In the crowd a familiar figure, though somewhat changed in appearance, was spotted in the form of Mr V Murugasu, the renowned Headmaster of VI from 1964-1970. Now completely silver-haired and walking with a slight stoop, he chatted amiably with the boys up close and personal, no longer as student and HM. A sizable group of former teachers graced the occasion as well.
The ceremonies began with the singing of the school song lead by Mr Vincent Voo, a senior teacher of VI. "Let us now with thankfulness praise the founders of our school. . ." sent a tingly feeling and a flood of memories.
On a lighter note, Mr Murugesu referred to his 'pain' which included signing all those hundreds of report cards at the end of term, having to attend all rugby finals, and being blamed for rules like "Do Not Walk On the Grass!" He informed the gathering that it was HM Daniels rule after he had shouted at his wife for walking on the grass one fine day way back when. Now that's news to me.
His hand phone rings, "this is an undisciplined phone!" Hey Muru you are quite a funny guy.
The evening ended with exchange of business cards, hugs and promises to meet again, in not four years but perhaps two years, as the list of dearly departed seemed to be getting longer every year.
The usual back benches and die-hard hippies who were reluctant to call it a night adjourned to the Garden Terrace to belt out Proud Mary, Let it Be and Leaving on a Jet Plane till 2 am.
I must say that it was great to meet all of you again. A big Thank You to the organisers!
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