Monday, December 23, 2013

Matt Corby - Lonely Boy (The Black Keys Cover)

I feel this way now. But yet I push on.

Scuba Diving at Raja Ampat - West Papua Nov 2013

Pardon me for the lack of updates - I just got back a week long trip to West Papua. I was on a Live-on-Board - a small cruise ship outfitted for scuba diving.

There were about 15 divers onboard; we dived at Raja Ampat, which means four kings in Indonesian. It refers to the four currents that flow into that area - bringing with them nutrients, planketon, food that enables the sea creatures to feast on a seemingly infinite supply.

However, the number of sharks are dwindling due to overfishing. And there are not so many big creatures either - like tuna and the manta rays.

I had the immense fortune of swimming upclose to a Manta Ray twice - that was my highlight.

I also swam with dolphins but it was a brief but close encounter.

I'm off to Amsterdam/London/Budapest

Pardon me for not blogging much. I've got an active social scene in Singapore which doesn't give me much time to think a lot.

The year is coming to an end and I want to celebrate it by doing something different.

Going to Amsterdam/ London / Budapest in Winter is not a great idea - but hey, its still a big trip to Europe and I get to do different kinds of things from my usual routines.

The trip to Raja Ampat for scuba diving ... didn't really grab me. Sure, I swam with a giant Manta Ray, and with dolphins but that was brief.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

One more time

Occasionally I like to write poetry... I don't really know much about the mechanics of poetry. I wouldn't be able to compose a sonnet to save my own skin nor write a haiku ... but I like rhythm and the right word and poetry isn't poetry to me unless it makes you feel something.

A bit of background - so I met this girl awhile back, and we connected - I went back to Melbourne and all of a sudden she just dropped out. No messages. Nada. Totally cold. Its been over five months already but it seems more like 5 days since we last met or sometimes 5 years. The memory of her still remains fresh within me. Her smile especially. So here we go...

"Let me see you one more time
To touch you and feel the divine
I don't care if you aren't mine
I want to be with you if only for a brief moment in time."
YMC Singapore Dec 5th 2013