That is how long I've graduated from secondary school. Gosh, it does seem sooo long ago!
SMK St. Mary staged a second musical after moving in to their new premise in Taman Intan Baiduri 10 years ago. This time they chose to do Phantom of the Opera. The main lady had a great voice, costumes were extravagant, overall it was good but there are a lot room for improvements. It does remind me a lot of the musical Annie Get Your Gun, staged in 1995, where I was a part of the stage hands and prop master. Those good ol' days!
Now that the school in a location so foreign to me, going back there felt so distant, and yet at the same time, there is this warm fuzzy feeling deep inside that tells me it is still the same old school. I took a glance at some of the yearbooks (way past my graduation years) displayed near the reception desk and I saw familiar faces; my Maths teacher, Pn. Charngeet, my Biology teacher, Mrs. Ng, my Chemistry teacher, Mrs. Liew and my English teacher, Ms. Wong. They are still around! Excitedly I pointed them to my husband, who was obviously less enthusiastic about it.
As I walked towards the school hall, I saw her, and she looked back at me with a smile. "I recognize that face!", Mrs. Ng said to me. "But I'm sorry I cannot remember your name", she added apologetically. I told her my name and that I was in the same batch as Elizabeth Lek - I was sure that she won't forget the top student's name, and I was right ;). She was equally excited to see me, and took down my contact details before showing me to the seats.
During the intermission I filled up the guest book for ex-St. Marians, and there I met Pn. Charngeet! Really, these teachers were just as I remembered them .... such a good thing that they don't age as much as I do... LOL! She too recognized me, and got my name half correct :) I tried to take a photo with her, but the cam failed on me and she had to rush away :( .... lucky for me I managed to at least take down her contact info.
Well, they are planning on the school's centennial event in 2012. I'm definitely looking forward to it!