Wednesday, 28 March 2007


Okies, so maybe I shouldn't have gone for the Hantu 3rd anniversary dives on sunday but it did give me my first night diving experience in our local waters!! ^^ Same thing as with after AOW, no photos or updates of photos since I am sneaking this entry in despite having the humongous T-H-E-S-I-S hanging over my head. Oops, did I just say "hanging"? More like urgently pressing down on my shoulders, giving me all sorts of aches all around~~ Been pushing all non-urgent matters (meaning EVERYTHING) to after thesis submission, meaning I am technically off the hook after 11 Apr, 10am but need to do catching up on everything else!!

Before I go on an unstoppable rampage, I wanna say a BIG THANK YOU to the Debby and her team of volunteers for bringing us out and about Hantu ^^ Especially my guide Gina and buddy, Chay Hoon!! Real pity about your cam's batteries but it sure was enjoyable diving with you guys!! Saw tonnes of juvenile goatfish, gobies, crabs (during the night dive), crinoids, icon seastars, cuttlefish, rays.... Missed out on the seahorse since I lost G and CH at that time... Also, taking photos during night dives sure is challenging in Singapore. All the silt that showed up in the photos!! *yes, promise that the photos who slowly but surely appear after 11th Apr* Not to forget the interesting bunch of people who were also onboard while we chitchatted, dived, and strolled on Hantu with ^^ Jimmy, Som, Han Peng, Geraldine, Marcel etc. Hope to see ya guys on more dives in the future!!!

On to the explanation on why I am braindead. Another reason why I shouldn't have gone on the dives on Sunday is that I was actually having a bad tummy the few days before. Was thankfully ok by Saturday but after Sunday, seems like I am on the verge of coming down with flu *again* Probably contributed to why I KO-ed for at least half a day on Monday instead of being able to stay up late on Sunday to finish up my poster. It's still not done since I am still struggling with the stats!! Bane of my life!!! But I cannot admit defeat!!! Not if I wanna continue doing research... *groans* Woceht has been real patient helping decipher the tangle that I am in about attempting multivariate analysis, thanks girl!!

*drats* Need to grab a quick bite before the SPS seminar... Aargh. Why am I a specialist mentor doing Honors intensive period?!


CH said...

Jia You! Gambatei!

~ Mantamola ~ said...

can't wait to see the photos.. :p