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Monday, February 26, 2007

Hey Azlul...

Let it be known that I was known as Azlul all throughout my primary and the early part of my secondary school years. Whenever my friends call home, "Hello? Can I speak to Azlul, please?". The standard reply would be,"Azlul yang mana?" There are 7 of us siblings and we all have Azlul as our first name. It is all rather romantic, really - Azlul is the combinaton of my mom and my dad's names - AZizah + zaghLoL. So, the result were ; Azlul Azimah, Azlul Adilah, Azlul Kalilah, Azlul Shkib Arslan, Azlul Wadzihah, Azlul Malihah and Azlul Syakirah Uyainah. It didn't help that the first three girls were one year apart from each other and we all went to the same school. There were a lot.... of confusion during those days...

The reason I brought the whole Azlul thing up is because my primary school friends are planning to have our 20th year reunion this year and we are in the process of gathering as many people from our batch as possible. A little brainstorming and teh tarik session was scheduled at 9pm in Hartamas. I was excited and anticipating the moment coz for most of us it has really been 20 years since we last saw each other. When they first saw me, "Hey Azlul.." were flying all over the place coz they really didn't know me by any other name. It's pretty weird and I kinda needed a little adjusting to. heh heh heh

Well, basically we catched up on things and tried to recall as many names as we could for the reunion. (Most popular names were: H'ng Tien Yao (the most good-looking guy in SSP), Sarah Louise Merbeck, Yasmin Haron, Imran Yaakob, Ahmad Faiz Hashim, Syazrina Sabri..) 9 of us turned up for the meet up and those present were: Aida (one of my best buddies in school, now a lawyer), Nadia(the school babe, now studying in Melbourne), Wan Intan (helps out his hubby's company doing PR work), Johan Arif & gf (he says he is a farmer? - long hair now, looking very macho), Idham (composer, musicy kinda line- still looks like he used to look in Std 6), Rizal Shafie (tight with Idham - sings, the images I have of him before and after just does not jive!), Razlee (I forgot what he's into), Suhazi Reza(Maybank Assurance, was it?) and of course, yours truly. It is really amazing really, some of the people did not change a bit -- exactly like I remembered them 20 years ago and some had really really transformed. More matured, or even changed totally physically. But in some weird way, they didn't change at all. I could still see the Std 6 version of themselves in them. Freaky, eh? Eddie and Jo were telling me that I was a damn strict prefect. Lambat satu minit pun kena ambik nama. Really? I can't for the life of me remember doing that but I can somehow believe that I did. heh heh heh.It doesn't seem like we've left school for 20 years. I can even remember how to sing our school song, damn it!

Sekolah Sri Petaling 
Satukan berbagai bangsa 
Tenaganya digembeling 
Berusahalah untuk nusa 
Wahai murid sekelian 
Bergerak maju sekata 
Agar tercapai impian 
Bergunalah untuk nusa 
Hidup berjasa cogannya 
Mengikut fikiran baru 
Sopan santun pekertinya 
Hasilan usaha guru 

See, told you I still remember it. I have to get these people in the loop; Rizal & Reza Zin, Faiz Hashim, Sarafina, Azamuddin.. Sapa lagi, ek? Lim Shen Yang, R. Murali, Chen Pui Yin, Elissa Soon; where are you guys? Some are already in the loop , eg Nasriah, Rohaila, Suriati, Sadiq, Ida Mariani and Azida. So, we have quite a number within our radar already. 

Well, our next course of action is to set up a yahoo-group and get as many people roped in as possible. Maybe even have a big thingy on nearing the end of the year. (ala-ala prom, gitu..)So, those of you who know of any SSP kids Batch 87, kindly get in touch with Idham aka Eddie or me. We'll get you hooked, ok?

-dillz blogging out-

24 comments:

kaynie said...

u ada reunion sek rendah? waa impressive! kalau u, kena cross selat tebrau tu dgn sekolah yg dah ditutup n changed name, dgn semua org i lost contact but eeriely.. whenever i go to s'pore, ada je yg jerit my full name tgh2 jln. yg best tu mmg haram i x ingat sape but they said i still look almost the same (plus added kilos now).
btw sarah marbeck tu yg the famous sarah marbeck tu ke?

kaynie said...

typo error: kalau i..

Amy said...

Abang aku pun sekolah situ gak, same goes to my ex sister in law. Diaorg batch dgn Sofia Jane, senior ko kut Kak Dilla kan? Anyway, all the best in the reunion nanti..bestnya kan? PPP punya reunion ni tak tahu la jadi ke tak...yg 'bisingnya' ramai, yg nak wat kejenya, seciput jek :)

dillazag said...

kaynie --> awak sekolah rendah kat s'pore, eh? and YES, it is THE Sarah Marbeck. Siap jadi prefect lagi, tau..heh heh heh

Amy --> La, ye ke? Sofia Jane tu, maybe 2/3 years my senior. Kitorang nak start dgn teh tarik session dulu, get the people roped in first.. Kalau response bagus... baru buat makan besar..

che' nah said...

hey azlul! teehee... wadey... buat la cbox sket... senang mau kasik mesej2 yg tak berkenaan dgn posting, baik yg hidup, maupun yg telah tiada...

nih dia contoh mesej yg tersebut:
http://www.happeepill.com/cartoons/enjetsemut/enjet.htm.

:)

che' nah said...

haiya... truncated la pulak...

it's: http://www.happeepill.com/cartoons/enjetsemut/enjet.htm

che' nah said...

arrghhh! i hate this comment thing! :P -- ada ke patut potong orang punya mesej! cis! n'way the 'ending' bit of the link is...

...cartoons/enjetsemut/enjet.htm

after all this trouble.. you better go visit that link! haha... :P

halwafy said...

che nah, I listened to the WHOLE song.. :D

Thought it would never end...

Very annoying voice but quite funny..worth a click. Want to post it in my blog oso lah..

. ZIEZI . ZAG . said...

. Hey Azlul No 2,
Ni Azlul No 1... Neway, check out my virgin blog at qibneleyna.blogspot.com
Ciaos

dillazag said...

che nah --> the funniest thing happened. I could see the whole link in all three comments on one laptop and the truncated version on another.. Freaky...

halwafy --> sharing is caring.. ;)

zz --> waaa.. dah start blogging? ada peningkatan.. bagus bagus!! will check it out and link you here too..

n|ns said...

hi there!! i somehow remember u coz my sister was in the same batch as Kalilah... went to her house last raya too :D

i'm from SSP90 btw ;)

david santos said...

Hello!
This work is very good
Thank you

halwafy said...

You have been tagged. Go to my blog to read the rules of the game.

FloweRinTheDesert said...

hi, was bloghopping from halwafy's blog. Man it's a really small world indeed. The first post in your blog is about the Sri Petaling reunion of all things! My sister in law is Nadia and I heard about this mega 2007 project just before she left for OZ, in fact that very afternoon before ur Sunday night get together. Wow! What a small world this is even in the WWW. And this is happening for the second time plak tu. :) G'luck with your reunion!

che' nah said...

ehem... *huge cough* -- COUGH! COUGH! COUGH! *erkksss... gasp... splutter* <-- terlebih batuk

wadey... come on, come on... apdet olredi!

either that, or get a shoutbox la fren... so that i can shout to my heart's content... kui, kui, kui...

Amy said...

Apa jadi kat kak dilla ni? yuhUuUUuu

.ems gems. said...

kak ngah where are youuuU??? rindu nii.. updates pleasee.

halwafy said...

Dilla, where are you?

Need to talk to you, if you're online on YM please buzz me ya!

Mana pulak pergi cik kak sorang ni...

dillazag said...

n|ns ---> great to know a fello SSPian.. My sissys and I were only a year apart, so banyak yang overlap kawan.. Everyone calls the three of us Azlul, anyways...

halwafy --> I shall when I get a little breather, ok?

flowerinthedesert --> welcome and gosh what a coincidence! i love your little picasso too.. she is so darn talented...

dillazag said...

che' nah --> sorry babe.. i shall in not too long .. i try to get this chat box first lah.. ok?

amy --> Ada kat sini.. kita cuti balik kampung daa.. nanti update, ek?

Ems --> Will do soon, okies.. Lu ah, wa tak tulis baru nak leave comments...

halwafy --> I am on.. where are you?

wanshana said...

Hi dillazag,

My hubby's an x-SSPian (batch 80), and ALL my three kids are SSPians- Std 6, 2 and 1. Kalau ada another baby, insya Allah - CONFIRMED masuk SSP gak - hubby so passionate about his school. Aihhh...

dillazag said...

Kak Shana --> heh heh heh.. Kitorang memang jenis yang posessive sikit... I pun nak masukkan my kids to SSP. You all dok kat mana? Jauh tak from school? I am currently staying in Pantai Hillpark, takut tak dapat je.. :(

wanshana said...

Our house is in Sri D'sara (which happens to be our weekend home aje...Eherks!), weekdays we stay at my MIL's in Section 17. We use her address when we enrolled the kids (PLUS my hubby made a point to remind the school's Penolong Kanan - who happened to be HIS former teacher, that he was x-SSPian!)

Maybe you should do the same?!! CRONYISM will definitely get you (and your kids!) anywhere in Malaysia...Hehehe...

Paul said...

hey guys.... any1 of u know the whereabouts of Sarah Marbeck.... i ada baca yg kekawan ada sebut nama dia... i dont know if its the same sarah we are talking about....
She was studying in Perlis... primary.....