Last year I bought a phone from Baasils. They offered me a free SIM card along with it.

Without any notice what-so-ever it got disconnected recently. When I talked to the operator they told me that the person who registered it had called and said to disconnect it.

Very much pissed, I called Baasils. The idiotic person who answered the phone told me that they couldn’t do anything unless, I get the name of the person who registered the SIM. Of course the operator doesn’t give it saying it’s an invasion of privacy. I call Baasills again and tell them. Eventually after several more calls, I figure it’ll be cheaper and much less stressful to buy an original SIM card from the operator registered to my name.

So dear reader, never ever fall for the free SIM with phone deal. It really sucks to be in this position.

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Stardust

March 28, 2008

…..was awesome.

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It’s a childish and enchanting story. Enchanting enough to wake the romantic child in me who fell in love with it every second of the way.

I think I’m still falling. Wishing upon a star, to come down to Earth, so that we can rule the world. And more importantly, to ditch an arrogant little Earth Bitch and telling her to get over herself. That’s priceless too.

It’s a truly magical film that made me 10 years younger. Perhaps even younger.

Healthy vs Toxic Love

March 20, 2008

Disclaimer: The table below about love was originally taken from this site.

I’ve written about why the concept of marriage and why it’s out of date in today’s society. While Jack gave the age old excuse of children, Harindaka gave an awesome explaination, saying that it depends on the person. Right on my man, it depends on both the persons involved. Marriage is kind of like a business agreement between two people, the only problem is, no hard and fast rules of the job description is written down.

Healthy Love is different, as you can easily see from the table below. It’s easier to have a healthy love relationship when your not married, than when you are married.

I rest my case.

Healthy Love Unhealthy or Toxic Love
   
Development of self first. Obsession with relationship.
Room to grow, expand; desire for other to grow. Security, comfort in sameness; intensity of need seen as proof of love (may really be fear, insecurity, loneliness)
Separate interests; other friends; maintain other meaningful relationships. Total involvement; limited social life; neglect old friends, interests.
Encouragement of each other’s expanding; secure in own worth. Preoccupation with other’s behavior; fear of other changing.
Appropriate Trust (i.e. trusting partner to behave according to fundamental nature.) Jealousy; possessiveness; fear of competition; protects “supply.”
Compromise, negotiation or taking turns at leading. Problem solving together. Power plays for control; blaming; passive or aggressive manipulation.
Embracing of each other’s individuality. Trying to change other to own image.
Relationship deals with all aspects of reality. Relationship is based on delusion and avoidance of the unpleasant.
Self-care by both partners; emotional state not dependent on other’s mood. Expectation that one partner will fix and rescue the other.
Loving detachment (healthy concern about partner, while letting go.) Fusion (being obsessed with each other’s problems and feelings.)
Sex is free choice growing out of caring & friendship. Pressure around sex due to insecurity, fear & need for immediate gratification.
Ability to enjoy being alone. Unable to endure separation; clinging.
Cycle of comfort and contentment. Cycle of pain and despair.
   

Dr. Harsha de Silva seems to have quite an interesting solution to inflation.

His whole argument is that the Central Bank should stop trying to fool the public and try “Inflation targeting [IT]”. Which, in his opinion boils down to very short term interest rates.

He also talks about golf and the Central Bank behaving like a child. The Financial Times have given him a full page so I guess he used the most of it.

So now I can postpone the plot to kill Mahinda and maybe devise some scheme to poison governor Cabraal.

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Received the picture from an email. The background says daillymirror.lk but didn’t see this picture on their website.
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Kinda felt sorry for him. Just for a sec.

It seems that the commander of the army is not very happy with people who perform.

Or is this some sort of personal grudge?

Usually, healthy independent and able individuals are frowned upon in any state organization. Not just the army. So this doesn’t come has a surprise.

Nevertheless, the accusations against Major General Parakrama Pannipitiya are hilarious. Suitable perhaps for a sunday paper jokes colomn.

If a Major General of an Army can be court-marshalled for “eating too much” from the soldiers mesh and using vehicles in an “irregular manner”, I really do have sympathy for soldiers with lesser rank. Wait a sec, isn’t that the whole fuckin army?

The good Major has gone to Supreme courts, but not much has happened.

Boys and girls, the best way to survive in this country is to lick some ass, and keep yours available to whomever asks. It’s never about hard work and dignity. Never.

In other news, some more chaps have been removed. Read more here, here, here and here.

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