Catching up with the Seniors - 4th June 2016

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Class of 1970

I had the opportunity to catch up for High Tea (Palm Mall again) during the weekend of the Agung’s birthday with our seniors from Class of 70. Boon Kee started early from his house in Ampang and got lost to my place as the Google map diverted him to another Taman.  We were resolute to try get to Seremban in time for the Sotong Meehoon in Rasah Jaya; a stone throw away from Zip’s house. We arrived in time to be told they sold out even though it was only 9.45 a.m. Hunt for laksa and Zip took us to Vah Nam Coffee shop in Jalan Rahang. Spot on if you are longing to have a taste of the unadulterated laksa from yesteryears.  The plate of Hakka mee on the next table looked scrumptious. Next time we promised each other as we left to look for loh si fun in Hose road which was recommended by Seremban die hards. Again not our luck as the stall was closed as it was a public holiday.

A quick drop by to see London based Siew Boi who was back in Seremban. She recovering from dengue and could not make the high tea.

It was lovely spending 5 hours looking at old photos, walking down memory lane with Lee Siang, Goh Ah Koo, Paul Leow, Prof Yip Chi Keong, Lim Kooi May, Goh Teck Hoe and Fong Lan and reliving days of BB, GB, Scouts, Guides, Sports Day and all those pranks we did in school. Carew Street girls Irene (Yin Hoi) and Zip just hit off and shared tales on Golden City Cinema. Koon also brought along Wong Chu Chui, the aunt of the Seremban porridge operator. Where to go next – LCLY, Regent or more hawker fare. Porridge was the favourite choice and ikan bakar was also tempting. We drove over to the porridge shop where customers were queuing up for tables even though the shop was yet to be operational. We were all so stuffed up as the serving had generous spare parts and could not make a pit stop at the Ikan Bakar stall.

Thank you to Teck Hoe for hosting.

Angie Yen



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