On 14th September 2007, some Sec 4 Science cohorts gathered to celebrate the 65th birthday of their form teacher, Edmund James. It was held @ Choon Seng Seafood @ Hougang Ave 1 Kopitiam. Almost every Montfortian knows that Choon Seng Seafood brings back good memories of the old Ponggol End chilly crabs. The Hougang unit is not the original Choon Seng, and minus the sea breeze and bus exhaust fumes.
The simple celebration was decorated with plenty of seafood, wine, beer, songs, cakes, presents, even a beer waitress and the ever-present kopitiam crowd! There was a hilarious and lively mini debate between the teacher and students on ” The Fundamentals of Procreation”. Luckily, it ended peacefully!
The evening went by all too quickly, and the celebration ended on a highly charged spirit with the birthday song and cutting of cakes by the ‘birdday boy? Even the beer waitress presented Edmund with a birthday gift!
Nobody went home empty handed. Koh Seow Long sponsored each guest with a box of Tung Lok mooncakes! A collection was held and amounted to S$867.00 for the St Gabriel’s Foundation fund.
I thanked the Class of 1972 Sec 4 Science for organising the celebration of Edmund’s 65th Birthday. I am very certain that he is very appreciative and will remember the occasion for many years!
Special thanks to James Cher Liew Hiong, Richard Mok Piak Liang, Law Kee Hau, Koh Seow Long, Tan Chee Meng, Peter Tan Poh Heng, Dennis Mok Kee Seng, Lawrence Ku Yun Fong, Victor Lim Kong Puay, Choy Kah Kin, Eric Ee, John Lee Boon Guan, Tng Hor Teck, William Kwa Hui Khoon, Roger Ng Tioy Teng, Shih Chi Lai & Seow Kok Hsien for making it happened.
Reported By William Gay