With nothing better to do,surfing I did.Not on the water for sure but on the net it was.And lo ho behold,I stumbled across a class photograph of me and my classmates back in 1969.
How old can that be?
We were the boisterous ,happy students of 5 Science 2 ……..but leave me out of the picture.Socially..I was a disaster from the start.Dont recall any happy moment.Yes,as I stated earlier…life was hard for me.
But academically,I excelled in certain areas.Remembered Mr.V ‘s class in English.Wasnt I the best student.Boo.Angkat diri.It was the teachers remark and choosing my work as a model to be copied boosted my somewhat flailing confidence.Wasnt I the one who was always eager to read and answer the questions in his class.And my malay friends were envious of me.One told me: Pi lah kawan dgn Singh,Muthu…..for liking bombastic words.
But dont ask me maths and science….Mr R had me standing on the chair one fine day….hehe.And out of the class too.But he was one of the best teacher.
My late ustaz,had seen me as a lawyer….my BM teacher as a romantic novelist.
Alas my highest achievement : GB sekolah kluster.Tapi I pencen the next day.
And I was some sort of a walking dictionary.Book worm incorporated.How nerd was I ….damn clear.