The day we all have been waiting for since last year finally arrives. 1st of JULY, 2017 marked an important event that touched each and everyone that was present. The spectacular decorations at Royal Selangor Club, Bukit Kiara made the event even grander. About 70 La Sallians were present to celebrate this joyous celebration that included 9 awesome teachers
The event started with 2 bells, the first, all La Sallians to freeze, i.e not to move a muscle and stand still. The second to take our seats at the ballroom. This was to replicate what happens every day when we were at La Salle Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
With the sound of bagpipes and drums, our beloved teachers walked into the ballroom with an impromptu standing ovation from all La Sallians. The joy of seeing our awesome teachers after more than 35 years was a feeling that cannot be described in words.
Our Master of Ceremony was our Head Prefect and I must say he was outstanding in getting things in order, as we were all way too excited to be controlled. Speeches by Sukesh our Head Prefect, Mr. L.A Fernandez and Mr. Ananda Krishnan provide loads of jokes and reminiscences of good old times during our school days.
The hugs continued as it began before the event and during the event, this time it included hugs with teachers and photo taking continue all throughout the night.
Two videos was shown, the first to show photos of school days till present meetups. The second video showcases prerecorded video messages from La Sallians abroad that were unable to make it for the celebration.
The teachers enjoyed the event just as we the “Old Boys” did. Here are some of the teachers’ comments.
” I am trembling with emotion of gratitude and overwhelmed by the experience of respect and appreciation received, and wishing you a very happy Birthday and the very best of life.” Mrs. Bala
“Thank you very much for arranging transportation for Mrs Diana Yeoh & myself. Your love & concern is very touching. Our best wishes to you & all your ex-schoolmates. 🙏❤❤❤” Mrs. kT Tan
“On behalf of the teachers, I say Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, to the committee and all the students of 1982. It is a job well done. Magnificent and it touches our hearts. So good to see all of you doing well in your own field, keep it up and keep in touch. Cheers” Mr. Kua
Before leaving the event .. Mr. Kua made a passing comment – “best gathering he’s seen”..
Now, some La Sallians are even talking about the 55 or/and 60 REUNION. Onwards to VICTORY Boys!
As the celebration continued, a birthday cake was rolled in. Teachers and La Sallians came up to cut the delicious cake and more photos were taken.