Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tickets Are Being Booked Now!

Just checked the e-mail:
Not only enquiries are aplenty about the much-awaited play of the year but bookings are already in full gear.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are in hot demand. As we have informed earlier, old boys from Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh have already made reservations through the OMA and the director himself.

Quick! Let us know how we can help you get tickets for you and your family members, colleagues or friends.

This is a show not to be missed!
Note: An e-mail from a Michaelian.
I'm really looking forward to another masterpiece of Master Timothy Chee, and I would be glad if I can get hold of a Saturday night show ticket.
Do advise on availability.
Thank you.
Vin Fei Ban

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mr Lawrence just chanced upon it on his way to the library. How it appeared on the first floor near the school office remains unanswered. In a very aged condition, the black and white photograph shows a group picture of the Lasallian Brothers at St Michael's in the year 1963. Was this group a contingent from Sri Lanka who paid us a visit or having their internship here? Who are the boys in white who sit on the grass? Perhaps Brother Vincent can enlighten us on this. Thank you Mr Lawrence for sharing the photo with us.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SMI Alumni Dinner 2009

A total of 25 former teachers and 15 current teachers from St Michael's have been invited to join in the annual gathering of some 800 old boys at the Segi University College function hall.
Those who are currently working in KL or neighbouring cities, the annual gathering is one of the occasions they are eagerly looking forward to.
Just as they find great joy in meeting up one another for fellowship and catching up of old times, we are equally excited in joining them for an evening of fun and laughter.
Old Michaelians can contact the organising chairman, Mr Fong Muntoh at 016-2085369 to get a ticket for the dinner at RM60 each.

Our Own Personalised Old Michaelian Tie

We are thankful that Master Timothy Chee still possesses the artistic, innate and creative touch. He has responded to our calls for our very own old Michaelian tie which we can wear to our places of work. It's an identity, our great pride, a reminder, a sense of loyalty, remembering our roots or anything you call it, we are sure we will have that great feeling each time it is worn. Thank you, Master Timothy for your intense and deep love for St Michael's.
The design will be forwarded to the Old Michaelians Association president Mr Adrian Tsen and his committee members for suggestions on the aspects of production and retailing.

Monday, March 23, 2009

SMI Annual Sports Day -9 April 2009

Look at the two teachers - En Zulkarnain Daud and Mr Sathianathan. For days, both have been meticulously drawing the running tracks using "used engine oil" sourced from the railways station workshop in Falim. Look at the lines and you can see they are the results of hardwork and plenty of efforts. Now we have fine and neat tracks for the 800m, 400m, 200m and 100m runs.
We also congratulate Cikgu Helmi, Cikgu Adi and the rest of the PE teachers for sweating it out in preparing for our much-watched and much-awaited Sports Day - on April 9, 2009.
Parents, old boys, family members, in fact Ipoh folks are welcomed to our school that day.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Good News Michaelians...

Mr Timothy Chee called. He has completed the design of the neck tie. It is going to be one stylish design with attractive colours and strong theme. Will get the illustration from him tomorrow. Drop by to get a glimpse of what's in store from the maestro.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Visit To St George's Institution, Taiping.

caption: A tour of SGI Taiping with members of the RLEC.

The committee members of Regional Lasallian Education Council were at SGI, Taiping for yet another fruitful meeting. We were at St Anthony's, Teluk Intan last month and two weeks ago, Brother Vincent, Brother Matthew, Mr Harneak and I were at SGI, Taiping. A meeting was held at the OGA office, a stone's throw away from the school and later we adjourned for a dinner at the Meridian Hotel restaurant. Thanks to the old boys for their company and fellowship. The next RLEC meeeting will be in Ipoh on April 14, 2009.
The purpose of RLEC is to effectively facilitate formal and non-formal Lasallian education that promotes human and spiritual development of the person in a multi-faith society particularly the poor and the disadvantaged.
RLEC seeks to promote -1. Holistic education for youth, especially the poor and the disadvantaged.2. The development of a Lasallian spirituality open to all faiths, for a truly inclusive Malaysian society.3. Universal human rights and social justice.4. A sense of community in all Lasallian works – “together and by association”.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Still Keeping The Friendship Alive After 42 years.

caption: From L to R: Justin Gomez, Rohini Kumar, Michael Ong, Philip Low, Andrew Taveira and Anthony Kim. Front with MU T-shirt: Thomas Nathan.

These are our old boys who just want to come together to make sure the Michaelian bond is strengthened. Year after year, our Michaelians have never failed to attend the OMA annual dinner in Ipoh.
Mr Anthony Kim, for example, underwent a major eye operation last year just before the dinner and he just refused to stay on in KL and let his buddies had a good time with the rest. With his eye still under close observation by the doctor, Mr Anthony quietly made his way to Ipoh and even went around taking photographs. That's Michaelian spirit.
Other Michaelians I wish to mention here is Mr Michael Ong, Mr Thomas Nathan and Mr Justin Gomez whose presence had obviously added the glitters and meaning to any occasions.
Last week, they got together for a dinner, specially organised for Mr Andrew Taveira who came back for a short holiday from Perth, Australia and today, I have the honour to highlight the activities of our super seniors.
Below is a short note from Mr Anthony Kim. The venue was at a Chinese restaurant in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. The date: 5th March 2009. Another picture showed 6th March 2009. That was because we ended past midnight. All of us were in Class Form 5 A3 (1967). He said, " Many thanks to Thomas Nathan for taking the trouble to organise this reunion dinner for Andrew'.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


He started the scout movement with only 22 boys on a small island in Dorset, England, 102 years ago.
Today, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the World Scout Movement must be the happiest man as there are now nearly 28 million scouts, in more than 150 countries. Remembering his noble efforts, scouts from 02 Kinta of St Michael’s Institution organized a modest gathering to remember their founder.
Scout master Christopher Arulsamy said the occasion was organized not only to pay tribute to Lord Baden but to strengthen the set of values enshrined in the Scout Promise – to do one’s best, to do one’s duty to God, to help other people and to obey the values in the scout law.
He advised the scouts to pay importance not only to the skills and knowledge they learn in school but to develop positive values like honesty, reliability and trust. Among the activities carried out were cutting of a cake, singing of scout songs and marching. Invited guests to the event were veteran King Scouts Mr Timothy Chee, Mr Thomas Choo and Mr Joseph Michael Lee.
Note: The event will be published in Ipoh Echo issue 70 (March 15). The school has also submitted the necessary details to the New Straits Times. Well done, Michaelian scouts!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2008 STPM Results

Kok Jun Lum scored 5As in the STPM. He scored excellently in Pengajian Am, Accounts, Matematik T, Physics and Chemistry. When the results were released yesterday, Jun Lum was swarmed and congratulated by his friends. Immediately after that, he walked to the teachers, shook their hands and uttered the words many teachers would like to hear from their students each time results were out - "Thank you, teachers."
Principal Mr Phoon Chong Chee, who went around congratulating the students, said he was pleased and satisfied with the students' achievement. He said many students who succeeded in getting good results were actively involved in co-curricular activities. He dispelled the notion that these activities disrupt studies. "Jun Lum was the band leader when he was in Form Five. He got 9As in his SPM. Today, he scored 5As".

Mr Karunagaran, Form Six moderator, was one happy man yesterday. His coaching style, his no-nonsense attitude and his sharp focus towards his students brought forth sweet results. To all Sixth Form teachers, your hardwork had truly made all of you "a league of your own".

St Michael's produced four students who got 4As. They are:

Chan Guan Yee, Chin Wei Sheng , Tham Wai Lup and Jaw Ke Yun. Other who deserve to be mentioned are Lim Soon Li, Choo Yuh Luan, Lam Ming Chuan and Yong Queen Ni who scored 3As and 1A-. Percentage passes is 95.83%. The breakdown passes for Science is 99.15% and Arts, 90.67%. Thank you, Mr Karu for the information.

From St Michael's, BOG, PTA and OMA, our congratulations.

Look here! Matthew and his friend sacrificing their time to dispense university pin numbers for potential university entrants. Bravo!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Preparations Are Smoothly Underway

The making of "The Warlord Of Terror" is on track.
Drama director Master Timothy Chee has, singlehandedly, drawn up a huge, eye-catching banner to be put up, not only for fellow Michaelians to see but for those who pass by the ever-busy Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam.
caption: Principal Mr Phoon admiring the newly-designed banner.
This is going to be one great play with lively music, excellent cast and awesome costumes and props. It won't be long when hundreds of lanterns are delivered to the school to line up the 50-metre walkway from the main entrance to the school foyer. Just imagine the sight when the lanterns are switched on at night. The Tang dynasty will come alive!
caption: Students lend a helping hand, a demonstration of Michaelian spirit.
Inside the main hall? The director is working out something too. This is going to be a tremendous year of great drama, so be the first to get the tickets when they are on sale.
Our e-mail: or call the office at 05-2540418.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Good news!
Master Timothy Chee, who came across the post on our old boys' passionate pleas for a tie which they can proudly call their own, has decided to come up with an exciting and intricate design.
In fact, he is very supportive of the idea and looks forward in getting the tie done up, in our preparations towards the centennial celebrations.
Thank you, Master.