I could even remember his name, Alfred Lee. After 48 years of not being in contact, I wanted to find him and thank him again for the pictures. It must be that I am older now and have more time to reflect on the past. So I looked him up on the worldwide popular social network, Facebook. I found Alfred Ak Lee. This Facebook guy is fatter and having not seen him for 48 years, I was not sure he is the Alfred Lee of 1971. However Alfred Ak Lee is a photographer and there was a picture of him when he was younger that looks like Alfred Lee of 1971. So I requested friendship. I wrote him a private message asking him if he was the Alfred Lee of 1971. 2 days, no reply and I wonder. His last public posting was in May 2018. His profile pictures is of a photographer and so it is odd that he is not posting any pictures since May 2018.
I don't know why I continue to search for him. I read an article from PressReader.com of a Alfred Lee that died of cancer on the 26 July 2018. And I saw a resemblance of the Alfred Lee of 1971 in the picture that they posted in the article. I felt that this is the Alfred Lee that I was looking for because of what they wrote about him.
However, I didn't want to take it for granted that the Alfred Lee who passed away is the Alfred Lee of 1971. So I messaged the only FB mutual friend of Alfred Ak Lee and myself, to check if Alfred Ak Lee had passed away. Our mutual friend didn't know. That is odd. I guess sometimes there are FB friends that we hardly keep up with, like in this case.
I wonder who I could ask. I asked a former classmate, whom I thought would know. Nope. A former schoolmate came into my mind. He had worked as a Municipal Counselor so he definitely would know. And yes, bingo, he confirmed that the Alfred Lee of 1971, was the Alfred Lee that had died last year. I didn't know his full name (Alfred Lee Kim Lung) until I read the article of his passing.
I am sorry, Alfred Lee, that I was too late in thanking you again for taking pictures of some of our school activities. I know I have thank you in 1971 but I felt like thanking you again.