Monday, May 21, 2012

Remembering Miss Cooke in Melbourne - 19 May 2012

About 25 BBGSians gathered in Melbourne to celebrate the life of Miss Cooke on 19 May 2012. They spanned generations of BBGS students who left Form 5 between 1966 to 1988. Some BBGSians even brought their spouses and children.

Miss Moey Yoke Lai, who was visiting Melbourne, brought a video recording of Miss Cooke's Thanksgiving and Farewell services—together with the programmes, bookmarks and collar pins. They commenced by singing our beloved school song twice and proceeded to enjoy the potluck spread that did justice to their Domestic Science teachers at BBGS.

Congrats to the newly-elected committee of the BBGSOGA of the Melbourne chapter:
Pearly Lok
Chew Mei Leng
Committee Members 
Lily Ong
Lian Siew Leng
Eva Yong
Chang Wai Min
Poh Ching Ai
Sze Wai Yoke 
Chan Wai Heng


Photo Courtesy of Chew Mei Leng
Cake made by our incoming and very capable President (Melbourne Chapter) Pearly Lok. She also made the Kueh Talam...our school colours.
Miss Moey chairing the Thanksgiving celebration in Melbourne.

Click here to listen to Miss Moey explaining how the Thanksgiving programme was put together. She gave an insight into Miss Cooke's love for Nature. Her artistic drawings of leaves were featured in the programme. The powerpoint presentation on Miss Cooke's life is also shown in this video

Viewing the video recording of Miss Cooke's Thanksgiving and Farewell Services
BBGS, We Pledge to Thee... sung twice!
At the BBGSOGA Melbourne Chapter, the husbands and children of BBGSians joined in the singing of the school song.
Gary Spivak (left), husband of BBGSian Chan Wai Heng and Charles Hooi (right), husband of BBGSian Swee Lan.

Mr Peter Haberle, husband of BBGSian Chew Mei Leng.
The potluck spread to tempt those who missed the celebration feast...
Happy reunion!
Makan time
Foodie Friends!
L-R: Yap Sze Peng, Chew Mei Leng and Chan Wai Heng —the famous Gang of Four less one! Mei Leng jests: "Incidentally, we are not related...but how come our noses look the same?"
Wong May Sum from Malaysia was visiting Melbourne at this time.
Dolly Foo from Malaysia
L-R: Hannah Spivak, Tham Soh Kum (Mrs Esther Tan) and Siew Meng Kuiper. 
From left to right: Clara Ching Sum Canters, Swee Lan and her husband, Charles Hooi.
Clockwise: David & Dolly Foo, Vivien Chen, daughter of Chan Wai Heng and Gary Spivak) and newly-elected President of BBGS Australian Branch, Pearly Lok

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