Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Slice of Our Lanka Life

It’s been a while since I last posted something!  It’s been crazy busy!  We’ve been on home leave since early this month.  Coming back to Manila after a year of being away we had to adjust a bit: to the pace, the number of people, cars and the craziness of it all!  Manila is wild.  And I am like a probinsyana lost in its concrete jungle!  After almost a month of this, I yearn for the quiet and solitude of our Colombo abode.  I miss our “own home.”  I miss our everyday routine.  Auntie Vimala.  Uncle Ajantha.  Our friends.  It’s weird, I am in Manila which has been home (and will forever be!) yet I’m homesick for Sri Lanka. 

So to quench my yearning, I would like to share with you photos of what a day is like in our La Lanka abode.  These were taken the day before we left and as part of the online photography course I’m taking.

When we first moved in, I didn't know what to do with our dining set.  It offended us aesthetically.  I didn't know it only takes changing the seat covers and it could actually be pretty!

I was fixing up the house one day when I decided to reorganize the living room.  I found this Balinese art matches our pillows!  

Laundry doesn't have to be a drag!  Splash some color in it!

One of Luna's favorite things to do: take a bath!

Her clothes take a bath too!  Here, hanging out to dry on our veranda.

What matters most.  Our daughter's happiness.  Can you see Auntie Vimala's happy too? Fun!

Note on the photos: The prompt was to go around each room of the house and basically capture what matters to you.  These are bits and pieces of it :-)


  1. Love this poignant post. (And the photos. I especially like the laundry lines and Luna's bath time) Home is indeed where the heart is.:)

    It's an awesome thing when you arrive a stranger in a strange place and then stay long enough to befriend it, and then it becomes home.

    I suppose that's the gift of being the expat wife/trailing spouse. Cheers to La Vida Lanka! :)

    1. Thanks sweetheart! Thanks too for our one-on-one :-) I love you and your quotable quotes! :-)

  2. I can so very much relate to being homesick for home away from home! :)

  3. OMG I can so relate too! You miss how much simpler and less chaotic things are just because you know so much less people and life is streamlined hahaha! The people and things I miss the most about home (family, friends, cheap shopping and errands) and the desire to see and do all are also what makes home coming kagulo haha!


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