සිතිවිලි (Sithiwili)

A birthday thought

Posted in Thoughts by Nalaka(නාලක) on December 8, 2007

Happy birthdayI have walked on this earth for a full 31 years as of today.

When I look back, it doesn’t seem that long at all … all through the sweet carefree days  of pre-school, the exciting school days to  university and work- the years have just rolled by …

I never made a big deal of my or anyone else’s birthday. But I do think they are important; at least as a reminder that we just passed a milestone in the road of life. They force us to take stock of what we have done so far and what we should be doing in the future. After all, we are living on borrowed time. One day, when our number gets called, we curl up and die … We may believe different things on what happens or what does not happen after that, but we all agree on one thing; our time here and now is very important. We definitely got to make the most out of it!

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  1. Dulip said, on December 8, 2007 at 8:01 am

    dear nalaka,
    first of all i wish you a happy birrthday!!! i think man has abstracted time in to different units, for example second, miniute, hour, (some times half’n hour, quater), day, week, year,decade, century, for practicle reasons. some times light years for astronomical calculations, micro seconds for data processing!!!
    but now man cannot get rid of these abstractions and he always needs these time units to motivate him through out his life, for example some people think, we will start doing a particular thing next year, when the time is 10.35 am, they will say will start at 11.00 am, and so on… that is because we are now victims of time units…
    as all other human beings you may also be planning to start new things at the begining of this time unit, i wish you all the best in starting and achieving them…
    best
    dulip

  2. T. Jayakody said, on December 8, 2007 at 11:33 am

    ආදරණීය මිතුර,

    සුභම සුභ උපන් දිනක් වේවා !!!!!!!
    සිතුම් පැතුම් නොඅඩුව ඉටු වේවා !!!!!!
    සිත් සටහන දිනේවා !!!!!!

    2007-12-08

    ජයකොඩි
    (මදක් පමා වුවත් ඔබේ උපන් දිනයේදීම සිත් සටහන පටන් ගත්තානම් …….. )

  3. Dilan said, on December 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Wish you a very happy b’day Nalaka.

    btw.. a stupid question.. is it “Sithivili” or “Sithuvili” ?

  4. Nalaka(නාලක) said, on December 8, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you all.
    And same to you. (I like to say that when someone wishes me a happy birthday🙂 )🙂

    About whether it is “Sithivili” සිතිවිලි or “Sithuvili” සිතුවිලි:
    I honestly don’t know.

    So I asked Google.
    සිතිවිලි (Sithivili) 178 hits and සිතුවිලි (Sithuvili) 318 hits.
    Plus a lot of sites that I trust to use better Sinhala grammer uses සිතුවිලි.

    Dilan, thanks for pointing it out.
    I definitly do not want to use an incorrect word in my blog title.😦

    But before I change it I want to check if සිතිවිලි (Sithivili) is itself a correct word.
    Maybe someone can check the official Sinhala dictionary and tell me?🙂

  5. Lady Divine said, on December 9, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Happy Birthday!!!! And may you blessed with many mor exciting ones!!🙂

  6. Yasith Abeynayaka said, on December 11, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday Nalaka!…Sorry I missed it again!….


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