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

Watery Year

Where did you spend new year? I spent it at the wet ‘n’ wild waterpark, in Brisbane. I think my favourite ride was tornado, where you went down a massive funnel. Terrifying. Then there was the kamikaze, a boomerang slide where you could literally feel the g-force. There was one with a three-man tube, and one where you raced down on mats.

I loved it.

WOW

Seriously.. did anyone really believe that receptionist a single bit when he said “No road! No bus!”? We didn’t. But he meant it. We got on the bus only to find that the road was only partially built so we had to wait for them to fix it. Truly annoying. Result: we got in waaaay over schedule. Now we know why the old lady bagsied the floor.

Junks Rock!

Ok, so we have just had an awesome junk tour on ha long bay and I am writing a post on it. My favourite was monkey island where the monkeys are friendly enough to eat from your hand and so know where your food will be hidden. Dad nearly got mugged by a hungry monkey.

However, this does not stop them from defending their kids. One actually hissed at me when I came too close. It was either food, or go away till you have some. I also went fishing. Sadly I don’t think fish like to bite moving lures. :(

Water Parks R Gr8!

Yes, water parks are great and may have helped mum overcome her vertigo. First of all we tubed down the lazy river. Lazy rivers also tend to have artificial rapids. I was also very chuffed with the black flume. Black flumes are VERY fast flumes that you go down in 2-man tubes. I also enjoyed the red kamikaze, a twisting slide which is pretty fast. I LOVED the mat slide, but if I had to pick one favourite, I would choose the diving board. This was the one I got a round of applause for. This, was where mum braved it. And it was AWESOME! 😀

P.S: The water park is in Hanoi.

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