No gym, Yes workouts!

This is rather an inspirational post. I'm writing after sometime. However, this is something I discovered. Basically I discovered the truth behind the fact that you don't need the gym to be fit and healthy. Yes that.
The most burning health question we have is not to get gains, but rather how to lose weight. Gains comes afterwords. How to burn fat and how to be healthy. Of course gym does a great job in that. But what if I don't want to go to the gym? Yes there is a way. But with a lot of discipline. There will be no personal instructor, there will be no one to correct you or there will be no one to watch you. It will be you, you and you. I write this because I have done the same with no gym and so far, it's working for me pretty well.

It's a Fitness journey
A fitness journey or a weight-loss journey is a never ending one. You workout well, some days literally you don't have much energy, sometimes you get temptations suddenly, and you workout again to make sure you are guilty no more. And you workout again so you get satisfied, you see results, you get motivated. AND REPEAT. That's what it needs to be.

Will Power!
This is something we have but we don't put into practice. It's kinda hard, but when you makeup your mind, it's a piece of cake.
I'ts a mantra all in all. I used to say to myself, I'm fat, I eat a lot, I need to burn fat, I need to be healthy.

Lucky for me there is a jogging path 1 Km away from my home. At 1st, after work I used to 
go for my evening walks. 4 rounds (1 round was 1.2 Km) and I was done. Oh, and my walking speed was 3.5 - 3.8 mph, that's the brisk phase or the most effective phase to burn more calories.
After few months I increased it to 6 rounds. 3 rounds/ small break/ 3 rounds and I do this for at least 2 times a week.

Home workouts
Since I ditched the gym I thought to my self, I need to make my arms, legs, core, chest stronger and of course walking can't burn all the extra calories.So I started home workouts.This is where will power came into play.
It's your home, you can have your own excuses and no one will be there to say NO. You could skip the workout days and could have rest days instead. But who are you cheating to? To yourself.
I did make sure that I do home workouts at least 2 times per week. And I have a kinda old spinning bike. I do spin too. 40 mins spinning schedules. This goes 1 time per week.

Situation Now
Home workouts - I have an almost 2 hour schedule which covers abs, chest and arms. I'm mainly focusing on my chest because I got man boobs and it's dissolving now :) and my love handles. They are almost gone.
Evening walks - 2 times per week. Failing that 1 day per week.
Spinning - 1 day per week.
I do drink Green Tea 3 times per day, everyday. As you may already know it has plenty of benefits to the body. Go try a cup of green tea now!!

Btw. I have a workout chart including everything I do during the week. It's easy to track my progress and if I skip, I know when I have skipped.

I'm very proud of myself with No Gym but yet I have lost 26 lbs from February 15' to November 15'
I have cut Pizza, processed meat, fast food, red meat and etc. with this lifestyle change.
It's a waste of time if you only concentrate on workouts but eating junk. Food plays the biggest part in a fitness journey.
I do invest on clothes a lot, because with weight loss, I got the self confidence back. And the best thing is I actually can wear the t-shirts I bought sometime back and sigh'ed when it popped up my man boobed chest and my love handles. 

What I have learnt, with a little bit of will power, you can go a long way. My journey is not ending here. I have a goal. I need to go for that goal somehow.
I feel much more healthy, strong and satisfied than before. And I love my new lifestyle.

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Fitness+Inspiration = Fitspiration

Fitspiration, is a new word to describe the inspiration towards fitness,
Fitness + Inspiration = Fitspiration. I love that word because every time I feel lethargic or I feel I'm tired, I talk to my self. You ate a lot in the past my son. Now its time to burn those fat and to be classy. That's my fitspiration. Yes as everyone, I do have an Instagram account, I do stalk others in Instagram (oops). But for a good reason. I love to see how others got inspired, how others keeping their selves healthy. It's a good addiction. I'ts a positive life style. Not a drug, or an oily food or alcohol, but getting healthy. What I understood is all this time, I was eating like a pig. People say I look fat. People made fun of me because I eat too much. One day, when I was fitting on some t-shirts, it actually hit me. The t-shirts are so tight, obliques has made my body structure look like a fat guy. I was so ashamed of my self and I was so sad and was angry with my self.

However the latet is, I'm improving. I'm seeing the results every now and then and I'm inspiring others as well. Well you know what they say, you get motivated when you see the results. So I have started my fitness journey. Eat Clean, Train Harder, Train dirty, stay healthy and stay classy!!


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The traveler in me - Old Galle Dutch Forte

I am kind of a travel junkie. When I do get time I travel. I love the words road trip, evenings, music, long hours, street food, beach and not to mention good food. When all these parameters get together, I would love to call it as My Happiness. I happened to give my wonderful wife a nice surprise for her birthday this year which happened to fall on April. I always wanted to explore the Dutch Forte Galle. For those who haven't been to Sri Lanka, this is the down south of my country and the forte built by Dutch in the Colonial period of early 1960's. The old buildings/ lighthouse/ hospital and the forte is still breath taking for everyone who is visiting Galle. This area where I'm talking about is much more covered and protected by the Forte. The feeling is so nice when you walk along the narrow streets in this area. You still can see the houses built in to the old Dutch style. For me, it gives a feeling, where I can't express. A bohemian kinda feeling? I don't know.

If you ever visit Galle, it has now many lodging and eating options. The Dutch Hospital is awesome for a night meal. There are plenty of options. I love the All Saints Church building. You really cant say it is Sri Lanka if you see a pic of that church. However the Dutch Reformed Church kinda gave me chills. Inside is kinda spooky. But yet, nice experience.

I'm not gonna elaborate a lot on this. If you are a Sri Lankan who is reading this, you know what I'm saying ;) or if you are not a Sri Lankan, come down to my country, have a good time and please don't forget to visit Galle. The houses, buildings, roads are all trying to tell something which I couldn't really understand. But I love that feeling.
The Dutch ruins
Beautiful down south beach

Night on the street

Pedlar's Inn. A lovely and a cozy place to have a decent meal
All Saints Church


Streets and the dark clouds
Streets and the Dutch look

The famous Pedlar Street, name board
The tunnel which leads to the Maritime Museum 
The Galle Lighthouse
Galle Dutch Hospital Shopping complex
The water bound. The beach hear is so calm and cozy

Mini Notes - I

It's a new week, but not a fresh start to the week. Because it's the Vesak festival in Sri Lanka and a holiday on Monday. You must be feeling so lucky if you are a Sri Lankan because we get the highest number of holidays than any country. So, yeii to the productivity. And today is Wednesday. Office work is kinda over loading. Well for the most part, it's something that I was not ready. However whatever said and done, It's few more days to the weekend and I'm waiting for that.

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DIY Fitness

The trend to be healthy is viral almost everywhere. Healthy eating restaurants are opening rapidly. More healthy dishes are coming in to the menus. People are more cautious of their health than ever before. I must say, this change is good. It's a very good eye opener for everyone who is caring about their selves. Workout hard, burn calories and eat right. That's the golden rule. That will most definitely manage your body and helps you to be fit and be healthy in return. So this is my attempt of letting the world know of my DIY facts. Few steps that anyone could tryout if you have that kinda motivation.

Step 1 - Discipline..Discipline..Discipline
To start anything or to see your self in a given time, you have to work for it. In other terms, you need to have discipline and self motivation.

Step 2 - Weigh your self 
Must be done on a flat surface. Make sure the scale is working right. You can weigh a packet of milk powder for an example to make sure the weight is working correctly. My recommendation is a mechanical scale over a digital one. Mechanical is much more accurate. Best time of the day is morning as you wakeup after a bowel movement.

Step 3 - Check your BMI (Body Mass Index)
Let me give you a quick link to check your BMI.

BMI Categories
Underweight      = <18.5
Normal weight  = 18.5–24.9
Overweight        = 25–29.9
Obesity               = BMI of 30 or greater

Steps 2 and 3 will give you an idea of where you stand at the moment and whether it's an alarming situation or not. But if your BMI is not in a healthy range, yes it's alarming then. You must act soon to make in between the healthy range. I have done it. So you can do it too. So now, if you are not in a healthy range, here's how you can lose some weight and gain some confidence and personality.

Step 4 - Mantra
That sounds kinda tricky. But it's not. And NO, uttering the same thing won't burn your calories. But by doing the same, it will in return give you the idea of working out, eat well. Or lets say mentally your mind will be ready for these activities.

Step 5 - Eat Right
There is a saying in the fitness world, "You dont have to eat less, you just have to eat right". Well I think this is 100% true. I know there are people who doesnt have their breakfast thinking that they will get fat. What a myth. It's essential you to have your correct amount of carbs and protenes for the day to fuel you up from the breakfast. It's not recommended but good if you could count your calories and eat only the number of calories which you need to have for the day. There are many medical web sites where calculate that calorie intake number for you. However best thing is do not consume a lot of food which you can't breath afterwards. :)
Less fats, less carbs will make the trick right.

Step 6- Motivational Facts
Everyone in this world do have a smartphone nowadays. I bet you too. Install Pinterest which have millions of fitness motivational quotes. Read them. You will get motivated and again, your mind will be ready for this. Set a goal in your mind that you will be stronger and healthier and you need to do workout to gain this.
I like to stress on Pinterest. It has a lot of workout plans, dieting options when it comes to fitness.

Step 7 - Install a Fitness App
Fitness apps are a great way to record your achievements and activities. You can always do your workouts without these. But It's hard to keep a record of the history. There are some awesome apps available on both Andorid and iOS. I prefer Runtastic and Runkeeper. They help you to track your activities. I'm not going deep on those apps. But just install, switch on your data, GPS and it will track your phase, speed, time, burnt calories and etc. Basic app is free and that will do the needful.

Step 8- Warm up
This is essential as your mussels needs to be warmed up before the workout and prepare your body to take the maximum. Drink a lot of water which helps you to keep your self hydrate during and after the workout and other health benefits too.

Step 9 - Walk/ Jog/ Run
Locate your self a walking path or literally anywhere you can do some decent walking or jogging or running. So make sure the location is safe.
I assume you have bought your fitness gear. Specially a good pair of running shoes which will support your joints and muscles when doing the above. You can refer my previous article about brisk walking and power walking from here.
You can start by completing 5Km per day. It can be a walking 5Km, walking jogging 5Km or a Jogging 5Km.
But, please do not walk in a lazy mood. It will not make your calories burn or give you any motivation. Listen to some good music when working out so it will not make the session so boring.

You don't need to run for more calories to be burnt. But you can walk speedily (power walk) or do a brisk walk so your body movement will be rapid and you will burn more calories. This is in fact the experts say the healthy walk and the best way to burn more calories.

Breath well as you do our power walk or the brisk walk. This will help the body to improve good blood circulation and also helps to lower your stress

Increase your workout
For me, I'm trying 8Kms per day. And I burn about 1000 calories. How I measure how many calories I kill? It's from the app I mentioned in the Step 7. But adjust your Kilometers according to your goal and your capabilities.

Measure/ Track your weight
Why you need to do this? It will give you a great deal of motivation as to see where you stand. Whether you moving towards your target or whether you are not. When you see that you are redusing your weight, believe me it will give you a hell lot of confidence and you want to workout like everyday which is awesome, but remember to rest yourself as well. It is important for your body!!
If you are a obese person, there can be a wight where you don't see any movement of the scale. Maybe you have to workout a little bit more with crunches, lunges which helps the core fat to be burnt.
Take a photo of yourself sideways and front. Take those periodically and you can check the improvement later.

Reward your self
Well this could be done at different levels provided you see a positive change in your body. I bought a new pair of running shoes after I lose a considerable amount of weight. But for me, I have yet to burn a lot of fat and I'm moving towards that.

But there are Friday nights where you can go out and enjoy with your friends, buy something for you maybe new workout gear or a new dress/ trouser/ shoes and thank god for making you confident.

Step 10 - Repeat
Repeat these steps!! Burn calories, Burn fat, Eat right, Workout your self, Breath a lot!, Track your position, Reward your self, Be Confident, Move towards your ultimate goal!!

Until I meet you in my next post...

Stay healthy!!

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A world without Facebook

You might have seen many articles regarding this topic. What if there were no Facebook at all? What a question? Well for a person who is in his/ her 60s or 70s might ask, "So what?" or maybe, "I talk with people than you do" or something like that.

However, as we all know already, Facebook aka FB has it's own pros and cons over the world. 4th Feb 2004. Yes that's the date when it founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Ever since then it has evolved and people has addicted to it like they haven't addicted to anything before.
So here I am, pointing down what we will be doing if Fb was not implemented at all.
Note that most of the post fb apps usually have one or more concepts implemented in FB. So lets just consider a world without those as well. For the sake of understanding what we will be doing.

  • Birthdays? Open up your diaries!! Write down the birthdays. Keep a reminder in your phone.
  • Comment on photos? No. Show the photo to someone, discuss/ bully/ laugh.
  • Feelings? Express them while you talk with someone.
  • Poke?
  • Privacy Settings? Let you stories known by people only you know. Don't make everything public.
  • Timeline photos? Keep an album already!! Collect your photos there
  • Albums? Yes keep a physical albums
  • Find someone? hmm tough one!! talk with someone, maybe?
  • Mutual friends? Talk with people!! You will get to know who you know mutually.
  • Likes? Exchange ideas. Let others like what you saying.
  • Status updates? same as above.
  • Chat? Talk??
  • Get to know about new promotions? Hmm TV or radio or newspapers
  • Groups? Friend cycles that you can talk about something common?
  • Facebook pages? There is enough advertising going on. Who will ever think of this feature?
  • Unfriend? Why you have added as a friend in the 1st place? So in the real world, you can ignore that person.Or why not go face to face and tell I hate you?
  • Write on someone's wall? Maybe send them an E-mail? or give a call? Do everyone want to see what's with you two?
  • Games? You still have computer games
  • Interests or Bio? Exchange ideas with people so you talk about yourself and get to know others too.
Well these are some features which we might do if there were no facebook. Needless to say, most of the features has replaced us talking to another, exchange ideas , meet people physically. However that's how much the social media controls us or has dominated the world. But it has become a powerful tool where information is spreading in a blink of an eye. Which is good at times and can be dangerous as well.

I'ts kinda fun to list these down because these were what we actually did sometime back. Yes we are still doing it. But not in the same way. More Virtual, Less Real.

To conclude, yes Facebook is a great tool when it comes to express ideas so on and so forth.

Don't let Social Media be your master. Switch off you phone for maybe 3 days, disconnect your WiFi, Data whatever which drags you to the Cyber space and re-discover the world for real. You will be amazed and you will be amazed to see how much you have missed being real.

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Finally It's working!!

So it's been a while since I wrote my last post. But this is actually something I'm proud about and I thought why not sharing it with the world. 101Kg. Yes my weight was 101Kgs until last month, which was not impressive at all. I'm almost 6 feet tall and up until last month, I had this very bad habit of eating a lot more than what I should eat. Let's say I was greedy (which I'm not proud of). Well this badly hit me because I'm gaining weight, no exercises and my job is a desk job which pretty much don't support my health at all, but still I wanted to look good.

Do married men need to look good? Yes they have to. That's my personal view. Not to hit on anyone. But your spouse will start to admire you more and more which is healthy for your family life and yeah, which is healthy to your body as well.

So anyhow, I started by jogging, and to limit my food temptations and to drink more green tea.

Now I'm a calorie freak than ever!! It's hard to count the calories on the Sri Lankan food. But my rule of thumb is, 1st calculate the max calories I need per day and then limit my food intake. I know my consumption is very high. So 1st step is to limit it as far as I could. That's in the progress and looks positive.

Green tea. It's a known factor that one green tea cup will burn about 200 calories. Which is a good thing. 3 cups per day after every main meal is recommended. So that cuts a huge amount of the calories which at the end of the day helps me to lose weight and reduce unwanted fat.
And main thing is my routine walking.

So here goes my routine. This is so far working for me.
Green Tea - 3 cups per day. After every meal this burns up up to 200 calories

Slow walking- 1 km (from home to the walkway)
Brisk walking- 2 km
Slow walking- 1 km
Jogging- 1.5 km
Brisk walking- 1 km
Brisk + Slow walking- 1.5 km

Total Kms- 8Kms

Brisk Walking
Brisk walking is the pace where you walk at a speed of 9-12 minutes per Km. That's the healthy pace as per the experts.

If you not sure what Brisk Walking is, please check the below video I have shared for you.

Happy to say that I have gone down from 101 Kg to 96 Kgs. By practicing the above. As mentioned before, I have limited my food intake, but yet to discover the types of food I have to take. Means that I have to go for a full change of the eating pattern. I'm ready to do it because I need to be fit and need to loose my weight. Let's see how it goes and yes I will update you soon!!!!

Cheers for now world.

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My evolution of music

Right so after my routine evening walk, I still feel kinda dehydrated. But that's for a worthy cause I guess. So I'm OK. I was taking about my music tastes with my friends and we discuss how and what we listened at 1st. My story goes back to 1996. Yes the Aqua's Barbie Girl era. Hmm when I'm thinking about it now it amazes me. What did I listened before that? Completely nothing or didn't I have a taste at all? Or was I too studious those days? Nevertheless, I would Like to call it as the Pre- Aqua era. Yeah that sounds kinda funny. But it's like the before time and all that.
So let me talk about the Aqua era

Aqua/ BSB Era
Well the dancy, funky kinda music was first introduced to me by my cousins who were in Australia. 1996 was the radio cassette age where we recorded all the stuff on those or from a Record Bar (the shops where they record music for us). And for a house party, they bought this cassette where the 1st song was Barbie Girl (kinda lame I know!!) that's was he 1st time where the dancy type of music really hit me. And luckily I had another cousin of my age who was in Sri Lanka. He actually did catch up the genre before me and he continued buying the cassettes, listening to the radio and etc. He influenced me to listen to radio and it was 99.9 SUN.FM where all the cool music was played.
Backstreet Boys, Five, BoyZone, 911 (if I can remember right), Destiny's Child, Spice Girls, N'Sync, Ricky Martin, Aqua and the list went on. MTV was our best friend those days. My school influenced me because it was the time where everyone started listening to Backstreet Boys and the kids who listen to those were the cool kids. Yeah I also wanted to be a cool kid. Bought their albums, dressed like them, collected the paper cuts and pics in books. Those were the days. But until the another strong genre started hitting my head badly. So lets say I listened to these music until 1999.

Snoop D-O double G/ Gangsta Era
So by now I'm pretty much into the cool music and this was the time where I discovered Hip Hop. So to begin with, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and etc. In other words, albums which are labeled with the Parental Advisory sticker. I loved that label by the way. Gave some kinda curiosity to listen what it sounds like. And to be honest, from the very 1st time I heard Snoop Dogg's voice, I was mesmerized. I actually loved that guy's voice. It was kinda faintish. But I was OK with that. So the gangsta age of mine started. I wore like Eminem, All my hair dos like Eminem, started murmuring the words like Eminem. Luckily I had few people in the school who liked this genre. So I was not alone. Listened to the Hip Hop radio shows, again, collected paper cuts and etc. Many people didn't listen to Hip Hop those days so it was kinda privileged if you were a hip hop fan. Still Dre, I still love that beat! So gangsta like! So to sum up, Dr. Dre, Snoop, 2Pac, NWA, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Ice Cube, Xcibit, Warren G, DMX, Eminem, 504 Boyz, Ruff Ryders, Master P and the list went on up to the West Coast. Until....

Entering to the Metal Scene
I discovered the metal music genre. It was my Advanced Level time where my school hosted a fair and a gig. And it was the time where the guys in the city were hyped about the live music scene, so to speak, Rock Music. Started listening to TNL Radio, because that's the channel which actually played Rock Music. 24/7 rock. Go to know many details about the bands. Because I have a tendency to find every bit of the details of the people when I love something. Specially music. So the gig in my school. In Colombo they had something called the Rock Saturday where bands meet up for gigs and a limited fan base were listening to their music. All were emerging bands during that time. That's 2003-2004 era. Stigmata (which is so big right now! respect!), Paranoid Earthling, Independence Square and etc. And this local scene was big in Colombo at that time. So this concert hit me a lot and gave an energy to listen to more and more rock music.
From their, I started listening to Thrash metal, Heavy Metal. If it's head-banging, it was my type.
And like others this included Metallica, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and all and which lead me to search more on Classic Rock and how it all began.

Classic Rock and the situation now
It's no Aqua, No BSB, no Heavy Metal. I occasionally listen to hip hop but its more like the mellow type of rock and obviously Classic Rock. Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Maidens, Ronnie James Dio, and bit of a Coldplay, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the whole Classic rock scene. Oh The Who, Eric Clapton, a lil' bit of the Shadows, Steve Miller Band, Jimmy Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Scorpions man I can type all day!!
However now the music I like is more saturated and aligned. I can listen to a good dub step (if there is a good dub step tune) and at the same time I can listen to ACDC too. So that's me. It took ages for this change and now I think I'm more mature and experienced when it comes to select the music which suites my mood. After all I still kinda privileged to listen to music where what most of the people don't know. Yes I believe you must have a dignity of the hobbies you prefer. So it gives a scene of uniqueness.

So this is my revolution of music. Yeah I'm not ashamed to say that I listened to Barbie Girl at one point of my life. That was the whole foundation. Music is a huge part of my life. It was there with me during my bad times and my good times. Through my exams, my moods. So yeah pretty much I'm addicted to music.

So what's your story of music? Would love to know!!

Reason why I dont believe in Palmistry

Okai to start with, here's the deal. If you are a die hard superstitious person, this may hurt you. But if you have a different story, please be my guest.
Ok so palmistry or being superstitious for that matter. Here are the facts. It's an historic art, people do love to know what happens next, the future blah blah blah. And there is a science for this subject if you want to learn more on palmistry.

The pic you have, that's my palm. Yes it's mine. people do get scared when they see it. Recently I posted the same on the Instagram (@shehanjp) and one follower asked, Dude how many problesms you have? like a billion? Lol my answer was Tell me one person who do no have any problems.It's a funny thing to judge people by their hands or palms. I have never showed my palm to an person who can "predict future". I like to live my life in the present by learning from the past and preparing for the future in a better way.

If I know what will happen to me in another 5 years time, my above theory will be useless. Why would anyone want to know what will happen in another 5 years time? What do they going to do about it? Prepare well? If it's a good one, they will blast because of the lack of patience. But if it's a bad news, will we prepare? or will we cry out loud? Yes we will weep. Because as humans we all are curious. That curiosity will kill us. It's not the same as wonder what will happen next in the next episode of a TV show. It's our life which we are dealing with. I'm not sure why people doesn't understand this simple theory.

According to my belief everything will come from the god. There is NO auspicious time. Every time is an auspicious if you do your thing well.
People do depend on those superstitious facts are SO LAME according to my view. NO I'm not telling everyone has to believe in god. But we have to believe in Karma. They say karma is a bitch. Well I say it's us who making that bitch. If you do good stuff, you never want to be curious about your future. Good will serve you back. C'mon people, It's the 21st century. Why make all the decisions on something which may or may not happen in the future?

Live in the present with the lessons learnt in the past and prepare for the future. Palmistry can never do this. Only your courage could.

Finally, do not put your life at risk by being superstitious. It's your life. You own the joysticks to control your life. Not anyone else...Think about it..

It hit me big times!

Well don't worry, I'm all OK. Nothing actually hit me physically. But it's something else. Feelings to be frank. Sad feelings to be precise.
It's about our dog. Chinko who is 15 to this Dec 27th. Yeah that's 98 human years.

Actually he is my wife's dog whom she got in the year 2000. And after I joined the family he became my best buddy. Oh I almost forgot to tell. I 'was' not the best when it comes to dogs. I have bad history of dogs chasing me twice. So I always made sure to keep a distance with them. But this one changed that. I know all are saying never ever offer chocolate to a dog because it's kinda poisoning their stomach. For some reason he loves chocolate and never got ill. I got friendly with him by giving all sorts of sweets and stuff. Well now 4 years have passed and if you ask who is his best buddy? It's me. Not to mention my wife is jealous about that. Lol..

 However that being the story, he was suddenly got ill few days back. I have seen him getting ill and recovering by him self. But this time, NO. We all sensed something is up with this poor fellow. He was very quite and was not eating and was seated most of the time. Well Alas!! It's a wound at his rear side and was spreading a bad odour. It was kinda critical because when he stood up he barely walked right. He was so lucky that I came home from office that day bit early and anyway after checking mobile vet services, finally decided to take the poor one. My wife came home from office because I informed her the situation. So things happened and Chinko got the chance to see the roads and the surrounding after ages. He is not that type usually going out from the garden. We were surpriced that he was so calmed down in the vehicle. Usually he is not. That's why we tried to contact he mobile vet in the first place.

At the Vet's

Doc checked his wound and told it's a very old one and he is very sick now. Gave two medicine drips and prescribed medicine. After coming home, we prepared a place for him. Checked on him about every hour until we sleep. My heart began to cry when I looked at his eyes. It told a big sad story and I almost the felt his pain. It's explainable.

Situation now

Medicine, Anti bacterial powder, yogurt, normal food.and repeat. He is hyper active and back to normal. We are so glad that he is all OK now. This is my 1st incident as a dog lover. So I was kinda shocked.

He is our lovable one. For a dog lover, no need to explain how much do animals feel us.
Long Live Chinko!!

Stanley Martin Lieber

If there is a person whom I like for his work not for Peace or Technology or Food, Music or Science and every possible thing you could imagine, that would be Mr. Stanley Martin Lieber or as we all know Stan 'the' Man or Stan Lee. I my self a 'True Believer' of the Marvel Universe. Yes its fiction, it's heroes that are drawn on pages but this single man helped it to become a reality in our minds. Who doesn't know the Spider-Man? the green monster Hulk? the X-Men? The Fantastic Four? The Avengers? It's all thanks to this man's imagination and true creativity. I would rather name him as the "Superior Nerd" of all nerds. The Living Legend Mr. Lee!!

About Stan Lee

Full Name- Stanley Martin Lieber
Born - December 28, 1922
Work Areas - Writer, editor, publisher, producer, actor, television host, voice actor, author

This will not be another Wiki page about him but my way of giving thanks to this person for giving us something extraordinary to believe.

He is a patriotic person. Why I'm saying this? Lee entered the United States Army in early 1942. Impressive, isn't it?

Before it was Marvel Comics, it was Timely Comics and in 1939 Stan Lee was an assistant with the help of his uncle and he has started his career and later in 1960's Timely Comics evolved to the name that we all know Marvel Comics.
In his own words his work were very limited. "In those days [the artists] dipped the pen in ink, [so] I had to make sure the inkwells were filled". Wow that's how he has started this? What a role model. I
mean seriously. Will you or I ever do that kind of a job?
Not only that, he recalls "I went down and got them their lunch, I did proofreading, I erased the pencils from the finished pages for them" 

Comic Code Authority (CCA)
There was a time where there were set rules and regulations introduced to the comic book world. The comic books are published and were made available to the general public only after verifying buy the CCA and that was in 1954. And if it was not adhered to the code, they were not published. This was a hit to the comic book world, publishers where they were unable to express their views leisurely. And this leaded Lee not to show his true colors as well.

Marvel Comics era
There was a point where Marvel Comics almost closed down, people were not happy with the comics they were reading, the artists were not pproductive Stan Lee almost tried to quit the job at Marvel and this is after 20 years of experience in the Comic Book world. In his words, I said to my wife, "I don't think I'm getting anywhere. I think I'd like to quit."he gave me the best piece of advice in the world. She said, "Why not write one book the way you'd like to, instead of the way Martin wants you to? Get it out of your system. The worst thing that will happen is he'll fire you -- but you want to quit anyway."
This was the time where things were going bad. So he wrote this one book in the way he wanted. And he done the book called "Fantastic Four". Four ordinary people going on a space journry and captured by radioactive waves and became heroes later. This was a massive hit and this made Lee to come back and his manager was so happy. He wanted more and more new characters from Mr. Lee. Then he gave the world The X-Men, Hulk and etc.
Then he wanted to give another superhero who is water-bound. Yeah its the Submariner or Namor the Submariner.

Do you know at 1st, when the team Jack Kirby, Steve Dikto and Stan Lee were thinking a name to keep to this teenage boy? They were Mosquito Man, Fly Man and then it was Spider-Man and the story built behind him. 

Team Power
During this time DC Comics were very powerful and they already had a superhero team called the Justice League Of America or JLA. Stan wanted to make the Marvel Superheroes to go team as well. By this time, the Thunderer Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America has been introduced to the world. So his idea was to make a team with these good guys. And it became The Avengers!! The books were sold like hot cakes. People were already in love with Marvel by this time. And the 1st Avengers issue went out in 1963.

This man's creativity spans from this universe to the other universes, hence we have the Marvel Universe. It has been expanded in an enormous way. It is because people like this great person has given more than their fullest to the comic book industry. When it was falling apart, they helped it to rise up. Specially, helped to make our childhood brighter with the imaginations. It is not stupid at all. We all have imaginations but who would like to take a risk and make the world know how it is look like? Only a few I guess.

Finally,The world without a Spider-Man? just will be a boring one right?

Long Live Mr. Lee!!

Lankan Lunch

The Sri Lankan food.!! How can you ever resist? I had to post this to my Instagram feed as well. Got many comments from my followers who are in abroad about how they miss Sri Lankan food.

We are trapped in a forever rat race and thanks to the multinational fast food outlets, there's no way of enjoying a good authentic meal. Maybe we don't have to sit and enjoy a that sort of a meal or we are too lazy to cook. Anywho, there are some joints still exists in and around Colombo which serves these awesome food. One of my relations introduced this place to me and the food tasted just like the food from my home place at Kalutara. I do not want to brag. But I ate a lot and it's worth the money. It was a food feast of course!!

Support Sri Lankan gourmet food!! Enjoy a wholesome meal!!

Got Politics?

First, I'm so illiterate when it comes to Sri Lankan politics. Because I have many useful things to do than discussing about politics here in my country. One word, "Pointless". If someone asks me whats my opinion on certain something, my reply to them will be, 'Oh Please!'.
However, I feel its gonna rain harder in January because of the atmospheric changes happening. If you know what I mean.

Being Social

After a break I thought to reboot the Blog. However I had this thoughts from a long time and I think this is the right time to erupt. Being Social. Yes It's not a fact to be amazed that a huge number of people around the world are in "Social Networks". It's somewhat like a trend or socially speaking, a Must Have. We are living in an era where the pets have their own Facebook page.

If Facebook is not good enough for you, there are many competing Social Networking sites available. My purpose of posting this is to convey some kind of a message to public. Of course there are many ethics has been implemented over the years since Facebook 1st went public.
Yes we are slaves to the Technology. I really don't want to comment on that fact, however the fact is we all are happy to be salves arnt we? I would like to talk more on Facebook since we all are contributing to it some way or another.

My one month of being a Windows Phone user

So the story goes like this,
I'm a die hard Android fan since 2011. Bought my very 1st smartphone and it was a HTC Incredible-S. Since then I was so in love with the brand HTC and with Android. Had a Galaxy Tab once and then from the Incredible-S I moved to the HTC One. It was undoubtedly the best phone of 2013. Well for some wierd reason, it started giving me all sorts of issues. My biggest worry was the camera as the rest of the HTC One users world wide. The camera was having a purplish pink tint when taking pics under low lighting condition.

Back to the Reality

This will be a very short post. But, nevertheless, people do live in other states of mind. According to me it's more like living in their own bubble.
True we we all have our own likes, needs and wants. Well sometimes its hard to prioritize what we really like/ really want and really need. For some, they prioritize the likes over wants where some do the vice-versa.

Among the Cosmos

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Among the cosmos. For me it is a relaxing theme. We live among the cosmos. We are just another one billionth of size particle when it comes to the universe, yet we are trying to conquer the whole universe.
All what we said and done and our behavior is just another negligible thing when considering the big picture.

Sky full of Stars

When I was a kid, when my friends and relations asked me what's my ambition is, I told them I want to be an Astronomer. I think I just told it. Didn't mean it much. Me and my cousin bro used to draw the stars by looking at the night sky and tried mapping them until we get a proper sign. I was not aware that there were 88 constellations. If my memory is right, I once got a shape of an elephant. But this was a fresh feeling and I wanted  to lean more. But what? how? I was clueless. Thanks to my school, there was an Armature Astronomer's Society and time passed by and I have learnt a lot. Study of stars truly inspired me and this was my new hobby.

Pink Floyd

Nick Manson (Drums), David Gilmour (Guitar), Roger Waters (Guitar), Richard Wright (Piano)
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If you ask me one band I could play on and on and on, they are Pink Floyd. Dated back to the 60's, 1965 when they formed the band. Originally members were  Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. If you ever have heard the music genre called "Psychedelic Rock", they are one of the pioneers in the music industry and British Rock. And not to mention their music is under the Progressive rock umbrella as well.
The thing is, if you are a music lover (not the modern electronic music that is), you got to listen to Pink Floyd at least once. Last night I was listening to their track "Hey You" on YouTube and it made me to download their eleventh album "The Wall" came as a double album and to listen. The music is so addictive. As in their music is rather sonic, philosophical and very much experimental.

My Review on The Amazing Spiderman 2

Thanks to Stan Lee's concept/ awesome dialogues and Steve Ditko's inc'ing, we have a Spider-man!! It is truly awesome to see how a small collaboration started in 1963. Among the other Spiderman publications, Amazing Spiderman was the flagship series for over 50 years!! Yeah it is amazing, isn't it?
However, the Amazing Spiderman sequel is getting better and better. The continuation is good. It nicely binds up Peter Parker's father's story to the movie and makes it one of the most wanted facts. Mainly, this is the teenager who is not a side-kick and who is trying to save the world while trying to figure out his own issues. Family and love life. He is NY's most favorite superhero at the moment despite the fact that J Jonah Jameson's Spider-Menace. Fact: J J J is not featured in the movie. But the famous "Daily Bugle" Newspaper is.