- When I was playing in the water in a lagoon with a float, I told a friend: "I want to be left alone in deep sea, with no one to help. All I'd have is a float like this. I want to starve and struggle and die in a few days." When I was taken to deep sea for snorkeling, I thought "Wow, how I wish to be here forever! I wouldn't mind if a fish eats me alive when I am in the water, if only that means I am not going back." After all this, when I was in the real sea, I was scared to touch the plants in the sea and kept some distance from even tiny fish! That showed me how scared I am to new things. It takes a while before I get used to anything new and feel secure.
- I was not very enthusiastic about this trip. And my stay in the island didn't make it much different either. The pictures I took in the trip range from average to bad. Except for one or two pics that I like. When I think about it now, it looks like my good pictures -- at least the ones I think are worth sharing -- are taken when I am happy. The pictures are in my Picasa album, if you are interested.
- Best times for me in the offsite:
- Sitting in an Italian restaurant during sun set. You get a great view of the sea water. Evening breeze and not-so-hot-and-bright Sun. Some French fries and coffee. A book to read. One friend sitting with me, mostly minding his own business. We talked now and then, but we were both doing what we wanted to do.
- The time we spent near the beach under the moon.
- We rented water scooters and rode them into the ocean. It was a great experience. Seeing so much water all around you is an experience of its own kind.
- When my friends used to finish reading a whole novel in a couple of days, I took two to three months usually. That was because, I thought, I was a slow reader. In Bangalore airport, I bought a copy of Keep off the Grass on a whim and finished the book before the offsite ended. I am still a slow reader; but the books I usually read are heavy text and only that makes my reading slow. (As if you care!)
May 02, 2010
I was in Maldives for the past few days. This post is a list of disconnected observations from the trip.