91. The Kindhearted One!

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He loves animals, specially dogs. And the dogs seem to unconditionally love him back. Wherever he goes strange dogs around used to come looking for him. Unfortunately, in the country he had to spend his childhood in, displayed a sign at the airport which listed dogs as contraband in addition to fire arms, dart guns, idols of worship alcohol ...

91.The Kindhearted One!

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He loves animals, specially dogs. And the dogs seem to unconditionally love him back. Wherever he goes strange dogs around used to come looking for him. Unfortunately, in the country he had to spend his childhood in, displayed a sign at the airport which listed dogs as contraband in addition to fire arms, dart guns, idols of worship alcohol ...

90. Lovelocked Padlocks - the Love Token Hardware - The Russia We Saw - 1

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Foot deep snow crunch under our feet as we walk down the wooded path to the river. The merciless cold bite through the thick winter boots and two layers of thermal socks. The crisp chilly morning air hurts the lungs. When I turn my faces up towards the watery sun which is shining relatively brighter today, I feel the ...

90. Lovelocked Padlocks - the Love Token Hardware - The Russia We Saw - 1

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Foot deep snow crunch under our feet as we walk down the wooded path to the river. The merciless cold bite through the thick winter boots and two layers of thermal socks. The crisp chilly morning air hurts the lungs. When I turn my faces up towards the watery sun which is shining relatively brighter today, I feel the ...

89. THE TWO DIRECTORS WORLDS APART.

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Photo from Facebook page of Gamini I squinted at the small cardboard box on the computer table. I picked it up and read the label. Engine Oil temperature sensor. The seal is broken. I opened the box and took the gadget out. The metal gleamed. This is brand new. Then what is it doing sitting on the table? Usually ...

88. IN THE AFTERMATH OF AN ORDEAL

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My dear HeyDude,My wife is cooking in the kitchen. She doesn't have the faintest idea that I nearly died 30 minutes ago. I didn't make up my my mind whether to tell her about my ordeal or not.The smaller aquarium where we kept smaller fish had a partition for a nursery. The hydrilla and other aquatic plants we bought from ...

87. The Wonder Years With My Kids - 3

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From Smartcracks Collecton On Our Son.Hirusha and the Ethiopians In an effort to make our children think twice before wasting any resources, we always took the less fortunate ones than us like the homeless people, the children in Somalia, and Ethiopia, etc. as examples.“Hey don't waste food. There are millions in places like Ethiopia dying in starvation at this very ...

86. CRAZY HOBBIES. JOIN THE CLUB?

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Well, just like a lot of people out there, I have some curious pastimes I've had as long as I can remember. If time cures it - in case it is a disorder - well, the time is up. So, no worries. They are here to stay. There would be million other hobbies like this one out there some of ...

85. Well, that's what it's all about, isn't it?

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No birthday cake.No gifts.No party.No guests.Still I had the most memorable birthdays I've had in a very long while, yesterday, even though our kids were not home this time.It all started when I discovered that this time my birthday falls on a holiday. Which means I am not greeted with fake official sounding greetings that doesn't mean a shit. The ...

84. SNOT! Uncensored

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Uncensored thoughts I’m bored.When I write “I’m” in “I’m bored”, I feel the pair of round, buggy eyes boring into me. They belong to the stalactite. When I write “bored” his eyes are trying to read what I’m writing, upside down.I look at him trying to convey the message ‘Why the f**k are you trying to read what I’m ...

83.Parallel Parking of Honest & Dishonest Parking.

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The stretch of the Highway A2, Galle Road, running through Colombo 3 is widened and modernized with wider sidewalks with colored paving blocks. Quite an eye pleasing improvement. But the improvements ends where it comes to parking. The designated color block paved parking places are owned by the ones who own the businesses nearby them. Or else, already occupied ...

82. On Rails To Badulla...The Final Part.

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CAUTION: THE MEMORIES ARE IN THE MAKING...This is the final part of an unforgettable train tour, on probably the most scenic rail route in Sri Lanka.If you missed the first 4 parts, here they are.On Rails To Badulla...Part One On Rails To Badulla...Part Two- Up to KandyOn Rails To Badulla...Part Three - Up to Hatton On Rails To Badulla...Part Three ...

81.On Rails To Badulla... Part Four - Up to Great Western

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In case you missed the previous parts:On Rails To Badulla...Part One On Rails To Badulla...Part Two- Up to KandyOn Rails To Badulla...Part Three - Up to Hatton We're pulling out of Hatton, which is a large and important station on upcountry line where all the trains stop. As this is closer to Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) the pilgrims who come ...

80. On Rails To Badulla... Part 3 - Up to Hatton

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The Badulla bound පොඩි මැණිකේ and Colombo bound උඩරට මැණිකේ, both Class S12 trains passing each other at Watawala.So we rolled off from Peradeniya. If you missed the two previous parts, these are the links. On Rails to Badulla... Part 1On Rails to Badulla... Part 2 Up to Kandy9.15 AM: Passing Gelioya.The station immediately after Peradeniya Junction.9.20 AM: Traveling light. ...

79. On Rails To Badulla... Part Two - Up to Kandy

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The Map. Lap one. We are going from Gampaha to Kandy7.02 AM. Train Podimanike rushing through the countryside...7.27 AM. Stopped at Polgahawela7.27 AM Polgahawela Waiting for the Green Flag.7.28 AM The Travelers full of expectations...7.49 AM Pulled up at a small way station. 7.49 AM Happiness is a way station like this between too much and too little.7.50 AM. Waiting ...

78. On Rails to Badulla... Part One

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Finally we something we’ve been putting off for years. Last December, We made that long awaited, dream trip to Badulla on rails. Each time we saw a train roaring past us while we were held up at a level crossing or rattling along on rail tracks that ran parallel to the main road, a feeling of nostalgia swept over us. ...

77. SHIT HAPPENS. Nightmare on E01 - Part 2

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If you missed the first part of this article Nightmare onE01-the Southern Expressway!, please press here.I dreamed the luminous markings rushing at me out of the darkness in my sleep that night. However I called Chunji as soon as I woke up.“Chunji, can I borrow your van battery for a couple of hours?”“No problem, come and get it.”“Hey, could ...

76.Nightmare on E01-the Southern Expressway!

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I stared incredulously at the dull yellow glow of my headlights reflecting off the aluminum garage door. They looked like two fireflies. I stepped out and walked in front of the vehicle for the first time. They were like fireflies alright. This was unbelievable! Then the light outside the garage door came on. I got back into the van ...