There were several Foochow girls from Sibu who went to study in University of Malaya on scholarship. But the majority of Sarawak students at the University were highly intelligent and extremely friendly native boys.
This photo was sent through the Internet to me recently. How thrill I am to "see" the past!
Look at the hair! Look at the tight pants! And look at the nice warm smiles.
But most of all I remember them as very lean and healthy from many miles of walking and helping with work at home in the kampongs.
This is a convocation photo sent by Rony too. ..
During the convocation I was tickled pink when the boys invited me to be part of their group photo......
The photo shows me wearing my "Orient" watch. The watch was my reward for passing the Primary Six Entrance Examination. It was $21.00 a hefty sum paid by my father. The watch was with me until my eldest daughter was about 2 years old.
The photo also reminds me that we Sarawakians stuck together like siblings for the three years in MU.
When looking at the few photos I had of my MU days a lot of people asked me why were there no Foochow boys around then.
One of the answers : Perhaps Foochow boys were rich enough to go overseas then.
Photos : Courtesy of Rony Ahmad Assim (Mukah)
P/s Thanks to Rony who is a good photographer (then and now) we have memorable photos.
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