So many things to write about...

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
I haven't blogged in so long!I've got so many things to write about, I don't know even know where to start!All those things I could never write about on facebook for fear of judgement or being seen as a boring rambler.I am grateful for the anonymity of my blog as it really helps me to express myself more freely without worrying about what others think about me or what I write about.

Changed the name of my blog

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
I've just changed the name of my blog. I have been wanting to change it for the past couple of years but didn't know how to until tonight.Changing the name has been quite difficult also for another reason which was to come up with a catchy and witty sounding name.Finally decided on the new title, which may not be witty but it's descriptive of the content of my blog so it's good enough for now.

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving -November 24, 2011

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
I know this posting is late, but better late than never, as I am really eager to share how I spent my Thanksgiving Day. I have included many photos so please be sure to click on the photos to enlarge them further.My Thanksgiving Day was centered around preparation of a Thanksgiving lunch for me myself and I. The rest of ...

Gal Bangalawa -1971-Part 1

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
As you may recall from my blog posting in July 2009, I spent a year in 1971 with my parents at the famous Gal Bangalawa (Stone House) at Mahakande, Kandy. I was a small girl of only 4years at the time but I have many memories of the time we spent there. It was a carefree and happy period of ...

Follow up to the Royal Wedding-William and Kate

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
I did stay up as planned on April 29th,2011 early morning to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. I started off watching the BBC broadcast and then switched to the CNN broadcast which was quite entertaining with it's panel of commentators including Pierce Morgan and Anderson Cooper.Everyone in the bridal party looked so happy and were ...

Wedding of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
The upcoming wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton is something I'm looking forward to with excitement. I am planning to watch it live on CNN television early morning on Friday, April 29th when it airs on the west coast of the United States. Hopefully I can wakeup at that unearthly hour, but I'm going to record it in any ...

How I learnt to cook

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
When I was a student aged 12 in Class 7 back in 1979, we were sent for to a 'Technical school' the girls to learn cooking and house keeping and the boys to learn woodwork. The Class 8 Senior students also joined us for these classes and we all went to the 'Technical school' once a week in a bus. ...

The Passing of my Father

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
(I wrote most of this blog posting in June 2009 after my father died. It is now October 2011, over two years since he passed away. The feelings of hopelessness have now gone away and I have now come to accept the fact that he is now gone.However, whenever I see something that reminds me of my father, like his ...

Dollhouse vignettes-1978 -1979

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
As you know from my previous postings, dolls and dollhouses were part of my childhood interests.I wanted to share some scenes that I created as a twelve year old, centered around my dolls and 'cupboard dollhouse'. My father helped me by capturing the following scenes in photos:

My senior year at High School in Australia

Memoirs of a Sri Lankan American woman
I moved to Brisbane, Australia, not long before my 18th birthday in 1995. My mother and my two younger brothers accompanied me there.The night we arrived in Brisbane there was a mighty hail storm, which meant that our flight couldn't land in Brisbane. Instead the flight was diverted to Coolangatta.We were ferried by coach from Coolangatta to Brisbane Airport. A ...