Friday, August 31, 2007

Merdeka Celebration Bash at SMI

The school's theme for the Merdeka: "Combining Efforts, Experiencing Success" - St Michael's celebrates the country's 50th year of independence.

caption: Flags and buntings are proudly displayed to usher in the spirit of Merdeka. Notice the newly replaced roof and the freshly painted coat of paint. The building itself, as grand as ever, is a magnificent display of our loyalty, commitment and patriotism to the nation.

.....Morning session

Mr Thomas Choo (former teacher) and Mr Gibert Chai (1959- Form 5) returned to the Alma Mater to share with us what Merdeka is all about. A speech by Dato' Prof. Dr Khoo Kay Kim, another old boy of SMI, was read out.

caption: Mr Gilbert Chai in his elementscaption: Proudly displaying the banner (Second from left, Mr Joseph Lee, PIBG chairman, Mr Thomas Choo, Mr Gilbert Chai and second from right, Mr Phoon, principal)
Jonrae Wan Wing Fye, a Form Four boy, also spiced up the euphoric atmosphere through his 10-minute speech, infront of 1800 students in the morning session. He was later invited to speak to another 750 afternoon session students.

All these messages had powerfully enlivened the spirit of Merdeka in fellow Michaelians.

.........Afternoon Session

caption: Our salutation and gratitude to members of the Michaelian Military Band who continue to demonstrate their undivided loyalty to the school by performing in almost all school, district and state events, year after year.

caption: Afternoon session boys, Form 1 and 2, listen attentively to the speeches by Jonrae, Professor Khoo and Tn Hj Meor Idris, our guest speaker. Patriotism is evident throughout the celebration.

caption: Tn Hj Meor Idris looks more relaxed and cheerful after his retirement.

Signing off,
Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia.. from us at St Michael's Institution, Ipoh.

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