TID-BITS AS I LEAVE KODAIKANAL ..

The beauty of this .. my Dot Net web site .. is that I just DO free-for-all here.

Do you get tired of me showing you some of my meals?  I do NOT get tired of photographing them and I do NOT get tired of eating them!

TANDOORI CHICKEN !

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From FLAVO*RS RESTAURANT !

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CAN YOU ALL TELL THAT I really get-into my food and the restaurants that serve me!

The manager on-the-phone..

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And the staff ..

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DO ANY OF YOU THINK THAT maybe .. just maybe .. there is an itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny connection between the way-I-treat my people and the food that comes my way!

I touch my people .. I horse-around with my people .. I interact with them!

HOW MANY TOURISTS do you think get the staff together for photo-shoots.

And .. oh-by-the-way .. this includes people on-the-street!

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As I came-upon the above gentleman (notice his colorful and warm scarf and leather jacket and warm shirt) after shooting the above shots at FLAVO*RS RESTAURANT .. out-of-the-blue he said directly to me .. “And you Sir!  I hope you are having a good-day Sir!”  Do you see my favorite Pizzeria way down the street .. look just to the left of his head .. the yellow building with the blue roof? He was a VERY LOVABLE ‘street character’.

What a nice thing for him to say-to-me. Love-one-another eh what?

I’M NOT BLOWING-MY-OWN HORN  BUT .. I DO seem to mix .. and I DO seem to mingle .. with the local people quite well IF I-DO-SAY-SO!

OUT-OF-NOWHERE CAME .. “Will you take our photograph?”

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THEN .. UP COMES A COMPLETE STRANGER .. to ‘join-in on the fun’!

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I ‘borrowed-the-below’ priceless photo from over at Blogspot!

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Their parents asked me to sit with the children.  I did .. then I asked the parents to snap the above photo with my camera. Then I snapped the parents and the children. Study the expression on the face of the little girl.

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“Cap! Give us just-one-thing that you so LOVE ABOUT INDIA!”

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And after a month here .. I FINALLY GOT A PHOTO OF THE MAGIC BUS !

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SPEAKING OF BUSES !  PATTI 99501 do you see in the photos below what ‘I captured’ for you!

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I had to jump and I mean JUMP to capture the above PATTI ..

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TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD ..

As I leave a location in which I have gotten-to-know some KEY PEOPLE .. such as the two-person staff at my small and humble VODAFONE CELL PHONE SERVICE CENTER here in Kodaikanal .. I always go-by and say goodbye.

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I really hit-it-off with the two ladies below .. great chemistry .. and they sure did hand-stands to assist me for the past five (5) weeks.

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I asked the lady on the right in the above photo to “Please Smile!”  And she did!

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I wrote down (they actually asked me) our two web site address for them.

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Are you getting tired of flowers?  I am not .. so I caught more below for us.

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IF I waited to get each .. and IF I waited to get every-single-post perfect .. there would be NO posts!  In Ooty I showed you St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

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I wanted oh-so-badly to ‘frame it’ and I forgot to do-so.  On the way out-of Ooty headed back to Kodaikanal last Monday .. I said ..

Here we come .. THEN ..

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I GOTCHA ! .. as we motored past St. Stephens Anglican .. knowing I had but one chance to get it framed! “Hold it steady Captain!  Squeeze don’t jerk the trigger!”

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I think maybe I will go back on Blogspot and ‘slip-in’ the above photo.  I really like it a lot!

WHEW !

In literally ‘just-a-few’ hours I will be boarding the ‘night bus’ from Kodaikanal down-the-mountain and to Chennai. It will be just about a twelve (12) hour trip getting me into Chennai tomorrow morning (Tuesday morning the 7th of May) at about 9AM.

Then I have to get to the Chennai Main Railway Station and catch my train at 10PM (2200 hours) going north to Agra Cantt arriving this coming Thursday the 9th of May at 3:50AM (0350 hours) the ‘so-called’ o’dark o’clock in the early morning.

I have ‘a-few’ things yet-to-do here in Kodaikanal before I leave for my bus so I will close this post and wish you all ..

A VERY GOOD DAY !  

Cheerio .. Cap