Back to walking

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Inspired and accompanied by Lasantha 1 I resumed the good old habit of walking earlier this evening. Achievement unlocked 4. 3 kilometres in about 48 minutes. !


  1. Brother in law

In Tribute to My Mother

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It has just been 10 days, since my mother passed away. It was Friday, September 7th,2018. Even though, I wake up early at about 6.00 a.m. during weekends; on that Friday I woke up for a bit to go to the bathroom. The wall clock in the bathroom showed 04:15 1 As it was still too early to be up on a weekend, I decided to go back to sleep. I don't bring my cell phone with me to sleep. But, the wife does. Still in half a sleep, at around 05:30 in the morning, I heard Wife's cell phone rang and she was talking with my niece from Canada. In the 1st instance, I thought, it must have been an emergency at her home. In the end of the phone conversation, Mrs. asked me to check my cell phone, in which case I had to get up and walked downstairs. As I was picking up the phone, my brother-in-law was calling me and conveyed the sad news of mum's passing early hours in the morning. For 1st time in long time, I was speechless and broke down with tears! I just could not believe it. That was so unexpected and unrealistic for me. She was considerably in good health. I even had called her twice a few days before in that week. About 3 years ago though, she had to under go a complex surgery and was under intensive care for about 3 weeks or so and fully recovered. It was a miracle ! Since then, she has generally been an active person in the age of 85. She looked after her self, with some support from a part-time lady house-help. some times, she even walked to the near by small town for groceries & cooked authentic Sri Lankan dishes, whenever I visited her.

Mum was a school teacher through out her working career and had a natural talent of Excellent teaching skills and guiding not only her students; but also her children at home 2 Maintaining high standards of discipilne and education has always been high priority in her list.. She, together with our father, provided the guidance and environment for that. Beside, she has always been a devoted follower of Lord Buddha's teachings and until her last day, she served both buddhist temple and the needy with good deeds. She did not miss to offer Dhane 3 every month.

With her continuous love, affection, kindness & guidance, mum kept us glued together in unity, since our dad passed away 8 years ago. 4. Mother provided us parental guidance and support whenever needed. The love and affection she gave us through out our lives is irreplaceable.

Since mother's passing, close friends & family who had an insight about her death has told me that her death was a peaceful one in her sleep and according to buddhist beliefs, her soul is in a much better place. I have no doubt on that. That’s said, I find it rather difficult and hard to come to terms with her sudden departure from my world.

My loving mother, may you attain supreme bliss of nirvana!


  1. It was 05:45 in Sri Lanka and later I found out that was about the time my mum seemed to have passed away in her sleep

  2. Four girls and a boy

  3. Alms offered to the monks

  4. Coincidently dad's death also occurred in the month of September on 14th day

Mother

It has been 10 days, since my mother passed away. It was Friday, September 7th,2018. Even though, I wake up early at about 6.00 a.m. during weekends; on that Friday I woke up for a bit to go to the bathroom. The wall clock in the bathroom showed 04:15 1 As it was still too early to be up on a weekend, I decided to go back to sleep. I don't bring my cell phone with me to sleep. But, the wife does. Still in half a sleep, at around 05:30 in the morning, I heard Wife's cell phone rang and she was talking with my niece from Canada. In the 1st instance, I thought, it must have been an emergency at her home. In the end of the phone conversation, Mrs. asked me to check my cell phone, in which case I had to get up and walked downstairs. As I was picking up the phone, my brother-in-law was calling me and conveyed the sad news of mum's passing early hours in the morning. For 1st time in long time, I was speechless and broke down with tears! I just could not believe it. That was so unexpected and unrealistic for me. She was considerably in good health. I even had called her twice a few days before. About 3 years ago though, she had to under go a complex surgery and was under intensive care for about 3 weeks or so and fully recovered. It was a miracle ! Since then, she has generally been an active person in the age of 85. She looked after her self, some times, she even walked to the near by small town for groceries & cooked authentic Sri Lankan dishes, whenever I visit her.

Mum was school teacher through out her working career and had a natural talent of teaching the curriculum and guiding not only her students; but also her children at home 2 Maintaining high standards of discipilne and education has always been high priority for her. She, together with our father, provided the guidance and environment for that. Beside, she has always been a devoted follower of Lord Buddha's teachings and until her last day she served both buddhist temple and the needy with good deeds. She did not miss to offer Dhane 3 every month.

With her continuous love, affection & guidance, mum kept us glued together in unity, since our dad passed away 8 years ago. 4.

Since mother's passing, close friends & family who learnt about her death has told me that her death was a peaceful death in her sleep and according to buddhist beliefs, her soul is in a much better place. Even better, May my mother attain supreme bliss of nirvana"


  1. It was 05:45 in Sri Lanka and later I found out that was about the time my mum seemed to have passed away in a sleep

  2. Three girls and the boy

  3. Alms offered to the monks

  4. Coincidently dad's death also occurred in the month of September on 14th day

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

(qz.com)
Stream-of-consciousness writing can help unlock our creativity and dispel negative thoughts.

Still here...

I just logged here in 10C admin interface after many months. It's nice to see that Jason still keep this, though I'm not sure how many people still post from here. I'm posting this from my smartphone while waiting in the salon. It's funny sometimes how mind works that, I haven't felt like logging on here whenever I'm on the computer. Instead from this tiny screen and writing this post. Oh well… Sometimes I think in crazy. There isn't much to write about though..

Overcome Resistance to Change with Two Conversations

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Allow them to share their thoughts, then respond.

How to Collaborate Without Burning Out

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Ways to stay helpful while avoiding overload

Do I want any other

With all the new enhancements to 10C v5 coming along, I’ve been wondering whether I’d really want to be part of any other social networks online…

Since for a long time, I stopped posting onto Twitter and Facebook, though I still haven’t cancelled my accounts there. Then, I still have my paid subscription on microblog, though I haven’t been much active there. Like Larry said earlier this evening, there’s whole lots of Apple and also general tech talk and conversations there. So as conversations about productivity, which am interested in. What I miss there is more personal and somewhat intimate conversations. Perhaps it’s becuase no fault of the community or the network, but my own for not posting interesting stuff and more frequently.

in View of all the above, I must give some thought to whether I should continue my subs or not.

Morning People Are Less Ethical at Night

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And night owls cheat more in the morning, according to new research.

This is a blog post

Now that 10Cv5 is out (sort of) I thought I’d see what happens with a blog post… Seems like Jason has been working last few hours getting v5 stufff to work, while I had a 3 hours nap this afternoon and waking up with some weird thoughts. This is some inspiration that there is always something in life, that one can look forward to.