Nothing else but a Pussy!

Life in Taprobane
I feel really bad about abandoning my digital child - this very blog. Nope, its not twitter, Facebook or Poken that has taken over my life, and it has nothing to do with a writer’s block either. Most of all, I feel really bad because I have promised many, that I would keep this blog alive. But then again, ...

Nothing else but a Pussy!

Life in Taprobane
I feel really bad about abandoning my digital child - this very blog. Nope, its not twitter, Facebook or Poken that has taken over my life, and it has nothing to do with a writer’s block either. Most of all, I feel really bad because I have promised many, that I would keep this blog alive. Amongst them is my ...

Who Wants to See Mine?

Life in Taprobane
Apparently, that IS the case: you show yours, on your anniversary. Amongst the others, the drummer in the high tower did it recently, so did Cerno, our own random girl Pseudo and Chavie - the guy on the run. Which means, there is no escape – I have to show mine. Sorry I’m late, completely forgot that I turned five, ...

Who Wants to See Mine?

Life in Taprobane
Apparently, that IS the case: you show yours, on your anniversary. Amongst the others, the drummer in the high tower did it recently, so did Cerno, our own random girl Pseudo and Chavie - the guy on the run. Which means, there is no escape – I have to show mine. Sorry I’m late, completely forgot that I turned five, ...

I’m a Sucker for Sad Stories

Life in Taprobane
It’s Friday. The equivalent of Sunday in the other parts of the world. I got out of bed well past noon, had a cup of coffee and made a few calls to the ones that are dear to my heart. Wandered around my little ‘house’ in my shorts and settled down to watch the American Idol Season 10 auditions. There’s ...

I’m a Sucker for Sad Stories

Life in Taprobane
It’s Friday. The equivalent of Sunday in the other parts of the world. I got out of bed well past noon, had a cup of coffee and made a few calls to the ones that are dear to my heart. Wandered around my little ‘house’ in my shorts and settled down to watch the American Idol Season 10 auditions. There’s ...

“I will die today, so Egypt can live tomorrow”

Life in Taprobane
“I will die today, so Egypt can live tomorrow” read a placard held by one of the protesters in Tahrir Square as I sat in front of my computer for the second consecutive day. A stream of pictures – of people waving flags and chanting – flashed nonstop on the television screen a couple of meters away from my desk. ...

Advertising: Graphic Design vs Art Direction

Life in Taprobane
Advertising, is a mysterious business. In my mind at least, advertising is an industry that no longer exists – it has evolved to become the business – or rather the art of – communication. In this mysteriously attractive industry, there are people with fancy titles. When I was an art director, my parents could not understand what it meant or ...

Advertising: Graphic Design vs Art Direction

Life in Taprobane
Advertising, is a mysterious business. In my mind at least, advertising is an industry that no longer exists – it has evolved to become the business – or rather the art of – communication. In this mysteriously attractive industry, there are people with fancy titles. When I was an art director, my parents could not understand what it meant or ...

Corned Beef

Life in Taprobane
There was some fashion do in Colombo last evening and my wife got a free ticket. Thousands of miles and some time zones away from Paradise, I was bored staring at a computer screen that had a dimmed screen with a message that read “User Not Online.” Of course I knew she was not online, but sometimes, you just want ...

Corned Beef

Life in Taprobane
There was some fashion do in Colombo last evening and my wife got a free ticket. Thousands of miles and some time zones away from Paradise, I was bored staring at a computer screen that had a dimmed screen with a message that read “User Not Online.” Of course I knew she was not online, but sometimes, you just want ...

Dear Anonymous...

Life in Taprobane
Dear Anon (and not so anon), I was feeling like sh*t today, and then I saw your comment appear on my iPhone. I’m sorry I have let you down - I feel horrible for not updating my blog in a while. Not that I didn’t want to, but every time I sat down with my laptop to write something down, ...

Dear Anonymous...

Life in Taprobane
Dear Anon (and not so anon), I was feeling like sh*t today, and then I saw your comment appear on my iPhone. I’m sorry I have let you down - I feel horrible for not updating my blog in a while. Not that I didn’t want to, but every time I sat down with my laptop to write something down, ...

My Dad is Hairy...

Life in Taprobane
My dad is in the hospital. My wife wants to visit him and wants my daughter to take down the details. (For those who don’t know, I’m out of the country and my daughter has a mixed accent.) “Paap, so what’s grandpa’s full name?”“Its H. B. Wijesekera, H as in Harry and B as in Bravo…” Then I hear her ...

My Dad is Hairy...

Life in Taprobane
My dad is in the hospital. My wife wants to visit him and wants my daughter to take down the details. (For those who don’t know, I’m out of the country and my daughter has a mixed accent.) “Paap, so what’s grandpa’s full name?”“Its H. B. Wijesekera, H as in Harry and B as in Bravo…” Then I hear her ...

Turning Knots into Bows...

Life in Taprobane
Spending quite a bit of time in Saudi Arabia where the entire country shuts down for prayer five times a day, I often wondered how religious they are compared to us – the Sri Lankans who take the religion quite liberally. Buddhism is a philosophy which has no strict rules of religious observations, and we also tend to visit each ...

Turning Knots into Bows...

Life in Taprobane
Spending quite a bit of time in Saudi Arabia where the entire country shuts down for prayer five times a day, I often wondered how religious they are compared to us – the Sri Lankans who take the religion quite liberally. Buddhism is a philosophy which has no strict rules of religious observations, and we also tend to visit each ...