Friday, September 28, 2007

1993 Bukit Bintang Boys School, 4 Sains Hijau class photo

That's me, middle row, second from left. Another picture I found while I was digging through my old photos. On the back of this picture, I scribbled down "4SH / cleanest class of the year". Hrm, some accomplishment.

It's a 14 year old picture. I hardly remember any of them now. I hardly keep in touch with any of them. Looking back, I didn't really enjoy secondary school much. I always felt like an outsider... like I didn't fit in. I blame that on my family's nomadic lifestyle. Every 3-4 years we would move to either Ipoh, PJ and once, to Bagan Serai.

I don't remember our class teacher's name now, but I knew she thought us maths and additional maths. I totally sucked at additional maths. I think most of the students in my class flunked it. Once, we were so proud that someone in our class got 20 out 100 for a test (or something like that, heck it was ages ago).

I always felt like this was a prison. The only class I was good at was English. Though I did enjoy biology, I barely passed. I think it was a mistake taking up the science stream. I totally sucked at it.

I never played any sports in my school. That would explain my weakling demure. I still don't play any sports. The only thing that I actually liked was swimming and cycling. I don't play any team sports or things that involve hand-eye cordination. I couldn't hit a ball with a racket.

I really tooked up cycling when I was in the US, was fun to cycle in St. Cloud as it was really flat. I won a racer in a bet. Yew Sum was leaving and he wanted to give away his old racer he inherited from his sister. It was old but it still worked. One day, me, Yew Sum and Siva when out for lunch at a chinese buffet shop. As we were having watermelon for desserts, Yew Sum announced that who ever can guest how many watermelon seeds was in his mouth, he could have the bike. It was between 1 to 3. I said 3 while Siva guessed 1. Yew Sum then spitted out 3 seeds. After we got home, Yew Sum said he actually planned to give me the bike already but Siva kept pestering him for it. So I asked him what if I guessed the wrong number of seeds in his mouth, he replied "I was going to swallow the rest if you guessed 1 or 2".

Now when ever I see watermelons, I think of Yew Sum. I could just see his expression now as he was trying so hard not to laugh as he spat out the watermelon seeds. He must have been glad he didn't have to swallow any seeds then.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude this is awesome..im from bukit bintang too..and right now im in the US..i was in 4Coklat..but u re way older..anyway it feels good to actually find someone from the same school online..cool stuff..simret@blogspot.com..thats mine..would be glad to show u some of my stuff..

-simret-

Mohd Rizal said...

Dude!! I was in that class. I'm the one standing behind Mrs Tan(our class teacher, since u don't remember her name,heh heh),the short guy. If I'm not mistaken,ur name is Ong Beng Chian or sumething, can't really remember. Man, those were the days. I think our class was one of the happy go lucky bunch. So whuts up? I think the last time I saw u was when u worked at TV3. Still there ka? What about form 5? Were u in 5SH? If u were, could u upload that pic too? Thx.

luxen said...

Hey Rizal, come and join us in facebook. We have a group just for guys from BB class of 1994.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8784845118

so far we have 65 members and growing.

J-Han said...

Great to see you have that photo. Beng Chiang... lol.. you are standing next to Brian, my brother is J-son, can see Steven Ho at the front... lol... good to see old photos... brings back memories of the good times.. lol... My brother just got married, saw steven ho, raymond soon kean heng and etc... funny stuff man... ahhahahaha

luxen said...

your brother did invite me to his wedding but I was out of town. I heard it was very fun. Anyway, do join us in the facebook group!

Fish of Pisces @ 5th_E said...

Haha! i saw the other day @ Midvalley during the Royal n Arts exhibition. Wanted to tegur you but u were busy here and there, with ur TV3 tag.

It was my students who performed the Asyik for the opening ceremony. :P Small world innit? Eh, u went to the 50th Anniversary Dinner ah?

luxen said...

sorry, didn't notice you. Probably because you look so different! I didn't get to watch the performance. I was there to do an interview only. Didn't attend the dinner either, busy handling stuff for my wedding. Did you attend?

Anonymous said...

Wazzzzzzzuuppp!!! dude it is nice to see this photo man! Seriously, look at Brian, sharul etc they look like the young geeks they were. Well i heard brian is married now, probably 3/4 of them are married and now have little jr's running around. circle of life! -reuben k-

afag said...

hei bro...im fairuzse ex 4AJ and 5AJ boy(93-94)..bro...seen this nostalgic picture remembering me back to those school days...it reflect so much when seen my old buddies like Izran, taufik, Fadzly, Rizal, Brian and many more on the pix. do contact me if need printing services..(offset commercial and large format indoor & outdoor printing)at pselaseh@yahoo.com (my company at batu caves, Gombak.) ok bro..always remember to this magic word..NISI DOMINUS FRUSTRA...