Hello Folks!Looks like it's election season again. I've been scanning Kottu for updates on the common opposition candidate and just needed to chatter away to space that is the internet. I feel like it is important to express my sentiments - to try and figure out how exactly I feel about the whole thing myself.Up until now, elections on Jan ...

I'm reading all the wonderful things people have to say about Robbin Williams. He sounds like he was a very good man. I wonder. It reminds me of a book I read a while ago. The sense of an ending. There was a very good note left by a character that chose to end his own life. The book dealt ...

It has certainly been a while. I've realized I tend to compose blog posts in my head. These posts are very fleeting. They come and go, perhaps the best ones though, properly thought out and jotted down, instead of those crazy rants that go on and on.So. What do we have to catch up on? Aluthgama. What a mummer's farse. ...

I was reading a blog post I came across, about discrimination against Tamils at the Omanthai check point.It reminded me of my own experience travelling to Jaffna on the bus.I was asleep. Woken up as the bus slowed down. I have an NIC card. I don't know what I look like. Or sound like. Especially around 2am, groggy and tired.I ...

High Profile Case in Sri Lanka: Justice Still Not Served Khuram Shaikh visited Sri Lanka with his girlfriend. Like any other holiday, any other tourist.Yet, he ended up brutally murdered. The details are horrific. Tisaranee Gunasekara wrote this piece in 2012, and in May, 2014 justice is still somewhat ambiguous.One year ago, at a resort in the Rajapaksa-heartland of Tangalle, a British tourist was murdered and his Russian companion brutalised.The ...

Ciabatta Bread -  Homemade I really am thankful to the internet. How easy it is to find any recipe at a whim, no matter what ingredients one is stuck with at home and play around with wondrous creations. How easy it is to learn from strangers who have shared their own experiences already and tweaks to recipes with pictures. A wonderful collection of human ...

Jem, a Movie! #Jemthemovie - I vote yes! From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jem_(TV_series)If you ever lived in Sri Lanka and was born in the 1980's, you may remember Jem & The Holograms. In my mind, it falls in to the category of Thundercats, Ninja Turtles, Silver Hawks and a whole host of other cartoons that belong to our childhood. Out generation.Jem was special for reasons unknown to me, many many years ...

Mid week highs Are in the little things... A tiny little bud straining towards the golden sunlightSoaking up the suneager to catch a glimpse of the glory No matter how short. Alive

"Remember they are one and we are many" Elections upon us again. I hope you participated in the few acts of democracy we as citizens get to exercise these days. Too many have fought hard and sacrificed to win people this right. Especially for women. Respect it. Vote for what you believe in, or the lesser evils as the case maybe.

Random Thoughts It's been a while since I thought about anything. Inspirations come and go. Funny how they are fleeting. Like a feather in the wind. Once past, it is lost forever. What ever inspired a thought and torrent of words, never return. Disappear in to the air, just like where ever it came. I'll keep this in bullet form so random ...

The Big Picture Sometimes it's hard to tell what you're looking at, until you take a step back and look at the larger picture. That's an important point to keep in mind when living life in general. Having said that, it doesn't mean we should discard what is right in front of our faces either. Beauty is in whatever we choose to see it in. Enjoy.

Seafood Riddles Just some random dinner table riddles,  I couldn't help sharing. They made me chuckle. The soup was pretty nice too. I love seafood. I wish I didn't like eating it so much. This is why I will never be a vegetarian. Sigh.

Funerals for Suicides There has been an alarming wave of suicides reported in the media recently. I wonder if these reports further fuel the culture where ending one's life is the natural outcome of ones personal anguish. Who knows what the troubled mind endures before it reaches the conclusion life is not worth living. It reminds me of the times when suicide touched ...

The Pickle What do you do when childhood dreams are now coming true. Then,  you realise life is bigger. While getting what you'd like to have is a nice validation and confirmation of certain insecurities of self worth,  common sense and reality taps me on the shoulder,  matter of factly. It's the reminder to take a step back and see the big ...

Gedara Bunis -  Homemade A quick google search for any recipe leads to a multitude of search results these days, and I like to try out different ones. After a couple of experiments, I decided this recipe shared on a blog I found is really the easiest, fastest way to make dinner rolls in 30 mins. Basically I'm just cutting and pasting the same ...

Snowglobes I met a lady who has a snow globe collection and I marvelled at them. How pretty and colourful. Such a sight of pleasantness that brings a smile. With just a touch of wistfulness. Who would've ever thought snow globes would make me sad. The thought itself makes me even sadder. Is it the memories? Of innocence lost? I remind ...

The Road. We're travelling to and from things all the time. I suppose in a way we're all time travellers and memories are what take us back and forth. The good,  the bad and the ugly,  if you will. I really have a lot of little adventures I want to share as posts and will try to do that in the next ...

Mocha Cup Reflections Weekends are especially good. Especially when staring deeply in to premonition like reflections in my morning coffee/chocolate mocha I pretend is really tea on a Thursday morning. I realise how impatiently I anticipate Fridays. And eagerly welcome the weekend. The match is going well. We're going to win. The Mister is happy, once in a while commenting on how silly ...

The Case of the Lunu Kenda The Mister has been sick. It started with a text message lamenting the fact he was slowly dying. Then as the day increased his lamentations of impending doom grew and I ended up going home early just to spend a few hours more attending to him.It is curious how the common cold affects us all in different ways. Dare I ...

End of Feb,  2014 Well it's been a pretty good month,  folks. The second month of 2014 already gone by. Eyes and arms wide open for March. Need to prioritise and be more productive next month. Time is too short. Let's do it!

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