Category Archives: Strayed Ravings

I Write Like…

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Today I tried this online analyzer “I write like”, twice. I don’t know how it works, but I got this weird match-up.

I write like
Cory Doctorow

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

To tell you the truth, I had no idea who Cory Doctorow is before.

Nevertheless it sparked my curiosity, hence now I know he is a Canadian science fiction author whose books have got 4 stars in Amazon.

So I guess I’m supposed to call it a quadruple shock and a delight to my system!

But in fact I don’t and won’t!

To me this judgment seems wrong and unjustifiable, because the style of each and every one of us is different from one and other.

Last week I was a bit of a spoiled brat and used a handful of ‘assholes’ throughout the post because I thought it would give a triggering effect to it! But now I know not everyone agrees with me!


And sometime back one of my best friends pointed  out to me that I should try to make my posts simpler. At that point I argued otherwise with her, but yet again it reminded me that William Faulkner once referred to Ernest Hemingway – one of the brilliant writers ever, as a  “Writer who has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”

All of us must be bold and man or I think I should say woman enough to make declarations and assertions of our own.

Likewise if someone finds Doctorow’s writing to be poignant and fantastic and mine self-indulgent and underwhelming, that’s perfectly natural and that’s how it should be.

So I won’t use this analyzer as an evaluator because I can say with affirmation, I write like no other!

But I’d rather use it as a gift that has bestowed upon me to explore the territory of a previously undiscovered author, because after all I’m student of the writing realm.

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I Feel A Little Ostracized

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Some people fear blood. Some people fear heights. Some even fear the world coming to an end in 2012! Surrounded by all these ‘normal’ people with normal phobias, I find myself rather odd, because my fear is myself!

I’m an overzealous fan of Google. So whenever I’m super bored, I Google myself with the pure intention of finding how I must be appearing to cyber stalkers! (Hello! They say ‘First impression is important!’) But I got to say, the result doesn’t leave me with full of the joys of spring!

I know, now you must be in all at sixes and sevens, wondering what could be SO wrong. Well, let me tell you, all the first few search entry results Google gives me of me are related to a serious game! A game which picks the smart-ass out of two brains! A game which serious minds only play! Thus, a game I no longer want to play!

Specifying a bit further, I have come to the realization that teens were my saint like years. The ones I spend now, the twenties are my adventurous crappy years! So now, as a one who thinks the place for a perfect wedding is Las Vegas, Google search entry results are not the way I clearly want to sell myself! And the mere thought that people might buy the words in those top search entry resluts in Google blows my mind, making me pee a lot until I’ve got nothing inside of me!

That’s why I’m writing this, wearing a diaper and shivering under my blankets, nevertheless trying to fight back and sell myself smartly, just like a Wall Street trader would do!

“I’m going to engage in Archery and what Google tells you is not right”

Luckily for most of you, I’ve postponed my arrow related activities to next month, so I could spare you from details of my-most-likely-to-occur-misadventures which you might find tedious. But if you are also in the small fringe community of hobbyists who sit in the same boat with me, I could promise you that my aim is to be the next Robin Hood.

In the mean time, others, keep in your mind, even your lovey dovey Cupid is an archer! AND ARCHERS ROCK AND ROLL YOUR WORLD!

P. S.: You are entitled to a bonus because you just finished reading my 25th blog post! So have fun checking out these sites, Cake Wrecks, Awkward Family Photos, and my personal favourite This Is Why You Are Fat. Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks!

And The Winners Are…

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Okay, I admit it! I’m the Queen of Vagueness!

But now, in order to mitigate the effect, let me enlighten you of what this is all going to be about!

THE TOP THREE COUNTRIES I’D LIKE TO VISIT ONE DAY!

One day when I grow up, and finally (plus hopefully!) start making MY OWN money!

Because the visited country map I see now is more of a plain one! With so many countries to visit!

create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide

See what I mean? I’ve only visited 3 countries so far! (Only now it hit me! Singapore is a tiny country! So tiny that it couldn’t be marked in a world map! Yet ‘Wheeeee’! Cos Sri Lanka is ‘mark-able’ in that context!) Anyway 3 countries mean just 1% of the world!

So 99% of the world is (Or is it ‘are’? Fudge my grammar!) still awaiting my visit! (Falling down fainted!)

[Seriously? You thought I fainted? Jeez! I’m the Mighty King! I don’t faint!]

Mmmm… Now… (Hypnotized!) Where was I? Aah! I was working on the opening lines to present you with my winners!

So here you go…

(Drum roll please!)

Second Runner Up – Egypt

Camels – Future Pets I’m Going to Adopt

Pyramids I Built in My Previous Soul

(And YES, You Most Definitely Can HAIL ME!)

Yahooooo! Mummies!

First Runner Up – Italy

Robert Langdon! Angels and Demons! Here I Come to Vatican!

POSH! Boats Instead of Submarines!

Leaning Tower – Work of My Enemy in a Previous Soul!

I Just Want to See it Before Crashes! (Evil Laugh!)

Winner out of Winners – France

WHY?

Because there are…

Lovers,

Lovers AND

LOVERS EVERY WHERE!!!

Okay! I’m just kidding!

The real reasons are…

I Want to Check the Tree House in Paris Disneyland

Paris at Night – Who Could Resist? Who Simply Could?

And Finally, Tra-La-Laa!

Because This is How I Want to Die!

EATING FRENCH FOOD!

Happy New Year!

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It’s New Year’s Eve now. Thus, it’s time people focus on replenishment, make resolutions and vow to make positive changes in their lives. So here I am, not being second to anyone else out there and declaring my set of resolutions for the entire world to see, in the order of least likely to be resolved.

01. Gain weight. 10 more kilo grams would make me ‘visible’.

02. Learn to swim in Piranha-less and Shark-less water.

03. Go, discover a new country. For that make sure ammi sees this list.

04. Read less humor columns. That will buy me more time before I finally declare that I’ve completely gone bonkers.

05. Watch one hour of TV. I sense I’m loosing my general knowledge!

06. Find a new shop to buy butterfly sticker tattoos. They no longer sell them at Liberty Plaza.

07. Before purchasing butterfly tattoos hold a poll among friends and see if they think I would look scary if I wear scorpion tattoos instead. If they say yes, then go for that!

 

 

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08. Start searching for real estate. Building a tree house is the ultimate #01 fantasy.

09. Try to complete the weekend work load soon. Need to have the weekends free to attend for archery practices.

10. Do not forget to replace the belt of denims with a rope or a chain whenever I can’t find it.

11. Get addicted further into the internet for a crystal clear future!

12. Grow a mustache.

13. Associate with thugs. Who knows, such acquaintances might come handy in future.

14. Add more books to the library. No one will dare to question my intelligence when I’m surrounded by heaps of books.

15. —–

Ugh! I’m having second thoughts now, why tamper 2011 with perfection? Instead I’ll wish you all the best of times.

And hope you remember me tomorrow!

I’m Taurus But I’m Not A Bull

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I spent good 21 years of my life thinking I’m destined to live with ‘C’. Seriously. My surname is Chandrasiri. I play Chess. I study Computing and Information Systems. I follow CIMA degree. So it is basically like living in ‘Cee-laa-land’.

Good for me, all the while I’ve been in this emotional affair with ‘A’ too! I like Art. I aspired to be an Architect. Now I want to become an Archer. And the list goes on.

But you know what becomes of you, when you practice adultery, right? At one point you get damned confused, like I’m now, not knowing your true love is C or A! That is when you feel like running to Artemis, the greek goddess, make her consult the oracle and pick one mistress for you! Depending on your luck, that is when it  hits you “Oh! Alas! The oracle is no more” and sadly but quickly, gets followed by a BANG! If you survive from that big bang (provided you are smart enough!) it strikes you, “Aah! Isn’t it what Google is used for?” and trust me, if that happens all you could feel next is your fingers swiftly punching ‘Astrology Careers’ on Google search!

So now you know how I ended up reading ‘Taurus Career Aptitudes’, of which the likelihood of occurring I’m going to analyze below. And mind you, it’s not because I believe in horoscopes. But solely due to a kick I got, which I now blame on weather!

  • Art dealer – It’s in favour of my mistress A! And yes, it has something to do with art. But unlikely. I like to design things myself and not to sell what others have designed.
  • Banker – Likely! As long as I feel it’s going to give me enough money to buy books and space to read them!
  • Businessperson in an established field – Like a prominent business tycoon or a business angel? Hell, yeah!
  • Construction worker – It didn’t consider my gender, I assume.
  • Doctor (general practitioner rather than surgeon) – NO WAY! I suffer from hemophobia!
  • Financial planner – Now that sounds more like me! I’m the one when it comes to savings! (And every cent of those ‘savings’ being spent on books is altogether a different question I think!)
  • Florist – Hmm. Life amidst flowers smells good. Yet not enough to attract me.
  • Gardener – I call gardening ‘drudgery’!
  • Jewelry maker or dealer – I rather opt to be a jewelry designer.
  • Teacher (nursery, kindergarten, and early grades) – As long as I don’t have to scream at the top of my lungs, consider me your girl!
  • Landscaper – This is the best one, so far! Like it! And may be even love it!
  • Model – Not in this life!
  • Musician – Pianist? Violinist? Guitarist? Perhaps something to scrutinize later in life.
  • Plant nursery worker – It is the cub of drudgery, I suppose!
  • Pottery maker – Let me think a bit… No.
  • Sculptor – You can reside next to Landscaper.
  • Singer (most Tauruses have good voices) – (Blushed by within-the-brackets-comment and with memories run to good old school days!) I guess no!
  • Wrestler – Hahahaaaaaa! Good joke at the end! Should see my size!

Hmm… With it I see no luck, just as I thought!

So the way things unfold, only wish I won’t become a housewife by default!