Sunday, November 13, 2011

Watching you eat...............

The ACS TuckShop Prefects. Mr. Yeoh Eng Soon led the team to make sure the students eat graciously.  Spitting was not allowed.  Loud talking was prohibited (very good training to keep restaurants less noisy).  Running was not allowed while eating to prevent choking.  Students were ordered to return the cups and plates back to the various food stalls after eating.

So you see, all of us have very good table manners now. 

Mr. Yeoh Eng Soon was the Senior Assistant.  I last met him many years ago at a petrol station and I heard he had gone back to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.  I remembered him as a kind teacher.  He showed me how to wear the special sash which you see in the photo.  I was estatic to be a TuckShop Prefect!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

The ACS Grand Prix - 1975

Zooom. It's the ACS Grand Prix! This is a charity project organised by: Leong Oon Keong, Chen Tet Ngian, Khor Chin Guan, Chen Set Ngian, Timothy Liew, Julian, Lee Hock Hin, Lee Hock Soon and Cheah Teng Gin. The profit was $100.00 and was given to the Benefit Society.  It was a lot of money then when a bowl of mee just cost 50 cents. I am not sure whether our currency then was called the ringgit yet.

Here you can see Mr. Ng Chee Pin (Science), Mr. Mak Kim Yeng (Art, English), Ms Ong Su Ming (English literature), ?, Mrs. Liew Nyuk Choong, Mr. Justice Havelock having great fun driving the model cars. This Scalextric Racing Circuit was set up by the organisers.  We had to borrow very many racing tracks from several school mates to create a really long 4 lane racing circuit which occupied the Science Laboratory.

Mr. Ng is still lecturing in a private college in KL.  You will be able to meet him in Kok Thai Restaurant during Chinese New Year. 

Ms. Ong is in Ipoh and is the President of KAMI (Kinta Alliance for the Mentally Ill).  She is well remembered for her lessons in Macbeth. 

Mr. Mak had a stroke and passed away some years back.  I meet Mrs. Mak (Doong Lay Huong) in the Canning Garden Methodist Church every Sunday.

Mrs. Liew is still going strong.  She is well remembered for teaching us how to find books in the library using the Dewey Decimal system.  She is in my small church group.  Her husband, Mr. Liew is a pharmacist whom I remembered dispensing medicine in George Town Dispensary and later Himalaya Pharmacy, both favourite haunts of my father.

Mr. Justice Havelock taught me wood crafting. I love wood working and I am still dreaming to make my own dining set one of these days so I can invite you all for dinner.  Mr. Havelock is now residing in Australia.

Standard 4

Standard 4 and the class teacher was Mrs. Cheah May Lian.  I am not sure whether her name is spelt correctly.  I need to find her son Mr. Cheah Tong Kim to confirm.  I cannot remember much about what she taught in class but I certainly remembered her coming to my parents house to watch TV.  She stayed opposite our house and I was told that her husband was killed by the Japanese.  

TV sets were a rarity then.  Ours was a Grundig.... and we would not have heard about Sony, Samsung or LG.  It was a black and white TV about 38 inch.  There were two fold able wooden doors which were used to cover the screen when the TV was not in use.  And the antennae would sit on top of the set.

It was the Olympic season then and Mrs. Cheah would come over to watch her son swim in the world event.  Mr. Cheah Tong Kim was an Olympic Swimmer representing Malaysia.  I am not sure whether he got the gold medal but he was really hunky, someone with that enviable V shaped body. 

Mr. Cheah is currently a very active Toast Master member.  I see him often in church.  He was the Master of Ceremony during my wedding day.  Thank you Tong Kim.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Good frenz and good food at dELICIOUS Bangsar 7 November 2012.

For those can make it to Rock Garden, Robson Height on Sun18 December evening, see you there ya.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chik Kaw is back

Tan Chik Kaw the pharmacist from UK is back in Ipoh for a short family visit.  Great to see him again.  Amongst us he is the top contender for the "balding head" competition. 

We just learnt that Yau Sook Fun is the grand daughter of Yau Tet Shin, the person who built the Yau Tet Shin Market in Ipoh.  He was also responsible for bringing Ipoh town across the Kinta River to become the Ipoh New Town.

We were at Old Town White Coffee shop (opposite Ipoh Padang) at 4.00 pm.  Others present were Victor Chan Kok Meng, Chan Nyat Keong, Leong Oon Keong and Chan Sum Mee.

Great meeting.  The next will be ........ soon.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Standard Three Class Photo

This is the earliest class group photo that I can find from my albums. Oh dear my memory is fading.  I can only remember Mrs. Chai Ah Chee whose husband was the accounts clerk in ACS secondary.  Someone please help identify the other 4 teachers.

Ah, I see some familiar faces.  Starting from the left the squatting row: Chan Sum Mee, ?, ?, Wong Yew Thye, ? Kok Fook Loy, ?

Seated: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Tan Chik Kaw, ................. ?, Yeow Yew Yuen, ?, Lee Kuan Wah,?, Lau Fei Chew

Standing 1st Row: ? Chan Wan Hon, ? , Lim Soon Aun, ?, Chin Tuck Seng, Chan Nyat Keong..............Wong Leong Yan, ?, Chuah Choong Chee, ?, ?, Paul Teh Teik Heng.

Standing Last Row: Lee Keng Loong, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?Wong Chee Kai, ?, ? Selvarajah, Chung Kek Yoong, Leong Oon Keong, ?, Yau Ngan Sing, Kwoon Wai Hoong, ?, ?, ?, ?

Paul TehTeik Heng was a good friend. He was the son of Datuk Teh Siew Eng a close family friend.  I remembered playing with him in the school field and on the 3 tiered high wooden benches. And guess what I did?  I pushed him down and he broke his arm!!  He probably had a green stick fracture which required an arm sling for several weeks.  What did I get for punishment? 

This is a quick drawing of the wooden bench. Behind the giant Tembusu trees and the fence surrounding the hockey field.  Behind is the ACS church.  Remember??

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perak Kaying Association 111th Anniversary Celebration

This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversay of the Wuchang Uprising which led to the founding of the Republic of China.  The Perak Kaying Association was founded 11 years earlier.  The 111th Anniversary Celebration of the Association was held at the New She  Lai Ton Restaurant in Ipoh on 1/11/2011 (a very auspicious day with 8 ones).  The food was good and the entertainment was great.  There were about 500 people.

The 3 new "Lions" donated to the Perak Kaying Association.  They will be employed during Chinese New Year and other celebrations.

The Choir of the Association.  Singing practices are held in the Perak Kaying Association building weekly.  Famous for their Hakka folk songs.

The President Dato Hew Choy Kon in his speech reminded the guests about the contributions of the Hakka community towards the development of Perak. 

The Perak Kaying Association is located at 114, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.  Tel: 2544052.