name is Amanda. I’m very happy to
be to be doing this in front of you today and so glad that all of you can make
it to our party today.
YBhg Datin Seri Wendy Ong, YBhg Datin Freida & YBhg Dato’ Hamzah, a very
BIG SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of you for agreeing to grace this occasion.
what can I say? Maybe I should
start by telling you a bit of history…
was about 7 years ago in 1996 (I was 8 years old then, a lot smaller than now
but as pretty I must say!) when Daddy & Mummy told me that I would be on TV
soon! I said OK and soon was joined
by almost 10 others – some my age and some a bit older.
We did several TV shows amongst ourselves, took part in educational
programs like “RICE MICE”, “The Golden Kids News”, “Planet Ria” and
even emceed shows like this one today, in a big stadium with thousands of people
which was attended by the Permaisuri Agong!
Of course, a very high platform was put up so we can reach the microphone
and do a good job…
has passed and we’ve grown up now. At
one time we all thought we will one day be Britney Spears or J. Lo who started
young like us – but that dream is now dashed, because Uncle Sabri said –
“No way. None of you can wear
belly button showing clothes” and Datin Freida said “No earrings in
we are a very happy set of people – the GKC as we are all known by “has been
there and done that”. We traveled to some exciting parts of the world including war
torn Iraq. We communicated and
interviewed Prime Ministers and the UN Secretary-General, rubbed shoulders with
millionaires… you name it!
nothing beats the value of education we all get here!
While we were in primary school, the GKC already exposed us to the
subjects of Business, Accounting, Law, Medicine, Architecture and so much more.
even had the police who sent a senior officer to give us a lecture on the
security of the nation and citizens as a whole.
We used some of the knowledge now like doing well in school and made
money doing business when we sold hot dogs at school and made RM30,000 sales in
a year – and went on a study tour in Singapore using
the profit! We are also
keeping some of the knowledge for later… like maybe doing a corporate takeover
of Sime Darby in say 10 years from now! Who
we are no more 10 year olds. Most
of us are in our early teens whilst some have grown “misai” and
“janggut” like Osama ben Laden. My
brother Khairul (everyone calls him “abang” here) is very much one of us and
is now in Trinity College, University of Melbourne, preparing to do medicine
next year. Another big brother, Syamalan Subramaniam is also in Aussie
preparing to do Business & Law in possibly University ___.
Another is Anthony Tan Chien Liang, now doing A levels and certainly
destined to become a very strict Judge. Nothing other than studying law for him
from late next year!
rose among them, Darshana Sivananthan, now attends Sunway College, and is
preparing for dentistry next year – also Down Under!
for me and the rest of the teenyboppers…
we are studying and playing hard to make our great school “Sri Cempaka”
proud by scoring straight As in our PMR and SPM this year!
And, yes, all of us goes to this simply amazing and great private school,
none other than Sri Cempaka – courtesy of this wonderful couple YBhg Dato’
Hamzah and Datin Freida. Yes, we
are there free! On Scholarship! God Bless You Dato’ & Datin, a big applause to them.
is another milestone for all of us. After
years of making do with what Uncle Sabri & Aunty Wati have to offer (in
their house), we now have a clubhouse of our own!
Yeah!! Thank you very much
Uncle Sabri & Aunty Wati. We
promise to clean up every time!
Ok, I won’t take any more of your time. If you’d like to find out more about us, talk to us later, to our parents who are here, to Datin Freida, Datin Seri Wendy Ong. Feel free to check out the posters that are being put up here and all that.
I say goodbye, allow me to mention some of the names of the good people that has
made all this possible.
clap loudly as a show of appreciation to all of them.
Thank you very much :
1. Datin Seri Wendy Ong and her colleagues at BAKTI;
2. Dato’ Hamzah Abdul Majid;
3. Datin Freida Pilus;
4. Dr Rizal Hamzah;
5. Pn. Thava, Pn. Farah, Pn. Aimi & all the Teachers at Sri Cempaka;
6. Pn. Zohara Ghani or Aunty Lola who were there in RTM when we first started back in 1996;
7. Aunty Intan, Mak Anjang, Aunty Seri, Uncle Taufik, Uncle Yee, Pak Teh, Uncle Annuar, Uncle Maniam & Uncle Nash from TAS;
8. Aunty Janet & Uncle Sonny;
9. Aunty Tengku Rozidar & Uncle Zakir of 1901 Hot Dogs;
10. Our Beloved Parents; and
Last but not least, Uncle Sabri & Aunty Wati.