Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fate and her impeccable timing

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Such a B**** she is. Couldn’t wait 30 seconds till I shut down the machine. Yeah, my laptop and router are fried thanks to whomever the bastard that is in charge of lightning. The first strike of the night and he had to come looking for me. Bah Humbug. Might be out of commission for a while.

In any case, I want to wish all of you guys and gals out there the very best of the season.

Rock on!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Trees, Trees, and more Tress

With a history dating far back as 1371, Royal Botanic Gardens, better known as the Paradeniya Gardens, is a national treasure that we should be proud of. It was initiated during the reign of King Wicramabahu III, and made into a Royal Garden by King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe. It gained its current botanical garden state during the colonial times, under the direction of Alexander Moon. The idea was to use the gardens as a testing ground for crop cultivation, such as Rubber, Coffee, Nutmeg, etc, before mass cultivation.

The garden covers an area of 60 hectares and is bordered by the River Mahaweli on three sides. It is home to around 10,000 plants and trees from around the world. In addition, there are many species of animals calling this place home.

They have a good web site with lots of information so anyone interested and check it out.

Y'all have a super duper weekend :D

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Orchids Galore

Took a little trip up to Kandy last week, and thought I’d pop into the botanical gardens to get some pics. It was there that these pretty little ladies caught my eye, hiding in the Orchid house. Unfortunately I don’t know their names.

Apparently, the Orchid family, or Orchidaceae if you want to get technical, is the largest family of flowering plants, with 880 listed genera and about 22,000 accepted species. That’s about four times the number of mammal species. Orchids can be found in every nook and cranny of the world, except for deserts and glaciers. They can even be found in the extreme colds above the Arctic Circle. Anyway, I’m not going to go into a Botany lesson here, but those who are interested are more than welcome to check out wiki.

Aint Mother Nature Cool!!! :D

Friday, December 04, 2009

Random Drivel

Well, I managed to get through the exams without turning my brain into mush. Was a bit stressed out since I only had a few days to study, thanks to this little thing called work. Oh well, hopefully have gotten through. Free for couple of weeks, till classes start again.

The goings on of the country are quite depressing don’t you think. Difficult to imagine where we are heading to. The future is unpredictable and it is scary. I blame the game of politics, politicians and their non-exhaustive greed for money and power. To me politics, especially Sri Lankan politics, is like a bunch of rabid monkeys fighting over a basket of rotten mangoes. How i wish all assholes would just vanish into thin air. *poof*. It would solve a lot of problems. I want my paradise isle back...

Anyway, don’t want to clutter my blog with drivel. Been catching up on my reading these days. Currently on a spree of Stephen King (All Hail!) titles. Finished Cujo couple of days back and now going through Duma Key. Get my mind off the shit that is happening. There must be sales in bookstores now, this being the season and all. Must take a look and get my hands on some new books.

Speaking of the seasons, feel a little guilty about celebrating, since saying I’m religious is an understatement. Haven’t been to a church for a long time, makes an appearance on Christmas day to make the parents happy, but other than that...nada.

This post is a bunch of nonsense :P

Sometimes i wish i could trade places with this bugger. Funny, still haven't named him. no point really, since he never listens to me.