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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
February 20, 2012 6:30pm

SMI is celebrating its Centennial year with a big dinner on 29th September 2012 and it will be held on school premises - the school field. I was told that a wooden platform will be built over the entire field to protect the grass, huge canopies and a stage. Heard that all 200 tables have been sold - now is that good marketing or what?! Mind you, it is still only February!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
May 17, 2012 7:35pm

A side view of the school from the Riverfront Hotel.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics7/smirf.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
May 18, 2012 6:10am

SMI going green! Thumbs Up!
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
October 3, 2012 5:16am

SMI celebrated its centennial on 29 Sept. I was there. I flew in to KL on the Friday night and went up to Ipoh on Sat late afternoon to attend the centennial dinner. It was a family affair for us as my dad, uncle, brother and cousins attended too. I met up with my year's class mates and we made up of 6 tables. Overall it was a boisterous event. Syabas to the organisers.


Our yr school mates anticipate more to attend next yr's old boys dinner as we will be celebrating 30 yrs since we left school! Now you know my age!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 4, 2012 7:40am

Hi hokin,


Did Dato' Brother Vincent attend this celebration? He was the acting principal for Sekolah Menengah Stella Maris, KL for a brief stint - after Brother Casimir passed away in 1998. Dato' Brother Vincent loves Ipoh more!
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
October 9, 2012 6:07am

Orange
Bro Vincent was there. He is too attached to SMI. He has been at SMI for decades.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 9, 2012 7:26am

Thanks, hokin! Smile


When Brother Vincent was the acting Principal of Stella Maris after Brother Casimir passed away, students and parents were hoping that he would take up the post of Principal. When Brother Vincent decided to go back to SMI, Brother Cassian Pappu, who resigned earlier due to ill health, came back to Stella Maris to take over the post of Principal.


Students of Stella Maris were overjoyed when they got to meet up with Brother Vincent again when they attended a leadership camp at SMI.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
October 15, 2012 7:58am

The newspapers reported today that Brother Charles has passed away. He was the Principal of SXI in Penang for many years and I got to know him because both my sons spent their entire school lives in SXI, from Primary to Secondary. In 1994 or 1995, when he was the Principal of SGI in Taiping I saw him walking in the Lake Garden and I stopped my car to have a chat with him. I also knew the late Brother Casimir. When he was Principal of SXI in Penang he used to give English Literature lessons to a few students of the Convent Light Street and my daughter attended all his lessons.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 15, 2012 8:18am

Attended Brother Casimir's funeral at St. John's Cathedral, KL. Brother Casimir's sister and niece who flew from Ireland were also present.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 18, 2012 5:30am

Hi Orange and Hokin
Brother Vincent was surrounded by former students and friends throughout the evening. He still looks in good health thankfully and I was able to take a pic of him, although only of his profile. But Michaelians would recognise him anywhere. I will send pic to Kayes so that you can have a look Orange.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 18, 2012 9:17am

Hi Blue Grass,


Happy to know that Brother Vincent is in good health. It's been 15 years since I saw him last.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 19, 2012 7:22am

Brother Vincent has not really aged, Orange. Gone a little thinner perhaps but still carries himself well. It was good to see him so happy, smiling and laughing. He had hundreds of souvenirs to give out and I do hope he had time to enjoy the dinner. I'll send the pic of Brother Vincent to Kayes and you can then tell me if he is still recognisable Orange.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 19, 2012 8:02am

Since I was a young girl, I've always imagined these Brothers in long white robes so it came as a shock to me when I once saw Bro. Casimir dressed in long-sleeved shirt and pants. He used to drive a Proton Saga when running errands. Even that seemed odd to me. Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 21, 2012 6:39am

Hi Orange
I've sent the pic of Bro Vincent to Kayes. Have a look and you can see that he is in his element, surrounded by past and present pupils who are still very fond of him.
Odd to see these Christian brothers drive? You should have seen Bro Vincent, wearing braces, riding a bicycle!!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 21, 2012 7:50am

Hi Blue Grass,


Just as hokin said Brother Vincent is too attached to SMI and his love for cycling made him turn down the offer to head Stella Maris because it would have been too difficult to cycle along the busy roads of KL.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,818
October 22, 2012 9:33pm

Pic from Blue Grass. Thanks Blue Grass!


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/itblue12.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 23, 2012 8:24am

Going back to school .....


Brother Vincent seems to have lost weight. The thinning of hair is getting more obvious. Smile Happy to see he looks well. Thanks Blue Grass for the pic. Appreciate it very much!
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 25, 2012 12:36am

Brother Vincent was stopped from cycling when it was thought too dangerous and a Michaelian or Michaelians bought him a car. And when he got into some scraps with the car, many thought it safer that Brother Vincent should instead be driven around!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 27, 2012 6:09pm

During Stella Maris's school orientation, Brother Casimir said: "The food at the canteen is halal and there is a surau in the school for Muslim students to pray." There was an University trained Ustazah to teach agama even though the number of Muslim students at that time was less than 3%.


The Stella Maris canteen uncle who used to operate a canteen at St. John's Institution serves the best Curry Laksa and 'Choy Fun'. Miss the food!!



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