Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Class of 1986 Reunion

40 is the New 30.... or so we would like to think .....
A good cross-section from the BBGS Class of 1986 gathered together at Halia, Sime Darby Convention Centre on June 6, 2009 to catch up on school memories and post-BBGS news. We also took this opportunity to collectively celebrate our 40th birthdays together.

Many thanks to Tho Mei Poh (5S3), Ivy Loh (5S1) and Tan Teng Teng (4S5 - she left before completing the SPM - lucky girl!) for organizing the logistics of the event.

Ladies attended from as far as Australia (Ong Jin Kar from 5S1), Penang (Chew Guat Li from 5S4) and Singapore (Moonlake Lee from 5S5).

The one amazing thing that struck most of us was that despite the passage of time, we could still see the 17-year old girls in the more mature and sophisticated ladies present at the event. Needless to say, it was a noisy affair as everyone was busy talking, laughing and showing off photos of kids and pets.

It really did not matter which career path we had taken over the past 23 years since leaving our beloved alma mater - home makers, lawyers, businesswomen, agents, HR managers, IT consultants, etc - one bond that we all shared was our formative years at BBGS. The values that we were taught have been instilled permanently in our hearts. The challenge is to pass the torch to the next generation.

Phang Sow Yoong, BBGS Alumnae from the Class of 1970, made a special guest appearance to update us about plans to revive the BBGS Old Girls Association and the launch of a Scholarship Fund to honour former BBGS Headmistress, Elena Cooke, at Pavillion on August 4, 2009.

We ended the day renewing friendships or in some cases, making new friends. With technology such as Email, Facebook, Blogger, etc - there really is no excuse not to keep in touch.

For those ladies from the Class of 1986 who were unable to attend, please email Moonlake for more information on how to keep in touch with your friends from school. You can also join the Class of 1986 on Facebook to see the photos from the reunion.

Nisi Dominus Frustra!

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