Friday, November 18, 2011

weekend reflection:Blast from the past.

Mr. Lee You Han and the students of Form 1B , Kai Chung school, 1974

I went to Crystal mountain and took these Jade turtles.


1974 photos, it needed to be scanned.

This is a tribute to Mr. Lee You Han, my form six form mate in Methodist school Sibu, and my colleague in Kai Chung School. He was the first person I knew when I arrived in the school in April. He and Mr. Chieng had been teaching there since January. We went out to the same eating place for our lunches. He took care of me.

A fellow blogger showed a photo of a upside down turtle. It reminded me of Mr. Lee because of this incident.

Your turtle, did you flip it over? Your photo reminded me of a time when I was a young teacher. A student gave me a terrapin. As I was on my way to my next class, I flipped it over on my teacher's desk, and left. When I came back, it was gone. I was upset with myself. My Colleague Mr. Lee who sat at the desk in front of me said I was so stupid when I asked if he had taken my terrapin. He said, of course, the terrapin will flip over and crawl away.

Would he survive the fall of one meter from my desk? I looked around and couldn't find it.

Recently, I found some of those students and colleagues on Facebook. They told me Mr. Lee had died. yuks, only in his fifties. We used to have class photos taken, and this was Form 1B, and I taught them all.

May be the students will find Mr. Chieng.


Scriptor Senex said...

I'm sorry Mr Lee died so young.

I love the jade turtles.

Francisca said...

It's good to remember the people who help us along the way. Nice tribute to Mr Lee, Ann.

[About your comment on my post today, you can check out this interesting article about HSBC's feng shui. It's been a controversial building ever since it was erected in 1985. However, you may say it's losing money, yet it ranks as the 20th largest bank in the world. :-) ]

Al said...

What an interesting story and a nice tribute. As you probably know, I love these old scanned photos.

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful reflections and nice scans!

Clytie said...

What memories Al's 'Sunday Scans' has opened up for us all!

I'm sorry as well that Mr. Lee died so young - this is a nice story about him. It's really cool that you remember him when you see turtles!