was a very happy reunion indeed. It was marvellous
to meet so many friends from yesteryears under the
same roof, friends whom I would not otherwise meet
on our occasional trips to Hong Kong. Just as well
that we wore our name tags, as most of us had changed
one way or another with age.
to Cheuk Fun for keeping the momentum rolling for
more than a year and the organising committee for
all the hard work. Now back in Sydney, I had an
enjoyable time reading the bulletin during my lunch
break. I am glad that some of the photos I scanned
last year were put to good use. I am surprised that
the effect was quite good, considering the size
I saved each photo in.
to Hester for being so gullible to take on the history
of the Team as part of her MA program. Now I understand
the development of the Team more after reading her
summary in the bulletin. I felt very privileged
to be part of the student movement and be able to
establish bonding with many in the Team through
work and play. Hester, you had demonstrated incredible
courage as well as excellent attitude in working
with all of us. I am glad that you still stay on
with us after finishing your project. Probably you
find that we are just normal people, not a bunch
of nerds after all. I just wonder if you were born
years earlier, whether you will join us in our various
endeavours. I wish you all the best for your career.
Mi, I have said this to you in private, but I want
to say it in public again. I felt very moved by
the presence of Ho Yin in our reunion night. I remembered
him as the young lad who obligingly performed kung
fu arts for us more than 15 years ago. How time
flies and he has grown into a very mature young
man. I hope that he will approve of the company
his parents were associated with!!!!! Now with the
reunion over and done with, what other project do
you have in mind?
Kin came to the reunion night very prepared. I am
surprised that you kept the flag that we signed
years ago and brought it with you to the gathering.
Pity that we didn’t realise that you still remember
us, otherwise we should have gone to LA to visit
you when we went to San Francisco last year. Do
you remember the slide of myself, Kwong Yin and
Ha Siu Pang in Hang Hau Camp? I pondered for years
whether it is you, or Tam She Gun or Chan Yiu Hung
who placed the chopsticks behind me. Well, Gun wrote
a funny caption on the photo in my possession, but
all three of you were the cheeky ones in my time.
Keung, thanks for coming over to sing with me. Sorry
about my voice though. After such a lot of talking,
singing and may be jeering, I found that I lost
my voice on the boat trip back. However, I had a
memorable time for the 2 days. I remembered when
I joined Sau Shan on stage singing with you, I saw
the faces of other senior members of the team singing
MY songs. It was a very wonderful feeling indeed.
Many of them were the people I haven’t met before,
the names of whom I remembered from the communication
list years ago, but here we were, singing the songs
in unison. You got the feeling that we were actually
one. Now that I am in the mood, I find myself still
singing all those songs subconsciously, (by myself
of course, as Kwong Yin does not have a single music
cell in his body), when I am cleaning the house
biggest surprise of the reunion night was when Ng
Yuet Yin came over and introduced herself and identified
me as her classmate from primary school. Yuet Yin,
you must have joined the Team when you were very
young. I joined at 19 and I haven’t met you there
all those years. Next time you come to Sydney, please
give me a tingle. I would love to catch up with
Pang must be feeling very relieved that no rotten
eggs or tomatoes came his way that night. I loved
the historic moment when Lim Ding joined him on
stage and posed with him. Wonder whether Lim Ding
regretted that pose now after learning about Siu
Pang’s hidden talent.
Mun, I am sure you can recognise the three girls
I showed in one of my slides. I think they were
a bit wary of my political interest since the Bu
O Camp. I wonder where you had been all these years.
Would you have known us better then, would you join
us again in other camps?
Lim Ding, I have to settle some scores with you.
1. You had downsized the contingency of the Woo
(Kam Sang) / Wu (Sau Shan & Sau Wan) clan. You
had left out Kwong Yin, my husband, who was also
a member of the Team. All five of us were committee
members at various times. Also, my eldest sister
and her husband dropped in on a day, probably at
the Bu O Camp, (may be out of curiosity or to check
that I am still alright, that being my first long
work camp where I stayed almost for the whole period).
I challenge on behalf of my siblings whether any
other family can beat that record.
2. Kwong Yin and I settled in Sydney more than 10
years before Ho Wing On’s family immigrated. So,
it is they who followed us, not the other way round.
I am sorry that you have to rewrite those parts
of your story.
wish that there will be another reunion some other
time again. Hope that we don’t have to wait for
another 40 years!