The Perfect Sri Lankan Watalappan You will need: · 500g of grated juggery (I got lucky, I've found grated juggery from the indian store. Will add more pics). 2 cups thick coconut milk (I use coconut milk cans or pitikara polkiri powder)8 large eggs / 10 small eggs (or 18 eggs if double the recipe)About two cloves worth of ground cardamomOne ground clove 1 ...

Sunsets Time stops still, while the sun sets Each and every  evening Over the parking lot Over the trees Across the hill tops on the horizon I sip my tea As the fading lights Dancing hues glow and fade As twinkling lights Of stars Only disturbed by descending Plane lights And the darkness sets in The best time of the day ...

Confessions to the blog-o-sphere I wish I could learn oh, so many things. As I get older, I realize my time is short. Besides, having to make a living really cuts in to my free time. Plus, studying never seems to end, either. I know, personal goals and the cultural brain washing we have been through, that pushes us to gain an 'education' not ...

Thoughts about Random Books It's been a while since I jotted down anything that felt like nothing. 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 started writing that ...

You know, how just when the world starts to seem magical and nice...Everything becomes hazy and confusing...you start seeing double visionsand all you can do is sleep.Hibernate almost, completely unaware of what is going on or why it is not where you would like it to be.But isn't everything happy, you ask yourself?Well, that's exactly the point. It is. It ...

Waiting is a part of travel. We anticipate the arrival of the train. Spotify music plays in my ears, as the train swooshes past me to a stop. The distinct two bells go off, warning of possible pedestrians who might try to kill themselves. Or so I imagine. I must blog more, I tell myself. I like the sense of ...

If there is one country, where a troubling Human Rights record remains undisputed, that is Saudi Arabia. When I happened to read two seemingly paradoxical news articles published by the Daily Mirror on the same day, SL maid to be stoned to death; ministry files appeal[i]and SL keen on sending skilled workers to Saudi: Envoy[ii]it seemed little has changed since ...

I disagree with the view, when one group of people (the french, in this case), are going through an awful experience, turning around and saying, well what about Beirut, Iraq, how come there was no outpouring of grief, huh? huh? While this is true, it...is pointless. Yes, the media is biased in their reporting. No, we have not forgotten what ...

"We can't prevent everything; we can't be ready for everything but the way we respond really makes a difference." So now we know how it ended. Love him or hate him, President Mahinda Rajapaksha made history in so many different ways. The potential he once had, is perhaps what I suspect the fleeting sadness we all felt, for a ...

I imagine by now everyone has pretty much casted their ballot. Ensured your voice was heard. Democracy practicedIt is just a matter of time before we find out what our people have decided.Who am I kidding, I am really finding it hard to focus. I have deadlines due this week but have been glued to the tv, glued to news ...

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 ...

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