Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR



At the end of the year

Thanks for those who hated me,

They made me a stronger person.

Thanks to those who loved me,

They made my Heart Bigger.

Thanks to those who were worried about me,

They let me know that they cared about me.

Thanks to those who left me,

They made me realize that nothing lasts forever.

Thanks to all my Friends...

Who supported me throughout Year!
WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


be safe and have fun!!!

Adios!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Choices in Life

hello there to you all again..

this post is not completely what I write but then something that struck me... Its an email that I got, but then it just touches your heart you know...

It shows that a choice that you make may make a thousand people unhappy but one person happy... a person who would never get another chance.. that i would say is worth more than satisfying a thousand other people!!

read on and give your comments... 

WOULD YOU HAVE MADE THE SAME CHOICE IF YOU WERE IN A SIMILAR SITUATION????

At a fund raising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question:

'When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?'

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. 'I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.'

Then he told the following story:

Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, 'Do you think they'll let me play?' I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father I also understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.

I approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, 'We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning.'

Shay struggled over to the team's bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt. I watched with a small tear in my eye and warmth in my heart. The boys saw my joy at my son being accepted.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three.

In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as I waved to him from the stands.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again.

Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.

At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game?

Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.

However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact.

The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed.

The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay.

As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.

The game would now be over.

The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman.

Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.

Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman's head, out of reach of all team mates.

Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, 'Shay, run to first! Run to first!'

Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base.

He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.

Everyone yelled, 'Run to second, run to second!'

Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base.

By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball . the smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team.

He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head.

Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.

All were screaming, 'Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay'

Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, 'Run to third! Shay, run to third!'

As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, 'Shay, run home! Run home!'

Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team

'That day', said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, 'the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world'.

Shay didn't make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making me so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!

AND NOW A LITTLE FOOT NOTE TO THIS STORY:

We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the 'natural order of things.'

So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice:

Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process?

A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it's least fortunate amongst them.

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now after reading this, what is going on in your mind??

just sit and think for a minute... how many times have you acted in a similar way??? every day we encounter people who are less fortunate than us.. but still do we care about them?? do we think for a minute if there is ever a way for us to change their lives so that they can live a better life?? 

it all depends on the choices that we make.. the story above.. i dont know if its true or not.. but then what matters is what is being said by the story. how those other boys treated this boy Shay.. one team could have refused to let him play.. the other team could have took him down and been the hero themselves.. but what ever the age they may be, the thought that they got in their mind. that is what is unique in here....

with that said, leaving you with this final saying which I always say... "Life is all about living. You Have to live to experience the way life is but be warned that living is not an easy thing to do in your life."

have a great day...
Adios!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sri Lanka and Porn

hey there...

well might be wondering what exactly this post is all about eh?? it also something out of the box from the kind of posts that i post..

well nothing much.. in the recent past there has been a lot of talk in SL about porn or rather pornography... especially internet porn. of course i dont think i need to tell you what porn is eh? if you dont know then its better that you stop reading now and go and find out what porn is and then come back.

well all this "halabaloo" in the country started if im not wrong last year.. when the government decided to start banning porn websites in Sri Lanka as they apparently wernt good for the Sri Lankan culture and etc etc.... and starting this year the police along with the TRC have started banning porn websites... that too in batches of 50 or 100... good.. very good... then there were news reports during last week where local porn actors and actresses were identified and their photos published on newspapers and apparently few of them were arrested by the police with public help.. 

good.. very good.. BUT.. lets get to the point. why ban porn in Sri Lanka. And is there any use in it? how effective is this measure?? what are the impacts?? lets discuss...

first.. why BAN porn?? good question.. but the answer is they never banned porn now.. pornography as long as i know was always banned in Sri Lanka. In this country where culture and traditions are valued more, i guess no one would appreciate the idea of two unknown teenagers or young adults having a private moment eh?? its true that its not their business but then hey.. we live in Sri Lanka!!! we always think of others and assess if what others are doing is correct or not ryt!! we are not in US or UK when by 15, guys n gals leave their parents and find their own place to stay!! we live in SL where even at 30 or 40 you still live with your parents!! so i guess porn wasnt supported since old ages and has always been banned.. except that like in every other matter, the law was not looked upon very much! no one cared about the law. so it flourished!! after all, we Sri Lankans do have a reputation to copy foreigners and their cultures dont we?? so we try to do what they do. Porn may be legal in those countries but then here down in SL, to my best knowledge it isnt... so the question of why banning it is answered..

now that we know that porn is banned.. is there any use in it?? well i mean yes there is a use... try to build a better cultured society eh?? but do we really care?? i mean this is similar to drugs... yes its banned.. but then isnt it in circulation or being used by the people?? i mean, seriously.. think abt this.. is banning a thing the solution to this kind of viral problem?? drugs?? did the ban help?? rather it keeps growing!! same theory here.. guy who was visiting one website all these time may visit 20 other sites after one site is blocked as he found new ones.. so any use in banning it?

in my personal opinion, this banning porn websites story is just a make up story.. i mean banning isnt going to work. these stuff are what should be taught morally. yes it is true that every person would go thru that stage where he/she gets the interest.. its human nature.. but then to control it.. thats wat needs to be taught.. morally.. parents.. school.. elders.. tell the kids what these are.. why these are wrong.. priests and pastors.. tell the gathering why these are wrong.. explain to them the situation and what the impacts of these will be in the context of a SRI LANKAN society!!! make them understand.. then this will stop naturally.. instead of this, we in this society think that even talking about this is a sin!! when schools try to educate children, parents go mad and start protesting.. THIS IS BASIC EDUCATION!!! THE CHILD NEEDS THESE TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE!! we live in a society where all these stuff like rape and abuse is at a high level.. 76 year old grandfathers raping their own grand daughters... what is this?? did the grandfather learn all this by watching porn 60 years ago?? what cow dung is this!! if the grandfather and the grand daughter had been taught about this, both would have known the impact. the old guy would have known its wrong while the girl would have known how to identify the situation and escape from it!! but what do we do?? stop people teaching these.. god!!! wonder how exactly this is going to help!! make your own decision!

next lets talk on how effective these measures are.. i mean seriously.. do you believe that banning a few sites is going to work?? according to a new item published on Ada Derana website 2 days back, it says that the Police n TRC have taken measures to ban 800 (eight hundred) websites (http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=10626). I did a simple research on the internet.. nothing much.. just to find out how many porn websites are there on the internet. you probably would be surprised at the number if your not a person who is much into how the internet works.. the number is.. 4200000 ( four million two hundred thousand) according to a research done sometime back. probably in 2009 i guess. this accounted for 12% of all the websites available on the internet.. and the 800 sites we have banned in Sri Lanka accounts to only 0.019% of the 4.2million sites.. in addition to this 2500000000 (two billion five hundred million) EMAILS containing pornography is sent EVERY DAY!!! 42.7% of all internet users access porn!!! and banning EIGHT HUNDRED sites?? are we joking or what?? who is fooling who?? who is the police and the TRC trying to impress by giving this news items on banning "few" websites??
furthermore.. banning sites.. is this practical?? i mean will the ISP banning a website result in the user not being able to view the site?? of course not!! the user still can view the website.. a simple search in Google for a "proxy browsing" will turn up thousands of websites from which you can access banned websites.. so whats the use of banning this?? decide for yourselves..

impact? lol.. do we even need to talk about this topic?? clearly we can understand that this is just a measure taken to please some people.. not in the common interest of people. first think practically.. in Sri Lanka, less than 50% of the population have access to internet. out of that 50% only around 25% would probably be watching porn on the internet. and whats the use of banning these sites when they still have 4 million other sites that they still can access??

guess its time to start thinking eh???

think think... at least lets hope we can make a change in the future!!!!

Adios!!

P.S. go to http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics-pg4.html if you want more statistics on internet pornography. all the above used stats were taken from there!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

11/11/2010 - The Day That Colombo Went Underwater!!

its been long since i wrote so decided to write something to write!! and indeed its a very interesting topic to write about!!! and as the title suggests im writing abt the day that Colombo, the Financial Capital of Sri Lanka was submerged in water after just 10 hrs of rain!!!

what a day it was!! it all started on the 10th of November at around 8.00pm i guess when it started with a mild rain and then the thundering started.. along came the lightening also which is obvious (:P)... then the rain started to grow gradually... by around 11.00pm the thundering and lightening stops but not the rain which shows no signs of stopping... colombo goes to sleep... come next day and colombo wakes upto the news that Colombo has come to a half halt as many areas in Colombo have gone underwater due to the rain... roads all blocked.. schools closed after children come to skool in the morning for the term tests (term tests for public skools were to start on this day).. offices closed.. vehicles floating here and there and sum stuck in the flood (apparently including Cricket Team skipper Sanga's vehicle) and people trying to get along with day to day life among all these "halabaloo"... 

so wat exactly happened?? jst 10 hrs of rain and colombo coming under water?? WOW!! last time Colombo was underwater was in 1992 and that too after 2 days of rain.. but this time.. jst 10 hrs and its all down!!! all the way down from panadura to kelaniya and to kotte, nugegoda, every bloody place was flooded..!!

simple answer is this.. improper urban development... unplanned development of land.. what else?? filling up every small piece of land that is available for the water to go into and also hardening the ground with concrete to build big building.. when this happens there is no way for the water to go.. canals are filed by dumping garbage in them... so water cant flow that way either.. drains all blocked with building over them... its actually hard to see a proper flowing drain in colombo these days.. so how can the rain water just flow off eh?? it starts to get stagnated and then its flood!!

so i guess its no use talking... blaming the current government is no use coz every bloody government that came into power is responsible for this!!

thankfully i wasnt much affected due to this (except dat i cudnt use the computer n internet all night due to the thunder n lightening).. but got loadz of frnds whose houses were flooded n all.. 

so lets hope that at least those in power realize the seriousness of this situation n take some action.. jst cleaning the canals wudnt do i suppose!! much more has to be done...

so with that said, i guess its time to wind up.. weekend starts n time to hit the bed for sum quality sleeping sessions n sum meet ups wit frnds..

hit the Read More button below to chk out some pics of the situation yesterday... mostly collected through news websites and email messages.. 

so long...

Adios!!


THE BEST OF THE LOT!!
READ THE HOARDING FOR MORE INFO!!

The Parliament Road Submerged in water
MP's Coming to the Parliament
An Armored Car bringing in other MP's to the Parliament
The Parliament of Sri Lanka ( WOW )

MP's getting down from the Military vehicles at the Parliament!!
















Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New life @ APIIT

long time since i last wrote n there's lots that has happened.... phew.... so here i go...

so since 31st of August 2010 on which day I was officially declared an Old Boy of the place that i called my second home for 13.5 long years.. a place where i learned many things... a place that is so close to me.. a place that i made friends that last forever... etc etc etc, I now start a new life at another place that I hope to call my second home for the next 3 years... yes... with school over... OL's n AL's over... Results out... i now start my university life.. PHEW!!! and this place that i intend to call my new second home is APIIT...

started my B.Sc. (Hons) Computing (Software Engineering) around two weeks back.. two weeks and its ok upto now... not bad... looks ok.. OS n C Programming are the best modules!!! also fun these two modules...

seriously its been only 3 weeks (1 week orientation + 2 weeks lectures) n APIIT is different it seems... when u look at the way guys n gals go to all these other places like ANC, ACBT, ICBT etc etc etc its like u can c a clear difference... professional attire, strict disciplines etc... its definitely not the place for guys who cant b controlled.. or rather funky or gangsta kinda ppl...

n e way... really tired after a long day today....

also congradz to da Thora Water Polo Team 2010 for winning the 1st leg of the Hayman's.... that was one hell of a kick ass match... hope u guys give a even better performance at the 2nd leg n bring the trophy back to where it belong guys...

off now...
nice day to all of u guys..

Adios!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

COMMONWEALTH GAMES DELHI 2010 - OPENING CEREMONY

OMG!!!! What can I say.. Im actually speechless... missed the live coverage of the Opening Ceremony yesterday and after some time searching on the web finally found a good recorded version of it and just finished watching it!!! AND NOW IM SPEECHLESS!!!

WHAT AN OPENING CEREMONY IT WAS!!! one ceremony that ive watched which was complete... Matched or probably exceeded the standards set by the 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony in China two years ago!!! it was wonderful.. the music, the choreography, the dance, the rhythms, the lights, the fireworks, the... what can I say... it was complete.. everything in place with very very few errors!!!!

every culture that I know that existed in India plus even more were showcased!!! im just out of words to express what I saw in the video!! imagine, its so spectacular watching it on video.. how would it have been to watch it live sitting inside the stadium!!! WOW!! that is one experience that I someday want to have!!

Let me give my comments on the ceremony..

The main attraction of the ceremony was the "Aerostat". The aerostat is a helium filled balloon that was suspended in mid air in the middle of the stadium and on its edges all around videos were projected on. At the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese brought on a large screen on the ground and it followed suit to be on the ground at the FIFA ceremonies too (opening n closing) and then here at Delhi, the screen was suspended in mid air 25meters above the ground above everyone on the stadium. even above the pavilions.. this was superb.

coming back to the events, the events kicked off with the arrival of the dignitaries. India's president, Former President, PM, and other top officials then the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles representing the Queen of England was also present along with 4 other heads of states... after they arrived, the Indian national anthem was played n then the countdown began as its always the case in opening ceremonies!!!

when the countdown reached 0 started the fun fare!!! hundreds of drummers started coming out from almost every part of the stadium with so many different kind of drums. at the center stage was a child.. a six year old kid playing the tabla like a professional!!! awesome!! the other hundreds or probably thousands of drummers were following his beats!!! this goes on for sometime and then they rearrange themselves in a certain pattern for the next event..

now the next event was the most surprising.. usually at sporting event opening ceremonies, only after all the celebrations are over do the nations parade take place.. but here it was different. it took place at the start!! the nations start coming out ausi first (former hosts), india last (current hosts) n the rest in alphabetical order. 71 nations and territories with the 6000+ sportsmen walkout to a stadium filled with 60000 ppl cheering them!! superb.. drums beating in the background and comperes announcing the names of the nations and the cheers of ppl... the most heart touching incident was that when the Pakistan squad entered!! now knowing India Pakistan conflict, expecting a standing ovation welcome from the audience was so touching!! the commentators on TV are like over exited i guess.. they start talking abt friendship and etc etc.. but it was a true show of friendship!!! then after all 70 other nations walked out, lastly walked out India to receive the loudest cheer ever. at the end of the parade all athletes were given seats at the edges of the grounds so that they too could witness the ceremony live rather than watching it on TV from inside the dressing rooms... 

then the speeches started coming.. first from the Chairmen of the Organizing Committee who was boo'ed at and jeered by the crowd after all the allegations that surfaced recently against him regarding corruption!! in my opinion he deserved it but i dont think the opening ceremony was the place to show it. then spoke the  Commonwealth Games Federation chairmen after which the Indian PM spoke and then the Baton relay comes in but in the video i watched this part is missing.. it straight goes to the part where Indian president makes her speech and then declares the games open!!
the Commonwealth Games Flag is then hoisted by the Indian Army with the Army band playing in the background after which the Indian flag bearer takes the Athletes Oath for all the athletes and then begins all the fun!!

first up a program dedicated to learning. A Boo Tree is formed with the Aerostat used as the branches and a structure being lifted in the middle... looks wonderful!!! the aerostat changes color to shades of green and a structure with drapes hanging around it is pulled up and then green light is put on it... looks awesome! then the dancers.. hundreads of dancers of 4  or 5 different types representing the seasons... that was superb.. best part was that like in all ceremonies, the dance wasnt faced onto one side.. all 4 sides had 4 groups doing the same thing so that everyone saw it clearly.. that was a good idea!!

then came along a tribute to Yoga.. the traditional exercise method practiced by many people around the world.... it was so attractive as it wasnt shown for a good amount of time but the end of the yoga tribute was the best where a illuminated structure of a person in "diyanam" or spiritual sitting position being drawn up from the center of the stadium right below theaerostat... around 1000 people did yoga in that stadium at that moment.. all in a synchronized manner doing what they their group should do at that moment.. superb.
 
then next up was one of the most spectacular events!!! wow.. jst superb... it was apparently done by the Indian Railways... in my own words i would describe it the Indian Train.. a train with compartments that showed the common scenes around india.. a tribute to the common indian citizen... the common workers.. the politicians, the sweetmeat shops, the bangle shops, the cinema industry, the bicycles, and what more.. the list just goes on... a train that went all around the stadium... and in the background there were dancers and other people in bikes.. some bikes with larger than life size structure of the different kinds of turbans worn in different parts of india... then some showing the way how almost 50-100 bricks are carried by one single person at the same time n number of huge clay pots being carried by women etc.. it was so colourful.. then the tuk-tuk's...

then was yet another tribute event.. this time to the father of India and a person that I admire very much Mahatma Ghandhi. yet another creative aspect was that 3 sand artists including the world renowned and award winning Sudarshan Patnaik made a sand art of the Independence march of Ghandhi on a large sand board which was also being shown on the aerostat screen when they were doing it.. and at the same time, a an illuminated figure of Ghandhi was also hoisted up from the middle which drew more attention..

after this yet again the the fund and dancing started.. this time with dancers from all around the india in the traditional local dance in their traditional dresses.. with people singing in middle between them.. was so wonderful!!!

then came the climax!!! the great world renown oscar award winner A.R.Rahman!!! the crowd just went mad when he entered the stadium!!! he performed the CWG 2010 Theme song and his Oscar Award Winning song Jai Ho!!! the crowds were singing all along with him at the same time!!! it was superb!!! and the background dancers were also great... then in addition the dancers who came for the program before were also on the ground dancing to the tunes.. and to add to all that the crowd!!! and the athletes!! just couldnt have their feet on their crowd!!!

so with that came to an end one of the most spectacular opening ceremonies ive ever seen.. at the moment of writing this post, im downloading the HD version of the opening ceremony aired by BBC One with the extra videos and stuff that were cut off by DD National for commercial breaks...

so after all the negative criticism and accusations and all the halabaloo, India has pulled itself together to show to the world that even they CAN!! and what a show it was.. i watched some clips over the net where BBC had interviewed some athletes who were already settled in in the games village.. and guess what.. they say that the facilities available are better than those that were said to be in the media!! seems like the media were too harsh eh? anyway its no time to talk about all those now.. got dinner to eat...

got some pictures below after the break.. and also the highlights videos.. so click the Read More button to view the pictures and the videos!!!

Adios!!!








COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 - OPENING CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Commonwealth Games 2010 | My Views and Comments!!

Commonwealth Games... a multi-sport even organized once in every 4 yrs by the Commonwealth Games Federation where teams from member nations of the Commonwealth of Nations participate. Most of the nations are those that were ruled by the British Monarch in the past. 54 countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations but around 70+ teams usually participate in the games as certain independent states of countries send in separate teams.

By now anyone reading this article probably knows that the latest edition of this games is to be held in New Delhi in India starting on the 3rd of October n goes on for almost 2 weeks after which the Commonwealth Para Games will begin in the same venue.
With less than a few days more to go for the Opening Ceremony, so much controversy has surrounded the sporting event!!! Infrastructure Problems, Health Problems, Accommodation, and mainly Corruption and many more.. 
During the last few weeks there i havent seen a single day pass by without a news regarding some problem with the CWG being published!! While reading all this, some thoughts just struck me...

First of all, we all know that India is a country that is in the South Asian region. And there isnt much difference between India and the other 7 South Asian countries.. knowing all this, why did they in the first place award the hosting rights to India ??? couldnt the 42 nations who voted for India think of these problems in 2003 during the bidding process?? or was this a conspiracy theory by some wealthy nations to bring down India by awarding the games and knowing they may fail so that they can downgrade the country??? cant understand why!!

Then the Media!! especially the Indian media!! common guys.. lets be fair shall v?? its your own country... try to be nice!! its you who should be supporting the country while the someone is against it!! you shouldnt be supporting those against the country!! thats like being a traitor... 

true that there have been corruption taking place... we all can agree on it.. but then its India... people are like that... you cant just change people with the click of your fingers!! that cant happen and that will never happen!!! but still look at the positive side!!! even though people have done corruption, taken money, still hasnt a good job been done?? the infrastructure been improved quite a lot... new venues, etc etc... what not talk about those?? why talk about the corruption only? talk about the new road.. new or renovated stadiums, new transport facilities... with all that, talking only about corruption is unfair!! if your doing a media coverage, then be fair and balanced!! never be biased to the bad side only.. talk about the good side too... ive seen very few media coverage of the new facilities and infrastructure but hundreds of news items on the corruption. not so good you know..

then the infrastructure!! why are you complaining?? iam asking this question from those athletes and nations who are complaining about them... if you can come to countries like Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and some countries in Africa for vacation and can stay, why cant you stay in a country that is trying to provide a better service to you than what you get as a tourist?? how come?? concerned about health issues??? then why are you even doing sports?? if your doing sports, you should understand the fact that you will have to go to foreign countries to compete.. if you cant do that then why not leave without complaining and give another person who is willing to participate a chance?? your not doing a thin and not allowing another person to do something also.. 

complaining saying the stadiums are not world class!!! what bull crap is that?? only if the stadiums are world class will you people compete in them or what?? always remember that there are thousands of athletes out their who are better than you who arnt able to compete with you people only because they dont have the proper means to get thru to the would stage!! give those people in those poor countries in Africa and Asia and all your records will be broken in a few days time!!! know that!!! and also know that they are ready to compete in even worse conditions than what you would consider the worst!! so be happy for what you get... compete and make your country proud rather than complaining and pulling out and all... all those acts show how unsportsmanlike you are... i mean seriously. get a life!!! all you people were born naked!!! not with cloths worth thousands wrapped around you!!! take a look at life... look at how life is in the other side of the world!! look how some of your very own country's acts make the lives of so many miserable in these countries!!! understand the truth!!!

now for those complaining indians!! stop it will ya!! your country is trying to do something good for yourself and you try to tear that apart by complaining?? people are trying to do their best with the best they've got and your complaining?? why not you take up the task if you think your so good at it??? 

especially for the CWG Official Anthem made by A.R.Rahman.. such a wonderful song!!! and your comparing it to Waka Waka??? how dare you?? A.R.Rahman is a double Oscar winner!! and Shakira not even one!!  how is it even possible to compare the both?? Waka Waka was written for a completely different audience... This song is for some one different!! Shakira has a different culture!! We ASIANS have a different culture!! how can they even be compared?? its lyk listening to a Classical song and a Rock Song and saying Classical sucks!! no it doesnt!! go deep into the song... understand the meaning of it!! Waka Waka has no connection to football ever!! its a soldiers march song!! and wasnt even written by Shakira!! she jst remade it!! and Rahman made a completely new song!!.. understand these facts!!

and common... the most important part!! india is hosting this for the very first time!!! so dont expect everything to be perfect!!

get sum life guys.. stop complaining abt everything n start appreciating wat u have!! world will b a much better place that way!!!

Adios!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Horton Place Suicide Man

so you all probably know about this story by now....

this is about the man who on the wee hours of the 14th of September (yesterday) climbed the 40 feet or so high skeleton structure used for a cutout of Mahinda Rajapakse during the Presidential Elections and protested that the president either comes and meets him or be given a chance to meet the president over his grievances else he would drink poison and jump off the tower and commit suicide!!

now... why this post?? well just wanted to write my opinions on this incident, how it was handled by the emergency teams (police and fire brigade) etc..

well we all know what happened.. this man apparently climbed this towering structure at around 5.00am in the morning yesterday, placed a few banners along the way up saying why he was doing it and then went to the top wearing a motocycle jacket and a helmet with his face covered with a handkerchief... this guy apparently had some grievances of his own which he wanted to say to the president directly as he was unfairly treated according to him so he is taking this decision.. probably nobody noticed this guy on top of the tower untill light came.. i say this because, this incident started spreading on the news at around 7am in the morning, probably when people started going to work noticed this guy and then the media got there before the emergency services as there are video clips showing the emergency crews arriving at the scene... well he climbed up... media came.. emergency crews came.. what next?? get da damn man down... what happened?? the police started "negotiating" with him... WHAT NONSENSE??? 

in the first place, why did the police ever get to negotiating with him?? ok.. lets say to get to know why he was up there.. well they got to know that he wants to kill himself... why keep negotiating with him??? find a way to get him down will ya.... but they kept negotiating!!! aiyoo aiyoo... Lankawe policiya!!!

it was shown in the TV news that the fire brigade in the first place, filled the area around the structure with those protective cushions used during High Jump events at athletics...

with all this, and traffic jamming up the roads around the area, the emergency services kept negotiating with this man and after 16 hours of negotiating with this man, finally got him to get down after a Presidential Adviser came to the scene and spoke with him. And then he was taken away by the police in an ambulance!!

now.. this is how the emergency services responded in this scene... lets see how they could have responded...

first of all... we live in SL... when this man demanded saying that he wanted to meet the president or wanted an appointment with the president, why couldnt the police just say that his appointment was fixed and that he could come down?? simple isnt it??? after all, ever heard of a politician keeping his promise?? let alone the government!!

second option.. the fire brigade had in their possession those protective cushions... and they even laid them around the pole... so why couldnt they just make the person unconscious in some way and he would have a free fall towards the ground but would land safely due to the cushions... then he could have been taken away.

third option.. the man was threatening to consume poison... so why not make him have poison.. as long as i know except for cyanide no other poison kills immediately.. so he could have taken poison... then when becoming unconscious fall onto the cushions and then the police could have taken him to the hospital with was less than 5 mins away from the area of the incident and then could have saved him..

they could have used these methods, but they stuck to negotiating!!! and the result?? almost 12 hours of traffic congestion around the area and difficulties for the public!!

imagine.. such a small incident... a single man, on top a a pole structure.. unarmed... and it has taken 16 hours to get this guy down.. imagine how long it would take if someone pulls off a hostage situation?? probably days is my guess!!!

in my opinion... the emergency crew just exaggerated the incident.. probably coz this was their first time as ive never heard of such an incident happening in the recent past happening... so they either didnt have the experience on how to tackle the problem or they just wanted to drag on for publicity... what ever the reason was, it wasnt good. i mean.. if they didnt know how to tackle a situation like this, then how are they emergency response teams?? or they did it for publicity?? shame on them!!

any way the situation is over now.. the guy has come down.. He has been identified as Asanga de Soyza. He apparently went up to seek justice for the injustice that happened to his wife who was a volunteer counselor in the Army... he has been arrested and now remanded for disturbing peace...

In certain news reports it is also reported that he was admitted to the Colombo hospital yesterday night and he walked out of the hospital despite the objection of the doctors..

and now it is said that after being remanded by the courts, the judge has also directed the police to send him for a psychiatrist’s evaluation to see if the guy is mad or he did it for real reasons.. 

another twist in this story is that now the Fraud Bureau has informed the courts that he was a man wanted in a vehicle fraud case.. so wonder if he was trying to prove himself not guilty.. who knows... fella isnt speaking out na... but looking at the pics, I think he's a bit off his head as he seems to be smiling after he was arrested and remanded today... 

in another twist, another man, who had transported a mobile phone to this guy by climbing the structure was arrested yesterday by the police for aiding this man... i mean.. wat nonsense?? he was trying to help by establishing communication.. and getting arrested for that?? gosh!!!!

and after all, seems like the authorities have finally learn a lesson... the structure which was put up in January this year for Presidential Elections, was never brought down despite the cutout being removed.. but after yesterdays event, the fire brigade took immediate steps to bring down the structure yesterday night itself!!! (how thoughtful) at least now!!!

now that they have had experience, hope the emergency services in Colombo act in a better way in the future!!! at least hope they use their brains...

anyone wanna test them by climbing the WTC??? ha ha.. jst kidding..

n e way.. if u got n e ideas like that, pls inform before hand!!!

Adios!!