Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Letter fm Mei Ling

Many thanks for your emails. Your kind words have encouraged me to keep the blog going. I look forward to hearing from more of you :-)

Here's an email from Mei Ling Routley, who writes to us from the UK.

Dear Joanna

I was researching the history of BBGS for a project and came across your superb blog. Reading through it, I found you had quoted my poem ‘The Complexities of Choral Speaking’. I am the Mak Mei Ling who wrote it, and I am very happy you have put it in your article, as I really loved Choral Speaking.

A bit about me – I left BBGS in November 1983, and in January 1984 I came to England to do my ‘A’ levels. I went on to study law at the London School of Economics, and graduated in 1988. After that I sat for my Bar Exams, qualifying as a barrister in 1989/ 90.

I am now a full time mother with three children aged 7, 12 and 14. In my spare time I help with voluntary organisations and run charity projects. I live full time in London and visit Malaysia every other year.

Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Good Luck with your blog (and your move to Singapore). It looks wonderful and I hope many more ex-BBGSians post their thoughts on it.

Best Wishes,

Mei Ling


Anonymous said...

Hi Joanna!

I have no idea if you remember me. It's Sujatha Rajagopal or Suji as everyone called me then and now too. One of the Croakers if you remember those goofy bunch of girls who used to accapella their way all over the place, especially in front of the school hall and behind the school gym. Julie and I were in the same year and I read on your blog that she's here in the US? I'm in San Jose! So thought it would be great to catch up with her. You can reach me at Take care and really cool blog I must say!

Joanna Yeoh said...

Hi Suji,
I definitely remember you and the Croakers - although I couldn't understand why you called yourselves that - you guys sang beautifully! Can you pls send me some photos or stories to share on the blog?

Anonymous said...

Hi Mei Ling

This is Sook Ching. Likewise, I was browsing and came across this blog. Joanna, thanks for the fond memories. Great reading through all the letters.

Sook Ching (Sandra) class of 5S3, '85

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanna,

Ooi Cheoo here, although now I am known as Felicia. I was browsing for news on BBGSians and came across your blog. Really great to read back on all the news and things we BBGSians use to do back then. Its really been so.... long. I was in the same class as Mei Ling then and have since lost touch with her when we left school. I can be reach at Really enjoy myself reading your blog.