Dive while you can

Yay.. Another country and another item knocked off the bucket list. I am finally a SSI Certified Open Water Diver.

#40underforty πŸ™‚

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Kuala Lumpur & Around – Gudu Gudu Minchu

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 πŸ™‚ I am sure this one could have been better. Β It definitely is not as easy as the tutorials and definitely requires a lot of patience ( which i lack for sure πŸ˜‰ ). Oh and before you start to wonder what i meant by Gudu Gudu Minchu…. It means Thunder & Lightning in Konkani (my native language).

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Cheerios,

Me

Kuala Lumpur & Around – KLCC Aquaria

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 πŸ˜‰ ). 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.

Giant Turtle
Clown Fish
Think this was the Nurse shark
An extremely tiny frog… don’t quite remember the name.

 

Cheerios,

Me

Siem Reap – Magnificence Demystified

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.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

 

Tonle Sap - Floating Village
Tonle Sap – Floating Village

Cheerios,

Me

Commitment vs Interest

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; Β  Only Results – Ken Blanchard

Cheerios,
Me