The concept of a best friend….and why I disagree with it

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best  [best] adjective superl. of good with better as compar. 1.of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students. 2.most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way. 3.largest; most: the best part of a day. adverb superl. of well with better as compar. 4.most excellently or suitably; with most advantage or success: an opera role that best suits her voice. 5.in or to the highest degree; most fully (usually used in combination): best-suited; best-known; best-loved. R

The insomniac worm vs the early bird: Bird – 1 Worm – 0

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The early bird catches the worm, as the saying goes. Parents, teachers and society at large use this hypothesis to get generations of children to wake up on time. Nobody mentions the poor worm, who gets up even earlier and gets his butt handed to him by said bird. If there’s a lesson in this (other than that worms should ...

Samaa Wenna: the lost art of saying “sorry”

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My mom and I had an argument. This in itself is nothing special, for mothers by default generate arguments every n number of days. This, like most others, evolved far past the original topic and went onto each other’s faults and vices and soon there was a bit of personal jabbing. But after it happened, I realized we had basically ...

The Begging Bowl

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 Picture a dark alley. Then picture something smaller, but with the same atmosphere, for  it would be an exaggeration to call this this place an alley. On one side is a town’s largest junction. Three roads meet and dissolve into one another with snakelike ease.  The sides are lined by the fruits of Sri Lankan small enterprise: bookshops, fish ...

So I have just realized…

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That I have two blogs. One is 4250. It’s doing a decent job of pushing out my international and gaming-related content. Seriously. But I also happen to have this much more personal blog just lying here. And there’s always content that belongs here rather than on 4250, which was initially built to showcase my games. So *cough*  *get the life support, Watson!*

Is that alright with you?

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Leave me out with the waste This is not what I do It’s the wrong kind of place To be thinking of you It’s the wrong time For somebody new It’s a small crime And I’ve got no excuse Is that alright? Give my gun away when it’s loaded Is that alright? If you don’t shoot it how am I ...

A lament to the Sun

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Aaaaaaaaah, the sun. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh, that horribly bright shining hot thing hanging in the sky. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh, how you burn us. How you shine benevolently over our little Earth, giving Antarctican seals something to look at while simultaneously burning the hapless Sri Lankans to a crisp. Aaaaah. You make us sweat. Your turn fair skins dark and dark skins purple. Rich people ...

Dat saree!

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I’m currently getting over what was a serious relationship, so this week I’ve been distracting myself by checking out chicks in sarees. Montessori teachers FTW: Honestly, our traditional, historical, stiff and formal national dress, in the hands of these ladies, is transformed into an undeniably sexy outfit. Want arms? No problem: no sleeves. Prefer bra-less women? We’ve got that covered, ...

Dat saree!

Yudhanjaya
I’m currently getting over what was a serious relationship, so this week I’ve been distracting myself by checking out chicks in sarees. Montessori teachers FTW: Honestly, our traditional, historical, stiff and formal national dress, in the hands of these ladies, is transformed into an undeniably sexy outfit. Want arms? No problem: no sleeves. Prefer bra-less women? We’ve got that covered, ...

If it looks like coffee….

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DRINK IT Good morning. It’s Friday the fourteenth. Yet another good morning turned to shit by just a few minutes of Skype. Warning, brethren (and sistren). Resist the impulse to login to Skype early in the morning. Avoid people like the plague, particularly ones who claim to love you, until you’re awake and have a decent amount of coffee in ...

If it looks like coffee….

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DRINK IT Good morning. It’s Friday the fourteenth. Yet another good morning turned to shit by just a few minutes of Skype. Warning, brethren (and sistren). Resist the impulse to login to Skype early in the morning. Avoid people like the plague, particularly ones who claim to love you, until you’re awake and have a decent amount of coffee in ...

Not all heroes are super….

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What would you do if you had superpowers?  Seriously. I was watching this rather interesting film called Chronicle, where three college guys find themselves blesses (or cursed) with increasingly dangerous telekinetic powers. One of them, an abused, weak, kid struggling to cope with a dying mom and a drunk dad, is the film’s…endgame antagonist: he turns to using his powers ...

Not all heroes are super….

Yudhanjaya
What would you do if you had superpowers?  Seriously. I was watching this rather interesting film called Chronicle, where three college guys find themselves blesses (or cursed) with increasingly dangerous telekinetic powers. One of them, an abused, weak, kid struggling to cope with a dying mom and a drunk dad, is the film’s…endgame antagonist: he turns to using his powers ...

Love – you serious?

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Love, like all great things in life, demands patience, sacrifice and commitment. Why is my hitherto-unruffled mind turning to thoughts of love? Simple. Being in love is hurting me. The details are…private, but suffice it to say that I am not an adolescent dreaming of a crush. Neither is this one of the ridiculous Sri lankan tele-drama style “Ane, Pawan, ...

Love – you serious?

Yudhanjaya
Love, like all great things in life, demands patience, sacrifice and commitment. Why is my hitherto-unruffled mind turning to thoughts of love? Simple. Being in love is hurting me. The details are…private, but suffice it to say that I am not an adolescent dreaming of a crush. Neither is this one of the ridiculous Sri lankan tele-drama style “Ane, Pawan, ...

EEET EEEEES OOVAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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GENERALEXAM!ITII! DONE! This post is being written through a haze of chocolate mousse, so ignore any  signs of madness, tooth decay or diabetes. I am being serious: the A/Ls are over. Today was the first time I actually set eyes on the so-called “General Knowledge” paper, which as it turns out is actually the “Common General Test” and is more ...

EXAMS OVER…NO, SHIT, NOT YET

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A/Ls: the bane of every Sri Lankan student’s life. Come on, people. They SUCK. Half the time there’s not even relevant to what you want to do, anyway. 3 bloody years spend in school running to and fro till 6 pm between bloody tuition classes for a chance at a crummy campus where all they do is fight and get ...

T-minus 2 hours

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6.30 AM! Physics class begins at 8.00 [aka 8.30 Sri Lankan time]. I am currently getting ready, or at least getting ready to get ready to go to class. Surprisingly enough, I woke up at 5 AM sharp today – pretty good considering I stayed up all night watching “Warrior”. My A-list for the day: [*] Pay attention in class ...

The Daily Noose

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Is this mike on? Right. Starting from two days back, me and Kalana aka Subzero have resolved to STUDY. Standard talk among all doing A/Ls, but we actually put it into practice by getting together at subzero’s house and doing maths. A girl I know gave me her IT papers from grade 12 [no idea how she gets my number ...

Girls, STRAYZ, and brainfreeze

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What do teens and stray dogs have in common? They all shop at ODEL. Seriously, guys, girls [and anything else]: having 150 rubber “I’m Homeless” and “Dogs are Cute” bands from your wrist to your elbow isn’t hot; it merely makes you look like an outcast from a rubber tyre factory. AND  OTARA SAID UNTO SRI LANKA, “LET STRAYZ BE ...