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I am constantly MIA

I hate making excuses and this year I really wanted to stop making excuses and stick to habits and get things done but I think I am failing.

If you have been reading about my life issues over the last few months, I was talking about how I feel sick all the time. I have been since diagnosed as having coeliac disease. This has been a little bit of a shock and an adjustment for me because I had a very unrestricted and gluten based diet. I am still learning all the aspects of living with coeliac and to be honest it has been a slow learning process.

I am also always exhausted. I read somewhere that this was a result of having a gluten intolerance and I am starting to read more about how to start working towards a better lifestyle but its proving to be a little hard. I will have 8 hours of sleep and wake up feeling tired and horrible. The past two days, I pretty much slept all day – I feel horrible and my dizzy from over sleeping but I seem to not be able to stay away from my bed for more than two hours. For instance, I was out to brunch today and despite having two coffee I fell asleep on the couch and once I got home I slept for 3 hours (I had 9 hours sleep the night before by the way). It is disgusting!

I know a lot of the time, motivation comes from within and I really need to kick myself into gear and start not being so lazy and create an effective environment for me to function in but I think I need some guidance at this point…

So, if anyone out there has good tips and advice on how to live a healthy and non-exhausted gluten free lifestyle – which I am sure is a possibility I am too lazy to find out for myself- please help!

Sri Lanka

I often get sad that I didn’t take advantage of the time I was living in Sri Lanka to actually immerse myself in exploring and discovering the country. Although we didn’t have a lot of time after the wedding was over, Andres and I along with some of our uni friends did go to a few places and we fell in love with Sri Lanka all over again and I thought I would share that experience with all of you too. These are a few pictures taken by a few of us.

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Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya

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Nine Arches Bridge, Ella

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Taken on top of Little Adams Peak, Ella

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Gangarama Temple, Colombo

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Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage, Kegalle

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

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Galle Fort, Galle

Hope you get to visit the tiny island sooner or later.

x

S

 

Disconnect

I take the train to come back home after work and yesterday it was a very very crowded train carriage. What was interesting about this train carriage was that 99% of the people on board, whether they were sitting or standing, seemed to have their eyes glued on to the phone. It was amazing. And the only reason I noticed this was because my phone had died out of battery that  day.

I noticed this, especially when I started going for yoga. When you are in savasana and you are supposed to be concentrating on your breathing and nourishing your body, my mind is jumping a million miles an hour and trying to grab at something to think about. I have become addicted to being entertained by that little metal box. When I am working and I have a million things to do on my to-do list, I find myself reaching for my mobile phone just to have a quick scroll through my whatsapp chat page (in case I missed something!). I am the girl, who, in the middle of conversation would out of habit just switch on my phone and look the notification bar and not realise how rude that action is. “But I need to take this picture so that I can enjoy this moment later on as well” is statement that has been overused in our household.

We seemed to have developed this constant need to be entertained and to be stimulated. Think about it, how many times do you pick up your phone to check if you got any notifications on instagram or an “important” message on facebook? How many times a day do you aimlessly scroll through newsfeeds?

It’s hard to be still when exciting things could be going on in the world wide web, hey?

-.- I need to stop this bad habit.

x

S

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Gautama Buddha

But you don’t have an accent…

***A conversation during a Political Science tutorial (I can’t make this shit up if I tried):

X: ” I don’t think its surprising that there is so much conflict and poverty in Asia and the Pacific, I mean black people are just not biologically able to function in a civilised society, they just don’t know how to do it…”

***Awkward conversation with my college roommate:

X: “I bloody HATE international students…*insert some vague racist comment which I have tried to block from my memory*”

Me: “umm…this is really uncomfortable”

X: “No but I’m not talking about you, you speak English – you aren’t an international student…you’re normal”

***While working at a Mexican fast food joint:

Customer: “Oh how cute, ARE – YOU – MEXICAN ?”

Me: “Um no, I’m from Sri Lanka”

Customer: “Oh that’s just weird…”

***Speaking of Mexicans; a story regaled to me by one of my friends:

X: “So are you Australian?”

Friend: “No, I’m Mexican” (sidebar she doesn’t work in a Mexican restaurant- what a shocker!)

X: “Oh wow, so what’s your name?”

Friend: “*insert generic Anglo name*”

X: “No but what is your actual name?”

Friend: “*insert generic Anglo name*”

X: “But what is your Mexican name?”

Friend: “*insert generic Anglo name*”

X: ” Oh how disappointing”

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