Wednesday, 17 July 2013

BBGS@Singapore Reunion 2013

The last time BBGSians in Singapore got together, we headed out to the high seas on board a yacht.  This year, we decided to stay ashore and return to the charming hospitality of our warm hostess, Jillian Lee, who owns  Lee Tong Kee - a decades old restaurant that's guaranteed to delight the tastebuds of homesick KL-ites.  From the sign on the door welcoming BBGSians, to the balloons and crepe paper decorations that surrounded the upper room, it was undoubtedly an act of love and service born of a true BBGSian.  Thanks so much Jillian.  We love you! 

Class of 1975
Class of 1986

Class of 1987

The different generations of girls wasted little time getting to know one another.  Introductory questions like "What year are you from?", "How long have you been in Singapore?" and "What do you do?" quickly gave way to "Remember what happened when Miss Cooke/ Miss Yeap/ Mrs Choe/our classmates did....", which opened the floodgates of schoolgirl stories that left us clutching our sides with laughter while gasping for breath.  Story after story poured feverishly from our memories proving once again that "you can take a girl out of BBGS, but you can never take BBGS out of a girl!"

Ong Jin Kar (Class of 1986) with her family from Perth

Doreen Oh Craig (on the right) from the Class of 1986 joined us from Glasgow

This year, we had two girls from the Class of 1986 who flew in specially to join us.  Ong Jin Kar brought her family from Perth to say a quick "Hello" before they scooted nervously out of the venue, as most husbands and sons of high-spirited BBGSians have been known to do. Doreen Craig was on holiday from Glasgow and flew into Singapore specially for this reunion.  Thank you for making the special effort, ladies. We really enjoyed your company!

Last but not least, here's a group photo of all the attendees taken just before dinner.  We were kind enough not to make anyone kneel, as in our old school photos, just in case aged joints prevented anyone from getting up again! :)

All in all, a highly enjoyable evening.  Thanks to Moonlake Lee for organising the reunion and to everyone for coming.

Till we meet again, remember Nisi Dominus Frustra.