Me and wife arrived at this meet in Bangi sometime at 9.30. Earlier we thought we couldn't make it. What do you expect? My wife's expecting and she was already 2 days overdue!
Anyway, this meet organised at the house of Anuar @ Dr Anuar Sani was an ad-hoc reunion meet, just like the two previous meets I've attended (look at the articles An A Level ad-hoc reunion at Pelita Jalan Ampang... and A reunion which lasted well into the wee hours... ).
At first it was suggested to be a teh tarik session or so as Penang-based Utoi (his real name is Shukor something...) happened to be in town for a course, somewhere in Bangi if I remember correctly. So through our Yahoo-group mailing list, he made an open invitation for a small meet for anyone who happens to stay within the vicinity while suggesting that Anuar's house be used as a venue if not a place of reference where anyone could later meet at a nearby restaurant or something...
Honoured by Utoi's suggestion, Anuar took the initiative to extend his own invitation making his house the venue for an ad-hoc meet. Thus a few others began to express their willingness to attend. After all the festive month of Syawal is still on. So this meet would also serve as an Hari Raya do...
As the guys discussed their plans vie the e-mail, I read and watched in anticipation. I really wanted to go especially after finding out there's a number of friends coming which I did not see in the previous meets. But what about my expecting wife? How could I drag her around when there's a possibility she could give birth at anytime?
What made me more anxious was the fact at least 2 or 3 persons would be from my old class, Group J. Have a look at the old article Remembering the "A" Level college days. My lecture class, group J. As I've said before, luckily I have a very understanding and loving wife, all thanks to Allah! And luckily she did not show any signs of going into labour yet although 2 weeks ago she was hospitalised after having a number of contractions which lasted from Wednesday till Friday morning. So she herself suggested that we go and attend.
In this picture you could see 2 of my old Group J class-mates... from right, Utoi followed by Aminuddin @ Mangor. For the record both are moderators of our Yahoo-group. Mangor has the extra distinction of also being my room-mate at 51C. Have a look at the old article A Level room 51C reunion pictures from last year for posterity , never mind he was not around then.
Now, the last time I saw Mangor was sometime before the year 2000 I think. I don't think I've ever seen Utoi since 1989. As it turned out Azeem and Sudir from Group J also turned up. That makes 3 class-mates I haven't seen since leaving college. Eh, wait a minute. I do remember meeting Azeem in London sometime in 1995. Whatever, it's been years since we all crossed path!
Come to think of it again, perhaps a meet at Kota Damansara which has Atuk @ Shamsul and another one or two non-residents present does count. Whatever, this is the 3rd reunion I myself have attended. I could vouch that it is better attended than the one at Pelita (look again at the article An A Level ad-hoc reunion at Pelita Jalan Ampang... ) which has 9 alumni in one sitting. Another came later when most of them had returned to work. You could say that makes a total of 10. Then again 2 are from Batch 6, so that leaves 8 from Batch 7...
The second at MZ (look at A reunion which lasted well into the wee hours... ) was attended by 11 persons. But my wife did not come from the same college, what more the same batch. Thus only 10 could be counted in, the same number as that during the 51C reunion. This recent meet at Anuar's place definitely come out tops. That's 12 alumni altogether and if you count the wives and kids in, there should be around 30.
cepat & pantas kau upload... moga jumpa lagi... Sukor @ Utoi @ Org Muor
Thanks for coming Fly and it took lots of bravery to drag along a wife with 2 days overdue. Many women will not travel even at 2d trimester, but not ur wife. all the way from tasik puteri, 80km..phew. Really appreciate her willingness to endure lots of back pain. To other friends who also attended;sudir n family, Amin n family, Utoi, Nik rashidi, Hilmi n family, Tajul Aznam, Mat Dag n Azlina, Azeem n family, and, Zulhairi...Thank you very much. Worth every single joule of energy.
Wassalam. The pleasure is all mine. And my wife thoroughly enjoyed it too. TQ Anuar, Utoi n everyone for making it a very memorable evening.
All thanks to Allah for blessing me with such a wife. It is her faith in me and the will of God that makes it possible for us to make the meet, Alhamdulillah!
Bila Nak Reunion budak ismail 2 1982 6 beruang...aku teringin gak nak join...
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