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Brown Men Do Tan — The 2019 Tan Lines (From My Garmin).

by Anura Guruge


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Last year’s post. Read that IF you are interested as to my history of tanning and my adoptive mother.


We have had a LOT of sun in New Hampshire this year and I am spending more time out in it exercising. When I looked at last year’s post I was amazed to discover that that was taken a month later. I have a darker tan, already, this year.

This is all from my ‘Garmin MARQ Expedition’ I have been wearing 24×7 (bar time to charge it) since May 20 — other than 4-days earlier this month when I was evaluating the ‘Polar Ignite‘.

No, I do NOT wear sunblock. Never have and never plan to use. We, from Sri Lanka, don’t get skin cancer or sunburnt. Well we have to have some advantages for sporting this skin.

Though I still tell folks that I am so brown because of all the chocolate I ate (and that is true) I really haven’t eaten any chocolates in 6-years. So, this is ALL sun.

So, what are YOUR tan lines like? Better than these?

Yes, my skin, from the sun is dry and just yesterday I started lathering it in oil and creams.


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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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2019 Cricket World Cup: English Rain Is Going To Make This World Cup A Mockery.

by Anura Guruge


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Three matches rained off ALREADY and they are expecting MORE rain this week — never mind the two weeks ahead.

I gather no other ICC Cricket World Cup had 3 matches abandoned due to rain.

There is one thing that we all know: it RAINS in England. That was a given. Arranging this tournament without a rain-day provision was ludicrous. It is going to distort the rankings and thus make a mockery of the whole World Cup.

Sri Lanka is racking up more points thanks to the rain than they were likely to get by playing these games.

West Indies could suffer.

South Africa is doomed, methinks.

This is CRAZY. I am NOT happy. Plus, I haven’t seen any cricket in 2-day! Yikes. Having withdrawals!


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

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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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2019 Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka Does NOT Disappoint; They Lose As Was Expected.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. This is worth studying.


Sri Lanka’s 2019 World Cup squad does not look like they are ‘settled’. They seem distracted and preoccupied and the tensions back home, of course, must be playing on their minds. They didn’t look that impressive during the warm-ups and I did not expect them to excel against New Zealand — and they did not. But, even I did not expect them to fold as badly as they did. At one point it looked like they would be all out before they got to 100. Three were out for a duck. Not good.

New Zealand impressed. A 10-wicket win in 16.1 overs. It doesn’t get more emphatic than that. That Sri Lanka could not get a single wicket is quite the indictment.

Another match that finished in under 50-overs. Folks this is NOT T20! It is 50-overs each, 100-overs a match.


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