Saturday, December 29, 2007

Back in the village

Am spending the final days of 2007 at the village I was born...
The padi fields are still a little greenish and on the verge of turning to gold...
But I shall not have the privilege of seeing them harvested due to my short stay...

Spent five days at Mabul Island off Semporna in Sabah...
The resort we stayed at was just as pretty as in 2003 when we first went there...

The diving at Sipadan was very satisfying...
Baraccudas... jacks... hundreds of them tornado-ing around us...
Each of the baraccudas measured a meter or more...
Turtles... everywhere...

Diving the walls is actually an amazing feeling...
The sea floor purportedly drops to about 600 meters...

Meanwhile, saw the pygmy seahorse for the first time while diving at Mabul...
The pinkish creature was about one centimeter in length...
There is an orange colored one as well, the size even smaller...
But the currents... wooh, for the first time, my tank went almost empty...

Shall certainly be back for more...