It was far better than Pepsi-Cola: it was cool, refreshing and clear. And F-O-C and F-O-S too (free-of-charge,and free-of-sugar).
Well, just reminiscing my primary school days, when after a PE lesson or a game of football, we kids made a beeline for the solitary standpipe in the school compound, and got our thirsty throats quenched.
No SWEAT for us to drink in this unadulterated H-TWO-O; just opened our mouths big big, turned on the tap handle, and took a BIG GULP or two, and the thirst was history.
My late mum always cautioned me against drinking straight from the tap for the fear of water-borne diseases. She always made me carry a bottle of boiled water from home. But,…,drinking from Paip Sekolah was a totally different experience. I never told her.