Our Iyyapanthangal Outlet got damaged by fire. It was very unfortunate and frustrating news to start the day with.
Got a call by 5 AM from one of my director that our shop got damaged because of fire.
Must thank the cops and fire fighters for bringing down the fire and for their support.
They say it happened because of gas burst, but we had no gas inside the outlet. It was all induction based appliances. But there was no point in investigating.
This outlet in Iyyapanthangal has many first;
It was our first Coffee Outlet.
It was our profitable outlet.
It was our flagship outlet.
It was located near to my house.
This is the picture of the outlet when our honorable CM of the day passed away. There was no shops open and I took the risk to run the outlet to serve the people. Many people including cops appreciated us for keeping it open as there was no shops open near the vicinity.
For, now I’ve to thank the cops, fire fighters, my friend Ravi and the Land Lord for their support during this tough time.
Now, we are considering many options and one of the option is to completely close down the outlet.
I’ve been incliented towards bonsai since my school days. I tried making my need bonsai biring the 1990’s, those were the days where there was no internet and I lacked resources to practice.
Something struck my mind about bonsai and immediately I checked for bonsai related videos in YouTube. There were pleanty of DIY videos.
Showed the video to my driver and he was so excited to see such a thing existed and he wanted to be a part of the experiment.
We created a checklist to start with;
River Rock Stones
Hunt for Neem/Palm/Banyan tree(We were lucky to get good Neem & Palm tree)
Though I wanted to be a part of the tree hunt. I stayed our because it being a week day, I didn’t want to waste on my productive working hours.
My driver was handy and we interacted thru WhatsApp in collecting things. I selected the pot and the tree thru the WhatsApp images he shared with me.
I had Cocopeat, Vermicompost, Redsand in my garding kit. Also we had good clay soil in my house and we used it. Vaigai river flows right behind my community and we were able to get river rocks from there.
Then in less than 30 min we were able to complete our experiment of setting up our Bonsai.
We had good fun and excitement.
Next day being a Saturday, I wanted to add Coconut to my collection and immediately went to a nearby nursery and was able to source a month old plant.
As we had the resources handy and with the help of YouTube we did our Coconut Bonsai too in 30 min.
Now, it is the patience part. It is time to maintain it and see the results. Next 45 days is going to be fun.
Once succeed in my experiment. I’ll video shoot the making process and I’ll post it as a separate blog.