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A few “strange” ones…

Did you ever have those “weird” ones in school with you? I had plenty! Who are still weird. I was in an all-girls school. I swear there was a lesbian…. She used to hold hands with another chipmunk type girl, sit under the araliya tree and cry.. every morning. (No, really.. she did). Someone else saw them “canoodling” behind a stack of library books. (awww) Anyway, the crier is now married to a potential porn site developer and the chipmunk is probably heartbroken.

We also had a very “religious” species. She used to carve on our wooden desks that Jesus loved her. Fair enough. We received our O/L grades (in 2000… my god I feel ancient) and she ran around the netball court shouting “ Jesus is great…” We also had a potential weirdo who is now completely whack. She found a sugar daddy and the sugar daddy found someone else. Now she too is a whack job. Right now, she actually believes that Michael Jackson is a reincarnated sea turtle. (She thinks it is real and she actually believes it) – I do have a job, but most of my lunch break is spent stalking these people on facebook. ( I am nice.. really….. grin!)

The best one is our hooker by night! I mean, she is in a far away place and her pictures certainly say a thousand words.. ( sometimes it gets me speechless) She even changed her name after leaving Sri Lanka. Who in their right minds would change their name to “bebot”!??! I swear a play boy bunny magazine gone completely wrong would look like one of her albums. She has her standard micro mini type poses – so the nice one that I am – I comment. “wow, stunning.. wow.. could this get any better or I love your pvc outfit, so in style along with your leopard type almost topless top  ” She always takes it as a compliment….sarcasm clearly doesn’t work…

School was the best!

music – getting better or worse?

Some of my colleagues are quite interested in getting to know more about Sri Lanka (considering I am the only Sri Lankan at work!). Questions vary from “what are the chicks like” (Yes, I work in a male dominant organisation) to “food” and today it was “what type of music is produced over there?”

 They youtubed it of course. (not me, them). One of the songs that came up was something called “Scooby” – a Sinhala rap and a video clip with Scooby doo running around. They asked me what the song meant. (How am I supposed to explain “mas kattak gena ennam next time jump eke?) When I did translate it, they just laughed.

 Although there is a new Bathiya and Santhush song that I find quite catchy! A papare or baila remix. I did tap my feet to it and it would probably be good after a few drinks at a baila party over here.  

 I wonder – is the music getting better? Or worse?


P:S – I did see a song titled “gemba” on youtube… I’m just waiting for them to ask me about Sri Lankan politics. Maybe I should just save the Mega star final video clip for future reference.

I miss home when I miss . . .

  • Green cabin lamprais
  • Quiz night at inn on the green
  • Thambili
  • Mervyn silva and political entertainment
  • Spicy ambarella achcharu
  • Cheese Koththu after a drunken night
  • Mangoosteen and rambutang
  • Buba

  • Rice, dry fish and gotukola
  • The beach
  • (Galle) Road rage – ado thoge aachchige paraada yako!
  • Police checkpoints (im not drunk raalahami – hic . . . here’s a thousand bucks…)
  • The sun…

I can’t wait to go home in December!