroline Gee
  7. Yoong Chin- admin
  8. Howard Yong
  9. Terence Seah – SHC Founder
  10. Angeline Tong
  11. May Lee
  12.  Agnes seow (will be late)
  13. Thomas Loh
  14. Doreen Chan
  15. Joan Ang
  16. TaiLor / YKK /Loh yew kwong
  17. Sally Kang
  18. Evelyn Ong
  19. Patrick Sin
  20. Stella Sheng
  21. Dan Huang

Hope to see more members coming forward for registration.. Cheers..

Monthly coffee chat in September 2017

The hi              Hi kopi kakis of Shc,

It’s time for our next coffee meet.  It will be held on 20 September 2017. Details are as follows:

Date:                                   Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Time:                                    2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                                  Raffles City food court, Level 3 (nearest mrt: City Hall)

Cuisine:                                 All types of delicious food and beverages available

Topics:                                  Everything under the sun except SHC taboos (viz: sex, politics, religion, sale of MLM product);  discussion on the taking of photos and videos during Kopi chat events and posting on social media (Just discovered today (7.9.17) that there’s a fb account under Fairy Godmother with more than 1000+ members… )… 

This coffee meet has been going on for the last couple of years.  In case, you’ve not heard of this event before, do come and join in the fun and laughter over a cuppa on the above date.  Rather than staying at home alone, do come and fellowship with like-minded retirees or the semi-retired.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy.  Please indicate your interest by registering here.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Veronica Wong
  3. Stella Sheng
  4. Pat Oei
  5. Mok Chun Weng
  6. David Low
  7. Martin Han (+ 1 friend)
  8. Lim Tiang Soon
  9. Amy Yu (+2 friends)
  10. Christine Neo
  11. Friend (R)
  12. Friend (KN)
  13. Friend (Reg)
  14. Jimmy Longpoetih
  15. Tony Ang
  16. Alan Ang
  17. Doreen Chan
  18. Frank Kaw
  19. Clara Chay
  20. Bessie Neo
  21. Peggy Ho
  22. Sarah Ahmad Kassim
  23. Lee Weng Cheong (Bruce)
  24. Nina Choo
  25. Lina Tan
  26. Winnie Tan
  27. Peter Loo (+1 friend)
  28. Christine Teo
  29. Joan Ang
  30. Leon Lau

Quotable Quotes

“Friends are the fruitcake of our lives.  Some are nutty, some are soaked in alcohol, some firm, some sweet, but altogether, they are great to have in your life.”

“Surround yourself with people who:

Empower you

Believe in you

Support you

Uplift you

Motivate you

Appreciate you”


Thank you very much for your support at the kopi chat today.  30+ ppl attended the event. Everything was fine and a success except for a little misunderstanding.  Nonetheless, this has been resolved and the matter is now closed.. we’re all good friends again.. nothing unusual .. the teeth may sometimes bite the tongue because of their close proximity..life is too short to be bothered.. we want to enjoy our remaining years.  CHEERS! 


Monthly kopi chat on 23.8.17

  Time for our next kopi chat!  Details are as follows:

Date:                                          Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

Time:                                          2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                                       Our usual haunt viz: Raffles City food court, L. 3 (nearest mrt:   City Hall)

Food and Beverage:                 All types of cuisine at reasonable price

Agenda:                                    Chit-chat over a cuppa on all topics except the SHC taboos viz: politics, religion, sex and mlm

Do come and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter.  Please register here if interested.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Gabriella’s Friend (JL)
  3. Daniel Chan
  4. Stella Sheng
  5. Cheng WK
  6. David Low
  7. Pat Oei
  8. Nina Choo
  9. Nina’s friend
  10. Martin Han
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. Ron Lai
  14. Alice Lai
  15. Hou Chong (will deliver his famous kumquat jam to those who place orders with him and wish to collect at this Kopi chat)
  16. Mok Chun Weng
  17. Tony Ang
  18. Steven Chan
  19. Charles Wee
  20. Laura Wee
  21. Frank Kaw
  22. Yoon Chin (tentatively)
  23. Wendy Lum
  24. Peter Loo
  25. Silas Yeo
  26. Peggy Ho
  27. Bruce Lee Weng Cheong
  28. Christine Teo
  29. Freda Lim
  30. Shawn Soh
  31. Ng How
  32. Lina
  33. Amy Yu (and friend ~ applying for Shc membership)

Many thanks to all who came today for an afternoon of fun, laughter, chit chat and good fellowship.  We had a wonderful time.  Also thank you Hou Chong for your cookies for the kopi kakis and the  special delivery of your famous kumquat marmalade (yummy, yummy)…..

Stay healthy and happy

Till we meet again next month.


Kopi chat on Wed, 19 July 2017

  Hi kopi kakis

It’s time to arrange for our next kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                         Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Time:                                         2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                                        Raffles City food court (nearest mrt: City Hall)

Cuisine:                                      All types of food and  beverages at reasonable price

Topics for discussion:                Anything under the sun except the shc taboos… viz: sex, politics, religion, direct selling and MLM selling. 

Don’t stay at home ~come and join in this kopi event for a hearty chit chat, fun, laughter and sharing of views.  We can agree to disagree ~ no ‘fights’ encouraged over differences of opinion.  HeeeHaaa….. Please register here if interested.

Let me end with a quote:

“Happy people are always happy, not because everything is right in their life.  They are happy because their attitude towards everything is right.”

Those coming are:

  1. Gabriella Chua (EO) (+ 2 friends Lulu & Bee Chin)
  2. Stella Sheng
  3. Martin Han
  4. Veronica Wong
  5. Michael Yeo
  6. Daniel Chan
  7. Edward Lim
  8. Dave Chong
  9. David Low
  10. Richard Kwok
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Mok Chun Weng
  13. Cheng WK
  14. Alan Ang
  15. Steven Chan
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Peter Loo
  18. Pat Oei
  19. Christine Teo
  20. Lily Boon
  21. Jimmy Longpoetih
  22. Amy Yu(+ Friend Margaret Koh)
  23. Christine Neo
  24. Joan Ang
  25. Hew Lee
  26. Nina Choo (+ Friend Catherine)
  27. Lee Weng Cheong
  28. Seng Kim
  29. Sam Huat ah
  30. Cat Yeo
  31. Grace Wong
  32. Maria Tan
  33. Maria’s friend


Thank you to all who came for the kopi chat this afternoon. We had an afternoon of fun, chit chat and laughter as well as meeting old and new friends.

Cheerio till we meet again…..


Coffee Gathering on 17 May at 2.30 pm ~EC event

  Hi friends

Our next coffee gathering is here again. Details are as follows:

Date:                           Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Time:                            2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                         313 at Somerset …… Food Court on L. 5 (nearest mrt: Somerset)…..we shall be sitting opposite the chicken rice and hot pot stalls … Long tables in a cosy corner…

Cuisine:                       All kinds of beverages, food

Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter. Don’t stay at home alone ya?

Register here if you’re coming.

Thank you,


Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Veronica Wong
  3. John SC Chua
  4. Martin Han
  5. Cheng W K
  6. Richard Kwok
  7. Daniel Chan
  8. Silas Yeo
  9. Tony Ang
  10. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 3 friends)
  11. David Low
  12. Lily Boon
  13. Friend(CL)
  14. Friend (NN)
  15. Friend (R)
  16. Friend (S)
  17. Friend (R)
  18. Doreen Chan
  19. Peter Loo
  20. Stella Sheng
  21. Christine Teo
  22. Hew Lee
  23. Nina Choo
  24. Martin’s Friend (E)
  25. Joan Ang
  26. Edward Lim
  27. Grace Kang

“Forgive what you cannot forget, forget what you cannot forgive  ~

LIVE  every moment

LAUGH every day

LOVE beyond words”

Thanks to all who came for the coffee chat this afternoon .. an afternoon of fun, laughter and good fellowship. I’m sure everyone had a great time… :-)

Kopi chat on Wed, 19th April 2017… EC Event (CANCELLED)

  Hi friends,

It’s time to arrange our next kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                 Wed, 19 April 2017

Time:                2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:               Raffles City food court (next to City Hall mrt station)

Cuisine:            All types of food, beverage and dessert

Topics:              Anything of interest among kopi kakis except shc taboos (sex, MLM, politics and religion)

Come and enjoy the company of fellow friends who may be retired or semi-retired.  Have fun, be happy!  You never know how much time you have left.  Let’s make this sector of our life the best in our life……  Like birds, let’s leave behind what we don’t need to carry … Grudges, sadness, pain, fear and regrets!  Fly light ~ LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Remember ~ A day without laughter is a day wasted….

Please register here if you’re coming.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Martin Han
  3. Alan Ang
  4. Lim Tiang Soon
  5. Veronica Wong
  6. Cheng WK
  7. Richard Kwok
  8. Friend (K)

My apologies: The Kopi chat on 19 Apr has been cancelled due to poor response. Will keep you informed should there be another one. Thanks!

Coffee chat on 24th March 2017, EC Event

  Coffee-time is here again!  How time flies… we are now in the month of March 2017~~  Please note our coffee appointment time.

Date:                    Friday, 24th March 2017

Time:                    2.30 – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Our usual haunt viz: Raffles City Food Court (just at City Hall mrt station)

Cuisine:                 Various types of food and beverages at reasonable rates

Agenda:                 Fellowshipping and having fun over a cuppa (just avoid touching on the shc taboos – sex, religion, politics and MLM)

All are welcome to this coffee session on a lazy Friday afternoon – this is a good platform for making new friends and keeping in touch with old ones. Friendship is very important at this stage of our life.  Don’t be Home Alone.  Register here if you’re coming.  Pl bring yr friends too since this is an EC event.

I also organise makan sessions for friends ‘hatched’  at these coffee meets. We had our Katong laksa gathering on 17.3.17.

Thank you.

Gabriella Chua, EC

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (NN) + Friend K
  3. Cheng W K
  4. Lim Tiang Soon
  5. David Low
  6. Steven Chan
  7. Peter Loo
  8. Friend (JL)
  9. Veronica Wong
  10. Friend K
  11. Joy Chuang
  12. Sally Foo
  13. Graham and
  14. Doris Smith
  15. Grace Kang
  16. Weng Cheong
  17. Friend (CL)
  18. Lily Boon
  19. Hew Lee


Thank you friends for coming this afternoon.. we had lots of fun, laughter and good fellowship.

See you all next month….


Coffee chat on Wed, 22.2.17 at 2.30 pm

   Please be informed that the next coffee chat will be held on 22.2.17.  Details are as follows:

Date:                    Wednesday, 22.2.17 from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Food court at Raffles City (nearest mrt: City Hall)

All types of food and beverages are available at this food court.  Do come along and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter over a cuppa of coffee.

Pl register here if you’re coming.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Martin Han
  3. Richard Kwok
  4. Alan Ang
  5. Silas Yeo
  6. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 3 friends)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. Veronica Wong
  9. Philip Chia
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Daniel Chan
  13. A friend  (JL)
  14. Frank Kaw
  15. A Friend (CL)
  16. Irene &
  17. Michael Ong
  18. Joo Tian
  19. Lily Boon
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Lee Weng Cheong (v old SHC member..not an active member for some time)

Thank you v much for your wonderful presence today at our monthly Kopi chat. We had fun, laughter and many shared experiences about themselves.. great! A good platform for meeting old friends and making new ones.

Look out for the next Kopi chat in March 2017~


Kopi chat for December 2016

The deckopi1   deckopi2

Hi kopi kakis

Time for our next kopi chat which will be held in December 2016.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                       Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Time:                                      2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                                    Raffles City Food Court, L. 2

Nearest mrt:                            City Hall mrt station

Food & Beverage:                  All types of cuisines… just order your own drinks and food

Topics:                                    Anything except the shc taboos viz: MLM, sex, politics, religion and selling of investment products

This will be our last kopi chat for 2016.  Hence, I hope more members will join in the fun, laughter and immersion into the Christmas mood.  Christmas is the best time of the year! Fellowship and making friends are very important in this final lap of our life.  Let’s enjoy and be merry ya?

“Forgive what you cannot forget”

“Forget what you cannot forgive”

Live every moment

Laugh every day

Love beyond words!

Please indicate your names here if you’re coming.  Thank you.

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Jimmy Longpoetih 
  3. Cheng W K
  4. Friend (MH)
  5. Peter Loo
  6. Lim Tiang Soon
  7. Friend (ET)
  8. Alan Ang
  9. Friend (JL)
  10. Grace Wong
  11. Loong Say Meng
  12. Friend (CA)
  13. Joan Ang
  14. Friend (HC)
  15. Daniel Chan
  16. Michael Yeo

Thank you for all your support and coming for the kopi chat this afternoon.  We had an enjoyable time drinking coffee, fellowshipping, chatting and playing Rummikub…

Kopi Meet on Wed, 2nd Nov 2016

novcoffee1  novcoffee2Dear kopi kakis,

Our next kopi meet will be held on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016.  Details are as follows:

Date:                                                         Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Time:                                                         2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                                                       Usual haunt – Raffles City food court

Nearest mrt:                                              City Hall

Cuisine:                                                     All types of food, beverages and dessert

Topics for discussion:                               Everything under the sun except the SHC taboos (viz: sex, politics, religion, selling of MLM and investment products)

Come and join in an afternoon of fun and laughter among like-minded retirees and the semi-retired.  Chatting and fellowship with friends will keep dementia and depression at bay.  Leave the ’empty nest’ and enjoy yourself over a cuppa.  Just indicate your interest by registering here.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Alan Ang
  3. Cheng WK
  4. John SC Chua
  5. Veronica Wong
  6. Friend(MH)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. David Low
  9. Lim Tiang Soon
  10. Christine Teo
  11. Nina Choo
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. Friend (JL)
  14. Jeffrey Gan (tentative)
  15. Joan Ang
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Peter Loo
  18. Grace Wong
  19. Lily Boon

Thank you dear friends for coming to the kopi chat this afternoon… without your presence, there won’t  be any event ya?  See you all next month – with Christmas in the air.

Kopi Kakis meet on Wed, 5 Oct 2016

octkopi1      Dear kopi kakis,

Our next meet will be held on 5th Oct.  Details are as follows:

Date:                            Wednesday, 5th Oct 2016

Time:                            2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                          Raffles City Food Court

Nearest mrt:                 City Hall mrt station

Topics:                          Anything of common interest to chatterers

Food & Beverage:         All types of drinks and food available at this food court

Come and enjoy an afternoon of yakking, fellowshipping, fun and laughter.  We are a bunch of happy-go-lucky people who just wanna take care of ourselves and be happy!

Please indicate your interest by registering here.

Cheers :-)

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Alan Ang
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Friend (AC)
  6. Veronica Wong
  7. Lily Boon
  8. Michael Yeo
  9. Lim Tiang Soon
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Friend (JL)
  13. David Low
  14. Jimmy Longpoetih
  15. Joan Ang
  16. Tony Ang
  17. Richard Kwok
  18. Christine Teo
  19. Susan Chong
  20. Daniel Chan (TBC)
  21. Grace Wong (tentative)
  22. Sam Goh
  23. Silas Yeo
  24. Cheng WK
  25. Loong Say Meng
  26. Yoon Chin (thanks for registering the new member Cheng)


Coffee Chat – 17th Sept (Saturday)

This coffee chat is for those who believe in lifelong learning. Do you know no one is excluded in this “Digital Inclusion” – An Initiative by IDA. All you need is your mindset that You can do IT (Information Technology). The rest will be taken care of if you qualify for the “Home Access” programme.

Free lessons are always available. One such venue is in Bukit Merah Library (lessons conducted by me). Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 17th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you have the time.

hew lee (EC)



Next Coffee Chat ~ Friday, 2.9.16

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Hihi kopi kakis

Our next kopi chat will be held on Friday, 2.9.16. Details are as follows:

Date:                    Friday, 2 Sep 2016

Time:                   2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                 Raffles City food court, Level 3

Nearest mrt:         City Hall mrt station

Topics:                  Anything under the sun except sensitive subjects viz: sex, religion, MLM, politics (SHC taboos)

Cuisine:                All types of food, drinks and dessert (just order for yourself)

I’m glad that our kopi chat gathering is still going ‘strong’ and that many of you are now my regulars :-)    I’m giving ample notice for our next event and I hope that those interested will register asap.   It’s an opportunity to meet up with old friends as well as making new ones.  We need friendship at this stage of our life ~ most of us are facing the ’empty nest syndrome’.  We should be very happy that we’ve raised a new generation for Singapore.  Now is the time to enjoy our life since we’re free of the burden of looking after our children .. This is the stage wherein we can enjoy without feeling guilty of neglecting the family.  Ya?  haha.  Such events will help us keep in touch with friends of our age, and keep depression and dementia at bay.  We should also not impose too much  on our children and infringe on their privacy, since most of them have set up their own homes with their spouses/children.  It’s time to cut off the apron strings and not to ‘destroy’ the marriages of our children with too much interference into their way of life ~ I’ve seen with my own eyes of some (esp mothers) who never let go of their sons after marriage!

“When you hold the bird too tightly, you will smother it and it will die, hold it too loosely, it will fly away but if you hold it just right, it will thrive”.

We must keep ourselves busy with our own activities with friends.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Friend (MH)
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Richard Kwok
  6. Veronica Wong
  7. Alice Cheong (did not turn up)
  8. Lim Tiang Soon
  9. Michael Yeo
  10. Friend (JL) (sick)
  11. Ron Lai
  12. Alice Lai
  13. David Loh
  14. Lily Boon (sick)


Note of thanks! Tks to all who came today. It was indeed a good gathering .. Small cosy group of  11 .. Cheers ..see you all next month !


Coffee chat on Wed, 3rd August 2016

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Dear friends

Quite a few members have enquired about my next coffee chat. It’s so heartening.  Hence, I’ve decided to put up this posting early to keep our kopi kakis informed.  Details of the next chat are as follows:

Date:                               Wed, 3.8.16

Time:                              2.15 – 4.15 pm

Venue:                            Same viz:  Raffles City food court, 3rd Level

Cuisine:                            A wide variety of food, drinks, desserts are available

Topics for chat:               Anything under the sun except the shc taboos viz: sex, politics, religion, mlm

Do come and join in an afternoon of chit-chatting, joking, exchanging views over a cuppa.  We have so much fun and laughter during all our kopi meets.  Socialising and meeting old as well as new friends are enjoyable and drive away depression and  dementia.

Please register here if you’re coming.


Gabriella Chua


  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Loong Say Meng
  4. Friend (FL)
  5. Lim Tiang Soon
  6. Richard Kwok
  7. Alan Ang
  8. A friend of Alan Ang (AC)
  9. Michael Yeo (just recruited during the kopi chat with Yoon Chin’s help)
  10. Tony Ang
  11. Ron Lai
  12. Alice Lai
  13. Jimmy Longpoetih
  14. David  Low
  15. Magdalene Phey
  16. Hew Lee
  17. Charles Wee
  18. Veronica Wong
  19. Myra Chia
  20. Silas Yeo
  21. Yoon Chin

augcoffeethank you  A big thank you for all those who came for the kopi chat this afternoon.  We had so much fun yakking over a cuppa, joking and simply relaxing.  I’m glad that more than 20 came this afternoon.

Cheers & take care,

Till we meet again in September 2016.

Dumpling Festival Celebrations 2016

Hi fellow SHC members

I’m having a Karaoke event on stage.  Yes, you will get a chance to sing on stage!  No prior registrations, hassle free.  Just bring along your KCD and go up stage and sing.

Yes, and there will be an audience.  This is an EC event, organised by Pasir Ris East CC, and open to members of the public.  Tickets are priced at $5 each.  For a princely sum of $5, you will get buffet food served as hi-tea, 2 pcs of dumplings, take part in chinese tea appreciation, take part in a game with prizes to be won, a dumpling competition, sing on stage, dance, drama and a lucky draw too.

Date : 19th June 2016 (Sunday)

Time : 2:00pm till 5:00pm

Venue : Pasir Ris East CC, Multi-purpose Hall.  Pasir Ris Avenue 1 (pls google for directions there)

Pls let me know if you’re coming.  I need to reserve a ticket for you.  Let me know too, if you’re singing.


Lydia Chin

Monthly kopi chat on 17 June 2016

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Hi friends

Time again to arrange the next monthly kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                              Friday, 17 June 2016

Time:                             2.15pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                          Raffles City food court, Level 3

Nearest mrt:                  City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:                         A wide variety of food, drinks and dessert

Topics:                          Anything under the sun ~ except MLM, politics, sex and religion (shc taboos)

Come and enjoy an afternoon of chitchatting over a cuppa, fellowshipping and meeting old and new friends.



Gabriella Chua

Those coming (Please register here or apps me):

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Daniel Chan
  3. Friend ~ MH
  4. Jimmy Longpoetih
  5. David Low
  6. Friend ~ FL
  7. Loong Say Meng
  8. Lily Boon
  9. Susan Chong
  10. Lim Tiang Soon
  11. Dave Chong
  12. Fida
  13. John Chua SC
  14. Richard Kwok
  15. Kenneth  Tan
  16. Joan Ang
  17. Magdalene Phey
  18. Mega
  19. Angeline Ong
  20. Lily Boon’s friend
  21. Friend ~ RY

dec kopi thanks  A BIG thank you to all those who attended the coffee meet today.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  We had a good fun chat, laughter therapy and good fellowship. I’m sure everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

Stay healthy and happy till we meet again next month :-)

Let’s bring the Baycity Rollers to SHC

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. They were worldwide teen idols.

In 1973, “Saturday Night” was produced for the band. By early 1975, The Baycity Rollers saw a successful UK tour, which prompted newspaper headlines about the rise “Rollermania”.  Bay City Roller fans had a distinctive style of dress,comprising calf-length tartan trousers and tartan scarves. In 1976, the group released “I Only Want to Be with You” which I am sure many Silverhairs have heard and danced to.

Where were you then?  In school, just finishing your National Service, dating your first love or feeling sweet 16.  Let’s bring back memories of the mid 70s.  English songs, pop music, London, Edinburgh, top UK charts, SATURDAY night and I only wanna be with you.

Yes, we should have a band and teeny idol singers to match.  And an English setting at the British Club to bring back the atmosphere.  And, our guests will be anybody and everybody over 45.

This is still a dream.  And if you share in the same dream, please share your thoughts.


Terence Seah

Retiree Club (East)

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Calling all retirees in the East

I have formed a retiree club in the Kembangan area wherein active retirees can:

  • gather for coffee chats in the nearby coffee shops/joints in the east
  • makan in the hawker centres/markets in Bedok, Paya Lebar and Tampines in the east
  • morning walks at 5.30 am or late evening walks at 6.30 pm when it’s not too hot
  • introduction to ukulele fun
  • yak yak on anything (ranging from current affairs, in-laws, grown-up kids to anything under the sun)
  • help and seeking advice from one another
  • cycling in the parks (I need a trike or tandem rider though)
  • ….. and so on…. the list is by no means exhaustive

The 24-hour sarabat stall at Jalan Lapang (Kembangan) may be a good venue to be considered.  It’s just a stone’s throw from the Kembangan mrt station.  Those staying in this area may be familiar with this eating place.  It’s rustic, nostalgic and gives the ambience of Singapore in the early 60s or a typical Malaysian sarabat stall of today.

These are only ideas on the drawing board and can be finetuned as we gather momentum.  A chatline has been set up for those who have indicated interest so as  to keep everyone in the loop on activities or good sharings.  As we’re retirees, we’ll keep to thrifty thrills/fun…. no lavish spending.

So far, some 20 of my friends (mostly shc) have already indicated their interest in joining this retiree club as and when they’re free.  It’s good to form friendships now before it’s too late.  One’s spouse may not be with you forever and depression may set in (if you’re too close or dependent on your beloved) and especially when you’re already facing the empty nest syndrome.  We must rely on ourselves for our own well-being and happiness.  There’s a saying:

“No one is born happy but every one is born with the Ability to create HAPPINESS”.

Just leave a message here or apps me (if you have my hp number) if you are interested in joining the Retiree Club (East). A very important requirement is no quarrelling, hitting below the belt  or gossips on my chatline (taboos for the retiree club).   We want everyone to be happy and get along well.  Any recalcitrant member will be deleted from my chatline   :-)

Thank you.

Warmest regards,


Those Interested:

  1. 23 members in my Retiree Club  (East)
  2. Just leave your name on this forum page or apps me …. tks

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Coffee Chat on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Maykopi1  maykopi2  maykopi3My dear coffee kakis

Our next coffee meet will be held on 4th May. Details are as follows:

Date:                     Wed, 4th May 2016

Time:                     2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                   Raffles City Food Court, 3rd Level (Long table near the window)

Cuisines:               All types of food,  beverages and desserts

Topics:                  Anything under the sun except politics, religion, sex, MLM (shc taboos)

Come and join in an afternoon of makan, coffee drinking, fun and laughter.  Maybe, I can throw in a uke sing-along for two songs only (as we do not want to be too boisterous since it’s a public area).  The coffee chat provides good fellowship and camaraderie among active aging pals :-) .. Keeping dementia and depression at bay.    Do not stay at home alone (empty nest syndrome) ~ come and spend an afternoon here.

Hope to see as many of you as possible.


Gabriella Chua


Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Loong SM
  4. Friend (FL)
  5. Jimmy Longpoetih
  6. David Low
  7. Dave Chong
  8. Fida
  9. Lily Boon (will attend if free)
  10. John Chua SC
  11. Joan Ang
  12. Mary Chan
  13. Tony Ang
  14. Charles Wee
  15. Kent Chan
  16. Richard Tan TT
  17. Lim Yoon Chin
  18. Ronald Lee

A gentle reminder that the Kopi chat on 4.5.16 is on … See you all at Raffles City foodcourt at 2.15 pm

dec kopi thanks  Thanks to all who turned up today.  We had a great time. There are also plus points in having a smaller group.  We could mingle and communicate better.  Looking forward to meeting up in June 2016.    Cheers :-)


Coffee Chat on 6th April 2016

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Hi friends,

The next kopi chat will be held on 6th April 2016. Details as follows:

Date:              6th April (Wednesday)

Time:             2 – 4 pm

Venue:           Raffles City food court, L. 3

Nearest mrt:    City Hall mrt station (next door)

Topics:            Anything under the sun except MLM, sex, politics, religion (shc taboos)

Do come and join in an afternoon of fun, laughter and fellowship.  Friendship is critical at this stage of our life.  It keeps dementia and depression at bay. Leave the empty nest and join us on 6th April.  Be lonely no more!   :-)

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Gabriella Chua

Those attending:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Lily Boon
  4. Alan Ang
  5. Jimmy Longpoetih
  6. David Low
  7. Friend (MH)
  8. Dave Chong (if work schedule permits…+ Fida)
  9. Friend (FL)
  10. Tony Ang
  11. Charles Wee
  12. Philip Chia
  13. Philip Chia’s wife
  14. Joan Ang
  15. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 1 friend  PL)
  16. John Chua
  17. Richard Kwok
  18. Friend (JL)
  19. Sam Goh Huat Ah
  20. Vivien Ler
  21. Mary Chan
  22. Roy Koh
  23. Lilian Koh
  24. Linda Chan
  25. Daisy Yeo
  26. Steven Yuen
  27. Dan Huang
  28. Bobby Bok
  29. Lim Yoon Chin
  30. Magdalene Phey

Ooh la la ~  Total of 25 (9 ladies, 16 men) attended ….Ah ha ~ Terence will be glad to know that the number of men have exceeded the number of women in his shc event!


dec kopi thanks  Thank you to all supporters of the coffee chat today. A whopping 25 turned up for an afternoon of laughter, yakking, drinking and FUN!  As ‘promised’, it was an afternoon well-spent with senior active pals.  See you all again at the May coffee chat!


1st kopi kakis meet in 2016 (3 Feb 2016)

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(Click on the pics for the BIG picture…)

Our first coffee gathering in 2016 will be held in Feb.  Details are as follows:

Date:       Wed, 3rd Feb 2016

Time:        2 – 4 pm

Venue:      Raffles City food court, 3rd level

 Nearest mrt:    City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:      All types of food, beverages and desserts

Topics         Anything under the sun except shc taboos viz: sex, mlm and religion

Come and bask in the camaderie of friendship, laughter and fun over a cuppa of coffee on a Wednesday afternoon.  The coffee chat gathering is your platform to meeting more friends of the same interest.  Retirees have lots of time on their hands and we must enjoy while we can ..  Good health, sufficient wealth and good friends are the life-lines of active agers.  ‘Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional’ ~~ video forwarded to all kopi kakis on my chatline.

Wd appreciate if you could register your interest in attending here asap.

Cheers to all active pals.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Jimmy Longputeh (+ friend)
  3. Friend
  4. John Chua SC
  5. Loong Say Meng
  6. Charles Cher (+ friend)
  7. Tony Ang
  8. Friend
  9. Lily Boon
  10. Daniel Chan
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Alan Ang
  13. Peter Loo
  14. Mary Chan
  15. Friend
  16. Richard Kwok
  17. Magdalene Phey
  18. REMINDER:  Coffee chat will be held tomorrow, 3.2.16

A big thank you to all who came for the coffee chat this afternoon.  It was an afternoon well spent with friends. Some of us stayed on till 6 pm and we really had a whale of a time ~ sharing personal anecdotes .. Heeeee :-) See you all again at the next chat. Stay tuned ~


Coffee Chat on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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Dear friends

It’s time for our next coffee chat again.   Time flies….  this will be the final coffee chat for 2015.   Details are as follows:

Date:                Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Time:                2 – 4 pm

Venue:             Raffles City food court, 3rd level (big and spacious with long tables)

Cuisine:           Plenty ~  all types of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Jap, Korean cuisine and desserts and drinks galore


Christmas is in the air … hope that many of you can join in the yakyak, fun and laughter therapy.  Fellowship and camaraderie prevail during these coffee chats.

“Friendship means understanding, not agreement.  It means forgiveness, not forgetting.  It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.”

“Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.”

This is a good platform to form new friendships at this stage of our life.  Let’s make the rest of our life the best in our life ya?  Please indicate your interest in coming by registering here or sending me an apps message.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend
  3. Jazz Soh
  4. Loong Say Meng
  5. Holly Lim
  6. Charles Cher
  7. John Chua Seng Chong
  8. Susan Chong
  9. Lily Boon
  10. Myra Chia
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Sam Goh
  13. Friend (yoga teacher)
  14. Alan Ang
  15. Moon Wong
  16. Friend
  17. Hew Lee
  18. Laura Wee
  19. Mary Chan
  20. Richard Kwok
  21. Eleanor Chan
  22. Janis Han
  23. Phyllis Tan
  24. Ronald Lam
  25. Lina Tan
  26. Roy Koh
  27. Lilian Koh

dec kopi thanks  A big thank you to all the supporters of the kopi chat ~ I’m glad that a whopping 25 of you turned up for the event.  You’ll agree that we had a whale of a time this afternoon.  See you all again next year…….

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!

Christmas party 16 Dec 2015 @ SGCC

Calling all music & dance enthusiasts ….

Are u keen to attend the above Christmas Jingle Jam with live band

Date : 16 Dec 2015 (Wed)

Time : 7:30 – 11:30pm

Charges : $22 per pax (inclusive of light buffet and 1 standard drink)

($12 for SGCC members)

Venue : Club 22 @ Serangoon Garden Country Club (SGCC)

You may contact myself or Charles Cher, who is the leader of the band, and also a SHC member, to book your slots.  Closing date is 2 Dec 2015, or when 100 pax is reached, whichever comes first.


Coffee Chat on Friday, 20 November 2015

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The next coffee chat will be held on Friday, 20th November.  Details are as follows:

Date:                 20th November (Friday)

Time:                 2 – 4 pm

Venue:               Raffles City food court, 3rd level

Nearest mrt:       City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:              Spoilt for choice ~ food, drinks and desserts (reasonable rates)

Come and join us for a couple of hours of fun, laughter, jokes and fellowship on a lazy Friday afternoon.   Friday is the beginning of the weekend.  Don’t be home alone ya?  We’ll probably proceed to dinner at Chinatown for those interested in prolonging the fellowship and fun (dinner cancelled).  This coffee chat is part of our active aging programme.  We’re trying to form a group of easy-going and amiable kopi and makan kakis who’ll be friends for a long time.

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Please register here if interested.


Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Loong Say Meng
  3. Friend
  4. Friend
  5. Winnie Tan (+ cousin)
  6. Nancy Lim (+ friend)
  7. Veronique Lee
  8. Joe Choo
  9. Charles Cher
  10. Grace Wong
  11. Lim Tiang Soon
  12. Richard Kwok
  13. Phyllis Tan
  14. Charles Wee
  15. Frank Kaw
  16. Roy Koh
  17. Lilian Koh
  18. Jazz Soh
  19. Alice Tan
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Alice Seah
  22. Joy Chuang
  23. Richard Kee
  24. Steven Chan
  25. Arthur Yap
  26. Peggy Yap
  27. Lily Boon

Note of Thanks!

A whopping 29 ppl attended the kopi chat today. Thank you v much for your support.  A number of you have been attending the kopi chat month after month for more than a year.   Without this continued support, there will be no kopi chat. 

Cheers and see you all in December.