Monday, September 05, 2005
Reminiscence - Stories told
It was years before independence, commuting without the LRT or even cars. Only the richest can afford a car and during that time this only means the royal family and the 'orang putih'. This dated back to more than 50 years ago at Kuala Lipis. My father was a temporary teacher at Kuala Lipis and a football player in Lipis Club. He used to play football, hockey and rugby for Clifford, games introduced by the British to the English school.
One of his schoolmate when he was in Clifford was from the royal family , a football enthusiast. The photo above was taken before a match between the Lipis Club and Clifford School. The outcome of the match was as expected when one had to play against a 'royal' team. One of his stories that i remembered well was that he had to play even when he was down with fever. He could not refuse 'the summon' when 'the car' was there in the frontyard waiting.
Maybe you would like to guess who Mr A and Mr M is.