Sneak Preview: New Sinhala Blog Post I’m Working On Right Now

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Be patient my dear little LBSS Tribe. It’ll be released sometime next week.

Hint: It’s A grammar post on AN important part of THE Sinhala language… (giggle giggle).

In the meantime, let’s do something just for fun:

Leave a comment below and tell me what you’ve got planned for this weekend? Doesn’t matter if it’s as basic as relaxing with a book or as exciting as having a Nespresso with George Clooney in his Lake Como villa. Just resist the urge to over-exaggerate, will you?

54 Responses to Sneak Preview: New Sinhala Blog Post I’m Working On Right Now

  1. Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 08:49 #

    Dear Dilshan,

    Thanks for asking about my weekend. I don’t know of any other blogs that care so much about its readers. It’s cute but at the same time ultra-creepy and rather disturbing that you want to know about my weekend plans. I hope you realize that you come across as a weird stalker. I seriously think you should get a life.

    But to answer your question, this weekend I’ll be filling in a whole bunch of bank account-opening forms and then cleaning my bedroom (yeah, “crazy weekend”, I know… haha, lol, omg, lmfao). I also will be packing my suitcase in preparation for a trip that I have planned next week.

    PS: Dilshan, I think you’re very smart, funny, great-looking, and charming. But I still think you’re a creepy weirdo who should mind his own business and avoid asking dumb questions like “what are you doing this weekend?”.

    Sincerely,

    Dilshan

    (ok, so you get the gist. Now your turn…) :)

  2. Orpha Navarre November 22, 2014 at 09:51 #

    Hi Dilshan,
    Just in time to read you mail before going to South-Africa. (You remember, I told you ?) So, this weekend, I will try to learn some more Zulu before arriving in Hoedspruit next monday.
    Sinhala learning has to wait until the end of december … This afternoon, I will enjoy the “country-dance” happening in Bonson with my friends.
    Best regards from a Belgian living in France,
    Orpha

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 10:08 #

      Hi Orpha, yes I remember your plans to go to South Africa. Have a great trip!

      Also, I didn’t know anything about the country dance in Bonson. Just googled it :)

      Amus-toi bien!

  3. Savvas November 22, 2014 at 11:01 #

    Hi This weekend I’m studying my Russian and Sinhala languages, as well as preparing a lesson on tag questions for my students. Life is never dull!

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 12:26 #

      Sounds like a real “language-packed” weekend :) Have fun Savvas!

  4. Jayamathan November 22, 2014 at 11:14 #

    Hello Dilshan. go ahead. good luck. you are a great gift to us. i kindly ask you to include more verbs and phrases as much as possible, thanks for spending your valuable time for us. have a great weekend.

  5. Alexandra November 22, 2014 at 11:25 #

    Hello Dilshan,
    I’m sitting on the corridor stairs of a big music shop listening how my brother’s playing drums one by one to choose the perfect sounded one. This can go on for hours … But back home there waits my seminar paper (need 20 pages, finish 3 pages) to be finished so I think to sit here and wait is the better option ;)
    So you can guess what I’m going to do tomorrow. Yes, try to finish my seminar paper.
    Next weekend can only be better :)
    Greetings from the corridor stairs,
    Alexandra

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 12:27 #

      Ha, that’s an original one, waiting in the corridors while drums are being tested :)

      Good luck with that (and more importantly with the remaining 17 pages of the seminar paper). Take care Alexandra!

  6. Eeva November 22, 2014 at 11:36 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    My weekend started with taking the cat to the vet for his yearly injection. Then came doing the laundry and shopping. Then coffee with a friend and a BBQ at night with the family. Sunday morning is for sleeping in. Then lunch with another friend and afternoon is for R&R. And it will be over so soon….

    Cheers,
    Eeva

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 12:29 #

      You know that sounds like the perfect weekend for me (ok,maybe not the injection for your poor cat but the rest of it). Have loads of fun Eeva!

  7. Rochelle November 22, 2014 at 11:48 #

    Kohomadha Dilshan ayya? lol I hope I did that right. not much this weekend for me. a few house chores and just movie marathon on Sunday with my best friend. I’ll message you soon as I get the chance. it’s 3:45am and this old bat needs to sleep. take care.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 12:31 #

      Thanks Rochelle (a.k.a. “old bat”…- your words, not mine, ;-)), I’m fine thanks (and yes, you got it right). Take care and good night / good morning! Also, enjoy the movie marathon. Let me know the movies you’re planning on watching. I’m a movie nut myself, although I’m trying to reduce.

  8. Eva Struc November 22, 2014 at 11:51 #

    Dear Dilshan,

    I just love your mails and posts, it’s so good to start a new day with a smile on my face :) This smile helped me be a better personal driver for my grandma this morning and it will continue to follow me to the multi-culti party in evening (where it’ll get enhanced by bollywood music and dance :)). After good nights rest it will have to work hard to enlighten all the faces that are coming to my sister’s surprise party tomorrow – fingers crossed that all goes well cause i’ll be the main cook for the feast :)

    Enjoy your weekend as well :)

    Hugs from Slovenia,

    Eva

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 12:35 #

      Hi Eva, thanks so much! That is so sweet of you to say and I’m thrilled that I could start your day with a smile. Strangely, since recently (a month ago) I too have been focusing on some morning routines that also put me into a good & productive mood. It’s mind-blowing what an effect it has on the rest of my day!!! So I can totally relate to what you’re saying.

      Bollywood music & dance, surprise birthday parties, the feast… Sounds like an awesome weekend!

      Good luck being the main cook. Do let me know how it goes, ok? :)

      Take care Eva!

  9. Anne Jayawardene November 22, 2014 at 12:33 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    As a new, but very much a mature student of your most interesting course; I will be attempting to get to grips with some of your lessons this week-end.

    I will also be able to try it out on my brother-in-law and a close Sinhalese friend (God help them) at my birthday lunch tomorrow.
    Keep the lessons coming.
    Regards,
    Anne

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 22, 2014 at 12:38 #

      Hi Anne, my “new and mature” friend :)

      Happy birthday in advance (I really hope you’re not one those good folks who believes it’s bad luck to be wished beforehand, I hope?? :))

      Have a great lunch and please do share with us the reactions you get from your B-I-L and your Sinhalese friend.

      Talk to you again soon, Anne.

  10. clarissa November 22, 2014 at 13:31 #

    This weekend I plan to see Mockingjay Part at the theater. And…..clean my house. Least favorite thing to do. Also, I am planning a Sri Lankan inspired Thanksgiving, where I will attempt to make some traditional Sri Lankan/Sinhaleese? foods. So must start the planning and shopping phase this weekend in order to have any clue what I am doing come Thursday.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 06:51 #

      Wow, a Sri Lankan thanksgiving meal? What would look like??? Wait, don’t answer. Instead, promise me you’ll email me a photo of the table once it’s all laid out? Ok Clarissa?

  11. Abdur Rahman AR November 22, 2014 at 13:33 #

    Hello sir,
    Itz great… expect more updates
    thank u so much :)
    Have a nice day

  12. Elisabeth November 22, 2014 at 15:01 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Great plans for new blog about professions!

    But for the moment – my weekend consists of ‘poosa-sitting’. My friend just went off for the week to look after his son who just returns this evening from Colombo to finish his studies in Australia, which had been interrupted by a car accident a couple of years ago… well it’s a long sorry story, but anyhow, I will spend the weekend and next week on the sunshine coast looking after his 2 cats.

    I brought the adjectives list with me. Could call one cat a ‘kammaeli poosa’, the other ‘naraka’. Friend was impressed. Also I know I shouldn’t listen in to his phone conversations but ‘mama purushayi’, and I start to pick up words or short conversations. Actually I was trying to look the word for ‘curious’ but could not find it.. Maybe hat could make the list as well.

    Now I wish you ‘sathutu dhena saathi anthaya’ (meika kiyanna puluvan dha?)

    Best wishes, and many thanks,

    Elisabeth

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 06:56 #

      HI Elisabeth, sorry to hear about your friend’s son’s accident. Poor guy. Hope he recovers soon.

      I’m so impressed at how you’ve used the Sinhala adjectives correctly in your message :)

      Actually, regarding “sathutu dhena”, I know I’m the culprit behind that but I should’ve specified that it means “joy GIVING” and although it still gets the overall message across when you use it with sathi anthaya, it probably sounds better to say “sathutén pirichcha sathi anthaya” (“a weekend filled with joy”). See what I mean? I take responsibility for the confusion, sorry.

  13. Jessi November 22, 2014 at 17:40 #

    Hi Dilshan!

    I attended an engagement party and will be doing Sunday brunch. Otherwise, just errands and playing video games!

    Love the posts :)

    Thanks,
    Jessi

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:00 #

      Oooh Sunday brunch sounds so good right now. But I’m resisting as I’m trying to lose a couple of kilos before my trip next week. Fight the temptation, Dilshan!!!

      By the way, what’s the video game (or games) that you’ll be playing? I have such a weakness for my playstation and I’ve spent many hours playing it, the same hours that I could’ve used more productively (which is why I keep it unplugged now). But no harm in innocently tasting the addiction vicariously through you, right? :)

      So, at the risk of sounding creepy “What are you playing????”

  14. Eden November 22, 2014 at 17:56 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Thank you so much for this awesome resource. There was no hope for my Sinhala until I found LBSS.

    I’m going to be finishing up an online nutrition course I’ve been creating and then cuddling up by the fireplace with a big cup of tea.

    Wishing you a wonderful relaxing weekend!
    Eden

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:04 #

      Thanks for the nice feedback about LBSS, Eden. I appreciate it.

      Woah…. You had me at “Online” :) Obviously, it’s something that interests me. When you’re ready to talk about it, please do let me know more about it (by email if you prefer and don’t want spying eyes to steal your idea :)) I’m sure you and I will have a lot to talk about.

      Take care and enjoy that big (hopefully, Sri Lankan) cup of tea by the fireplace ;-)

  15. Laura November 22, 2014 at 19:20 #

    Hi Dilshan!
    Well, I’m probably just going to stay at home and study, which is good, since it’s so rainy here these days :)
    How about you? what’s the weather like in Sri Lanka this time of the year?

    Take care!
    Laura

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:06 #

      Hi Laura! The weather is pretty much same over here, which is weird because I don’t remember it being this rainy last year! Every morning starts off bright and sunny and just as the small hand on the clock strikes 12, down comes the pour from the clouds. Weirdsies….

      Good luck with the studying.

  16. Jagoda November 22, 2014 at 20:01 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    This weekend I visited (with my bf) my mum – she has birthday today :).
    And tomorrow I’m going to have a training and then study.

    Best,
    J.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:08 #

      Well then , “suba upan dhinayak vewa” to Mama :)

      Training in what may I ask? I don’t know why but I’m picture some martial arts or cross fit training? Am I getting close or am I totally on a different page? :)

  17. Tracey November 22, 2014 at 21:26 #

    I am having a relaxing weekend watching movies and chatting to my partner on Viber. He is in Badulla and I am in New Zealans

  18. Tracey November 22, 2014 at 22:56 #

    HI Dilshan
    I will be watching movies and chatting with my partner who is in Badulla Sri Lanka. I live in New Zealand so it makes it hard with the time difference. I am loving the fact that i can learn to chat with him in sinhala and he is very surprised.

    Tracey

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:11 #

      Oh yeah, long-distance, I’ve done that too :) What would we do if not viber and skype, right? ;) Yeah time difference can be an issue. I have a brother who lives in Melbourne and we deal with a similar time lag. Hopefully, all what you guys are going through is a ‘rite of passage’ to something better. All the best.

      Love hearing that you’re actually courageous to use the Sinhala you’re learning here! You make me very proud!! :)

      Take care and thanks again for your comment, Tracey.

  19. Shirley V November 23, 2014 at 00:29 #

    Good evening well almost morning for you Dilshan, my weekend not as exotic as jetting of to Africa, parties and so on. They all sound like fun, movie marathon would be fabulous, joined by a bottle of wine and good people of course. I am not a TV watcher, but movies I totally do I have a large library of movies.

    My weekend plans were attacking the huge oak limb that blocked my driveway when a very nasty storm came through the area last Tues, I was able to get some done but rain stopped play. (Never used a chainsaw before, but now I know why Jason made it his choice of weapon, Mu ha ha! Its rather good fun). So have turned to the wonderful drudgery of housework and (even worse) paperwork. LOL And checking out this rather cool chap’s web site and blog.. LBSS of course.

    I am excited Sri Lanka & England are playing this year, I soooo want to go. Was able to see them play at Lords many moons ago. Everyone asks me which team I support, I confuse them by saying both. Most cannot understand that LOL. England because I am British, Sri Lanka because they can win!!!!, my loyalty lies with my husband so I am by his side when he supports his team. But really I am not worried who wins, etc, I just enjoy the fun of the game.

    I answered my own stupid question I posted, as to best place to start, the beginning of course you idiot. You should have told me that… LOL

    Have a blessed rest of the weekend, hopefully I can go in for another round of tree attack after mass tomorrow. I hear everyone saying why don’t you use a garden service, I have tried that. Several of them in fact, I am not easy to work for, when I am paying you for a job, you do it how I want it done. Not how you think it should be done without consulting me first at least. So I have ‘fired’ a lot also. But I actually enjoy getting outside working in the garden, like most things, some parts are easy, some are not.

    Thank you Dilshan for your super funny learning learning process, its wonderful. just as you are of course:)

    Big smile and wave from the Brit in the US.

    Shirley

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:15 #

      Hi Shirley! Well, when I asked the question on weekend plans, I was expecting a diverse set of responses but i never expected “attacking a huge oak limb” to be one of them :)

      Yeah, i know, I too am looking forward to the cricket series. 7 ODI’s!!! That’s a lot! Unfortunately, I won’t be in the country for most of them. Will only catch the last one, and I’m planning on going to the stadium to watch accompanies by an constant supply of Sri Lankan “Lion beer”. :)

      Thanks again for the comment and I hope everything works out well with mission “weekend lumberjack”.

  20. Kara November 23, 2014 at 00:45 #

    Happy weekend Dilshan!

    Over here I’m trying to do as little as possible while eating as much “junk” as I can. Basically any other Saturday lol.

    Tomorrow is hitting the gym and trying to get back on some discernible track…

    Enjoy your weekend! Not creepy at all to ask.

    Kara

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:18 #

      Hi Kara, that sounds very much like the “cheat day”, as prescribed by Tim Ferriss’s slow-carb diet (is that what you’re following by any chance?). It really is remarkable how suddenly shocking my system with an overload of calories does help reset the metabolism.

      All I can say is “go crazy” with the junk food! :)

  21. Prof November 23, 2014 at 05:46 #

    Hi Dilshan,

    Love getting your mail. I don’t remember if I ever thanked you for the advice on my Sri Lankin “friend” at work. Ya, it’s going nowhere but I’m still very much in Love with her so we’ll see how God sees this situation play out. :-)

    Anyway, my apologies lol

    I am in IT (Information Technology)
    I am an IT Professional.
    I work with computers.

    Any of these statement would be interesting to say in Sinhala…

    Thank You,

    Prof

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2014 at 07:19 #

      Hi Prof, thanks for the suggestions on the profession.

      Also, sorry to hear that things are at a stand-still with your office romance, hopefully things work out the way you want it to.

  22. Gabriel November 23, 2014 at 11:05 #

    Hey Dilshan,

    Just back from yoga here in Singapore and starting to map out the week ahead, which includes a trip to Colombo to visit my kids who live there.

    I’m really enjoying your material and would love your tips on a good Colombo or iTalki tutor for a bit of Sinhala action between your posts :-)

    Thanks again,

    Gabriel

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 13, 2014 at 08:11 #

      Hi Gabriel, will let you know. Thanks for the comment, glad you’re enjoying the material. Hope the yoga was good :)

  23. Elizabeth November 23, 2014 at 17:57 #

    Hello Dilshan

    I enjoy my weekends because I get to go to church and watch a DVD. This weekend is extra special because I get to watch a DVD on my new 32″ Flat screen.

    About my profession, I prefer not to mention, due to personal reasons. Hope you will understand. thanks. Beside that, I have nothing to complain.

    How have you been Dilshan? How is Shakeel? My best to him and of course my regards
    best wishes to you for a great future.

    Take care.
    Elizabeth T.

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 13, 2014 at 08:13 #

      Hi Elizabeth, sorry for the delay. Hope you enjoyed the DVDs on the new flat screen. I remember how excited I was when I bought my first flat screen. I was like a little kid!

      Speaking of little kids, Shakeel is fine. I haven’t seen him in a while as I’ve been traveling but I do annoy him once in a way with text messages. Shall tell him you inquired about him. He’ll be happy.

      Take care and shall talk to you again soon.

  24. Erica November 23, 2014 at 20:38 #

    I flew to a different city this weekend to see my boyfriend :) Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

  25. Elisabeth November 24, 2014 at 19:49 #

    Just a few words to say “bonjour” Dilshan and to wish you a nice trip as well. Holidays or professional activities ?

    A bientôt !

    Elisabeth

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 13, 2014 at 08:16 #

      Hi Elisabeth, It’s all holiday, not professional. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I took a professional trip (maybe 3 years ago?). I see that as a good thing :)

      A bientot and thanks for your comment.

  26. Nargis November 26, 2014 at 16:09 #

    hello dilshan…ummm replying ur email late coz was busy celebrating my birthday last weekend:)
    nd yea it was great fun:):)

    nargis

  27. Petruta November 26, 2014 at 21:18 #

    Sorry for my late reply!:) Well I can tell you what I did last weekend. I went to work, as usual and also to Church on Sunday morning.
    # (I work on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays–so that I can go to University during the week -I study Foreign Languages:English and Korean). Next weekend will be the same plus some hard study for an exam that is scheduled on the 2nd of December (Semantics).

    Have a blessed week!
    Petruta, from Romania

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 13, 2014 at 08:18 #

      Hi Petruta, you sound super busy!!! :)

      Hope you’ll find some free time soon. Hope the Dec 2nd exam went well.

      Take care and speak again soon.

  28. shafna November 28, 2014 at 14:06 #

    me post eka harima hondhai. mata aluth words valinta danna one. obata mata igan genema puluwantha?
    i hope you can understand. comment me on my sinhala.
    thank you

    • Dilshan Jayasinha December 13, 2014 at 08:21 #

      Hi Shafna, assuming you want to say “I want to learn new words, can you teach me?”, you should say:

      “mata aluth vachana igena ganna oné, oyaata mata ugannanna puluwandha?”

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