Isn't the Internet marvellous? Barely a week after the
launch of our web site, we have had encouraging responses
from long lost schoolmates all over the world, some of
whom we have had no contact with since leaving school
almost 50 years ago!
Thanks to those who have been spreading the word around,
our Class of 57/59 Directory is taking shape, albeit
slowly. And through David Tan, we managed to trace Ho Chee
Meng (ACS Form 5D, 1957) in London.
true ACS spirit, Chee Meng responded very positively,
updating us on what he is doing in London. For your
information, we quote below his recent email to Teck Yong:
Dear Teck Yong,
David Tan has very kindly forwarded to me your e-mail in
connection with the update of personal detail of 1957/59
cohorts. It is good of you to undertake this project
with a view to organising the 50th Anniversary reunion
in 2007. I would love to attend this event and am sure
that many do appreciate your initiative and hard work.
I have been living in London since 1959 (except for
years 1971 to 1973 when I was transferred from London to
the Singapore office of Ernst & Young) a period of over
40 years in England. I came to London at 18 years old,
got married and raised three children (2 daughters and a
son) and am now a grandfather of 5 grandchildren.
In the past 6 years I have returned to Singapore on
three occasions as I still have a few siblings, many
cousins, nephews and nieces. I am an accountant by
profession and plan to retire at the end of the year.
I served as Secretary of ACS OBA in London in 1960/61. I
try to be in touch with my contemporaries from ACS when
they visit London or when I am in Singapore. Lately I
have been in fellowship with Dr Tan Kang Ping who
was serving as a Church minister in London until his
return to Singapore in early July. This is a brief
account of myself.
It was good to hear from you all.
Ho Chee Meng [aka Jimmy Ho]
Footnote: For those
who want to get in touch with Chee Meng, his email address
email@example.com. For details of his telephone
contact numbers, please refer to our Class Directory (click
Make You Chuckle
Lim Chin Hock to Norman Wee:
"I remember Teck Yong vividly. He always scored top marks,
but not you!"
reply: "Laurence, speak for yourself"
again: Norman, anyway I was always at the bottom
(too playful)! Just received a reply from Albert Chan. He
remembered we were "hurdling" in class, got caught and got
slapped by Yap Ah Chuan!