Con­vent girls have a blast

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of Nos­tal­gia” was “The Cano Awards”! Five Crazees won awards for the Ms Cano-70 Crazee, Ms Canogreen Mem­ory, Ms CanoChic, Ms Flower Power and Ms Cano-70 Ev­er­green cat­e­gories.

The rest of the night was re­served for nos­tal­gic singing and danc­ing, but of course! The singing started off with our 1970 farewell song, “Once upon a time …” sung to the tune of Those Were The Days by Mary Hop­kins. This was fol­lowed by the clas­sic songs sung dur­ing singing lessons in the con­vent – Fu­ni­culi-Fu­nic­ula, My Grand­fa­ther Clock, Brother John and Santa Lu­cia’, to name a few. We also swayed, hummed, chat­ted and ate to the sound­track of our favourites songs from the 1960s, catch­ing each other’s eye to silently query, “Do you re­mem­ber this?”

Later, it was time for some 1960s groov­ing. We weren’t as ac­tive with the Ago-go and Rock-and-Roll, but the Cha-cha and the Twist had glu­cosamine-sup­ported knees do­ing some crazy stunts! Ev­ery­one was jostling for space on the floor. And when the Limbo Rock came on, the sight of 60-year-olds jump­ing to their feet with glee was a sight to be­hold. If bet­ter-halves had seen us, we would never again be able to com­plain about knee-pain! The restau­rant staff were smil­ing and laugh­ing at the an­tics of us60-year-olds who were act­ing like 16-year-olds!

The night came to a close with us singing our new song, That’s What Friends Are For. We promised to stay in touch from now on, so that we can be there for each other as we face the new chal­lenges that our twi­light years might throw at us.

The re­con­nect­ing and the re­bond­ing con­tin­ued in the foyer, till much later in the lobby, till the early morn­ing in the rooms and over an ex­tended break­fast un­til check-out time dic­tated that we bid adieu, al­beit re­luc­tantly. Smiles, laugh­ter, gig­gles and gos­sip Friends make them hap­pen Se­crets, tears and deep­est fears Friends al­ways share them Fun, en­joy­ment, fes­tiv­i­ties and cel­e­bra­tions, Friends make them com­plete Hurts, re­grets, pain, bro­ken hearts, Friends mag­i­cally fix them With­out this cir­cle of friends Life would be empty.

alumni ma­bel Wong is all smiles at win­ning one of the awards given out on the night of the re­union.

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