Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year to All

Hello Everyone,

It is the time of the year again to wish you all a very MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. In addition, we would like to wish you continued good health, joy and happiness. If you have to travel, do drive safely. If you have to eat, do eat safely and in moderation and, and please continue to be good ….like us.

This year, we would like to offer you a Xmas quiz....an incredible prize awaits the winner(no kidding you).....The Quiz: In 1947, 3 angels were borned into this world (of course at separate time, la)...who are they? Closing date....24th Dec at 12.01 am......look forward to your response soon

We hope to catch up with you again......real soon.

Meantime, our very best wishes.


Sek Yee and Ah Kat

Friday, December 2, 2011

Our "Uncle's" Biography.....See You All on January 15, 2012

As you may know, over the last few months, Hau Kiang, Merlyn and I have been involved with the Organizing Committee (headed by Tan Sri Nuraizah Hamid) which is helping to launch the biography of our Economics teacher in 1966/67. Others like Rashidan, Gek Kim, Puteri and Ah Kat have helped out in various aspects of the biography. Our sincere thanks to them. Details of the function are in the attached flyer (see below also)
We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend the function on Sunday, 15th January 2012. A copy of the biography will be given to everyone present. The Committee is charging only RM50 for the lunch. However, if you wish to contribute more than RM50 please kindly do so. Any further amount will be appreciated. Any excess funds collected will be channelled back to help poor students in Anderson School and/or to charities of Dato Seri Selvamany’s choice.

Please make your cheque payable to “Merlyn Kasimir” and send it to him at: 1, Jalan SS 22/42 Damansara Jaya 47400 Petaling Jaya Once again, we look forward to your support just as you have supported us on 27th February this year.Please book your seats early

Best regards,
Sek Yee

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Photos by Chew Yoke Lim

This is the best I can do with Yoke Lim's photos -  they come in all sizes!!

Your Book Event for 2012

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wanna Be King for the Day?

Hi Everyone, Our very quiet classmate in 1966/67 Arts, Hj Zainal Abidin Ramli is cordially inviting all of us to his youngest son’s wedding in Sungai Patani. Details are as follows:-

Date: Sunday, 25th December 2011
Place: Dewan Rajawali Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Resort Sungai Patani
Programme: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Jamuan makan 2 p.m. Ketibaan Pengantin

If you are able to attend, please contact Hj Zainal at 013-4400446. God willing, me and my boss will be there. Zainal really looks forward to meeting up with old classmates again. Before we went up to Sungai Patani (with Wong Poh Lam and wife) in September last year, he sent us the following poem which explains the sentiments he attaches to his friends/classmates.

Di pinggir usia,
Empat dekad berlalu,
Dulu bersama teman seremaja,
Kini menerjah, menjamah nostalgia rindu,
Bagai rindu seabad terubat sesaat.
Pada hari lambaran ini
Ku himpun semua kenangan kedalam setitik embun
Dan kutitiskannya dalam setiap wajah insan
Yang dahulunya musafir di USA1,
Aku pasti teralir nanti sebatang sungai
Yang mengapung kiambang-kiambang yang bertaut semula
Melimpahkan keriangan di Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Maaf Zahir Batin.(Zainal)


Sek Yee and Ah Kat.
(Note: If you do not understand the poem, please contact the Boss)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Year 1971 & 1972 in Anderson School Ipoh.....

Where were you in 1971 /1972? And are you still there Eng Hock??

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Eddy Sings His "Passion" on October 7, 2011

Eng Sin Makes Time with Us on October 2, 2011

We were so pleased Oon Eng Sin found the time to meet some of his old time buddies and 'flames' on October 2, 2011 when he was in town for a personal visit. He is presently based in Melbourne, Australia.
And of course, our happy wanderer Loo Ming Jui was also with us to welcome Eng Sin. Where were you Wan Ahmad Kamal??

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Dies....(1955-2011)

Excerpts from his speech in 2005 at Stanford...........

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Eddy Plays Lead Role in "St. Matthews Passion"

Excerpts from The Star Online News.....

"JOHANN Sebastian Bach’s oratorio masterpiece St Matthew’s Passion, first performed in 1727, stands as a monumental work and was considered the most dramatic large scale work of the composer from the Baroque period."

"Written according to the Gospel of Matthew, St Matthew’s Passion tells of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ through narration and dialogue, arias and chorals. The piece of work contains many important theological thoughts and reflects the solemn, noble and reflective music created to honour God’s love.

Lovers of sacred music will have the opportunity to enjoy St Matthew’s Passion in a concert staged by local sacred music group Yin Qi Music Centre. St Matthew’s Passion will be the finale of the Yin Qi’s Sacred Music Festival 2011, a biannual event that aims to promote awareness and understanding, and raise the profile of sacred music in Malaysia.

St Matthew’s Passion will be a large production comprising a double choir, double orchestra, a ripiena youth (or children) chorus, and as many as 10 soloists. There are 78 songs divided into two parts. The songs will be sung in German, the original language in which they were written, with subtitles in English and Chinese.

The soloists are Solomon Chong as The Evangelist, Eddy Chin as Jesus, James So as Judah, Samuel Lim as Peter, and other soloists namely Cecilia Yap, Anna Koor, Ashley Tan, Stephanie Wong, Choy Jenn Wai and Chin Vun Chieh."
“We are privileged to have guest performers Eddy Chin and Anna Koor. Renowned soloists like Solomon and Eddy carry significant roles in the act, while soprano Cecilia and Mezzo Anna will be singing ‘weighty’ arias. The rest are mainly members of the Yin Qi Choir,” says conductor and Yin Qi music director Elaine Pao.

“The research and studying of the work began more than a year ago and the rehearsals started from the beginning of this year. As we are performing in German, it took a longer time for the choir members to learn the music with its unfamiliar diction and to understand the meaning,” says Pao.

The 55-member Yin Qi choir was established in 1993. They come from different churches of different denominations through auditions. More than half of them have not had any formal musical training.

Eddy Chin, who sings the part of Jesus, is known for his German lieder repertoire and has performed various sacred music works such as Handel’s The Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah (the baritone solos), Mozart’s Coronation Mass and some cantatas for solo voice by Bach.
“It’s the first time I’m singing all the lines of Jesus, and in German,” says the baritone. “The uplifting nature of the music as Bach weaves cleverly and beautifully the story of the final days of Christ on Earth as narrated in the book of St Matthew in the New Testament. It’s a piece of inspiring music for solo and choral singers.

“There’s an Evangelist who narrates the passion of Jesus and introduces Jesus at each stage of the music composed just right by Bach.”
St Matthew’s Passion concert will be held on Oct 7 (8pm) at PJ Luther Centre, 4, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. For enquiries, contact Yin Qi Music Centre (03-7982 1576, 016-337 0997 / yinqi@streamyx.com / www.yinqi.org.my). Tickets are priced at RM65 and RM100.


(For complete Report, please refer to The Star on September 20, 2011)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hari Raya at Rahimah's Open House on Sept. 18, 2011

The Hari Raya gathering at Rahimah’s open house on 18th Sept was a distinctive segregation of drivers (confined to the right side of the veranda of the house) and the bosses comfortably seated on the left side. This was also a gathering of top athletes of ASI 66/67 namely Ramlah, Ah Nya and Rahimah who together with the late Evelyn was ASI’s most formidable 4x100 metres relay team (no kidding you).

The others on the bosses table were Pek Chin (making first appearance in our gatherings), Pek Hooi (HK’s boss), Assunta (Merlyn’s boss), Aishah (Sarkawi’s boss), Datin Norlian (Datuk Azmi’s boss), Ah Kat (my boss) together with Puteri Rashidah and the evergreen Hatiah Annuar (today she wore a very flashy purple dress).

On the other end of the veranda are the drivers….namely me, Hau Kiang, Merlyn, Yeap (Pek Chin’s),Datuk Dr Azmi,(Norlian's), Ahmad Sarkawi (our lead singer),Yow Kam Loong (our golden dragon), and Yew Sen (our server and distributor)….Yew Sen was serving and distributing cookies to the drivers all the time…. we just sat and ate and ate….keep up the good work, Yew Sen.

The mee rebus was just superb (Sarkawi had 3 big servings!!) and the cheesecake plus the coffee (Ah Nya….thanks for ordering the coffee) was really exquisite (but one serving of the cheesecake was really not enough).
Nevertheless, we enjoyed ourselves. Many thanks to you Rahimah and Abdullah…..we look forward to many more………………………..mee rebus, cheesecake, coffee, etc.

Salam,Sek Yee and Ah Kat