Saturday 2 July 2011 was a very special day. In a single afternoon, I got to meet many of my long-lost high school friends whom I had thought had been lost through the dust of time. In fact, many of them found me, because I had trouble remembering after losing touch – sight and sound, for the past 34 years. The last time I saw most of them was at the end of 1976, when I was in Form 3 at Sekolah Menengah Sultan Sulaiman (SMSS), Kuala Terengganu. To them, please accept my heartfelt apology, for not recognizing you at first sight. But after a while talking to all of you, I had not felt that it really had been 34 years 🙂
The organizers of SS78 – the SMSS year 1978 alumni group had done a super fabulous job for the past many weeks. Tracking about 200 of SMSS’ year 1978 Form 5 students from all over Malaysia, getting us to commit to attend, and gathering 400 of us including our spouses, in the glittering banquet hall of Istana Melawati in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur. In the royal presence of the Malaysian King Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the Queen Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah. A very special treatment from HRH to His fellow SS78 alumni.
This morning a picture of the event made its way in Page 2 of the weekend paper Mingguan Malaysia.