This year i have 2 reunion for ex schoolmates. One is for my primary 16th anniversary class classmates and the coming one is for my secondary 10th years anniversary schoolmates reunion.
The primary class reunion i am the organizer, not a big crowd and i was expecting around 20 poeple to show up. I still have many friends that i still keep in touch from primary school days. So i guess it will not be too hard to organize it.
And i was SO wrong about that. Emails has been sent out months ahead to inform them and also to book them free on the actual date. Most of the emails is like throwing a stone into the sea. So i have been sending out SMSes as many don’t check their email. This time is like throwing a pebble into a river.
Since i frequently meet up with some of them, so i check around to get their RSVP. Oh by the way RSVP for Malaysian mean = ignore the whole thing until on that day only decide want to go or not !
To my horror, responses that i got from people are :
1. i am not close with them la
2. I don’t know what to say if i go there la
3. i don see a point of meeting old classmate la
Hello there, if you guys can do a wonderful job during a networking event, then how hard is it to meet up with some old friends and spend few minutes talking to them?
Next month is the 10th Anniversary of my secondary reunion. I was part of the comittee member as well. This time my role is much smaller, all i have to do is help out during registration and send out emails to whoever i still keep in touch to let them know of this event.
i am sad to find out that, despide our age, many of us still need to go in gangs. They will only come if their gang is going as well. don’t they get it. the meaning of reunion? It’s to meet up with long lost friends that you dont meet up often. If you guys out there need a gang to go to a reunion then i guess you guys miss out the whole point.
Just to make it clear, here’s the explanation for HIGH SCHOOL REUNION from wikipedia : A class reunion is a meeting of former classmates, typically organized at or near their former school by one of the class on or around an anniversary of their graduation. Former teachers may be invited as well. Usually, participants nostalgically reminisce about their old school days, fondly remember their school pranks, and bring each other up to date on what has happened to each of them since they went their separate ways.
How strange that when we are in our late 20’s, people still tend to be very "teenager" when it come to social events.
I really felt sorry for those who are really into organizing the secondary school reunion, not only their effort is not appreciated and now they are being questioned how they use the funds.
I understand that some people do not feel confortable attending such event. And i guess "NO" is also an answer. IF cannot say "YES" then say "NO" la. No one is going to eat you alive if you don’t go la. Don’t la keep quiet. Sign………….
Seriously, i am deeply dissapointed by those reasons given for not atteding the reunion. As i do not understand at all the reasons behind all those reasons.
Should i blame it on the goventment? or the education? 😛
p/s: hope they will face the same problem when they are waiting for RSVP for their birthday/wedding/fullmoon. KARMA !