The Awesome Class of Inovatif

Keywords: life story, SMK Menggatal, inovatif, awesome

The Inovatif(s)

The Inovatif(s)

2003 was a year of full hardship, laughter and sadness, I learned more new things before I end my life stories here in my school days. Even if the odds are against me, I went through it bravely and never back down. That year was the first time I went through a lot emotional and courage test; I broke down, I rise up again with the help and faith of my friends.

SMK Menggatal original badge

SMK Menggatal original badge

I am from a long descendant of the Inovatif clan of SMK Menggatal (Now SMK Bandaraya) from 1999 untill 2003. The Lower Secondary times(1 ~ 3 Inovatif) was filled with laughters, jokes and many naughty things a school student will do. Still, our class compete neck to neck with the #1 class, the Cemerlang(s).

And yeah, our Kemahiran Hidup stream was ERT (Ekonomi Rumah Tangga) , which means we study a lot about cooking, sewing and a little wood and metal aluminium working. Girlish subject you say? well, being in a ERT class is rewarding… We got to cook and eat great food!

No more going to the school canteen to eat, we cook our own occasionally. One time we made the most delicious nasi ayam that other class passing by the ERT room was jealous to us, how do you like that?

Moreover, every time there are official occasion like Hari Sukan, Merentas Desa etc. , we are the volunteers to prepare special meals, drinks or tidbits for the students, teachers or guest of honour. We did the “food testing” before the did did, and I love every second of it!

New name, new badge, SMK Bandaraya

New name, new badge, SMK Bandaraya

Later on, I continued my Inovatif legacy in the Upper Secondary times (4 ~ 5 Inovatif) . The name SMK Bandaraya was used after I graduated (lepas sekolah) . Before that the principal of that time, Hakim Kassim actually wanted to change it to SMK Tun Mustapha, but I remember the Parents and Teachers Association was not pleased with the name.

Our class at that time was mixed form other class and from SMK St. Peter, Telipok as well. We are in the Science stream, new friends and new life experiences. Although I didn’t do quite well enough, our class still excel and be one of the best experience ever.

4 Inovatif 2002, class photo

4 Inovatif 2002, class photo

Ex SMKM will remember this great place to hang out during recess time, with the original canteen place at the background. This place later became the Yellow Building of the school Disciplinary Board, that was what I saw the last time I got there.

5 Inovatif 2003, class photo

5 Inovatif 2003, class photo

As our final year at school celebration, we the students of 5 Inovatif held a great party specially for us and our teachers. We have our special speech, gift exchange, great food and a lot of happy times.

From that day on, we have all gone separate ways. I continue on a new chapter in my life, the College Life. We remained in touch in Friendster. Later the following year, I was informed that a class reunion was going to be held. It was held at our class teacher’s house, great times came back to life as we gather again share our stories with each other.

First Reunion, after one year.

First Reunion, after one year.

Then we go back to our own life again…

When I first logged in Facebook (late 2009), the momentum was so strong that it pulled us that have a profile there too add each other as friends. we are still finding some other friends that we lost contact with. Then we have our mini reunion/berbuka puasa on the fasting month that year, as been notified on Facebook to us,

Enjoying great times

Enjoying great times

Ideas about having a 10th year class anniversary has been talked about, set to be in motion in 2013. I will do whatever I can to make it happen, and hope it will a grand event of a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

Inovatif days, the awesome one

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2 Responses

  1. Mimi says:

    Eee Tom, I went to SMKM too but I left in 1992 to go to Likas Girls School.

  2. Rungitom says:

    Hey hey hey, then you are my senior. XD

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