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Sri Lanka, Alas, Got Its 15-Minutes Of Media Fame In The U.S. Today — 1st Time Many Would Have Heard The Name.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This from CNN. All media outlets featured the story.


Yes, yes, yes. There was the 2004 ‘Christmas’ tsunami — but, Sri Lanka had to share that tragic news with, at a minimum with Thailand & Indonesia.

Not so with the Easter 2019 atrocity. Sri Lanka on its own. TV news started with the Sri Lanka story. This was BIG.

I can assure you that this would have been the first time millions of Americans ever heard of ‘Sri Lanka’. I know that they don’t know.. I live with it every day.

As of now some will remember — alas with the ‘terrorist’ connotation.

Well, I guess we can’t have it all.


Click to access my post from April 21, 2019 — THE DAY.


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by Anura Guruge


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“Good Friday” Is A Holiday …

by Anura Guruge



At least in the Guruge household in New Hampshire.

I work all holidays, whether it is Christmas or Thanksgiving, so holidays per se have little meaning to I — other than the gluttony and the presents.

But, NO HOMESCHOOLING! I am giving her a break to her intense delight.

Other than the U.S., in every country I have lived in, viz., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), France & the U.K., Good Friday & Easter Monday have been holidays.

So, it is only fitting that I propagate the custom over to here.

Happy Easter.


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Teischan (12) Makes Her Own Mandala Art For Her Blu Vivo XI+ Telephone Case.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access details of this AFFORDABLE, but impressively spec’ed Android phone.


Teischan got a new phone for Christmas — viz. an Android 8.1, 6.2″ Blu VIVO XI+ with 128GB of storage and a 16MP camera. I have been following Blu for over a year and this phone has lived up to what I thought they would deliver.

Anywho, given her propensity to for dropping phones I got her a good, rubberized bumper case for it. To be on the safe side I got her a clear case — assuming she would pick one she liked further on. It appears not. She likes the notion of a clear case BECAUSE she can customize it with her own art. This was the first creation. More, sure, to come. Stay tuned.


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by Anura Guruge


Sunday Buffet Brunch, In Winter, At The “Castle In The Clouds”, Definitely Looks Like A Winner.

by Anura Guruge


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We, as you must have realized, are huge fans of ‘The Castle In The Clouds‘ and ‘attached’ ‘Carriage House Restaurant‘. We try to eat there as often as we can, but are also often thwarted in that they are so, so busy.

This is the first I had heard about these Winter 2019 Sunday buffet brunches. I am a brunch addict. This looks GREAT. I am going to try and go as soon as I can.

Just wanted to share it with you.

Happy New Year.


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Mandala Of The Day, By Teischan (12) — Boxing Day, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.


She started this on Christmas day using all the new Sharpies she got. Finished it today. She drew this on a spiral-bound drawing pad. So, she hasn’t, as yet, removed the page to han it on a wall. That is good because we are rapidly running out of wall space.


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My Christmas Present Mandala — From Teischan (12).

by Anura Guruge


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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.


This was just one of MANY mandala themed paintings we received from her this Christmas.


We are running out of room to display them! But, it is still a joy to have them. Enjoy.


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