Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blast from the past

My past caught up with me. In April 1974, as a 19 year old, I went to teach in Kai Chung school in a little town of Binatang, now known as Bintangor. Fresh from High School, I was enthusiastic. I stayed in the town and on the school compound. Some of the staff stayed there too, so we had a good camaraderie.

I made a lot of friends and was known as Miss Chan. the school came from a Chinese background and respect was valued highly.

Now some of these students have found me on Facebook, and I feel nostalgic as it was my first job. I also found a family and they treated me as one of their own. That's the Chew family. Sadly, the son whom I did teach had died. See my tribute when I heard his sad news.http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/01/chew-yaw-kok-belated-tribute.html

It is great to be connected again. If you were, especially one of those students in Form 2A, and all those I had taught, please get in touch. I remember meeting Peter Tang Ing Bing in 1986, he was either a medical student or doctor then, and the other student who was an engineer. We met at the Kuching ? Singapore airport? Otherwise, I have not seen any of you since I left for Canada in Sept 1975. The rest of you, you are my friends, not students. I shall love hearing from you.

As regarding the past catching up with me, hopefully I haven't done too many bad things.


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Facebook and Blogger both have done so much to bring people together ---people who used to know each other and have lost touch. I think that is so NEAT....

Hope you can rekindle more friendships from your past.

George said...

I think it's wonderful that you have re-connected with students from your first teaching job. I often wonder about some of the students I taught over the years, but I have lost touch with most of them.

LV said...

Thanks you for letting us share a part of your personal life. Enjoyed my visit with you.

Al said...

I haven't got a Facebook account yet, but sometimes I wonder about one for just the type of reason you're talking about here.

lina@happy family said...

In 1974 you have become a young teacher...wow!