It is a ceremony where a special person is assigned to dot the eyes of the lion. The mirror on the front of the lion’s head was dotted first. This signifies giving life to the lion. Then, each of the Lion's senses are "awoken", by dotting the eyes, ears, mouth and the rest of the Lion.
Turnout by donors, old boys and benefactors was amazing. They included Brother Matthew Liew, Brother Ambrose Loke, Brother Matthew Bay, Brother Paul Ho, Dato' Seri Lee Oi Hian, Prof. Francis Morsingh (son of SMI first headmaster Mr P.J. Morsingh), Tan Sri Chan Choong Tak, Dr Chin Yoong Kheong and Dr Jim Lai.
It was spectacular to see, in many years, the congregration of Brothers in St Michael's. It brought back the glittering years when Brothers walked along the corridors of St Michael's instilling discipline, moulding individuals and forming characters in all of us. Thank you so much Brothers.
The ceremony was simple yet steeped in tradition. The band, the orchestra, the lions, the scouts, the prefects, the librarians, the teachers and the presence of old boys (numbered at 150) all contributed to an atmosphere, befitting a grand La Sallian heritage. I am proud to be part of that heritage.