Friday, January 2, 2009

Life Lessons: High School Reunion

It has been 22 years since some of us met, yet for a few hours, we all chatted easily and excitedly of our common past and shared our different present. As I start preparing Lessons for my students in the new year, I was glad I was reminded of the Life Lessons I had received as a teenager from this group of people, my friends from the hostel, secondary school and junior college.

Some among us lived together at the old NTI campus. Blocks 7 and 11, where many of us lived for four years, today, is walking distance from my office at the NIE. They are still there. Some of us lived in the dilapidated HDB flats at Ho Ching Road. Block 115, where we survived for two years, today, is no more there although I can see the spot it used to stand from my kitchen and bathroom windows. It is now a multi-storey carpark.

These are places we interacted and learnt Life Lessons.

Photographs by Kwangs

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