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Cut the Crap by Thushan Jayaratne

I have been working out since I was 12 years old, because I was a Fat bastard. Those were the days of Commando, Rambo etc and all the boys (and some Girls too I guess), wanted arms and specially biceps like Schwarzenegger and Stallone. My body has been through many changes during the 25 years since then.

Even though I had worked out a lot and many many hours had been put into working out my biceps, it took till I was 37, for my biceps to finally start showing definition of some significance. …


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The Original Influencer was in the Garden of Eden

I have been thinking a lot about ‘Influencers’ lately. NO, not anyone in particular and NOT in the way that I am ‘supposed to’ (fortunately or unfortunately).

I was thinking about Who influenced me when I was growing up, who is influencing me now, who influenced history, who influenced people in the last 100 years, the last 1000 years etc.

When I kept going back, I remembered the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Turns out that (among other things), this was also the #genesis of #influencermarketing

This is my Fun Insight on it. Apologies in…


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Finishing Off All The Love

I love Chocolates and Ice Cream…when ever I get them and put them in the fridge, I am unable to keep them for a long period of time. I end up eating them quite fast. No matter how much of it I get, I just go through them really fast, as long as I have them in my fridge. And what do I do when they are over…nothing really. It is not like I go out immediately and buy more of it and stock them in the fridge. …


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Image Source: aconsciousrethink.com

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article titled ‘Obituaries for the Living’. It was meant to help anyone wanting to let go of painful people and emotions.

But I also realised that ‘letting the people who we love die’ might also be the best way to love them more.

If you really think about it, our lives and specially our relationships with other people is One regret or the other, the fewer the regrets, and we tell ourselves that we are happy with that person or that relationship.

My Dog Teddy, has been my Therapist for the last 8…


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Putting a label on something and calling it ‘BRANDED’, is like saying “I can run…so you should assume that I am Usain Bolt”. In both cases, if we paid Good money for them, we would be utterly disappointed.

I saw an ad on instagram saying “BRANDED LINEN SHIRT’. I tried to read the label on the photo of the shirt to see what this BRAND was. But just like the ‘authenticity’ of this ad, it was not visible!

Stating that something is ‘BRANDED’ does not automatically make it a product of Good Quality. But if you are going to…


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If you are like me, lunch on weekdays at work is more a chore than a break, and I usually end up having mine at my desk.

I realised that, I usually finish my lunch in about 5–8 mins, which is quite quick considering that I have Sri Lankan Rice & Curry with at least 3–4 veggie curries. I know that my doctor asked me to eat slow, as apparently, eating fast is one of the main reasons to swallow air which causes bloating in the stomach after a meal. …


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Original Image from: lovetoknow

We talk about moving on so much but what we don’t realize is that we need to KILL our the Old thoughts, people, habits, behaviors, etc before we move on. Now, we might not be able to Kill Ourselves, other people, or the things that are causing us pain and grief, but there is nothing stopping us from ‘writing an OBITUARY’.

Imagine that someone died, someone very close to you and whom you spent a lot of time with. Maybe one of your parents, your spouse, or maybe your best friend who you used to live with. Imagine that you…


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Post-COVID19, the way that we do business and think about business needs to change. Employees are going to lose jobs, some are going to get pay cuts, contracts might not get renewed, Consultancy services will be a ‘nice to have’ rather than a ‘must have’, Buying power and intention would be less as people will dip into their savings and be weary of the future, Businesses of all scales and sizes will have to reevaluate their strategies while they cut costs in the short term. …


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First COVID19 Patient leaving the hospital after recovering weeks before the eventual lockdown in Sri Lanka

Covid19 Patient #1 detected in Sri Lanka: 27th January
Covid19 Patient #1, recovered and discharged: 19th February
Covid19 Patient #2 detected in Sri Lanka: 11th March
Country put on Lockdown: 20th March

I always said that this Sri Lankan hospitality (to the degree that everyone hypes it up to be, when it suits their agenda), is load of Bull Shit. We are a friendly and/or hostile people, just like everyone else. Its just that being reliant on Tourism, being friendly i.e hospitable, had an economic upside for Sri Lanka.

This ‘HOSPITALITY’ in my personal opinion, is just ‘REFINED SLAVERY’ inculcated…


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There is no doubt that much is to be desired from present-day service standards in Sri Lanka. Almost all of us who have required a service from a commercial establishment have been disappointed with what we got, at some point or the other. No matter how important or trivial in nature, most of the time, the service standard, leaves us ‘stranded’.

Service is not just a word or an ideal. It is action, and a chain of thoughts that precedes that action. These thoughts need to be inspired by the management and the leadership of the establishment and funneled down…

Thushan Jayaratne

Ideator & Creative Writer • Satirist • Closet Comedian • Autodidact | @theplaintea

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