Thursday, January 18, 2007

Of Boys II Men and Prefects

This post is semi inspired by Wegra's posting and also because this song brought back memories for me.

Also, as we all know, Boys II Men will be dropping by soon for a concert. As Mix FM aptly put it "songs you fell in love to and with" is here.

Wegra says that people my OUR age (that meant you too; Desparil, Songx and LadysOul, heck make that Lanatir and Babe_KL as well) would know the song.

The real McCoy

The wannabes

Here you go, In The Still Of The Night, Originally sang by Five Satins, resung by Boys II Men and now, by Stupendous Man.

And don't laugh.

In the still of the night
I held you
Held you tight
'Cause I love
Love you so
Promise I'll never
Let you go
In the still of the night

I remember
That night in May
The stars were bright above
I'll hope and I'll pray
To keep your precious love
Well before the light
Hold me again
With all of your might
In the still of the night
(In the still of the night)

So before the light
Hold me again
With all of your might
In the still of the night
(In the still of the night)
In the still of the night

Now what memory you all are wondering.

Back when i was doing my Form 6 in Victoria Institution, i was asked upgraded/degraded (depending on how you look at it) to be a prefect. Now, Prefect in VI goes back a long way and rich in history. So, being a PP (Probation Prefect) i had to memorise and know the school history since it started in 1893.

And one of the final *ritual* of being a prefect in VI is the one night where we (the PP) will be brought outside of SJI's dorm and sing a "revamped" SJI school song until someone in the dorm comes out to check what is happening.

Then,one of the many other ritual that night was to be dressed in rags(closest i could think of is KY's 2006 Party) and serves the senior prefects at Benteng (behind Dataran Merdeka). That would include, taking orders, waiting at the stall, bringing the food to the seniors and wishing them well.

Then we had to put up a performance and we sang the above mentioned song.

Back then, in Lower Six, there were ONLY 5 of us that were *upgraded/degraded* (again, depends on how you look at it), which was Winston(the face in kit kat advert), Vijay (the bandmaster), Kwan( the scoutmaster), Chee Yen (he was something, can't recall) and me(well, they need someone full of shit anyway), with exception of Mun Joon, which was a prefect since he was in Form 5, he already went through this ritual, so he will be one of the senior involved.

Till today, i could safely say that we still keep in touch. Friends that stick with you through thick and thin are worth every single thing in life, especially so when they sing Boys II Men with you. :)

Love this pic!

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