Return to my Motherland

Visiting Sri Lanka always gives me a feeling deep within me that is indescribable. I tend to forget how each time I visit, overwhelming emotions draw me back quickly and closely to the bosom of this beautiful land. My accent changes almost overnight (I begin once again to insert the local vernacular, the slang, the … Continue reading Return to my Motherland

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Quietening the Christmas crazy

This is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year," but it doesn't always feel that way, does it? Have you been to the shops recently - it's a mad, disturbing, aggressive experience! So many people wandering the aisles with a manic glazed look in their eyes, spending money they don't have, for … Continue reading Quietening the Christmas crazy

Defining Success

I used to define success as my father did - it meant a good education which led to a good (read 'well paying') job, living in a big house with your spouse and 2 kids who would then go on to do higher education and get a good job so they could look after you … Continue reading Defining Success

Getting Real

SONDER - n. the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know … Continue reading Getting Real