Friday, 22 January 2010

Fossils...

Elina, Sham and Naz, just arrived from the airport...on the background are what used to be rows of Standard 2 and 4 classes...
Another one of my goals this year is to have more downtime, where possible. So, yesterday, after some planning by Naz and Sham, Elina and I decided to fly back to Alor Setar to visit our old school St Nicks and the girls...
Naz and Sham fetched us at the airport and we headed straight to St Nicks...what used to be the school premises then are now rows of kopitiam...tempat orang makan....so sad... We had breakfast and chatted and walked round the school...the pictures below will tell the story....sedih, sedih..
Kelas 2 Hijau and other classes are now tempat makan, the locals call this place kopitiam..
Appam lenggang...saya suka dari dulu sampai la ni...
Nasi lemak, sambal sotong and ayam rempah...sedap..
I made double choc brownies for my lovely friends...
Naz, Elina, Timah who took time out from office and Sham.
What used to my Standard 6 class, 6 Hijau...
Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan St Nicholas Convent...where I learnt poetries such as Cats...oratory skills, leadership skills...ahhh lots that have made me what I am today...
The staricase near 6 Hijau, we girls loved to take pictures here...
This used to be where I practiced my netball...
Secondary school punya Bilik Guru...
What's left in the Bilik Guru...
The then library....
This is a common sight amongst the classes now...ada botol arak, ada bangkai anjing, ada tilam...so sad...
The mural in the Arts' Room...still cantik....
Pagi 5 Bakti, petang 2 Cekal...
Tangga besi where I used to rush down to jaga girls after school, near the bicycle shed, on the the greens used to have bicycle shed..
Powdered colours left outside a classroom....
Where the standard 4, 5 and 6 classes where...
Bilik Guru, the sign is still the same from those days....
This used to be the padang where I did my 100 metres, 200 metres, high jump and long jump....
We girls loved to take pictures here....
This used to be the Primary School's office and Miss Sibert's office.
Ayan and Elina...
Then, we had lunch at Attap Rembia, nasi campur, one that I have not come accross before, the spread....vast, and I didn't know what to choose..Ayan and Billie came to join us.
Timah took time off again to join us at Attap Rembia.
Then, we adjourned to the sekolah gemilang, well, compared to the relics of St Nicks, Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid looked much better than before....hmmm, is there anything we can do to save St Nicks....in KSAH we met Shafiza who is now teaching there, we shed lots of tears, tears of joy and sadness meeting an old friend and looking at a beautiful school KSAH....
Bilik Guru KSAH...
Elina, first time meeting Kak Tan Salfina, after all these years....
Kak tan and Shafiza...both are now carrying a noble task as teachers...
Kak Tan and Naz....
Moi, Elina, Sham, Naz, Kak Tan, Shafiza and Ayan, posing next to KSAH's hall.
This used to be the spot where my Pandu Puteri team and the Scouts' team of KSAH organised our kawat and other joint activities.
The corridor where the Bilik Guru is..
Hmmm, got a pay-phone, so I supposed there is no need to carry a mobile phone amongst the KSAH's students...
After KSAH and since the Menara is closed, we left for tea at Oldtown Kopitiam.Bazlina came to join us at Oldtown Kopitiam, I escaped vertigo Naz, ha ha...
At the airport...
Well, after a day with the loved ones, we had to leave....we had to go back to reality, but being with the girls and especially at the "Fossils", it is as if time stood still.......I could almost see the faces of my friends, the teachers, smell the grass, hear the noise from the classes and teachers teaching and bell rings......

9 comments:

MrsNordin said...

That's nice... walking down memory lane.. But what happen to the school? Why is it abandoned like that? Has it been relocated elsewhere?

edelweiss said...

kak yani...

bangunan sekolah tuh sama ja mcm convent father barrre's... :)old building.

ya lah , awat dah tak guna dah ka bangunan-2 tuh semua? berteraboq saja....

u letak gambaq geng u...gambaq u mana? :P

edelweiss said...

alamakkkk luapa nak habaq....apom lenggang adalah kesukaan chek jugak...kat sp dulu dekat pekan lama [dekat dgn pasar], kawan i punya bapak juai...sampai la nih ingat sedap.... :)

betui kan desert rose kan kan!

NanaDJ said...

Yani,

What happen to the school, they move to a new place or what? So sad to see a part of your past no longer in existence and all that are left are just memories.

Salaam

Breakaway said...

Yani..go see more pics of mine on FB.Its a shame that our school is left to be like that!

Torts said...

good one. thanks.

ita.

Wiz said...

I need to go back to my school one of these days. It is still standing mighty and strong the last time I checked.

How years have zoomed us by kan Yanie. Tapi awat kita tak tua2 lagi hi hi hi.

Kak Teh said...

Yani, dua-dua tu sekolah lama kak teh. Kesian sungguh tengok St Nicks. In the first picture - bilik hujung tu - that's my first class. joined when I was in Std Six.
To think that this was the place for strict discipline and a centre for learning and acquiring knowledge. Sedih.

Kitchen Guardian said...

mrs n, edelweiss, kak nana,ita, chut and kak teh, tqs for the comments sorry for the long silence..been busy at work and at home!

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