Today is the 11th aniversary of my graduation - together with 10 other dear friends. So far, we have never failed to forget this memorable day, an event that we had looked forward to six years earlier.
When we started off in enchanting Edinburgh, in September 1990, all were innocent and almost-strangers. At that time, there were 15 of us, but 3 withdrew along the way, while another stayed on just a little bit longer. We had a great time throwing snowballs to one another in the snow, climbing up steep cliffs and abseiling down them, trekking in the Scottish highlands, spending nights watching videos in the dugeons, to name a few... There were trips across the European continent, adventures on trains downsouth, and not forgetting the 3 months of practical teaching in Kuantan!
Once we graduated, keeping in touch with one another was not an easy task. Some were posted away from home, to serve the nation, some others settled down and were more occupied with family life (with off-springs). It wasn't easy yet as time passed, we managed to work things out. People were more settled and technology became more reliable and accessible. Hence, the KaypoKlub took form.
Today, we are more than just friends. We are like sisters who share good and bad news , and are always praying for each others' success. It's sincere and it's pure. Though there are a couple who have been detached and show miminum interest in the group, I pray that they get on well with their lives.
On the 4th of July, 1996, we made a pact to have a reunion in 10 years' time. That was supposed to be last year. Unfortunately, it didn't really materialise. By then, I was already away from home, another in Aussie, and the others all tied up with various forms of commitment. Still, I believe that we are always close to one another. If not physically, then obviously more emotionally.
To my dear KK clan, perhaps we can have another reunion back in Edinburgh say, in 9 years' time? Thank you everyone, for the wonderful times together!
J. N. A . M.