Thursday, February 09, 2012
44 alumni plus some of their spouses and love ones had made it to this special event dedicated to the friendship we forged during our formative teenage years some 40+/30+ years ago.
We do not need to say more to describe the atmosphere and the feelings of those present (see video). After all we are a bunch of caring and loving ex-schoolmates who treasure friendships and would like to bring back those memories for many years to come.
On behalf the organizing committee, I would like to thank for your support and participation. Please help spread the word especially to those are not part of this forum. Until then, we shall meet in 3 years time..... Of course besides your other individual get together, kopi time, children’s weddings, etc.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Got a surprise visit from Hiew Woon Thiam, ex-scout, fellow class78 whose father used to sell drink outside SiS.
Thiam, currently a telecom consultant based out of Riyadh, Saudi and was dying for pork when he landed in Singapore.
Vincent Tay Yoon Sin(Chinese Society warlord) and Louis Ong Tee Chye(Top boy of class78) were also present for the long lost 30+ years breakfast catchup@ RedStar Restaurant.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Times of your life …
January 26, 2009 … 1st day of Chinese New Year … time for reunion with family and loved ones … time for the joyful gathering of friends … time for sharing and catching up with each other … time for leaving beautiful memories in each others’ lives … times of your life and mine.
For many of us, the last time we saw each other was after our MCE in 1979. Yes, whilst we were still “teenagers”. On January 26, 30 plus of us gathered at Sunset Lounge, Palm Resort for a reunion dinner 30 years later. As with the meeting of good old friends, we shook each others’ hands heartily and gave each other huge bear hugs, and guess what, the ladies even received a stalk of rose, courtesy of the guys! With that, we started an evening of a mix of “those good ol’ days” and “the past 30 years” and counting blessings along the way. One of the highlights of the evening was of course the viewing of old photos which brought many fond memories (and drew laughter) of our younger days such as our school, our classmates and our various outings, all laboriously put together in 3 video clips. There was also a viewing a video clip taken in the evening itself.
Two missions were successfully completed that evening. One was the mini donation drive to help with the start-up of the 24 Festive Drum Troupe at SIS Kulai and we managed to raise RM2,500. Second was the membership drive for our SIS Alumni which also saw new registrations.
As with all reunions, we wined and dined and laughed and shared through the night, with some in our midst entertaining us with jokes, stories and impromptu cat-walk performances (a proof that many of us are still very much young-at-heart and fun-loving) and this continued long after the tables were cleared.
Yes, many of us were glad we were able to make it for the gathering and we went away with additional (laugh) lines on our faces, with renewed friendships and thankful hearts, with memories of a lovely evening and a DVD each. Well, I did.
If you were not able to join us that night for whatever reason and thus was not “featured” in any of our video clips taken that night, do make special effort to join us … in 3 years’ time. See you then! Meanwhile, God bless, take care and stay joyful and healthy!
The more we get together
X X X X X X X X X
(the more we get together, together, together........)
lyrics contributed by KingLing
Theme: Walk Down The Memory Lane
Venue: Sunset Lounge @ Palm Resort
$$$: RM100 per person, please pay more to support Project 24 Festive Drum Troupe
Tiew Siew at firstname.lastname@example.org +65 96734956
King Ling at email@example.com +65 90090917
Kathy Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org +60 127884767
Low Siew Choy at email@example.com +60 173529499
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Whoever reads this, pls drop a line or two and we can start to keep in touch again after 30 years. Also, we live in DC area, and if any of you comes to this neck of the woods, you all are more then welcome to come visit us. Just let us know in advance.
Thanks Tiew Siew for doing such a good job online. Kudos to you for your time and effort, and keep up the good work.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
老同学们， 死党们，大家好！收到邮件非常高兴并惊讶， 真的好想在做梦一样。 30年真的过的很快一瞬间就过去了，我们都快50了！2009年注定是个不平凡的一年-- 我们大伙毕业30年， 中国改革开放也正好30年！之前听我秘书说有位韩性男同学找我一时没转过神来， 我想应该是寿畴吧！真对不起因为最近特别忙， 忙着我一个楼盘开盘准备。确保万无一失！您们大概也知道因金融风暴的原因楼市很大的被影响所以要准备充分，质量关一定要把好， 细节决定成败！因为以上原因我今年就走不开了， 不能参加30年同学聚会非常遗憾。下会回来我们再约！借此预祝大家新春快乐， 万事如意，身体健康， 牛年行大运！ 祝大家本命年（那些属牛的）牛气冲天！最后祝同学聚会圆满成功！谢谢！德明
* Thanks to Baidu's Search and KingLing's Chinese email, we finally get a respond from HoonTeckMing. Well done TeckMing!! Another truly made in Kulai success story who made his name in China.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Seven of us from class79 got together last nite to have a home cooked meal prepared by “the wife” to celebrate the festive season. We are glad to have naturalized kiwi Cynthia Cheong LeeYin as our guest of honor this time. FYI, her next stop in KL is on Dec 29th, do contact Kathleen if you wish to meet her.
Though 30+ years have passed, every time we meet we’d still talk about the bees and the flowers during our SiS years where life was so much simpler; catching spiders and making them mate/horny! before each major fight; catching fish at the kulai river, etc. How to survive the mid 80’s recession where Jackson had to “jump plane” to New York City to be a fast food delivery boy; Sin Siew and Ah Choy going to the kiwi land, etc…
Til then looking forward to see and hear from some of you guys again…
Would like to take the opportunity to wish you guys a merry x’mas and happy 2009. Regardless of whatever faith you are, be it a commercial X’mas Christian like me.
* group pic and menu of the nite.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Good to hear that Mok is picking up oil painting lately and my immediate suspicion- he was probably motivated by the studio's nude model! Need to find out where he attends his painting class. Part time "landlord" Sin Siew was talking about retiring and more importantly all of us were in good health to have a meal together...
Just as we were engrossed in our deep chat, the waitress hinted us that they were closing soon... We had to leave the brief get-together and promise to catch up again more often in the future. May be in a few months time...
Out-of-town folks, do remember to give us a buzz when you are in Singapore so we will have an excuse to meet again…
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
You know who to call next time when you are in Perth. The wife just told me that Tiger Airways is launching a budget service(S$21) to Perth!. Any one who is thinking of emigrate to Australia, I am sure our tax accountant can give you some $$ advice though not sure about her charges... Glad to hear from you Sou Si...
From: Leong Sou Si [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:32 PM
To: email@example.comSubject: Greetings from Perth
I must really embarassed my brother who shared the same bus as I did.!!!! No doubt it was pretty " messy & muddy " affair but most probably most upsetting that my mum had to buy me another pair of shoes. ( as we were very poor). Just told my hubby & daughter abt your e-mail - they thought it was funny.
Left Singapore in 1997 after living there for 15 years. It wud be great too if I still in S'pore since there are so many Kulaian in S'pore.
I have a daughter and a wonderful hubby. We live near University of Western Australia, within walking distance to the Swan River and very short distance to the Cottleloe Beach and city. I work as a tax accountant. To balance my role as mother/driver/maid, I work 4 days a week. I really prefer this arrangement than to rely on maid as I did when I was in S'pore. After living 10 years in Perth, I learn to appreciate here. There must be a reason why Perth is one of the ten most livable place after Vancover, Melbourne etc. Having said that, I must clarify home is where your loved ones are and also what you want from a place. Perth at the moment suits me very well. I go back to S'pore/Malaysia on an average once a year. It was always nice to catch up with Linda Phang when I returned to Kulai. So it was pretty sad when I found out she left this world. I hope the above give a brief update of my current life. Interesting I don't think many especially the boys who went to
I go back to S'pore/Malaysia on an average once a year. It was always nice to to catch up with Linda Phang when I returned to Kulai. So it was pretty sad when I found out she left this world.
I hope the above give a brief update of my current life. Interesting I don't think many especially the boys who went to English College with me knew much of me but they remember that funny incident.....
I will try to ask my hubby to get a decent photo for our class 79 blog posting.
Nice of you to set up the blog. A wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends.
I will be travelling from Frankfurt to Singapore on 25 July and stay in S'pore for 2 nites. Hopefully we can catch up then.
Warmest regards to you & your family
Sousi, Huw & Megan
From: TS Han - Xentinum Systems [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:46 AM
To: 'Leong Sou Si'
Glad you have check in as I wasn't sure who is reading and who is not. There is something I always wanted to confirm with you but never have a chance as we never cross our path since we left Kulai in 1979. This is regarding an incident about a Kulai girl who lost her shoe on the muddy road side while stepping out the school bus to let other folks get out along the way home from English College. Some of our senior boys used to joke about it when I was in KL before leaving the States many years ago
Do send me some updates about you and family and picture for our class79 blog posting.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
From: Mr Kek [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 11:24 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Happy 2007
Hi! I am Wan Siew Hang from 5B and it is great to know this web-site from Chew Yen ( I met her in KL on chritsmas 2006). It is really happy to know the news about Cynthia, Yet Fah, Boon Moi and others but it is so sad to know that Linda Phang had left us. I am married with no kid (although I have got married for 25 years) and I am staying in Kajang (call me if anyone of you want to eat Kajang Satay). I do keep in touch with Kathleen and Pauline but they never tell me about this web-site.
My email add: email@example.com tel: 012-3313368
Wan Siew Hang
Monday, January 08, 2007
Don't ask me how I get hold of her since I last recall seeing her is about 20+ years ago shortly we left Kulai. Now you know who you can call to "yam cha" when next time you are in Hong Kong. I am sure she can show you the finest dim-sum place in HK.
From: Elaine [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 10:05 AM
Subject: Family PhotoTiew Siew
Attachment is my family photo taken in Kulai during Chinese New Year2005.
My Husband Kalen Tong, my son Bon Tong (18 yrs) & my daughter YumiTong (17yrs).RgdsElaine(Chai Chew Yen)
Elaine Chai Chew Yen
HP : (852) 9436-1111
Friday, January 05, 2007
The desperate housewife after all is indeed a happy mother and wife.
-----Original Message-----From: Yeet Fah Yin [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 10:40 AMTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject:
happy new year,
thought it's about time i kept my words of sending in some recent photos of my family. these were taken while holidaying in East Malaysia. u can view them at http://wengkwan8.googlepages.com/home
my son, Zhe is 15+ while my daughter is 12+
thanks for updating the kulai blogsite, it's nice to see some of our long time no see friends!
Yeet Fah Yin
Friday, December 22, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Having a big breakfast at College Hill Cafe before setting off our journey to the south. Sam(tukang masak) and Cynthia has being running their own cafe for the last 4 years just outside CBD of Auckland. Anyone who visit Auckland next time do stop by for a "home away home" meal at College Hill. They do serve laksa(johor type) other than the "angmoh" food.
Address: College Hill Cafe, 25 College Hill Rd, Freemans Bay, Auckland, NZ Ph: +609 3090804 Fax: +609 377 7721 (try fax them an order!!)
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Visiting Auckland with the family since yesterday and Cynthia and family came down to our hotel and showed us around the city's beautiful and magnificent sites. We spend some time catching up and guess what? She brought us to the home of one of our school mate at suburb of Auckland. She is from 5B, and the last time we met was 26 years ago. Thanks god that our face DNA blueprint still intact and recognizable even though the size/shape might not the same as 26 years ago. Her eldest daughter already graduated from University.
She is Tan(ex Chai) Buoy Lan sitting on your left with Cynthia and me at backyard of Buoy Lan's home.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
Kath’s father passed away peacefully at the age of 100 years old. My immediate thought was how old is he when he was having the twins, 55? So, for those who thinking of having more kids, you probably have 10 more years to be on-par.
I did met Kath’s sister “Miss” Foo and her husband Mr. Clerence, our lower secondary math and commerce teacher respectively. What a silly question when I asked where are they teaching now? Where both are on pension from teaching and are in their sixties??? Maybe the question should have posted to their daughter (adult looking) instead who is sitting across the table…Times flied….
Attached is the picture taken on Malai Wong and Jimmy, out of respect I did not include the Foo's whom are too exhausted for the photo shoot.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
I have an impromptu coffee chat with him last Friday. The last time I met him was about 16 years ago when I was on holiday back from the US. His office at Gateway West happens to be located next to my client’s office that I frequent weekly. Mok’s office also around the proximity and I believe Billy’s too. His department will soon be relocating back to their HQ at the Botanic Garden. Do pay him a visit next time when you are at the Botanical Garden.
All these while he has being working for the "garmen" of Singapore, iron rice bowl, unlike my which was made of porcelain and vapourware broken many years ago. His wife is teaching at a high school somewhere in Singapore, so is our physic teacher, Mr. Chai, according to him! Don’t be surprise one of these days if you bump into your former teacher at your kids’ parent session.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The Kulai Ah Beng golfers met again on Wednesday, 25th January 2006 at the Jurong Country Club. Green speed is 8.526....very the fast. Fairway is superb and weather is sunny. 18 golfers, about half are from Kulai teed off at 1PM.
We adjourned to JCC Ban Heng Restaurant for a get together dinner where awards were presented by organizers Billy and Jackson.
This year our “marathon” man Jackson Tan (Chin Pin) went home with the KAGA2006 trophy. Wonder when he will stop winning. Biggest buaya went to KC Lim. I got a bottle of Australian vintage wine (hand carried back from the downunder according to the sponsor) that labeled most hardworking??? Non golfer… it’s a reward for “value for money played”, hit the most strokes!
All of us left home by 9PM in time for the family, just like any other day of hard work at the office. Choon Siong has already started suggesting we make it a bi-annual event. He can’t wait to show off his new handicap ….. Til then perhaps KAGA2006.5
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Saturday, January 07, 2006
Cynthia Cheong Lee Yin has surprisingly shown up at my doorstep on 7th January 2006 afternoon, after missing in contact for several years. For those who do not recall who is this tycoon “tai tai” looking friend, her family used (or still) to own some Chinese medicine shops at Kulai main road.
Cynthia and husband Sam (i call him tukang masak) who was a trained culinary grad from New Hampshire college, USA are now proud owner of a cafe/deli shop in suburban of Auckland New Zealand. In the background are my wife Michelle, children Dylan and Samantha. Cynthia's children Julia and Jasmine who were at their teenage parent withdrawal syndrome did not tag along to see their mummy's boring old friends, instead, they have chosen to roam the shopping strips at Orchard road.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Yes our dear friend who passed away was Linda Phang. She passed away last August 04. I visited her in March 04 when she had just completed chemo and looked good and motivated ( appeared to me at least). August 04 my family in Kulai read the obituary and called me. I could not make it to attend the funeral and I was very affected by her departure afterthat. She had breast CA. Apparetly a relapse which had affected her brain months later.
I thought I would send a message to those whom I still have the email addresses sometimes later but somehow this has been delayed. For those who read this please check yourself ( or your wives )yearly because the strike rate for breast CA is very high. Last year alone I have 3 friends in Singapore who diagnosed with breast CA. 2 relapses,1 passed away in December. Another tragic one was an ex-colleage who suffered from depression after the wife got breast CA. He commited suicide while the wife was still undergoing treatment. Be it good news and bad news let's share it as a reminder to us and treasure our love ones around us always. We are blessed to be around sitting healthily to wish each other good health and may this be a tradition for many more years to come.
My best wishes to all - good health and go xi fa cai!
King Ling 90090917
Saturday, January 17, 2004
KAGA otherwise known as the Kulai Ah beng Golf Association tour started as an annual winding down golfing get together. It usually held the week before fellows class79 alumni heading back to their respective kampung for the Chinese New Year holiday. Even though the annual social golf event started many years back, the first recorded event was held on Saturday, 17th January 2004 at the Tanjung Puteri Golf Club in Johor Baru. The game was extended to class79 golfing buddies and friends from their respective business and social circle. Prizes were sought and contributed by fellow participants and scores were tabulated for varies expert plays e.g. most hardworking (most strokes); top “buaya”, etc. At the time of journaling this entry, I have no recollection of who had won what awards. Perhaps some one with photographic memory would like to share some light here. The best player goes home with a mini trophy and get to keep it until the next KAGA tour…
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Sunday, February 14, 1999
20th Reunion Dinner - 5.30pm to 10.00pm, 14th February, 1999, U'Full Restaurant, Kulai Besar  of us, excluding some spouses and children, from the class of 1979 (“C-79”) met up for dinner on February 14, 1999 – to celebrate our 20th year anniversary. The plan for the gathering was formed when some C-79 folks got invited to Kai Siang’s wedding in mid-January 1999, where it dawned on them that we had not come together in the last 15 or so years. So, in less than one month (talk about speed!), contacts were made through e-mails and telephone, C79 members
“rounded up”, dinner date confirmed, attendance taken, …. We were warmly welcomed at the Restaurant by the “Organising committee” – whilst a print of our last class photo was passed around for us to identify one another as well as to recall every one’s names. I supposed for many of us, there have not been many changes since we were 17 or 18-year olds, though, of course, many of the guys have “prospered”. In the course of exchanging news that evening, it was indeed heartening to note that members of C-79 had done reasonably well in our careers. We had accountants, businessmen, consultants, engineers, managers, teachers, etc, in our midst. It was a nostalgic evening – not because of the spread of the food at our privately reserved function room of Restoran U’Full, but rather the meeting of classmates whom some of us had not seen since we went on our separate ways long time ago in 1979! It was a night where old contacts were renewed …, where “forgotten” friendships were reaffirmed …, where we caught up with some 20 years’ of news from each other. I believe many, if not all, of us left the restaurant in high spirits that night (by the way, liquor was not served during our dinner, so none of us could have been drunk!)… and perhaps we could look forward in anticipation of more such gatherings to come
Contributed by Enid Ling
Sunday, December 30, 1990
1st Row Seating L to R:
Looi Lian Tok,03-7819439,019-6635463, email@example.com
Mr. Pang Siew Sin
Mr. Goh MS.??
Mr. Chiam,(MIA in Australia)
Mr.Tee Swee Ping, TEE_Swee_Ping@NPARKS.gov.sg
2nd Row Standing L to R:
Han Tiew Siew(TS) ,+65 96734956, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tan Peng Hock, email@example.com
Lee King Ling, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teo Lay Eng
Lee Lee Hiong, email@example.com
Leong Sau See, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kee Boon Mooi
Chan Sock Moi, email@example.com
Tong Sau Ling
Enid Ling, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yin Yet Fah,+60 16 3807258, email@example.com
Cheong Lee Yin(Cynthia),+64 93090804, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foo Sew Lan(Kathleen),+60 12 7206117, email@example.com
Fong Saw Song, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tan Hing Fong,07-5589329, email@example.com
3rd Row Standing L to R:
Low Siew Choy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lim Kai Siang, email@example.com
Lim Choon Siong,+6596729456, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mok Fok An,+6596307645, email@example.com
Soong Chee Keong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tan Chin Pin(Jackson),+6597865183, email@example.com
Hoon Teck Ming
Vincent Wong Lai Choon
Wong Kim Wah(MaLai Wong), firstname.lastname@example.org
Chan Cheong Seng, email@example.com
Gwee Sin Siew,+6596219577, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Chee Min(Jimmy),+6012-7072816, email@example.com
Lee Soon Hiang(Billy),+6595086323, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tan Beng Cheng(Danny) , +6013-7069291
Lo Bun Sian(Joseph), +6019-7777703, email@example.com
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