I'm back home in KK for 2 reasons. One, to renovate (or should I say fix) our house in Petagas and two, to celebrate my mum's retirement with other family members & mum's colleagues and students.
I know that we have been in the school hostel for a long time but when the school announced that mum has been with the school for the past 26 years, I've just realized how LONG it has been. This place has brought so many sweet and bitter memories to our family. Personally, I've grown up here. I remember when I was in my primary school, I would be woken up by some punjabi kids who were worshipping in the Gurdwara opposite the hostel. Then, when I joined the high school, I would walk to and from school with my schoolmates who were boarding in the hostel. During exam times, my mum would ask me to go to the hostel hall to join the study time after dinner. At times, I didn't feel like going but I would feel guilty too as all my other friends would be studying while I just feel like sleeping at home. I'm glad that my mum encouraged me to study there. The study hall was quiet and not distracting hehehe... ***for everyone's benefit, the study hall for girls is at different location than the boys so, no distraction!
Anyway, am proud of my mum that she has spent her 26 years with this school. I cannot imagine of any other place for her and for us, siblings, to grow up in. It has been such a wonderful 26-year and we hope that the school and hostel would continue to excel for many-many more years to come. This place will always be remembered and will always be special in all of our hearts :). Once again, mum, we are proud of you!