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Sydney branch dinner

Sze Tin’s post: “There were 15 of us and our dinner lasted from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. We were the last but one table to go.”

And why was this? Because the usually quiet David Yap Kun Tiat (Form 6, 1964-65) decided, at around dessert, to tell us tales of his wild youth. We almost fell off our chairs.

His family lived near the school and one night he just had to know if the jaga was illicitly enjoying the airconditioning from under the office door. So he crept up and tried out the bed while he thought the jaga was far away. (All this accompanied by some choice Punjabi swear words!) Another time he was sent to Mr Mori to be caned for saying a certain six-letter “b” word. He says he was just in class discussing with another boy: “Is it spelled burger, do you think?” And it just came out. Yeah, sure. He also had a taste of magic mushrooms which sprouted overnight out of cowpats at Batu Caves after rain. He implicates classmate Chan Weng Kit. WK had a car, a Mini, and was able to rush them to Batu Caves to pick the stuff. Once KT went to a movie, The Battle of the Bulge, after a mushroom meal and thought the tanks were rolling over him. Comment from Soon Sinn: “Imax effect for cheap movie price. Not bad!” (BTW, WK grew up to be a headmaster, in Seremban.)

Oh the dinner… it was great and I think we talked non-stop. Towards the end the staff were vacuuming all around us. Thanks to Keng Sun for organising it, and to Sze Tin too for helping pick the dishes. Captions with help from Keng Sun. Mistakes my bad (quoting Kiwi Edward). Corrections, additions pse direct to ES.

din1 – (left to right) – Mrs Lau; Dr Lau Kit Sun; Lim Sze Tin; Goh Soon Sinn

din2 – (left to right) – Kim Huat; Swee Nyet (Mrs Soon Sinn); Lucy; Simon Woon

din3 – (left to right) – Lucy; Simon Woon; Anthony; Catherine (Mrs Anthony)

din4 – (left to right) – Cathrine; Eng Sim; Jonathan Paul; David Yap Kun Tiat; Janette (Mrs David)

din5 – (left to right) – Lucy; Simon Woon; Leong Keng Sun; Anthony


September 22, 2007 - Posted by | Alumni, Photos


  1. ES, your bad, abetted by KS. It was Soon Sinn and Keng Sun who ordered the dishes. I helped only by handing the menu to Soon Sinn.

    Thanks for the photos! Attendees’ last-year in MBS ranged from circa 1947 (Dr Lau) to 1972 (Baby Woon).

    Won’t KS want to mention a little bit about the orphans that he helped with the proverbial hat passed around? Sorry, MBSKL building fund. This time, the colletion went to another deserving cause, with which KS has first-person contact. KS, as usual, grabbed the bill and paid. He was going to foot it and, if we insisted on paying our share, he was going to donate it to the orphans he mentioned on the Loop. However, after we paid for our share, Soon Sinn started the ball rolling (or the hat passing) for a collection to go to the orphans.

    No doubt we shall have another get together soon. Then the hat would be passed around for the building fund. In the words of ex-principal, Mr Loh Kung Sing aka Anthony, “We must have another one soon.” Someone else remarked, “Before Christmas.” Typical MBS spirit. Go forward MBS.

    Sze Tin

    Comment by Sze Tin | September 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. Great dinner and entertainment – thank you KS for organising. Thank you David and Jonathan-Paul for the entertainment – much enjoyed!

    I am after Anthony (Kung Sing) wife’s email address please as I need some information on BBGS affairs. Please assist using my email address lucylow _at_ gmail.com

    Please DO NOT post Mr. Loh Kung Sing’s contact here if you have it. Please forward Ms Lucy Low’s email address to Mr. Loh and leave it to his discretion to reply to Ms Lucy. Her email address has been edited to thwart email address harvesters. Please reconstruct the address.

    Comment by Lucy Low | September 23, 2007 | Reply

  3. Dear moderator,

    May I ask if Mr. David Yap is from Universiti Malaya, Economics Faculty.

    Thank you so much.

    Sir, no idea at all. Please pose question to the MBSLoop.

    Comment by Rene Tan Vien Gen | October 8, 2007 | Reply

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