Sunday, February 26, 2006

Tan Ah Lai's Sent-Off Dinner

As a result of Valentine's Day gathering at Kuan Lee Kam's office, Lee Kam had proposed a sent-off dinner for Ah Lai who would be leaving for Melbourne on 11 March 2006 after a long, long Chinese New Year vacation back home in Malaysia.
With much coordination from Chee Mee Lan, this day 25 Feb 2006, we had this gathering and dinner at Imperial China Restaurant in Subang Jaya generously sponsored by Kuan Lee Kam. We have to thank him for the great dinner.

It all started with the arrival of the above ex-Ledang girls.

From left: Rosemary Tan, Chia Yok Chan, Phua Mei Kwei,

Agatha Leow, Leelavathy, Chong Mee Chen, Irene and

Huang Yuet Ngor. Great to meet Leelavathy, Irene and

Chong Mee Chen after 35 years!

Our Guest-of-Honour, Tan Ah Lai with Yuet Ngor.

Meeting more of them at the private room.

From Left: Leelavathy, Chou Kan Yin, myself Kim Teck,

Kuan Lee Kam and Kong Hien Nigh.

Meeting Ong Siew Lan (in black) and Chong Mee Chen (in white)

since leaving school in 1970.

Catherine Lim Piew Chun smiling at the camera with

Chee Mee Lan's attention drawn elsewhere.

If you don't know who Kok Ah Kiew is, here you are looking

at the lady in pink.

Inter-mingling with excitement and noises before the dinner.

Sharing some light moments before dinner starts.

First we start with small group (trial run)

From left seated: Yuet Ngor, Rosemary, Yok Chan.

Standing:Ah lai, Siew Lan, Mee Lan.

Now a bigger group (more wanted in)

Standing: Ah Kiew, Siew Lan, Ah Lai, Irene, Mee Chen,

Leelavathy, Agatha, Mee Lan.

Sitting:Pieu Chun, Yuet Ngor, Rosemary, Yok Chan, Mei Kwei

Guys from left: Kong Hien Nigh, Kim Teck, Lee Kam, Chou Kan Yin.

For girls, you have to guess!

This is the complete group present.

Red wine and liqour to go with Chinese Course dinner

Lee Kam's wife (in floral pink) and daughter on her left.

It is eating and chatting time...

Well, the old days are always better.

The sifu giving advices

We got to join tables so that all stories were shared!

Now, the tables were joined, ready for more yak, yak, yak...

We dispersed immediately after mid-night.

On behalf of everybody, we wish Tan Ah Lai a safe and pleasant journey back home to Melbourne, Australia.


Blogger carole allon said...

I am looking for Huang Yuet Ngor. I was a Peace Corps teacher in Sabak Bernam with her in 1977. I will be in Malaysia for the first time since 1977 in the end of January 2014. Please help me make the connection. Carole Cohen

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