April 11, 2006


My brother’s wedding stuff is over – or almost over 🙂 The wedding was good and the get together of a few close family members a few days went even better. My only regret is that I didn’t get to speak to a lot of aunts, uncles and cousins that I had not seen in a long time. They say that the world is ever growing smaller and this generally does appear to be true. But at the same time, paradoxically, those close to us appear to be moving ever further away :p Or maybe it’s just me …

It’s just that there appears to be so much more to do these days that you don’t seem to find the time to talk to people or to spend time with them. In fact, I was supposed to have had a couple of more days off, spending some time with my brother and my parents but something came up at this end and so I had to get back to work a few days earlier than anticipated. But never fear, I probably will get those days off in a few days and I will disappear from the blog again for a few days suddenly :p

Things here in Sri Lanka are extremely hectic at the moment. It’s the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year when they celebrate the dawning of a new year. The streets are packed to overflowing with shoppers buying all sorts of stuff for the new year. There are vendors crammed into every available nook and cranny on the side of the roads. Traffic has to vend its way through the throngs of people overflowing off the pavements (where the vendors are) and on to the road. This really isn’t the time to be out and about in Sri Lanka. In a few days though, the New Year will actually dawn and the vendors will pack up their stuff and go home to celebrate along with all the milling shoppers. The streets will become completely deserted for a couple of days before they return to normal crowd levels. This again is a yearly cycle 🙂

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