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

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..

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.

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.

Really...?

This afternoon, email has been sent to the entire department

Subject: We want to hear from you!

Throughout the Catering Restructure journey, we value your feedback and comments. We also want to hear your questions and concerns whenever you have any. I am available to discuss if you wish to have the conversation in person, and the project room is always open for you to drop by and ask anything. We have also arranged for a suggestions/comments box that you can share with us your thoughts in a written form by dropping them in the box. Feel free to keep the message anonymous if you wish.
The box will be placed next to Josie, and for the whole journey of restructure.
Looking forward to read through what you have to share , and circulating answers as well as updates post that.

Internship

Our young lady started two months internship today with the organization. I think it was quite unusual for her to wake up as early as 5 am in the morning, but she did all right and was smartly dressed up & ready by 0600. We did a small prayer and soon after a selfie before she left for work with mother.

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The missing Deed

During the recent vacation in Sri Lanka, the subject of the deed of the plot my farther donated to me came up. I vaguely recalled that due to the pressure from Mrs, I had taken it from mother and brought here and was under locked and keyed in one of the Mrs’s storage cupboards in the Master Bedroom. However, Mrs insists that I took it from her and brought back to Sri Lanka. I don’t understand her claim, as I am pretty sure there hasn’t been any requirement for me to take it back to SL. My mother too said that I had taken it from her during an earlier visit and brought here.

After a strong argument, raising her voice at me, Mrs put out all sorts of files and documentation from her cupboard for me to find the deed, with no avail. Am now in a kind of dilemma, not being able to find it. I haven’t search for it in depth in my filing cabinet I have ; but I doubt whether I will find it there. Fortunately I found a digital copy in my personal One Note account though. I will have to continue my search, but perhaps not today as I don’t want to stress myself anymore

Throwback 2011

I found this photo in my Gmail sent folder. It goes back to 7 years, when we took this photo when Malik & family visited us for a brief holiday. Nevo, who is now a grown up young man recently graduated is in the background popping up his head from the sunroof

Malik & Me in June 2011 in DXB.JPG

Going MacBook

Over the last 18 months or so iPad Pro 12.9 has mostly been my primary computing device both at the day job as well as at home. Early this year in the day job, I requested for a replacement to my work notebook - Lenovo X460 and I was issued with a large HP notebook with a humongous screen. Whilst it came loaded with Windows 10 touch screen and has mostly been okay for the work I do, I always found it is too big and heavier to carry around than the Lenovo I had. Even the keyboard not as good as the Lenovo. This also resulted my increased usage of iPad in the day job. With all this, I also purchased a lovely little MacBook 12" towards the end of last year, as a replacement device to my MacBook Air mid-2011. Truth must be told - I've hardly been using my shiny new MacBook though. I realized the rare usage of MacBook has been a direct result of been used to and comfortable with iPad over the years, since iPad 9.7. There a few other reasons for my hands mostly been going to iPad, like, fast & easy powering up & being able access apps, my growing habit of note taking using Apple Pencil and somewhat easiness of lugging around, though it is actually little larger than the MacBook. That's being said, with Apple Smart Keyboard cover I had started to give problems, I had to attach the Logitech keyboard to iPad and as a result the whole iPad kit became too bulky and heavy, which made carrying around harder. So, I thought it's time to review my main personal computing device.

There is a belief that 1st of the year or month is a good way to kick off a new beginning or a habit. Though I am not a huge believer of such things, this time around I am thinking of giving it a go and start using this MacBook 1 for most of my personal computing tasks, whilst I keep iPad Pro exclusively for Note taking and perhaps emails and task management. So, here I go on June 1st, 2018…

  1. Yes, I am typing this post on that