The average Sri Lankan - part one

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One of Hubster's good friends visited us today. After a round of chitchat and tea the conversation turned to the word 'appachchi'. The friend's idea was that anyone is free to call their fathers any name they wanted, as we are one Sri Lankan nation and there should not be an up country-low country division.  True. We agreed. There should ...

Thirty going on seven

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I will be thirty years old in about another half an hour. If I were living in Australia or China I would be thirty already. A few years ago, thirty seemed so old. Practically ancient. And I thought that I would have my act together by then. Turns out, not so much. When I was young(er), I wanted to be ...

You with the devious eyes

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You, with the devious eyesSpare me a glance. You, with the devious eyes, Looking everywhere but at me. You, with the sincere smile,You, with the mischievous grin,Merry making with your friends.Moving like a hurricane,Around me,Wrecking havoc in my heart.You, with the devious eyesSpare me a glance.This treacherous heart Yearns for but one simple glance.You, with the devious eyes,Spare me a glance.

Bit**ing

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I have this habit. I tend to bitch about people. No. I don't usually use bad words, but in this case it's the only one that fits. If someone does something that I don't agree with, don't like, that makes me uncomfortable etc etc I talk bad about them with those who are closest to me. The worst is that ...

The downward spiral : dealing with depression

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This is a post on something rather private. But as I realise that there a lot out there who might now be in the little dark hole I was sometime ago, I get a strong compulsion to share this. After Baby was born, I was diagnosed with post partum depression. I was weepy, crying at the drop of a hat, ...

Rock-a-bye baby

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Everytime I put my baby to sleep I sing him a lullaby. I keep on singing it until he dozes off and then I just hum it in an undertone. But every single time, up until he finally falls asleep, even with his eyes closed, Baby protests having to go to sleep ( at least I thought so). He always ...

New resolutions

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After Baby was born I've been kind of slack lately. I take care of him and that seems to be pretty much all I do. I've been told countless times by loved ones that I better get back to my usual self and not be a lazy, fat person who (in a moment of insanity) cut her own long hair ...

Thank you,nose

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I rock my baby for a good twenty minutes and he finally falls asleep when my nose decides that it is the perfect time for a sneeze. Not just my nose, something always seems to get in the way of my baby's sleep. 1) He's in my arms and I HAVE TO scratch my back. 2) I close the curtain. ...

පුතු

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මා පළමු වතාවට මවක් වුනේ මේ ඊයේ පෙරේදා ය. නිදි නැති රැයවල්, මගහැරුණු කෑම වේල් මට දැන් පුරුදු දේ වී තිබේ. පුතා පාන්දර සිට නිදි නැත. කුකුළා හඬලන්නටත් කලින් ඇහැරෙන ඔහු අත පය ගසමින්, "ආ ඕ" කියමින් සිටියි. මම අමාරුවෙන් ඔලුව කෙලින් කරගෙන, බාගෙට ඇරුණු ඇස් වලින් ඔහු දෙස බලා හිඳිමි. විටෙක මා දෙසට හැරෙන ඔහු කිරි ඉල්ලන්නට කට හදයි. ...

Meena

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Meena was only fourteen when her mother left. One morning she woke up to the wails of her one year old brother crying and found out that her mother had left sometime in the dead of the night. Her father sat in a corner, not knowing what to do or how to console a crying one year old. As cries ...

බල්ලාගේ මරණය රසාස්වාදනය කිරීම

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අපේ ගෙදර සුරතල් බැල්ලිය මරණයේ දොරටුව අභියස සිටී. මිය යාමට තරම් වයසක් තවමත් නැතිමුත් හදිසියේ රෝගාතුර වූ ඇය යන්තම් හිසවත් ඔසවා ගනු නොහැකිව ඔහේ වැතිර සිටී. ඇගේ නමින් කථා කළවිට වලිගය හෙමිහිට සොළවයි. ගෙදරට පැමිණෙන අමුත්තන්ට ගෙරවීමට උත්සාහ දරයි. ගෙදර සියල්ලන්ම දුකිනි.ඒ අතර මගේ පියාගේ විද්වත් මිතුරන් තමන්ගේ ශෝකය ඔහුට මෙලෙස ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. ප්‍රවීන ගත කතුවරයෙකුද පුවත්පත් තීරු රචකයෙකුද වන ...

Short story: Under the leafless Oak tree

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You are silent, like me. You don't talk much, You don't feel the need to express everything in words.You are silent, sitting here with me, on this park bench, under this leafless Oak tree. Between us there is no need for words. You just look at me.You have a handful of blueberries in your palm. The last bounty of an ...

The rut

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Hi there...Remember I said darling left the country? It's been two months now.. I have moved in with my parents. I also have a little secret growing in my belly. :)I also have exams which started last week and will drag on till mid-December.But here's the deal. My getup and go has disappeared. I'm usually a very upbeat, bubbly person. ...

Being selfish

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I sometimes want to do selfish things and say selfish things.I sometimes want to say things like "No one loves you more than I do, no one else would let you go like I did"Sometimes I want to say "Don't hang out with your friends, stay with me instead".But then I remember that if no one loves him as much ...

What do fish eat?

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So I was at the hospital waiting for the doctor to come.You know how most hospitals have gigantic fish tanks everywhere? There was one right next to me and a little boy about three years old and his father were looking at the fish.Suddenly the kid goes " Thaththi.. What do fish eat? Don't they get hungry?"Dad says " People ...

Potatoes and pots

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She watched him do the dishes, Her heart was breaking and she wished she was the one doing the dishes."Do you think the potatoes are done darling?" he asked."Let me see" she said. "Prick them with a fork and see""Ah, they're done" he said, drained the potatoes and turned to the sink to wash the pot.It was heart breaking for ...

Greener pastures

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This is why I've been under the radar lately.Darling has left the country for greener pastures. While I know that he'll be back, and he will probably be back before I know it, I can't help feeling so desolate and empty..I'm back with my parents.. Dad has taken it to his heart to fatten me up.. :)I was supposed to ...

Elevator talk

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So I got into a lift from the third floor of my dad's office today. Here's how the conversation went.Professional Sounding Lady Voice (PSLV) : " Going down"Me : mhhh....A few seconds pass in utter silence.PSLV : "Ground floor"I said "Thank you" and got out rather hurriedly.On a side note, if you've read Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy, remember ...

Tides of change

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It has been forever hasn't it? I meant to write. But couldn't bring myself around to it.The past few months have been crazy. My whole life has been upturned, turned inside out. It's still shaky. It's not all bad actually, but even good things in a momentous scale can be a little hard to digest.I will write all about it. ...

To give away..

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I was thinking up on my bucket list when I remembered my organ/blood donor dream.One I was reading the paper when a particular request among its pages caught my eye. A fifty five year old mother of five was requesting for a kidney from a benefactor. The reason why this caught my attention was because she had asked for a ...