Why Sri Lankans are late (the REAL reason)


It's a 3+ minute read about power and intimacy.

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Most self centred blog post you’ll ever read


I bet you have NEVER read one THIS self centred. I certainly haven't. I don't write such blog posts. But this "issue" is at the point where someone MUST say something. That someone is not me. So I end up writing this. So what's the fuss? If you ask me, "The Problem" is a silly … Continue reading Most self centred blog post you’ll ever read

Cannibalism in Sri Lanka: the living secret of paradise


The secret side of Sri Lankan life few outsiders taste.

Surrendering my fashion choices – P.O.W Style


“You dress like a P.O.W” (Prisoner of War) sighs my father. A sweeping generalisation of course. But he’s right. The accurate version is "you wear the tatters of a German P.O.W after a decade of Soviet hospitality in Siberia". Yet this parental grumble marks an interesting experience. Which has taught me about the unspoken social … Continue reading Surrendering my fashion choices – P.O.W Style

Mastering Colombo traffic with secret short cuts : practical steps


This post covers the practical parts of mastering Secret Colombo Short Cuts (SCSC). If you don’t know what that means read the 2+ minute intro post. It will prepare you to master the Triple Swords of Colombo Traffic. These are: Geography (physical and social) Climate (political and meteorological) Whims of traffic deities Their purpose is … Continue reading Mastering Colombo traffic with secret short cuts : practical steps

Art of Secret Colombo Short Cuts


Secret Colombo Short Cuts (SCSC) are complicated curries. Used with wisdom, they will get you from A to B via Q,W,E,R,T,Y,U,I,O, and P faster than any direct route. While everyone else rots in the city’s many parking lots (the naive mistake these for roads). Yet that wisdom must to be acquired. Either by gruelling ordeals … Continue reading Art of Secret Colombo Short Cuts

Say cool in Sri Lanka’s heat – radical how to


I have a simple radical solution for staying cool in Sri Lanka’s “hot season”. You don’t have to flee to your summer palace. Or seek the false refuge of air conditioning. All it takes is a simple change of perspective. Conditioning if you want a one word answer. Up for it? The solution has two … Continue reading Say cool in Sri Lanka’s heat – radical how to