Saturday, September 6, 2008

Then and Now

Class of 1962

Some members of Class of 1962 reunited in 2006

Four of us in June 2008

Chia Yong Tai, the odd man out

Our teacher Mr. Leonard Wee in 2006
I got this idea from an email sent by my daughter Ina about the actors playing the Von Trapp children in the 1965 film 'The Sound of Music'. I am a fan of that film and I keep a DVD of it in my collection. The email shows the actors as they were in 1965 and as they are now. Since I have photos of my classmates as we were in 1962 and then of some of us just recently I like to show them here.
I will try to explain who we are by referring to the numbers.
  1. Rasdi Muhammad. He is from Johor and has retired from the TNB. He stays in Bangi now.
  2. Dr. Mohd. Daud Yaakob from Kelantan. He now runs a clinic in Jertih, Terengganu.
  3. Karim Alias from Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. He worked for Felda and has retired. He now stays in Desa Permai Panchor, Seremban.
  4. Amir @ Tamsi Sarjan from Johor. He was once a Police Officer but now operates a Petronas Petrol Station at Ampang, Selangor.
  5. Salim Sabino also from Johor. At school we called him 'Beano' based on the name of a weekly cartoon magazine sold then. Other cartoon magazines polupar with us were 'Dandy' and 'Topper'. Salim was in the army but now drives a taxi for the fun of it.
  6. Ibrahim Moideen a retired lawyer from Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. He is the man who arranged for the 2006 reunion and formation of the 2008 bowling team. He is active on the our old boys association SDARA. He was our Secretary General but was promoted to Vice President since. He now stays in Bukit Chedang, Seremban.
  7. Abd. Rahman Jabir, a retired Army General from Johor. I am not sure where he stays now, probably in the Klang Valley.
  8. Adnan Saat from Johor. Sorry I have no info about what he did but he stays in Skudai, Johor now.
  9. That's me. I came from Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan but now resides in Seremban.
  10. Dato' Zainal Azirun from Port Dickson. He is an engineer by profession and worked for the TNB to a rank of Vice President, I think. He now stays in Bangi, Selangor.
  11. Md. Shah Bachik, from Batang Melaka, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. He once worked for the Education Department where his office was just across the street from mine. He is now retired and stays in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan.
  12. The late Arif Othman from Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. He served the Postal Department. He died a few months after the 2006 reunion. Al Fatihah to him.
  13. Chia Yong Tai from Kota Tinggi, Johor. He came late for the 2006 reunion, hence he was not available for the group photograph. He now stays in Pulau Pinang.
  14. Mr. Leonard Wee Cheng Liang our beloved teacher. I have no present info about him.
Seating third from left in the 2006 reunion photo is Dr. Hilmi Yahya presently the ADUN for Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang. He joined the school in 1966 in Form Four.
Sandwiched between Dr. Hilmi and Ibrahim is Dato' Razak Ator, our teacher in 1967.

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