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There Are Indian Elephants, And There Are African Elephants — But You Can Always Spot A Sri Lankan Elephant.

by Anura Guruge


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As soon as I saw the video I knew immediately, and incontrovertibly, that this HAD to be a Sri Lankan elephant.

I, as you know, know my elephants and I also know Sri Lankan traits. This is your classic Sri Lankan elephant. It is partly because we give them a lot of mellons.


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A “Jack Daniel’s” Themed “Father’s Day” Cake That Only A Sri Lankan Would Design.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, ONLY available in Sri Lanka
from the irrepressible ‘Kapruka.com’.



Anybody who has followed this blog for any length of time will know that Sri Lanka’sKapruka‘ makes some incredible, world-beating cakes. I rave about them often enough.

But, THIS Father’s Day cake really does take the cake!

When I saw it, I cracked up LAUGHING. Only in Sri Lanka. Only by a Sri Lankan.

There is so many things wrong with this cake and so many different levels.

And to exacerbate things, ‘drinking’ is still has social and cultural stigmas and women, in Sri Lanka, are not permitted to buy alcoholic drinks at bars.

So, we now have a cake sporting 4 bottles of “Jack Daniel’s”.

First and foremost, what exactly are YOU trying to tell your Dad. That he is a raving dipsomaniac?

Let’s assume that he is, i.e., he is a raving dipsomaniac. What is he going to think? Do you think he is going to appreciate this cake. I doubt it. It will aggravate him, no end, on two fronts. He doesn’t want the bloody cake, he wants at least one bottle of Jack Daniel’s. So, that will be his first gripe. I don’t want this damn cake, you should have spent the money buying me a good bottle. Then, the second gripe. This really does look like somebody is taking the mickey out of you. Implying that you are a raving dipsomaniac.

Well, I do NOT have to worry. Nobody sends me cakes or makes me any. That I do not eat cake might be a small factor.

But, I am not sure how I will react if I got this cake.

Now, if it also came with 4 bottles of Jack Daniel’s, all could be forgiven. By the time you finished two of the bottles you wouldn’t even remember the cake.

Happy Father’s Day — especially IF you are a raving dipsomaniac. I can relate. Cheers.


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Making Elephants Worship The Buddha Is So Very Juvenile — And So Very Sri Lankan!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Saw it on my Facebook timeline today. It makes me very angry and sad.


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This upsets me, greatly. Elephants do NOT worship the Buddha, any other gods or anybody for that matter. Elephants do NOT worship.

Do NOT foist religion on elephants or any other animal.

Dogs do not go to heaven, and elephants have NO notion of religion.

Yes, Sri Lankan Buddhists think this is so special and noble. They are too shallow to appreciate that it makes them look … Well, how can I say it politely.

Elephants deserve better.

To be FAIR, Sri Lankan elephants are, by and large, well treated. They are taught to kneel. So, they will kneel.

This is so juvenile. I wish they would grow up.


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‘Chobani’ Yogurt, With Its Marvelous Act Of Charity, Demonstrates It Is A Real Classy Company.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage. Google for more — if you so wish.


This story was SO uplifting. Good for you Chobani. You did us all proud.

School lunches are so important to kids in need. To deprive them of lunch, when they are so much in need of it, is a crime.

This is the U.S. of A. the world’s richest country. But, kids in this country go hungry. It is crazy that we can’t fix this school lunch ‘craziness’. It is like healthcare for all!

I am so proud of Chobani. I used to be a BIG eater of Chobani yogurt up until 2.5 months ago. Then following my knee injury I went on an even severe diet than the one I had been on for the last 6-years. I even cut out flavored yogurt. I went to plain yogurt.

But, after this, rather than buying storebrand plain yogurt, I am going to buy Chobani. I want them to do good so that they can continue their marvelous charity work.

 


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Some Heartwarming & Very Cutesy “Mother’s Day” Cakes For Sri Lanka by ‘Kapruka.com’.

by Anura Guruge


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The “Valentine’s Day” cakes in February.

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The ‘New Year 2019’ cakes from December.

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Any regular reader of this blog will by now know about the seriously impressive cakes, available in Sri Lanka (and just in Sri Lanka), for any and all holidays, irrespective of whether they are actually celebrated in Sri Lanka or NOT, by enterprising and ever-expanding ‘Kapruka.com‘.

Just in the last few months you have seen the Christmas, Jan. 1 New Year, April 14 Sinhala New Year, Valentine’s Day & Thai Pongal.

Now, of course, it is Mother’s Day. Just feast your eyes and marvel. Yes, Sri Lankan’s are famous for their cake making. My adoptive mother was among the best.

In case you are wondering I am nothing but a customer when it comes to Kapruka. Though I give them huge amount of publicity I get nothing from them. That is OK. They have never asked me to do these posts. I do them for YOU.


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‘Thai Pongal’ 2019 cakes from a couple of months ago.


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Best Thing For Sri Lanka, Right Now, Would Be For China To Take It Over & Manage It! {Smile}

by Anura Guruge


Weekend article in ‘The New York Times’ highlighting Sri Lanka’s never ending woes.


It is unlikely to ever happen, BUT it is worth a thought.

Most, bar India, are unlikely to care, but India is now too big for even China to want to mess around.

There is, of course, a basis for my provocative thought. China is said to be slowly gobbling up whatever bits of Sri Lanka it can — starting with the strategic harbor in Galle. So, China sure has an incentive, though even they may decide that Sri Lankan people are a lost cause.

The political situation in Sri Lanka is untenable. It has been neverending intrigue and infighting for 30-years. The people are fickle too. They vote in a party and within 6-months start to hate the party they just put in power. They really are like kids. I hate to say this but we haven’t acted like adults in the last few decades.

Hence, the need for colonization AGAIN!

Yes, 200-years of continuous colonization appears to have left a mark. We seem to require discipline instilled by a foreign power.

You can just see Sri Lanka under Chinese rule! They will stop all this nonsense. They will the economy back on track. Make it safe for tourist.

Yes, I know it is unlikely to happen, but it is something to dream about. A placid Sri Lanka with no infighting.


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