Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 3 - Please forgive me, I know not what I do

Day 03 - Something I have to forgive myself for...

Grace Hopper once said that it is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

For all those times I went ahead on gut feeling driven by impulse or pure recklessness without asking permission from myself,
knowing perfectly that I'd not give permission to go ahead and say,

refuse point blank to do stupid mundane tasks for my boss,

or ride in the foot board of the bus even when there's plenty room inside,

or slap someone because they were starting to sound like a male chauvinist pig,

or watch a movie when a 3000 odd words paper is due the following day....

dear me, I ask forgiveness.

And I, forgive me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 02 - I love the way I dream

Today is Day 02, and Day 02 is Something I love about myself.

So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned...

Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever,
in Never Never Land!

I'll teach you to jump on the wind's back, and away we go!

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg!

I love it that I can still be in love with Peter Pan :)

Dear void, catch this question...

Sometimes I wonder about my life.

I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?

So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around?

I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void.

So good night, dear void.

- Kathleen Kelly on You've Got Mail

Saturday, November 6, 2010

30 days of Truth - Hate

What do I hate about myself?

I hate that most of my exciting awesome life is lived inside my own head.
I hate that I don't have the courage to be emotionally vulnerable.
Most of all I hate that I can so easily forgive what others do to me, but I cannot forgive what I do to myself.

End of day 01

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I saw the Lions reign at MCG!

And how!
Although I have never actually watched a match live on a stadium before, even in Lanka, there's something awesome in cheering for your team in another country. And the feeling is just super awesome when you actually do win!

We bought the tickets ages ago - and around 50% of the Lankans I know in Melbourne were planning to attend - never mind the weather forecast was something awful for Wednesday.

As we later found out, the 'papare band' plays at Gate 6, Southern stand and we were at Gate 3 - but we had a good Lankan crowd in that stand too - although nothing compared to Gate 6! And maaan what a crowd that was! Evidently only around 20,000 people turned up at the MCG, and I'm positive around 75% of them were Lankans!

From the vibrant blue and yellow colours, the Lion flags, the Papare music, and the loud cheer, Australia might have been playing in Sri Lanka instead of the other way round!

The loud Lankan cheering got somewhat subdued after losing 8 wickets, and thats the only time the Aussie cheering picked up - sort of. But even that died down as Malinga and Angelo made it clear that they were not giving up. And so from then on, we cheered every ball, screaming at the top of our voice when they made a run.

Yep we enjoyed every single second of it - even the four losers who had the nerve to sit in the middle of us and cheer for the other team!
Now of course everyone has the right to cheer for whoever the want, but really do you really truly feel that ecstatic when you're not even from that country to begin with? Yeah I'm talking about these 4 Indian guys who seemed to get an orgasm every time a Lankan wicket fell. Well, two might have been Lankan as they spoke Tamil but the as the other two spoke in Hindi, they were definitely Indian. I wonder if they thought they get marks for cheering the home team in a PR application. Hmmm...

On a more sombre note, we saw an elderly person - Lankan by the look of it - had suffered something like a heart attack or a stroke near Gate 6 during the intermission. The medics were performing CPR and there were some people nearby who were crying... I just hope he's OK.