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About This Site

This page was last updated on 20 March 2002

My name is Roger Loh Chee Meng and I am one of Seow Yew's childhood friends. In August 2001, Kian Wei, a Rafflesian and also one of Seow Yew's close friends, called me to express his intention to organize a special remembrance evening on 8 March 2002 for our late classmate Seow Yew who departed so suddenly twenty years ago.

Inspired by his special effort,  I created this web site in January 2002.

Seow Yew was a special friend to me. I remember him as an interesting, jovial and helpful friend and through this site, I wish to share some special moments we spent together as well as some of his life's journey. However, this site is not intended to be his biography. Rather, I intended it as a remembrance web site for his friends and classmates as well as for them to publish any contributions and comments. I merely felt that I am in a better position than most people to take a lead role in this since we were close friends.

While we were primary school classmates at Selegie Integrated School in the 1960's, we discovered that we were also neighbours. In 1969, we were among the fifteen boys from Selegie to be admitted to Raffles Institution where we completed our secondary and pre-University education. In December 1974, we were enlisted for National Service and posted to the same section of the same Scholars' Platoon to carry out our Officer Cadet Training.

We finally parted when Seow Yew was awarded the PSC Overseas/Mombusho scholarship and left for Japan for his university studies in April 1975. Still, we kept in touch through regular aerograms, letters and photographs. He came back in 1980 and I could still remember the excitement when I first heard his voice over the phone telling me that he was home. Guess what? That evening, we gathered at his Rochore House residence where he showed me many of the goodies he brought back from Japan. These included some Japanese song sheets and even a Nakamichi hi-fi stereo set!

Never did I know that we would soon miss him. I am glad that the process of creating this site, though painful, gave me a chance to consolidate my recollections of a long lost friend. And I hope that these web pages could bring back some memories of Seow Yew to you. I would also appreciate it if you could kindly sign the Guest Book on your way out.

Please feel free to email me if you have any contributions, comments, feedback, information and/or requests.


 

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I apologize for any errors, omissions, mistakes, inaccuracies and/or misrepresentations in this site.

 

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