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kayes

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July 18, 2008 4:03am

I spent a number of years at this school :-) My favourite teacher was "Lou Moh".
tonypun

Registered: August 2008
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August 2, 2008 6:03am

The left building(upstairs) were Form VI boys & girls. Downstairs and front was the liar of Mr Moriera ("Low Moe" he kept about 4 different canes). The little house below the connecting walkway was the room of the lady teachers. It was quite embarrasing to be invited to stand next to the cage wire as a punishment. The school bookstore (only airconditioned room) is before the ladies room. ACS oldsalt
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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August 2, 2008 6:14am

Hi Tony, you must be much my senior but Lou Moh was still the Disciplinary Master when I was there. Was called by him twice to that room downstairs. Both times I managed to talk myself out of possible canings. When I was there the school library was already airconditioned and Mrs Liew was the teacher in charge of the library. Teerath Ram was the Principal and his wife, Mrs Ram taught me English in Form 6. Yee Sze Onn was my Geography teacher. Rev Butler White ran the church while Brian Foenander terrorised Horley Hall Smile
tonypun

Registered: August 2008
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August 2, 2008 6:40am

Dear Kayes - looks like we have something in common. I am a proud owner of at least 3 pages in LM. Mrs Ram taught me English literature (Shakespeare) Form I and Yee Sze Onn was my class teacher in Form V. Quah Kuan Teik was an old geography teacher and we use to make him cry during our excursions to Penang, Pangkor Island and Emerald Island. I hope they would have preserved his Honda motorbike for prosterity. Ng Ah Fook was a crazy soccer fan and he use to tell tales about his trip to KL to watch the soccer. Mrs Ng was the canteen supervisor and you don't want to upset her! ACS old salt
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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August 2, 2008 7:02am

About Mrs Ram .... she taught me Shakespeare's Macbeth and also Keats. Loved both and for the HSC, I did well only in English and GP, which she also taught. Didn't do well in Geography as I never liked Sze Onn. I have another website called Taiping Talk and through that website I met her brothers, Thomas Santsingh (who taught for many years at SGI in Taiping) and also Gurmukh Singh, who is a retired doctor in KL. I bump into her son, Romesh now and then.
kayes

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August 2, 2008 7:50am

Here's a pic sent to me by TonyPun who wrote, "Would you consider posting the enclosed photograph. It should attract some comments. The class teacher was Mr Ng York Hing. The background is the railway line and cemetery".


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics/tonypun.jpg


I wonder whether Ng York Hing is related to Ipoh lawyer, Ng Yoke Woon. They look alike Smile
tonypun

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 7
August 3, 2008 2:40am

Now to name a few people in the photograph that I could recall. back row: Wong Peng Yan (George); Chin Yin Keong (Mrs Chin's son drives a Ford Consul AA5522); 2nd row: Mok? (L1), Yee Voon Chee (Prof of Medicine in S'pore L8 - I found this out googling his name) Oh Hock Ping (L9-class monitor); Chin Kim Chen (R3); Ah Fatt (R1); front row Lau Kok Loon (L7); Chin Lee Tai (L8), Lee Hon Leong? (R1); There was Tripti Kumar, Vijian, Pritam Singh, Harjit Singh but I couldn't remember their faces. The Ng family is well known, the other brothers are Mr Ng Park Hing (my Std V class teacher who handled the cane well) and a Dr Ng who was a Board Member. I hope some of my class mates can see this photograph and start commenting. Front L5 - I remember him as a great fighter despite his size. I was next to Ah Fatt in middle row (R2). ACS old salt
kayes

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August 3, 2008 3:09am

The name "Ng Park Hing" (Ng Pak Heng?) rings a bell. I knew of a person by that name who, after retirement, wanted to take up law and he joined the legal firm of Cheang Lee & Ong in Hale Street to read law under the "indenture system". Wonder whether he made it. This was in 1971.
al22

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September 29, 2010 4:21am

How do I upload my old photos? 1958 Std 1 upwards till form 5
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 29, 2010 7:46am

hi al22, email them to me Smile kayes777@gmail.com. each pic should not exceed 800 pixels in width.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
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October 2, 2010 2:04am

Hi al22
Looking forward to seeing your class photos. Wow, amazing you have pics of all your school years.
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 2, 2010 2:31am

1958 Std 1A from al22 Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/class1958.jpg
al22

Registered: September 2010
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October 2, 2010 7:31am

Anyone knows what happened to the boy seated front left in "pajamas". He had some sort of skin/ ageing disease. Never saw him after 1959.
al22

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October 2, 2010 7:50am

Hi Tony Pun,


I remember/recognise Ng Yok Hing - I think he taught us maths.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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October 10, 2010 9:14pm

More class photos from al22.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/classstd3.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/classstd4.jpg
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 11, 2010 12:48am

Hi al22
Thanks for your pics. Interesting to see what our teachers used to wear in those days. There is now quite a strict dress code that teachers have to follow.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 11, 2010 5:54am

Those teachers' clothes still look good and fashionable after so many years - more than half a century. Always believe baju kurung/baju kebaya, cheongsam, sari and good classic cut western clothes with basic but not gaudy colours will remain chic and lovely for a long time.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 20, 2011 1:07am

@ Kayes..am new to this forum ... Ng Yok Hing was my late father and Ng Pak Hing my late uncle. The former was a doctor and the Chair of the Board of Governors of ACS for many years and the latter a Normal Trained school teacher who retired and unsuccessfully studied law in Lincoln's Inn. The pic of the bespectacled teacher above is neither! There were 9 sons and a daughter in the Ng family of that generation. There is no relationship to the lawyer mentioned. The whole family has left Bolehland. Only my mum lives in Ipoh. Another widowed aunt (husband, the late Mr Ng Cheuk Hing, Surgeon) Hope this helps! Regards L-F Ng
kayes

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April 20, 2011 8:11am

hello lfng and welcome to Ipoh Talk Smile Thanks very much for the info to clarify things. I knew Ng Pak Hing when he was "attached" to Cheang Lee & Ong where I worked in the early 70s. Pak Hing was always a gentleman. The combative nature of law would not have suited him. Incidentally is your family also related to the "Ban Hoe Seng people", the Honda guys in Ipoh. I knew Ignatius Chew having bought several Honda cars from him. I can also remember the name Chew Choon Hock.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 20, 2011 3:34pm

@ kayes. Thanks. No, we are unrelated to the Ban Hoe Seng group. We were a poor humble family which made good through hard honest work, nurtured by our beloved school and the church then. Since, it has also evolved with both school and church becoming perverted...nuff said!


Most of us have left the country and change our citizenshipships. I am on of the few who remained a Malaysian as I have some hope that the present rot will soon be toppled! Was in Ipoh last week to visit mum...even the kway teow soup in Leech St costs a whopping RM4 per bowl...when I was a teenager, it was under a ringgit! Alas we all complain and do not appreciate we have food and shelter - even as diaspora...but, alas I hope more and more people will realise how the country is being raped by a select group of thugs and hopefully push for change....sorry for the rant...let's communicate privately via email! Cheers
kayes

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April 20, 2011 4:41pm

hi lfng, thanks again for the clarification. I just don't know what made me think you are related to the Ban Hoe Seng people. Maybe it was something that Pak Hing said to me. Despite inflation, Ipoh is still a cheap place to live in. And you are right, politics are best kept away from my boards Smile
Ken Chan

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Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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April 20, 2011 5:26pm

The late Dr. Ng Yok Hing was our family doctor for many years. His clinic was located along Anderson Road, adjacent to what was then known as Princess Hotel. I remember him as a well-liked and soft=spoken man who never talked down to patients like so many other doctors. As a child, I was often stricken with inflamed tonsils and my parents would send me to his clinic for treatment. His kind face and soothing voice still resonated vividly in my memory.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
April 20, 2011 8:54pm

Hi lfng, your father Dr Ng Yok Hing was a much respected figure in Ipoh.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 21, 2011 3:09am

@ Ken, The clinic is still there and unoccupied. In the early 1990s, I practised there for several months to "test the waters" as a medical oncologist (specialist cancer physician). I did not stay as there were no good supportive facilities in Ipoh and moved down to KL for the next 7 years. ....before I joined the diaspora


Several weeks ago a doctor colleague of mine was discussing setting up a charitable clinic and I suggested to mum that maybe she could release it to be the "Dr Ng Yok Hing Memorial Clinic" but, as you know, fond memories cant be wiped out...so, we wait....I am still bumming around doing locums in places I am registered as a specialist oncologist including the UK and Australia (where I am presently now) Regards LF Ng
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 21, 2011 3:15am

BTW, I am also an Old Salt: left end 1969 after Form V...I too have a full collection of photographs from Std 1 (Mrs Eileen Seow) to Form V Sc A (Mrs Chan Wai Keong) A classmate, Tai Tuck Yu (now UK based, ex Concorde Development Aeronautical Engineer) has digitised the lot in a website (dont know the url...must contact him when he returns from his hols in China) following a reunion dinner several years ago...since then three mates have deceased: Loganathan, Poh Soon Pin and John Lam Weng Choong.....
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 21, 2011 4:26am

lfng, if you send me the school photos you have, I will put them up here. And if you have any old photos of Ipoh, I can put them here too Smile
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 21, 2011 3:15pm

"The late Dr. Ng Yok Hing was our family doctor for many years. His clinic was located along Anderson Road, adjacent to what was then known as Princess Hotel."


This is a funny one: last year I went upstairs to the London Hotel (Previously Princess Hotel) to ask the owner whether the water leak from my late father's clinic which had affected the walls, had caused any inconvenience to the establishment.


However, he beat me to it and told me that the part time worker only visited on Saturday mornings; RM100 for "short time"...etc. I burst into great laughter after I recognised the fellow something like 40 years later! He knew me as a little boy who grew up next door! We had a great laugh after that but no more questions were asked....


I shared this story with a friend of mine, also ex ACS who confessed that his first ever encounter was there in the 1960s for $10 :-) That was memory lane for him...


Anyone who has been to the iconic Princess Hotel in the 1960s would have evocative memories ;-) When I practised briefly at 104 Anderson Rd in the 1990s I even had a elderly woman state to me that she remembered me as a child ...she was a princess at the hotel next door :-)


One of the very powerful things dad thought me was to "respect everyone who earned a living in an honest way." I never understood what the subtlety of this wisdom was till only very recently! ;-)
lfng
Le Crapaud

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Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 21, 2011 3:41pm

sorry, the typo above in the last para was 'dad taught me'
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 21, 2011 7:40pm

Hi lfng,
Princess Hotel definitely had its moments in the sun in the late 50's and early 60's. It was a popular stomping ground for the remnants of British servicemen who were still based in Ipoh in the post Merdeka years. The trishaws that were parked along its side entrance bore ample testimony that this was an oasis for nocturnal activities among thrill seekers. In those days, Ipoh was not inundated with massage parlors yet. These sleazy hotels played a pivotal role in pandering to man's base instincts. Without going into the salacious details, I am pretty sure
many individuals had succumbed to such temptations in their moments of weakness, just as your friend did. What impressed me the most was that your dad had the wisdom to inculcate so much common sense into his children even though he was from the older generation. It does reflect on what a tolerant person he was, or should I say, he was way ahead of his time.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 21, 2011 11:59pm

Hi Ken,


You are right. The activities of yesteryear are now dominated by the China dolls all over Bolehland although many others are also in the game.


As children, we made friends with two Ashby road camp-based British soldiers called Bryn and Stanley. My siblings and I still keep in touch with Bryn who lives in the West Country in the UK - a retired village post office keeper. Stanley was more 'adventurous' and would have sought solace at the 'Princess' Did not hear of him ever after the emergency ended.


The trishaws were great fun to watch: I recall teasing a dark fellow whom we nicknamed "Germs" but he liked me. He helped me salvage my school books which slipped from my grip one day and fell with my bag etc into the large monsoon drain (now covered) Father used to keep me in his back room to make me study my school books when I was not at the piano or at French tuition!
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 22, 2011 2:12pm

Hi Ifng,


Looks like we had the same Form 5 class teacher. Only difference is 6 years. Actually, Mrs Chan (Ms Ong Su Ming) taught us in Form 4 as well. I wonder if anybody have latest news of her?


Sam
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 22, 2011 2:43pm

@ Sam


Ms Ong Su Ming (as she is now known)appears to be alive and well. A group of us met her during a reunion dinner several years ago and it appears that nothing has changed. We are all too blurred by the noise from the unsolicited karokae singing and the non halal drinks we had consumed.


She is retired and lives in Ipoh and advocates for some cause I am not too clear about: ?related to disability. She also bakes.


In her prime, Mrs Chan was extremely attractive and many of her students had a crush on her. She has remained youthful looking with the passage of time. :-)
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 22, 2011 3:05pm

And I thought Mrs Liew (the school librarian during my time) was a pretty lady. I liked the way she dressed Smile


Can anyone remember Alan Vigurs? He did not teach me but taught Geography to the lower forms. After he left Ipoh to go back to Sydney, Australia we communicated by slug mail for a few years and he repeatedly told me I must visit Sydney and he will show me Kings Cross!
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 22, 2011 3:20pm

Hi lfng,
The mere mention of those humongous monsoon drains still give me the creeps. I was always petrified when I was learning to parallel park along the curbside for fear that one of the wheels might actually end up over the edge of the drain. It was a precarious situation and I shudder at the thought of it happening to me. Thank goodness these veritable death traps are now covered because there were cases where kids were drowned when they fell into swift-flowing drains during a torrential downpour. Exposed sewers are unsightly, and the stench is unbearable too.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 22, 2011 3:28pm

Hi Kayes,


I know both Mrs Liew's sons. Timothy was my classmate in Form 5 and Christopher is younger and lives in Orlando, FL. My family visits Christopher and family quiet often. I will relay your message to Chris : )


Hi Ifng,


I remember Ms Ong very well. She was very good to us and yes, many of us had crushes on her : )


Sam
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 22, 2011 4:19pm

@ Ken,


The horrendous monsoon drains continue to cause problems. As recent as 2007 I "ran" into one during heavy rain with flooding in Penang after a hawker meal. I could have been washed away and my body found in the sea! A tough woman hawker reached out her hand and saved me! Upon examination on a later day, the flood waters had been rising and had covered most ground including the opening of the monsoon drain!


This is very pertinent with the weather idiosyncracies in that part of the world of late - it includes the isthmus of Kra all the way down to KL city.


Moral of the story: Don't run in the rain in a place you do not know!
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 22, 2011 4:27pm

@ Kayes


You don't wanna go to the Cross! A waste of time in my opinion. Chulia St at your doorstep has better sights when there is no operasi! Of course it never compares with bustling Krung Thep! But you may need a visa to go!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 22, 2011 7:55pm

About uncovered drains, I had a very bad experience. I drove into an uncovered drain (less than 1' in width) during a heavy downpour. The whole place including the drain was covered with water and I was new to that part of the housing estate. When my car stopped because the tyres were stuck at the drain (remember the drain was less than 1' wide), I opened my car door to check what happened. By doing that, I fell straight into the drain. I was so shocked but I knew I had to hold onto one side of the drain. This place was quite quiet since it is a new area. Luckily there was this Good Samaritan who came out from his car under the pouring rain and helped me out of the drain. This has got nothing to do with stolen drain covers. That stretch of small drain was not covered at all! I am not joking. The scar between my right knee and ankle can testify that. Talking about irresponsible developers!!
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 22, 2011 9:18pm

Hi Kayes and lfng,


Chulia Street in the 70's was indeed an interesting juxtaposition of old-world tenancy shophouses, sleazy bars and hotels. Brazen trishaws ferrying their load of precious cargo were criss-crossing this part of Georgetown while curious onlookers were salivating with ogling eyes. Kayes, I am sure you'll still remember the (in)famous 'Abdullah 37' who was the undisputed queen of the night that glamorized Chulia Street in her heyday. As for Kings Cross and the nearby Darlinghurst Road in Sydney, this renown stretch of 'pay to play' paradise pales in comparison to the 'no-holds-barred' Patpong district in Bangkok. Even Soho in London and De Wallen in Amsterdam is not comparable to this iconic strip that has lured tourists who come by the planeloads in quest for earthly pleasures.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 22, 2011 10:41pm

What about Ipoh's very own "lou leen hong" (durian lane) during its heydays? In school, the place was frequently mentioned with the kind of excitement that befits a great (and free) porn site of today Smile I was very curious as to what happens in that mystical lane. So one day I plucked up courage and walked the gauntlet at night. At various back doors I saw ladies standing there with more sitting inside. No one approached me because most likely, they didn't expect a school kid to have more than 40 cents in his pockets. Let me add that none of the ladies I saw there looked anything like Elizabeth Taylor or Ava Gardner (or even Julie Andrews).... they looked like elderly plain Janes to me and I couldn't figure out the gender of a couple of them. From that day on lou leen hong held no more excitement for me. I reckoned it would be more fulfilling to find a pretty girlfriend from SMI, MGS or the Convent schools.


Ken I think I last saw Abdullah 37 on a trishaw coming out of the Waldorf Hotel in Leith Street Penang sometime in 1974. She was about to retire then and from afar I could see the layers of makeup she had on but that lady had class. Chulia Street, Love Lane, Leith Street, Campbell Street and Kimberley Street were exciting places to cruise in the 60s and 70s. 8 out of 10 trishaws transported only ladies of leisure/pleasure. Nowadays Chulia Street is full of transvestites and they collect Rolex watches. Some of them are downright sexy but I wouldn't know what to do with one Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
April 23, 2011 1:19am

Hi Kayes
I have a friend who stayed along Osborne Street and he told us his memories of this infamous road, was the stench of durians. The smell of rotting durian seeds and shells can be overpowering and the poor man till this day will not touch it. His family are also forbidden to eat durians in the house!:(
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 23, 2011 6:27am

Hi Kayes,
You are more gutsy than me. I was just as fascinated by the mysterious 'lou leen hong' but never had to courage to venture into the unknown all by myself. Accompanied by a few friends, I hurriedly covered the block at a frenetic pace and just as you have said, what I saw did not appeal to my impressionable young mind. As for Chulia Street and all the other 'fun' places in Penang, I have totally lost touch with what's happening for a long time. My trips to Asia are usually very brief, leaving me with just enough time to revisit my favorite food haunts. Checking out the nooks and crannies of Ipoh and Penang will be left at the back burner until after my retirement.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 23, 2011 7:39am

Lying down, with one of her hands holding kuaci and chewing kuaci at the same time: "Faster! Faster! Many people are waiting!!" .....


Eating kuaci????? I don't understand (till today) what they (my ex-colleagues) were talking about. I was told these few senior colleagues used to frequent those hotels with entrances at the back lanes. This group of ex-colleagues liked to share their "experiences" openly near the cashier counter. This was one of the main reasons I was asked to quit working as a cashier at a 5-star hotel immediately as soon as my parents got to know that I was working there while waiting for my Form 5 results.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 24, 2011 1:57am

@ Orange,


Your parents must have then just watched the "Clockwork Orange" ;-)
Hope you have seen and experienced the real world since that dissociation!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 24, 2011 2:51am

Hello lfng Smile


Parents always think of the worst! It takes the good, the bad and the ugly to make a world. At the same time, variety is the spice of life. For me, each and everyday is a new and we can never stop learning. Smile
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 24, 2011 9:29am

Hi Orange,
"A Clockwork Orange" is a dark and satirical science fiction flick that is provocative and jarring to the senses in more ways than one. Director Stanley Kubrick used the theme of a gang of rampaging delinquents to parody as a social commentary of the distant future. In some ways, the movie is too far-fetch, though technically, it was ahead of its time, being the first film to record its sound track in Dolby stereophonic sound. As responsible adults, we should steer clear of trouble but as humans we do falter for lack of better judgement. We stumble and we fall, but the important thing is to learn from the experience and become wiser as a result.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 24, 2011 3:21pm

@ Ken


These are good words of wisdom of the shocking (then and even now) presentation and plot of "A Clockwork Orange"....I agree....we may wish to stay out of trouble and most of us do...but on a visit back to your country of birth, have you noticed certain behaviour by certain people which instigate trouble? I have and, as you say, try to ignore it....occ this is escalated and may turn into terrible trouble. This is the scenario now compared with our time as teenagers.


@ Orange


The kuachi script is hilarious and probably choreographed with perfection in the flesh...what may the modern day 'kuachi' be?


The mobile phone sms or the Blackberry messaging? The iPhone 4? The laptop? :-)


Come to think of it, I do remember Abudulla 37 from my school days - I had always thought it was brand of cigarettes.


The www has revealed something else ;-) Even Wikipedia has a superb write up about Rose Chan and her colourful adventures, extending to Oz!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
April 24, 2011 4:18pm

In one of my earlier posts above I stated the name of an ACS teacher as "Alan Vigurs". It should be Alan Glover. I got Vigurs mixed up with Glover because both were expats (and Alans) who worked in Ipoh. Vigurs was the then head of KED (or was it Perak Hydro then?) in Ipoh and he was one of the people who taught me motor rallying in the 70s.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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April 25, 2011 1:49am

hi Sam, when you are passing on my message to Mrs Liew's son, might as well add that I thought her choice of colours, materials and prints for her clothes were excellent. Of course during that time in school, I have never heard of Liberty of London but later I realised she must have been wearing clothes bought from there Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 25, 2011 6:23am

Hi Ken,


"After stumble and fall, we become wiser." reminds me a Chinese saying - direct translation : "From where we fell, from there (the same spot) we get up."
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 25, 2011 6:34am

Hi lfng,


From what I gathered from my ex-colleagues' conversation, those female workers ate Kuaci while waiting for their customers. When eating Kuaci or peanuts - once we start we can't stop. It was probably she wanted to finish every Kuaci she had. But then, they said she ate Kuaci when she was lying down ..... Hhmmmmm
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 25, 2011 7:20am

With today's cyberage, kids are exposed to all sorts of bad influences. I feel that element of love plays a vital role here. The love for their offspring, parents monitor or supervise if their children are up to no good. If children love and respect their parents, they should know their limits.


All those bad influences not only have negative effects on children, they affect certain sick adults too. Incest, rape and even raping OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya). I received a video clip showing a man raping a mentally retarded girl on a busy street. This video (not from Malaysia) shows those onlookers just watched without doing anything. The worst is the person who recorded that video. Where is his conscience?


On the other hand, certain male colleagues proudly disclosed: "Must see every night, if not cannot sleep!" Colleagues are people we meet everyday. These male colleagues just take things for granted. They say what they fell like saying, without considering who are around. Many a time, too much information is revealed. As if everyone is interested to know what they do or they don't with their partner .....
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 29, 2011 5:35pm

I would propose that one introduces a new term for certain politicians in Bolehland: OKA....no prizes for guessing what the A stands for :-)
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 29, 2011 8:36pm

OKA - Orang Kaya Ampang.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 29, 2011 8:56pm

Heard that there is quite a number of places for homestay near Ipoh - Ampang, Tambun, Jalan Kuala Kangsar and few others. Prices range from RM200 - RM400 per day. Ipohites are enterprising people.
lfng
Le Crapaud

Registered: April 2011
Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
Posts: 19
April 30, 2011 4:53am

OKA = orang kurang ajar ;-)
Homestay are private enterprises where anything goes....where there is money to be earned, why not - before the rent seekers cash in.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 30, 2011 6:56am

lfng, I am impressed by your command of Bahasa Malaysia. It did not occur to me that OKA is the abbreviation for that term though I do understand the meaning of 'kurang ajar.' My 1st guess is that it stands for 'Openly Kiss Ass', a vulgar American slang to describe a person who always pander to others (Cantonese version: Boong Tai Keok). Another American term that has a similar meaning is 'Brown-nosing.' It's funny that different variations of slangs evolved in different parts of the English-speaking world.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 30, 2011 8:51am

It can also be:


OKA - Orang Kurang Akal



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