Monthly Archives: August 2014

monty halls’s dive mysteries

I’ve been watching the bbc series, monty halls’s diving mysteries. there are only four episodes which can be found on YouTube. click on the following links to watch! the driver’s graveyard (blue hole dahab, egypt) japan’s lost atlantis (yonaguni, japan) … Continue reading

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in conversation with two (non-marine) biology majors

“did you see a lot of sea urchins?” “they blanketed portions of the seabed.” “that means the reef is dying.” “what? why?” “there is a lack of natural predators, an imbalance in the eco-system somewhere.” thus i learnt that the … Continue reading

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book haul: aug 2014

i have a great many books that I’ve been trying to declutter, supposedly to make space for new books. the following quote sums my predicament up nicely: yet, before I’ve even decluttered satisfactorily, this mailer from book depository made me … Continue reading

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dive b-logging

a belated post about my weekend with scuba institute, where i dived for practice and for leisure. (read about my first dive here!) the team is small and therefore flexible, so i was shuffled between dive masters for different dives. … Continue reading

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emotional drinking

of tea, that is. although alcohol wouldn’t go amiss after work. pardon the lack of inspired posts lately – have several drafts planned but haven’t the energy to complete them. soon, soon!

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emotional eating

been feeling down, and this has pretty much been my diet for days – biskut ais jems (ice gem biscuits): sugary dollop of cheer perched atop a mini marie biscuit my very own eating disorder, i suppose.

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daybreak over tioman

some weekends back, i sneaked out of the country for a leisurely weekend dive. due to tide constraints, we found ourselves on the boat on Sunday morn at 6am, speeding away to a dive site. i sat on the stern, … Continue reading

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