Archive for July, 2010

Quotes You Should Remember

Quotes You Should Remember

People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.- Rick Riordan

We look for solutions in many places, but where is the solution? The solution is in the human heart. – Unknown

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl

Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart? – Che Guevara

You are not beaten until you admit it. – George Patton

Well, nobody’s perfect! – Joe E Brown

Is life a multiple choice test or is it a true or false test?  We hate to tell you this but life is a thousand word essay. – Ch. Schulz

Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most – Mark Twain

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you. – Ray Bradbury

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. – G.K. Chesterton

Every moment you steal from the present is a moment you’ve lost forever. There is only now. – Jeanette Winterson

Harsh words live in the dungeon of the heart – Norman Mailer

What happened to happily ever after? Reality killed it. – Kenzie

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum

The only cure for sadness is to learn something – T.H. White

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. – Robert Frost

All men should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. – James Thurber

We manage things , but we lead people…there is a big difference between being a manager and being a leader. – Steven Covey

The least touchable object in the world is the eye. – Rudolf Arnheim

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. – Oscar Wilde

If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t. – Chuck Palahniuk

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. – Paulo Coelho

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. – Storm Jameson

Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart. – Gordon B. Hinckley

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. – Flavia Weedn

Kissing in public

Posted: July 13, 2010 in Uncategorized
Kissing in Public

Kissing in Public

Well, today I got a different type of a post, I have never written such stuff, but I thought to raise this issue to see if others think the same about it. I know, I know you might be puzzling, and anxiously biting nails to hear what I got to say ….. 😀 or maybe, you might be saying to yourself “just say the thing you gotta say, we got work to do”. Anyway without any more suspense’s (and eventually getting beaten up if I meet one of you on the road), I’ll tell you what I experienced today.

All you readers might had read the headline in almost all the newspapers that Sri Lankan police have rounded up young lovers for kissing in public in the kurunegala area, and there released without charges after informing their parents, well that’s the worst part of it. I am quite ok if I was pressed with charges rather than informing parents about it, it sounds more hell than going to jail. Anyway I don’t think that would happen to me, I’m single and consider this stupid.

In  Kolpity you find a lot of people kissing in public, and specially young adults. No one says anything about it, NO ONE. Each and every day I get to see someone kissing in public. Why Me !!!!!

I am not talking about the so called “Umbrella Lovers”, who shelter under parasols in scorching sun along the Galle Face green, or near the Beire lake, I am talking about the big shots, who are in cars, and open air restaurants. Hmmm…… on second thought, I don’t directly oppose this, as long as I get to enjoy the scene free of charge (lol I was joking). Anyway jokes apart, i want to make the point clear that everyone should be treated equally, If one could roundup couples in Kurunagala, they should roundup the couples in kolpity too. Sri Lanka as one nation should not maintain any double standards. All should be treated equally. This even could lead to another war, Lovers Vs Singles 😀 lol.

I am not saying that kissing in public is bad, and it should be banned with immediate effect, actually I don’t care if people kiss in public, as long everyone is treated equally. What do you think… should we ban kissing in public, or allow it? Comment.

I n e e d C H A N G E

Posted: July 10, 2010 in Uncategorized
Change you want

Change you want

At the end of another academic year I expected a change that would make some difference in me, and I changed to someone I never imagined being. Instead of being the hardworking, better, faster and stronger person, I became a softworking, worse, slow and weak person (in a nutshell LAZYyyy – scratching, yawn Zzzzzzz….. ).

A particular friend of mine, use to comment on my willingness to change, as I use to tell that I am going to change from this minute. LOL… I even try to change the way I speak and the way I behave once I have changed, yet it’s temporary.

The concept of change is deeply rooted in the history of humanity whether it be the animals, the climate, or the people. So I don’t think that it’s wrong to have a change in life. We had a cat home, and usually cats use to cover their pee with sand once they pee, but our fellow just pee’s where ever it think it should (-_-). It has changed from the customary way of peeing: D. so why not a human change the way they are. Don’t misunderstand what I am trying to express, I am not asking you to pee where ever you think, yet change is inevitable especially over long periods of time, but even with numerous changes the same basic fundamentals of life still holds true.

Barak Obama had a change, the change that makes a difference. He won the race by being the president of America. Here’s a story that inspired me and no doubt it would inspire you;

We can make a Change

We can make a Change

Neal Kornreich, 12, a precinct captain for the Barack Obama campaign in Boulder, With a mop of curly brown hair and a jeans that are a bit too short for his still-sprouting runner’s legs (as described in the rockymountainnews website), Neal stood out in the call center encouraging voters to vote for Obama. He was the only one whose voice has yet to change. When questioned by voters about his age, he has an answer ready.

“I can’t vote,” he’ll say, “so I hope you’ll do it for me.” LoL isn’t this simply awesome for a 12 year old to say.

Neal says George W. Bush has occupied the White House since he was in preschool, so he says “Barack Obama is the politician he’ve been looking for the past eight years.” Without prompting, he wrote a three page letter to Obama, mentioning the issues that mean the most to him – the environment, the United States’ reputation in the world, and stem-cell research. He didn’t expect a reply.

Shortly afterward, a terrible bicycle accident left him in a wheelchair. As he struggled to learn to walk again, his mother, Jeanette, remembered one of his therapists asking him about his greatest fear.

“That I’ll live an average life,” he said. “I want to make a difference.”

Within days of that conversation, a personal letter arrived with Barack Obama’s signature – a letter that read, in part, “I leave you with three bits of advice that will make your life more fulfilling: Look out for other people, even when it does not directly benefit you; strive to make a difference everywhere you go; and get back up every time you are knocked down.”

“Whenever I felt bad, I would read it,” Neal said. “and those lines were always inspirational.”

Isn’t this inspirational as readers we could take a lot to our lives with that quote of Obama.

I think I have been knocked down by being me all these days, I even thought of quitting the next academic year, so here I am knocked down, and as Obama says I should get back up and strive to make a difference hereinafter. 😀

I should submit a project proposal which is due on Monday; so far ideas coming and ideas going, I have been having a very agile mindset that changes between ideas. I guess the change has affected me the most. :P. I need a favor from you readers, I need to get hold of some project idea that relates to disability in the medical field. (I need to know an existing problem that relates to disability)

For example >

“A blind person is capable of reading a newspaper, but not reading images.” . Finding a solution for this problem is my task, so you need not think about a solution.

Another example would be “A physically disabled person can’t travel to the hospital for treatment as he/she is a disable”. And if your ideas are worth considering, I will look for a technological solution and implement it within the next 9 months.

So as Obama said “Look out for other people, even when it does not directly benefit you; strive to make a difference everywhere you go”, I hope you’ll suggest me with some  topics that will help me with my project. Please send in your thoughts to kiribath2@gmail.com . that’s my email ID. And I don’t mind if you load it with project ideas, but NO SPAM PLEASE.

BTW do you like my new kiribath theme ??

People-pleaser - The Bad Guy

People-pleaser - The Bad Guy

I was strictly a people-pleaser and never dared to say ‘No’ to anyone, I try to help people even if I don’t have the capability or the capacity to do so. Yet being a people-pleaser will eventually lead one to conflicts. So much of Historical Re-enactment is based on conflicts – from the Mesopotamian war to World War II , in each battle re-enactment, there is a “good guy” and a “bad guy”.

Different Ideologies spreaded by certain people causes these conflicts that produce the ‘good guy’ and the ‘bad guy’ dual, by those who are proponents and by those who are opposed to them (certain people). Others take their word into consideration, and accept the ‘good guy’ to be there life savior and the ‘bad guy’ to be a vigorous criminal.
Then other people would add more spices to the ‘bad guy’ character to make the role even spicier. Just to make this clear, one would say that the ‘bad guy’ kicked my Neighbors uncle’s dog, just to prove the bad guy myth.

People would spread rumors, hearsay, Chinese as well as Taiwanese whispers and things they’d heard from their neighbor’s mother-in-law who had heard it from her drivers friend’s elder brother, As with all the information sources it is vital that people try to apply one’s own filtering mechanisms to things, just to make the ‘bad guy’ character more bad. The same applies to the ‘good guy’.

Sometimes it may seem like to be the ‘good guy’ today and the ‘bad guy’ tomorrow, and accepting the fact that you are a ‘bad guy’ means you’ve stood up for something…, sometime in your life. It’s more fun as one wouldn’t expect by being a bad guy. Remaining as the bad guy throughout your life would eventually double or triple the fun in life.
The mistake most good guys, who become a bad guy does is, fight back and prove the fact that there not bad as people think. Well despite having all the fun being the bad guy, why on earth does one have to take the hassle to prove that one is the good guy to a set of foolish people?

So being the bad guy is full of excitement and fun. Have your says as comments, I need to hear how people would react to this post.

Royal Parade 2010

Royal Parade 2010

Mom turned 175 years yesterday. Actually yesterday was the day where we celebrated it and not her birthday itself. You might be wondering if I’m some lunatic, talking about my mom’s 175th birthday… ? Yes would be the answer for sure. Yesterday was Royal Parade, where royalist of all ages walked for a purpose, and it coincides with the 175th anniversary of Royal College. Taking part in this event is the dream of all Royalist, glad I didn’t miss it !

Yesterday I had to cancel all my work just to take part in the Royal Parade. Royal had organized this parade after 7 years. The last was in 2003, where I as young school boy did organize certain events. The 2010 Royal parade was not thaaaaaaaaat big as the 2003 Royal parade. The Parade was less attractive. I could remember in 2003 we were asked to come up with themes for each club and society where they could design a truck of deco to take part in the parade, but this year there were only few of them, and not that attractive as we designed back then. My design for a society was able to pull 9000 bucks from the organizing committee, and it was the 2nd most spent deco truck of the parade (in the clubs and societies category). Actually almost all the people who came for the 2003 Royal Parade still remembers our stunt at the parade. If you had witness the 2003 Royal parade, ask for yourself for the best designed truck (in the clubs and societies category) at the parade, it would definitely be my truck. Anyway past is past. The 2010 Royal parade was rocking as always, with costumes, marching bands, floats and our very own papare’s.

There were a lot of visiting schools who also took part in the parade to name a few I saw Trinity College, Holy Family convent, St Pauls girls school, Ananda College. Some of these schools came with their college bands and had a wonderful time. The Royal primary section also had a chance to do there stunt, they cheered R O Y A L throughout the parade, and that was a Waa Waaw. This brings me my memories back, as a primary student cheering and waving the Royal flag. Sad indeed.

Yesterday the rain Gods proved that he was a Thomian, as it started to rain as soon as the parade kicked off. This happened during the 2003 Royal Parade as well. I have no doubt that the Rain God is a Thomian. Anyway this is how the parade kicked off.

Royal Parade horse Carriage

Royal Parade horse Carriage

Royal Parade 2010

Royal Parade 2010 - stunt

Royal Parade 2010 - yet another stunt

Royal Parade 2010 - yet another stunt


Royal Parade 2010 - The Flag Stunt

Royal Parade 2010 - The Flag Stunt

If you Spot Ranil Wickramasighe I would give you 1000 bucks and I mean it… tell me what he is wearing and put it as a comment.

There were horse carriages, to elephants, fancy and luxury cars (painted with blue and gold), clowns, Name it!!! This was much bigger than the IIFA itself. There were a lot of unforgettable incidents that took place at the parade and I’m not gonna write it here. Too bad if you missed it!!!

The event continued with the ‘party on the Street’ Street carnival was held. It was a hawker’s street kindaf party, and most of the 5 star hotels were there. Well.. I had dinner from 3 places, Hilton, cinnamon Lakeside and Commons, Still I was hungry. I didn’t wanted to check out other restaurants as my wallet was empty. And here goes another expensive weekend, and I wish Saturdays never exist!!!