Going over the last few posts, it’s like I’m always complaining about some business or the other. So this time I’m going to complain about something else. As far back as I can remember, there’s always been some cause to get all worked up over for young people. Like the feminist thing. It’s like all the women I know were ...

We don’t go to urban kitchen Semi-accurate depiction of the average meal at UK Like Ravenholm, Urban Kitchen might have once been a sole beacon of shining hope for the famished and the hopeless. But, like Ravenholm, it seems to turn into a pretty hellish environ with less-than-hospitable inhabitants in the evenings. A few friends and I used to go there quite often, we’d end up ...

You’re not that bad to your customers. Most of the time. Even when some of them are too lazy to write blog posts in the form of letters. Now that I’m rid of that tedious literary device, Over a month ago, I got a phone call from someone who claimed to be from Dialog, and asked me for some personal ...

Since buying the motorbike, I’ve been commuting on the thing for about a month now. Ever since I got the thing, and a while before, I’ve been reading up on everything I could do to it and how it works.Most online resources are brimming with people who take motorcycling as a hobby. They’re all about waving at other riders and ...

The last few days have been pretty strange. Friday I managed to get a fever, which I thought was just some light food poisoning from something I’d cooked(more on this later. much more).  Sunday had me at a doctor’s office, sitting in the chair flashing my torso at her. As I was leaving, the nurses clung to me screaming “But ...

On Newspapers You can't get a newspaper up there, but you _can_ get 3G. I know I lead a fairly comfortable life. I mean, I’m not living out of a thatched hut somewhere in the hills, foraging for food. It’s not like I live in Kandy. For Sri Lanka, I know I lead an above average lifestyle in terms of creature comforts. ...

This Isn’t Over Yet, Lakegala The dogs constantly mocked our stamina. Over the long weekend, we decided to finally head over to Lakegala in Meemure, a sort of remote village somewhere in the knuckles range. It’s pronounced Lak-gala, apparently. Indi managed to think it was Lake-gala (lake-rock, literally). A bus and a van journey later, we wound up at Meemure village near the temple where we ...

Corporate Annoyances I’ve had a list of pet-peeves and full-grown, wild peeves about a few corporate entities for a while now, just never got round to jotting it down. "Send people anonymous text messages professing your love!" - That's exactly what Sri Lanka needs more of. Dialog Spam: Why oh why do I have to put up with Dialog’s constant text messages advertising ...

Movie Review Time I recently watched Warrior, starring Tom Hardy and Joel somethingsomethington. It was probably one of the best movies I’ve watched in the past year. It was so good that I went all over the internet reading about it, and found it compared to “The Fighter”, another movie featuring two brothers and ass-kicking. So then I watched that. The Fighter has ...

Need for Speed : The Run, First Impressions I recently lost my mind and installed the new Need for Speed game on my PC. I must have had a brief flight of insanity, as anyone who’s followed the series has noticed, the newer crop of NFS games have the entertainment value of a dolphin carcass. After reading much the same on reviews, including details like it being more or ...

Local Businesses on Twitter: A Comparison "EEEEEeee! Someone snuck some CAT-5 into the tour bus!" In my wanderings on twitter, I’ve come across a few local businesses on twitter. Being an expert on everything, I’ve decided to jot down my impressions here. Dialog: Our premier telco appears to have hired a coven full of people to tweet things out at us citizens, and is quite successful ...

Routine. Take bread out of microwave, switch on microwave and heat up meat product, take butter out of fridge, put butter in microwave, pick up butter knife from drying rack thing, take butter out of microwave, butter bread, put butter back in fridge, wash and put butter knife back on drying rack thing, take out meat product, add sauce, eat. ...

Day five just steamrolled past but I have miraculously managed to slide off the track, pull out a paintball gun and spray a “PWND” on the retreating metaphor. I was at the supermarket again the other day, eyeing the processed meat section. I’ll have to switch to using some kind of chicken or fish soon. But not right now. I found ...

Yesterday morning, as my mom was leaving for India again, she told me to “take care of your sister”. I was too sleepy to laugh and say she’s probably better equipped to survive than I am. Went snooping around this “super market” thing. Lots of peculiar objects on the shelves. Bought things like bread(doesn’t grow on trees! lolwut?), sausages, cereal ...

I switched back to a Dialog connection in the middle of last year. Ever since I switched, I’ve been getting callers looking for a certain army captain. I even got a call from the ex-servicemen’s association asking if I was showing up for one of their dinners or something. Over the new year, I got a bunch of texts wishing ...

Welcome to my humble abode, sir-ji’s and madam-ji’s. You know what’s ridiculous? Batteries. Why batteries, you ask? Batteries never did anything ridiculous, you maintain. I maintain that the release dates of major gaming titles should be religious holidays but that doesn’t make it happen, does it? Batteries are evil. Each and every one of them. When I was a kid, ...

Seriously. How do you guys keep pushing out post after post topped with such great hits such as “Abans Massage Chair: A Review” and ” “(you know who you are)? Just got back from Retractive, a concert of retro music(allegedly) at the Warehouse Project in Maradana. The warehouse project seems pretty interesting - http://www.warehouseproject.lk/. Copy sounds very hipster-ish but they seem ...

Moles Salad by SliceOfChic You might be wondering why there is a picture of a salad up there. Then again you might also be wondering why your life is such an empty husk, never to see fulfillment, forever to be lost in between the pleats of the skirt of life. Just like that blasted vanilla milkshake from the Deli France in Odel. ...

Why won’t you contribute? As you all might know, there’s this 16 days something something campaign to raise awareness on gender based violence(GBV). Here’s the link for the campaign “hub” in Sri Lanka -> http://srilanka16days.wordpress.com/about/. Click on it. Learn. That link is all about violence against women. What we don’t really hear about is violence against men. I didn’t think it was much of ...

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