We booked him for lunch and met him at the hotel he had put up. Beow
and me were early. After 15 minutes of standing we decided to take a
seat at the lounge and wait with another man who was seated
there. After a while, he looked up and gazed at Beow and then me.
We returned our gaze but then in our mind... this guy cannot be Kuda!
The question ran out almost automatically.... Are you
???????. True enough Kuda was there ... the old horse
was waiting for us and could not recognize us.....after 54 years of not
setting eyes on each other.....Boy ... how we have aged - lah! Really
ah pek looking all of us.
was just like the first time I organised the come 2 gather in 2003. When the rest
turned up... knowing me...I made him guess who each one was....Anyway
we enjoyed ourselves ... as usual explaining and recollectiong by
scanning our minds of the links we had 54 years ago.
Chee Boon turned up, we could not go far from the hotel which had no
buffet lunch and decided on the nyonya cuisine behind the hotel. Full -
so we settled on the coffee shop next door which Gitu was happy as he
is on a vegetarian diet. Eng Keat was generous ordering most of the
dishes and paying for them. The old horse pushed aside my money and
paid for the drinks all round.
talk more - we moved to the OFA and yak yak yak again. When about to to
leave we met our teacher Hwang Hong Shi aka "Horse shoe" (sorry master!..for that) and then
again. It was a classical case of an old horse and his horse shoe.
to those who made it a once in a life time event for him : Teik Meng,
Eng Soon, Kok Voon, Aw Chai, Leng Chooi, Beow, Gitu, Chee Boon &
wife, Khing, Eng Keat, Soon Keat, Cheng Woh.