Daily Archives: May 11, 2019

Some Heartwarming & Very Cutesy “Mother’s Day” Cakes For Sri Lanka by ‘Kapruka.com’.

by Anura Guruge

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The “Valentine’s Day” cakes in February.

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The ‘New Year 2019’ cakes from December.

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Any regular reader of this blog will by now know about the seriously impressive cakes, available in Sri Lanka (and just in Sri Lanka), for any and all holidays, irrespective of whether they are actually celebrated in Sri Lanka or NOT, by enterprising and ever-expanding ‘Kapruka.com‘.

Just in the last few months you have seen the Christmas, Jan. 1 New Year, April 14 Sinhala New Year, Valentine’s Day & Thai Pongal.

Now, of course, it is Mother’s Day. Just feast your eyes and marvel. Yes, Sri Lankan’s are famous for their cake making. My adoptive mother was among the best.

In case you are wondering I am nothing but a customer when it comes to Kapruka. Though I give them huge amount of publicity I get nothing from them. That is OK. They have never asked me to do these posts. I do them for YOU.

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‘Thai Pongal’ 2019 cakes from a couple of months ago.

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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus — A New Set Of Maps, Including TopoActive For U.S. & Canada, Now Available.

by Anura Guruge

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I no longer do it by rote as I used to — i.e., fire up Garmin Express each and every time I charge my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus by connecting it to my PC. I, however, did yesterday, Friday, May 10, 2019.

I saw the notification that NEW MAPS were awaiting download. I immediately clicked the INSTALL button.

It was quite a big download. Even over USB it took about 25-minutes. And it told me it would take some time too. Hate to think how long it might take over Bluetooth.

Definitely suggest you hook up with Garmin Express soon as that Garmin Connect doesn’t try to download the maps over Bluetooth.

The installation on the watch took slightly longer than previous. But, there were no glitches.

From my records the last map update was in early April — about 6-weeks ago.

So, this is good.

If you have a Fenix 5 Plus series I would definitely make sure I get these the latest maps.

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by Anura Guruge

A Sri Lankan Great Becomes The First Non-British President Of The Iconic Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

by Anura Guruge

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This is quite the honor and he was quite the cricketer and man. So, it is a win-win allround. I am pleased.

The MCC is the symbolic Temple of cricket — the guardian of the SPIRIT of cricket and nominally also its laws. Prior to the formation of the International Cricket Council (ICC) it was the ultimate authority and arbitrator of all matters cricket.

Quite the Club — with its world famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. I have visited the MCC many, many, many times. For nearly 10-years, until I left the U.K. in 1985, I was on their waiting-list for membership — which in those days was around 20-years for non-playing members, and, alas, I was not good enough to be considered as a playing member.

But, hats off to Kumar Sangakkara. Great honor. He is a lawyer by training and qualification. He will be a GREAT president.

So, some good news for Sri Lanka.

My beloved Lord’s Cricket Ground — home of the MCC.


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by Anura Guruge