It is time for surprises. Pak Cik know for sure from past Hari Raya that I will be faced with such question as “Pak Cik ingat tak saya?” or “Pak Cik dah lupa saya?” Those were moments of minor embarrassment, but of great pleasure, nevertheless. And now Pak Cik can again look forward to these most rewarding encounters.
To every one of you, the ex-Almanar pupils and the present ones alike, I wish a happy Hari Raya. If, for some inevitable reasons, we do not meet on this occasion let us hope and pray we will somehow meet again in the not too distant future. I cherish the memory of those instances when you reacted to my scolding with long faces, the moments you were jubilant over your exam results and so on. And to see your faces again and be reminded of those lost moments is a pleasure indeed.
Selamat Hari Raya, maaf dzahir batin.