21 October 2007

The tide is low

Day: Friday, 19 October 2007 - Day Dive
DiveCrew: Elvin, Eric, Edward, Ann, Simon, Albert, Alisa, Myself, Cik Azli and Hj Kula
Dive Site: Ramadhan Reef
Viz: Poor
Max Depth: 12m
Dive Time: 90m

Our day started off from the Yacht Club in Serasa... we were struggling to maneuver Elvin's boat around barely 0.5m level of water. Paddling might have gotten us out of the jetty faster. It was a beautiful day and i was really looking forward to the poo enjoying her dive after a 6 month hiatus. I was also excited about using Caroline's strobe however it did not even made it into the water. Flat battery. The things that will only happen to me...

Cik Azli kept us on our toes when he said he'll bring us to a new reef. A new reef?! All that was clouding my head was "i'm sooo gonna name this reef". But cheh... it turned out to be Ramadhan Reef, a reef found and named during the month of Ramadhan. And no, had it been an unnamed reef, it wont be anything like HariRaya reef.

Our 1st dropoff was pretty much a disaster, the current started picking up.. Alisa was bobbing in and out of the water threatening to give up her dive, we descended to ripples of sand with a few abandoned corals here and there. The reef was nowhere in sight. Elvin and Eric took to the West hoping to find it then *Bham* we bumped into a clutter of tires. Coool… I wont even begin to describe how poor the visibility is, and I wont even attempt to photoshop this picture. This is exactly how the water looks like. Green and murky, nothing beyond 2m is visible.

We were playing and shooting a few ikan pusu until i realised we’re getting nowhere so I signaled to head East. Then we got distracted by this queer lil' fellow…

.Pot belly narrow-lined puffer.
.A pretty feather pen with what might be a friggin' xeno crab clinging on!..Gahhh.

Thanks to my amazing navigation skill (nah, it was pure luck :P) we managed to find the reef. Though our bottom time was pretty much limited by then.
.Feels xmassy already.

All i could say is reef's healthy but i wasnt smitten. Dont know why but this reef just doesnt exude character.
Spent my remaining bottom time pestering 'em nemoooos...

... and watching a hero in action!
.Aiyak.. i feel tipsy, i cant walk..Dont worry my friend, you can always count on me.

Ok, i'm feeling a lil'bit retarded. If it wasnt for Zing, this dive log probably wont be posted until god-knows-when. I do need to be egged on once in a while. However, the weather has been the pits lately. This is probably the last dive for me this year. So till next year...

.The captains are signing-off!.

16 October 2007

Chances and Choices

I wonder how many chances and choices have we had and made in life. Among the immeasurable, just how many chances slipped away from our grasp almost too willingly, and just how many choices were made with regrets. Would the same chance come knocking on your door again? Or would you be able to rewind that choice you made? Perhaps never the same, but sometimes better :) That, some might see it as an irony of life and some might laugh it off as the law of thinking positive thus attracting positivity into your life. It is the Secret.

Someone once said the difference between doing the right thing and the worst mistake in your life might be chance. Sometimes it's choice. But isnt choice dependent on chance? Wouldnt eliminating chance eliminate the possibility of making that choice that will either make you or break you?

Whatever it is, you cant run away from chances.


No one falls in love by choice,
it is by CHANCE.
No one stays in love by chance,
it is by WORK.
And no one falls out of love by chance,
it is by CHOICE.

07 October 2007

Been busy but *rolls eyes*..zssskk.."whateva.a.a.a.a"


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