School Dining Hall

School Dining Hall

We probably had the best cooks in the school kitchen then. The rice and vegetable fish (Titus) stew and banana were Friday dish, if I am right! The Ebe was superb!

Some naughty activities did take place time to time in the School Dining Hall. You dare not sit next to some guys, if not, your ration would disappear.

Ration was a popular terminology then!

I still have memories of some generous Prefects that dished out double rations to my and my twin brother. The likes of Prefects Daniel, Diyon, Yinka Shotade, Noel, Ekpe Ekpe, Tunde Joda and others would single Kehinde and me out for double rations! Probably because we are identical twins and we were likeable. Thereafter, the school had a culture of a set of identical twins in each set till we graduated. The Osinowo twins followed our set.

Double ration was like reward for good behaviour! Some few fights broke over food!

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  • Kenny, when I get home this evening, I will see what you have for us in "Good Times" by Sister Sledge and Chic. I'm presently in the office, and our system does not allow us to go that far. Weather has been unkind to us along the east coast of Yankee for a while now: snowing like crazy! Toady, the office is almost empty because of another heavy snow we had on Wednesday through Thursday. I'm kind of stuck here, doing what I must somehow have to do, and using bifoba to refresh from time to time. Thank you, and have a nice weekend, but I can still yell at you later though. Enjoy!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    @ Folusho


    Man mi! you must have been very good @ "Toasting" sha when you were.."you know".........lol

    Must admit....those  days were "good times" sha as done by Sister Sledge and Chic (attached below!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQh81tcN_mA

    Enuff said! do have a good weekend!.....lol

     

    Foluso Adeyemi said:

    Kennih, it's very good having the same name with an active alumnus like you. Since you've come on board, you've juiced bifoba up by bringing in your own tales of your days in school. In fact, this reminds me reading one of your postings on "Memories" that you don't want to bother us with all the stories you have about Birch. My man kennih, by not doing that, you are denying bifoba one of its main juicy purposes. Kennih, if your "tales" are the music of bifoba, please give us the excess of it; we are all ready to enjoy the best of it. Thank you!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    Folusho,


    Plez dont oh,  as Dbanj said....Ori yato s'ori........lol.......you know i just realized that we are namesakes, i am Kehinde Adeyemi OSINOWO, (Adeyemi after my grandad) he was adeyemi 2..........
    Foluso Adeyemi said:

    Kennih, I dey jealous o!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    @ Folusho and Taiwo

    I only remember the rice and ebe, and the amala and eba b'cos it was always cold.....lol,

     

    Awa omo shell-club surulere o kin je "eebaaa" or amaaa. what yen na jare, we only ate Spaghetti, pasta, meat pie, nkan-kan, and the occasional  local rice stones (normally it will be Uncle Bens @ home)  and yam mashed up with palm oil....lol, dont mind me ooh.............

  • @ Folusho


    Man mi! you must have been very good @ "Toasting" sha when you were.."you know".........lol

    Must admit....those  days were "good times" sha as done by Sister Sledge and Chic (attached below!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQh81tcN_mA

    Enuff said! do have a good weekend!.....lol

     

    Foluso Adeyemi said:

    Kennih, it's very good having the same name with an active alumnus like you. Since you've come on board, you've juiced bifoba up by bringing in your own tales of your days in school. In fact, this reminds me reading one of your postings on "Memories" that you don't want to bother us with all the stories you have about Birch. My man kennih, by not doing that, you are denying bifoba one of its main juicy purposes. Kennih, if your "tales" are the music of bifoba, please give us the excess of it; we are all ready to enjoy the best of it. Thank you!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    Folusho,


    Plez dont oh,  as Dbanj said....Ori yato s'ori........lol.......you know i just realized that we are namesakes, i am Kehinde Adeyemi OSINOWO, (Adeyemi after my grandad) he was adeyemi 2..........
    Foluso Adeyemi said:

    Kennih, I dey jealous o!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    @ Folusho and Taiwo

    I only remember the rice and ebe, and the amala and eba b'cos it was always cold.....lol,

     

    Awa omo shell-club surulere o kin je "eebaaa" or amaaa. what yen na jare, we only ate Spaghetti, pasta, meat pie, nkan-kan, and the occasional  local rice stones (normally it will be Uncle Bens @ home)  and yam mashed up with palm oil....lol, dont mind me ooh.............

  • Kennih, it's very good having the same name with an active alumnus like you. Since you've come on board, you've juiced bifoba up by bringing in your own tales of your days in school. In fact, this reminds me reading one of your postings on "Memories" that you don't want to bother us with all the stories you have about Birch. My man kennih, by not doing that, you are denying bifoba one of its main juicy purposes. Kennih, if your "tales" are the music of bifoba, please give us the excess of it; we are all ready to enjoy the best of it. Thank you!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    Folusho,


    Plez dont oh,  as Dbanj said....Ori yato s'ori........lol.......you know i just realized that we are namesakes, i am Kehinde Adeyemi OSINOWO, (Adeyemi after my grandad) he was adeyemi 2..........
    Foluso Adeyemi said:

    Kennih, I dey jealous o!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    @ Folusho and Taiwo

    I only remember the rice and ebe, and the amala and eba b'cos it was always cold.....lol,

     

    Awa omo shell-club surulere o kin je "eebaaa" or amaaa. what yen na jare, we only ate Spaghetti, pasta, meat pie, nkan-kan, and the occasional  local rice stones (normally it will be Uncle Bens @ home)  and yam mashed up with palm oil....lol, dont mind me ooh.............

  • Folusho,


    Plez dont oh,  as Dbanj said....Ori yato s'ori........lol.......you know i just realized that we are namesakes, i am Kehinde Adeyemi OSINOWO, (Adeyemi after my grandad) he was adeyemi 2..........
    Foluso Adeyemi said:

    Kennih, I dey jealous o!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    @ Folusho and Taiwo

    I only remember the rice and ebe, and the amala and eba b'cos it was always cold.....lol,

     

    Awa omo shell-club surulere o kin je "eebaaa" or amaaa. what yen na jare, we only ate Spaghetti, pasta, meat pie, nkan-kan, and the occasional  local rice stones (normally it will be Uncle Bens @ home)  and yam mashed up with palm oil....lol, dont mind me ooh.............

  • Kennih, I dey jealous o!

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    @ Folusho and Taiwo

    I only remember the rice and ebe, and the amala and eba b'cos it was always cold.....lol,

     

    Awa omo shell-club surulere o kin je "eebaaa" or amaaa. what yen na jare, we only ate Spaghetti, pasta, meat pie, nkan-kan, and the occasional  local rice stones (normally it will be Uncle Bens @ home)  and yam mashed up with palm oil....lol, dont mind me ooh.............

  • @ Folusho and Taiwo

    I only remember the rice and ebe, and the amala and eba b'cos it was always cold.....lol,

     

    Awa omo shell-club surulere o kin je "eebaaa" or amaaa. what yen na jare, we only ate Spaghetti, pasta, meat pie, nkan-kan, and the occasional  local rice stones (normally it will be Uncle Bens @ home)  and yam mashed up with palm oil....lol, dont mind me ooh.............

  • Taiwo, That's a good question ebi.  I don't think I can remember the food time table again. Probably Kennih can help. You see me twisting Kennih; I was just like him. In honestly, I didn't always go to dinning hall on certain days like Kennih. Omo isale-eko mi who was trying to act like ajebota at times. Especially I didn't like amala and eba at school, as kennih mentioned, they always kind of cold for my likening, while at home amala was one of my favorites, and of course, eba has to roll from time to time now. If you don't know how to eat eba, you go just die of hunger for nothing o.

    Taiwo Ogunlaiye said:

    @ Folusho and Kenni,

    Can you still remember the whole food time table? 



    Kennih Osinowo said:

    9ice one Bro! i shall not reply 4 prosperity 2 reign supreme......lol, meant that in a 9ice way.........lol well done and keep up the good work.............

    Foluso Adeyemi said:
    Kennih, Don't tell me you didn't like the cold stone "eba" and "amala" in those days at school now. (You no be ajebota now). Looking at your face, I can see that "eba lile" (stone eba) and amala would be your favorite foods in those days. Unfortunately, Birch did not provide us "gbegiri" along with amala, that could have been a delicacy soup with it. Smile lol! Usually, Tuesdays and Fridays, especially Fridays, are the favorite days for most of us at the dining hall. Anyway, always keep fit and warm in queen's kingdom.

    Foluso Adeyemi said:
    Taiwo, Ladi, Kennih: Birch Freeman okele eba guys.

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    Yes oh! i can defintely identify with the  school rations, we definitely followed your set, in the same "likeable vein" we even knew when and here to queue up to get the "fish tail "with the rice and "efo" on a friday  and the x2 ration of "ebe" on a tuesday, and yes some few fights broke out over food as well, we were also lucky that Pa soremekun was like a grandad 2 us (same family), and we had an aunt in the kitchen as well who always made sure Tai and i had good portions much 2 the annoyance of some pple.......lol ah and there was bread and beans too, Chei we suffered oh!

     

    I also the "Posh" bits of buying homemade Meatpie, cakes and the like from Iya Matthew during break time, instead of the common "Bread and Akara" sold by the  food vendors on the path at the entrance to the Laboratoty block, esp Baba Oloye's wife who  made puff puff, saussages with marckrell in them , they had a frying stall behind the new form 5 block to which a path was devised for quick and easy access, it was also a path we used when we were late and wanted to slip into school without being seen, until some ITK prefects discovered it and were always waiting 4 us

     

    Saturday Lectures! towards the exams, we would come to school to read and bring "gari" with us for lunch, and buy smoked or grilled mackerel fish from one of the huts  just by the school gate,

     

    I will never 4get the day we told popsie not to come and pick us from school anymore, that was the very day the transport system went on strike, and we had to walk all the way home to Shell club in surulere, it wasnt funny at all and that was the last day we had a free ride to and from school, but the good thing that came out of that was we always congregated in one "Fan ice shop, on  "Ayilara Street/ Ishaga Road" and bought enough smaco, fan ice and lolly pops to quench our  dry throats b4 going home

     

     

    oh and prep time...............the prefects had a field day stamping their authority then, i used to hate that hour.........

     

    Memories!............those were the days oh!

     

  • @ Folusho and Kenni,

    Can you still remember the whole food time table? 



    Kennih Osinowo said:

    9ice one Bro! i shall not reply 4 prosperity 2 reign supreme......lol, meant that in a 9ice way.........lol well done and keep up the good work.............

    Foluso Adeyemi said:
    Kennih, Don't tell me you didn't like the cold stone "eba" and "amala" in those days at school now. (You no be ajebota now). Looking at your face, I can see that "eba lile" (stone eba) and amala would be your favorite foods in those days. Unfortunately, Birch did not provide us "gbegiri" along with amala, that could have been a delicacy soup with it. Smile lol! Usually, Tuesdays and Fridays, especially Fridays, are the favorite days for most of us at the dining hall. Anyway, always keep fit and warm in queen's kingdom.

    Foluso Adeyemi said:
    Taiwo, Ladi, Kennih: Birch Freeman okele eba guys.

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    Yes oh! i can defintely identify with the  school rations, we definitely followed your set, in the same "likeable vein" we even knew when and here to queue up to get the "fish tail "with the rice and "efo" on a friday  and the x2 ration of "ebe" on a tuesday, and yes some few fights broke out over food as well, we were also lucky that Pa soremekun was like a grandad 2 us (same family), and we had an aunt in the kitchen as well who always made sure Tai and i had good portions much 2 the annoyance of some pple.......lol ah and there was bread and beans too, Chei we suffered oh!

     

    I also the "Posh" bits of buying homemade Meatpie, cakes and the like from Iya Matthew during break time, instead of the common "Bread and Akara" sold by the  food vendors on the path at the entrance to the Laboratoty block, esp Baba Oloye's wife who  made puff puff, saussages with marckrell in them , they had a frying stall behind the new form 5 block to which a path was devised for quick and easy access, it was also a path we used when we were late and wanted to slip into school without being seen, until some ITK prefects discovered it and were always waiting 4 us

     

    Saturday Lectures! towards the exams, we would come to school to read and bring "gari" with us for lunch, and buy smoked or grilled mackerel fish from one of the huts  just by the school gate,

     

    I will never 4get the day we told popsie not to come and pick us from school anymore, that was the very day the transport system went on strike, and we had to walk all the way home to Shell club in surulere, it wasnt funny at all and that was the last day we had a free ride to and from school, but the good thing that came out of that was we always congregated in one "Fan ice shop, on  "Ayilara Street/ Ishaga Road" and bought enough smaco, fan ice and lolly pops to quench our  dry throats b4 going home

     

     

    oh and prep time...............the prefects had a field day stamping their authority then, i used to hate that hour.........

     

    Memories!............those were the days oh!

     

  • cool no worries.............
  • 9ice one Bro! i shall not reply 4 prosperity 2 reign supreme......lol, meant that in a 9ice way.........lol well done and keep up the good work.............

    Foluso Adeyemi said:
    Kennih, Don't tell me you didn't like the cold stone "eba" and "amala" in those days at school now. (You no be ajebota now). Looking at your face, I can see that "eba lile" (stone eba) and amala would be your favorite foods in those days. Unfortunately, Birch did not provide us "gbegiri" along with amala, that could have been a delicacy soup with it. Smile lol! Usually, Tuesdays and Fridays, especially Fridays, are the favorite days for most of us at the dining hall. Anyway, always keep fit and warm in queen's kingdom.

    Foluso Adeyemi said:
    Taiwo, Ladi, Kennih: Birch Freeman okele eba guys.

    Kennih Osinowo said:

    Yes oh! i can defintely identify with the  school rations, we definitely followed your set, in the same "likeable vein" we even knew when and here to queue up to get the "fish tail "with the rice and "efo" on a friday  and the x2 ration of "ebe" on a tuesday, and yes some few fights broke out over food as well, we were also lucky that Pa soremekun was like a grandad 2 us (same family), and we had an aunt in the kitchen as well who always made sure Tai and i had good portions much 2 the annoyance of some pple.......lol ah and there was bread and beans too, Chei we suffered oh!

     

    I also the "Posh" bits of buying homemade Meatpie, cakes and the like from Iya Matthew during break time, instead of the common "Bread and Akara" sold by the  food vendors on the path at the entrance to the Laboratoty block, esp Baba Oloye's wife who  made puff puff, saussages with marckrell in them , they had a frying stall behind the new form 5 block to which a path was devised for quick and easy access, it was also a path we used when we were late and wanted to slip into school without being seen, until some ITK prefects discovered it and were always waiting 4 us

     

    Saturday Lectures! towards the exams, we would come to school to read and bring "gari" with us for lunch, and buy smoked or grilled mackerel fish from one of the huts  just by the school gate,

     

    I will never 4get the day we told popsie not to come and pick us from school anymore, that was the very day the transport system went on strike, and we had to walk all the way home to Shell club in surulere, it wasnt funny at all and that was the last day we had a free ride to and from school, but the good thing that came out of that was we always congregated in one "Fan ice shop, on  "Ayilara Street/ Ishaga Road" and bought enough smaco, fan ice and lolly pops to quench our  dry throats b4 going home

     

     

    oh and prep time...............the prefects had a field day stamping their authority then, i used to hate that hour.........

     

    Memories!............those were the days oh!

     

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