Since the war ended I’ve started going out a bit more. Plus inflation is down, so neither I nor my wallet are as likely to blow up. Been hanging out at Park Street Mews (near Hyde Park bo tree, near Arpico). They have decent, affordable food in a cosmopolitan warehouse space. Managed by Harpo, who also does Bayleaf and great pizza, all deliverable via 114.869.000. There’s also a place that delivers box-o-noodles (772.359.135). Haven’t had that. I was at ODEL today and caught a fashion show and I hear above more events coming up.
Otara is quite dedicated to this helping out the street dogs thing which I think is commendable. She launched a clothes line towards that end and all the puppies on the catwalk were available for adoption. I thought initially the show was for dog clothes but it’s for human, with proceeds to help humans. If I could go one day in Colombo without seeing saggy tits/distended uterus/droopy balls and decaying flesh that would be a good day. Till then it is nice to see culture of any sort in Colombo.
As the most recent Culture Vulture (PDF) mentions, stuff happening now includes the Neelan Thiruchelvam Lecture: “Constitutional fairly competent & polite utopias: a conversation with Neelan Thiruchelvam” by Em. Prof. of Law, Upendra Baxi at BMICH, Rm A (FREE). I also hear that Anjali is having another Artwalk fashion show on the 14th, in the warehouse behind Park Street Mews.
Anyways, IMF bailout is on the way, stock market is up 2.5%, here’s to Colombo.