Sunday, May 31, 2009

Batch Re-Union 2009

It’s been a long time since I left school; we have never organized an event together as a batch after we left the school. About two months back Batawala (Bate), Dinuka (Aliya) and I got together for some reason which I don’t remember exactly. There we talked about organizing a batch party, since I know people from all around I told them that I’ll talk to couple of places like ‘Buba’ and ‘Excel World’. But not all people could come there with the distance and time.

The second time we met at Dimuthu’s (Somnas) place and we were planning on hiring a playground and conduct an open even but unfortunately the grounds were all booked out. However we were certain about one thing, the date of the event. We set if to 31st May. Somehow we got hold of this reception hall and we booked it as the earlier budget and this was going very close. So the venue was ‘Bakeps’ restaurant at Nawala.

We started the printing of tickets and other ground work about a month before the event. Finally it was the day before the event, all the organizers went to the location and decorated the place for the event and went home. On the day of the event (31st May 2009), we all arrived around 9.00 am and started the rest of the decorations and stuff. The event officially kicked off at 11.30 am and surprisingly it went well and according to the schedule. And most importantly almost all the guests came to the event and it was super, even the people we weren’t expecting came, wow…!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Isso Wadé

I remember the times when I enjoyed playing on the famous Galle Face green as a kid, when me and my friends grew up we hanged out there for couple of hours when we had some free time. That place is there in my memory especially because of New Year eves.

Whenever I go there I have this GOD made special kind of a food called 'Isso Wadé'. Sometimes I go there just for the Isso Wadé. I simply loved it, yummy… but a little hot. However that old times are no more, I wonder if the Galle Face green is opened to the public now. It has been a long time since I had an Isso Wadé; since we no longer go to the Galle Face green I have forgotten this tasty food.

(The 'Isso Wadé')

Though I had no interest of seeing the ‘Vesak’ decorations, I went out with couple of friends to see how ‘Vesak’ in Colombo looks like on a Saturday (9th May 2009) night, and guess what I found; my favorite Isso Wadé. And there is more good news; now there is ‘Crab Wadé' too :) Didn’t try out the Crab Wadé since I was full with the Isso Wadé; should try it out someday soon.

(The 'Crab Wadé')