My "Feelings"

A modern-day letter/journal shared with my LSD friends of Lima Sains Dua 1975 with their spouses, other fellow Johannians of SJI including girls who joined us in Form 6 only. 

My Dear Friends or should I address you as My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please take some quiet time to reminisce what I am about to share below. It's from the Feelings of my Heart. It will only take me a short time to share online as I have spent my life being a "Chronicler" that I didn't realize. This title was given to me by our intelligent friend and former Microsoft MD in Malaysia, Benedict Lee Ban Hock, not too long ago in our brief online chat.

I like to warn that this sharing is not just using multi-media technology of today,  but is also a reflection of a post-millennial era of Human Consciousness, especially of mine, that can flip from one moment of time here to there as well as from this location to there in an instant, even the change of a subject!

Let's start with some old pics:

Some who viewed this old pic above taken some time in our 1974-75 school years together, like Chian Howe, Wooi Teck, Chuan Huat and I seen in a more current Dec 2018 pic below, where we were trying to recall where the above photo was taken at.

In our small get together a few nights after the 8 Dec 2018 turning 60 big reunion dinner, Chian Howe thinks it's Mimaland, Chuan Huat thinks it's Camerons, I thought it could be Lake Gardens and Wooi Teck wasn't really sure! I guess we all learned as we started to discuss past memories that we really remember only the ones that we had strong feelings or emotions about. This is because they happened many many years ago and since then, many more memories have been added to our memory bank that may make the earlier ones to become more faint to be recalled especially specifics are concerned!

One thing good about old black and white photos and books like our farewell 'Red Book' made from a large expired thick red diary is that if we can store them away properly, they become precious years later just like how antiques become priceless I guess! So when scanners become more affordable and more efficient or effective in size and speed, I started scanning big time to add to my blog journals to bring back more memories as shared below:

One thing for sure that can be stable in this online journal is about my "Feelings" shared today when we are all qualifying into the senior citizens class! Fortunately, I realized from young that I naturally had poor memory and compensated my weakness with the use of photos, videos, written records and later with computer technology to index all that I wish to remember so that I can recall them specifically and fast too at any time present or in the future.

As mentioned above where we couldn't figure out where that photo was taken at, a video created below of our turning sixty reunion event I believe can keep our memories for a longer time as compared to a photograph when shared in a future time. If our memory gets too short to know where is the above place in this long post I mentioned or one had skipped it while quickly scan-reading down to this point of the journal to read, just click here to auto-scroll up!  The two links I've provided thus far was the first that leads you to another page to explain the meaning of the word used. The second to 'click here' was to lead you to another part on the same page you're on here. This is a sample of the online technology today, using HTML language, of the flexibility one has to direct a reader/user to share more information. If one is not familiar with how to maneuver around a smaller sized smartphone screen which is harder compared to a larger computer screen, just avoid clicking any links at all as it's not necessary to follow the optional redirection or flow provided. Just scroll up and down like one is reading a book by turning the page forward or backward.

So let's continue on with sharing of my Feelings experienced in helping to organize this Dec 8, 2018 event:

The last photo above from my memory was after our Form 5 major exam and we all wanted to celebrate and had a party at Kim Hock's residence at Jalan Yap Kuan Seng which is very near the KLCC today! Now the reason the red arrow points to Zubir is just a few nights ago, we had a long chat on the phone. He was the Malay boy from our special class of Science two whom I had deeper roots with as with as he grew up with me in the same Kampong of Ampang Jaya together with another Johannian named Alvin Lim Kim Chuan whom I classify as one of the many affiliates of our Legendary LSD class. Click here to jump below to the section where I will write what Zubir shared with me that helped me reawaken my Consciousness of how special our Class of 4 and 5 Science 2 was that planted something in us that made a big difference for our future. It became a rationale we possessed where each could create our own narrative that would strongly influence the decisions of our life's future after leaving school. 

I said we were  'Legendary' as this plaque we donated to the school meant to encourage others after us to follow the same Spirit of the Eagle that made us Legendary! Along this same hallway or portico that Alan John, a student senior to us a year older, wrote an article about can be found here.

Now after Form 5 in 1975, we began to go in different directions as some did not continue to Form 6.

This could be the last gathering of most of us still in Kuala Lumpur in 1976

Now some started to journey overseas like this photo in London UK of 1976 Nov/Dec.

After one year at Taylor's matriculation program, it was my turn to go overseas for my education in Feb 1977. Grateful to have this pic to remind me of my LSD and affiliate friends who took the trouble to see me off!

I guess the magnet of the LSD 'Feelings' caused me to find Victor Liow whose family had migrated to Melbourne Australia.

This strong magnetic force also worked on Govind who like all the years to this day, he will suddenly show up like he did in the photo above after hitchhiking all the way from Perth to find me in Geelong Australia before finding his way hitchhiking to Europe and then finally to the US to continue his education! I think some of my quantum waves spread to him too discovered only light years later.

This photo shows my Mom and Sister-in-Law visiting me early 1978 to check on me haha! I share this photo to highlight Lim Tong Leong who is the older brother of Alvin Lim Kim Chuan, from my same kampung who was the very reason why I chose to study in an unknown University in Geelong when my matriculation results qualified me to go to Melbourne Uni or RMIT college. I felt that he was a Johannian affiliate to LSD too due to his younger brother who is also an LSD affiliate who became my buddy for life! It was the best decision I made as from my buddy's brother, I learned how to be really independent by picking his Architect's brain and follow all the crazy outdoor lifestyle he exposed me to in Australia.

Something happened to me in Australia where from LSD mindset, just before I turned 21 in the year 1979, my life was augmented with the LDS culture, same 3 letters slightly changed in its order! LDS was the short form for the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After I graduated from the university in 1980, I came home to serve a voluntary mission for the Church.

My old friends of Sc2 made an effort to come and visit me in Kuala Lumpur where I was based for some time.

While serving a mission from 1980-82, I had developed the habit of keeping a personal journal

After I completed my voluntary mission for two years, I found my future wife in Singapore and we planned some holidays in KL during our short courtship with another courting couple Ben and Swee Joon who did their sixth form in SJI together

When we all finished our education, the marriage course or of course was the path to follow and here is a photo of Ben and me in our dating years in 1982 on a trip to Fraser's Hill together with our future wives!

However, the strong bonds of "Feelings" kept us two couples close to each other together with many of our other classmates for many more years to come.

At Benedict's first home in 1986, after being the first to be married, that we are aware of as those days there was no cell phone or internet to easily know for instance if Baldev Singh got married earlier or not than Ben and Joon. We were glad to have an informal reunion to also help him move some furniture too as helpful friends.

After that time, many of us began to become busy in establishing our careers as well as starting our own families. There were only smaller reunions that occurred for our 5 Science 2 or Lima Sains Dua (LSD) group with our affiliate Johannians until:

Going back 20 Oct 2013
Turning 55 reunion video history

How the spark started on 12 Feb 2017
Turning 60 reunion idea thought of in a Chinese New Year lunch in PJ hosted by Thim Mun:

By 18 Feb 2018, celebrating the Chinese New Year at the home of Eugene and Carol, it was time to work on the 'Turning 60 reunion' idea to become a reality!

We will roar to Success thus making the theme of the event the "Roaring 60s"

Video promotions for the reunion event on Dec 8, 2018, started and continued till close to the date of the event :


Sharing of the discussion about why our 5 Science 2 or Lima Sains Dua LSD class was exceptional in a phone call with Ahmad Zubir: 

Ahmad Zubir was the only one of our four Malay boys in our 5Sc2 class that I could keep in contact over the years as our roots were deeper together as I use the term, we came from the same 'Kampong' or village in Ampang Jaya. From the photo above he is 2nd from the left pointed out with the red arrows on my Malay classmates in 1975. On his right is Malek Reedzuan. Further on Zubir's left is first Darius Abdullah who is followed by Shaidan bin Sulaiman.

I would visit his home by bicycle and vice-versa. However, once we left SJI school, as time went on, we each would get busier continuing our life's journey with further education, career, and marriage.  It got harder to stay connected with each other especially when technology like Social Media, did not exist in our early days. A Malay boy student friend that I could continue to stay connected with was Ainuddin Hamid, who was not from our 5Sc2 class but was also from our same 'Kampong'. He also eventually lived not far from our Kampong off Jln Ampang as I did. So after we finished our education and came home to Kuala Lumpur to start our careers and own family, we could continue to stay in contact. But where were my other Malay friends from LSD?

I started going through my old albums and journals to find out that Ahmad Zubir and Darius Abdullah were last seen in our  LSD class reunion in 1986, confirmed by checking our Class Red Book that had a page with multiple photos of that day shared above.

Then with Social Media technology in full swing, the following video was captured:

This meet up occurred in the year 2016 and was shared live on Facebook as it happened!

As I started to follow up with my Johannian friends on the phone for our "Roaring 60s" reunion event, I had a very interesting long conversation with Zubir on the phone, my friend from the same Kampong!

We started talking about our LSD class, recalling all the wonderful memories especially amazing things we achieved like the Thailand trip especially!  Then he said something that hit me in My Consciousness...that there was something special in the combination of different characters in the class that somehow made us acquire a special/magical attribute that was 40 years ahead of our time! Those words he said that was well articulated or words that caused an effect on me like a lightning bolt. I guess this was due to a book I've been writing and preparing to publish as soon as possible, from an unknown aspiring author from Boleh Land, that has been on my mind all the while! My book is covering the most important topic of Human Consciousness where Scientists and Religionists are giving all sorts of differing opinions and views!

While busy with all that research and writing both in my online journals as well as my book draft, I continued to follow my Heart and Mind to connect to old friends as I often wonder about them where have they gone and why I don't run into them like I can run into others. Then it happened. After finding Ahmad Zubir which was easy as he was from my same Kampong, I wondered what happened to Darius Abdullah, Shaidan bin Sulaiman and Malek Reddzuan? Then it happened....

I was in std 6A3 on the far right back and Nazli Shah is on the far left back.

I went to a lunch on 30 Oct 2018 to celebrate Nazli Shah's birthday (middle arrow) at Bilal Restoran Jln Ampang where Kamarul Bahrein (right arrow) at the lunch was also from 6A3 but not in the B&W photo above. But guess who was sitting beside me?

Darius Abdullah and Ikbal in the centre who brought him to the lunch celebration! Now you can compare the old pics of Darius as well as Zubir with the colored photo of two of them above that is in color and the B&W photo of the class pointed out by the arrows with names in the caption below.

I told Darius at lunch, sitting beside me, that I had been thinking about him for a long long time over the past years as we were sitting quite close together in class at school during Forms 4 and 5 years. I've never met him in all the different gatherings or reunions of our schoolboys over the years so was wondering where he had gone to. Lo and behold, he suddenly just showed up. He and Ikbal decided to stay longer after lunch to sit down with me to catch up with one another. I learned that he and Ikbal were part of a special program by the government in the 70s to place students like them who lived in villages outside KL to integrate with students who lived in the city. They lived in student dorms or 'asramas' in Malay where green army trucks would ferry the students to school and back each day. I remember seeing those army trucks parked near the school in my student days thinking there were parents who were in the military who sent their sons to St John's. After so many years later, I now know why were the trucks there and appreciate how the government was helping to improve the standard of education in the country for those who were living in the outskirts.

I asked Darius if he knew where were the other two Malay boys and he said he did contact Shaidan once before and that he was a doctor in Ipoh. Later through our WhatsApp connection, he gave me the link he found through Google here.  I followed up and soon got to talk to Dr. Shaidan who is an anesthetist today.

Dr Shaidan came late as he had to travel from Ipoh where he works and live today. Compare this look from a photo I captured of him at the party to the old B&W class photo above where he is on the far right pointed by the red arrow, we can see that one can tell it is him.

So there was only Malek Reedzuan left who was unaccounted for. Now at this point in writing, I cannot recall how I could find the contact number of Dr. Malek Reedzuan who runs clinics with his wife in Johore Bahru as well as restaurants and a Karaoke centre!!! I just know that as I'm doing my best to contact long lost friends when it came to finding the 3 Malay boys not from my kampong, Darius, Shaidan and Malek, the moment I saw Darius in the lunch celebration, I knew there was some 'Synchronicity' going on or 'Serendipity' of my life occurring again as recorded in past journals starting from here.

I got to connect to Dr. Malek Reezuan on WhatsApp to receive the above photo of him on the left with his first wife, Dr. Nafisa on the right, also a doctor and his daughter Saleha an accountant. He is married to two other wives. From his first wife alone, he has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. The 8th grandchild will be born in June 2019 he informed me!

We soon started to call each other on the phone to catch up with each other. Through our many conversations on the phone, I discovered he was a different Malek I knew at school who was very quiet in class and spoke only very softly. On the phone, he was very lively almost as I am and we could call each other at any time to feel like speaking to each other!

I also discovered that his birthday was on Dec 8 itself so I informed him that he will be our Special Mystery Guest for the evening not just because of his coincidental birthday but that he had actually worked in the mental illness department of many of the local hospitals in the country and that he feels he has discovered how to open one's mind to be happy every day!


Bro Augustine

David Fernandez

Indrani Manuel

Mrs Gonzales

Stanley Van Dort

Celebrating his 77th Birthday:

Video session in my apartment where he mentioned the name of Mortimer J. Adler which is included in the introductory pages of my 1st book to be published:

Mrs Manuel

Unfortunately, she is bedridden and unable to join her old boys!

Apprehension mounts towards 8 Dec 2018 due to planned street protests in Kuala Lumpur

Protestors against ICERD wanted to continue their protest in the streets on Dec 8 despite the fact that the new government had decided not to ratify their former decision to accept it. I was in fact in the meeting in KL on Nov 9 when there was an online live coverage of Malaysia's representative speaking in a meeting under the United Nations below:

The government would allow them to protest and I personally thought it was a fair thing to do in Malaysia with a democratic parliamentary system in place and that I myself had joined street protests in the past too! These were against corruption in the government, protesting under the BERSIH yellow flag that eventually resulted in the loss of the UMNO party or the national coalition front of Barisan National in the GE 14. This time around, the majority of the votes of the citizens allowed the opposition coalition under party Harapan to win who then formed the new government we have today.

A couple of days before Dec 8, Mothership news in closeby Singapore was giving reports their Ministry of Foreign Affairs MFA was warning Singaporeans about the street protests to advice their citizens against travel to Kuala Lumpur. This same news was reported in their Straits Times news too. This caused some of our old boys now who have moved to live and work in Singapore to be concerned.

I did my part to respond to the online messages that were coming to me that all would be well with my reasoning that follows: 1) Malaysia is a peaceful country as long as I have lived here for 60 years except for 1 racial riot that was started by political groups marching in the streets on May 13, 1969 which caught the police and armed forces of the country off guard. 2) This ICERD issue was toned down when the government had already decided not to ratify their decision earlier to accept ICERD. 3) The authorities had approved the protest march against ICERD,  specifying to the protestors which streets they are allowed to march in from 10am to 6pm only which means the police would be controlling the protestors and wouldn't hesitate to lock up anyone who violated the law or create civil unrest on that day 4) I had made contact with friends I know who are with the police to ensure that they are closely monitoring the situation in the city before and during the day of protest itself. 5) I had contacted and added a close friend of mine, who is an experienced Bersih demonstrator as I was, to our Dec 8 reunion planning WhatsApp group. He has a motorbike like I do including a drone to make surveillance from the air on the day of our function so we can get any early warnings of trouble. 6) I gave assurance and guidance that our event location at GTowers Hotel in Jln Tun Razak beside the Muslim Tabung Haji building was in a well-protected area with foreign embassies. I also referred to the maps showing roads that are closed will not block anyone from PJ, Bangsar, Damansara, Kepong, Cheras, and Ampang side from driving to the event location. 7) Finally, on the day itself, I had to make sure I was there with the crowd of protestors to make sure everything was going peacefully as I had personally anticipated. The following are photos and videos by my production.:

I was right there in the middle of all the action where they took a peaceful break for the 1pm prayers on Saturday, Dec 8

The lady with the white hat is from Channel News Asia who flew in from Singapore.

There was also our local Astro AWANI reporter, Arfa Yunus doing a live coverage.

The social media reporter from TalkLane was captured by one of the local cameras projecting the live footage on a large screen put up on the stage where the Muslim leader was giving the prayer. He was standing wearing dark glasses close to the MC who was looking at the watch to pass the microphone to him to say the prayers:

It was a celebration by the ICERD protestors which all turned out very peacefully, Malaysian style!

This allowed the SJI event of the "Roaring 60s" on Dec 8 to carry on peacefully too with more fun of course!

VIDEO 1 - Feelings (Click on the Video 1 link or on the screen below to view)

VIDEO 2 -  After Dinner celebrations (Click on the Video 2 link or on the screen below to view)

CLICK HERE for more photos on Facebook or click the screen below to view the slides.


CLICK HERE for the same photos on Flickr or click the screen below to view the slides.

Roaring 60s reunion event

This current work-in-progress journal post will be continued and edited where necessary... 

Gatherings after the "Roaring 60s" event, on the same night just after the event and a few days following...

The 3 Amigos, all for one and one for all? If anything, we are the marathon chatters who can call one another and talk for hours online! We took a pic before saying goodbye to Alvin Lim at the airport, returning to Melbourne after our grand-reunion! We came together from CL Tan's home in my car and we headed back to his home from the airport. By the time we reached back to his home, it was almost midnight and he invited me into his home to met his wife too as she was still up playing their favorite Pokemon game! After she went to bed, the two of us continued chatting till 7am. Soon the wife was about to leave for work and so I drove home at the same time! I was still very alert! haha

Thanks to Alvin, he brought my copy of a signed autograph by Dami Im who performed in Melbourne the previous year. In May 2019, I got a video call from Alvin Lim in Melbourne to see that CL Tan, Harjeet Singh and Tuck Keong who were classmates together at school in his home. I was informed of the 4 wheel drive adventure planned earlier but told Alvin I was too engrossed in hurrying up to finish my long book project and when Dami Im performs later in the year, I will be there to autograph my book for her as part of my book promotional tour! Haha

A week after downtown in KL...

A couple of months later in Feb 2019 in Johore Bahru with Dr Malek Reedzuan...

...and my boys who came over to JB from Singapore on the last day of Chinese New Year!

2nd May 2019 with Jordan Ter Yook Choon visiting from Melbourne, 2nd from the right in the back row at the Grand Imperial restaurant in Bangsar Shopping Complex...

After KL, it was nice to receive a photo of his healthy reunion in Singapore with our 'younger' boys there! Just the other day, Tan Boon Peng gave me a rare phone call out of the blue asking me if I knew anyone of our boys in the same year at school were born in 1959. I paused for a while and told him we seldom raised the topic of who was the younger or older batch in our class caused by the double promotion given based on the exam results at the end of the year of 1965. I gave the quick response that I think all the smarter boys I found when I worked my way up to join Science 2 class in Form 4 must be the ones! The first boy always was Dr Lam Shih Kwong so he must be one I said! haha 

Sudden sad news of Munly, wife of our Lima Sains Dua LSD classmate, Stephen Chiam, came to us of her passing away on May 9. A few of us gathered on the first wake the day after...

This is Munly's daughter with her husband who now live in Perth. I asked her to take the photo of our group above for us. I also asked her if she remembered coming to our home when she was a little girl with her parents in our early gatherings during our younger years. She said she remembers especially the choo choo train in our indoor garden.

In my books, Family and Friends are Forever as I believe our spirit lives on! I believe I am the first of our LSD class who lost his wife 7 years ago and time really passes quickly. Mother's day happened to be on this same weekend of Sunday, May 12. I received a message from my oldest son in Singapore to confirm the position number of his Mom's ashes kept in the Singapore Columbarium as he was away in the UK serving a voluntary mission for our Church when she passed away recorded in this journal.

Many others have passed away over time who are my family members and friends. Feelings impressed me to keep their names in this special Easter journal that I will add Munly's name as well. 

Feelings have helped me have meaning and purpose in life whether it is to do with family & friends, work or responsibilities and especially in living with the faith that there must be a loving Father in Heaven who watches over all of us!  I can finally conclude this long overdue journal with this video below:

We can go back to 1971 with more history when we all first started gathering as students in shorts by clicking here.

22 Mar 2021 Appreciate Eric Lee Seng Kiong living in Singapore to WhatsApp me the video he made below, being the start of the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic!

Postdated Event:
5 Dec 2019

Passing of an old teacher in SJI Mr Francis Wan who is the older brother of our Science 2 classmate, Vincent Alexander Wan

With Vincent Wan on the far right and in the middle, Mr Pei who is also an ex-teacher of SJI who is a close friend of Francis Wan, at the wake on Sunday 8 Dec 2019

Vincent asked me if I can guess which is he in the old photo that he shared with me. I guess it right the first time, the one on the far right in front! I have added Francis Wan's name in my special Easter Journal in remembrance of him and others who are my friends or family members who have passed on in life.

27 Feb 2020

Received news from a WhatsApp St John's old boys' chat group of the loss of another classmate:

Our deepest condolence to the bereaved family of late Bro. Lim Chee Hoo, 
who was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday 27th Feb.

Family members:
Wife : Jane Soong 
Daughter : Lim Shi Lei, Lim Shi Ern

Wake service on Friday 28th Feb & Saturday 29th Feb 8.30pm 
Funeral Service on Sunday 1st March at 2pm.

【Venue】: FGCJB Peace Pavilion
1A, Jalan Anggerik 21, Tmn Johor Jaya, 81100 JB.


We were in the same class together in Form 2/2 of St John's Institution  seen second from the right in the front row. 

We moved forward together to Form 3/2 where he is seen on the far right of the middle row

Even after we had left school for our further studies and returned to Malaysia, I was in contact with Chee Hoo who visited me with other school mates when I served a voluntary mission for my Church in Kuala Lumpur. His photo is found in my physical journal during the days when blogging online was not an option yet.

As all of us as old boys started working in various parts of the country and overseas too and I only met up with Chee Hoo in Singapore when there were some get-togethers of our old boys like the above photo of July 2010.

This photo was taken in July 2012

Above is a more recent photo of Chee Hoo extracted from the WhatsApp group recently. When my family moved to Singapore, I did visit Chee Hoo in Johore Bahru who helped me out with our doggie problem mentioned in this journal post.

He was in our turning 55 SJI reunion event in 2013 seen on the far left of the photo above. More photos of Chee Hoo can be viewed in my journal post of that event by clicking here.

I was involved in helping out to organize our turning 60 SJI reunion dinner on 8 Dec 2018. By that time, I had shifted my base back to KL as my youngest two boys had already become adults that don't need me to be a Mr Mom at home after my wife passed away in 2012. I tried calling Chee Hoo in 2018 to invite him to come for our reunion but could not connect after trying many times! 

The news of his passing came at an unexpected moment or a surprise to me and I got to know that he had not been well. I feel impressed to share this video below as a Cheer for him in the life after...

This video is found in my journal post covering our get together on Thursday night of 29th July 2010 in Singapore

27 June 2020
Received the following shocking and sad news from Ong Chin Kee, class member of 4 & 5 Science 2, living in Sydney, Australia:

Danny Lim Wooi Teck has passed away

*It is with huge sadness that I'm confirming that (Danny) Lim Wooi Teck (Johannian of my year) had passed away on or before Friday. Following is reply from EagleLink member (old scout of SJI) to me from his close contact with his blog explaining his thoughts before he took his life. Unfortunately we do not know about the arrangements. To those who pray I can only suggest we pray for him : "Yes, Danny has sadly passed away. Don't have details for arrangements but his brother-in-law shared that Danny had ended his life. He had left behind a blog, wherein are his sharings on his subsequent action..."*

The above information can be viewed in the SJI_1971 blogpost.

My Memories of our dear friend from our special class in SJI:

4Sc2 1974

5Sc2 1975





2011 on occasion of Jeff Lee visting from Australia

2011 with our Form 4 teacher Mr Kiru Rokk

2018 after turning 60 reunion dinner.

I dedicate this video of our class spirit created with the theme of "Feelings" to our departed friend:

(Danny) Lim Wooi Teck will be added in my special Easter Journal where my dear family members and friends who have left us will forever be remembered.

'Food for thought' Japanese videos for those of us who are on the rapid aging track...

18 Feb 2021
Mrs Kang Beng Hoe
Received a WhatsAp notification from David Fernandez of the passing or Mrs Kang as follows:

My dear Teachers and fellow Johannians.
It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the news that Mrs Kang Beng Hoe had passed away early this morning.
Due to strict SOP requirements, the funeral will be kept to immediate family members only.
There are no further details to be shared on wake or funeral, as Mr Kang and family has requested for privacy during this time of bereavement.

David Fernandez 
18 Feb 2021

Mrs Kang was a senior teacher in St John's Institution who never taught me in any class but having been a teacher of the school for many years, she is well known by many students. With the use of popular social media in today's internet world, I could easily collect memories of her in various forms shared below:

Mrs Kang in blue 2nd row from the front, seen in a lecture hall in St John's Institution in the year 2010 singing with fellow teachers and students the school rally.

Wake and Funeral Parlor

Dear Teachers and Fellow Johanians.

There is a separate message going around with wake and funeral information. The sharing of which was not sanctioned by Mr Kang.

Mr Kang conveys his gratitude towards the love and affection expressed by you all. However due to COVID SOP, only limited number of participants are allowed for the wake and funeral. As such only immediate family will be involved.

To this end, I urge everyone to please respect the family's wishes for privacy and do not circulate. 

Thank you

David Fernandez
18 Feb 2021

Due to the above notice, though the funeral parlor was nearby to my apartment at Jalan Dewan Bahasa in KL, I could not visit to pay my last respects. However something prompted me to visit instead the crematorium nearby where the ashes of my father and sister were kept side by side. It turned out to be a spiritual experience for me shared in my 2021 Spiritlane journal here.

30 Mar 2022
In Memory of Mr Yeo Kok Seng
Mathematics teacher in St.John's Institution

  • I received a notice of the funeral service of Mr Yeo from my old classmate and friend Dr Lam Shih Kwong with this comment, "The late Mr. Yeo taught us modern mathematics in Form 3. Still remember his lesson on matrices teaching us to match rows & columns, etc"

    That was years ago in 1973 when we were learning Modern Mathematics that was supposed to be new for our forthcoming future!

    Suddenly, like a flash of lightning, the memory came back to me that indeed Mr Yeo taught us something that was important in the matrices that would be useful for me when I chose to study computer science in 1977 as a major for my business degree which gave me a unique resume

    Thank you Mr Yeo for teaching me well to understand Modern Math which I didn't realize could revolutionize my life to achieve OPT Optimal Performance & Thinking for the rest of my life because I could understand the algorithm not just in computers but in Human Consciousness as well!