Donna was on her way to the public library. She normally took a public bus
but as it was such a beautiful day, she decided to take a leisurely stroll there
instead. She hummed merrily to herself as she walked with a spring in her steps.
In the distance, Donna spotted a middle-aged lady in black-rimmed glasses. She
looked awfully familiar but Donna just could not put her finger where she had
seen the lady before. Was she a relative ? Was she a neighbor ? Donna racked her
brains but her mind drew a blank. As the lady walked past Donna, she could not
help but stare blatantly at the lady. This might seem to be a
rude gesture but Donna's curiosity was
piqued. The lady gave Donna a pleasant smile as she walked past. Donna was
embarrassed to be caught staring and quickly
gave a weak smile in return and looked away.
A little further on, Donna
suddenly remembered. It was her primary school Science teacher !
"Mrs Lee !
Mrs Lee ! Is that you ?" Donna let out a yelp of surprise, forgetting that she
was in public. The lady stopped in her tracks and turned around. She looked at
Donna quizzically. By this time, Donna had run up to her, huffing and puffing. "Mrs
Lee, don't you remember me ? I am Donna, your ex-student from Fairways Primary
school. You taught me when I was in Primary Four." Now, it was the lady's turn
to stare. she adjusted he glasses to get a clearer view of Donna's face. Then,
she broke into a wide smile as a look of recognition crossed her face.
See ! I remember you now ! You were seated right at the front of the class.
This is a surprise !" Mrs Lee exclaimed.
The two of them ended up going to a nearby coffee shop to sit down and have a
chat. They reminisced about their memories of the school days. In the ended,
Donna did not make it to the public library. After all, how often does one get a
chance to meet up with his or her ex-teacher after having left the school for so
many years ?