15 April 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!

Dear Family & Friends
Best wishes for a fabulous New Year!
dD has arrived in Pelawatte after an eventful pilgrimage. Not withstanding the bus ride and realisation of how Sri Lankans do not know about personal space or deodorant. Or for that matter, striking up a conversation with a total stranger in public transport and asking about his most personal details! It was truly wonderful that dD found this entire experience well, wonderful!
dD was also able to witness many ‘news’. The most wonderful being the gold jewellery offered to God Kataragama by King Dutugemunu!
dD was at the Kiri Vehera just fifteen minutes before the milk frothed from the Dagaba top. Yes, seriously.
dD saw elephants in ball gowns and dervish dancers.
Monkeys and real people just sitting together and just ‘being’.
“When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable.” Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali.
Yes dD hears you Rabindranath.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Siri Lanka is truly a paradise isle. Lets keep it that way please.

PS: Unilever and other manufacturers of deodorant in Siri Lanka, you unfortunately are not doing a very good job of marketing your said deodorants. As a former advertising person, dD gathered interesting ‘market insights’. Said insights can be shared with those who ask nicely. Absolut Vodka as an accompaniment will be considered nice, very nice.

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