THE SMKPP Centennial Gala Dinner on 20 September 2014 at Berjaya Times Square was a reunion of friends, some who knew each other as little girls way back in primary school, all the way through secondary school.
Annie FWY and Agnes CFM who sent me most of the photos of the dinner, were my Standard One schoolmates (Annie was a classmate).
(L) This is the first dinner photo sent by Annie, all of them schoolmates since primary school; Annie with Siew Quen.
The ladies in these two photos (Wan Koon, Boh Mun, Annie, Sook Meng… Siew Quen, Wan Koon, May Yee, Irene and Man Ying) were classmates in Standard 1 Hijau in Pudu English Primary School (1) – except SM, BM and MY who were in 1 Merah – making them friends for 38 years!
We were together in this 1980 school concert performance.
Classmates from Standard One to Standard Six, of which the circled ones turned up for the dinner, not too bad considering 15 out of 40 made it.
(L-R) Man Ling, Ling Chiao, Yee Fung, Wan Yuet, Wan Le (WL was a classmate in Std One and we were briefly workmates, when I was with TV3 and WL with Mega TV which was then a subsidiary of TV3).
(L-R) Puin Kwan, Yoke Kheng, Chooi Keng, Rebecca, Annie and Sook Meng.
(Sitting, L-R) Melinda, Melanie Liew, Weng Peng, Poh Leng, Sallie, Ooi Mei; Standing (L-R) Yin Peng, Meng Yoke, Sin Sien.
The dinner wasn’t just a reunion of old friends (Irene, Man Ying, Lai Siong and Abdes) but family reunion as well, as Ngat Ching just found out an aunt from her father’s side is a former student too, aged 88!
Siew Quen basking in the limelight introducing Ana by Karma scarves, specially brought in from Bhutan.
Long after the dinner ended, these mid-40s ladies partied on… lots to catch up on – 38 years to be precise! And before my memory fails me, I better name them… Lai Len, Man Ying, Wan Koon, Foong Ming, Wei Li, Ngat Ching, Lai Siong, Li Li, Sin Sien, Choi Foong, Irene Chua, Boh Mun, May Yee, Rebecca Phan, Poh Kheng, Siew Quen and Siew May.
Cheers to our many years of friendships!