I realised that each time a batch had just left koleq after SPM, there will be a sudden surge of MCKK-related websites - most of the new ones contributed by the new old boys group.
My guess is it takes a while for kids to overcome the withdrawal syndrome after the years in koleq, and with all the free time in their hands after SPM, they find solace in blogging and internet. The challenge is to remain steadfast and consistent when they eventually resume their studies after SPM results.
Withdrawal syndrome after (or during) koleq years was particularly a nasty one. By the time I was in Form 4, I could barely communicate with my siblings or my parents. During the few school holidays which I had to come back (no good excuse to stay back in Kuala), I spent most my time locked in the room - even at a time when Internet was not around. The good thing about this was I actually did my study mostly during school holidays - the revisions, exercises etc. because I just didn't have anything else to do and unlike the present where you have the leisure of Astro, Internet etc. to keep yourself busy - it was either exercises and readings. I did more readings and exercises during those holidays than all the time spent in koleq combined.
But to the parents of MCKK boys reading this, do not be alarmed. The withdrawal syndrome, bad as it is initially, will create a sense of vacuum and awakening in these boys that in the end they will go back to their parents and siblings, and try to make up for the lost time. At least that was what I went through.
After 5 years in MC, I had to leave for education abroad barely one month after sitting for my SPM - so the days after SPM was so hectic. The next thing I knew I was already in the UK and had to fend for myself. Loneliness was the biggest challenge and as much as you write to your batchmates or juniors in koleq - there were only two groups who would reply to you without fail. Your family and your teachers. Plus you could always make a reverse charge to your parents, but not your friends.
From a distance, many of us had to patch up the gap we created ourselves because of the time we spent in boarding school - but boys are boys and I think the realisation of how much quality time you have lost and taken away from your family, makes you appreciate them so much more.
Anyway, that's not the subject of this entry.
Blogs from the Class of 2005 had sprung up lately and they are mostly of commendable qualities. If only koleq boys have the facilities and freedom to voice up opinions through blogs when they were still in koleq (and not after they have left), perhaps we can take more comfort that future generations will be as wacko and vocal as we were - after all that was partly the beauty of a Malay College upbringing.
To the Class of 2005, welcome.
To the Class of 94, these kids still wet their pants when we suffered our fire drills. We are officially ancient (since 3-4 years ago pun, just reiterating the point).
Izham.com (Class of 2005)
reflections (Class of 2005)
the ninetyseven innuendos (Class of 2005)
A Glimpse (Class of 2005)
Khalis (Class of 2005)
Ince Inc (Class of 2005)