Friday, May 21, 2010

Aurudu Party..:D

lol..i know that this is like really overdue...But this is one party, that i have to tell you guys about...

As you all know by now we are all trying to celebrate each Birthday/festival together as one family as it is like the only time we get to breath freely and to be ourselves and go crazy....:)

We wanted to celebrate Aurudu on a grand scale...(in our know..low budget student pocket size..)..Frankly because we were soo jealous of our friends and families who constantly reminded us via Skype and Facebook about how well everything is going back at home ...preparations for the festive season...:(in true Sri Lankan style...

It was also a birthday of one of our friends so with the combination...we decided to celebrate it with real mixed style...The Muslim and Tamil girls got together to make Laddu and i headed off to the B day girls apartment to help with the preparations over there.

Three rice cookers with kilo's and kilo's of rice were washed and plugged to make milk rice...

I helped with the cutting of onions.Another girl and i cut around 4 kilo's of HUGE, SMARTING,RUDE onions that made us cry an amazon...sniff... sniff...

We made 3 Huge plates full of Milk rice. A ton of Lunu Miris and Milk toffee..not to forget cutlets and sandwiches..(very western i know...but we have really limited resources...)and finally the Birthday Cake...nope we didn't make that..wanted to..but the Birthday Girl flatly refused to risk it on us..who were all first time cake bakers...:P

After laboring for 3 hours cooking, burning hands..applying toothpaste..crying over onions, slipping and falling..(can you guess who that was....wink..wink..)aching backs and hands...and many comparisons over enhanced biceps..we were finally ready...:)

Ready with a full table of lovely food...
Milk rice and lunu miris.. cutlets and sandwiches..milk toffee and cake..laddu and samosa..
Now doesn't that sound heavenly...:P

The boys arrived equipped with Laptops and a mini sub-woofer system..(that is what i was told it was..) from God knows where and amazing music...

Let the party Begin...:D

Firstly after a drooling funny slow version of "Happy Birthday"..we all dug into the yummy Cake..which had lovely Red jelly bubbles on top and as you can guess everyone wanted a piece with jelly on it...
And i didn't get one...:(

When i sadly exclaimed this around 10 people offered me bites from theirs and i tell you..lucky me...i'm sure i ate the most amount of jelly...:)))))

The cutting and serving of the Milk rice followed..everyone made a ritual to pose for a picture and then feed everyone present with a piece of milk rice exclaiming "Suba Aluth Auruddak Wewa"..Happy New year...

by the time we were planning on serving individual plates we were all

Laddu was heavenly...Samosa Divine...Milktoffee like nectar and to sum it all...everything was perfect...:D

Well then there was a second cake which the boys have brought and suddenly before we know what was happening..i got a slap of icing across my face...and a remarkable cake fight began..:))))
there were people slapping people.. strangling people.tripping them over... just to apply some icing on their
Wasn't it a really messy way to have fun...Just like BOYS...:@..hehehe

After cleaning ourselves and the BIG mess we played a more decent version of "Spin the bottle"...

I being the most responsible and trustworthy..(AHAMMMM)person amongst all..i was fatefully given the responsibility of spinning the bottle.

Mind you i didn't know that Spin the bottle was a very unholy teenage game..:S where you had to go kiss the person who the bottle directed you towards..yuckkkkkkkkkkk..:S when i exclaimed that i have no idea about it..people were like How old are you??12yrs???:S..seriously did you know about it???no right????:)

Then it was play time..who ever got the bottle pointed at them had to to do what the others dared them to do...childish i know...but still it was fun..:) well there followed many embarrassing moments of people imitation each other,licking the floor..eeeeeeewwwww, tickling people into tears..singing of impossibly high pitched songs and i being soo lucky had to give a Georgian kiss to a malli..who went Red in the face starting from the tips of his ears..which was soo sweet yet hilarious..

Then we had music..since my friends place had like a super Huge Hall..we put on loud music..dimmed the lights and put on our dancing shoes..and danced like Mad..:P Many hidden talents were revealed and we all for the first time sweat-ed and was glad and hyper about it...
Door bell rang once..friendly Land lady asking to reduce the volume of the music..We turned it down for like 10 minutes..hehehhe..door bell rings for the second time...asking not to jump on the floor..we were ok with it..Door bell rings for the third time asking to Stop a very angry

Then we had ice-cream mind you it was 1am..and we started singing songs...
Halfway through we realized that we have lectures the next day.And none of us were it was so windy at that time that opening a door was even out of the question...:S

So here we were stranded on New years Morning at our friends place...35 of us....soo we decided to keep on singing till it was time to go...

3am...we were still waiting....The wind was making evil noises but looked like it was finally us...

Now we were all really tired!!!:(..sleepy with milkrice filled tummies... exhausted with dancing and sooo horse with all the singing and shouting...:(

I had Anatomy credits the next day..:(While the others were chatting i pulled out a friends Grey's Anatomy and started reading it...Not because of anything but because i honestly dont want to fall in to my lectures Bad books...she is scaryyyyyyyyyyyy..:(

Then finally at 5am we decided to risk it all and leave. with many sleepy good byes at the auspicious time of 5.10am ...which was when the New Year Dawned ..we all stepped out into the skin-biting wind to go home ..Call Paradise...and have a long chat with our parents, family and loved ones...

Now that's what i call celebrating New Years in a real cultural you???;)

God Bless
Happy Smiles..:)


  1. Kiribath and Luny miris, the best thing ever :D
    I mean i'll die for that. Have to ask Ammi to make some tomorrow now that you reminded :) ah the ugly game of I didn't get cake, *wicked smile* :) Sounds like so much fun. Excellent post penny! Looking forward for more of your amazing stories.


  2. Glad you had all that celebrations from a faraway land.

  3. Me-shak ...i know...hard to find coconut milk here...soo we have to do with fresh amma used to make kiribath like on the 1st of every month..lovely..hhehehehe...wicked smile back..wink..wink...And Thank always...looking forward for some constructive criticism..:D

    Kirigalpoththa ...very glad indeed...but still nothings like home...miss the konda kavuum soo much..:(

  4. Woooooooow.. lucky you! That was some super awesome way to celebrate new year Penny. You guys sure know how to have fun. =D And of course if there's kiribath and lunu miris who can't eat tons of plates, ne? lol

    oh and that game spinning the bottle, my first time hearing it too. =D

    Hope you didn't start snoozing when you finally got back to your lectures. hehe..

  5. HEHEHEEHE...Thanks is not the word...:Pi know...never get sick of that...

    Thank you...see i'm glad to know that there are sane ppl left in the world...:)

    No..i didn't..i was a good student...hehehehe...;)