This is rumoured to be the best kopi and kopi-o peng in Sungei Merah if not in Sibu. I ordered the kopi which is localfreshly ground coffee with a huge dollop of condensed milk - and it was indeed a comfort drink. All memories came back to me...and my brains went on over-drive!! And it is a local well kept trade secret so you can never make such a drink at home!! It has something to do with the specialist "Coffee Hand". You have to go back and order the coffee again and again.
This is a wonderful photo. Miss Ida Mamora was a former student of Methodist School and she became my teacher when I was a student there together with pretty and ever green Nai Siong (on my left). When I became a temporary teacher in Methodist School after Sixth Form for a year I taught alongside Miss Ida: both she and I taught Poh Eng a bright and cheerful student (slightly behind Siong).Poh Eng belongs to a special class of star quality students that include my own sister and brother-in-law and a host of other very special personalities like Daniel Teng and James Tiang. the list is too long to mention here.
These three personalities look extremely youthful and not a strand of grey hair can be found on their head. They are cheerful and ever so friendly and respectful.
You kind of get this kind of wonderful coincidental meeting during Ching Ming and especially in Sungei Merah!! You meet people you haven't met for over 30 years!! Thanks to Judy Wong who is one year my senior and the Principal of Methodist Pilley Institute who took this photo.
And apologies to the guy in the Poh Eng's group. We ladies completely left him out of the picture!! Could he be one of the ex-Methodist students too?