Historical Rover Luncheon [Jan 2007] Friday, Jan 26 2007 

It just had to begin after so many years of stagnant activity and when was the last time since the rover crew had such erm….LUNCHEON?? Well, I do not know for whatever sakes it takes.

You see, I’m not in a mood of checking up dictionaries or finding for the definition of the word (Luncheon) and I pretty much do not have the time for it. So I AM taking that it has SOMETHING to do with those luncheon meats you get in cans. By the way, I know it also has something to do with lunch but who DOESN’T take them for breakfasts?

Anyway, the 2006 Form 5 scouts just had to have some get-together before the Luncheon and so we ended up arriving at school a pretty 3 hours ahead of the lunch, I mean, The Luncheon. What did we do? We entertain ourselves. No, we let the boys entertain us (and please do not get carried away with your imaginations). …… and enough about that…to the Luncheon please…

THE LUNCHEON

As enthusiastic as ever, everyone moved to the Pik Wah Restaurant and Hsien Loong got to order the foods. But then the food never came. That’s because we got a call from someone and we had to cancel that particular lunch in that restaurant so that we could try out something better than peanuts, soy sauce, tea and chilli that cost RM 26!!

So the “drivers” brought us to Salak Selatan to devour the Bak Kut Teh in that shop named “Stone Rice Something”. Don’t ask me, maybe it was due to their dehydrated rice. And we had some nice food there, so NICE that I do not remember what I ate.

THE AGENDA

Hopefully, I will somehow remember the EXACT response from Charlie after Heng Yuen joked about his car getting summon slips.

Anyway, the whole lunch meet was about the future of the Rovers. But then, first things first, we had to get all the Rovers in contact so we appointed someone to be in charge of it. He’ll be putting contacts into a database so he’ll be some kind of contacts-person, really.

Just about then, the next agenda slips in. That would be about the camp that we are going to have sometime this year. And so, a few more blokes got chosen and agreed to be in the planning committee, planning for our next Rovers Camp.

Prior to that, we have decided to have a meeting on January 26, 2007 (Saturday) so that we could discuss our next camp. First we decided on having just the camp committee members to come. But then later, we decided that anybody who is interested could come to the camp-planning meeting.

Right after that, then came a minor problem which may in turn lead to a MAJOR problem! Nothing actually, just the question of when and how often are we to meet together after that lunch. I mean, like, there’s not gonna be anymore “free lunch”, right? If I’m wrong, then probably the problem has been solved. Anyways, it’s just going to be once a month, on one of the sunny Saturdays.

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Warning: This is a sequel and has nothing to do with anything above.

So after the Luncheon, we all made a move back to our alma mater, the Monkey Boys School. So what was going on in our monkey minds? Yes, climbing trees. What trees? Rambutan trees!!!

Yes, I mean, no. Yes because we went for those trees and No, because we didn’t actually climb it. 21st generation monkeys are never that dumb anymore, so we monkeys used cutters installed on one end of a long pole and went along collecting our share of Rambutans.

Little did we know, the monkeys in us were silently banging onto our hearts, wishing we could’ve just climbed onto those trees and pluck the juicy Rambutans right off those branches! *drooools*

So after that, we all had to return to our monkey base, the MBS. This time, Dominic drove the car! Don’t get me started, but I just can’t stop spilling the beans on how many times the keep “died fire“. No offense here, hope you don’t get to read this post. Anyway, I canceled the words, right? Yes I did. Later 🙂

HELLO 10TH KL Tuesday, Jan 23 2007 

helo there dear brother scouts…how are you guys doing?running well on individual own track?..wish all of you good health and success…

it had been quite a long time since i leave 10th KL and MBS….may be not as long as some of you out there…..

i graduated from MBS on year 2004 (hihi…3 years ago =P)…was with 10th KL when i was first in form 1…..when i was in form 3..the condition in the group goes worse, and there was many problem between the boys and school administrator..Mr Loo Wan Yong was the principle at that time…then during my form 4 days, things got a little turning….Law Wai Hoe introduce us to Mr Gary Lee, and thats the start when all our wonderful old scouts came into the picture of this young scouts….from there i get to know Mr Heng Yuen, Mr Kwai Chong, Mr Yeu Kun and the others (did i spell your name rightly?sorry if i dont..i dont know the exact spelling actually…)

10th Kl just got better after that..with the support from the old boys, as well as support from the school…

oh…i just lost my lines…*sigh*…..actually i had finished typing…but my internet connection got disconnected and i had to retype from my last auto draft…and now i lost my trent of though…..perhaps next time then….haha

good day guys…cherioo

p/s: in case some of you would like to know, i’m Kenneth Wong..here is my e-mai – cyber_kent@hotmail.com , cyberkent@gmail.com

Group Den Progress January 2007 Friday, Jan 5 2007 

We’re trying to raise the remaining funds required internally, see this post on contributions. In short, if you are a 10th KL brother scout and are inclined, a cheque in favour of 10th Bukit Bintang Air Scouts Group can be posted to:

Methodist Boys Secondary School
Jalan Hang Jebat
50150 Kuala Lumpur

There will be a call soon for a brain storming session on how the fast track the funds collection.


Met up with Kwai Choong, Chee Wah, KT Leong and Charlie Ng for a walk around the building site on 19th December 2006.

Chee Wah provided these photographs of the progress of construction.

Reminder: Click on picture for larger version

That’s the original site before anywork was done


The sign went up first, taken from the porch of the Wesley Church


16th September 2006. The back hoe went in and dug, dug, dug. That’s Kwai Choong and Yew Kuen grinning.

9th October 2006, the concrete base has been laid and the ground floor under construction

17th October, the ground floor pillars go up

27th October, the first foor is up. Progress was slow as the end of year exams were on for the forms 3, 5 and upper 6. The contractor was required to stop work during the exams so as to allow students to concentrate on the papers during the exam.


20th November The roof beams are in place


28th November 2006, walls go up on the first floor.


19th December 2006, the roof trusses are up. That’s Charlie Ng on the 1st floor.
All wiring conduits are in, wiring completion is delayed as some lau hei person is yet to put in computer network Cat 5 cabling.


19th December 2006. Inside the 1st floor, Charlie and his friend Param


19th December 2006. Chee Wah, Kwai Choong, KT Leong, Charlie and Param on the first floor.

2006 Year End Camp Friday, Jan 5 2007 

How time flies, and so many events. End of school year has come and gone, a new batch of scouts, patrol leaders will take on the new year.

I’ve been travelling and work has bogged me down on my return to mundane routine. Still that’s no excuse not to update this blog and report on progress of the Group Den. More on that later.

2006 year end camp for the boys was in Janda Baik. I could not be back on time to join them. Kwai Choong, Yew Kuen, Chee Wah went with the boys accompanied by Ms Raguna and Mr. Lee.

Ms Raguna will commence her new assignment in Bukit Mertajam for school year 2007. We will miss her, but glad that she will be with her loved family up north. The boys gave Ms Raguna a fond farewell and a camp bed to remember them by everytime she lies on the bed. Good luck in your new post, Ms Raguna.

Chee Wah provided the photographs below. Click on the photograph for a larger version


It’s the wet season at the end of the year, the camp experienced only short periods of no rain, still the boys enjoyed themselves.

The photographs of the boys are different from my time only in that they are in colour and in digital format. Otherwise the same cheeky faces are there.