1. No breakfast: People who do not
take breakfast are likely to have a lower
blood sugar level. This leads to an
insufficient supply of nutrients to the
brain causing brain degeneration.
2. Overeating: It causes hardening of
the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in
3. Smoking: It causes multiple brain
shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimerís
4. High sugar consumption: Too much
sugar will interrupt the absorption of
proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition
and may interfere with brain development.
5. Air pollution: The brain is the
largest oxygen consumer in our body.
Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply
of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a
decrease in brain efficiency.
6. Sleep deprivation: Sleep allows
our brain to rest.. Long term deprivation
from sleep will accelerate the death of
7. Head covered while sleeping:
Sleeping with the head covered, increases
the concentration of carbon dioxide and
decrease concentration of oxygen that may
lead to brain damaging effects.
8. Working your brain during illness:
Working hard or studying with sickness may
lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the
brain as well as damage the brain.
9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts:
Thinking is the best way to train our brain,
lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may
cause brain shrinkage.
10. Talking rarely: Intellectual
conversations will promote the efficiency of
Put it in your diaries! Quick, before its
too late. Suneraís Annual Charity Dinner is
nearly upon us.
The highlight of the Sunera social
calendar is its Annual Charity Gala Dinner
which has come to be seen as the premier
charity social event in Sri Lanka.
The fourth Gala Charity Dinner will take
place on May 31 at the Oak Room, Cinnamon
Guests can enjoy a delectable four course
dinner, but the real highlight of the
evening will be the entertainment.
For the first time ever, cello maestro
Rohan de Saram and premier pianist Rohan de
Silva will be playing together to create a
formidable cello-piano duo. These
internationally acclaimed musicians will be
playing music that one rarely has the
privilege of enjoying.
Tickets are priced at Rs.7500. For more
details contact the Sunera Foundation office
on 2504041, 2504043 or via e-mail on
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event sponsors are Cinnamon Grand Hotel,
SriLankan Airlines, The Hirdaramani Trust,
MAS Holdings (Pvt) Limited, Asia Capital
Limited, MTV/MBC Channels (Pvt) Limited, Pan
Asia Banking Corporation, Stassens Group of
Companies, J. I. Pianos and Soft Wave
Chee Chee Corea has been preparing for
Vesak. He is disappointed that the
market for this event is minimal in
Kottangchena. However he does not panic. He
dusts the coloured flag and hoists it on his
roof as a proponent of this religious
Here are some from his May wardrobe....
A mother is driving a little girl to her
friendís house for a play date. "Mommy," the
little girl asks, "how old are you?"
"Honey, you are not supposed to ask a
lady her age," the mother replied.
"Itís not polite."
"OK", the little girl says, "How much do
"Now really," the mother says, "those are
personal questions and are really none of
Undaunted, the little girl asks, "Why did
you and Daddy get a divorce?"
"That is enough questions, young lady,
The exasperated mother walks away as the
two friends begin to play.
"My mom wonít tell me anything about
her," the little girl says to her friend.
"Well," says the friend, "all you need to
do is look at her driverís licence. It is
like a report card, it has everything on
Later that night the little girl says to
her mother, "I know how old you are, you are
The mother is surprised and asks, "How
did you find that out?
"I also know that you weigh 140 pounds."
The mother is past surprised and shocked
"How in heavenís name did you find that
"And," the little girl says triumphantly,
"I know why you and daddy got a divorce."
"Oh really?" the mother asks. "Why?"
"Because you got an F in sex."
Once Chee Chee asked Mulchiri, "What is
the secret behind your happy married life?"
Mulchiri said, "You should share
responsibilities with due love and respect
to each other. Then absolutely there will be
Chee Chee asked, "Can you explain?"
Mulchiri said, "In my house, I take
decisions on bigger issues whereas my wife
decides on smaller issues. We do not
interfere in each otherís decisions." Still
not convinced, Chee Chee asked Mulchiri
"Give me some examples."
Mull said, "Smaller issues like which car
we should buy, how much to save, when to
visit the hometown, which sofa, air
conditioner, refrigerator to buy, monthly
expenses, whether to keep a maid or not
etc., are decided by my wife. I just agree
Chee Chee asked, "Then what is your
Mul said, "My decisions are only for very
big issues. Like, whether Musharraf should
stay in the power or not, whether America
should attack Iran, whether Britain should
lift sanctions over Zimbabwe, whether to
widen the African economy, whether Sachin
Tendulkar should retire etc., etc.
"Do you know something, my wife NEVER
objects to any of these."
Why is it that people say they "slept
like a baby" when babies wake up every two
If a deaf person has to go to court, is
it still called a hearing?
Why do we press harder on a remote
control when we know the batteries are flat?
Why do banks charge a fee on
"insufficient funds" when they know there is
Why does someone believe you when you say
there are four billion stars, but check when
you say the paint is wet?
Why do they use sterilised needles for
death by lethal injection?
Why doesnít Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his
chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an ĎSí in the
What is the speed of darkness?
Ta Ra and see you next week.
ó Rabbada Aiya
A married couple is driving along a
highway doing a steady 40 miles per hour.
The wife is behind the wheel.
Her husband suddenly looks across at her
and speaks in a clear voice.
"I know weíve been married for 20 years,
but I want a divorce."
The wife says nothing, keeps looking at
the road ahead but slowly increases her
speed to 45 mph.
The husband speaks again. "I donít want
you to try and talk me out of it," he says,
"because Iíve been having an affair with
your best friend, and sheís a far better
lover than you are."
Again the wife stays quiet, but grips the
steering wheel more tightly and slowly
increases the speed to 55.
He pushes his luck. "I want the house,"
he says insistently.
Up to 60.
"I want the car, too," he continues.
"And," he says, "Iíll have the bank
accounts, all the credit cards and the
The car slowly starts veering towards a
massive concrete bridge.
This makes him nervous, so he asks her,
"Isnít there anything you want?"
The wife at last replies in a quiet and
"No, Iíve got everything I need," she
"Oh, really," he inquires, "so what have
Just before they slam into the wall at 65
mph, the wife turns to him and smiles.
Moral of the story:
Women are clever!
Donít mess with them!