Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Ceylon Years


It has been 21 hours since I left the charming country Sri Lanka for good, to start my third innings in the city of Mumbai. My life will go back to the rush of the big city. But the two years in the tiny, laid-back tropical isle has given me enough pleasant memories to remember, and pleasures to carry forward.

The friends, the food, the Sunday Jazz, the local Arrack, the frequent weekend trips to a pretty resort, the beaches, the easy smiles of the people, the polite air and life in the easy lane. All have become a part of me.

And thanks to the easy life, I picked up 2 great hobbies. SLR photography and playing the guitar...I could always sing, but now I can do it along with strumming the guitar. In fact, a day before leaving the country, I did my first professional studio recording of a song. It came out quite well.

Now, let’s see how the latest Mumbai innings go.

ps: thats a sunrise from the balcony of my ex-apartment in Colombo, taken by Nikon D 60, a few days before I left.

6 comments:

ALIen said...

baba we want to listen to it as well please upload it for us.
still waiting for the MICA post.
Welcome back. Cheers!!!!!

meraj said...

thanks ALIen! gimme you mail id and i shall mail it across to you.

the MICA post shall happen someday but dont know when ;)

ALIen said...

irfanalien@gmail.com

meraj said...

thanks ALIen...sent.

Namas said...

i know u r going to miss it all!!

Mohammed said...

Hey Meraj, just read this post, I know I am quite far behind... lol! Glad to be a part of your memories here... looking forward to the opportunities to create new ones in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead... Podi