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

Yudhanjaya
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. - ht

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!*

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 ...

Suuuummer haas come and passed *yawn*

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Exams. Done. What next? A career. The first week feels odd. It takes a while for the facts to sink in: you’re out of school. No more grades, no more term tests, no more sequential progression: heck, you can’t even complain about the teachers anymore. A/Ls are basically a cutting of ties and telling the student: here, we’re done with ...