"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Thursday, July 19, 2007

How to Spot a Sri Lankan in a Foreign Country (test it to see the truth)

I got this from an email, and found it sooo funny. Many stuff will aplly to u, if u are a Sri Lankan who lives in a foreign country. The original story says just "How to Spot a Sri Lankan", and I changed it to " How to Spot a Sri Lankan in a Foreign Country".
Read and see whether it's true. Specially the Toilet has a plastic bowl part :)

This is so true and so funny. You know that you are definitely a Sri Lankan.

Everything you eat is flavored with garlic, onion and chilies. (True)

You try and re-use gift wrappers , gift boxes, aluminum foil and of course disposable cups & plates. (True)

You try to eject food particles from between your teeth by pressing your tongue against them and making a peculiar noise like, tshick, tshick! (True ???)

You are standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport. (True)

You arrive one or two hours late to a party, and think it's normal. (definetly True)

Your toilet has a plastic bowl next to the commode. (True it is)

You name your children in rhythms (example, Honey & Money, Sita & Gita, thunga & --singhe, Nimal & Vimal)

All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names. (True most of the time)

You take Sri Lankan snacks anywhere it says 'No Food Allowed' (ture? I dont know)

You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house. (true again)

You load up the family car with as many people as possible. (true )

You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it’s the remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch (Ture True True)

Your parents tell you to not care about what your friends think, but they won't let you do certain things because of what the other Uncles And Aunties' will think. (Sub Continet)

You teach you kids to say uncle and auntie to anyone older related or not.

Owning a rice cooker is a top priority. (I doubt)

Use the dishwasher to store dishes - use it only for special occasions. (True Again)

Say ’NO’ after every sentence. i.e . . . . That’s good NO. Very expensive NO...etc (Not all i guess)

Men use the word 'PUT' frequently i.e. PUT a drink, PUT a Jump ! (Only False)

You live with your parents even if you are 40 years old. (And they like it that way). (is this true?)

If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose daughter has run with whose son and feel it's your duty to spread the word. (Definetly True)

If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight . (true)

When your parents meets a Sri Lankan for the first time and talk for a few minutes, you soon discover they are your relatives. (true ture true)

Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs while talking. (May b)

You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them away from getting dirty but the sheet on your bed has not seen water for months! (true for Dewaniya)

It is embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people (true)

You list your daughter as 'fair and slim' in the matrimonial no matter what she looks like. (true)

You have a big cabinet in your hall to keep glass wares & ceramic utensils (you have never used) (yep true again)

You have really enjoyed reading this because you know some, or most of them apply to you. (i bet u did)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wanna know current USA Diesel and Petrol prices??

There is always an excuse from the government for price hike........the magical words for every government UNP, or Mihin brotherhood (just kidding…hope CID wont bail me on this)…..its not time to say anything about JVP cause they didn't govern yet. Guess what is that magical word?

"Price hike due to the Oil price change in the world market"

So I thought its better to give some idea about the US Oil market and how the changes going on......I have good source of price changes and hope Sri Lankans wanna know whats going on here at US.

Major gasoline products used on vehicles at US

3.78 Liters = 1 Gallon (US)
$ 1 = Rs. 111.75

So how much a Liter of regular Diesel and Petrol in Sri Lankan Rupees?

Gasoline Type : Regular Unleaded - (Petrol)
Current Price (1 Gallon) : $ 2.99
In Rs (1 Liter) : Rs. 88.39

Gasoline Type : Midgrade (Petrol)
Current Price (1 Gallon) : $ 3.13
In Rs (1 Liter) : Rs. 92.53

Gasoline Type : Premium(Petrol)
Current Price (1 Gallon) : $ 3.25
In Rs (1 Liter) : Rs. 96.08

Gasoline Type : Diesel
Current Price (1 Gallon) : $ 2.99
In Rs (1 Liter) :

Rs. 88.39

Normally our Mitsubishi Gallant needs $ 35 worth regular unleaded to make it tank full.
Hoping to update this list, whenever there is a change of price on the gasoline