Friday, March 13, 2009

Ok La

That's how they talk here, they put "la" on the end of everything. Kind of like how Americans say "ya know?" ya know?

We visited Sentosa and had some fun at Palawan beach. We swam and played on the beach for a while and then headed over to the underground aquarium to cool off and look at the incredible marine life they had displayed there. We got to touch stingrays and feed them. I got to hold a baby boa constrictor, too.

The highlight of our Sentosa visit was the Dolphin show. I had really wanted to see it, even though I'm not one of those people who LOVE dolphins. We got there just as it was starting and there were about 300 people seated. The commentator asked for 2 volunteers to come up and I raised my hand. She picked me and I got assigned to a trainer and a beautiful, pink female dolphin named "Han". As I walked into the water and Han swam up to me I suddenly got choked up and began to cry. She looked at me with such beautiful and serene eyes and it just took me by surprise. The trainer was shocked. He asked me if I was ok but I just couldn't speak! I felt silly but it was just too powerful for words. As I stood there in the water, chest deep, she came up and planted a "kiss" on my cheek. I hugged and kissed her back.

As I got out of the water the commentator asked how I felt. I cried into the mic and all I could manage to say was, "She's so sweet!". I was still shaken an hour later. What a thrill! I will upload pictures as soon as I get a few more minutes.

More soon la!

Before I go, a quick picture for my sweethearts, Abi, Nate and Kenny:


Gombojav Tribe said...

That's really cool!

Marnie said...

What a sweet experience, you made me teary eyed. Now, I want to see the pictures!

Cheri said...

I am so glad you're having a wonderful time!

~ Amanda ~ said...

sounds like you are having a great time. i can't wait to see more pictures. that's so neat about the dolphin!

Урам said...

Ta 2 ih goy ywjee. goy goy zuragnuudaas chini haragdaj bainaa. God Blessed