Mr. Nava’s Photos – The Hostel
Within hours after Photos From Mr. Nava was posted, Abang Ali Mahari was first to comment – and impatiently asked when would the rest of the photos be uploaded.
Well, the photos were beyond my time. Only a handful of those I could recognized. To make a post meaningful, I would need those photos sorted thematically. Otherwise it will be “rojak”.
I will now start posting some of the photos related to Mr. Nava and the hostels whom many remember him as the warden there.
The photo below is Mr. Nava’s hostel block – which is closest to the Science Block. The warden for the other block was cikgu En. Bahari Mohd Atan.
To identify the year of the photo below, of the Boys’ Hostel Prefects, is a little puzzling. In the photo, the HM was arwah En. Khalid Jamin, the very first Malay to be the HM of SS, and a very strict person indeed. Officially, he was the HM in 1969 – 1971. Mr. Nava is no longer with SS in 1970. That leaves only 1969 – but the official photo in the school magazine of Boys Hostel Prefect (click to view the photo) has a different set of hostel prefects but with the HM and wardens (Mr. Nava and En. Kasmurin being the same. Plus, the photo was taken at a different location.
Or could it be that, the HM before En. Khalid, Mr. Foong See Tonn, left earlier in 1968 and En. Khalid starts as HM before 1968 ends contrary to what is officially posted in the school hall wall, thus the photo was actually taken in 1968?
As for Abang Ali Mahari, there will be more postings on the hostel life coming …