Sunday, December 11, 2011

NOSTALGIA - Picture Without Permission!!

nos·tal·gia, noun - a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life...

Going through some of my "junk" recently, found a box of old black and white post-card size prints taken during my schooling years in Melbourne; Australia.

Ahh... those were some of the best days of my life :) And like the famous Kodak Eastman slogan, "We (pictures) capture your memories forever!"

This photo for instant...

A single shot taken with a film camera hidden inside a plastic lunch box, while I was attending our biology class in Oakleigh High School in Victoria, Australia; FORTY FIVE YEARS ago!



Confession is in order, as a student in 1968; I always admired how stunning our biology teacher, Mrs Dawson look!  I would love to take some pictures of her but was too chicken to ask ;)

This picture was taken without her permission but without any other motive, I am very sorry I did that; Mrs Dawson. 45 years on, you are still as good looking as ever :)

They say- "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away..." this was one of the moment :)

Among the pictures is a shot of me in the Oakleigh High School's class room, snapped by my classmate with my Pentax SV SLR camera.


Famous Last Words...
  
Every memory is precious. Whether it is a bad one or a good one, they overall shape us for who we are today. So don't let any of them go.

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12 comments:

heather said...

Ha ha! A good story. It would be good if you could find the lady.That would be a really good story.I wonder where she is today.

cy.leow said...

Comments via FaceBook

Vincent Yeoh-
Handsome young guy!! where is Oakleigh High School located?
Yesterday at 18:41

Cy Leow-
Everyone look good when young ;) Oakleigh High is in Oakleigh, a suburb in Victoria, Australia. Oakleigh is next to Huntingdale, do you know Melbourne, Vincent?
Yesterday at 22:09

Vincent Yeoh-
Been to Melbourne a couple of times but do not know it too well.
14 hours ago

AK Chan-
CY, What does Le General has to say about this?
7 hours ago

Cy Leow-
?? You think this was a crush on my teacher? Ha ha ha... Wrong... as a young photographer I appreciate beautiful woman ;)
3 hours ago

Saiwan Wong-
Hello as an old photographer u STILL appreciate beautiful women!
2 hours ago

Cy Leow-
All right Mr Wong, as MEN; WE (like u & I) appreciate beautiful women ;)
2 hours ago

Saiwan Wong-
Yes I truly agree Mr Leow!! Eyes to appreciate!
2 hours ago

Vincent Yeoh-
CY, there is nothing wrong in having a crush on the teacher as I remember while in fifth form, some of the graduate teacher were so young and beautiful and did not look like a teacher,haha...
about an hour ago

Cy Leow-
Remember one of our CLHS teacher was Miss Malaysia and air hostess, can't recall her name; Margaret...? I think the whole class fall head over heel. ha ha ha...
29 minutes ago

cy.leow said...

Charles Chan- via FB
CY, I bet you were always ready to help carry her books.
The women teachers in my school in Taiping were really plain compared to your Mrs Dawson.

Peter Doube said...

Hmmm, I just noticed your shot was in 1968, not 1967.
(I failed fourth form arithmetic . . .)
Maybe you were a year behind me; if so, no wonder we were never in the same clas.
But I'm pretty sure that great photo of Mrs D. was in Veritas 1968.

Peter Doube said...

Dear me, now I realise that when I dragged your photos onto my desktop, the filename was, and still is - Mrs+Dawson_1967.jpg
Um, did you pass fourth form arithmetic Cy?

cy.leow said...

Hi Peter! You make my day! I think I remember you, you were my senior; were you not one of the schol prefect? Ah, those were the great school days :) Drop me a mail please. cy.leow@gmail.com
Cheers - CY

cy.leow said...

I would not worry about your compliment on Mrs D. I am sure she is proud that so many of us fall all over her! ;)

cy.leow said...

This is the edited comments from Peter Doube..they are too interesting to delete ;)

Peter Doube said...

Have mercy.
I had Mrs (Margaret) Dawson as my biology teacher at Oakleigh High School in 1967 too, but it was not the same class as yours, Cy; in fact I don't think you and I were ever in the same class as each other.
I was the only boy in her biology class that year - just little me and La Dawson, Lydia Chomenko, Marilyn Neil etc. etc.
Heaven.
She would only have been about 6 or 7 years older than us, and it wasn't just you; pretty well everyone was in love with her - male, female and undecided.
I think that photo of yours appeared in the school magazine, didn't it?
She taught me the cha cha in the school hall.
As well as that fine face, she had the charisma to go with it, a Cortina GT, an English accent more or less like Cilla Black.
I've no idea where she is.
Come back Margaret, we've forgotten how to cha cha.
It was a delight to find your photo.
There's just one thing though: Oakleigh High School some of the best days of your life? Really? What did you like about it? I thought it was dire. I do hope you've had better times than that since!
I guess you know it was demolished in favour of a housing estate - only the cha cha hall remains.
March 9, 2012 at 2:37 AM
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Peter Doube said...

Hmmm, I just noticed your shot was in 1968, not 1967.
Maybe you were a year behind me; if so, no wonder we were never in the same clas.
But I'm pretty sure that great photo of Mrs D. was in Veritas 1968.
March 9, 2012 at 3:11 AM
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Peter Doube said...

Dear me, now I realise that when I dragged your photos onto my desktop, the filename was, and still is - Mrs+Dawson_1967.jpg
Um, did you pass fourth form arithmetic Cy?
March 9, 2012 at 3:30 AM
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Peter Arnheim said...

Just came across this post and thought I'd say Hi.....I dont remember Mrs Dawson although I was there....I certainly missed out didnt I.

Peter said...

Guten Tag, Herr Arnheim! Yes indeed, you did miss out. That's what you get for not paying attention in school, though I always thought you did pay attention - must have been bluffing.

(CY - hope you don't mind this corruption of your web page into a temporary feral Facebook.)

cy.leow said...

One Peter paying too much attention, another Peter; not! Ha ha ha... the plot thickens ;)

Unknown said...

Peter. Your older brother, Geoff, was in our form from 1958. Your illustrious father was the state
member for Oakleigh 1950/1961, including being Health Minister in 1955. We were
amused when Geoff pretended he was a politcian while standing on a seat.