Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fashion Sense

They call it hip hop fashion-low hanging pants, but does anybody else think that guys wearing their pants lower than their butts is a bit silly. I don’t get it. You get a pair of pants too large for you and then wear them hanging off your butt, and keep grabbing your crotch to make sure the pants don’t fall off. Why?

Then again why bother with the pants? Skip them all together and go around in your undies. Much more easier.

According to US critics of the fashion says it was popularized by ex-convicts, whose prison clothes came without belts, meaning their pants often sagged below the waistline.

I've seen some them going around over and I’ve seen lighter versions of this walking around on Sri Lankan roads as well. It’s very rare in SL, but it’s there. Hopefully it won’t catch on with our buggers.

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it hilarious, but man... some people a plain craaazy. Oh well, each onto their own insanity :)

Note: the pics are not mine, took them off google :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Man it’s getting colder…brrrr…

The cold is not a big thing, but coupled with the wind, it’s not that great. The temperature was down I think up to 5C during the past week. This wouldn’t bother me much but the only hassle is getting up in the morning is next to impossible to do. He he. All you want to do is curl up inside the blanket and sleep till the sun shines on your back. At least at home mother dearest would make it a priority to kick my lazy ass out of bed and out of the house. :D My roomy’s in the same boat as me. I’m the one who has to wake him up most times. In the end, we usually walk into office around 10:00. Luckily nobody’s keeping time he he :D hmm it’s an easy guess what it’s like during the weekends eh.

Still haven’t had time to do any sight seeing in Toronto, but we’ve managed to go around Mississauga for the time being. Must really do some sight seeing before winter comes a knocking.

Halloween night is nigh and the ghosties, ghoulies, witches and goblins all come out to play. I hope I won’t get gobbled up by one of the undead. Although becoming a vampire is not such a bad deal is it. People seem to be getting ready for it with fervor. A lot of horror movies on TV to keep me entertained :D

Heard the sad news of the death of maestro Khemadasa, a truly gifted musician who has brought fame to our little island. A great loss to the country. Doesn’t it always seem that people who are worth something to the world keeps dying off and the worthless shits just keeps hanging on and on? Karma or whatever you call it, I don’t know.

Leaf covered path

Lonely Tree

A nice place to relax

Getting ready for winter

A green carpet

Oh Canada...

Distant cousins of Daffy's

Stylish bugger with a punk hairdo

Mini muscle cars

Mini muscle cars

Hmm I just noticed, I do take a lot of pictures of tress…and don’t like taking pics of people…Oh well :D

And yes… I bought toys…no correction, scaled models :D

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life… so it goes on…

Well it’s been two weeks in Canada, and so far so good. We got a nice fully furnished 8th storey apartment with a cool view, with plenty of space. So living it up at the moment. However the apartment is not that close to the office so we have a commute, which is not bad coz there’s a good bus service in town.

Buses go in a strict time table, which is great, unless you miss the bus. They don’t have hundreds of buses racing with each other like in good old SL, where you can catch any old bus any old time. You miss the bus here and you have to wait till the time the next bus comes. Buses are really not for emergencies. It’s really nice to see ordered roads, straight as the eye can see, something we dream of in good old SL.

There are two of us in the apartment and living with someone needs a bit of getting used to, especially for a loner like me. A bit of new territory for me, but luckily I seem have a knack for adapting for anything. May friend is also quite ok and so far no problems.

Had a long weekend, which is quite a rare thing. When there’s a holiday, people take and max out of it. Friday night the two of us had a bit of a booze session and slept till very late both on Saturday and Sunday. Monday went to the T20 finals. This happened coz a friend who lives here called up and invited us out, otherwise me go for a match? Never would have happened he he :D . The whole place was full. Man, there are a lot Sri Lankans and Pakistanis over here. The parking areas were full up, so the cops must have made a nice haul by giving tickets to all the vehicles parked on the roads.

Anywhooo...some more pics.


View from the apartment

Apartment Building

Buildings in Town

Another view from the apartment

Square One Mall

Cruzing on the Highwaaayyy...

Colors of Autumn

Golden leaves

Colours of Autumn

Gates to nowhere

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Things do change a lot in short time period. I’m out of good old Sri Lanka at the moment. Office has packed me and another collegue off to Canada for training / working program for a project that we are working on. Will be gone for about 4-6 months. Yipee, lucky old me. Since our parent company is Canadian, our people are regularly sent to Canada for work.

Left SL at 00:15 hours on the 29th to Dubai, where there was a four hour transit. From there, straight on to Toronto. I tell you, being stuck on a plane for 14 hours straight is NOT a fun thing to do. Luckily it was a daylight flight, so at least could enjoy the view.

Nearly 24 hours after leaving SL, and thanks to the rotating earth, landed in Toronto at about 4:30pm on the 29th. We get a nice apartment courtesy of the office, so getting settled in at the moment. The weather at the moment is like Nuwaraeliya in December, overcast most of the time. Winter is coming soon so must brace myself for that. Hopefully I won’t turn into a frozen human popsicle.

I’ve put some pics for now, more will follow later.


Dubai Airport

Snow Capped mountains of Greenland