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Archive | September 11, 2019

‘Downton Abbey’ THE MOVIE Will Be At ‘Cinemagic’, Portsmouth, N.H. As Of Friday, September 20, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Of course we are definitely going to see it. That is a given.

That it is at ‘Cinemagic‘, Portsmouth is GOOD. That is our favorite movie theater. Not the closest. That would be Gilford or Concord. But, they do not hold a candle to ‘Cinemagic‘.

I was just checking today. So, this is exciting though I already have a pretty good idea what the movie is all about. I saw an interview on British ‘Sky News’ earlier today. SMILE.

I am sure it is showing in Manchester, Nashua etc. But, Portsmouth is good. I am cool.


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Sri Lanka’s New 1,150′ ‘Lotus Tower’ — Quite Tall, Rather Phallic & (Yet Again) Financed By China.

by Anura Guruge



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However, only the 18th Tallest Tower in the World.

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Buildings are EVEN TALLER than Towers
because they can have a wide base.


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What struck me the most was the Chinese financing. I do NOT follow much of the happenings in Sri Lanka (having left 52-years ago), but I have heard, often of late, that China is basically ‘owning’ more and more of the country — including having a long lease on a strategic harbor. Well, to be honest, I genuinely think that the best thing that can happen to the country is to become an enclave of China — a Hong Kong, a bit further away.

The shape cracks me up. But, that is probably just I.

I was surprised to learn where it fitted in relative to other towers and buildings. I have seen (but not gone up) the ‘Stratosphere Tower’ in Vegas. So, now I have an idea as to how tall it is. I have also seen the ‘CN Tower’ in Toronto, albeit a long time ago.

Just wanted to bring this to your attention — and also highlight the China connection.


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Other KIds Doodle When They Are Bored, She Draws Mandalas On Her Hand.

by Anura Guruge


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She gets bored at school — gets bored a lot. But, unlike others she does not, any longer, doodle on her notebooks or folder covers.

She comes home like this. This was today. Pretty intricate. Shows us how bored she was.

Very impressive. Looks like henna.

Kind of surprised that teachers haven’t noticed. But, that is also tells its own story.


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‘Downton Abbey’ T-Shirt From The UK, Not From ‘The Exhibition’.

by Anura Guruge



T-shirt sold at ‘Downton Abbey — The Exhibition’


Saying that Teischan (13) is a ‘Downton‘ aficionado and devotee doesn’t still quite get to her relationship with this show. We quite like it too, but not to the extent she has. She has watched all of it — i.e., all the seasons and all the episodes — at least twice (and I am glad that we have unlimited access to the shows thanks to Amazon Prime).

Yes, of course, we went to ‘The Exhibition‘ in Boston, last month. Yes, I got her a T-shirt and some other stuff. Luckily I did not have to get her any of the books since I had already got them for her over the last two Christmases.

By the MAGIC of Facebook an Ad. for the black T-shirt appeared on my timeline the day after we went to ‘The Exhibition’. It is scary. It quoted quite an attractive “can’t go wrong” price. Well, that was just a bait-and-switch price. In the end with shipping it was twice as much.

It looks classy. She likes it.

Came from the U.K. UPS. Took a few weeks.

So, if you are into ‘Downton‘ and want a T-shirt to coincide with the movie (next week) you will have to get one of these.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — September 11, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Locke Lake New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


The also rans:







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‘Apple Watch Series 5’ Looks Good, Of Course, & Attractively Priced — BUT Only Has 18-Hour Battery Life.

by Anura Guruge



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18-hour battery life still does not cut it. I would say you need, at a minimum, double that to make it competitive with the likes of say a Garmin.

But, at $400, it is attractively priced and, as always, looks impressive.

Not sure why Apple struggles so with battery life. Some folks are now getting 2-weeks.

But, this is good for us Garmin fans. We can still make fun and look down our noses at Apple Watch wearers.


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