Recap of 2016

2016 is almost over and a new year is ahead. Most of the things might have happened to you during this year. You may have gained new things, lost things, learned a lot more other things, met new people, visited new places and so on and so forth. Overall for me, this year was one of the most busiest years in my life. Although its been almost 2 years ever since I created my blog, I could hardly make many travel posts this year. The main reason been that I was much busy with my law exams which are still on going. Nevertheless, I created this final post for this year to recap the few but very exciting posts that I created throughout the year. Not to of course forget that its already been a year ever since I created my YouTube channel which you could view here. 

My first post for the year was on HOW TO GET RID OF STRESS. I hope that this post was of help for those who were and who are still suffering from stress.

I next published the series of posts with a combination of three parts on my TRIP TO KATHARAGAMA. (Part I, Part II, and Part III can be view by clicking on the links).

The surprising gift that I received from South Korea was one of the exciting moments I encountered at the beginning of this year. My excitement was shared using two posts. (Part I & Part II)

Two of my very interesting experiences were also shared with my readers. You could read them by clicking here and here.

Prior to my recap post, the final travel blog post of my blog was on the Elephant Orphanage situated in Pinnawala. You can view it by clicking here if you didn't get to read it earlier.

Although my blog was not rich with MANY posts, I hope that you enjoyed the ones that exist. I would also like to thank everyone who supported me and encouraged me to build up my blog to whatever it is today. 

Alright then, 2017 is coming up. Wait up for some amazing posts that are to come next year. Finally, may all you have a wonderful new year and successful year ahead. :)


Visit to the Elephant Orphanage 

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a famous orphanage, nursery as well as a captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. It is situated 13 kilometers to the Northeast of the Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. My visit to this lovely place occurred on my way to Kandy (which I will write about by way of another post). 

These are some shots I captured during my visit.

Someone's enjoying his meal

Boooo... such a happy face :)

Find me if you can!!! 

Its bathing time!!! 

P.S. There are various rules and guidelines that we visitors need to follow when visiting this place. Especially, there are notices around the place notifying visitors not to feed the elephants since they are fed on time by the caretakers with necessary food. Therefore lets obey the rules and keep the place clean when visiting it. Also you could grab awesome elephant souvenirs from small boutiques on the way to the elephant bathing place. Enjoy!!!

Last day of my 1st Job

Finishing Internship

Followed by the release of the results, until the next important step, it it always a requirement to be up with sufficient practice. Thanks to my knowledge and several people around me, I was capable of finding and attending to a reputed workplace in order complete my internship.

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Whatever other circumstances, it was a great experience to work officially for the first time in my life. Leaving my first work place after working for just 3 months is sad. But the people I met at this place were some amazing fellow employees who ended up been a group of amazing friends. These memories are unforgettable, that's for sure.

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It's still the beginning and a lot is to come when you are just a fresher in a particular field. The place is new, the work is new, the people you have to work with are all new. That fresh feeling makes you want to learn various new things. Well, it might not be new to be able to intern somewhere, but it was my first time, and I treasure it a lot. The experiences I gained was what made this very important.

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While been sad about leaving this work place today, it also lightens up a small happy thought inside me. It is about been able to step forward to experience new things in life from tomorrow onwards.

Deviating a bit from traveling just to tell you how I feel is no harm. So, until I come back with another travel post, have an awesome time!!!

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Finally it's done

Looking for the GRADUATION!!!

Every students' dreams come true on the day of graduation, that's an obvious truth as you have passed many stages in life to achieve that very moment in life. After studying pretty hard for the past 17 years at school, you next concentrate on deciding which field you want to advance in. This becomes a crucial moment in life. That's because everyone suggests you various things to pursue in, but you may either want only to pursue in one particular field, or you might want listen to your parents for once to decide wisely. All might not do the same in succeeding, but many try their best and most achieve it. So, at a point in life, you should be able to look back and be happy by looking at the hard work and commitments you've done to achieve what you have achieved.  

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After graduating from primary school in France, although I was pretty small, my next question was "what type of a school will I attend next when I go back to my homeland, Sri Lanka". Well, it was a hard one. My parents finally found a good international school which I got my secondary education. Even after that, my next issue was, "what do I do next". Thanks to my parents, I was capable of attending to a reputed University and major in law. After working hard for the past 3 years as a full time law student and winding it up successfully, you feel so happy that your hard work came to a temporary end (which I am sure that a lot is still to come) and that you are advancing to the next step in life. 

So now, its time to celebrate the hard work,.. So, when is it? Well, still waiting for it. The pressure is not yet over. Waiting for the GRADZ DAY to come by soon. Will let you know about the great day soon. 

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Although this out of traveling, this another amazing encounter in this voyage of life. Therefore, I thought of sharing this awesome moment with my readers. You must have felt the same when you were done with University or with some other institutions in life. So, you might definitely understand how I feel right now. Hope you enjoyed it. Have a fun time and take care !! 

A Gift from South Korea - Finally, I remember

A Gift from South Korea

Finally, I remember...

(The continuation of the first part...)

Hearing this news, my parents and I were wondering throughout as to who would send a package to us through the post as we had not even ordered anything online. Yet the thought of the gift from the competition never crossed my mind as I had completely forgotten that I even participated to such an online competition.

Once arriving at the post office, a person working in the office handed me over the so called package they were talking about. I could understand nothing on that bubbled package as most of the things were written in Korean. As soon as I saw that Korean written text, I had a slight feeling that this might be the gift sent to me, meaning, I had become a winner of that competition. So I opened the package to find out an original album of the boy band EXO all well packaged and sent all the way to Sri Lanka from South Korea. After all, I have been selected as a winner of that online competition!!!

Well… I was extremely surprised and exited. Who wouldn’t be though? Since this incident took place the day before my birthday, I could count this as a birthday gift sent to me from overseas apart from those presents given by my friends, amazing isn’t it? What made me even happier is the fact that the album didn’t only comprise of the CD which contained the tracks of the album, but it also had a complete photo album of the group members. It also included an autograph card of one of the EXO members. That was my first time receiving a music album of a famous band as a birthday gift ;), I had good grounds to be very much exited. 

However, I am happy that this turned out to be a genuine competition. It didn’t ask me to enter any confidential information such as credit card details or any other extremely confidential information and the organizers of this competition were very clearly mentioned. These were reasonable facts to trust that this online competition is a genuine one.  

P.S. It is however important to be very careful when it comes to online competitions. If you come across an online competition, make sure to look at its conditions and nature when entering details. Never enter personal and confidential information just for the sake of receiving a free gift, it might turn out to be a scam and you may fall into great trouble.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and I feel so happy that I could share with you one of the best moments that I had at the beginning of this year. Let me know any similar experiences that you had encountered if you would like to do so. 

Read the first part of this surprising moment by clicking here...

For more pictures of the gift, watch my YouTube video by clicking here...

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