Friday, August 1, 2014


In the morning, I had some sort of a mini reunion of the Fourth Collegians (now known as "Kolej Canselor") from UPM. First, Puan Farah Sabina, an old TESL coursemate, and her husband, who was also from Fourth Residential College, arrived with their children. 

About half an hour later, our College Manager (at that time), En. Mohd. Mustafa Abu Talib Jailani (what a long name) came for the first time with his family. We recently discovered En. Mustafa has a relative who stays nearby my house, and that has made the Eid visit possible.

We seldom had the chance to meet as they are residing in Seremban and Kuala Lumpur I am glad that we still have the opportunity to see each other, at least once in a while.

In the afternoon, two ex-students, Mr. Mohd, Assadiq and Ms. Assafinas, siblings, arrived at my doorsteps. Assadiq is from SPM batch 2008 while her sister is from batch 2012. Hopefully I will not forget the date when I could see them again in about 2 weeks time.

At about 9:00 p.m., a group of ex-students from SPM batch 2006 were here. Many, many years ago, these people would together took a bus from Taman Universiti to Larkin bus terminal and from there, came to my house by taxis. Now almost everyone drives but long live the memory of the past. 

The last visitors of the day were Puan Zainab Mohamed, a colleague, and her family. She is also one of the regulars and had started coming for Eid at a time when all the boys were still very young who would be happily (and secretly) feeding my hamsters with cookies.

With two more days before school resumes its session, will there be more people coming? That we will have to wait and see.