i am still in contact with Pn Rahmah (primary 1 teacher), Mrs Thumboo (primary 2 & 6, read here) & Mrs Chan (biology, 5th & 6th form). but the one who convinced me on a career path was Mr GV Pillai (physics, 5th & 6th form). he was such a masterful teacher, appropriately so as he was the only one with a M.Sc in school, he made physics so simple that a whole bunch of us in class decided we want to be engineers.
so what happened?
that's when i met the other Teacher:
As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mark 10: 17, 21
so, did i interpret this encounter correctly? did i sell off my engineering ambition to take an alternate path to public service? perhaps the circle will be complete only when i