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!

过已去。 来日年,

 Now who say ACS boy Chinese buay sai? LOL!

Happy 127th, ACS!! 祝英华127周年校庆!!

- Voxeros


Anonymous said...

Eh, those waffles are running the country hor:p


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*


JayWalk said...