Among the best years of my life that I remember is during the school days. I never had a chance of staying in one school for many years and due to the short of time dwelling at one place, I had a problem of recalling much of the memories and even trying to recall my friend's name. But there is only one particular time that I've always remember (which now its getting harder to recalled it due to age factor) that is when I started schooling in St Joseph Miri from 1991 to 1993 (Form 3 to 5).
It all started yesterday when I decided to search on FaceBook and trying so hard to retrieve every last pieces of my memory recalling back all of my friends' name. To be honest, it is quite difficult task. But then, once I found one of them, things are much easier to search thereafter.
WHY 1991 - 1993?
Those years are so significant as in 1991 I sit for SRP (now re-branded as PMR) and in 1993 I sit for SPM. I've just moved out from Limbang in 1991 and at first I was sent to class 3C. If am not mistaken, I sit just next to Tan Keng Hiong. Just 1 week after that, I was directed to transferred to class 3B where I meet up with few of my "best" friends. Catching up with new slang of Miri language is not that hard as previously, from 1989 to 1990 I was in Kuching.
What I like about St Joseph Miri is that, though we are all from different races, our class especially had this really strong knots of friendship. I still remember that our class were so impressive until we almost win every competition in school. Be it drama, be it sports or any kind of activities. Among teachers, our 5C class is branded as the best in terms of co-operation in every activities.
In my class, we have all sorts of races. You name it, we have it. Chinese we have, Indian we have, Malays we have, Semenanjung Malay also we have, Iban we have, Melanau we have and even Singh. Though we have all sorts of different faith, mother-tongue and races, but we are so close to each other and we even fight with our own school teacher as if our class is a Mafia Gang or somethin'. Hahahahah!
Anyway, it has been 16 years that I've lost contact to almost everybody from my class and only yesterday I managed to find some of them on FB. I took the above photo downloaded from my friend's FB and it does cast some good old flash back in my memories. Before I started to forget their names again, I think it is wise to list them down :-
Sitting from left to right
- Noor Azalina
- Cecelia Kueh
- Ivy Yap (heard she in Singapore)
- Florence Kong (heard she is in Miri)
- Donald Eldred (residing in Miri)
- Kok Pei Lin
- Amelia Henry (residing in Miri)
- Suraya Morshidi (last I heard she is in Bintulu)
Standing 2nd row from the left
- Angela Agan (residing in Miri)
- Chia Ya Sing (last met in KL in 2001)
- Christina Laing (teaching in Sri Aman)
- Kok Wan Nyuk
- Teo Siaw Ling
- Wee See Ing
- Yong Nyuk Hiong
- Su Li Na (residing in Miri)
- Liew Ah Jon
- Shanta (residing in Miri)
- Jagwant Kaur
- Jasmine Chong (residing in Miri and married recently)
- Belinda Yong (last I met her in 1994 in KL)
- Raine Junang (residing in Miri)
- Jean Lo
- Chai Siew Mui
- Jasmine Yeo (last met in KL in 1994)
Back row from the left
- Philip Tan (residing in Miri)
- Hamdan Nayan (working in Kuching)
- Ahjaman Rozali
- Tan Gung Menang
- Wong Yi Wen
- Mohammad Farzilla
- Christopher Mok (last met in KL in 1994)
- Me (am in Kuching)
- Eddy Lai (in KL)
- Ian David Brodie (currently in Miri)
- Andy Richard
- Huong Min Hin
- Christopher Tinkai (residing in Miri)
- Jason Heng Domingo (Vancouver, Canada)
- Ahmadi Khan (residing in Kuala Lumpur)
Browsing through my friends FB, they all sound like wanna have a reunion of our class. Most of our classmate now are all over the world, some in Aussie, some in KL, some in Singapore and most of it scattered all over Sarawak. It makes me wonder, how possible will it be to do reunion??
To all of my ex-classmate of 5C St Joseph Miri year 1993, if you are reading this, just remember that all of our classmate do cherish our time during those years and all of them now are eyeing for having our reunion. So guys :-
WHAT SAY YOU ALL?