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Stupid Soaps : No respect for viewers?

Does any one know how many soaps are run on Lankan TV these days? And its not just TV, they're on radio as well...The thing is most of them are really stupid! Granted, soaps do not have to be based on 'Booker prize' scripts, but PUH LEEEEZE the plots these people come up with!!
Just tune in to Swarnavahini's Gauthami or Sirasa's Kavya to get my point *rolls eyes*
Why do these ppl have to copy-cat indian soaps?? Its not just the plots either! Why on earth is Vasuda (in Vasuda at Sirasa) wearing a mangala sutra ??? Hellooo Sirasa ! Get a reality check NOW! Since when did Sinhalese women weart those? And the garish make up plus the gaudy makeup these women seem to be smearing themselves with...!
I personally have never met anyone who waers saris at home...My mother tells me that her mother, my grandmother wore saris at home ages ago... But the women in these soaps are wearing all these heavy gaudy saris at home all the time???

The recipe for a Lankan Soap:
A heroine who wi…

Meme : Booked by 3

From Booked by 3Name up to 3 books you think everyone should read.To kill a mocking birdThe God of Small things
Captain Corelli's mandolinName up to 3 authors you think everyone should read.Terry PratchettDostovskyIssac Asimov
Name up to 3 books no one should read.
Anything by Jackie Collins - i've only read ONE book by her and i cant even remeber its name...It put me off her for good!
Timeline by Micheal Crichton - Normally I love this guy, and normally i LOVEanything to do with quantum physics (because i love qubits) but this one was just too implausible...It started off well, but halfway through the book it lost its magic.
Children of the Lion by Carl Muller - I'm a sucker for fantasy, but this had too much! It was like drinking sherbet that had waaaaaaay too much sugar

Blog fantasy

I just had this crazy idea about blogs. as in where blogs would be in 1000 yrs?
hmm maybe some researcher of socialogy or whatever will scavenge through the long-lost blogs of the present day to understand how ppl (we) lived, ...you know like a modern day historian digging up stone slabs...!
blah i think i have way too much imagination !! :(

Re-design finished!

Jubilation!
I finally finished the restructuring of my research project... So now all i have to do is train to on a few more data and finish the GUI..Ahh coding!! After ages and ages of error analysis and wrting xfst code and tons of regular expressions and after being submerged in finite state automatas it seems such fun to do some java :) maybe i should put some graph thingies in it.. although i dont rally think im going to get extra credit for adding fancy cutesy gui stuff. lol! but its sooo much fun to play around innit? thank god for netbeans!!

Jinxed

It just occurred to me the strange way that things come up when we're hoping they wont...Like, you have a big assignment due the next day, so you stay up all night typing, and think - Gosh I hope the printer wont run out of ink and the next day -> WHAM! Your cartridge's empty!! Or you're out of paper. (Cringes)
Why do these things happen?!! Nobody knows...

Re-design

Having finished reviewing the paper on Quantum Computing I started on my research project. Well its supposed to be all finished (since i handed down the thesis a week ago) but i have a couple of weeks to add some finishing touches before the defence... Actually it IS finished and working, but something about the design bothers me. So im sort of re-designing the lexicon structure, in a way that wont affect the thesis!! :)
i need to work on the GUI as well..Re-designing is boooring, since all i need to do is shuffle the contents of the lexicons so that i get ONE core lexicon and no redundencies. So the cerebral effort needed is zilch.
i was going to start coding the GUI when i realized my working code is in the uni lab computer. bummer! so i have to start it tomo, as uni is opening tomo after the Vesak holidays.
so meantime im stuck with shuffling the lexicons, trying to remove the redundant verb roots...
For those of you who are wondering what the heck Im talking about, my research is a p…

Meme : Booked by 3

From Booked by 3 at Shelly's Bookshelf.

Name up to 3 characters:
You wish were real so you could meet them. : Carrot in Discworld series - this guy is so charming- and honest and straight as an arrow : why dont i meet guys like this ?? Bridgett from Bridget Jones diary - she's so real and reflects all those'girly' stuff that we go throughTed Brautigan from Hearts in Atlantis - i found his character fascinating, more so because this book only vaugely hints at what he is and what he does
You would like to be. : Elizabeth from P&P - wow who wouldnt?! this is one tough gal! Go jane austen!!
Arwen from LOTR - huh wishful thinking! Arwen is this elven princess...
Angua from Discword - she's part warewolf but really shes not evil (...AND she's Carrot's sort of girl friend)
That scare you. :
Milady from The Three Musketeers...Yikes what a scheming witch! Read this about a decade ago, but she still gives me goosebumps
The Mule from The Second Foundation : Ew this guy…

Rain Rain, Go Away

Whoa the past two days have been pouring!!!
Who said 'its always calmest before a storm'? It sould be 'its always HOTTEST before a storm'. Today was a little better. Yesterday we had torrential rain the whole day. Its pretty normal to have hot, humid, rainy weather in May so when it started raining yesterday morning, that was just typical May weather. But then just as I was measuring coconut milk to make watalappan Ammi started shouting that the lobby is flooded! It turned out that the balcony was being bombarded with the pouring rain, and water was coming inside!!! And i found that my room was getting wet too. The reason being out roof was leaking!!! Arghh!!! That has never happened before! Anyway, it meant that i have a personal indoor swimming pool. Cool huh?

I think it was 'coz the rain was coming down almost horizontally. The roof was leaky in several places and we had to move furniture to avoid them getting wet. Damn it! There went my leasurely holiday :( And …

my first post

Owing to some random cerebral process, i suddenly decided that i should have a BLOG! It came out of the blue really...hmm weird how the mind works init? i mean, here i am with tons of work to do and im writing this...
i probably should be finishing my project..:(
Arghhh only two more months to go! And the end of free education...Should i be feeling so happy that im finishing uni? i thought i would be bummed out. It'd mean the end of 'undergrad' status for one thing, and i'd be expected to be a resposible person with common sense!!!
Well whatever...its too hot to get philosophical. Maybe its global warming- or is it? its always hot in May.
I have to review a paper as well. Quantum Computing by Shor. hmm... maybe i should log off and do some work.