Monday, July 16, 2007

Kajang High School - Class 77 Reunion

On 7-7-2007, 7.00pm at Prescott Inn, Kajang. About 100 of us gathered together after leaving Kajang High School 30 years ago. Many of us have not seen or met each other for the past 20 to 30 years. How many of us have change, gray hair, bigger face (receding hair line), big belly, heavier and what a laugh as we tried to recall their names.

In pursuit of better life each one of us went our ways discovering bit by bit about ourselves through new experiences. Some went to further their studies, some joined the work force and others venture into business. After 30 years leaving school most of us agreed that the 5 years we spent in secondary school KHS was the most memorable one. It is here the formation of our characters starts to take place forming the foundation and traits of our behavior that will give the uniqueness of each and everyone of us. The teenage years were the discovery years and the belief that we could do no wrong was a myth. Teachers played such an important role with them not realizing it but they played their part of a part time guardian teaching us, guiding us and punishing us when we break the rules. Teachers of those years are unique lots as we come to realize their commitment as a teacher. Teachers then was more focused without the interference and the stresses of todays' lifestyles.

As the emcee, Hock Hai congratulates each and everyone of us for being present in this memorable occasion. Then he proceeded to thank the teachers who were present and the Class of 77 gave a standing ovation and applause in appreciation to the teachers. The Headmaster Encik Mohammad Sani gave a speech, still as witty and humorous and yet commanding showing a glimpse of his past. Teachers that were present were Mr. Hong Foo Wah, Mr. Yong Bang Kuang, Mr. Chin Ket Poh, Mrs. Ong, Mr. Siwnan, Mr. C. Pelly, Mr. Jeyaratnam and Mrs. Sim. Later after dinner, all were treated to a slide presentation showing the past and present. Everyone was attentive as we went down memory lane and some shed a tear or two. As with each passing slide it dawn on us that those memories became clearer and it was a connection that all of us shared.

We took class photos but not all from the past were present and so we join classes for the photo shoot. Later, we had "down memory lane" sharing, Steven Hiew Ming Foong was the first to share his most memorable experienced when how he bit the finger of Mr. Siwnan and finally "apologize" now and a gesture by putting a plaster around Mr. Siwnan's finger. Another was Ragavan who was appointed by Mr. Jeyaratnam to be the class monitor. Ragavan after two weeks requested to resign from his post because he was bullied by the class. Ragavan continued after Mr. Jeyaratnam ticked off the class. Another class mate Heng Ken Ng share the many times he was being slapped ever since primary school till secondary school and he complained that it was a bad experienced. Everyone laughed and had very good feelings from hearing these personal sharing as we began to understand what a bunch we were during those school carefree days.

Finally in closing we requested that we meet again in 2017 and immediately the teachers requested an earlier date (obvious reason "age") and everyone burst out laughing and the committee jokingly promised transportation will be provided. In 10 years time we will be 57 and the teachers will be in the 70's to 80's, how time flies when old friends meet. To those who were not present please leave us a note or your contact here so that Tony Choo and Hock Hai can update the Class of 77 database.




KHS

To view photo gallery click on the photo above

10 comments:

katztales said...

How about a Then and Now piece on the class swot, the class nerd, the class jock etc? Interesting to see how people change!

Flipper said...

Thanks for your suggestion, I have just included a photo gallery for new photos. Will wait for those old boys and girls to send me their latest updates and photos.

Ir. Amir Hisham Abd Rahim said...

Dear YK

I was from Hill Street School 2. My primary schoolmate include, as those
in your form 2 photo at KHS is, Salim Sulaiman.

I think you are from Hill Street 1, so maybe we've never met before.

I wish to thank you for your BLOG as I've been searching high and low
for an old Kajang Town photo of the roundabout and Bazaar. Thanks again
and keep up the good work.

Best Regards

Ir. Amir Hisham Abd Rahim

hishamar@proton.com

Anonymous said...

hi flipper,
it was good to see some familiar faces at the class of 77 reunion. i know tony choo as i am still in contact with his sister cindy. it is amazing to see how our school teacher has matured over the years. i can still recognise our headmaster Mr. Sani, Mr. Pelly, Mr. Jeyaratnem and Mr. Chua.
i did visit the old alma mater when i was home on cny from melbourne and the old assembly ground looked so much better than the ugly asphalt. thank very much for the monochrome photos, flipper. they really have the kind of whimsical effect on my memory about my school days.
enji

Flipper said...

Dear enji,

How about sending your latest photo with your email and/or contact no. so that classmates of yours can contact you.
ykkclow@gmail.com

boonkeat said...

I was class of 1959 and recently Mohan Sigh my classmate suggested a get together for our class mates in 2009 our 50th anniversary! I think it is a tremendous idea.If you know any class of 1959 please ask them to contact me at: boonkeat@ozemail.com.au or PO Box 1907, West Perth WA6872, Australia Tel: 618-93887818
Warmest Regards,
Ng Boon Keat

Flipper said...

Dear Boon Keat

As per your email, your request for Mr. Yong Bang Kuang contact are as follows

Mobile Phone 016-2833829
Add: No. 52, Jalan Desa Serdang 20,
Desa Serdang, 43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor

call him and he will be pleasantly surprised.
rgds

Anonymous said...

More and more Kajang High School Old Boys is joining the facebook and we hope to see more KHS Old Boys joining us. Do search for tonychoo@gmail.com on Facebook and you will see many of Class 77 and 76 Old Boys.

Anonymous said...

Flipper,

Maybe you could have a link with all the contact for KHS boys & girls and believe this contacts can grow. If everyone can register with your website that would be similar to facebook, we can have a one stop contacts for all Kajang High School.

Flipper said...

Tony and all KHS boys & girls, pls send your photos, contacts & email to me at ykkclow@gmail.com. I will probably set up an area where everyone can view and probably contact each other. For starters Tony can you send me all available contacts to my email and any photos available.