Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
- when was the 'magic reunion' picture taken?
- name all the reunion-eers
Thanks from the Seven Wise Monkeys
CAPTIONS SO FAR
Did someone say 60
I like ours, hope you like yours
Rex's selection (ok lah!! KING copi writer)
Underclass of '67
Even Mark Kan would approve(fingers crossed.)
Youth springs eternal in a young person's breath ( for the politically correct.)
Aren't we glad we never got rid of our old uniforms.( AS IF....))
In days of yore...can't remember what that means.
Yahoo's not the only way to come together.
It was only 20,30, 40 years today ( cancel 20 and 30)( Paul M'Cartney eat your heart out.)
Now we dare you to show us yours.
Don't laugh.At least we dared.
Laugh all you want. We had an even bigger one.
Wish you were here.
Before we forget. ...
We always knew... the best was yet to be
" Send me a postcard,drop me a line...before I'm 64."
Blame the photographer.
A chip off the old ACSian blog.
BOLLOX TO BOTOX.
Emblems of grand endeavour
The budding sixties
While we can still remember.
Before we forget what comes after after.
A few more lines for your forum.
Class of '67 going on 70.
ACS past vs present. The battle rages on.
ACS past vs present. No contest.
Adding a few more lines to an ageing forum.
Growing old gracefully is for Rafflesians.
Others grow old. ACSians have still to grow up.
ACS past 7 present 0
Good boys meet bad girls
Bill's selection -
Another uniform fetish party?
School uniforms work better than Botox
A smile a day keeps the wrinkles at bay
Vintage Loh Siew Tian jokes still work well here
After school revision time
Lynne's selection -
Arts B + one
44 years on
Good girls meet bad boys
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Flush with the success of our resourceful classmates in finding one of our missing
classmates, and the suggestion by Bob that we apply our efforts and experience
in locating Maggie Mason, there will be a new list of blog postings on
at the blog (yes, the blog has a secret email address which is also a member
of the Yahoo Group) awaiting review and publication.
The email address of the sender will not be displayed, and I will remove any
email addresses in the body of the messages to prevent them being harvested
by spambots, and refer to authors by first name only. If you find that you
are not happy or comfortable with this, please let me know and I will remove
your particular posting.
As mentioned before, it would be great if we locate Maggie Mason; it may be
great if we don't, since it gves us all another project to work on as time and
interest permit, an keeps our tracking and detective skills in good working order.
Some of the leads to be checked out will also be published, and if you have
a message for Maggie, that will be published too - it is the expectation that
the blog may be read by Maggie who will take the steps to contact us.
Photo from Winnie's Archives.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Check out the 4 person wide super long winter squash that came from Farmer Lai's garden.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Attached in case you missed it in last Saturday's Special in the Straits Times on the Economic Strategies Committee--second article on the page (not everyone's cup of tea so no obligation to read!)
1 of 1 File(s)
Happy, healthy and prosperous year of the Metal Tiger. Be brave
Yes, I would like to wish one and all a very Happy Chinese New Year. This is especially significant to most of us who were born in the year of the Tiger (1950). For me, last year was my year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai
To All and Sundry,
Now we are in the year of the Tiger, let us all pay tribute to the man himself.....
Mohan Sonny Menon
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I am veryconsistent and have always been. That is my hallmark quite to my detriment at times. As such, I am getting to be 50 now since my birth certificate was mistakenly read to be as such when I applied for my US citizenship. I have therefore received a ten year lease on life. I am not arguing. So let it be.
Besides that, I am fighting fit, as a fiddle so to speak and will be happy to don my judogi and take on judokas on the tatami,and their beckoning. Feel free to conact me.
Mohan Sonny Menon
Friday, January 29, 2010
Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen
because the waitresses wear low-cut blouses and have nice breasts..
10 years later, at 50, they meet again and once again discuss where they should meet. Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because the food there is very good and so is the wine selection.
10 years later, at 60 years of age, the group meets again and once again they discuss where to have dinner. Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because they can eat in peace and quiet and the place is smoke free.
10 years later, at 70 years of age, the group meets again and once again they discuss and discuss where they should meet. Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because the restaurant is wheelchair-accessible and even has an elevator.
10 years later, at 80 years of age, the group meets again and once again discuss where they should meet. Finally, they decide upon the Gausthof zum Lowen because they have never been there before.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
this was hope !
San Francisco is THE Mecca of :
love, free love, mind expanding drugs...
this together with Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band...
blew me away in our times...
the days of the Cold War...where either side had the power to blow up the world !
and look what happened ?
the Almighty US of A - LOST !
i was invisible then...
altho i view me-self a slightly deeper thinker...
when Low Siew Tien, God bless his soul ( is he dead yet ? )
asked me to "get out of his class "...
i went to the front corner of the class to collect my crash helment...
might as well go down to Keok Rd for my favourite wanton mee lah !
the dry version "kon loh" one ! THE BEST in S'pore then !
and a couple of smokes after lah !
incidentally, Scott Mckenzie also wrote one of me all time fav song :
" So what's the difference "
i am tryin to attach here - if i can find it !
so pardon my impaired memory...here'
" hey friend wake up ! i'm throwin rocks at your window pane...
get out of bed, i got something to say...
so what the difference if we don't go now...
nobody'll know us in a year or so...
so wot's the diffrence if we STAY ? "
so i became a " quitter " in poor Goh Chok Tong's lingo...
but poor that he was seat-warming AND
puppeteered from behind by the almighty Lee dynasty !
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
and prob got my dates a bit upside down, not being a history student and all...
i spose I couldnt resist some reminiscing too...
cant be as comprehensive and correct as LInda
hey Linda , forgot to say well done !
Dr Rose Vaithinathan
Sent from my iphone
re "Blowing in the Wind " I think it's not correct to say that " ...we didnt realise (it) was anti-Vietnam war".
It was impossible, almost, to be unaware at that time. '67- '68 was probably the height of the war , which was in the news all the time with recurrent reports about draft dodging, flag burning, the antiwar movement in the US, Martin Luther King's and others' views, the offensives and Spore's (evolving) position on the war. We had US soldiers' R&Rs in Spore (Serene Centre near Eugene's house where we used to practice was involved ) and other daily reminders. We knew that hundreds of 'protest' songs (besides B in the W ) were spawned from that war and Joan Baez and other singers were arrested for their protests .
But the lyrics of B in the W (and other 'protest' songs) were also true to what we and most (idealistic) young people could identify with - ie anti-war in general , and pro-peace, freedom and feeling a fellow man's suffering . So the songs became universal, and, may I say, a wonderful privilege to sing .
Friday, January 1, 2010
Thank you for all the greetings and news throughout the year. I haven't been active sending messages or on the blog, so decided I would make up for it by sending you the attached, which are my personal reminiscences of my short time in ACS (not intended to be representative, probably full of errors, and no obligation to read).
The period between Christmas and New Year is the only time in the year that I have any "downtime" and it is a luxury for me to write for fun rather than work. 2009 was unusual in that I saw many of you, in many different places, and it's also the year that I was asked to write something (much shorter) for a Singapore volume on the 800th anniversary of Cambridge, one of my other alma maters, so got reflective and nostaglic. I'd written something (much longer) on my MGS days about five years ago, so decided it was time to write something on ACS.
Having the old school magazines and a new scanner to play with also helped, but in the end I had to minimize inclusion of the photoscans in order to keep the document manageable in terms of bytes. Apologies if it clogs up your mailbox anyway, and feel free to delete!
Happy New Year to everyone!