This news article today caught my attention.
Malaysian Mensa Society. Till this day, I wondered how I even got in – much to my surprise – three decades ago! I also wondered if I had taken the IQ Test today, would I have qualified? Then again, the answer is obvious – DEFINITELY not – especially with my failing memory!
Thankfully for some records that I kept, I am reminded of how I ended up taking the Mensa test and being a member from 1989 till the year 1994 (at least that was my last membership payment!).
Letter dated 27 April 1987
Letter dated 12 April 1989; from the contents, I must have sat for the STAR-MAS Mind Competition for a second time in 1988, after the first attempt in 1987.
Letter dated 3 May 1989, bearing the good news, Congratulations…
Received my membership certificate dated 2 March 1990.
My little contribution to the society in 1992, in the form of the cover design for its Newsletter.
This appears the last membership fee that I paid.
Interestingly, two years ago, on 29 October 2017, I found my Mensa membership card in my Scrabble game box, while playing the game with LittleEm in Hungary. The card was mailed to me in 1991 to my university dorm, and it appeared to have travelled with me the past 26 years during my postings to the US, Russia, Hong Kong, Ghana and Hungary!