Personal history, Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka


Took part in a family ritual older than myself. A dana (alms giving) for monks at the Asokaramaya in Thimbirigasyaya. In memory for a grandfather who was gone before I was born. The event is a fixture in the childhood of humble self and the relevant cousins. Today's is my first as an adult. In … Continue reading Personal history, Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka

Shorts in Sri Lanka: Status Sambolism


First some disclaimers and mental health warnings. Will try to avoid any intentional puns such as a promise to keep this short (nearly titled this "Short symbolism"). However inadvertent punning may occur. The reader (you reading this) absolves the writer (me) and any comment writers including me of any negative outcomes resulting from encountering puns … Continue reading Shorts in Sri Lanka: Status Sambolism

Ali Farka Touré: musical genius passes


A master of spontaneously precise improvisation is no more (yes yes its a mouthful of an opening sentence but accurate so I will not repent). His last work, Savane, is a fitting monument which words fail to describe or do justice to. Best shut up and listen. The genius delivers the goods in his glorious … Continue reading Ali Farka Touré: musical genius passes

WordPress CSS


Spent close to an hour trying out the themes available on worpdpress. In the end I came back to the theme I originally had - ChaoticSoul by Bryan Veloso. I have to admit I find the two image frame slightly annoying - I'd like to slap on an nice long strip of a header background … Continue reading WordPress CSS

Impressions of an hair show


Slithered out of work to a change of scenery - the Sunsilk Style International 2007 at the BMICH. It was put on by PHABA (pronounced "PABA"). Its the first time in my life that I've gone to such an event. The content of the show had nothing of relevance to me and my mental bright … Continue reading Impressions of an hair show

Mystery in the bottle


I do my evening running/jogging at a small cricket club. Its not a hip or elite place - mainly used school sports teams. Accept for maybe one other regular jogger most adults are in the bar. Or at tables hauled out from the club house onto the grass. The table cloths flap as I puff … Continue reading Mystery in the bottle

Words descend from the sky


Suddenly I have found a lot to say. Returning to Colombo makes me realise many things about the place with a vidiness I have not encountered on other continents. The sameness of the silly things. The whole VTDN attitude to things in general. Its too much to generalise. The story only makes sense through the … Continue reading Words descend from the sky