Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An Official Photo Of Dato' Brother Vincent

The official photo of Dato' Brother Vincent receiving his Datoship from His Highness Sultan of Perak was released last week. Congratulation again, Brother.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Look at his Enthusiasm

That's Michaelian spirit!!
The Run was held successfully with an estimated number of 500 students turning up in their sporting gears. The weather was excellent. While most of the senior students were already familiar with the routes, the younger ones were obviously curious and wary when they snaked through the path along the Kinta river. Though feeling exhausted trying to complete the 5-km run, our Michaelian boys endured the challenge and persevered until the end. Syabas!

Serious runners.
See all of you again next year. Yes, the RUN continues.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Statement By Dato' Brother Vincent Corkery

I wish to express my deepest appreciation to His Highness the Sultan of Perak for this high honour, which I am happy to receive on behalf of the La Salle Brothers and St Michael’s Institution.
As we approach our first centenary, it is a signal recognition for St Michael’s as a long established beacon of excellence. Here young people without distinction are prepared to take their place in society and serve with honesty and dedication.
It will be greeted with joy among the thousands of our ever faithful alumni.
The honour is timely and much appreciated.
pix courtesy of Brother Matthew

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Brother Vincent Corkery To Be Conferred A Datukship by Sultan Azlan Shah

Brother Vincent will be conferred a Datukship by the Sultan of Perak in conjunction with His Highness' 82nd birthday tomorrow. The investiture ceremony will be held at the Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar.
A short message has been sent over to the blogger yesterday and it will be posted after the ceremony. We, all Lasallian fraternity worldwide, wish Brother Vincent a great and eventful day.

Friday, April 09, 2010


St Michael's keeps faithfully to its tradition, yes, Michaelian Run is on again. Michaelians old and new, please come over for a lap along side the Kinta River, enjoy the great scenery, get chased by the dogs, admiring the old, wooden houses and say hello to the residents, who have stayed there for decades.
Starting point, school field, time: 7.30am and date: April 10, 2010. See you tomorrow.

OMA Annual Dinner 2009 - Recollections

                                                                  The jubilarians with their certificates.
                                                                       caption: A great Lasallian family.
The strong tradition goes on. For Michaelians, the last Saturday of September would be a day all congregate in Ipoh for a vibrant and grand reunion day for old Michaelians worldwide. Last year marked another splendid gathering for some 800 Michaelians to catch up old time and renew friendship.
OMA president Mr Adrian Tsen, in his speech, warmly commended those who took the effort to attend. He also congratulated the recipients of last year’s Diamond, Golden, Ruby, Silver and Pewter jubilarians for their undivided loyalty to the Alma Mater.
He said the countdown to our first centenary(1912-2010) has begun, with several projects successfully implemented, notably the new primary school building built in memory of Brother Ultan Paul, re-roofing of SMI’s main building, well-equipped boys and ladies toilets and the main boardroom.

“Our dream is to have SMI restored to pristine splendour for the big occasion”, Mr Adrian Tsen said, followed by a big applause from the audience.

Among those who attended the reunion were the ever-supportive Brother Vincent Corkery, Brother Matthew Liew, Brother Matthew Bay, representatives from St Paul’s, St George’s, St Xavier’s, illuminaries Dato’ Foo Wan Kien, Dato’ Lee Hau Hian, SMI KL Alumni's Dr Chin Yoong Kheong, Mr Lee Wei Seong and Miss Jeannie Khoo.
Former principals Mr Teh Chor Aun and Mr Louis Rozario Doss and our ever-green and ever-dynamic former teachers, among others Mr Noel Oliveiro, Mr Timothy Chee, Mr Stephen Ng, Mr Choo Ah Chye and Mr See Tean Seng.
Our hats off and salute to all in witnessing the solid and robust Michaelian spirit abound that evening.
Looking forward to another great year, the year of the Tiger!
Note: Credit to Brother Matthew Bay for all the shots featured here.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

St Michael's 83rd Sports Day - Upbeat & Colourful

It was an occasion similar to the ones we had in the 60s, 70s, up to the 90s. Without doubt, St Michael's Sports Day was an event looked forward eagerly to by Michaelians.

Mr Koo Kim Kuang, guest-of-honour and principal Mr Phoon. 

Two weeks before the sports day, practices after practices were held to improve their marching styles. Fierce competition could be seen among the upper forms, judging from the determination of each member of the class in outdoing one another by coming up with the best flag design, better marching formation and T-shirt designs. (It was only in the late 90s that T-shirts began to adorn the attire of pupils during the customary class marching, which was introduced by Brother Vincent Corkery when he was the director).

In Our Story (1994), "Competition in class marching was introduced, each class marching behind its cherished flag, and this became a colourful climax on the annual sports day".
Dozens of parents turned up to render strong support. Former principals who attended were Mr K. Balasubramaniam and Mr Teh Chor Aun. Among the former teachers who came were Tn Hj Meor Idris, En Harun bin Md Yusuf, Mr Lee Kem Siang, Mr Stephen Lee and Mr Charlie Wong. Representatives from the OMA who came were Mr Anthony Lourdes, Mr Bobby Chew, Mr R. Gnanasagaran and Mr Harneak Singh.
All in all, it was a day filled with pleasantry and great memory. 
Come 2010- Michaelian Sports Day will be our 85th. 

Signing off,
Peter Khiew