Monday, June 27, 2005

A Movie Weekend

I'm back!! After a different weekend. Usually Sunday is allocated to my GF. But we had an argument on Friday & my weekend program was shot to hell. :(
So I thought of watching some films. I went to my usual place where the rent Movies & got Star Wars, Sin City & Sahara ( Yes, they not released in VCD or DVD. But this is SriLanka ! The onlyway we can see a new film is through piracy! Thanks to Chinese, Malaysian & Pakistani enterprenuers! :) Otherwise we have to wait till the actual release of DVD, which will take around 1 year & it cost way too much. How about paying 10% of your monthly salary for a original DVD. Forget it!!)

Sin City was different. It basically a Black & White film with touches of color, which enhance the story. It is very violent film ( ultra-ultra-violent may be the word ). It is actually 3 stories ( 1. Abuot Marv's Revenge for the killing of a whore. 2. Dwight & a group of prostitues fight against orrupt policemen & mob. 3. Hartigan Vs Yellow Bastard ). All the three stories are based on characters in the same city. The share the same bar & are in same locations, but the don't mix. All 3 parts have separate characters. If you have watched Kill Bill & liked it, then this is the film to watch. If you didn't like it, you may like it. The Jackie Boy scene ( which was guest directed by Kill Bill Director Tarantino, is the most violent) & Marv's feeding young cannibal to dog was almost revolting. But all these violence doesn't make the viewer sick mainly because they are hyperstylized & monochrome imagery adds a dreamy feeling to it.

Star Wars was cool. Yes! Just cool. No big deal. Ok, I have never watched the old triology & I only watched Attack of the Clones. I missed triology mainly because it is quite hard to find it in here ( there was no piracy those days! ;) ) Anyway it was much better than Clones, but dialogs are nothing to write about. And personally I think there were too much light saber fights. But it was good & CGI was awsome. Acting was acceptable apart from some cheessy scenes with queen amidala. Right now I'm searching for the original trilogy, because all though I know what happennes in them, I want to see them happen.

Sahara is an adveture film. But it is way better than many of them. Better in enjoyment atleast. As usual of the adventure genre it is preposterous & unbelievable coincidences, etc. But it is fun. Matthew McConaughey & Steve Zahn are very good. So is Penelope Cruz. It has boat chases, camel rides, cabalry attacks, helicopters, etc. But unlike many films, it doesn't become tedious. It flows smoothly from beginning to end.

So that was my weekend. Not bad I guess. But I still got one angry girls friend to make peace with. If I do not post again, U know what happened to me. Wish Me Luck !

Saturday, June 25, 2005


Aukana Buddha Statue Posted by Hello

Monday, June 20, 2005

Misunderstandings

1) Uduravana, Rupavahini & Hidden cameras

Mrs. Uduravana caught her husband Mr. Uduravana searching high and low all around his living room.
Mrs. Uduravan: "What are you searching for?"
Mr. Uduravan: "Hidden cameras!"
Mrs. Uduravan: "And what makes you think that there are hidden cameras here?"
Mr. Uduravan: "That guy on TV knows exactly what I am doing. Every few minutes he keeps saying, 'You are watching Rupavahini channel'. How does he know that?" ----

(2) Uduravana Relaxing!

Mr. Uduravana was enjoying the sun at the beach in America.
A lady came and asked him, "Are you relaxing?"
Uduravana answered, "No, I am Uduravana"
Another guy came and asked him the same question.
Uduravana answered, "No! No! Me Uduravana!"
A third one came and asked him the same question again.
Uduravana was totally annoyed and decided to shift his place. While walking he saw another Sri Lankan soaking in the sun.
He went up to him and asked, "Are you Relaxing?"
The other man was a lot more educated and answered, "Yes, I am relaxing."
Uduravana slapped him on his face and said,
"Stupid, idiot. Everyone is looking for you and you are sitting over here!" ------

(3) Uduravana in Heaven Mr. Uduravana died and went to heaven. When he got to the pearly gate Saint Peter told him that new rules are in effect due to the advances in education on earth. In order to gain admittance each soul must answer two simple questions:
1. Name two days of the week that begin with "T".
2. How many seconds are there in a year?
Mr. Uduravana thought for a few minutes and answered...
1. The two days of the week that begin with "T" are Today and Tomorrow.
2. There are 12 seconds in a year.
Saint Peter said, "OK, I'll buy the Today and Tomorrow answer, even though it's not the answer I expected. But how did you get 12 seconds in a year?"
Uduravana replied, "Well, January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc..." Saint Peter opens the gate without another word. -----------

(4) Mr. Uduravana & Wash Basin

Mr. Uduravana goes to a hotel in Colombo and eats heartily. After eating he goes to wash his hands but starts washing the basin instead.
The manager comes running and asks him, "Mr. Uduravana, what are you doing?"
Mr. Uduravana replies, "Oye, see the board here, "Wash Basin". -------

(5) Uduravana's English Exam

Mr. Uduravana finished his English exam and came out. His friends asked him how he did his exam. He replied "Exam was okay, but for the past tense of THINK, I thought, thought, and thought, at last I wrote THUNK!!!" -------

(6) Uduravana : Questions in brief

Mr. Uduravana is appearing for his University final examination. He takes his seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes his shoes off and throws them out of the window. He then removes his shirt and throws it away as well, followed by his pant, socks and watch.
The invigilator, alarmed, approaches him and asks what is going on. "Oye, I am only following the instructions here," he says, " it says here, 'Answer the following questions in brief'.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Cruise Announces Engagement to Holmes

As Berty Wooster says, " The Plot Thickens". Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes love story has been every media forthe last 1 or 2 months. From tabloid to cable tv it was the co leading story of Hollywood ( the other being Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie (non)affair). And now Cruise & Holmes have announced their engagement. Media has scorned the idea of their romance saying that it was a media stunt. That it was to get attention for Batman Begins & War of the Worlds ( as if they need more exposure, those 2 movies are in the top 3 most anticipated movies of the season including Revenge of the Sith) And some even carried out polls to measure the Cruise popularity after this incedent. Now almost everyone is furiously backtracking to stop having egg on their face.

The point is why media goes for such length to create stories which they have no relevant data. They paraded so called experts to say that this is a stunt, this is too open to be true, etc. , etc. And now they have psychologists to analyse the engagement ! Really !! And one of them trying to imply that been in Paris has made them get engaged. That when you are in Paris you loose your head & heart and do unexpected things.

And that is today's media!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Fishing in Muddy Waters

Sri Lankan government is now technically a minority goernment. Because one of the main parties of the ruling Alliance, JVP has pulled out of it. This leaves the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance without a majority in parliment. And since JVP member's of provincial councils will follow suit the same situation will arise in those councils too. This is sure to bring the already fragile Sri Lankan economy to the brink of another meltdown. Because goverment will be forced to rely on TNA ( the puppets of LTTE terrorists) & UNP ( Hah !! ).

As usual the main oppesition party UNP is evading the burning question. They say they wants a Presidential Election . Typpical of the party!. They can't say that they support the Joint Mechanism, because they are mortally afraid of further lose of urban sinhala buddhist votes. And they can't oppose it because 1. They signed the MOU with LTTE, which started all this trouble 2. The Joint Mechanism has International support, they can't alienate them. So what they do ? They ask for a Election!

It's their leader Ranil's dream to become the President of Sri Lanka. It doesn't matter to him that he has lost countless elections ( parliment, presidential, provincial, you name it- he has lost it) he won't go like many other political leadres from other countries. He will try again & again ( and hopefully loose again ). He doesn't care about the situation in country. He should take a stance in this present crisis, but all he want is power. Let the general public & country go to the dogs.

It's no wonder Sri Lanka has gone to the dogs when it is ruled by Dogs !

Ancient Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country with a very long history. The documented history dates back to 700 BC. The first capital of Sri Lanka was Anuradhapura. Where many great monuments built by the ancient Sri Lankans are still survives. Like Egyptian Pyramids they built Giant Stupas ( Dagoba ), where they buried the sacred remains of Lord Buddha. Ruwanweli Dagoba is one of the biggest of them & considered the most beautiful. Like the pyramids no one can explain how they were built because the technology that were used had not survived.

Polonnaruwa was the second capital. The change of capitals happened mainly due to foreign invasions. Anuradhapura was more easily accessible than Polonnaruwa, and was hard to defend. Although the capital did changes the constructions did not. Infact Pollonaruwa has so many ancient buidings, that sometimes people marvel how they were built on the relatively shorter time which it was the capital. Lankathilaka which is a shrine to Lord Buddha & the King's Palace are prime examples for the creativeness of the Polonnaruwa periaod.


This Famous stone carvings of Lord Buddha is situated @ Polonnaruwa, which was the Capital of Sri Lanaka some thousand years back. These statues were made @ that time and are carved out of a rock. Posted by Hello


This Temple was built inside a cave. Posted by Hello


This is where the King & Queen came for water sport. This is made entirely of stones.  Posted by Hello


Another Stone carving of Lord Buddha Posted by Hello

Still Learning

I registered at blogexplosion & added a site counter to the blog. It seems that blogexplosion is fullfilying their promise. I get many visitors to the blog. But hadly any comments from them. Most seems to be surfying to add credit to their blogexplosion account so their blog get more exposure.

Anyway as I said b4 I'm new to this & still exploring the blogging world & it's techniques. So if U find any mistakes please inform me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


LP  Posted by Hello

Linkin Park


My Favourite Band >> Linkin Park Posted by Hello

Who r U ?

3 monkeys escaped from the zoo....
One was caught watching TV....
Another playing football...
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Why do u always think u r a monkey?? :))

The third one is still missing...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

People, Country & Politicians

This is an extension for my previous post " Another Week, Another Post ". Mr.Freddie U. Charles asked me what I would suggest to educate people on these issues. The problem is people know about this & know what to do ( vote them out of office @ next election ), but they just don't care. They have to endure this corruption for so long that now thay except it as a part of the system.

Unlike western countries politicians, third world counterparts wont ever resign because a scandal about them get published. They lie, accept bribes & allow malpracties by their henchmen without any inhibitions. What we need is to make people care. To make them standup for themselves, their country & their children. Otherwise most of the asian countries will face the same situation that effect Africa now.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Mind Ur Language

Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered throughout the world.

In a Tokyo Hotel:Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such a thing is please not to read notice.

In a Bucharest hotel lobby:The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

In a Leipzig elevator:Do not enter lift backwards, and only when lit up.

In a Belgrade hotel elevator:To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.

In a Paris hotel elevator:Please leave your values at the front desk.
In a hotel in Athens:Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.

In a Yugoslavian hotel:The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

In a Japanese hotel:You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from Russian Orthodox monastery:You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.

In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:Not to perambulate the corridors during the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

On the menu of a Polish hotel:Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

In a Bangkok dry cleaners:Drop your trousers here for best results.

Outside a Paris dress shop:Dresses for street walking.

In a Rhodes tailor shop:Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.

From the Soviet Weekly:There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 150,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years.

A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest:It is strictly forbidden on our black forest camping site that people of different sex, for instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are married with each other for that purpose.

In a Zurich hotel:Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.

In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.

In a Rome laundry:Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.

In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages.

Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:Would you like to ride on your own ass?

In a Swiss mountain inn:Special today -- no ice cream.

In a Bangkok temple:It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

In a Tokyo bar:Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:We take your bags and send them in all directions.

On the door of a Moscow hotel room:If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

In a Budapest zoo:Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

In the office of a Roman doctor:Specialist in women and other diseases.

In an Acapulco hotel:The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

In a Tokyo shop:Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are best in the long run.

From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner:Cooler and Heater: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself.

From a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
English well speaking
Here speaking American.

Another Week, Another Post

Went home after a long time. Actually after 1 1/2 months. Mother is not happy at all. I know I should visit her oftener since now my sister is away from home too. But the only free day I get is sunday & considering the distance to my home ( 110 km ) its not a easy task. Anyway I'll try my best to visit moreoften.

Since I decided to blog, I wanted find readers for it. And I found www.blogexplosion.com. It had some cool features & thousands of blogs to browse through. It promises to direct more traffic to the users blog.

Anyway the weekend was an eventfull two days for every Sri Lanakan. The fast unto Death that was started by Venerable Omalpe Sobitha to stop the proposed Joint Mechanism between the government & LTTE terrorists to rebuild the Tsunami effeted areas was ended after President Kumarathunga promised that she will provide the document for review. All most every Sri Lankan is preplexed about the thing because no one knows what the hell it is. All we know is what the politicians tell us & you can bet that it is very different from one to another. And the funny ( or pathetic ) part is almost no one has seen the document. But they just tell whatever they feel about it.

Sadly that is how the democracy works in third world. Politicians main ambition is to get elected another term so he can go on accepting bribes, commisions, etc. People & country comes a distance second ( sometimes they don't come at all). The general public is left to tend to themselves & thats why the gulf between rich & poor is keep widenining.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Point of View

I'm a regular participant @ Spymac forum, where u get to meet lot of people with very different ideas & get to exchange their views & ideas. I signed up to the site not knowing about the forum. But because of the 1 GB e mail. this was b4 I got a gmail invitation. Now I hardly use spymac account. I daily visit the forum to post my thoughts & comments on the many topics they have.

I regularly visit to the jokes thread to read the jokes the members present & to post what ever the new jokes I get. The thread is at a forum created by an Indian & many Indians participate in. So I just posted some jokes about indians, thinking they will enjoy them & relate to them. But then all the hell broke loose. This is what happenned >
http://www.spymac.com/forums/showthread.php?ppp=10&threadid=129659&sthreadid=&c=61

I was amazed ! I never intended to offened anybody. But they took the jokes personally. The participants posted quite a few jokes about other races & people. When I did about them they took offence. Anyway a joke is meant to be a joke. Although I accept that jokes can be used maliciously, that was never my intention. But that was their point of view.

Almost all the problems we face today arises due to the differences of our point of views. We try to prove that our view is the correct one by accusing the other. Rather than trying to understand the other's view. We tend to forget that there is another side to a coin ( or many sides to a polygon) other than side that is facing us. If we can remeber that the world will be a much peaceful place.

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