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May Day for Me

May 2, 2008

If I recall my social studies lessons back in year 6 or 7, it’s all got to do with some incident in Chicargo, and a strugle/campaign for an 8 hour working day. Coming a long way from it’s origins the May Day today is celebrated as a meer holiday, for most of us in Sri Lanka. There might be a few (hundred thousand who’d participate in rallies and parades) but for me it’s a nice break in the week.. apart from other more important significances..

1. The Day that started it ALL. Till this particular day dawned 15 years ago, our country was on a path to development, prosperity and social democrasy both to the working class and the business class. But it was not to be the case. The one man who could take Sri Lanka to where Singapore is right now, was taken away from us on this day. Like every leader we’ve had before and after, he had his faults. The difference was that his strengths out numbered them by far. His thinking tank was unconceivable, 200 Garment Factories, Gam-Udawa movement, Jana-Saviya and one that I notice the most.. development of Roads. Some of the Roads, we travel on are still there thanks to the very man. This island paradise is truly cursed. Not enough to have a ranging war engulf the country for two decades, it keeps losing it’s leaders in the most untimely manner. Ven. Soma is another example. Where ever you are, may you re-visit this for-saken land and complete your mission, before you enter the journey into Nirvana.

2. It’s simply the month I celebrate something very.. Me. My B’Day. 🙂

3. Also gives me shivers, as it reminds me that I have got around 4 months of Bacherlor hood. 😦 and even less to get all the wedding plans into action! Aaahhrrggg. As promised will feature my future posts on them. Like the “Top 5 to do’s”.

Oh and btw.. wish me luck @ 12.20pm. For what? I’ll tell you later. 😀

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2008 10:00 am

    ooohhh… another May baby!!!!!
    when when????? tell!!

    and all the best!! 😀

  2. May 2, 2008 10:24 am

    he he.. yes indeed. somewhere to the end of the month though.. wonder whether I should be telling it.. with all these stalkers around.. oh what the hell.. 29th seems like a lucky day for some 🙂

  3. May 2, 2008 2:58 pm

    omg…i know who u are now! ur b’day just confirms it!

  4. May 2, 2008 4:20 pm

    A bit late to wish you luck but anyways hope you got what you wanted…

  5. May 2, 2008 10:53 pm

    Ah well… I’m sure it’s way past 12.20 but good luck with everything! 🙂

  6. May 3, 2008 2:39 am

    Happy belated birthday machang!!

  7. May 4, 2008 11:29 am

    confab : well actually you opening your mouth is what confirms it.. 🙂

    N : *belated*.. you mean for last year? Thanks machang..

    All : Guys.. the wishes were for an interview went for. Didn’t work out the way I’d expected it. Lot of other positions available except for the one I want. So will have to fore go. Anyway wasn’t too keen on joining right in the middle of all this chaos. So it’ll work out for the best. 😀 Thanks for the wishes guys!! Really appreciate it.

  8. gutterflower permalink
    May 4, 2008 11:27 pm

    Oohh… 29th huh? Time to do a bit of digging. 🙂

    Sorry to hear that your interview didn’t go as you planned.

    BTW, went for a function where the groom was wearing a pink tie. So it looks like you are not alone. 🙂

  9. May 5, 2008 7:19 pm

    happy belated birthday and good luck 😀 hope whatever it was got sorted out fine

  10. May 5, 2008 10:54 pm

    Hey guys.. don’t mean to be rude or anything.. but are u guys just missing the point here?

    belated means already passed.. 29th is yet to come… 😀

  11. May 6, 2008 1:32 pm

    May 29th?? cool. i actually have a friend born on the same day..im sure it isn’t u:) AND since i am extremely bad at remembering bdays let me wish u in advance..Happy bday..

  12. May 6, 2008 3:59 pm

    I doubt it too.. But the funny thing i KNOW a few more ppl who celebrate the 29th.. including my neighbour.. How cool is that? 🙂

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