Friday, May 29

The Land Of Mystical Beauty!




This is my motherland, this is Sri Lanka! I want the world to know how beautiful a land it is, and amidst all the bloodshed, tears and sufferings in the last few decades, my country did not lose it's strength and beauty. It is all still there and I know she will rise from the ashes and deliver again. Where the British once ruled, where the kings once reigned, where the Buddha once visited, where the temples and nature hum tunes from the heart, where the genuine smiles live, where the lakes and flowers tell you stories, where people will warmly welcome you into their homes, where money is not everything, where the simple life is appreciated, where the culture is rich, where the paddyfields and mountains echo peace, where parents and elders are your God, where the sound of the village temple bells offer you pure bliss, where the green green grass takes you home, where baby Dee lives, and where Keshi was born... :)

Please watch this video with Sound. It gives you a brief intro to where I come from...my heritage...where my heart really is wherever I may go...where my father was born and where he died...where my memories rule...where my culture and life was shaped into what I am today...where my childhood years were spent...where magical beauty lives forever. Watch it to the end, cos I am in this video too ;-) *oii not the monkey ok!* Can you tell me which part I'm referring to when I said I'm in this video? Let's see how clever you are. Good luck and hey have a beautiful weekend! Let Love somehow take you Home...for there is no other place on Earth like Home!


91 Cranium Signets:

V. Archana said...

hi keshi...how r u doing? long time,havnt heard from u. :)


very nice video.. :) how long has it been that u havnt visited ur motherland lately :)


Hey keshi,btw pj and me are gonna come out with a combined post very soon.. so,v have randomly selected some of our mutual blog friends 4 the post. In this post all of us r gonna be fishes,so i wud want to know if u will agree 2 be a part of it. :) hope 2 hear from u soon. TC! :)

Regards,
Archana

Shantharam Shenoy K said...

Hi that was a cool video..I have always wanted to visit Sri Lanka, hvaing seen it so many times on TV.. I really do not know which part of the video you might be in, but i guess its one of those kids they showed..thats my guess..and have a wonderful weekend..
cheers
Shantharam

Jimmy said...

why I love my blogger friends and Keshi




I can tell all
they tell me all too


their secret desires and fantasies
I tell too

and we have bonded
till death do us part

marriages fail
but ours is not a contract


it is MORE

Nirmal said...

video is not uploading...will see tat soon...

very true...every land is beautiful, if we want it to be..

Vest said...

Keshi you are aware that, I have travelled to Sri Lanka at least a dozen times and have enjoyed each occasion, I have had the opportunity to mention S L in my published memoirs - favourably of course. The only problem is that part of its beauty was lost when You came to Strayer. How are the kids? X.

comfortably numb said...

the video is still buffering, but I knw Sri Lanka is a beautiful place...have seen glimpses during cricket matches when they show postcards from the land...just spectacular, the wildlife n scenery are breathtaking stuff:)

Arv said...

and hopefully now with some peace returning.. I can visit it by this year :)

YAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy :)

God Bless those victims of violence...

take care lotus... cheers...

muthu said...

Some error with the video Keshi. Not loading. Will see it and then comment on it.

And yeah, I completely agree with you. Mother land always gives us fresh hopes, always has the best memories crystallized, carries the love of a million mothers and can always rejuvenate us with it's ever present hope.

From your post, I saw the love of your motherland than the beauty of SL (Hey, I am saying that SL is not lovely. Of course though I have not been to SL, I have seen a lot of it in movies and i love what i saw)

But it's the zest of the love for our own land (in tamil - Mannu maela vaikara pattru) gives us a cultural idetification to ourselves.

I love my country and people very much. It not the best but i love it like no other.

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And yeah, I want visit SL one day and trust me i will as soon as I get my chance....

Ria said...

wow!!tht was a lovely video. U knw i hav always wanted to go th SL more so bcoz it has some beautiful buddhist monasteries. :) Will go there sometime for sure.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Sri Lanka certainly is paradise! I hope to visit there someday!

Brilliant video.....but hey, where were you????

Cazzie!!! said...

Absolutely lovely Kesi, thanks for sharing with us. Have a great weekend, I am working night shift all weekend..am off to bed now :)

Cazzie!!! said...

Keshi, can u plse email me when you get a chance? Thanx mwah xoxoxox

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-(since you clarified that you were not the monkey(ROFL)),without seeing the video,I guessed that your favourite flower would be representing you in the nature section!!Honestly!!And,I was right. Did I guess right?
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The video was beautiful-just as I've always pictured your lovely country from school days.I quite liked your phrase'where the culture is rich, where money is not everything'-that says a lot.
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Cheerio and thanks for making my Friday nice by that soothing video.

Shrav said...

that's an amazing video!! What's the song that's been played at the background?? custom made?? really nice use of instruments!

i'd love to visit SL too but do you think it's really that safe after all this war and all?? I'm a lil apprehensive!!

And btw you?? I couldn't find you!! My clever answer is maybe you wrote that to make us watch the entire video :P!! LOL

Peace!

Jeevan said...

Whenever I think about Sri Lanka, Kerala comes to mind and i don’t know why!

Loved the video keshi! And I too have a wish to visit Sri Lanka, but your words increase my thirst.

Chriz said...

i can see a lot of people here have watched the video without even reading the post :P

2:56
3:11

which one is you?

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

dad's been there...and he found it beautiful...I hope I will see it one day soon.... and I am very proud of ya that u showcased it for the future use..

яノςんム said...

hey,
it is a b'ful video :)
and ur home land is as beautiful as u are :)
u have to be the butterflies int he video :D

love!!

Suresh Kumar said...

Hey... I couldn't find you anywhere....was it you at 2.00....

BTW my brother had visited srilanka last january in 2008 and he specially liked Adam's peak and sigriya rocks and Polonnaruwa and yes Nuwara eliya and the land's end. U can see the photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gurumlore.

Yours is a truly beautiful country.. Will come down someday...

ScarletTd1ar1es said...

i saw the monkey.
:)

Jack said...

Keshi,

I am enticed to visit your MOTHERLAND. Let us see when can I. You are either in midway with your father or near the end. Foxed a little to find you amidst such nice backdrops.

Take care

Gigi said...

Sri lanka is beautiful country and someday i really want to visit it. Thanks for sharing the video.

Priya Joyce said...

heyy nice video..

well I guess u r the flower tat appears juss before the monkeys :P

since I guess tat's wat keshi means :P

rayshma said...

i had already heard SUCH wonderful things abt SL. and i really do hope i can visit someday.

the video's amazing! :)

akanksha said...

Wow amazing video Keshi!!!
It is so beautiful!!! I would definitly want t go and see this heaven with my own eyes some day :)
Hugs!

Mysterious Mia said...

amazing video babes.....n yes it was a very refreshing video....makes me wanna go there now......thanks for sharing dear....

so how have u been anyways huh.....all well?

hugs

KK said...

Nice video...

Are you the elephant??? ah Darn! I blurted out the truth :P

BTW, I actually wanted to go to SriLanka for my honeymoon, but didnt happen, my parents didnt let me go there because of all the problem there... :(

Hope I go there some day...

ZiLliOnBiG said...

i agree cent %. I was to srilanka once, during S Airlines connection flight, and man, wonderful. But being from Kerala it loked very much like my place. very green and tranquil. Cheers ;)

ancientmariner said...

with normalcy returning in one part of lanka, hope the country turns out to be a great tourist destination..

Phil said...

ur description with words was more beautiful than the video

Quest said...

My friend in Indian Navy took me on a virtual tour of Lanka through his narration about his more than once visits there.....And all those tv programs...would definitely be there one day... :)

Quest

Quest said...

So you were at 3:02 in the video? ;)

Quest

Mayz said...

when u invitin me to sri-lanka keshi??

Adisha said...

Such a beautiful video, it's wonderful to learn of new places or culture !!!

Devika said...

The Video isn't loading, Keshi

But I've seen the beauty of Srilanka..and is one my list (Second honey moon destination :).....the first one we didn;t have leave...so it ended up as drinking honey sitting in our balcony looking at a full moon!

Don't laugh Keshi...life is like that, too :))

love,
dev

PS: I read the Diego story....give us timely updates :)

WarmSunshine said...

Hi Keshi...

Sorry for my absence.

Lovely video I must say!!! If I ever get a chance, I'd do visit Sri Lanka... What a beauty, mashAllah!

Where were you in the video? Any hints?? :)

P.S. Can I have your email id? Leave it as a comment on my blog if you please, I'll not publish it. Tc sweety!

WarmSunshine said...

Are you one of those kids they show towards the end?? One girl seemed to resemble you :)

Zainab Dhanji said...

Dropped here for the third time but the video refuses to load for some reason.. :(

Talking To My Soul said...

Yeoooooooh!

You are not the monkey, damn it. Initially, I thought you were the elephant. :P

Then, I found you. At the stroke of 3:01 in the video, you appear for a couple of seconds. Me wrong???

How have you been, Kesh?

*smilez*

cyclopseven said...

Each land is a paradise when the mind can lay rest to quench its thirst. Mystical indeed. God Bless.

muthu said...

Jus saw the video keshi.

it was lovely. I think you must be at the end of it. the gal who is smiling-(phew that was a clever ans, all gals were smiling... :D)

hmhm.... SL closely does resemble a bit of Kerla. minus the Buddha statues...


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and hey i have written the 55 fiction tat i promised. Do chk it out.

:)

Jimmy said...

I seen history in the making
TAMIL EELAM started when the TAMILS were victimized


and Prabhakaran took up the CAUSE for the TAMILS of India
in Sri Lanka

peaceful agitation didnt work
like Malcolm X, Prabhakaran took to the gun

He was hugely popular
the LTTE got a stronghold

somwhere down the line, Prabhakaran lost sight of the CAUSE

he then struggled to maintain his supreme power

assassinating other TAMIL Leaders
PRABHAKARAN lost his goodwill

Keshi said...

ty Archana!

No worries...u can use me for ur post ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Shantharam!


**but i guess its one of those kids they showed..t

It was the LOTUS flower :) Cos my previous and one and only blog profile pic was a Lotus flower hehe...

ty for trying!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Jim :)

Thats so true.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Nirmal!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Vesty I know ur a cool dude that has been to where I was born yeyyyyyy! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty CN! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Arv!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Muthu :)


**From your post, I saw the love of your motherland than the beauty of SL

yes! I can never forget my origins...I hv been brought up never to forget where I come from. My beginnings.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Ria there r alot of Buddhist temples...one in each suburb :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Rakesh!

Im the Lotus flower :) hv u already forgotten my past profile pic Rakesh? ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Caz tnxx girl!

I will email u soon ok? Sorry I was so v busy in the weekend!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Amit!

** guessed that your favourite flower would be representing you in the nature

DITTO! :) Ur the only one who guessed it right yeyyyyyyyyyyy!


:)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

HAHA Shrav not only to get u to watch it entirely, but also to catch the Lotus flower! :)

The music is an old Sinhala song redone.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Jeevan SL looks very green like Kerala!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Chriz its the lotus bloom! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Bro! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Richa!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Suresh I will check it out ASAP!


**sigriya rocks and Polonnaruwa and yes Nuwara eliya and the land's end.

wow u know alot of abt my country :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha Scarlet! :)

But Im not the monkey or the elephant ok!!!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Jack! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Gigi!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

good guess Joyce..the Lotus flower it is :)

tnxx!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Raysh!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Akanksha! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Mia!

Im good and u? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty KK!

noooooooooo Im not that fat am I?
:(

ur being such a guy lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Zillion ty and hey WC! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Ancientmariner yes I hope so too!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Phil :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Quest hey ty and WC too :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Quest ur spot on!

how did u guess that? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Mayz Im in Aus right now lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Adisha :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Devika!

**so it ended up as drinking honey sitting in our balcony looking at a full moon!

LOL r ya serious?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sunshine_girl!

Will give u my email soon. :)

Im the Lotus flower hehehe...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Zainab go see it on Youtube. Click on this video and it will take u there :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ur spot on Soul WOW! Lotus bloom :):)

clever boy!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

I agree Cyclo!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Muthu tnxx but Im the Lotus bloom :) cos my previous profile pic was a Lotus flower hehe...

will come ard to ur blog soon!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jim!

**somwhere down the line, Prabhakaran lost sight of the CAUSE


I agree. Cos greed and ego started playing a part.


Keshi.

AmitL said...

Ahaa..I knew it!!:)

Keshi said...

;-) Amit

Keshi.

Glennis said...

Beautiful, would be great to visit someday.

Jimmy said...

I am in love
wid the girl of my best friend


DUCK it
he wont no
he is dead

Jimmy said...

... yet

Keshi said...

ty Glennis!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Jimmy good luck!

Keshi.

Mayz said...

duh!!!

m jus askin u when u invitin me...v cud take a trip together ;)

Keshi said...

Mayz that wud be o so romantic right? ;-)

Keshi.