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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dive in Tioman

Over last weekend I joined a dive trip to Tioman Island (Malaysia) with my colleague Ivy


It's liveaboat journey, which mean we lived in the boat & visit every dive site with the same boat as well
We boarded at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Friday evening 7pm and start our journey from Singapore straight to Tioman Island.

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We stayed on boat 2 days & 2 nights. Half of the passenger on boat are having seasick during the dive trip, lucky, I'm not one of them ^o^
I'm quiet enjoyed the wobble 

After the welcome speech by the young South Africa's Dive Instructor, we been leaded to our own room
I stayed with Ivy and a diver named Jo
All rooms are incredible small

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It does remind me a backpacker lodge's room



This is our's dive boat


Plenty of marine life in Tioman Island
They are all same as the residents on the land, darker skin color & tiny sizes



Don't close to the Sea Urchin, it's poisonous

I have been stopped for 1 dive after my 2nd dive in Renggis Reef as I caused myself nose bleeding 
This happened when I was force equalized when I'm down into the sea
I need to admit as I had stop diving after I get my dive license 2 years ago in NZ
I came for this boat dive as I need a refresh course before my Bali's dive in Tulemben at July next month
I have no idea to a force equalize can cause a nose bleeding until Marnus (Dive Master) told me that my new recovered from flu was the culprit of my nose bleeding

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As nose link with ears and mouth, I had blood clot in my right eye and I swallowed some of the bloods from my nose

Nothing to worry since I knew what cause this happen to me and I will fully recover after a few days
It's just like a normal wound will recover by it's own


I have been stopped for 1 dive only and I continue to dive after 8 hours resting time
Well, it's still bleeding when every time I went up to the surface, but I don't care at all
As long as this sea have no kill shark, I'm safe for dive


Dessert after dive~


Renggis Reef, the dive site which I have my nose bleeding >.<

According to other divers, there's famous with rich marine life down here. Unfortunately, I has been stopped in the half way of dive T.T 
No fate with the creatures here~


This is our notice board for dive site information, located in our kitchen on the back cabin


I can't recognized myself with this taken photo
Don't worry, although the background is black, but I definitely not having a night dive
Probably was Ivy forget to press the flash


Wrong dive position slow down my speed and affected my buoyancy



Duncan, the Australian who taken the rescue course

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The dive at Tiger Reef (which I have been banned for dive) wasn't a good dive for all of us. The surface current is too strong and without a good plan and well communication before the dive, no one actually enjoyed on this dive site

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Some of us gather in the cabin for movie when night time, but most of them were still gather at the sundeck for chatting.
All latest movie they played in the mid cabin, I watched , , and
I have just a few glimpses on those mentioned movies, what you think?


Me and my dive gear at the dive deck~

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I went to the front deck on last day (Sunday) as I have no movie in the cabin and felt not tired at all as we only have 2 dives on Sunday morning.

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Total 5 dives for 2 days stayed on the boat, we came to the end of journey on Sunday night. I still need to back for work tomorrow early morning but I arrived at home on 12am after the trip T.T

Packing my holiday mood and restart my working spirit for my battle field tomorrow~







Wednesday, June 13, 2012

12th March Hanmer Springs


Oh, here comes 1 of my favorites place. I need to declare that our earlier plan is to visit Kaikoura today. As we all experienced the unpredictable weather in South Island, we decided to visit the i-site before our journey start.

p/s: I-Site located in every town/village for the convenient of visitors to book their entrance/bus ticket & ask for the details of journey. You can probably get the latest travel info, maps, souvenirs and perhaps a small exhibition corner in an i-site. I did remember an i-site with a great giant ancient bike display right at the entrance. It did impress me.

Finally we make the decision to Hanmer Springs due to the bad weather is coming and we can't see any whale on raining day in Kaikoura. Make up our mind and we just drive through there.

Hanmer Springs is a small alpine town about 150km northeast of Christchurch. The mineral-rich waters of the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve, where you can soak in naturally heated pools & spas, are internationally know and the town has become quite touristy due to the day trippers & pensioners on package tours. Lucky, we can still find a parking lot near to the entrance. I did had my pity experience before with friends having our summer thermal spa which almost killed me. 2 days headache after the half an hour summer thermal spa in Hell's Gate (Rotorua).

Yet, it's different this time with the windy weather during early Autumn. I can't even wait for a second to bath myself into the warm pool. Wait a second, read before you jump in, there's different signboard shown various degree of temperature for different pools. I start from the nearest one to the changing room, 32 degree I guessed. Move slowly to others, until the hottest one I have been soak was 45 degree! Just for about 10 mins I'm with the 45 degree water until I felt a bit giddiness then I left.


We left everything in the locker. Just before we go into the water, we took picture with my camera built hand phone. Just about a second and I felt almost freeze when I went out from the water for this picture.


Sue help me on my picture, wooo.... so comfortable in the warm water now ^o^ I have been slept half an hour in a 38 degree pool (I guess is 38/40 maybe), Sue and May couldn't find me when I rest my head on a stone and fall in sleep with whole of my body in the water. I never have this comfort before~~~

I thought I should feel warmer than before after sometimes but obviously not. With the drizzling above, I'm addicted to the warm of the water and not willing to get out, until I found myself almost soak for 2 hours in the pool, and I left the pool and run straight to the changing room to away myself from the expose cold weather.

Guess what, it's snowing just now! We drove away the thermal reserve and notice the white snow on both sides of road. No wonder that cold~~ Anyway, I love this place. Hanmer Springs is a quite town and everything closes rather early in the evening. The town does not have much else of interest for the backpacker beside some nice walk and cycling tracks (we can't walk/cycling during rain/snowing day). There are opportunities in the area for jet boating, bungy jumping, heli-skiing, and horse riding. Yet, the famous activity here is still SPA-ing.


11th March 2010 From Tekapo Heading to Akaroa


The early morning we left Tekapo and pass by this Salmon Field (Tekapo Canal Salmon Farm) 
Sue & Mei said they are going to buy their breakfast & lunch over here. The salmon fish here is really fresh but I don't think I'm bear to eat them. If you study the character of the fish before, you might rather respect them than to eat them.

You can get to this farm on the way from Lake Tekapo toward Lake Pukaki. They are located at Canal Road, Twizel. I thought the river which contribute to this farm is flow from Tekapo to Pukaki, and finally I open the map found out there's no river connected between these two lake but the other which is Lake Benmore. Once again we thanks to the professor who draw the map~

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Farewell with Tekapo, we are straight heading to Akaroa, the banks of Peninsula. We need to cross over Chirstchurch in order to reach Akaroa as that is only one way in.

Akaroa was established by French settlers just after the British colonisation of NZ, and the town still has a distinctly French charm. There are great cafes and boutiques along its streets, nice colonial architecture and restaurants serving French cuisine. Even the street names are French. The Akaroa Harbour is spectacular. Along the sea side, we pray for a little curious head come out from the water surface but we never see any. The Banks Peninsula today offers the visitor outstanding natural beauty and abundant marine life. I was pray for a dolphin.


I wasn't took many photo when I visited Akaroa, but my eyes were attracted by a memorial tower called The Glorious Dead. 

It's built to commemorate those who contributed their lives in those wars wrote in our history book. 103 lives sacrificed during World War 1.

7 men who gave their lives during the Anglo-Boer War, well know as South African War.


28 men who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War 2


Behind all these sad memories, I did found an paint artist statue somewhere nearby the memorial tower
End of my visit in Akaroa, I think I did feel something different with others


I bet who ever happen to visit Akaroa will not miss him >.<

Monday, June 11, 2012

温室效应

又是另一篇大学时写的文章
我觉得没那么凑巧,又是跟上一篇文章一样的日期时间,应该是我从电脑把文章抄过去hardisk的时间吧?不晓得了,反正是我写的就对了,B型人不计较那么多的啦~

温室效应

我看过很多人的感情是因为谣言太盛而发酵促成的
但是这种谣言对我而言是毒药
我身边一段又一段流产的感情都因为谣言而断送
因为对我而言,以谣言来开始的感情,是有压力的
甚至不是出于两个主角本身的意愿
那是出自于主角身边的配角的意愿

当然,空穴不来风,这点我很清楚
但那个孔穴,可能没想过要让风来浸入
它可能只想让阳光进来,让穴内的植物能茁壮成长而已
不幸的,它不小心让风吹进来了
有时还不是一般的风,是会酿成灾难的气流
它就像长期弥漫在我们社会上的流言蜚语
这种流言蜚语可以酝酿的是温室效应下的幼苗
温室效应严重的话,地球上最先灭迹的就是树苗
即使有幼苗能幸存,能长大成树,但也未必健康
甚至有毒素存在体内
有一天可能毒发暴毙
因此,若希望一棵树能开花结果
首先不能让空气中有酝酿着毒气


以前我很相信谣言止于智者这句话
人家爱说什么由他说去
反正‘谣言止于智者’嘛~
可是原来这社会上存在的智者,没有我想象中那么多~

时间发酵了


记得从前爱写作,打开这旧的hardisk里突然看到一写从前的一些手稿,读着从前的心情,就像欣赏一套曾经上演过的旧戏一样,有时回味无穷,有时觉得陈腔滥调... 我叙述心情有时也会欺骗自己,因为写完之后自己会有从读一遍的习惯,华丽的用词可以让颓废的自己心情好转起来,也可以让自己不会那么在意真实的丑陋~

这篇手稿,大概是大学时候写的吧~ Hardisk的日期显示的是2008年9月7号,下午5点


时间发酵了

早上五点半,终于回到宿舍了在巴士上坐了6小时,虽然大多数时候是在睡眠状态下度过,可是根本睡不好。
想起56年前刚离开家上学院的自己,最喜欢乘搭晚上的长途巴士,因为不会浪费时间嘛~一上车就睡,睡醒就到,多好~
现在不知怎的,越来越讨厌搭巴士了,觉得真的很浪费时间,而且也再不喜欢搭晚上的长途巴士了,因为在巴士上,我根本睡不好
或许,我县在已经开始向往乘搭飞机了吧~

很多事情,时间已过,就再也回不到过去,即使是自己本身,也操控不了蜕变后的变化。

我回想起这次假期回家的情况,突然记得在我最无助的时候我曾说过‘风水轮流转’以前当我们一家整整齐齐的时候,父亲不常回家;现在我们羽翼已丰,大家已往远方筑梦时,他却在空旷的家中哀怨度日,埋怨我们不粘家、不爱家。这,不是转过来了吗?

看到他,我想起从前的自己,一个总是被遗忘的自己~
他说他一生人当中做了很多愧疚的事,其中一件,就是曾把我忘了在诺大的校园,忘了带回家,我其实知道那时他是去了打麻将,但我很庆幸有上天的眷顾,没有在空无一人的校园内被人肉贩子虏走,那时我才7岁。我听到他说这番话时,心房外呐喊了一声他终于承认了、他终于知道对不住我,但他不会知道那次的遗忘对我以后的影响
每件事一开始造了'因',就等着后来的'果'吧~

现在无所谓了,谁没这种过程呢?只是我期望的是他的明瞭,对蜕变的明瞭~
岁月中藏着看不见的酵母,而沉浸在里头的我们总有发酵的时候~