Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Monkey Puzzle, and I Am Like.


The Monkey Puzzle is, like, now in my garden's expanding butterfly list.
And I am, like, totally, happy.
First time I saw this rare beauty was like an year ago, close to Kebithigollawa.
It is named Monkey Puzzle because its "prickly" caterpillar looks like a leaf of the South American conifer Monkey-puzzle.

Today, I am heading to Kandy for the big rugby match between Kingswood and St. Peter's. At this moment, I am, like, in need of a pump up song ahead of this clash. So here it is.



The inspiration to use the word "like," except, where it was genuinely needed as a word, came from this post of London, Lanka and Drums.

6 comments:

Beej said...

Hey Amila, that's, like, so totally coo-ool! Do you have a big indie rock scene there in Sri Lanka? I used to be something of a chronicler of the scene here in India until recently...

Gallicissa said...

Hey, Beej.
Thanks! :)
I am like sad right now 'cos we lost the match, through a last minute try.

Yes, we have a decent indie rock scene here.

Stu said...

Wow, that is the first time I've ever heard Sri Lankan pop music..............

Gallicissa said...

Cool, Stu.

FYI, this song is about a slummy room of a working class man (who is a bit of a thug) named Gune Ayya. There, people of all classes are known to gather for [illegal] gambling and partying.

The lyrics is rich in boastful content, befitting a rap, about the said room, activities centred around it, and about Gune Ayya's nasty character.

Being a teetotaller, non-smoker and a non-gambler, I do not have a lot of sentimental attachment to this song; but, I love the music, the boastful blabber, and the stage performance of the singer. :)

Stu said...

I think you must be the only teetotal rugby fan in the world...........

Gallicissa said...

Haha, I'll take it as a compliment!

BTW, the song also wax lyrical about the patrons that visit his facility. :)

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