Saturday, September 02, 2006

Anglo Indian Migrant Worker's Blessings

It is never too old to be a student and I am glad to learn New Technics in the trade.

4 Comments:

Blogger stargazer said...

hi izzy

i visited kodaikanal in '91 and then in 2000 and visited manna bakery on both occasions to savor the tasteful pies that were then washed down with lemon tea. i remember chippy as well.

kodai is a place that will have an indelible impression on my life

our common connection would be gyany (you refer to him as 'G'?) who spent a couple of years with the PHCC - gyany and I are batchmates

is Manna bakery still going strong

7:03 am  
Blogger Arshak Hamid said...

thany you sir thanks for ypur cheese knife ... it really imp fro me and thanks for your wishes they mean alot to me and u too ... :-)

6:27 pm  
Blogger Vicky Nadaraj said...

Manna is burnt into my memory-the original one ,on Bear Shola road.I remember meeting your 100 yr old wood burning Belling stove and I still find it hard to believe that all those mouthwatering goodies were cooked in it.Apple crumble,yummmy!!!
The jam sessions with Matt and his guitar,the reggae music and the pine scented smoke brings back wonderful memories of my many times in Kodai.
I used to be there so often that local people thought I was a local girl studying in Manipal!!
I never did see the town Manna as I must have returned to Malaysia and started working by then.Just as well as I loved the old place and that will remain as my Manna memory shot.
I used to trek 4km up to Mt Shalom from the bus station with my bag on my back,sometimes in rain or moonlight ,and a couple of times by starlight,feeling my way between the walls of the estate compound from the main road till I got out onto the path by the stream,over the bridge and started the slippery climb up the mountain with the sheer drop on my left.
I remember the incredible view from the front door of the guest cottage on Mount Shalom.Thr fresh chilly spring water and the warm cosy interior of Izzy and June's cottage.
What a time I had,and am hoping to have with another group of close friends ASAP!
It's been years but Kodai will always be ours.

7:09 am  
Blogger Vicky Nadaraj said...

Manna is burnt into my memory-the original one ,on Bear Shola road.I remember meeting your 100 yr old wood burning Belling stove and I still find it hard to believe that all those mouthwatering goodies were cooked in it.Apple crumble,yummmy!!!
The jam sessions with Matt and his guitar,the reggae music and the pine scented smoke brings back wonderful memories of my many times in Kodai.
I used to be there so often that local people thought I was a local girl studying in Manipal!!
I never did see the town Manna as I must have returned to Malaysia and started working by then.Just as well as I loved the old place and that will remain as my Manna memory shot.
I used to trek 4km up to Mt Shalom from the bus station with my bag on my back,sometimes in rain or moonlight ,and a couple of times by starlight,feeling my way between the walls of the estate compound from the main road till I got out onto the path by the stream,over the bridge and started the slippery climb up the mountain with the sheer drop on my left.
I remember the incredible view from the front door of the guest cottage on Mount Shalom.Thr fresh chilly spring water and the warm cosy interior of Izzy and June's cottage.
What a time I had,and am hoping to have with another group of close friends ASAP!
It's been years but Kodai will always be ours.

7:10 am  

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