Saturday, December 31, 2005
On another note - I finished the climb about 10hrs from the start and saw one of the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen...it was worth the hike and a great start to the new year.
Friday, December 30, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
Today I am sending this message via email because the internet is tooo
slow to load the blog.
Today is the 1st year anniversary of the Tsunami here in Sri Lanka. I
was really excited about being here and going to witness the actual
tsunami beaches and see first hand what work has been going on in the
past year. Especially with my internship at Oxfam last year and all
that tsunami work...
However the NGO that I work with here was really strict about visits
to other locations in the country. They are extremely controlling and
decided it was best for our team not to visit any areas - they even
told the visiting UK team that live in Colombo that they were
forbidden to visit a beach only a couple km's away.
I think something is definitely up! I can't put my finger on it....
probably they don't want us to see first hand how the reconstruction
projects are going in the country...In fact for the whole 4 months I
am here my team might not be able to visit a beach!
This is definitely weird...
Crap I have spent to long on the computer I must goooo....
Thanks for the recent posts and emails about my previous blogs - it's
really quite cool to think people listen to my thoughts...
I can't wait to share a bit more of my strange days with everyone.
Peace from Kegalle
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
So I took a day loff last Saturday - my first full day off in a couple
weeks... and it was really awesome. I bused off to a place called
Kandy [about 1 1/2 hr away] and the stayed at a small hotel in the
mountains. The place reminded me of Darjeeling in India - tea
plantations, mountains, fog and a good cup of tea.
However the weather was crap and I couldn't see more than 10 ft in
front of me - a bad mixture of fog and rain.
But my plan wasn't to do anything much for the weekend except stay in
my room and read. I didn't touch the internet and or use the phone.
I just needed time to relax and do nothing.
It was fun.
Peace from Kegalle,
Reading: Funny boy
A book written by a Sri Lankan/Torontiannannanana - it's very
detailed, descriptive, dauting and distrubing - how that's for
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Quick funny story: This morning I found that thier was no door to the shower, it's open concept - unlike the 3 person glass shower that I had on Degrassi Street. So I was kinda nervous to have my shower this morning because hey - it's open concept and people could just walk by. But this morning it went up another notch - as one of the family members walked by while I was taking a shower and started to ask me some questions about my laundry. This lead to a full 5 minute conversation. I am not ashamed of my nakedness. I just need to hit the gym.
Peace from Kegalle
Friday, December 09, 2005
The food is different - it's hot and it's a killer. A killer I don't want to eat anymore. I think a three day fast has to be in order. Will work on a buddhist fast soon.
Stuff to the brim in Colombo
Monday, December 05, 2005
On another note I love Hong Kong airport - so much to do...right now I am sitting in a VIP lounge with a nice plate of food, comfy chairs and yes the internet. All was well except when I checked my emails and found a HUGE pail of emails and know I have some work to do for work and well a little bit of fun.
Tomorrow Sri Lanka for 3 months.
Excited. Nervous. Crazy.
Speaking of Crazy - I read an evalution report on me a couple days ago in which someone commented " Jam is crazy. He is a bad man"
What else can I say?
Peace from the Kong
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Too many people always reading what you are typing.
I like Vancouver airport. It looks nice and simple - I haven't been in here in 4 years but it seems a bit bigger and alot friendly more pleasant - or it could just be that's close to midnite and everyone is tired.
On a different note - it's hard to leave Manitoba I left somethings unsettled and I had sooooo many goodbyes that I missed. Manitoba has to be the heart of Canada it's really friendly.
Off to Hong Kong and I look forward to a hotel and a nice 12hr delay.
Peace from the Sea