Pakka Time With Buds A good journey always has a start. It also has a small pit stop. Ok, maybe a slightly bigger pitstop. A few other travelers may join… …and desire more liquid offerings. The destination is reached… …not just once… …but again. Thy duodenum screams – Rest please! And you say – Onwards! Another journey awaits! More vistas of paradise! Oh, ...

Tea Plucker at Work, Sri Lanka Bogawantalawa, in the Central Highlands, shot with a Canon EOS 600D, EF-S 18-200mm, and Hoya polarizing filter, at 200mm, 1/320, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, Central Highlands, eyes, faces, Hoya, mountains, people, plantation workers, smile, smiling, Sri Lanka, tea plantation, women

Why ? because the person you are talking with must be saying something important. something they are concerned about and coming from their soul. You need to listen well to understand before you give a response. Otherwise, you will say something completely different from what the others are saying. That creates a communication gap and less understanding. Ultimately leading to ...

“Mokaddhe machang mey ice bucket challenge eka?”  (What’s this ice bucket challenge, machang?) asks person A. Let’s call him Ruwan. “Mala vikarayak oi! Ara Polonnaruwe minissu wathura nathuwa merenawa: mehe booruwo wathura liter ganang oluwe dhaala nasthikaranawa!” (It’s a farce! People are dying of drought in Polonnaruwa and here people are wasting liters of water […]

At the Docks On the Nahe River, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, shot with a Canon EOS 600D, EF-S 18-200mm lens, and Hoya polarizing filter, at 200mm, 1/250, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, Bad Kreuznach, black & white, boats, canoes, docks, Germany, Hoya, kayaks, Nahe, people, river, water, waterfront, women

There’s a picture in my head Like a knife in my gut I just can’t escape it I’m stuck in its rut It’s a picture of you And a picture of him A picture that pains A picture that brings Heartache and hurt Rage and misery too Every time I see you – I can’t not see it too This picture of him And this picture of you I can’t keep living with The picture of you two.

A few days ago, I was with the man at the Bambalapitiya railway station to entertain his indulgence in photography. He loves trains, was fascinated by them, and could not comprehend my lack of fascination in them. As I watch him run behind trains, jump across the railway track while the train was dangerously parked for a few seconds, (with ...

One of my friends at office came rushing to me today to give me some bad news. I don’t know why people share these things with me, but I always find myself in the middle of a situation like this very often, where it becomes the THING within my peanut of a brain and I … Continue reading →

Voodoo Doll High and blind with a fake smile She sits in the corner Staring at all the men That passes by… She whispers a “hello” Then goes silent Awaiting the other to respond Or walk away, mystified Men falling for her looks Goes beyond the words Asks for her number, Or to provide a lift Sometime she says yes Sometimes she ...

A dark cloud hovering over a bleeding heart Blocking the light to happiness Tears falling under closed eyes Tired of the view of shadiness Suddenly, a helping hand arrives Bringing glory and joyfulness We all need that silver lining To a live a life of greatness

Find your Juliet. Marry her. Collect the dowry. Get her pregnant. Done. It doesn't even need to be in that specific order. All things considered, being a parent isn't hard. A lobotomized corpse could pull it off. But being a good parent is difficult. It's a lifetime achievement. A child is a strange thing, you see. It starts out like ...

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