Archduke Franz Ferdinand is famous mainly for dying and setting off World War I, which in turn set off World War II. It thankfully wasn’t a trilogy. Above, however, is a photo of him killing something. In this case an elephant, in what was then Ceylon, AKA Sri Lanka. Honestly, looking at that photo makes me want to assassinate him a little bit. Perhaps the elephants had their revenge.
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My friend Navin took this amazing photo above. It’s an epic image of the Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake greeting protestors on a day of protests and counter-protests. I think it show the problem the government has here. The last time I saw a picture this epic was when government Minister Wimal Weerawansa was fasting against the UN and Mahinda came to revive him with a glass of water.
Sushi, typically raw fish on rice, doesn’t surprise me anymore, but the idea of raw beef on rice does. Yet it is insanely delicious. I’m thinking more things should be eaten raw, with the exception, I suppose of salmonella prone chicken. Raw food contains less calories than cooked food and it also seems to be effective birth control for people on a 100% raw diet (Discover Magazine). That’s a joke though. No one should eat everything raw, but fish and beef for pleasure? Definitely. Nihonbashi is the best place in Colombo, if you’re gnawsome.
Well, I was there. The West Indies came from way behind and pulled off a stunning win over Sri Lanka. You could feel the mood in the crowd go from surprise to elation at the run of excellent early bowling from Sri Lanka, getting two maiden overs and getting the powerhouse Chris Gayle out for three. Then, somehow effortlessly, Samuels destroyed Malinga for six after six. However, when their innings ended I thought Sri Lanka was winning. But then we couldn’t hit fours or sixes at all. Then we all got out. Then it was over.
Last night’s match was electric. You could feel it in the day even, leading up to the 7 PM match, as there was less traffic than usual and everyone had something to talk about. It was the semi-finals of the World T20 Cup, Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan. We actually went to the match (5 overs late) and it was amazing. Here are some photos.
The T20 World Cup has been a lot of fun so far and now it’s getting quite exciting. Since it’s held in Sri Lanka I’ve been able to go for a few matches, so here’s some pictures. One of the best things is the fans. I often find myself missing what’s happening on the field, but there’s always more proximate entertainment in the stands. There’s the Indian fan with full body paint, the horrid cheerleaders and cheerful amateur cheerleader fans. Then, of course, beer and T20 World Cup food.
Most orange drinks in Sri Lanka CONTAIN NO FRUIT, retaining only the taste of orange in their own unique chemical creativity. Coca-Cola’s Fanta is the reigning king of all that is fluorescent and unnatural, but there are a lot of other contenders, notably Pepsi’s Mirinda and the local Orange Crush and Orange Barley. I get Fanta occasionally (it reminds me of the north somehow) but I haven’t really tried the others. So we did.
We were checking out the Colombo International Book Fair (Sinhala/Tamil) and stumbled upon this random farm in the middle of BMICH. Not in the building itself, but to the east side. The CIC and Agriculture people have set up a working model form with cows and all and they were serving fresh produce during the fair. It’s pretty awesome.
There’s a lot of photographs that I miss. They’re things I just see. Here’s a few: The show finishes. There’s some tissue on the seat and I wipe off as much of the make-up as I can. They always go crazy on my eyes, I feel like a kabuki girl. I walk out of the studio, put my headphones on. I’m listening to The Weeknd.