February 22, 2009
February 19, 2009
Can you be anything else when you live in an isle like this?
I got addicted to tea when I was in school. Those days it was a malu pan ekai plain tea ekai for the Interval. At uni it was a plain tea doublai doughnut ekai. I was not sure which had the most sugar content- the doughnut or the tea, but the pick-me-up-er effect only came with the combination of the two. Occasionally they would put ginger in it, and I would hate it. Tried to make a fuss about it but there were some chaps in the Union who liked ginger.
I was later introduced to green tea. Sencha took my virginity. Induced in a karmic trance that to this day still tingles my inner most desires, I instantly fell in love.
Then came the Jasmine petals. The aroma of freshly plucked fertile flowers (whatever the kind) is hard to resist. I say this with utmost respect. The sense of urgency to consume the contents are subdued by a yearning to keep the fragrance forever in your heart.
Later I was lucky enough to taste a delicious and tangy iced-tea embedded with a new lemon flavour which they said was straight out of the chemist’s lab. I remember the day as it was yesterday. It was in the eve of 2007, while doing some consultancy for a Unilever tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya. We were exhausted and enervated after a long day’s work. Took a hot shower which seemed like heaven at that time and came out to be greeted by a jug full of ice cold liquid. We thought they were kidding at first.
I learned that day that climate was not a barrier for an epicure.
Ever since, I’ve searched for iced-lemon tea throughout Sri Lanka but apparently they only make these things for export. But the local market is expanding. And I’ve seen some new flavours fill up the banal shelves of FoodCitys during the past years. So there is hope.
February 16, 2009
April 18, 2008
Little did anyone know, that the Secretary of the Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Student Union had a blog on Kottu. He may not have had an ideal sense of humor when it came to politics, but he did have a blog and chose to communicate his views through dialog rather than brute force. And for a Sri Lankan student representative, that alone is quite a lot.
He is said to have been involved in several community based projects, and has had an excellent track record in studies. Calm, quiet and a stubborn introvert, he was.
I didn’t know you well enough my friend. But all I can say is that you will be missed.
December 25, 2007
So after much thought, I thought I’d make my own blog. I’ve been reading the blogs on Kottu for a long time but never wanted to write my own. Don’t know why I’m starting now, but on the other hand I don’t know why I do most of the stuff I do.
Anyway, this is me. Just a average man in his mid twenties, trying to make sense of what’s going on around me.
Politically, I’m incorrect most of the time; philosophically, I’m lost all the time. Sexually, I’m pretty sure that I’m missing out a lot; and quintessentially, I have nothing else to do right now other than writing these things down.