Posts tagged ‘Sri Lanka’

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!