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15 Aug 2010
My goodness, I don’t know if we fetched the entire population of Sri Lanka, but every thing was packed. My voice was very faint and Pasindu had gone almost mute. Pramod was taking most of the pulling today and I was also there for this help.
We demonstrated and demonstrated to what seemed to be till all eternity. I was most of the time sated as my legs couldn’t take any more standing. Pasindu left a little early.
At the end we had a little party in the burger stall with some Coke. Exhausted we still had to pull our computers (the CRT monitors and every thing else) to the 5th floor.
I couldn’t take it any more. I literally was crawling my way down sitting down every few steps. The rain had made the car park muddy and people had problems moving their cars. I took the car around the car park and jumped to the tar road to avoid getting stuck.
Was home by 2 AM and mum was still awake.
15 Aug 2010
Oh boy! Didn’t we see some heavy traffic today. Yesterday was peaches to what we saw today. I came home at almost midnight. I am exhausted but there is some thing important to write down.
First time in our recorded history, we got a Rs. 100,000 rupee donation. Thats more than 4 months my mums salary. Wow!
There was this guy who was really enthusiatic about what we were doing. I was having issues explaining as my voice was going off. Both Pramod and Pasindu also joined it. Seen the scene Dr. Elkaduwa also moved in. We were later told that we had received an donation and that it is the first of its kind. He asked what we would like to do, we said we would liek a computer been purchased for the CE.
Again the same sad situation is there. Girls are skipping our stall for the game next door. I feel like throwing him off the window.
But there was this one Muslim girl with here boyfriend showing a lot of interest and smiled at me. Pramod was like I should ask for th enumber but I was worried I will get a slap in my face.
15 Aug 2010
We were there early morning. The Japanese Embasidor opened the event and went through the exhibits. He was rushing through but at our position he had stopped for a few seconds when Dr. Elkaduwa explained him what we done short and sweet.
The crowd today was not bad as bad as the seniors had mentioned but there was a lot. We took turns explaining the implementation. Many university students showed interest. But all the beautiful girls stopped by the stall next door which was a game. We are really dissapointed.
How ever tomorrow is another day and it ends on Sunday! The 3 single guys keeping our hopes high!
15 Aug 2010
Its been some time since I’d written. We are really excited. We got some thing to show and we are one of the main projects the ComputerEngineering department is going to showcase this exhibition. We were positioned in the corner of the drawing office 1, on the last row.
We had to cary the computers from the 5th floor of the CE lab down stares. While the desktop was been configured we demonstrated our project to the department head and Dr. Elkaduwa. They were like “calm down, don’t be afraid, you have done a great job!”.
Feeling extreamly exhausted, worried how we will perform on load tomorrow, and really excited at the same time.