Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good Morning Padang Serai

Once upon a time, there were young boys and girls whom used to frequently mingle among themselves (sometimes loafing) during their schooldays in a small cowboy town known as Padang Serai. As time goes by, we went our separate ways north south east and west and since then some of us had no chance to meet up and just got to lead our own lives.
Some of us have not seen each other for almost 30 years or so and finally we were able to meet at Seri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Thank you to Fish Leong and her concert which has made this meeting possible.
It was a surprise meeting for Ooi Bee Tin and Tan Hooi Kean as they have expected to see Seoh Choon and myself only but I have secretly requested Lee Soon Heng, Chen Teck Chan and Sim Khong Aun to attend this breakfast. What a great moment for us. So much to share about our old friends and happenings that some of us are totally blurred.


Seoh Choon & Hubby arrived later at Pan Ki Dim Sum.

These three Padang Serai friends staying at Klang Valley but ironically we hardly meet except for David Chen Teck Chan.
After a brief meeting at Seri Petaling Hotel we adjourned to Pan Ki Dim Sum for our breakfast (near by). I picked Pan Ki Dim Sum because of this special bun “Guy Pu Pao” Chicken Nest Bun. You get chicken, mushroom, salted egg yolk and glutinous rice in it.
The rest of the Dim Sum has nothing to shout about but a mere typical local dim sum nothing like those prepared by Hong Kong experts.

And most of all nothing like our “Meeting of the Year”.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I miss them also. More than 30 years. im their form 5 classmates 1975 SMK Padang Serai. I miss Ooi Bee Tin, Seach Choon , Soon Heng , Teck Chan...and many more. I missed padang Serai also as Im away from it just like all of you.

There were 2 malay girls in the form 5 that year(1975). Im one of them.Nad

hApPy HaPpY said...

Hello Nad,
I was excited about your response, I can connect your missing link cos I'm like they said Mat Sibuk & would do anything for you to see or contact old friends.Pls respond again with yr email and the rest would be wonder for you... we are not young anymore...Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

thanks sir..i will.
my email
nadzipah@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Many more of my friends there in Padang Serai times..Teck Chan's best friend..Yeoh Poh Khiang(whom I remembered much as he was our form 5 class monitor), Bee Yong, Lim Lay Hua,Tan sin see, lim lai fong, form 3 times..Tong Choo Mua, Weng Hock, Hoe Kea.. just name a few....(sorry for spelling mistake of names.
..send my regards to Teck Chan and Soon Heng..Happy Malaysian!

hApPy HaPpY said...

Hi Nadzipah,
Bee Tin has been informed of your existence and hopefully she will be in touch with you. Will also inform Teck Chan & Soon Heng soon. Some of the names you mentioned ring the bell too for me. Where are you base now? Regards

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher. At present in SMK Hosba, Changlun, Kedah. So anxious to get in touch with Bee Tin, Yeoh Poh Khiang and all my former classmates. then my holiday at Padang Serai(my late parent's house is still there) will be cheerfull if I able to meet those old friends.Thanks to you sir for "Good Morning Padang Serai" column. How lucky to come across yr blog as i was surfing for my oldfriends name.Thanks and regards.

zainiyah said...

Mr.Tailim,I'm so happy to view some of my old friends from SMPS in "good morning pdg serai" although it was already a year in ur blog...nice to be seeing bee tin, seoh choon,hooi kean,teck chan....and a few more..I left them when I was in fm4..transfering to SBS,Kulim...but never to forget Pdg Serai..my home town...tq3 so much!!

zainiyah said...

I hd found beetin in fb linked to Nadzipah...one of my SMPS collegues few weeks back...now recalling the names of some boys like..lee yew kiang, lim cheng seah,ooi weng hock from kg. selamat...lay kean, sin see, swee imm...missed the days so much..

Sin Tai Lim said...

zainiyah - I am glad to see friends get connected & rekindled their friendships since I started blogging & Facebooking....It started with Tamijudin from Toronto, Sahat from KK then Nadzipah and the listing keep on growing.