My D.I.D. And the answer to: why "hugewhaleshark"??!April 22 2012 at 11:48 AM
hugewhaleshark (Login hugewhaleshark)
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Thanks for the tag, Horace. Hope you're ready... Here goes!!!
The dream started with me, in some blue, blue water...
I've not dived in 12 years... but I still remember the calm...
The reef was wild!!!
And along came some of the ocean's most awesome creatures...
A manta ray...
I had only seen this magnificent animal once in my life, and it was on one of the last of my 170 dives...
A 12-foot wide monster accompanied by its smaller albino companion.
The backdrop, a sunken oil tanker called the Seven Skies... I will never forget it.
Hammerheads!!! I've been lucky with hammerheads. Seen them a couple of times.
And what else? A HUGEWHALESHARK!!!
And that's the reason for my nick. Never seen one before. One day I will... one day.
What an awesome beast.
My computer's beeping. WHAT THE???!!! 7 bar left!!!
Ahh, back to the surface. Hey. Wait...
Houston we have a problem. Every diver's nightmare! WHERES THE BOAT???!!!
Luckily there was this inviting island nearby that I could fin leisurely to...
The beach was nice
And accommodations were not too shabby
And so I took stock of my belongings... I had only 10 items with me.
Because it reminds me of my Brother, Jimmy. Thank you for entrusting me with this awesome watch.
And my DGK.
Because it reminds me of my Brother ZZ, a man with very good taste in Shocks!!!
A song which have gotten me through all the sh!t in the world. Which reminds me of what's really important.
And a song which reminds me of my Brother, Gabriel. A wonderful tune, perfect for thinking of loved ones, or staring into the night sky, or at nature's wonders!
The best-selling book ever. I was never a religious man, but I'll have enough time on the island to work on that, I think...
The one which gave me one of the quotes I live my life by.
And a real lesson in determination.
NOT!!!!!! (I've been dying to use that pic though!)
Here's the one.
The most beautiful family a man can have.
TC: So, where do you live, Jimmy?
Jimmy: Clover Way
TC: Hey, I lived there in my childhood. Wait... don't tell me...
Jimmy: You're THAT Terence???
TC: You're THAT Jimmy???
And that's how friends lost for more than 30 years met over a silly oversized watch.
Am blessed to call you guys my Bros.
A humble and simple meal... comfort food that I could eat everyday.
Singapore-style Hainanese chicken rice
But what's a meal without the water of life?
This Clynelish will do nicely.
How about this guy? He'd certainly come in useful!
But I need someone for the SOUL!!!
How about my darling Jia-Hui. How you have blossomed.
When she was young we were so worried she'd be autistic. But now, she could charm any stranger off his feet.
Or my wife Lay Choo. I owe you so much. Without you, I would not be what I am, have what I have.
But no. On this island, it would be my first-born, Xin-Hui. You are truly a gift from above.
If you have made it so far, thanks for reading! I will tag someone from the comments list for next week.
"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah."
- Thanks for a fascinating DID! - Eric Skier on Apr 22, 2012, 11:57 AM
- LMAO on TC and Jimmy !! Priceless :-))) GR8 DID H 8-p (nt) - Hammer on Apr 22, 2012, 11:58 AM
- Love this DID bro...totally felt the calmness of the blue sea..superb pics...>>> - Zameen Zahari on Apr 22, 2012, 12:10 PM
- Damn bro, you got me misty eyed...................... - Gatsby on Apr 22, 2012, 12:21 PM
- Superb DID bro - Pats on Apr 22, 2012, 12:44 PM
- Brilliant, simply brilliant, bro :) - TC on Apr 22, 2012, 12:55 PM
- great post bro! thanks for the DID :) - raphmeister on Apr 22, 2012, 1:07 PM
- Beautiful Family reminds me of what's most important ! - Jeremy on Apr 22, 2012, 1:18 PM
- Great effort YH, Well done,nt - Tristan on Apr 22, 2012, 1:21 PM
- Enjoy your posting so much! Btw, what a happy family you've got. (nt) - Cougar on Apr 22, 2012, 1:52 PM
- Enjoy your posting so much! Btw, what a happy family you've got. (nt) - Cougar on Apr 22, 2012, 1:53 PM
- Another fantastic DID!! Thank you so much for sharing :) !! n/t - Action Dan on Apr 22, 2012, 2:04 PM
- Awesome DID Yeu Huan - Diluted Magnetics on Apr 22, 2012, 2:12 PM
- Great Share! - Stephen Dumperth on Apr 22, 2012, 2:12 PM
- Beautifully done!!!!!!!! - steve krawse on Apr 22, 2012, 2:32 PM
- Awesome family message - Stefan on Apr 22, 2012, 2:34 PM
- The photo of ZZ and Jimmy will now reside in many hard drives >>> - L(uke) on Apr 22, 2012, 2:52 PM
- Gret DID, thanks for sharing H-Shark! nt. - Gary on Apr 22, 2012, 2:55 PM
- Great DID! - Brian on Apr 22, 2012, 3:22 PM
- What an awesome DID bro!!!! - H2Finally on Apr 22, 2012, 3:24 PM
- DID from the heart, Bravo YH - Win on Apr 22, 2012, 3:25 PM
- Great stuff! Thanks for sharing YH! :) - AndyC on Apr 22, 2012, 3:26 PM
- Very nice DID YH!! - hongT on Apr 22, 2012, 3:45 PM
- just excellent! That was very fun to read...TFS - Jiggo on Apr 22, 2012, 3:56 PM
- My eyes... my eyes.... that pic of ZZ and Jimmy, oh my..... - GUSH on Apr 22, 2012, 4:32 PM
- Great DID and wonderfull familly - Polleke on Apr 22, 2012, 5:08 PM
- Wonderful DID YH!! - Sam on Apr 22, 2012, 5:10 PM
- Cool DID HWS nt. - Jpvfx on Apr 22, 2012, 6:14 PM
- Great stuff hugewhaleshark. Clynelish... great choice! nt - epfunk on Apr 22, 2012, 6:53 PM
- Great Share! Beautiful family and great pics! - Peter Fruehling on Apr 22, 2012, 10:44 PM
- Well done, Sharkey !! :-)) - E-Wit on Apr 23, 2012, 12:32 AM
- What a great read. Thank you so much for your post. Nt - Paddy on Apr 23, 2012, 2:11 AM
- OK THAT"S IT!!! COUNSEL.........!!!!! - Jimmy. on Apr 23, 2012, 5:51 AM
- Great entry Sharkie! >> - ArifS on Apr 23, 2012, 10:14 AM
- great DID - Jason on Apr 23, 2012, 11:18 AM
- Brillant DID bro YH:-) - Ben on Apr 23, 2012, 11:20 AM
- Hearfelt thanks for all your comments, and Jimmy you ain't getting away so easy >>> - hugewhaleshark on Apr 23, 2012, 1:34 PM
- +1 bro! - Diluted Magnetics on Apr 23, 2012, 5:51 PM
- Great DID! - Shella on Apr 23, 2012, 9:47 PM
- I LIKE IT!!! Thanks! n/t - Michael M. on Apr 24, 2012, 7:07 AM
- awesome DID YH - andy (indoristi) on Apr 24, 2012, 7:09 AM
- Great DID LYH!!! - fran91 on Apr 25, 2012, 6:19 PM