Well, my girl got a transfer to her alma mater…
– she studied here for 6 years from Year/Primary One till Year/Primary Six and emerged as one of the top students in the UPSR Examination, straight A’s no less.
This time around, she would be going back there as a teacher – as a matter of fact, she would be taking the place of HER teacher who had just retired. However, she would not be able to leave the old station until she had received the official letter that would state in no uncertain terms in black and white that she had been successful in her application for a transfer and would move from there to here plus for reasons unknown, there seemed to be some degree of confidentiality surrounding the whole thing until the letter had come.
For inter-state transfers, they will only tell you via their website whether you are successful or not in your application and if you are, which state you are going to. Other than that, you will have to wait for the letter for further details. In the case of those within the state, for successful applicants, they will state the name of the school so I asked my girl to print screen the web page quickly so she would have on record the official result…just in case.
The school shares the same compound as the cathedral…
…and also the Catholic Centre…
…where this church-run eatery is – I’ve been there twice, here and here and the food is decent and very cheap. I guess in time to come, my girl can hop over when she is free for a quick breakfast or on days when she has something on in the afternoon, she can go there for lunch.
That day, she dropped by the school to make an informal courtesy call on the headmistress – it was the school holidays then so there wasn’t anybody else around, other than her and the clerk in the office, and yes, they did have a very long chat.
After my girl came out, we went for brunch and perhaps, with all that excitement and everything, she just wanted porridge (RM5.50 with century egg)…
…so we stopped by here, the stall where I had the very nice pork ribs noodles, for that.
The mum had the Foochow fried noodles (RM4.00)…
…from the very popular chu-char (cook and fry) place at the back and it sure took a very long time because they were busy cooking the orders for customers to take home and enjoy with their families in conjunction with the Duanwu or Dumpling Festival that day.
I decided to try the kampua noodles – they have some new people running the stall there now and I asked for the set with fish balls soup (RM6.00)…
The noodles were great…
…and so was the soup…
…with their own-made bay kar/ikan tenggiri (mackerel) fish balls though it was pretty obvious they would need to polish up their skill of making round fish balls. LOL!!!
Yes, I would give them a double thumbs up for not using those plastic plates and bowls but on the whole, I would not mind a little less msg.
MEI LE CAFE (2.313147, 111.846968) is located along Jalan Gambir, a stone’s throw away from the Delta Mall, straight ahead from the first turning to your left as soon as you turn into that road from Jalan Pedada, now Jalan Datuk Wong Soon Kai.
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best wishes to your daughter on this exciting new chapter of her life! it must be nostalgic and strange to be returning as a teacher in the school where she made so many memories as a student – hopefully she’ll be able to make many happy new memories there as an adult! 🙂
Thank you for your good wishes. Deja Vu! In my time, I also went back to my alma mater and taught there for 16 years until I retired.
“For inter-state transfers, they will only tell you via their website whether you are successful or not in your application and if you are, which state you are going to. Other than that, you will have to wait for the letter for further details. ” ; Normal SOP nowadays hahaha…why need to screenshot when it is already part of the system for a few years back. Not like old days thou.
“…there seemed to be some degree of confidentiality surrounding the whole thing until the letter had come.” I laughed reading this..
-a teacher, a foodie-
Dunno how true it is but I heard things may get changed anytime until you get the letter in your hand…in black and white and there was a case when somebody saw the good news online but did not save it or whatever and it was hacked so the next time she checked, it became all different…and another case where somebody got the letter blanco-ed and the name of the school was changed!!! Lots of these flying stories going round – dunno how true. Maybe like the rumours about KWSP going bankrupt and I quickly went to take all my money out…and now it is sitting in a bank earning half as much.
Oh? A teacher and a foodie like me, eh? Hope you are not my same shape and size…but then again, in this profession, size does matter. LOL!!!
Congratulations again and finally your wish being answered. It’s indeed happy news, no more jungle and no more pain Borneo.
Which school is that? Elizabeth girl school?
Thank you. That’s St Rita’s Primary, all girls…and after Year 6, most will go to St Elizabeth’s.
Once again, congrats to your daughter for the successful transfer, now she can spend more time with her family and stay close to home.
I just had century egg porridge not long ago from a Dim Sum place, I love century egg.
I enjoy it too but don’t eat it too often, this preserved stuff.
Thanks – we certainly are glad that she does not have to put up with the dreary conditions in the jungle school anymore…and I do not have to put up with the terrible road conditions and the horrendous driving of the devil-may-care drivers week after week anymore.
At long last Mel got transfer back to a school nearer to home. Wish her all the best in her new school. You will be the happiest person cos you are not going to drive through that Pain Borneo highway any time now.
Thank you. Will have to go again today…happily…to bring her home as the letter has arrived, everything’s confirmed.
The headmistress must be pleased to welcome an ex-student (a brilliant one at that) into the teaching team. Melissa must be thrilled going back to her old school. All the very best to her!
Thank you. I pray that she will be a lot happier in her new school.
That’s my ex-primary school.
Oh? So you were in the all-girl school too? Not in my girl’s time, I guess…or I would have known you already then.
Haha, I am way older than your girl. Used to see you with your girl (still in kindy/ early primary) around when I was in secondary school. I went to Methodist Secondary School after that, not St Elizabeth.
So you had the best of both worlds, all girls and then co-ed. My girl was in Sacred Heart for Form 6 but only for a while before she left to do her teaching degree.
Congratulations! I can imagine how elated Melissa, you and your wife are right now. The many years of ‘suffering’ is finally coming to an end. The students at St Rita’s Primary school will benefit so much with Melissa’s transfer. All the best to Melissa.
Thank you! May God help her find joy and fulfilment in all that she does at the new station.
So glad to hear that yr girl has finally been transferred to a school that is not so far away fr home! Can hardly believe that it’s been 6 years. All the best in her future undertakings. 💕
Thank you. Indeed, we are so blessed…and I can see she is very much happier at her new station!