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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Why we go to gamesI went to Oakland Warriors game tonight  and even though people like George Lucas were a few rows ahead of me, and the game itself was great, all I could think about was RDs award, The 2008 Blogging Awards – The Best Newcomer. (except  those times when the cheerleaders were gyrating there bodies in most sexy manner and those perky upper bodies try to fly in our direction).

The game was great but warriors lost in last few seconds (105.106),  but no worries, next time. On the other hand, who cares! I am the best new comer to Sr Lankan Blog Sphere! So as a thank you to Sri lanka,  RD and the SL Blogsphere,  I promptly arranged two computers to be delivered to two students whose parents work for my Grandma. One requirement is that they visit RD’s Blog, once they got the hang of their computers and connected to the net. They are already well versed in basic computer usage as my Grandma allows them to use her computer, of course under her watchful eyes. (Which means they are not 100% free use it). So RDs  gesture will make two kids very happy and who knows, might also make two great bloggers!

The award is truly a great surprise and I was also very happy to read the comments left by dignitaries of Sri Lankan Blogsphere. But the truth is that I really love and enjoy reading Sri Lankan blogs (So much so that I have assigned time for it in my schedule). From Great Bloggers (like RD, CERNO, INDI, JavaJones and many more) to make me happy bloggers (like Trigonometric Dancer, Sach,Noorie, Darwin, Missing Sandwich Blog Of The Year 2008), Dinidu, Gutterflower, Hissyfits, Indyana , Scrumps , VunV,{there are many others but forgive me for not listing all)) added to the different breeds like Dominic, Gallicissa, feed my  cravings for knowledge in all Sri Lankan affairs. When ever I have time, I also read blogs of those kids from rural areas, whose command of English language is not much worse than mine. (It is great to have some blogs and bloggers that I could compare myself to). There are even some bloggers I do not like for their beliefs and the tone, yet read to gather knowledge. I know the situation in Sri Lanka is grim but it is not bad as some portray them and even if they were, one could have lightened up a bit and make a few people happy.

I an glad that I started to blog and the few minutes I spend browsing around the SL Blogsphere gives me enough positive vibe to continue doing so. So I write, mostly about myself and others, as Indi commented. (I have a belief that if I am not happy and positive by/about myself, it is harder to make others feel the same).

So RD and the SL Blogsphere, Thank you truly for making me happy! As I said in a comment to RD, this is better than the day I became Dr. Kalusudda.

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Trees of Winter

Trees of Winter

After the stint in Japan, we came back to US, only to fly again across the country to attend our President, Barak Obama’s inauguration ceremony. We just got back to Berkeley and after all those flying and time zone changes, I can’t sleep.

 

So as usual I went surfing among SL blogs and landed first on the Drummers page to find that I do not have much in common with SL folks. My last name has only a single syllable! But I know I have lot of SL qualities! I even have a grandma in SL who twitters, just like Dinidu and the newspaper. She expect all of us to respond to her twitts, immediately as well!

I see I have missed a lot in the SL blogsphere but what I exchanged ware really good. We (Miss Fukuoka and I) had a really good time in Hokkaido and it was great to be by ourselves without any outside contacts for two weeks!

It is good to be back too, to read stuff that I have missed. Had a great laugh reading 51 things by hissyfits! But looks like I missed a bunch of things that happened in SL, all good and mostly bad stuff. ViceUnVersa tells me about US’ interest in SL but all I hope is that the little country has a respite from all these fighting. May be it needs bit of cleaning like Darwin did. But reading the great post by Cerno put a halt to all that cleaning business. It would take a long long time to heal the country.

It is also endearing to read the efforts of the birdman, to be one with the nature. I did not fail to say hi to Noorie either! at her Trivia Night.

Lastly for tonight, visited Javajones and learned about the Nrityagram. We do not get much chance watching them here. But I try never to miss any, when ever there is a performance around here.

So people, nice to be reading all of you. Got to get some sleep!

all mineAll the limbs are intact (though sore), a few scrapes here and there. But I am doing great as I am surrounded with love and it even hurts to be loved so much. I feel like a kid in a candy store! Love to all my fellow bloggers too.

I also learned something from Issac Newton that is not physics! and put it into practice, with some Japanese Punk skiers. Now they are my slope buddies!

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy!, Sir Issac Newton.”

Photo above is what I mostly see these days. Did not do much climbing, due to weather and my fellow climbers being somewhat lazy!.

We will soon go back to Fukuoka!