Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear TESL friends....Please Read this

Remember this young lady here:

We used to call her Baby....
She was my classmate.
Please read about her here (Fara's Blog)
It's urgent.

Let's pray for her.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SMK DPHA Gapor Stampin: Chapter 1

SMK Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Gapor Stampin Kuching.
Did my Upper Six there 9 years ago.
Was only there for 8 months.
My first experience being in boarding school.
My family was in Labuan and being in Kuching all alone wasn't easy.
My big sis was in Kuching as well but we're not close.
Asked my bro-in-law to bring me there yesterday coz he's teaching there.
Here's a glance of how it looks like now.

School Logo.

School Hall.
Dewan Semesta

School Field.
I still remember that Handsome Number 9 football player from St. Joseph.

PSS -Pusat Sumber Sekolah.
School Library

My Bro-In-Law's car sticker

Sarawak, Malaysia, SMK Dphag Stampin's flags

This was once Blok C.
Girls' Hostel.
It has now become Aspura Cemerlang.
Boys' Hostel.
View from the Prefects' verandah.
See that square little building down there?
Flashers liked to flash their 'tantalau' there.
There was one time where one of them flashed it at nite
and we threw Durian skin towards him.
I remember saying "Apa polah waktu malam? Kedak ney kamek orang maok nangga?"
Translation: "Why flash at nite? How can we see it?"
The rest is history

I still remember the black tragedy that happened here.
Only Getrude and Yoyo know....

My room.
Shared with another 15 girls.
This wall used to have mural.
Will scan the evidence once i get back to N9.

Ugraded Dining Hall

My class was the third window from the left.
From this view....fourth from left.

The blue public phone used to be the phone I used to call my dad.
Curi line some more.

From what I remember, this school had the worst toilets ever.
But had the coolest students.

Mind you, the reputation changed when the new principal came
and the hostel became the best school hostel in Sarawak twice.
TWICE I tell you *apek style o f talking
And they even have 5 stars toilets now.......

I wonder what happen to my other schoolmates?


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

AK 5216

What is the significance of Air Asia?
"Everybody can fly"?
I guess not...
It should be
"Everybody can you please wait?"

Our flight to Kuching were delayed for almost 2 hours.
Did I mention we were delayed twice?

Now, this DUMB DUMB Air Asia has a new policy.
If the flight is delayed for more than 2hours,
they will compensate each affected passenger with RM200 GIFT voucher.

Guess what, I just knew about this when I read the flight's mag JUST NOW.

Here's where I can call them CLEVER.

When I suddenly realized
we were delayed for 1h 40mins...on the ground
1st time the flight came late.
Then 2nd time something wrong with one of the tyres.
Then later they asked us to board the flight....
while they were still fixing the tyre
and ended up waiting for another 30-40mins?

Want to know why?
I guess they want to avoid giving gift vouchers.
So, they urged us to board the flight.
Which means we are going to depart....
Evilly Clever (is there such adverb? who cares)
If my maths is correct, that equals to about 2hrs 20mins of waiting!!!

Enough with the delayed matter.

While waiting I suddenly missed my hometown Labuan.
Haven't gone back for 6 years.
Haven't seen dad's grave for 6 years.
Family all in Sarawak.
I can't believe my eyes when I saw this:

Our boarding gate to Kuching was next to Labuan's boarding gate.
I looked around and saw a few familiar faces from Labuan.
My ex-schoolmate from primary school.
My ex-classmate's parents.
My 'delayed' issue was CALMED down by the word 'Labuan'

Thank God I had my Sister and Bro In Law with me.
They were in KL to attend their church's national convention.
Here's the tired looking me.
Actually the 'no make up on' me...
What can a delayed flight do when one can devour a big and scrumptious DURIAN in one shot?
*biggest DURIAN I've ever seen in my 28 years of living!


Sunday, December 7, 2008