Special Message From Mr. Nava (K.S.Navaratnam)
Though I promised that I will be starting with 1972 postings from today until the year end, I have to post this special message from Mr. Nava first. He left a comment here, but rather than leaving it as a comment which may not be read by many, I make it as a new post for all Sulaimanians.
Mr. Nava was teaching in SS in 1960s. I incidentally met him during our tour in deserted Bali (just a month after the bombing). It was just him and his wife other than my family at the sprawling resort in Bali. We started to get acquainted sharing the same bus touring the island the entire day – and finally we had something common to talk about.
Here is his message (comment that he left this morning):
This is the 1st time I am writing in this facebook (!) or is this just the sulaimanian web page – oops!! Is it the same? Any way who cares! I just want to let all those boys and girls know that I ( Mr Nava ) am very much alive and kicking.
I was in contact with Karim for a while but when he asked me write something I chickened out!! And yesterday 19th Dec, Kazaruddin called me ( I wondered how he got my number ) and we had a long long chat. I wanted to say, hey your phone bill !! Anyway I had a wonderful chat with him.
And today, Mohd Ali (Mahari) called me from KT (?) and chatted for more than half-an hour. My grandson( 8 ) came to me later and said ‘ which girl were u talking to for so long ?’ Anyway it was wonderful. Mohd Ali also sent me (Yeo) Sin Bin’s number – so I called him and had a short conversation.
Anyway, to all you wonderful people out there – I live in Seremban. from SS I went to SDAR, Tanjong Malim and when SDAR shifted to Seremban – lock stock and barrel – I opted to follow, although I am a Perakian. I took optional retirement in 1990 and went to a new private college, then – Kolej Tuanku Jaafar, in Mantin, also in Negeri until I retired in 2005.
Thats the story of my ‘active life’. Now its gardening, grandchildren ( 4 ) and some games.
My contact – Hse. 06 6316699 Mobile : 012 2591093 & email – firstname.lastname@example.org
More later. Bye and god bless u all.