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Hello People, Thank you for keeping me interested for a year and more than 9000 visits. It is a great way to learn about SL and her people.

I should Thank RD and Cerno for noticing me and going on to even give me an award! For the best newcomer to SL Blogsphere. But there are too many that I visit and converse all the time and I will fill a few pages if I am to mention all. I certainly would but I need to share the connection with a few others and tasks like transmitting what we do! ūüôā

I am usually a happy person and the SL Blogsphere has made it more so. Numerous visitors and commentators have made it a very nice experience. So much so that some misgivings some people who behaved badly, were easily forgotten. All in all this is a good experince.

All in all Kottu and Achcharu have provided me windows to look in to SL and her people. Thank you to keepers of Kottu and Achcharu too.

I am in high seas at the moment and last few days I did not get a chance to write. Enjoy 4th of July, if you do such things. I will be celebrating with my shipmates. 4Th Of July has a special meaning to me. We have big plans for the day, even though they are limited to two boat decks. It might extend beyond the decks, depending on how the alcohol reacts with ones brain cells.

This Flower is in My Grand Ma’s garden in Colombo. (I don’t like it because the sap from the tree burned my skin!) But I like the scent it gives, very serene. But this foto is from Mexico, they grow very well here too!

Familiar Flower, Photo From Cortez

Familiar Flower, Photo From Cortez

I have been tagged by RD, the Drummer. ( Five Words, Five Bloggers and Five Tags, )

The rules according to the one with sticks are;

You write five words to describe how you feel about recent events in Sri Lanka.

You tag five bloggers.

You sit back and relax.

1.Child’s pain

2.Mothers agony

3. Despair

4.Numbnes

5.Hope

Here By I tag;

1. Java, the Jones Variety

2. Sachintha, the turning Japanese kind,

3. Harumi the Animated,

4. Life In Taprobane, the loud one,

5. The End, The never ending kind.

That is nice

That is nice

All the way down at #84

Fund in a linking blogs list.

Got To Bethe tee that is,

As for being a Lankan, I was not born there either but my Grand Ma never treats me otherwise! Nothing else matters!! So I am with the Drummer too!

Edited to add a link to RD! ūüôā

Since I missed some important people in my last post about making a Japanese Curry, I have to start from the END, cos I forgot to mention his deed in the earlier post. Actually I wanted to mention a photo of a dancer that had the same effect on me when I was watching the real thing, being sea sick on land. It was a very nice Photograph, captures more than the dancer.

Then I forgot to link Java even though his was the best story, that reminded me about wonderful world we live in. “Java took the best draw on the pipe” ¬†May be I got high just seeing the deapth of Javas drag!

Looks like I also forgot to link the center of the conversation, RD’s thank you note! You are welcome!

Today one of my friends directed me to this prodigy playing guitar. I too was directed towards piano in my early years and this is one of the songs I learned and it took me years to perfect it. Then when I learned to play the bass, it took another few years play it properly so that I could play front of an audiance. This kid is amazing and I have been watching some of his videos and I am sure you will to once you listen to him. He plays many artists out of his head! where I still need the score pasted on every surface to play anything. This really will humble many.

This another but there are lot of his videos on YT. Enjoy!

His YT Page.

I am a bit busy these days so there were no posts for some time. But after reading all those posts, ¬†RD at the ¬†GLF¬†¬†and since he does not look kindly to my long absences, ¬†I decided to post some thing specially for him! ¬†Pure, ¬†awesomeness packaged into a 10 minute clip. (You can watch more if you want.) Don’t Miss the Drummers! They are part of my campus life!

They have filmed a bollywood movie in Berkeley running and dancing through places and streets very familiar to me. They even run up my street (old house) at one point. I was sad because I did not know when they filmed this. I would have loved to catch some of the love with my camera. Sometimes it happens that I do not see these things. Once they were filming a documentary and I walked through the set without even knowing it. Later on someone noticed me on the film. Only then I knew! But this is special, even I could not miss such a great energy filled event !!!

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 РThe 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.

I have been tagged  by ViceUnVersa and here are 10 things that I thought was good this year.

This year has been a good year to me as the all the other years of my life. I guess that happens when you are born to and continue to live with love.

1.This year I created this blog about six months ago, only to come across a bunch of such a nice people.  I am very thankful for it and them, Merry Xmas!!.

2. I almost died, twice this year, first one was on a cold mountain top and the second on a busy road near where I live.¬†Both these occurrences were good, ‘cos first one affirmed how capable is my mother is, she pulled me (almost twice her size) out of a crevice all by herself. Second one proved that my father was right when he gave me that Lexus. Most of all adrenaline rush in first occasion made me wanting more, not near death experiences, but mountain climbing.

3. I joined the corporate world for the first time in my life. Even though I am more than 6 feet tall, my jaws managed to hit the floor when I saw their first offer.   I am still attached to the big G and might work more next year. 

4. Managed to read a whole bunch of books this year (like 3 a month!), out of those, one was written by a Sri Lankan and another was suggested by a Sri Lankan. The rest are mostly theoretical physics, Buddhism,  and a few novels. (I am a very fast reader)

5. I learned to kite surf, and I am loving it but I guess it is better  in SL with those warm waters.

6. I became 25 years old this year. But feel older and secretly wishing I had some more gray hair  so new students will not assume that I am another student or ask if I am a basketball player. (I have a small tuft of totally white hair closer to my forehead.)

7. I completed second year with Miss Fukuoka. Never before in my life could I stay so long with a female or vice versa. 

8.  I added 16th member to my mechanical watch collection, BREITLING Navitimer 50th Anniversary (2002).

9.  I got my second house and I became a landlord. 

10. I have been asked to take English lessons!

I am now here but was nowhere moment ago after reading JavaJones! But he kindles thoughts in you. I like that a break/feel from usual blogging. But rythmic drummer is playing air drums again, on the way to Singapore. But he calls it “Doing A Soixante Neuf”. Cerno has written about the same person, wondering why did she run away! GF is feeling lonely among crowds and ViceUnVersa is painting bodies, beautifully. Noori is being not much different from my students, though mine(s) have more time in their hands! Indyana is taking a break in Thailand I think. Such is having a hard time with her dog being not well. I learned about a good Monk from Sashi.

 

But I had a visitor! I grabbed my camera to take some candid shots and here are the results! Gallicissa, how does she look! click on thumbs for a larger view!

 

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