Even long after many of us have left school, she still kept in touch with us and twice we ended up helping her to move house. The last time I saw her was in 1979 when she dropped by at my office to make a booking for a condo unit in Taman Desa. That was 35 years ago. Since then, I have tried locating her but failed until November last year, I managed to trace her to a home for the elderlys. The place is called "The Green Pastures Rest Home" located in Damansara Perdana.
I dropped by to visit her and was told she was suffering from dementia. I chatted with her for one and a half hour, but it was more of a monologue conversation as she could not remember nor the ability to speak well.
On April 30, two days ago, four ex-Cochraneans and I decided to give her a surprise birthday party, and there was nothing like bringing cheer to her now that she is in her twilight years. This was the least we could do for the all the years spent in moulding us to what we are today.
|From L-R (the old boys of CRS): Chong Chee Ling, Mah Kong Howe, Timothy Heng, Billy Ong, Loh Meng Chee.|
During our visit, we had the pleasure in meeting the owner of the home, Pastor Leon Lim and his wife, Lydia Looi. Both husband and wife built up the homes which comprised of several old Semi-D houses located in a secluded area of Damansara Perdana, surrounded by lush greeneries.
|Pastor Leon Lim (left) and blogger|