Monday, 29 December 2008

Finding Hotels in Sri Lanka

One problem faced by big companies in Sri Lanka is organizing trips for the whole staff. Its pretty hard to find hotels in Sri Lanka that can accommodate around 700 people and more often than not they tend to choose two or three different hotels which are situated nearby. That is exactly what we did in our trip to Kandy. We reserved three hotels in Kandy and arranged a shuttle service between the three hotels. The things worked out very well and we had a great time. Since most of my friends were grouped and given same hotels I think everyone enjoyed the trip. Well it want be easy to find another three hotels next time around , so lets hope for the best.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Merry Christmas

This must be the first Christmas that I didn't went for church , and thinking about it now I do feel a bit of guilt but hopefully I can make up for it in the coming years. Instead of going to our aunts place as we usually do this time everyone came to our place for a change. It is always good to see everyone at least once in a year and I can consider myself truly lucky to have such a close knit set of relations. The food was great as usual with everyone bringing something to contribute to the table. It was sad to see everyone leave at the end but I guess all good things must come to an end.

Merry Christmas Everybody

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Playing Basket Ball after a while

Well got an invitation to watch a Basket Ball tournament organized by SLIIT. And in the evening had an opportunity to play a game as well. It felt nice to play after a while although it was pretty hard because I was playing after a long time. Somehow we won the match and tomorrow we are playing the semi finals and chances of winning it seems pretty good.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Imperia Online is so slow

After getting tired of waiting to play mob wars in Facebook I started playing Imperia Online , although the interface looks nice and fun the game moves very slowly for my liking. It takes ages to gather the necessary resources so sometimes it gets very boring. I hope as I level up and build up my kingdom the game play becomes more faster. On the other hand I'm having trouble getting enough members to my mob in mob wars. How hard could it be to accept an invitation and create a character ?

Thursday, 18 December 2008

You don't get rich unless you save money

Making money online is great , but you want be getting rich unless you start saving some money that you have earned. Luckily for me I'm not totally dependent on the Internet for my income and I do get a salary well above the average Sri Lankan. Biggest problem is I don't seem to be saving a penny from my salary. So what is the best way to save money ? sending your salary straight to the bank is a step in the right direction. At least then you have to go to the bank or the ATM to withdraw the money. Luckily for me Sampath bank has an account type that does the saving for me and I found it in the correct time as well :)

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Online data entry jobs in Sri Lanka

Online date entry jobs in Sri Lanka were a hot subject a while ago , especially after the sea gulls incident and still for many Sri Lankans who are looking to make money online this seems the best option. Why do they go for this option , because they think it is the most easiest option , very few invest some time to learn about other methods like Forex trading , they are afraid of the complicated things. Always remember that if you risk nothing you risk everything. Speaking about data entry jobs it is one of the most competitive fields out there. Thousands are doing this and you need to spend some time on it and build a reputation to start earning some serious money. Worse thing is that there are plenty of scammers out there who will take your money promising data entry jobs but really offers nothing. If you are still looking for data entry jobs please remember to do some extensive search before paying for anything. Mostly what they do is ask for money and give you a list of sites , a list where you can find in the internet for free , if you have any doubts about this feel free to share your concerns in the comment section. You can also check out my article about data entry jobs in Sri Lanka .

Playing mob wars in facebook

What do you do when your on annual leave and going back to office in 20 days or so ? You play games on facebook :) , although it seems cool to put leaves and stay at home after there or four days staying at home also becomes boring. So I decided to check my facebook invitation and started playing mob wars. I have to admit it can be a really addictive game. And unlike Facebook fleet command you can play this quite regularly too. After playing for around 3-4 days I'm already level 19 and owning a hotel :) . If any of you are playing mob wars in facebook feel free to send an invite to your mob :)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

United Lanka is PR1 now

Google was kind to me and given a PR of 1 to this blog. That is very kind of Google since they penalize my Make Money Blogging blog for no apparent reason. How important the page rank is debated among many and there are various opinions about it , as long as you get the traffic I guess it doesn't matter that much either , one thing it shows to your visitors is that Google trusts your blog and that is always a good thing. Maybe if I write something nice about Big G they will give me a PR2 in the next update :)

Friday, 12 December 2008

The Morning Banana Diet

How much I tried I just don't seem to loose weight , I play Basket Ball , go for a swim for about three days a week but still doesn't seem to lose weight. Well my eating habits are one of the main reasons why I cant lose weight and with thousands of diet programs out there its not that easy to choose one either. That's when I found this morning banana diet program , which is easy to follow and cost effective as well. What you have to do is eat bananas for breakfast and after about 2-3 bananas you feel full. Combine that with some good eating habits and you will be on your way to loosing weight :)

Monday, 8 December 2008

Sri Lankan Blogspot

One of my friends pointed me to , a site where you can create a blog for free. It looks pretty similar to the standard Wordpress dashboard and you have some in built in  widgets ready to be added to the theme. There are some Wordpress themes added so you can change the theme to suit your need as well. The tricky part is the Adsense revenue plan. You can add adsense blocks but they are shown in 60-40 sharing mode. That means for every 100 impressions your ads will show 60 times and there ads will show 40 times. With services like blogspot where you can get 100% of your ad earnings why should anyone want to share there revenues ? 
One advantage is you can get a .lk domain name so you will look cool and represent Sri Lanka. Hopefully more and more plug-ins will be added in the future so you might be able to get the full functionality offered by self hosted wordpress. Lest hope the admins will take care of that.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Doing online surveys in Sri Lanka

More and more people are looking for ways to make money online in Sri Lanka. And one of the favorite things seems to be signing up for online survey sites. Almost all of these sites have testimonials from people who are getting paid to do surveys. But the problem is most of them are in countries like USA and Canada where there is a huge competition for brands and customer surveys are a important feature of there marketing campaign. Most of the surveys are targetted for people in those countries so Sri Lankans don't get many surveys. Since there are no surveys people cant reach the earning limit to get paid and hence they don't get any money. The bad thing about is most try only this , gets dissapointed with the results and don't even try any other way to make money online. If you are in Sri Lanka and know about site that has enough offers for Sri Lankans please share it in the comments section. Others, if you are in Sri Lanka stay away from online survey filling sites.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Finally watched Machan

After hearing from almost everybody I finally went and watched Machan directed by Uberto Pasolini and I realised why everyone is highly recommending it. First of all the stroy line is different and the fact that its based on a true story makes it more interesting. It wasn't a star studded crew but the actors did more than justice to the film. After doing some Googling I found out that the director actually spoke to some of the people involved and try to make the film as close as to the true story as possible. The jokes were all very natural and they were in flow with the story. You also get a glimpse into the poor communities of Sri Lanka and how hard it is to survive for them.One of the best Sinhala movies I watched in recent times and I highly recommend that you go and watch it.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Reunion Night was Great

We had the first official reunion of the 2002A/L batch of St.Peter's College and it was an fantastic event. We initially planned for around 60 people and more than 80 were present and because of the success of this event I think there will be more next time we plan a meet up. It was nice to see most of the guys after a long while. And instead of the normal fried rice and curries this time we had Kottu for dinner and it went very well with the drinks. There was liqour drinking competition and a dancing competition and Dilanks who was the captain of the Sri Lanka National team was given a special award. Then it was all dancing and drinking till it ended around 1.30 PM. Waiting until the next get together :)