Thursday, August 5, 2010


It was a fine sunny Monday morning, and the gun salute roared in Gemas to announce the Gunners' Birthday Celebrations. This year the celebration was moved forward to 2nd August to accommodate the coming month of Ramadan. There was a festive mood filled with pomp and ceremony. The occasion is usually spread over a few days with other activities, but always culminates with the parade. The turnout of retirees was not that many as in previous years.Upon asking around I realised that it was a working Monday, hence many could not make it as they were also employed post retirement. Some regulars were sighted and also there were some I met who came for the first time. The serving officers and other ranks of the corps were gracious hosts, and made us very comfortable with their welcome. After the parade, we adjourned for a "jamuan ringan", where the cake cutting ceremony was held. After the formalities, there was the usual mingling and some time was spent on catching up between serving and retired members. The ladies too were out there in full force, dressed resplendently for the occassion. Someone suggested that a groupie should be done, and so it was. All in all it was a heart warming moment to be among your own. Looking forward to the next one , I guess. Meanwhile, turn up your speakers and enjoy the video clip of random shots.


  1. My Dear Friend Rama,

    Well done! People like you make the spirit of togetherness and this annual event a memorable one.

    But 'Pulut Cutting Ma', not 'cake cutting la'.

    I enjoyed the event tremendously and the opportunity to meet my colleagues is something that I treasure most. I look forward to next year's anniversary.

    Best regards.

    Capt. (Rtd.) Hussaini Abdul Karim

  2. Hi Rama,
    Good post and excellent video.Thanks.

    Allen Lai