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tonypun

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 7
August 2, 2008 6:18am

This sports ground used to be all grass, now it is like a concrete jungle. Environmental horribilis! There used to be a line of Tembusu and Flame of the Forest trees lining the road behind this concrete slab. It brought back memories of doing the 220 yards round the field. The penalty was about 1 round per five minutes late. Or maybe it increased geogmetrically. Hey you can't play cricket or rugby in this concrete jungle. ACS old salt
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
August 2, 2008 6:36am

In 1963 I was the cricket captain for Eu Tong Sen House and we managed to play cricket then. I think some of the trees are still there. My pic missed them.
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 3, 2009 6:11pm

Yes, I used to pick up those little red seeds and play with them. It was near the canteen or tuck shop as we called it then. There was similar tree in the near the gym at primary school padang. This concrete area is in front of Brian's office ya?


wah liao Kayes, 1963 you were there already? In 1963, I was still running around half naked! During my time, Horley House used to be tops, it was my house...green with envy foreveryone else. I was one of the 4x100 runners for school (1976 and 1977)
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 3, 2009 6:17pm

...and 1976 vice captain for school football team.........liked school much so that i did form 5 twice, he he
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
March 3, 2009 7:07pm

Those little red seeds are called 'Biji Saga' and I think thats how our Malaysian made car was named Proton Saga.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 4, 2009 9:51am

Hi Joe,


You are right about Proton Saga. See link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton_Saga


Hi Eddie,


What form were you in 1976? I was there from '71 to '77. Just like Kayes, I was in Eu Tong Sen House (Purple). I played badminton for Eu Tong Sen.


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 4, 2009 6:11pm

Hi ACS77


In 1976 I was in Form 5, Horley House 100m runner. and in 1977 I was in Form...ah...still Form 5. No need to elaborate why la. For sure I didnt stayed back because I liked it so much. I was in A2 class. Which class were you in 1976 and do you think we may know each other?
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 5, 2009 7:37am

Hi EWddie,


In 1976, I was in Lower Six Science, B Class. I am one year your senior. The one name that jumps up is Leong Hon Leong in Form 5A1 in your year. He is hte oldest son of Dr Leong (Retired Eye Specialist).
I was in both the Librarian and Prefect Board in 76 & 77. I am pretty sure, we know each other.


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 5, 2009 11:54pm

Now lets see if my memory will serve me this time. Is he the one who lives round the bend, just behind Abdul jalil padang? He went to Melbourne uni (Robotics engineering) I wonder if this is the Leong you are referring to? In your yr, I would know Tan Seng Ooi (my neighbour). I think he became an actuarist. We must know each other, I was also prefect in 1976 and 77 though not in the good books of Brian. Strange world, apparently he objected but principal supported me. I was in principal's good books.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
March 6, 2009 1:39am

hello ACS77/Eddie, was Mrs Liew still in charge of the school library during your time? I loved that library and those of us who lived in Horley Hall would go there to study most nights. I think ACS Ipoh was the first school in the country to have an airconditioned library. Thanks to Mr Teerath Ram's ability to solicit funds from old boys.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 6, 2009 3:57pm

Hi Eddie,


Tan Sen Ooi was in Form 5A2 in '75. Remembered his face. Good singer and was in the Music & Drama Society (MAD). I was in Form 5A1. I believe he used to lived in Housing Trust. My classmate would be Cheah Teng Gin (late), Chong Pee Choy, Chan Kim Pooi.


Hi Kayes,


Yes Mrs Liew was the school library teacher. Very nice lady. I am still in contact with his younger son, Chris Liew, who is based in Orlando.


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 6, 2009 5:25pm

Hi ACS77


Yes,Seng Ooi lived in Housing Trust and I was his back neighbour.


How are things in the States? So many bad econimic news these days. Trust all is well with you.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 6, 2009 11:41pm

Hi Eddie,


If you and I are both in the Prefect Board in '76 & '77, then we should know each other. Do you still have a copy of the Prefect Board photo?
By the way, what are you doing in Australia? As for me, I have been in California, Silicon Valley since '91.


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 7, 2009 12:59am

I was so sure I had the Prefect Board photo in the album but it is not to be. Only class photos there. I am sure it is somewhere around. It is bigger thanclass photos so I must have placed it somewhere else. Sigh.


Ya, I have been in Syd for a few yrs now. My current role is house husband. Not a job to be envied. It is more stressful than any management role I have been in before. No one to direct my instructions, and certainly underpaid.


Any guys in your batch joined SIA in 1977/8?
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
March 7, 2009 7:29am

Hi Eddie,
I celebrated Christmas in Sydney in 2007 and enjoyed myself to the hilt. Darling Harbor and Circular Quay was rocking with festive spirit, and beer & wine flowed like water. The Blue Mountains were really scenic and the Jenolan Caves were captivating. Bondi Beach is such a great place for people-watching! The food is outstanding and I felt the strong Malaysian influence because curry laksa was available in many food courts, even at the airport. My kid and I wanted to scale the Harbor Bridge but wasn't able to do it because of time constraints. Have you attempted that before, and if you have, how was the experience? In fact, I find Sydney very Americanized when compared to Melbourne. However, I did noticed that the cost of living is much higher than the US.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 7, 2009 8:05am

Hi Eddie,


Hang in there. Pick up some hobbies that you have always wanted to do. As for the Prefect Board photo, I need to start looking for it too. You can even post your class photo (I think). Need to check with Kayes.
As for classmates that joined SIA, I remember one of them from Lower Science A, Sie Khai Tuck. He became a pilot for SIA. Were you in the Airline Industry?


ACS77
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
March 7, 2009 8:09am

hello ACS77 & Eddie, email me the class photo/photos and I will post them up here for you Smile
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 7, 2009 4:02pm

Thanks Kayes. I hope you have the photo ACS77. We can then identify ourselves if you can send it to Kayes. I cant find mine but I am sure one day when I go thru the boxes, I will locate it. Things are going into boxes as i am planning to relocated to another suburb in 3 months time.
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 7, 2009 4:06pm

Hi ACS77


Was it See Tuck Kai (not sure of the spelling) but the name rings a bell. I think he did his training in Manila; one batch (3months) my senior. I was there in '78. Got my wings in '79. Now the wings have been clipped; walking like a kiwi bird. sigh...
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 7, 2009 4:13pm

Hi Ken


I have not tried climbing the bridge. Read about it and how the guy came up with the idea and how he persevered to get this project thru. Not sure if I am fit enough, got to lose the additional kgs first.


If you get to go to Watson's bay, try out Doyles restaurant. If you register your details with them, they will offer you a free champangne when it is your birthday. Nice ambience.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 7, 2009 11:06pm

Hi Eddie,


Yes, it was Tuck Kai not Kai Tuck : ) You must have seen a lot of the world flying the SIA fleets. Must be excited. In the 5 years before I came to the US, I was in Technical Sales based in both KL/Singapore. Had to fly almost every week throughout South East Asia. It was fun at first but after awhile it gets to you.


I will try and find the photos and post it on Ipohtalk.


ACS77
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 7, 2009 11:29pm

Hi Eddie,


I just went through my photos. I found only the Librarian's Photos. Will need to dig into more boxes!


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 7, 2009 11:32pm

Hi ACS77


It would be nice to see the photo when you email it to Kayes. We can then identify ourselves by the seating or standing arrangement.


If you have been flying KL-Sin in the early 80s, I could have been one of the pilots flying you, he he. Unfortunately I have not seen much of the world as I stopped flying too early in life. Took a break and went to study and then had a drastic change in life's calling.


Tuck Kai was a nice chap but never socialise too much with his group as his batch was separated, half in Spore and the other half in Manila. There were quite a few ACS guys who got selected in 1978. In fact Perak had a high intake, SMI 1, ACS Ipoh 2 and ACS KAmpar 1. That makes 4 out of 10 Malaysians in my intake. 40% for Perak. SOmehow SIA likes Perak, Penang and Johor.


How often do you travel back to Ipoh?
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
March 7, 2009 11:46pm

Hi Eddie,


My last trip was in 2006. It's getting more difficult since it's hard to move around without a car. Thinking of making a trip in the next 2 years.


4 out of 10 shows that Perak does have quality people. Do you know where Tuck Kai is nowadays?


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
March 8, 2009 12:27am

Hi ACS77


No idea. Have not kept in touch with other batch boys. Most of the guys are separated, even my batch boys are all over the place. Some based in Melbourne,Perth, some Shanghai but mainly in Spore.


I guess he would be in SPore.
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 3, 2009 11:40pm

Found the Prefects Board photo of '77. How do I email it to you? I am hoping to make a trip to Ipoh in the coming week or two. It will be tough on the stomach once I get to Ipoh
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 4, 2009 1:58am

Eddie, I have replied to your PM.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 4, 2009 4:04am

ACS Prefects Board 1977. Pic courtesy of Eddie. I can see Brian Foenander with a moustache and looking very fit to cane the naughty ones Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/prefects.jpg
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 4, 2009 4:56am

I never did notice Brian had love handles. Look carefully and you will see them so gently overflowing from the waist line. He was my history teacher as well as PE master for one year. Needless to say disciplinary master for some of us in his "good" books also got to select from his collection of ratan canes.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 4, 2009 5:42am

In defence of Brian, I must say he had always been in favour of tight clothing so that he could show off his muscular body ..... that was way back in the 60s when he was still single. Married life must have done him good because he then need not eat that stuff dished out by the Horley Hall "chef" as his wife probably cooked. My indifferent attitude towards food is very likely acquired at Horley Hall when my taste buds were completely destroyed Smile


BTW the collection of canes was probably inherited from Lou Moh.
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 4, 2009 10:06pm

Kayes


So those cane collection was from another "master caner"; thats interesting. I wonder who has inherited them now?


ACS77


Where are you seated in the pic?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 4, 2009 11:17pm

Eddie, the Disciplinary Master before Brian Foenander was "MR MOREIRA" or "LOU MOH" ..... much feared words to utter. I was reported to Lou Moh twice and both times I managed to talk myself out of a caning. While in his office, I saw the collection of canes and every one of them looked deadly.
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 5, 2009 12:02am

Kayes, like you I was also in the same office twice(lower secondary) to see Brian. Managed to talk myself (actually, I didnt do the talking, Brian did most of the talking) and got off scotch free. One the other occassion I was given a treat (tasted his kung fu cane). Not that painful la, more scared than pain. But having gone in twice, I would say there is no justice in the system. For a very minor offence, i kena the rotan but for a more major offence, he only advised me. He he. It all boils down to hismood during the time; bad mood the rotan would be out.


I wonder who is the disciplinary master now and whether he has the set of canes?


If there was a vote taken, I wonder who would be voted the most feared DM?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 5, 2009 4:23am

No contest. Most feared would be Lou Moh. I had dreams about him dressed in SS uniform and he reminded me of Himmler of the Third Reich.
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 5, 2009 7:10pm

Kayes


Lol man, I cant imagine it! He must be one real scary bloke back then. Brian was really a nice guy inside, although I was never been on his good books, I thought he was a good DM.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 6, 2009 4:50am

One can actually select the canes? Wow! Just like requesting for our fav. songs! Sorry guys, don't mean it!


The thin ones or thicks ones that are devastating? ........"DON'T ASK!!" ........ Ok2!!


Normally those mischievous ones are fun to be with and they are usually more popular. 'Nerds' are BORING - thousands apologies!! Smile
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 6, 2009 8:15pm

Hi Orange,
I consider myself more of a nerd than a mischievous and fun-loving individual, yet I ran afoul of the law in school. It was not exactly the most memorable experience to deal with the much feared but revered Ung Khek Cheow or 'Uncle', the DM of Anderson School. He struts around the school with cane in hand and the students never had the privilege to pick the type of 'instrument of punishment' for him. For want of a better description, his stern and no nonsense demeanor would always instill a sense of fright on us, and that icy stare sends shivers down our spine. An ordinary offense would merit caning
in front of the class, while more serious infringements would warrant public caning during the Friday assembly in the school hall. Respected as one of the foremost math wizard, he was a man of few words and he is famous for taking swift action to dispense his brand of justice in school. In retrospect, those of us who got into trouble had ourselves to blame. During those belligerent and rebellious teenage years, most of us don't see eye to eye with the school authorities. Anti-establishment feelings were fueling the adrenalin that was rushing through our blood streams and our minds were fixated on deeds that were not always acceptable. In reality, Ung Khek Cheow is a kind person and behind the cold exterior, is a man with a heart of gold.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 8, 2009 12:32pm

Hi Eddie,


I am glad you found the photo. I am the 5th one from the right, 2nd row standing. Where are you?


As for the choice of ratan. The thicker the better. The thin ones rips off your skin ! The thicker ones leaves you more bruises. Take your pick !


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 9, 2009 10:32pm

Hi ACS77


So you are next to Paul Yoon. Hi, I am standing back row, 7th from right. Glad to meet you. Happy Easter to you and all.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 14, 2009 10:10am

Hi Eddie,


Happy belated Easter to you too. Do you recognise any others in the photo and where they are now? I know that Chan Siew Kong (seat 7th from the right) is now in Australia.


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
April 16, 2009 3:22pm

Noidea where they have all gone, spread all over the world is my guess. Have not been in touch with anyone like decades ago. Spoke to Paul Yoon last in 1992.
BudakCina

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 3
April 27, 2009 10:23am

Hi Eddie and Kayes!


I happened to chance upon this forum and couldn't resist joining in and post some comments here!
I have often wondered where have all the Ipoh ACSians gone and finally I have found some here in through the wonders of the internet!
I was also excited to see that you guys remembered me! And mentioned me when someone talked about pilots! Yes I am Tuck Kai and left ACS in 77 to join SIA and it has been 31 years now and I am still in the same job! Amazing!
Yes looking at those pics sure brings back fond memories!
Eddie! I never knew you were a pilot?? With whom and when and why did you leave???
As for me I am now an Instructor pilot flying the A380 and my routes are Sydney, Tokyo and London for now. Times are bad and we have to ride out this downturn before we mount our A380s to more places! Well Paris is coming online in June which is a good sign.
I have often wondered where my classmates in Upper Science A class of 77 have all gone to? And Eddie, I am afraid I couldn't recall if I have met you before in ACS?


BudakCina
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 27, 2009 9:48pm

hello Tuck Kai and welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile Hope to read more of your posts.
choonhooi

Registered: April 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 2
April 27, 2009 11:13pm

Hi, I studied in ACS Ipoh from 1979-1988. After Form 4, I left for overseas studies. Unfortunately, I didnt manage to take down any of my good old friends' contact before I left. After more than 20years I have yet to locate any of them. I stayed in Menglembu during that time, and I used to take the school bus with the whole Menglembu gang. The bus drivers were "Fook Gor" and "Wai Gor". After Form 3, all of us took the town bus instead of the "bas sekolah". Usually most of us took the "red-bus", bcos only the "red-bus" entered the Kledang Hill area, and I still remember there was always a plump lady who checked our bus ticket as most of us under-pay the bus fare.


Just wondering if any of the guys here was part of the gang? Some of good old buddies' name that i can remember are: Loh Beng Yin, Wong Chee Wai, Ah Meng...


It would be great if i could meet some of you up. If you are one of them, do get in tough.


CH Ng (used to be called Ah Hoong, during that time)
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 28, 2009 2:56am

hello choonhooi & welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile Hope to read more posts from you.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 28, 2009 11:10am

Hi Tuck Kai / BudakCina,


Welcome to Ipoh Talk. I was a school mate of yours in Upper Science B in 1977, together with Yin Yoong, Yik Siew. You were in the same class as Yim Khai Lam, Chan King Pooi, etc.
So where are you based out of now? Singapore? Once I was on a SIA flight in the mid '90s going back to Malaysia from US, I was invited to the cockpit and upon talking to the captain, he asked me if I know any pilots. I mentioned your name and to our surprise you were his captain before ! Anyway, hope we can stay in touch. I am currently residing in Northern California.


ACS77
BudakCina

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 3
April 28, 2009 6:55pm

Hey ACS77
If I remember correctly you are Thong Beng right? Good to hear from you! Cool, we can communicate through my email. (budak_cina@hotmail.com)
Yes I am base here in Singapore.


BudakCina
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 28, 2009 10:35pm

There was another ACS old boy who joined SIA. Not as a pilot but on the "marketing" side and he rose to quite a high position, I recall. His name is Stanley Kuppusamy and he was in Form 6 in 1964. Does the name ring any bells? I also recall that Stanley loved the satay at Kong Heng each time we ate there Smile
BudakCina

Registered: April 2009
Posts: 3
April 28, 2009 10:51pm

Yes, Stanley K is VP International Relations in SQ...
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 28, 2009 11:13pm

hi and thanks for telling me about Stanley. We stayed in Horley Hall together for a couple of years. Now that I know he has still not retired, I will surprise him one day Smile
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 29, 2009 3:38pm

Hi BudakCina,


You do have a good memory. Did you stay in contact with any of your Six Form classmates. Recently, Jin Hong, from my class in Form Six came with his family to visit me during Chinese New Year. Had a great time.


ACS77


ACS77
eddie

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 85
May 3, 2009 10:07pm

Howdy Budak cina


Hardly met you as u were trained in Manila and I in Singas.If I am not mistaken, you were in the same batch as Jack Lim, he was based in Singas and the other half went to with you. I was in the same group as Thong and Wong WC. Thong is also ex ACS and Wong ex SMI. Ipoh kakis were just 3 of us in the same batch. Good to know you are still flying. Some of my batch boys are not as busy I gather. Nice to have finally connected with you. happy flying.
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
July 14, 2009 12:47am

Hi Budak cina, ACS77, kayes and all,


I'm new here in this ITF. Glad at last I found this ITF. I've been searching all this time to get in contact with all my friends. As an introduction, I was in Form 5 Arts A (or 5A1) in 1975. I'm a lifeguard and a senior scout. I left Ipoh in 1976 and been to several states (not countries) all this while. Now I am at KLIA. It's been a long time I left school. Talking about Mr BF, suddenly I can recall the sound and the pain from his cane. At that time public caning is a common punishment in school. To those (including me) who got it I'm sure dare not tell our parents. I'm glad that I got it once and it taught me a lot about behaving and discipline. OK see you all next cooment.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
July 14, 2009 4:18am

hello leman5A1 & welcome to Ipoh Talk. Actually, imho, Brian Foenander was more bark than bite. His predecessor, Mr Moreira (I think no one ever got to know him on a first name basis and so we all don't know his first name) was the much feared one.
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
July 15, 2009 1:25am

Hi kayes,


i have found some pic. How do i share it in ITF?


Eddie,


Correct me if i'm wrong, is the guy sitting next to BF his name is Megat Ikmal and the one standing at the last row no 10 from left is Fadzil (from Tg Rambutan)?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
July 15, 2009 1:42am

hello leman. email me the pics and I will put them up.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
July 16, 2009 12:43pm

Hi leman5A1,


I do not think that the guy sitting next to BF is Megat Ikmal. I was in the same class with him in Form One, but the name does not sound right ! Hopefully, I get to see your photographs and have an idea who you are !


ACS77
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
July 16, 2009 5:35pm

Hi ACS77


Glad to get to know you. I've sent 6 pics to kayes. Hope it will bring back some memories to you. If I'm not mistaken Megat Ikmal has a brother named Megat Hisham.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
July 16, 2009 11:05pm

hi leman, I have not received any email from you attaching the pics. Which email addy did you send them to? Can you resend to either kayes777@gmail.com
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
July 17, 2009 6:10am

ACS77,


Does these names sounds familiar to you, Swee Keong, Rahman, Selva, Jauhari, Unni Krishnan, Thye Cheong, Jarnall Singh, Ng Phat Meng, Kok Khoon, S.Jaya, Wai Kheong, Mazarihan, David, Fadzil. These are names found behind the 5Arts A Pic signed as autograph.There are other signatures which i can't read their names.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
July 17, 2009 3:35pm

Hi leman5A1,


Only the name Wai Kheong sounds familiar. If I see the photo, I will have a better idea.


ACS77
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
July 19, 2009 11:03pm

Here are two photos sent to me by leman.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/leman20.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/leman21.jpg
Unni

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 7
October 5, 2009 12:14am

Hey Leman, ACS77 and everyone,


Unni Krishnan here. Form 5A1 in 1975. Horley Hall 1971-75. In the class photo from Leman, I'm standing 3rd from right, 3rd row. Leman, what are you doing in KLIA? I am in Subang Jaya.


Others I recognise are:


Ling Hua See 4th from left, sitting
Megat 5th from left, sitting
Lee (?) Kok Khoon, 4th from right, sitting
Phat Meng, 6th from right, sitting
David (?), 1st from left standing 2nd row
Selvakrishnan (?), 2nd right, standing 2nd row
Chee Seong, 3rd right, standing 2nd row (heard he passed away but not confirmed)
Au Soo Meng, 5th from left 3rd row
Liew Mei Fah, 5th from left back row
Gnana, 2nd from left back row


The Singh (6th from left, 2nd row)....man, his name is on the tip of my old brain but does not want to come to the tongue! Half the time he and Chee Seong were asleep in class! Also, the other Singh, 8th from left, 2nd row....


As for the others, the faces are familiar but their names have unfortunately slipped from memory.


Say, anyone know wher Miss Goh (form teacher)is now? Would be nice to track her down and see how many of us idiots she remembers!!
Unni

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 7
October 5, 2009 12:18am

Any of the friends from 5A1 (1975) wants to email me, please feel free : actech@cheerful.com
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
October 13, 2009 11:39pm

Hi everybody, Hi Unni, Sulaiman here (glad you reply). I've never been in contact with our classmate & schoolmates since i left school in 1975. That's why i can't remember their names. For your information i'm with the Customs now at LCCT. Every weekend I will send my son to his hostel at Sunway College. Hope to meet you somewhere in Subang someday later. My email : leman3490@yahoo.com. I hope you don't mind we continue our talks here so as to be shared with others. Who knows maybe our friends might join us later on. You agree Kayes? By the way how are ACS77?
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
October 13, 2009 11:42pm

Sorry, amendment. By the way where is ACS77?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
October 14, 2009 4:51am

Yes, please feel free to use this board to reminisce so that others can share those beautiful memories Smile
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
October 14, 2009 10:41am

Hi leman,


I have been busy at work, here in the Silicon Valley in San Jose, USA. Need to wrap up some work so that my family and I can go on our vacation next month. we are going to Disney World, follow by a Cruise to the Caribbean. Glad to see more and more ACS Old Boys joining Ipoh Talk. Kayes, guess we can form a branch of ACS Old Boys (& Girls) Association !


ACS77
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 14, 2009 7:30pm

Hi Sam,
Glad to hear that you are going on a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean. I did that some years back and it was a very enjoyable experience. True to the Disney tradition, everything was well-planned to the last minute detail. The fine dining at the three different theme restaurants was superb and we were seated with the same guests every night so that we can get to know each other well enough to initiate some meaningful conversation. We were also served by the same servers and they became very familiar with our preference in food and beverage. If you like your food, don't hesitate to ask for a second helping. They will never say no to your request. Watch out for surprise announcements about late night parties in the decks, it's a lot of fun. A side trip to Paradise Island is also a worthwhile experience because the Atlantis Resort is supposed to be the best in the Caribbean. If challenging rides is your cup of tea, the Tower of Terror in Disney-MGM Studios is a must. The Broadway-style musicals are very entertaining and don't forget to have your kids pose for photos with their favorite Disney characters. Hope you can enjoy some quality time with the family.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
October 15, 2009 7:56am

Hi Ken,


Actually we are going on a Royal Caribbean Cruise, Freedom of the Sea. We wanted to check out the facilities on a big ship especially for our son who will be 8 years old then. We will celebrate his birth in Disney World and follow by our Anniversary on the Cruise. After the cruise, we will spend Thanksgiving with friends in Miami before we head back to not so Sunny California Smile Will keep you posted on the trip.


ACS77
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
October 15, 2009 9:08pm

Hi Sam,
Royal Caribbean is a also a very established name in the cruise business and as with most cruise lines, there is far too much food to go around. Needless to say, we all gain weight after the trip. Long ago, Disney operates its Caribbean Cruise with the trademark 'big red boat' which are not full-size ships. Since 1999 Disney has launched two new ocean liners and each of these two full-size ships weigh a total of 83,000 gross registered tons. The Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, has the capacity to accommodate more than 2,400 passengers and in reality, they are more like floating resorts. We were on the Disney Magic and the facilities were top-notch in every way. The recession has affected passenger traffic and there are many good deals available in the Alaskan and Hawaiian routes too. A friend of mine has just left for Hawaii on Princess Cruise Lines and it costs him about 50% less than the normal going rate. The deal even comes with a free cabin upgrade with some basic on-shore excursions were thrown in as a bait to entice would-be travelers.
Unni

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 7
October 21, 2009 10:42pm

Hi Leman, no problem about talking here, my friend. I have been in touch with Hua See and Mei Fah after the school reunion dinner in 2008 but not anyone else. I have been trying to Google to see if any of the classmates pop-up but not so successful so far. I can't remember but were you in Horley Hall?


It would be great to meet up with you when you are in Subang.
leman5A1 1975

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 7
October 22, 2009 12:02am

No, I was not in Horley Hall, but I was in Horley House (Blue). Yes I remember Hua See and Mei Fah by looking at the picture.


To add some names -
Ngoi Eng Heng 1st left second row
Mahfudz 1st left back row.


May I know who organise the school reunion?


ACS77, did this picture help you remember us? You did mention you were in Form 5A1 in 1975. Where are you, Cheah Teng Gin (Late), Chong pee Choy and Chan Kim pooi in the pic? Have a happy vacation.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
October 22, 2009 8:09am

Hi leman,


Yes, I was in Form 5 Sc A1 in 1975. I do remember a few faces in your class because they were my class mates in Form One or had interacted in some clubs or society at school. As for the Prefects Board (1977) picture posted on April 4, 2009, the late Cheah Teng Gin -2nd row 5th from the left, Chong Pee Choy - front row, between Subramaniam and Mrs Wong, Chan King Pooi - front row, between Brian F and Subramaniam. As for me, I am the 5th on the right in 2nd row.
By the way, Horley House as I remember was Green Colour. I was in Eu Tong Sen and it was Purple Colour. Oldham was Red, Aziz was Yellow, Blue was for ??? I forgot the name. Do you remember?


ACS77
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
October 22, 2009 8:16am

ACS77, I was also in Eu Tong Sen House and I played cricket for the house. Never made it to the school team though.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
October 23, 2009 8:14am

Hi Kayes,


Nice to know we belong to the same ETS House. Cricket was not popular during our time in school. Badminton was the major attraction, especially with the new Teerath Ram Hall being build then. As for the name of Blue House, it is Tagore.
If you check ACS on wikipedia, it gives the wrong information, Tagore and ETS's colours were switched Sad


ACS77
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
October 23, 2009 8:36am

The captain of the school cricket team during my time was Yee Yoke San. I think he became a pilot with RMAF. Another chap in the school cricket team was Dato Cecil Abraham, a renown lawyer now.
Unni

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 7
October 24, 2009 1:25am

Leman, the reunion dinner is organised by the ACS Alumni. Sometimes it is stated in the newspapers e.g. The Star. You can try and contact the Alumni office and ask when the next dinner is.


I was in Horley House too. My claim to fame was finishing the school marathon for the house in 1973 or 1974..........can't remember what position I finished...certainly not anywhere in the top range but I have a great pic of me reaching the finish line somewhere!
ziggy

Registered: January 2011
Posts: 4
January 28, 2011 11:56am

What is really interesting is I believe I was also in the lifeguard picture of 75.
But some how I cant locate myself! I cant remember how I look like in my younger days! LOL
The first row from right to left...the 4th person name is Lon chee fook (I think)
The seven spot last name I believe was NG. He was a very good swimmer.
I remembered paul yoon attended University in Canada. The last I heard, Hon Yin Lee (Patrick) The brother of Lee Wai Yin. now works for Thales Rail Signalling System in Toronto Canada.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
January 28, 2011 2:35pm

Hi Ziggy,
The 7th person from right to left (front row) is Ng Kok Keong. He was my classmate. He is indeed a very good swimmer.
Do you know where is Paul Yoon now? Where are you based? I am in Silicon Valley, in California. I am planning to have a reunion with some of my classmates in 2 weeks in Ipoh.


ACS77
ziggy

Registered: January 2011
Posts: 4
January 29, 2011 5:44am

AC77
I have no idea where paul yoon is now. Truth is I never kept touch with anyone after I left ACS after form 5 (and I believe is was in 1976). I never did leave a legacy for anyone to remember me in ACS.


Unfortunately, re-unions in Ipoh is not an option for me as I am and has been located in Canada the past 34 years.
I have a feeling that we may also know each other...may be by name.
Ng Kok Keong may even remember me as I was one of the lifeguard at school and we played waterpolo and swim (both at school and KSC).
We can exchange private information via emails. at sl2003@mail2world.com
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
January 29, 2011 10:42pm

Hi Ziggy,


If you read the post on April 8th 2009 above, you will get my name and picture of me in the Prefect's Board of 1975.


ACS77
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
January 30, 2011 3:04pm

hello Ziggy, you mentioned Lee Wai Yin. I had a classmate in Form 5 (1962) with that name and I remember he joined ACS Ipoh from ACS Kampar. After school he graduated as a pharmacist and joined Glaxo. I wonder whether it is the same person. Anyone knows where Wai Yin is now?
ziggy

Registered: January 2011
Posts: 4
January 30, 2011 7:28pm

Kayes:
The wai Yin I talked about were in the 70s.
ziggy

Registered: January 2011
Posts: 4
January 31, 2011 12:09pm

What I failed to mention was I was in the ETS house.
Now I remember you..AC77. NO wonder the name sounds so familiar!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
July 19, 2011 7:58pm

For Sam (ACS77)


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/gopenwin.jpg
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
July 20, 2011 7:53am

Thanks Kayes,


Appreciate your help.


Sam



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