"So how goes the vacation?" asked an acquaintance just recently. ......and I wondered where to start. Do I tell him that I get to sleep 8 or more hours a day finally? Do I tell him that I wake up smiling and laugh way more than I used to before? Do I tell him that I find myself dancing ...

I had my last fruit salad today. Not that I'm never going to have fruit salads again. Just that I will not have a fruit salad quite like this fruit salad again. It all started like this. When things get unbearable at work, I'd go downstairs and get a fruit salad. I'd sit there and eat it, amidst the ...

I just love how my skin smells after a day of baking. Its a strong combo of cinnamon, dark dark chocolate, cardamom, orange blossom (no idea where that comes from) and a strong whiff of something else that I just cannot seem to place. Its floral yet so spicy that it seems impossible. I actually would not mind going ...

Its February already!!! And to top it off its (In)dependence Day! Just some random thoughts that were speeding past my brain, chasing each other's tails all day. I shall try to put some order in this chaos that's in my mind. Writing, or blogging usually helps. Do pharmacists follow a special course in understanding doctors' handwriting prior to becoming ...

2013 is almost at an end. Fire crackers are going off on all directions startling Frankie boy witless. There is festivity in the air nevertheles, Mother Dearest is all set with the little clay pot of milk to be boiled at midnight today. Tradition. Took the day off today, spent half the day on the balcony and half the ...

The sun is extra golden and the winds are crisp, cool and colourful. Is it Christmas or is it just December doing its thing? What feels absolutely right at the moment is whipping up one of my weird combo cakes, pushing it into the oven & cuddle up on a couch to watch A Christmas Carol while it bakes, ...

New resolution. I will try to get at least 7 1/2hrs sleep every day. Not that I have any trouble falling asleep, oh no. In fact quite the contrary. I can sweetly sleep standing, anytime, anywhere. Its just that bed times are a wee bit sketchy for me and me being the night creature that I am, fond of ...

So what exactly is bothering me these days? I've got a pain in my neck, quite literally. I have no idea what happened but it hurts so horribly that I find it hard to walk sometimes. So no sudden movements for me these days. CHOGM. Traffic. Its well past 7.30 when I get home these days and well past ...

Hours and hours and HOURS stuck in traffic with dust, grime & pollution flying at your face after a hard day at work. Not fun. Hours and hours and HOURS in the sweltering heat. We have no air conditioned pajeros nor defenders full of white clad bodyguards to shoo other vehicles out of the way so that we can ...

The long weekend is coming up and there we were running around looking for a good place to wile away our time. But what d'ya know, it does seem like most hotels in Sri Lanka are not available to locals! A certain "villa" in the Bentota area being one and several properties in Galle area, most being within the ...

For the first time in the past oh I dunno, 10 years (?), I'm missing a Jerome de Silva play. Jesus Christ Superstar is at full swing at the Lionel Wendt till the 13th October. I've never been one to go purchase tickets before the actual day. Although always houseful, I've always been able to get good seats at ...

47 books, aching limbs, a gaping hole in the wallet and a full and singing heart. These are the repurcussions. Trudging around the bookfair with so may books hanging on my arms. I feel biceps & triceps coming up on my arms already. Sights, sounds and not to mention the smells, well there are many. Overcrowded beyond belief, its ...

Heading towards the bookfair tomorrow. Can hardly contain myself!!! Yesterday the queue was SO bad that I was forced to back down and retreat from the BMICH entrance, knowing that if getting in was THIS hard, getting a peek at the books even sideways wouldn't be an option. Unless there were more vehicles than there were people. Which seems ...

The book fair is right around the corner and I JUST CANNOT WAIT! Halls and halls of, stalls and stalls of, rows and rows of books! Sigh.......... Bliss! :) Wandering through the alleyways flanked left right and centre with books, air perfumed with that special smell unique to those entire worlds trapped between pages, once you enter these halls ...

Simple people with simple needs. Go to school, find some work, earn, find a boy/girl with promising prospects, get married in a wedding that you cannot afford, build a house, get a car, make kids, force them into the same dreary rat race, get into debt in doing so, go partying, etc, etc. How very ordinary. It depresses me. ...

From the still very much under construction novel of mine. Only God and not even my disconcerted mind knows when it will be ready for publication. Until then, an excerpt. Written, on my way to work. "This is a strange and a colourful land, its hues muted under so much muck and grime. Its people, much like its earth ...

I had jam paan today. Nostalgic food. Brings a smile to my face everytime. The last time I had jam paan, I must have been about 6 years old. Jam paan those days were these weirdly shaped coarse buns (to be quite honest, they looked like oddly shaped feet to me) filled with these chemical tasting red coloured jam ...

Ok so I'm confused. Who exactly is our secretary of Defense? Gnanasara or Gotabaya? Coz apparently it was the BBS (Bulshit Blaring Squad) Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara who had ordered the attack against civilians of Weliweriya who had assembled together for the justifiable cause of obtaining clean water. So whos more powerful? Gnanasara or Gotabaya? Oh wait.....has it been Gnanasara ...

Written in a tuk tuk - It is a truth universally acknowledged that tuk tuks are the bane of every driver's life. They wriggle their way through anything, come rain or shine, they wriggle, wriggle wriggle, a puff of smoke, a high pitched honk and they are gone, just like that. They scratch the body of your hard earned ...

I think policemen in rain coats are pretty hot. Not the black ones, the khaki ones that assentuate the figure.Well, don't look at me like that. I'm just a teeny bit weird I guess. To make myself clearer, personally I'm not a huge fan of the police. Can't stand the lot in fact. But this.....is a random thing that ...

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