July 12, 2009
Basketball Teams of Sibu of Yesteryears
I have finally managed to get hold of two very precious photos: basketball teams of yester years of Sibu from my old family photo albums.
In the olden days a very formal photo would be taken to commemorate the playing of basketball with other divisions in the Sarawak Open Tournaments. It was quite a ritual to have a formal photo taken with the sponsors too who will come forth in their formal attire.
And a lovely photo would also be taken of the individual teams e.g. the Methodist Girls' Team. I like the characters printed on the shirts of the players. When I was young I used to feel very very proud whenever I saw the two words Wei Li (Methodist ) on t-shirts or singlets and later when I was a student playher myself we wore very simple white t-shirts with English word "Methodist". By the time I was a student we were not allowed to be privately sponsored as our school had become a government aided school and most of the time we had to pay out of our own pockets for our own t-shirts. School players were given school t-shirts to wear when they represented the school.
Two of the players in the photo are my aunts Greta Lim-Chang Kui Sieng (Kuching)and Judy Chua-Tiong Hong Sieng (Hong Kong). On the front row is Miss Saroha Mamora who is now residing in London. Greta and Miss Mamora were teachers of the Methodist School after they graduated for several years. Both of them were my teachers!
Such photos are always treasures in one's photo albums to be kept for future generations to generate warm memories.
Dear Readers can you identify the people in my photos?