Saturday, August 17, 2013

What this is 2013 !!

Wow !  Times flew, with all these social media sites available, I hardly look at my once frequently posted blog anymore ...   I am suprise for the entire 2012, I did nothing here !  Oh well, whatever !
The last few years I was focus on rasing kid and high-end audio, really not much on diving and travel.  I look forward to get back into this !

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Similan 2010

Life changed with so many things in betwee, don't get to update the blog too often anymore and needless to mention diving ! Luckily, I was able to pull a short trip to Similan Thailand before the year end. It was really short, only dove 2 days 4 dives. It was a lot of effort for just 2 days 4 dives ! Nevetheless still enjoy every bit of it.

Day one, went with SeeBees, a big catamaran, 2 hours to Ko Tachai, 2nd dive on the way back, dove Koh Bon. Had to say both sites aren't too impressive, lots of broken coral, soft coral head scatter here and there. All the expected fishes are there but the quantity wasn't that thick.

Day 2, went with KRC, speed boat 1.5 hrs to the big boat on Similan #5/6. Dove Anita reef, live was much better here with more quantity of fishes, coral was still not very impressive. Slow boat drift to #3, where we did another dive at Shark fin reef. I was diving a alone w/ the guide who is an American, it was quite nice to be able to go 1-1. I move very slowly and didn't cover much of either site but that's ok :-) Shark Fin reef had a bit of current and I could hardly take any decent shots but the dive was fun.

I had a great time and enjoy the much needed warm water fix, 82F water :-) Indonesia would offer plenty more sea life, may be 2011 I'll get lucky again ...

Similan #5/6 - Anita's Reef

Similan #3 - Shark's Fin Reef

Similan #5/6 - Anita's Reef

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekend with the manatee in Crystal River, FL

Took an advanatge of a business trip to DC, flew to Tampa on the week end and drove to Crystal River. Spent 2 mornings w/ the manatee. This is not the right time to visit, winter months is. We were luck to play with a few up close on Day 1. They came to greet and play with us and won't leave. Day 2 was a disater, no manatee spotted until we were done in the 3 sister springs and than the guide decided to head to the poor viz green water King's Bay. That's when we had the chance to play with "Mickey", a playful calf. Day 1 was many times better .... These animals are awsome to feel. Don't miss them if you are going to FL.

Beautiful sunrise on King's Bay Crystal River


First manatee encounter ...


Closer encounter ...


And an under over shot inside 3 Sister Spring, the water is spectaular from the constant flushing of the spring. 100 ft viz !



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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Walking freely since mid July 2010

@ Stanford Shopping Center

Start walking in June 2010

Jr. start walking about

爬沙發

Catch up on a few months of Jr's progress, here is a lovely 爬沙發 scene

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A few weeks later during Mother's day ....