Sunday, January 29, 2006

Construction week...

Since the fire, my team has been working to help with some of the re-building and it's been fun but hard work. My back hurts, my muscles [ or lack off...] are really sore and I am really tired...
I admire the people's business who were affected by the fire - everyone seems to be pitching in and helping and within 5 days the place has no traces of a fire or any destruction - it just looks like a new construction site.

Also, In our spare time my team and I have been working on cleaning our local community temple. I really like this buddhist temple, the dagoba is signficanlty high and now shining white, the bodi tree is beautiful and the painting are over 500 years old and is considered a world hertiage site. I love that our temple is obscurely located between some rice paddi fields and some huge trees... I haven't seen one tourist yet, just alot of devotees. We have a educational lesson on buddhism tomorrow and we inivited a local monk to explain the paintings and buddhism........so excited!

This job has more ups than down and I am definitely riding the wave...

Lovin' the world from Kegalle
Jam

Monday, January 23, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

An update finally...

I have to pay to use Audio Blogger....especially when my last two posts never made it to the blog....I have to think about this one. I love the convience but Google you really don't need my money - you have enough already.

On a beach in Sri Lanka. Sun, sand, beer and back to work tomorrow...

boo...

Reading:
You shall know your own velocity.
David Eggers - fantastic read - I love Morrocco, travelling and crazy plot twists....

Invisible Cities -
A fictional conversation between Marco Polo and Kublia Khan in which Marco describes cities he has seen around the world in his travels...
With only 100 pages ...this book took two weeks to finish and thank god every book is not like this. It's definitely a thinker and every city reminded me of some familiar setting. A bookshelf book for the home.

Colombo - This book is a historical account of Colombo with some ficitonal stories and I hate books that have more stories about anal raping than hope. I have yet to visit Colombo but I will go to check it out sometime for sure....

Peace from Sri Lanka
Jam

Sunday, January 08, 2006

A battle scar? or old age?

The bus I was riding home in tonite almost got into a major accident. All is well but I know have this nice scar under my eye and it was fun to bleed for a while...
I am serious. I loved it all - I must be so at peace with myself.

Blessings to all
Jam