Saturday, October 28, 2006

St. Monica School

See here what memories (or is it my age?) bring along.

These are the boarders of St. Monica School in Birkirkara, Malta (christmas 1979).
You might be wondering why I placed this photo as it is not made with my own camera. There is a reason though. I lost contact with most boarders but am quiet curious to know what has become of them. So if you are on this picture do place a comment to let me know or send me an e-mail. Let me know where you are living now and how you are doing.

Guess it is not difficult to spot me on this picture?

21 comments:

Sabine said...

middle row, 4th from the right. LOL! The Dutch blondie sticks out like a sore thumb from the group of Maltese gals... hehehe!

Carin said...

You're right Sabine. That wasn't very difficult being the only blond girl. However there are only 2 Maltese girls on the picture and if I remember correct the other girls on this picture come from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, England, Yougoslavia, Zambia, Taiwan, Egypt, Libya, Italy and Ethiopia.

Carin said...

With 2 Maltese girls I don't mean the sisters for counting them them too there are 4 Maltese girls on this photo.

Maysoon said...

Carin, I was a boarder myself at St.Monica B'kara from 1985 to 1990, some of the girls were Joyce, Jane, Mwiya, Manka, Monica, Nadia, Dalitso, Sammar and many others! I am very happy I came across this!

Maisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Carin,

I'm mallika - do you remember me?? I do remember you, am from India and have been trying to track down the people I studied with in Malta - they were Anne, Reshma, Mathy, and so many others. Will email you too - mine if you want to keep in touch is mallika_n@hotmail.com. Hope you're doing very well.
Mallika.

licklife said...

Hi there my name is Li-Fe and I was a boarder from maybe 1980 to 1983, can't really remember the exact years! I am really excited to come across this- of course a big thx and hug to Carin for doing all of this and making an effort to get people together. You are awesome...anyway my email address is lfchuang@comcast.net if anyone feels like writing me :> Have a wonderful day! Li-Fe

Shyamali Basu said...

I am the funny girl with glasses and long hair. My name is Shyamali Bhattacharjee. My sister sitting next to me was Shikha. Li-fe, I remember you . You were in St. Francis. Mallika, I remember you too. Karen hamel, thanks for putting up the photo. have the same one myself.
My mail id is shyamali.basu@gmail.com. Anyone has any info on Elisaveta Risteska, or Liliana Milenkovic or Nicola McDevitt. Have been trying to track them down for YEARS !!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carin
I just emailed you, I think I'm the 3rd from the left, middle row... (not even sure myself - after 30 yrs!)
Was in Malta for school years '77-'78 and '78-'79 (form IV and V)
But these lovely grey uniforms with pink shirts were worn on special occasions only, we usually wore horrible turquoise blue things made of curtain material!
Thank you for posting this photo!
Roberta

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am Mimi.I am not in this picture but can idfntify some of the girls(Vasuki, Huma, Roberta, and few others but can,t remember their names).

Huma said...

Hi Mimi. Did you join the St Monica Alumni? I don't see you there yet. It's been ages since we last met or spoke. I have a picture of all you, me, Asma, Mesrak, Liza, and others sitting in the playground with our thick physics books in our hands.
Please contact me on my email huma.amir@hotmail.co.uk. Will love to hear from you.

Huma

Anonymous said...

Maysoon
my beautiful Soudanese friend. This is Jane a boarder 1988-1991.
Thank you Carin for this site.
Maisa, if yo read this message send me an email at janeabadir@hotmail.com
Jane

Sharmin (Charmaine) Ahmed said...

Hi My name is Sharmin (pronounce as Charmaine by the Sisters) and I was a boarder in the St.Monica's School from 1981-1989. I remember you Li-Fe. I think you were in Form 3 when I started with Asha (the indian girl?) I also remember Maesa and Jane and most of the names mentioned by Jane. I can be reached at morsheah@yahoo.com. I would love to get in touch with some of you. Thanks Carin for starting this.

Sharmin(charmaine) said...

Sorry I meant to say I started in Grade 3 in 1981 and Li-fe you were in Form 3 or so with Asha. I remember Liliana Miljkovic from yugoslavia. She was in Form 5 and who could forget her personality. Great great site after all these years.
Maesa, weren't you related to Samar? I remember Mai, Manka, Agnes, Joyce, jane, Sheeba, Anita, Dragonara and so many others, wow, this is great.

Farzana Khan said...

Wow it was amazing to see the photo when i started googling St.monica. Carin so good of you to put that photo up. I have all the photos taken from that time plus the christmas show that we put on. I am the first seated from left. Would love to hear from anyone in the picture. My email is farzana_khan5@hotmail.com

Maya Petronijevic said...

Hi, my name is Maya. I'm not on the photo u posted. I was a boarder between 1970-78. Pls join facebook, I'm sure u'll find quite a few familiar faces.

Ramani said...

I was a boarder from 1979-80. I remember many of you who were with me at St. Monica's during this time.In particular, Mimi, Roberta, Maya, Vasuki, Huma and her sister Asma. Hard to believe it's been almost 30 years. Would love to hear from you folks. My email address is ramani@cela.ca

Sumathi Nadarajah said...

Hi,
My name is Sumathi. I attended St Monica from 1976-78. My sisters-Bhawani and Ramani also were there. It's wonderful to read all these blogs! I remember Amal, Dunia, Intisar, Asma, Huma, Anita, Maya, Joanna, Vasuki, and so many others. We live in Canada and would love to keep in touch. Please e-mail me at Sumathi4@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

For some of you who were looking for Liliana (yugoslavian girl) I found her on FB today. I was so excited. Where are all the boarders from 1982-1988? I am mainly looking for SHEEBA and ANITA.

Hakan said...

hi Carin,I am gulay(prononunce july ın Malta) from turkiye I was boarder in 1980 - 1981.Thank you so much for this site.ı am not on the photo you posted.But I remember all of you and Li-Fe do you remember me?I have a diary and you wroted something for me.Nice to hear from you .My e-mail is gulayturkmen@hotmail.com.My god its so long time you are awsome Carina thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Carin for starting this. My name is Paofen, I went by the nickname, Annie, when I was a boarder at St. Monica's from 9/1983 - 12/1984. Hi Li-Fe, we had never met but I've heard about you from the other girls. Hi Sharmin. I miss everyone we went to school with, Priscilla, Dragana, Anita, Goinga, Miriam, Denise, Gigi, Jane, Joyce and many others. I have often wondered where life had led everyone. my e-mail is: powiedot@yahoo.com. I remember those uniforms and I still can work a tie!

Maria said...

hi,
i'm Bernardette Meilak (Maltese), i was a border between 70-75. I remember Maya Petronijavic, Maria Grazia Mejlak, Anit, Mumtaz Hussaine, Bernadette Foley, Marco Burlo,Rosanna Meilak, Teresa and Betrice Tabone. But i lost all contact with them ..

if anyone remembers me, contact me on mariaagius10@hotmail.com