Cove

Hey everyone, I got to see the movie known as  The Cove. Well, maybe not a movie. Maybe something like “depressing documentary on the slaughter of dolphins that teaches us that fish contains toxic levels of mercury” would be more fitting..

I don’t think this post will help much because due to the infrequency of my posting and all, few people actually read this stuff, as opposed to my mother, who rolls out a couple of posts per week (in the presence of internet that is)….

Anyways, cut to the chase, they (49 fishermen) were slaughtering them (the dolphins) at the small Japanese town of Taiji (population three thousand and something). After the release of this film, Japan, under international pressure, lowered the kill count, but did not drop the act. Find out more @ SaveJapanDolphins.org

Bubblemakers

Well hello all, I am back and have learnt to scuba-dive. I have played underwater frisbee, learnt how to search for the regulator diver-style, learnt diver talk (hand gestures) and had a cracking good time. here are some things I saw:

  • 1 clownfish

  • around 11 small blue fish

  • a remarkably gargantuan hunk of coral

  • a few hundred little grey fish

  • and a very coral-encrusted rope

Vang Vieng

We are now in a place called vang vieng, which takes pride in it’s tubing business and sells t-shirts stamped with ‘tubing-vang vieng’ on them and i bet some say  ‘Itubing @ vang vieng‘. What is tubing? Well,  in vang vieng it’s basically: 1: Float down to bar in jumbo  rubber ring. 2: Float down to all other bars. 3: Go through awsome rapids. 4: Get to the end. 5: deposit tube. Also in vang vieng you don’t get sweetmilk coffee.  Our hotel has an old and fatally (probably) ill pet dog who absoloutly loathes and despises me when i notice him.