Yay.. Another country and another item knocked off the bucket list. I am finally a SSI Certified Open Water Diver.
Check out the full post here. 😀
The kind of monsoons in Malaysia is something that i have never experienced before. I stayed around the western ghats in India for most part of my life and its crazy rainfall but the kind of monsoons that you experience here makes the ones in India seem like a trickle. I’ve rarely seen lightning strike when i was in Bangalore or it would seem like its struck at a very far distance. Here its the opposite. Its just loud thunder with flashes of light every few seconds. Its so frequent and scary that it delivers a shiver down your spine. The highways around the city are mostly elevated due to which you have a clear view of the horizon at a distance so its not very uncommon to see lightning strike every few seconds at a distance. Driving can be a nightmare.
I have always been fascinated with the photographs of the lightning strikes and wondered how does one capture it precisely at the right moment. Googled around and found quite a number of interesting articles. Unfortunately all of them require a tripod ( which i left back in India ) and a remote shutter release cable ( which i don’t have ). So i tried my hand at capturing one manually and Here’s the finished product 🙂 I am sure this one could have been better. It definitely is not as easy as the tutorials and definitely requires a lot of patience ( which i lack for sure 😉 ). Oh and before you start to wonder what i meant by Gudu Gudu Minchu…. It means Thunder & Lightning in Konkani (my native language).
Another one of the places we covered in the initial few days of our stay in KL was the Aquaria at KLCC Convention Centre. Its quite a place to relax and enjoy the various marine life. The RM50 entrance fee is quite reasonable however wish there were much more variety. I am sure it cant be compared to the ones in Singapore or Hong Kong ( I haven’t been to either of the two, but word of mouth from folks who have 😉 ). Its a good place to while away a couple of hours. You can find a not so cheap souvenir shop at the exit. They have various shows daily at different times. We really enjoyed the Sting Ray feeding session. The sights of the marine life are quite mesmerizing. The ones which stole the show for us were the Sting Rays, Giant Turtles, Sharks, Clown fish, Sea Horses and the Killer Piranha. We missed the Piranha feeding session. But hope to see that during another visit.
A trip which we have been wanting to make for a long time and when we finally did, we wondered why we hadn’t done this sooner. Cambodia turned out to be truly The Kingdom of Wonder. Read along this post to experience Siem Reap and Angkor Wat the way we saw it.
Managed a quick read..
There’s a difference between Interest and Commitment. When you are interested in doing something, You do it only when convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; Only Results – Ken Blanchard
In the words of Bob Marley – “Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.”
Often it seems that life begins to bow you down and you think is there any worth to the amount of effort you put into living it. Tired of fighting it out and finally coming to terms accepting the worse and moving on. Waiting to grab the silver lining.. So near, yet so far away.
Its always a tiring and tedious journey.. coming across hundreds of new faces all trying to get a glimpse into your life.. asking you questions bout the past.. Its funny how folks look at you and percieve your whole life without even knowing the thorny path you’ve been through. But then you question.. Whats Life without living it in Shambles and Shackles ? Would it be good if it were all pleasant and rosy without any risks and challenges it throws at you ? Would you be living it up otherwise .. !! I doubt i can hardly meet any person who can tell me their life has been perfect.
I have done mistakes and learnt a lot from them. Some have made me the person i am today. Was it for the better and are there any regrets ? Definitely not. Had it been not for those, i wouldnt have met the beautiful folks in my life today. I wouldn’t have got the drive to thrive towards excellence. Had i not seen failure in the eye, i wouldnt have had the will to stand up for myself.
I learnt its the moment you have today that matters. Make the most of it. These are the moments that makes this journey called LIFE worthwhile.
“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free.
Finally .. something i have been tryin to do for quite sometime.. Change my blog into a photo blog showcasing some of my average photography.
Got a few Galleries created under the “PhotoBlog” section at the top right corner.
Please click the thumbnails to view a high res photo.
Do comment and let me know on what you think bout them.
Warm regards & Cheers,