Monday, June 29, 2009

Night Rant? Oui!

MTV! If not for them showing Fox News (yes, I'm not a liberal pinhead, deal with it!), I'd just erase them off my TV channels forever! I mean, any little kid would know that the 6PM - 9PM belt is a very lucrative time period for any TV channel... and what do these guys show? Some Hindi baila! I mean, nothing against Hindi music, but a bloody English channel (one of only 3 that we have!) showing Hindi stuff during primetime?! I mean, can't they show repeats of the late night tucked away stuff atleast? Maybe I'll get to catch a few episodes of Jake in Progress or House... Is that too much to ask? :/

ETV is beyond redemption, I mean when there's no American Idol these guys just show the same bullshit every freaking week! and ARTtv seems to think that it's bloody CNN, showing all business programs and stuff...

Meh, this all started with these buggers and their stupid levy on foreign TV shows... has that stopped Mahagedara? Ah? Has it??!

If you told me 4 years ago that this was going to happen to English language channels, I would've laughed my ____ off!

I guess I'd start watching that stupid Swarnavahini-mahagedara-ripoff from tomorrow...

random post #58

random post #57 can be found here

So we went to Anuradhapura and came back within the space of 2 days... I believe Anuradhapura was the first city that had advertisements on road blocks... starting off with those earth-filled barrels with the "Siddhalepa" logo on them... one of my mom's old suddha bosses had once said that Sri Lanka is the only country in the world that he had seen sponsored checkpoints in... hmmm :)

So, I reprised my role as the family map-man, the guy who takes all the heat when he misreads a map and says "left" instead of "right" you know? I was like pretending to eat all the way upto Anuradhapura since I still have trouble with left right... hehe ;)


So on our way back, saw in the distance Mihinthale, and I thought it was Ritigala so... and Thathi tells me that it's not, and points at a large grey blob in the distance... So Ritigala... we meet again!

I remember how so many years ago, when we went to Anuradhapura, the family had decided to go to Ritigala... I had got into a fight with Ammi that day and I refused to go, opting instead to stay with my little cousin malla and my aunt... so they went! without me! and the little backstabber totally went to sleep (he was 2 years old or something... but still!) and so I was left jobless and sulking the whole day... hmph!

Last year we were passing Ritigala on the Maradankadawala-Habarana road... and it was freaking Ginormous!!! You couldn't believe that a mountain of that size could exist smack in the middle of the plains of the dry zone! It was truly surreal, and the fact that I missed out on such a beauty kinda dawned on me... :(

So Ritigala, mate... I shall climb you someday! and since they say you're a part of the Himalayas, that'd be as good as me climbing Everest! Someday mate, someday!

Footnote: I'm trying out a new Flickr account since my Picasa account kinda killed itself when I switched my Google account... :S why couldn't it be more supportive, like its sisters Analytica and Blogga... even Reada is so easy to set up... I dunno Picasa... you really broke my heart! :P (This Flickr account has since been deleted. The photos from the trip can be seen here)

Footnote 2: Thank goodness for Blogger autosaving the post... MAAAN! the power just went (so did my UPS!) and I was like *sheeeet* :D

Footnote 3: sorry for being a whiny self-pitying sorry ass in the last few days... I have realized that I'm just 18 and if I don't make mistakes now and learn from them, I'll end up making them when I really can't afford to... Really really sorry if I freaked you (yes YOU!!! over there on the corner mister!) out... :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The "I hope no one gets pissed" post

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

- attributed to Albert Einstein

I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to write this down... but here goes nothing!

I've discovered recently that I'm the same old naïve, clueless and immature 15-year old brat I was 3 years ago. I still remember just like yesterday how I, with my bestest bestest frenthos seated around the table, revealed my brilliant 'discovery'... This was almost exactly 3 years ago... Then a few months later, it broke my heart to tell them that it didn't work the way it was supposed to...

Now fast forward to about 2 years ago: School canteen, early morning. A skinny kid is surrounded by a bunch of peers, their eyes all filled with eagerness. He details the events of a fortnight ago, sensational events: he had made a life-altering 'discovery'... any bets on who the kid was? Nope, not Harry Potter... though the last book did come out around that time! ;)

So now, they say the 3rd time is the charm eh? Well not in my case.

One of my friends is going to Aussie for uni, so I'll be meeting my best friends tomorrow at a farewell party of sorts... Guess what kinda story the skinny kid surrounded by his friends will be telling them?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The End!

Exams are over!!! I'm feeling all sentimental about the last 2 and a half years... missing my friends and stuff... :)

So what DID I learn at the end of the day?
  • Driving exams are all good and well, but getting your license doesn't mean your parents are going to let you drive... Sad but true, I spent more time at Werahera that day getting my license than I've spent driving since. It's pathetic, so pathetic that I think I've forgotten how to do the clutch-balance properly now... ARRRGH!!! :(
  • You may grumble what a bunch of idiots the school administration is, but at the end of the day they do their job... You have to apply for exams yourself and go to a gazillion places and rasti-fy to understand what a load of work they save you from!
  • Blogging is amazing!!! maybe even better than Facebook?! :D
  • Wars are long and bloody affairs... At the end of the day there are no winners, everybody just loses! People lose their lives, their limbs, their belongings and their freedom, sorta like that line from Won't Get Fooled Again: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!" We need to let those people go!!! (and if you haven't listened to that song: DO IT! one of the best songs ever IMHO!)
  • In a classroom, it's always better to pretend that you're below average! The people you befriend in that situation don't like you because you're smart and they can copy off you, but because they genuinely like you. *feels all lovey dovey* :) plus, you'll never get blasted by the teacher for doing better than him, right? ;)
  • The British Council will NEVER call you back. You should always call them and find out whatever you want. Simple fact, talking from experience! This applies to government departments as well, although calling one of those will be a waste of your money, time and good health, unless of course you use Upahara! hahaha ;D
  • Never say never, there's always a way, but it might be wise to ask for help! (That is, unless you're at an exam! haha) :D
  • The most docile and innocent looking creatures (no I'm not talking about squirrels here!) can turn on you, with such force that you wouldn't know what hit you! Never underestimate the power of words...
  • Never forget your true friends, they help you out when everything seems lost!
  • Twitter is addictive! stay off it... ;(
  • There's good music out there, hidden away by the sands of time...
  • The internet is just awesome, you can uncover all these said heaps of good music, hidden away by the sands of time™ :P :D
  • Never pay for music, we're poor enough already! (Viva la Pirate Bay!) ;)
  • Learn to play an instrument, it's an investment you're never going to regret. (That being said, I haven't learned anything yet! hahaha)
  • January exams are always easier than June exams! Trust me on this one... :)
  • Depend on xkcd for all your life's decisions! :P
  • NEVER EVER DO EDEXCEL APPLIED ICT!!! YOUR TIME IS BETTER SPENT LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE EVEN THOUGH YOUR PARENTS DON'T LET YOU DRIVE ANYWAY! It's just the most pointless subject ever, you don't even get enough marks for the time and effort you put into it... If you're doing London exams, do Cambridge, which is much more recognized. If you're forced to do Edexcel do something worthwhile like Further Pure maths or Chemistry (even if you're planning to do something computer-related at Uni), at least you'll get some good marks... :)
  • Oh, and don't listen to rock music before an exam, it keeps playing over and over in your head when you're in the hall doing the exam... and you feel like singing along! :S (happened yesterday! The Rolling Stones were playing a concert in Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium! lol) ;)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On Racism

I'm not trying to get hits here, nor am I trying to be a smartypants by asking a question that many would like to just shy away from and avoid. The first place I look, whenever I try to find stuff is Wikipedia, and they had linked to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, which defines racism as:
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

Now my question is this: If someone belonging to a certain race (let's say a Frenchman) says that his own race is somehow inferior and that all the ill traits and problems of his society are due to his race, does that make him a racist? I'm not pointing fingers or hinting or anything, the kiddo just wants to know, there's only so much that a Wikipedia article has and this just wasn't there... :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Design Changes for Summer 2009

Yes, I have an exam tomorrow...

Yes, I missed the match last night! :( Daaaaayummm!!!

Yes, I've been spending way too much time combining BTemplates' 2 Plus and Floral Concept themes into the one you see right now...

Yes, I love the fact that red, white and blue have become the main colours in the blog... Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité! :)

Yes, I've managed to make myself a twitter blogroll of sorts! I dreamt that up in my sleep last night... :S If you're not on it, then prolly means your account is protected... sorry!

Yes, I'M A BAD BAD BOY! Going off to study now... :(

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Moi ranting! lol

5 days to go

will be 4 in another 15 minutes or so

I've been taking midday naps for the last couple of days

Mom reckons I've become lazy and the keyboard has become almost a bodypart

She's right

I've been tweeting like there's no tomorrow and have generally been making an arse of myself on facebook...

remember facebook of yore? with the neat news feed and neat everything, before the attack of the apps?

man it's like anarchy down there now...

I miss old facebook

I miss going to school, having homework to do...

I miss getting up at 5 in the morning, I miss watching the rising sun illuminate the garden.

I miss my friends, I miss being told to get a haircut! :D

I feel useless...

Might deact my Twitter for a while... :(

watched an episode from season 1 of 7th heaven today

Jessica Biel... nuff said! lol