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01 March 2013

Happy 127th ACS Founder's Day


On this 1st day of March 1886, Anglo-Chinese School, my alma mata, was founded by Bishop William Fitzjames Oldham.

So here we are, 127 years later as we grew from strength to strength.

During my years in ACS, there was this prose that ends with our school motto and it has etched itself into my heart since.


Live not in the glory of the days gone by,
Nor over your failures droop and die.
The past is dead. In the years ahead,
The Best Is Yet To Be.



If you recall my old entry (above) where I joked about what ACS meant.

A - ang moh buay pai
C - chinese buay sai
S - sian charbor sibeh lihai (厉害)

Then someone asked me how to say "The Best Is Yet To Be" in Chinese. Admittedly, I was stumped for all my life, it never occurred to me to translate that to Chinese.

Well, an ACS boy is not one to back down from a challenge and so I put on my thinking cap.

Et voila!


不往当年勇,
不愁当年落。
过已去。 来日年,
至胜在握中。
 


 Now who say ACS boy Chinese buay sai? LOL!


Happy 127th, ACS!! 祝英华127周年校庆!!


Image Credit: Facebook - 陈庆贤; Facebook - Raymond Ang, Facebook - Sujay Natson

- Voxeros

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eh, those waffles are running the country hor:p

Arrenn

JayWalk said...

Arrenn: Indeed. But we own the country. :PP

Anonymous said...

No argument there, bro. And more than your fair share of ladies too *sighs*

Arrenn

JayWalk said...

shhhh.......

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