Sekinchan Day 1

The two-day-one-night trip ended pretty quickly I think, we did not really have enough time to finish what we had planned ahead, but yet it was very fully packed with unforgettable events (okay they are forgettable because I have some short term memory disorder so I will blog everything to keep myself reminded).

The paddy fields are bald after the harvesting season. Does not look like the photo in my previous post.

Departed in mid afternoon, we reached to our rented terrace house around dusk. Then we spent several times doing the typical three-point-turn on the narrow streets as we found out that the restaurants were closed on Thaipusam.

After eating and chilling, we proceeded to the firefly viewing destination. Unfortunately no photos could be taken because it is prohibited to avoid disturbing their habitat and lifestyle. And I have to tell you, it is awesome to see them settling down on the only special trees they depend on their life upon. They look like the fancy light bulbs we have on our Christmas tree, except that they have the same color and the blinking lights are relatively smaller, and there were plenty of them (not as many as last time according to many people).

This is a little more exaggerating than what we saw that day. But cannot take photos.

I still could not recall my mom bringing me here when I was young before, and it is definitely a different experience to have your friends sitting on the boat talking crap and laughing while keeping our tones down. The full moon on the 30th of January 2010 is far most the best accompanied by the blinking lights of these little creatures. And sometimes their shimmering are in sync!
As the boat goes by, a firefly flew near to me and I tried putting the back of my palm near it (I did not touch it!). And surprisingly the small glow was able to illuminate a part of my hand with a fade white light. The scenery around is like a smaller version of "Avatar", well that is the closest thing on Earth that looks like what is being portrayed in the movie.

Our first day ended with us playing card games and falling asleep at 1am. See? 24 hours is never enough when you are having fun! But it was still nice nevertheless. =D


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