Il est un optimiste
- - 30.06.2010 | 1 comments | #link | rss
After all these days I had a little day off, went for some shopping. Followed by a stop at Délifrance and give a try to some apple pie. Not as good as back in Europe, but close enough to satisfies my immediate need and comfort of home.

Then followed by a little Big Mac (I know I had desert first), they also have a Double Big Mac and a Double Filet o'fish. But maybe next time, I'm actually happy that I'm eating almost healthy these days. I'm surprised it took almost two month before I went to Mc Donald's.

- - 15.05.2010 | 0 comments | #link | rss
Last night we went for a night dive cruise.

We left the dive center at around 3 o'clock and did our first dive right before dusk at 6 o'clock.

The first dive was on the HTMS Khram, it is nice to dive at dusk because the light to the upper part of the dive is still bright enough, but as soon as you pass the 20m mark it is getting dark. And once you have reached the bottom at around 28m you can't see much without the torch.

I was also impressed by the amount of big fish swimming around. I guess it is a good place for them to sleep.
Then back on the boat after a 30min dive where the food is almost ready. I'm telling you diving makes you hungry and when you come back on the boat and you smell that food being prepared...

After dinner we had some time to kill, until midnight where we would go for the second dive. What a great feeling to sit on the sun chair after having eaten looking at the surrounding light. The boat rocks you gently. This is a feeling of true relaxation!

Second dive was less deep at around 12m on a sand and rock ground with some crabs, fishes that are sleeping and even a little blue spotted sting ray. And a nice thing was a squid, they light up in a nice way at night with the torch on them. But I couldn't get a picture of him.

Little crab at a night dive

Back on the boat, and now time to get to... a snack, BBQ on the boat : )
So we made Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, can't tell you how great that is at around 2 o'clock at night after a one hour dive.

Next on the agenda would have been a dive at 4 o'clock in the morning. But no chance for me, way too tired. So some people stayed on the boat and slept while the others went for the dive. Looks as if there was a strong current and wasn't the best dive of the night, so I don't I guess I didn't miss that much.

Back to my room, sleep and decided that I spend some time writing up my stories on the blog.
- - 15.05.2010 | 0 comments | #link | rss
So what else have I done over the last days?... I spent most of the time reading in order to be prepared for the rescue diver course. I have to say that I really had a good time and the learning was really useful.

It also includes a part of Emergency First Response. So now if someone is in need I can say; My name is Alex, I am an emergency responder. May I help? Or for the dive part; Diver diver, I'm a rescue diver. May I assist you?

But the really hard part is in the water, we spent hours in the swimming pool doing rescue exercises and another two day in the water where we applied the skilled learning in the pool.

One of the exercises on the second day was conducting a search for a lost diver. Visibility was ranging from one meter to around 30cm. And to make it even harder, there was a strong current. We didn't find the dummy body, but at least we knew what we could improve. And also it did help the moral a bit that after the training the two divers who planted the body didn't find it again either...

So we did lose some things, I also lost my pair of fins in one of the exercise where I had to carry someone up the boat on the ladder and someone lost a mask.

The only thing we did find on the way back was a group of divers where one was exhausted and lost a fin. So we ended the day with an actual rescue and brought the diver back to his boat.

The day I did all the reading I went for some nice lunch at the beach, noodles soup with chicken from one of the carts on the street; 30 Bath, so 1.- CHF... and another 27 Bath for 750ml water and an ice cream on the 7eleven.
So as you can see the food is cheap, and I have to say that these street carts sell really good food. And I'm not just saying this because it is cheap.
And then the snack on the evening:

Snack, grasshoper and frogs

So we have Grasshopper and small frogs, deep fried.
And as a bonus : )

about to eat a grasshoper

I have to say that the frog, and I don't like to admit it, really tastes like chicken... the grasshopper on the other hand. No clue, it has some taste that is familiar put can't really define it. Must have been de seasoning they used.
- - 01.09.2007 | 0 comments | #link | rss
The Japanese who travel aboard really miss Japanese food. I think anyone after while miss the local dishes, but having spent two weeks in Japan I didn't really miss anything. They have a great choice, and the quality is amazing.

And the best, you can eat 24/7 : )

If you are hungry, do not continue reading this article and don't look at the pictures.

Edamame, great as appetizer instead of peanuts. Very enjoyable with a cold Japanese beer.

Nippon - Japan - Edamame - Food

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- - 08.04.2007 | 2 comments | #link | rss
Happy Easter 2007 - Chocolate bunny

In case you wonder... I don't think that he will survive the day, I'm feeling like having some chocolate.

Anyway, Happy Easter to you all!
- - 04.11.2006 | 1 comments | #link | rss
Little crab walking on the soft white sand...

Little crab on white sand

It also reminds me that it has been a while since I had some nice sea food. Not that you could have eaten that little fellow. He was about the size of a finger nail.
- - 03.01.2006 | 4 comments | #link | rss

Hong Kong c’est une ville, mais aussi un petit regroupement d’îles. La plus grande est Lantau. C’est sur celle si que ce trouve le nouvel aéroport de Hong Kong, Disneyland et un grand Buddha de bronze de 22m de haut.

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- - 09.10.2005 | 3 comments | #link | rss

Pas besoin d’ajouter de longues explications, c’était un bon repas : )

plats de sushi

marco sur les Tobiko

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