Monday, April 30, 2007

My Alma Mater

As I have mentioned before that I am scanning all the old pictures of mine and Elaine. I went thru all those pictures during my schooling days and it struck me that I googled for it to see if there is any old Xaverians out there. You know what I found?

Well I have actually found my alma mater's website :) To all male cousins, relatives and friend do check your alma mater's website
St Xavier's Institution This is the only place I been for my Primary and Secondary years. Yup then the Primary School was still at Farquhar St (now it has moved to Ayer Itam, I was there for the official opening in 1992)
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And SXI is also featured on Wikipedia

Not forgetting our female cousins and relatives....... I found your alma mater too :P
Convent Light Street
Which by the way is on the opposite side of the road from SXI. (I know this is a bit lebih but this is for the benefit of those whom didn't know la)
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By the way, I have also found a rather depressing news...... Most of you might have known that I was then a member of the marching band (SXI COPAD - Corp of Pipes and Drums) but how many of you have known that I used to be a member of the SXI BSS (Buddhist Students' Society)?
The sad new is the BSS advisor teacher, Ms Khaw Siew Tuan have passed away in 1999 and I am totally not in the know of it!!!! I only got to know of it from this tribute to her. I am so sad that I have been so separated from Penang. Counting back the years, I have been in KL for almost 11 years now.

Traditionally, my relatives and I were sent to the kindergarten in CLS. I have just found out that the place used to be a Baby House, a place where the Sisters care for babies, whom were left unwanted at the convent, until 6 years old when they will be sent to the orphanage.

I thought I have learnt much of my school but reading through the history, I guess I have much more to read and know as well as to refresh my rusting brain. You all must be wondering why this old fella talking about his school pulak. Well, tell you the truth, I would have done worse than what I have now if not for my alma mater.

Pst! Did you all know that I only got to learn what alma mater meant from my school rally. Well all Old Xaverians the school rally, I copied from Wikipedia (Old Xaverian, now I definitely feel old now!)

All through our college a voice is resounding,
Promptly respond to your duty's sweet call,
Hearken you all for the trumpet is sounding,
Your mater's proclaiming her watchwords to all

(Chorus)
Forward her children dear,
Ever with hearts sincere,
Render with joy to your mater her due,
All that is vile reject,
Heaven will e'er protect,
Sons of St Xavier's valiant and true,

Labour will conquer your motto still bearing,
Forward with courage in ways that are just,
True to your standard, be doing and daring,
As faithful Xaverians in Heaven your trust

(Chorus)
Forward her children dear,
Ever with hearts sincere,
Render with joy to your mater her due,
All that is vile reject,
Heaven will e'er protect,
Sons of St Xavier's valiant and true!


Me how to sing leh?!!! Me always either blowing the flute or the bagpipe on our Monday assemblies..... kakakaaaaa always get the special treatment lo

2 comments:

jazzmint said...

wahh blowpipe somemore!!!

Tutiger said...

U didn't believe me meh? Took me more than 1 year to be a full bagpiper