Saturday, 31 March 2012

Fidelis, the OFA commemorative book, part 29

Today is D-day. The day of reckoning. The day of launch of the Penang Free School Bicentenary Celebrations. To me, the most significant will be the launch of FIDELIS, the commemorative book of The Old Frees' Association.

The books will be on sale at the E&O Hotel later in the evening once the launch is completed by the Raja of Perlis. I understand that the price will be RM100 per copy.

At yesterday's meeting, I had my first peek at FIDELIS. The consignment had been fully delivered to The Old Frees' Association. But everything is strictly kept under lock and key, away from prying eyes and inquisitive minds.

I was really over-awed to be able to hold a precious copy in my hands. Although I had realised earlier that it was going to be bulky, I never expected it to measure two centimetres thick inclusive of the hard cover and eventually tipping the scale at one kilogramme. A great deal of satisfaction over everything that I had achieved in the past five months. I have done my duty to The Old Frees' Association.

And tonight, my wife and I will be making our way to the E&O Hotel for the Gala Dinner. So, to everyone who have already purchased their tickets from The Old Frees' Association, see you there!


Lim Chang Moh said...

I am very disappointed that there were no mention of the efforts of the co-editors in the speeches at the Gala dinner. It was like your efforts were taken for granted.

Quah, Seng-Sun said...

Actually, I wasn't paying much attention to the speeches but I'm sure there were some mention of the co-editors' roles. Anyway, I'm not very keen on getting all that publicity.