Wednesday, December 26, 2012

And so 2012 comes to an end...

2012.. probably the best year in my life i would say.. so many things have happened.. so many people have come and gone in my life.. so many new experiences.. the loss of a very dear person in my life from this world and so the list continues.. its pretty long... and im pretty sure its the same for the world out there too.. from jumps from the space to tragedies and of course Gangnam Style... its pretty eventful too...

well i havnt blogged as much as the last year in this year.. mainly probably coz i was too busy.. sooo many things in my life to take care of.. so many events.. gosh.. started off the year with cousins and relatives like in the past few years.. and then the next few days went on to become very dramatic in my life.. a certain event that only very close frnds of mine wud knw of.. and then took a shap 90o turn thanks to some awesome friends in my life and to some new friends that i found through volunteering and what not.. 

some of the most interesting/remembered moments in my life are these.. 
V Awards Grand Finals
Starting up YGSL
Joining as a writer at www.cricturf.com
APIIT Entrepreneurship Week
Starting up CGYE
Starting up Connect Lanka
Trip to Malaysia, Singapore n India
Colombo +20
IYD2012
Becoming a Microsoft Student Partner
Starting my Final year in the degree
Tantalize 2012..
The Motorola Competition
APIIT Sports Extravaganza
IVD 2012
and finally passing away of my grand mother..

pretty eventfull.. lots of things learned.. lots of things gained.. lots of things lost.. 

and with the world not ending on the 21st of December and the year coming to an end, all i say is..

BRING IT ON 2013.. 

happy new year to you all..

Adios...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Life and everything else...

its been a looooooooong time.. a very very long time since ive put an update on whats been happening with me and my beautiful steady unstable awesome super duper life.. :) to be precise nearly 8-9 months i guess.. and trust me, there's a preeeeeeeeeeeeeety lot thats happened over the last few months...

life's been good i wud say.. kinda treated me well and with a bit of fairness compared to other times.. I may have taken one or two bad decisions over the time, but i know i certainly did take one particular decision that i know i will regret for quite a long time.. :) but then past is past.. time to more on i say.. 

V awards, exams, assignments, festivals, parties, tours, first family trip abroad, colombo+20, cricturf, connect, youth day, cgye, new friends, new experiences, new responsibilities, revelations, and omg.. the list just keeps going on..

Im sure everyone probably knows what V Awards is by now.. if not, just find the post i did about v awards somewhere in January this year and you will know and can watch what it is.. Post V awards i would say, life kinda took a very dramatic turn and that too in a good way.. more volunteering opportunities.. more responsibilities.. more awesome new friends.. damn.. life's been good i would say.. life's been pretty damn good. :)

then then comes the dreaded assignments and then exams.. and to my relief, i get thru them all peacefully.. i say that coz it was kinda easy for me in the first semester.. :)

and then time passes, few people opt to move out of my life which i say im perfectly ok with coz i know i have no regrets and i havent done anything wrong.. and those who know it will know it. but then again, past is past.. time to move on... lole lolz scene eka ne.. :P

damn hard to even remember whats been up in ma life.. oh yeah.. a few APIIT events.. Pool Tourny, TT Tourny, ARC Day and a few more.. 

March 2012, is kinda a memorable one for me due to very many reasons.. some i say i think i should keep private but one is that after a very long time, i got back into sports writing again. and thanks to a cricket crazy frnd and the Royal Thomian of course, i start as a writer at CricTurf writing articles about cricket and what not about cricket etc.. its been pretty awesome.. lots of cricketing events to go to.. and then the SLPL too.. (i shall write a separate article abt it later ).. then end of march comes APIIT entrepreneurship competition.. one week that me and 5 others can cherish for a long time.. shopping at places we never did for stuff we never did.. some of us doing stuff that if our parents saw would be surprised we even knew doing stuff lyk that (making fruit juices i mean.. ) and all in all, running a business of our own.. :) fun times i wud say.. and after all making a profit of 2000+ rupees.. good time.. good times.. :) and thats probably when a new guy joined the clique i wud say.. :P (those who knw, knw it.. )

April and it was some family time and that too in a different country.. a family trip to malaysia, singapore and india for two weeks.. damn.. was so happy to get back home after two weeks.. missed the country so badly.. :) (patriotic i am, arnt i.. :P ) and then starts yet another important project.. the Motorola Competition.. coming up with 4 projects from virtually no where and then 2 of them getting selected out of the 96 entries.. damn.. good feeling.. progressing pretty well at the moment.. will let the world know wat happens once its over in october.. :)

then again exams, assignments and what not.. few more apiit events.. and then its back to get V Force into action.. Colombo +20 planning starts early june.. some pretty good time.. and a few more new good frnds.. some good contacts too.. and then within that time CGYE starts too.. to knw more go to www.cgyesl.org and u can get all the info there.. :P and also YGSL (www.ygsl.lk).. and in between getting involved in the forming of a new youth organization called Connect Lanka with (www.connectsl.org) some other interested individuals and taking up some very ambitious projects.. Connect should be a very integral part of my life in the future i wud say.. and i hope it to be too..

tanta work too starts in the meantime.. part of the committee finally after missing out last year.. :) should be an interesting one this year.. (anyone willing to give ads, banners, sponsors contact me IMMEDIATELY).. in the meantime, get into the Volunteer crew of the ICC World T20 2012 tournament also to be held in SL this year.. been informed that im a team leader too.. hope to make new frnds and do a good job to too again this time.. 

i remember, back in 2009, me along with a small committee, we organized a massive scale event in just 2 weeks in skool which turned out to be a success.. history just repeated again few weeks back with the organizing of the International Youth Day falling on our heads.. with a crew of 5 members, 10 team leads and 150 volunteers, we organized an event with 2500+ participants and need i say, it was a damn MASSIVE SUCCESS! i should say im damn hell proud to be part of it.. I know something like that can be done again only by our team and no one else.. :) kudos to our team!!! 

and with that, i come to present time.. not much.. except that heavily busy with lots of projects and studies.. hoping things to go all well in the future.. 

one thing i forgot to mention in my past 8 month recall is that the passing away of my grandmother.. one person i would dearly miss for quite sum time.. she was the only grandparent i had during my days of growing up and starting to understand things.. i knw its a big loss for my mum... but it is for me too.. especially to see your own grandmother passing away right while you are watching and futhermore, holding her hand.. damn, i hope she can rest in peace knowing that she's been a good wife to my grandfather, good mother to my mum and aunts an awesome grandmother to me and my cousins and a good great grandmother  to my nephews and niece.. living for nearly 85 years... im sure she lived through a lifetime.. i surely will miss her.. 

so.. i guess youve got an update on my life happenings over the last 8 months.. have been trying to blog for a long time but havnt got the time.. been quite busy with lots of work.. got some time today and decided  I WILL WRITE TODAY!! :) 

hoping to put an update very soon.. 

have a great day...

peace to u all..

Adios!!

EID MUBARAK


Friday, March 16, 2012

Beautiful Colombo - Lets Be Proud About

Over the years, we have been looking at pictures of foreign countries and foreign places and wondered how beautiful they are and why our own country is not like that. But with the years passing by and some very large scale development projects being carried out in Sri Lanka and with the Colombo Beautification project underway, things seem to have started to change.. many of those living in Colombo may have seen this change taking place. The area around Gangarama, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Independence Square and the surroundings, Galle Road from Bambalapitiya junctions to Kolpetty are some of the prime examples of these development and beautification project(s).

Recently, i received an email with a set of pictures of Colombo and i couldnt not resist sharing these pictures. Our Colombo beautified even more through the skillful eyes of the wonderful photographers who captured these photographs. Im sharing these pictures here for all to see. Copyrights for all these pictures belong to the respective photographers and hats off to these photographers for these lovely pictures.

Take a look at them and see how our Colombo has changed from the times we knew sometime back...



what do you think of Colombo now eh?? pretty good looking aint it??? lets hope this continues and the whole country looks the same in the near future..

Enjoy...

Adios..

Sunday, February 5, 2012

V Awards - Grand Finale [FULL SHOW]

The Grand Finale of the V-Awards show was held 2 weeks ago on the 21st of January 2012 at the Stien Studios in Ratmalana where Dr.Sinniah Devananthan won the award for the Volunteer of the Year 2011... like the previous show, i too was part of it yet again.. great memories and awesome experience... will write in length about it in a different post when i get time, but for now, watch and enjoy the full show in this post below if you missed watching it live..








Friday, January 13, 2012

V Awards - Unveiling of the Finalists [FULL SHOW]

Like ive stated in my previous posts, V Awards is an awards ceremony to award the volunteers of Sri Lanka. The first part of the ceremony which is to announce the finalists was held on the 5th of December 2011 at Stien Studio's in Ratmalana in a very glamorous event. The Grand Finale of the ceremony is coming up next weekend on the 21st of January 2012 which is hoped to be a even bigger event.

For all those who couldnt make it to the event or want to view the event, the full video of the event has been uploaded onto YouTube by the organizers and ive also embed it in this post below for all those who want to watch it.. So watch the show, enjoy it, appreciate the efforts taken, inspire yourself through the stories of the many volunteers and give back to the society what you can give.

Furthermore, If you would like to come and watch the event yourself, the go and register yourself at  http://www.iyv10srilanka.com/grand-finale/ and you will receive a invitation upon availability and your confirmation of participation.

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V AWARDS - UNVEILING OF THE FINALISTS
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Hope you all enjoyed the show and took a lesson or two from the stories that were mentioned.

Adios!!