Note that the next BIG Gathering is planned for Dec 8, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur
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THE GRAND EVENT
Full videos of the above event captured from DVDs only made available in Feb 2014 can be found in a latter post found here.
There can be other smaller gatherings in Kuala Lumpur to like the following :
Indian food at Jalan Gasing in Petaling Jaya with former Form 1/4 class boys with former teacher of St Johns Institution and principal of St Johns Primary, Bro Augustine on 5 Aug 2016 -
Another Major Event
Another large gathering was organized on 11 April 2015 by the old boys of St.John's who came from the 'Arts' stream compared to the one at Le Meridien where most were from the 'Science' stream. As I started secondary school in Form 1/4, where many students went to the Arts stream after Form 3, and I got promoted to 1/2 by year end where most of the students went to the Science stream including myself, I was privileged to know friends from both sides of the academic world! I guess it prepared me to go into the business world where I needed to use both my left and right brain representing the science and the arts according to my perception!
It probably explains why from a pure science stream after Form 5 Science 2, I went to Taylors College to do the Australian HSC choosing arts subjects like geography, accounting, economics with biology to enter Deakin University in Australia. Then strangely I got attracted to the field of computer science and did a dual major in Accounting and Computers at the University but graduated with a commerce degree. I came home looking to become a computer or software analyst for more experience as that seemed an exciting field to be in during the early 80s but no company would hire me saying I don't have a Computer Science degree but a Commerce degree! So I continued my work in the audit accounting field to qualify to become a Chartered Accountant.
But I left the audit accounting field to start my own business in computers, creating companies after companies of my own as an entrepreneur. The reason for so many companies is that I found myself into so many fields of business out there and had to call myself a Management Consultant in charge of a group of companies with a range of specialties such as computer hardware, softwares, management consulting and can you imagine I became President of a Church corporation as well but it was a non-profit entity! Strangely I was invited to help turn around a failing direct selling company for a client or create a start-up for another that generated phenomenal sales that people in the industry thought I was a sales guru! I confess to all that I am just an ordinary man who found the way to acquire extraordinary skills and produce extraordinary results. I truly believe a lot of my learning capability of diverse interests came from my foundational experiences in St John's and I am grateful to the many teachers and fellow students who supported me in my moulding years, not forgetting a strict but motivational Joseph Yeo as our CEO.
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Finding my old friends of a different group in St John's Institution was a delight with photos shared below: