Had the pleasure of interviewing Ashan, Director/CEO of @lolc_finance for Lanka Pay today. - Credits: @lifeatloops - We briefly discussed on the achievements of LOLC Finance at the LankaPay Technovation Awards and also on the role of financial institutions as drivers of digital payments. #payments #srilanka #digitalization #bankingandfinance #colombo
Spoke on storytelling with digital content at the World Tourism Day 2018 celebrations in Jaffna organized by @sltda_srilanka. - Special shoutout to @sonaljaya for getting me the opportunity. - Super stoked to have been a part of the event!
Got the opportunity to interview some of the top-level banking professionals in the island at the Lanka Pay Technovation Awards 2018, held last week. Congrats to all the winners! - Shirt and tie is really not my thing though. #blamethebelly - #LankaPay #Colombo #SriLanka #shangrilacolombo #emcee #host
How many times in life have you been asked this question? Be it parents or friends or colleagues or relatives or girlfriends/boyfriends, this particular question has been a pain in the ass, hasn’t it? - Well, I always had one plan in life; that was TO NOT HAVE A BLOODY PLAN! Tell me, when was the last time things actually went according to your plans? I mean,it’s okay if you still haven’t finished your degree. It’s okay if you still couldn’t get a job you love. It’s okay if you still couldn’t make your parents happy. It’s okay if you still didn’t buy that car cause it’s okay to not have a plan! - Unfortunately, we were raised by a generation that believed so much in planning they got lost in it. Correct me if I’m wrong but I know that most of ya’ll go through this with your parents. My parents have not gone a single week without asking what my plan is to save money, to marry, to build a house (I mean who even builds houses these days?), to buy a car(I’ve rented a car for a year now) and a whole lot more. Though I know it’s coming out of genuine love for me, I feel bad for them for missing out so much in life cause they always wanted to go with the plans, the norms and what they were taught to do. - Sometime back I had a plan to study well, pass my exams in school, get good results and get into a government university ‘cause that’s what I was taught to do. To become yet another robot and get a degree so I could get a job and just keep doing the same shit every day of my life. But today I have let go of the normalities and expectations of a generation of robots that has raised all of us. ‘Cause I have my own expectations, for myself. I set my own goals, for myself! I keep doing whatever I want wherever I want, whenever I want, for my self! cause it’s MY LIFE! You could agree, you could agree to disagree but a life without a plan could do so much better for all of us in exploring our own selfs, exploring new interests, meeting new people and most importantly a life without a plan could make you happier than you’ve been. - Tell me, what’s better than being genuinely happy with life? #happiness #life #endthesystem #inspiration #exploreyourself #entrepreneur
Today, @instagram hit the golden 1Billion user mark after 8 years and here I share my very first picture facing a camera, on Instagram (seriously!). . Hosting @eatstreetcmb last weekend at the @dialoglk RUGBY Club 7’s was an absolute pleasure and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me. . It was an important goal for me this year, to get back on emceeing. First time I held a mic was way back in school hosting a morning assembly with my still best friend @ruch_93.; we were 12 year olds. . The mic has been an important part of my life in expressing myself and connecting with mere strangers that turned out to be friends, colleagues and even lovers! So yeah, I emcee. DM me if you’d wanna talk more!
Yes, I quit my job. And here’s the reason why; In simple words, it sucked! I’m 25 years old this weekend & started working way back in ‘09 as a freelancer while studying for my GCE O/Ls. Fast forward three years, I miserably failed my A/Ls. My father basically ignored my existence for two years afterwards. It was brutal. Amidst this I was accidentally introduced to the ‘corporate world’ in 2013 and I worked in 5 different industries as a sales person since then. I ended my corporate work life this May with five years that taught me a hell of a lot. From literally dragging myself from shop to shop selling credit cards in Borella Junction to managing a team of sales people selling multi-million Rupee apartments, it was one heck of a ride. But, it sucked. It sucked to wake up, get dressed and arrive on time to start doing my ‘job’. It sucked to waste 8 good hours of my day working under ‘bosses’ It sucked to do something that I’ve always loved doing, in ways I didn’t want to do it. It sucked when my bosses constantly told that I’m not good enough to work ‘under them’, that I had a disgusting attitude, that I should fuck off, that I should find another job and most importantly at one point when told to quit work and just do my own thing. And one day I woke up and decided that I wasn’t going to feel the same on my usual drive back home. I realized that every negative thing I was ‘told’ was showing me that my happiness and satisfaction lies inside me and not with any other person or at a seat of someone’s company. I realized that I don’t want to be ‘told’ to do things anymore and doing things my way was bringing me better results and most importantly, a peace of mind. This was only my experience and it was self-realization that prompted me to put my 100% into doing things my way, for myself. So, why be afraid to quit? #hustle #struggle #entrepreneurlife #srilanka #marketing #empowerment #enliven #happiness #content #blogger #writer #thoughts #corporatelife #endthesystem #breakthenorm #exploreyourself