Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Gathering of Classmates

Sunday 20 May 2007

It has been half a century plus when we parted companies and headed our separate ways. Today some of us who are around hale and hearty or robust as we would like to believe met again at Dato Rahmah Hamid's residence somewhere in the Bukit Damansara Kuala Lumpur area. Almost all at the do, besides some guests, our partners and children have reached the seventy's zone, Having of course graduated from Sultan Abdul Hamid College Alor Star with the School Cambridge Certificate in 1954, that would make us being around to see the country's achievement of Merdeka in 1957. Even then if we were in the country.

I was outside the country and too were many other colleaques as we were persuing our studies and careers. This year we realize that it is half a century since Tunku Abdul Rahman our first Prime Minister characteristically cry out "MERDEKA!!!" to the vibrant resonance of the multitude that gathered in the historic stadium.

It was a gathering of a special kind. Of course to meet and say hello but strictly to remember our beloved classmates who unfortunately have been called earlier to be at '