Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Our heartfelt appreciation to Mr Adrian Tsen, president of the Old Michaelians Association, Mr Joseph Michael Lee, PIBG chairman, teachers, parents, well-wishers and all Michaelians for their strong and solid support.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Less than 60 tables are allocated this year as the OMA president feels that diners need to be confined comfortably in the hall, not to place them outside, depriving them from the cheery atmosphere inside.
It's time to gather all your buddies and let them know about the banquet.
Those left school in 1948 (Diamond), 1958(Gold), 1968(Ruby), 1983(Silver) and 1998(Pewter) will be honoured that day.
Last year, a record number of more than 300 old boys from KL, Penang, Singapore and overseas came back to join in the Michaelian celebrations. This year, expect more to fellowship and network as the dinner coincides with the official opening of the St Michael's primary school building.
Mr Yip, the man behind all the fun, is working hard on the details. He surely looks forward to another joyous and lively get-together.
Call Mr Adrian Tsen at 012-5089191 or Mr Yip at 019-5567913 to get your tickets. Alternatively, email me at email@example.com
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Bro. Cassian was admitted to Tawakal Hospital in KL yesterday (Sunday 20th July) for surgery to relieve pain in the lower spine. The operation took place this afternoon and was successful but unfortunately he subsequently suffered a serious heart attack which left him unconscious for a period. There is some concern that he may have suffered brain damage but so far this has not been confirmed. He is now in the Intensive Coronary Care Unit of the Hospital.
Bro. Andrew, his Director, is the contact person with the hospital (013-6096242)
Let us pray earnestly that the good Lord will lay his healing hand upon Cassian and grant him a full recovery in his own time.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Works to replace the toilet bowls, basins and floor tiles were completed three weeks ago, much to the jubilation and praises of the school community, particularly those who had bore the ordeal of holding their nose against the stench and walked on the slippery floor for years.
the michaelian spirit in its July 2008 issue reports that the toilets were designed and supervised by Brother Matthew Bay and were completed in record time at a cost of RM30,000.
They are located on the ground floor convenient to the Food Court. Bright and cheery, they rank beside the widely admired "5-star" toilets.
The ladies will be warmly appreciative of this facility, as their traditional toilets for several years are two floors up beside the library. Note: This toilet has also been spruced up six months ago. Notice the corporate-looking exterior leading to the school office which comes with a more comfortable waiting area for parents and students, all attributed to the endless effort of Brother Matthew and the OMA.
Thank you Brother for the great initiative. Images will be posted soon.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I'm sure a smile can be seen from the old boys if a step is taken to restore back this historical symbol. The past, present and the future, and this symbol signified the past. Extreme disappointment from me, if this particular restoration is not being carried out.
I do not want such abandonment to reflect our present Michaelian community to be a community that does not show their appreciation for the past and just taking things for granted. Also, I do not want this tyre to have the same situation with the historical safe last time as it was been placed at the school field under the hot sun and rain without any possible action taken at that time. Stop this sort of disappointment and embarrassment. Actions shall be greater than words. Act right now, as soon as possible. Well done to those concerned boys for placing the tyre in a safe condition. I'm still glad that there're still some who have deep concern in the restoration of the history of SMI.
KT Wong, Member of SMI Alumni Association, Klang Valley.
That neglected tyre bears the legacy and heritage of Michaelians past and present. In no way should it be left by the drain to rot. Rather, I would urge the school authorities to take the initiative to do the necessary repair works and repainting and put it at the new primary school building.It has been a historical landmark for parents to wait for their children outside the school for so many years. It is comparable to the Pater familias statue that can be found at the school foyer.It is an utter shame and disgrace for the tyre to be just left by the drain as if it is waste to be disposed off. Please, do us a favour and preserve whatever heritage that is available in St. Michael's before they vanish completely. It is through the Michaelian Heritage that we have the Michaelian Spirit. I urge all non-Michaelians not to belittle the Michaelian Spirit. It is by this spirit that we are able to achieve great heights and amazing exploits for the glory of our alma mater, even after we have left school.
Yew Guo Zheng, Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS(Form 5Sc1 Year 2005)
I'll echo what Kin Tung and Henry had said.Here's what I think. That tyre has been around for a long time and I'm sure King Tung and Henry had a chance to use that tyre as part of a game or just for fun sake while waiting from transport. If one plans to repaint the face of the tyre, go ahead. Or make it as part of the new Primary School building, as how that tyre represented the old building that is now demolished.
The tyre has been placed infront of the primary school gate even before I started schooling there in 1995 and I agree those old boys will not forget the tyre, even me myself because I use to play around it when was in primary school, maybe it should be placed somewhere nearby the primary school and be given a new coat of paint..
Dharween Singh, Michaelian (Form 3a10 Year 2003)
Goodness gracious the tyre is still being neglected? I read with Great Dismay and Disappointment!.It looks like the primary school is disowning the tyre, any particular reason given by the primary administration? As what was posted by Kin Tung, Guo Zheng, Andrew and Dharween the very fact the tyre is a symbol of our Michaelian Spirit. All Michaelians would have a fond memories of the tyre. Maybe we should launch an online signature campaign to show our concern to the primary admin. Hope that something is done to preserve the legacy of the tyre.
Best Regards,George13 Years of Michaelian Experience
I agree with Kin Tung's opinions. I believe many Michaelians would agree that every part of St. Michael's should be maintained and treasured by future generations of Michaelians. The tyre was one of St. Michael primary school's trademarks. Now that the old building has been demolished, we should retain some part of the old school's properties to ensure that none is forgotten. St. Michael's has always been a school that treasures its rich history and we should still continue that legacy. I suggest that the tyre be restored and placed in a special glass safe. It can be positioned somewhere in the main lobby or foyer of the new school, accompanied with a brief description of its origins and the old primary school building so that visitors are able to understand more of our history. I sincerely hope that the relevant committee members of the school would make a wise decision based on the echoes of generations of Michaelians.
Chew Jee Jhoong, Consultant Associate,Walter Rhodes, 5Sc4 Year 2003
From the Editor- Our Old Boys Have Voiced Out. Many offered suggestions and ways to restore and preserve the sad looking tyre, an item considered very special by those who could recall the moments they had, playing around it, walking pass it, standing infront of it for a snapshot or merely never noticed it after being there for decades but now begin to feel its significance. The comments posted will continue making their presence felt on this posting for another month, waiting for an initiative to how the tyre should be dealed with. The next meeting, all comments will be brought up.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
A concerned old boy voiced out:
I hope that the historical primary school display 'tyre' will be restored back at the same time on that day. For more than a year till my last visit to SMI, I still noticed that the tyre is being neglected and is still lying down near the beside the drain. A number of conversation that I had with the Principal, and it was embarrassing to know that the Primary School's administration refused to have it. Total demolition had been carried out on the old primary school building, and we should be grateful that such relic still exists till today. It shall be a shining symbol to everyone who had their education previously at the SMI Primary. Please try to take some initiative to keep and restore this historical item. It deserves our total care and appreciation.
KT Wong, KL OMA Alumni
Thursday, July 03, 2008
caption: That's our new school building.
caption: The demolition work being carried out.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
OMA Reunion Dinner is back. The day has been fixed. The details:
Venue: Red Crescent Hall
Date: 27 September 2008
Cost: RM40 each
For details and tickets:
A glimpse of last year's reunion. Go to the link below. http://peterkhiew.blogspot.com/2007/10/oma-69th-annual-banquet.html
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Looks like another great play is underway. Come August 15, for three days, the SMI main hall will again be filled with sounds of screaming students, songs that melt your hearts, music that inspire and most importantly, the hall serves as a showcase for our 47th years in drama excellence. We thank Ms Corrinne Mah and Ms Ling Lidi for your gracious service and wonderful efforts in the continuity of the rich drama tradition.