Archive | November 2013

Down Memory Lane on Monday, 4th November 2013

A group of friends took a day off from their schedule to spend some time together, with some flying in from abroad and some from outstation.  Some of us have not seen each other since school days.  It was a time of nostalgia and a trip down memory lane.

The afternoon started with lunch at the Happy Family Restaurant in Hye Keat Estate, at the foothills of the iconic Penang Hill.  Then it was a trip up to Viaduct Station to The White House, a colonial bungalow rented by our organiser, Soon Hin through John Lau.

In the evening amidst the tranquil and idyllic setting of Penang Hill, we had a reunion dinner with the traditional steam boat.

Let us toast to many more years of friendship and happy times together.

Let us toast to many more years of friendship and happy times together.

Of course, the girls must have a photo together (without the guys)!!

Of course, the girls must have a photo together (without the guys).

In the train going uphill.

In the train going uphill . (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

See Viaduct Station on the left - out the train and up the slope.

See Viaduct Station on the left – out the train and up the slope. (photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

The hike up the "flatland" so said Yap Soon Hin.  (Photo courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

The hike up the “flatland” so said Yap Soon Hin. (Photo – courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

The stately and majestic White House overlooking Georgetown, Penang.

The stately and majestic White House overlooking Georgetown, Penang.  (Notice the long white table on ground floor.)

At the entrance to White House.

At the entrance to White House (3 guys were taking photos with numerous cameras).

Now it is the guys turn.  (Not fair to leave them out of the photo.)

Now it is the guys turn. Not fair to leave them out of the photo; besides we need them to take some more photos of us so we have to be nice to them, right gals?

What a beautiful living room (graced by elegant ladies).

What a beautiful living room (graced by elegant ladies).

Having a lighthearted moment in the Dining Room.

Having a lighthearted moment in the Dining Room.

Down the steps of the bungalow to go for a walk up the summit, (Photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Down the steps of the bungalow to go for a walk up to the summit, (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Whose feet are these?

Whose feet are these? (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Hilltop View. (photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Hilltop View. (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

After their invigorating walk to the summit.  We are back!

After their invigorating walk to the summit. We are back!

What a charming photo for the album.

What a charming photo for the album.

In the Dining Room before dinner time where we were supposed to have our steamboat until a power glitch.......

Chatting before dinner.

Getting for ready for dinner in the Dining Room before the power glitch......(photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Getting ready for dinner in the Dining Room before the power glitch……(Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Waiting for the pots to boil.

Notice the long white table in Photo 6 – that was where we had our steamboat dinner.  (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Comeon guys, let us have some more of the yummilicious food. (Photo courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

Come on guys, let us have some more of the yummilicious food. (Photo – courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

They may all look serious in the photo trying to behave themselves, but I can assure the dinner was full of laughter and merriment.

They may all look serious in the photo trying to “behave” themselves, but I can assure you the dinner was full of fun and laughter .

At Viaduct Station waiting for the 9.00 p.m. train to go down. (Photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

At Viaduct Station waiting for the 9.00 p.m. train to go down. (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Adieu, till we meet again.

Adieu, till we meet again.

All of us would like to thank Saw Kee and Soon Hin for making the arrangements.  We had a wonderful and memorable day up Penang Hill.  Thanks to Lim Guat Ean and Wong Soek Wai for sharing your photos.  

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