Archive | December 2018

Some Seriously Impressive ‘New Year 2019’ Cakes By ‘’ For Sri Lanka.

by Anura Guruge

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Exactly a fortnight ago I raved about their 2018 Christmas cakes. Now it is their quite impressive New Year cakes.

I have said it before, I will say it again: “I wish these cakes, at these prices, were available in the U.S.“. Alas, not so. They are only available for delivery within Sri Lanka.

Well, I rave about these Kapruka cakes at least once year, either at Christmas, Sinhalese New Year or Easter. Do a search on ‘Kapruka‘ on this blog if you don’t believe me.

Over the years, when more of my relatives were alive, I used to be a real good Kapruka customer. Would order multiple cakes per year. I don’t avail myself to their services that much anymore — though I did send a cake in September.

The cakes have quite noticeably fancier and, alas, more expensive over the years! The latter was inevitable. Still, cheap compared to U.S. prices since delivery is included.

Just wanted to share these with you to inspire you.

For all the publicity that I give them, Kapruka, in typical Sri Lankan fashion, has never said thank you. C’est la vie.

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Acadia National Park, Maine Impacted By Lack Of Snow Removal Due To Federal Government Shutdown.

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Acadia Ocean Drive in March 2018
when we visited in Winter during a storm.

The problem is the SNOW. They have kept the roads open BUT are not plowing.

I heard, this morning, that Ocean Drive is basically closed due to snow.

Not sure you are planning on visiting right now but I wanted to give you a heads up.

We went in early March 2018. I had fun. I walked the entire Ocean Drive twice — once in a gail.

Hopefully the SHUTDOWN will be over by March 2019!


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‘National Geographic’, January 2019 Issue Has A Good Article On Donating Your Body To Science.

by Anura Guruge

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This is a topic very dear to my heart as you can see from my post from 2013.

It totally baffles me that more people do not think about this. I have never understood WHY people want to be buried, cremated or fed to the vultures. To I, donating your body to science makes so much more sense.

I haven’t as yet read the entire article. Just started. Has some ‘interesting’ photos. Does NOT bother me. What they do to my dead body after I am dead worries me none. Not that I will feel anything or know about it.

I am going to try and contact the folks that they talk about in this article. I have no problems with them slicing and dicing my dead body. Anything that helps.

Please think about this. It is painless. That I can promise you.

Thank YOU.

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Time To THINK About Your ‘Full Year’ Resolution For 2019 — And What Better Than ‘Think A Day’.

by Anura Guruge

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How many New Year resolutions have YOU given up on? Have you ever thought about that.

Calling it a ‘New Year resolution‘ is a bad start. Think of it as a ‘Full Year resolution‘. You want to stick to it all year and make it a part of your life.

I have said this before and I will unashamedly say it again. When it comes to resolutions only one — and one alone — matters and makes sense, And that is the resolution that you are going to gift yourself the privilege of THINKING.

You are what you think; thinking is what you are.

THINK A Day 2019.

Gift yourself that — A THINK A Day 2019.

Think about it.

The more you THINK about it the more you will see the benefits and joy.

The Joy of Thinking.

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“Mary Poppins Returns” Movie (2018) — OUTSTANDING; Destined To Be A Disney Classic.

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Uplifting in every way, heartwarming and non-stop, sheer entertainment.

Pantomimish in the nicest possible way. Just, good ol’ fashioned fun — a rollicking musical.

As it was concluding it crossed my mind that this movie deserved applause, and sure enough as it ended the fairly decent crowd (for a weekday matinee) burst into applause! I can’t remember the last time I experienced that. Maybe when the ‘Lion King’ came out 20+ years ago. That alone tells you all that you need to know as to how good this movie is. The audience applauded.

I have seen “Mary Poppins” in Broadway and paid big bucks for the privilege. This movie was as engaging as the live play — and that is saying something.

Disney pulled out all the stops and obviously spent lavishly in its production. I had to look it up on They believe the budget was $130 million. That is a fair chunk of money. Also appears that they have already grossed a quarter of that back and it has only been out for a week. As a Disney shareholder I am HAPPY.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” was a total DUD. This was the opposite. Outright winner. Brilliant. Destined to become a Disney Classic. People will be talking about this for decades.

Definitely recommend it. Must see. You will enjoy it. Kids will LOVE it. Disney got it spot-on.

Bravo. You will leave the theater with a big, silly grin on your face.

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Taking Selfies My Way — Part 40; ‘Cinemagic’, Portsmouth, NH (Once More) — December 27, 2018.

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Anura Guruge December 27 2019 Portsmouth NH

It appears that I can’t go to see a movie at ‘Cinemagic‘, Portsmouth, without taking a selfie — my way. I have quite a collection of these ‘Cinemagic’ selfies. They have the ideal mirrors — big, bright and clean. So, this was today when we went to see ‘Mary Poppins — The Return‘.

Cinemagic Portsmouth

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