Every Memorial Day thousands of people gather at Ala Moana Beach Park for the Lantern Floating Ceremony led by Her Holiness Keishu Shinso, the spiritual head of Shinnyo-en. The ceremony remembers those who gave their lives in conflict, allows for reflection on the memories of loved ones and dedicates prayers for a peaceful and harmonious future. Just as the waters of the Pacific merge with each ocean, the wish for peace and happiness extends from Hawaii across the globe.
Чтобы узнать, знаю знаю ее Это любовь любовь любовь ее Только, чтобы видеть ее улыбку Делает мою жизнь стоит Чтобы узнать, знаю знаю ее Это любовь любовь любовь ее И я делаю. Thank you Comrade Oh Dock!
To know, know, know her is to love, love, love her. 'Just, just to see her smile, makes my life worth while.
Are you asking yourself what does a photo of a young Bridget Brigitte Bardot have to do with a Beatles tune? Well let me tell you. Our comrade from Sacramento left a comment under the "If You Row, You Know" post written in Russian. By using the magic of Google, I translated his comment into English. There was all this "to know know know her is love love love her" stuff. Remembering that the Tillerman had assigned a Beatles themed task to the class, I did a search. Sure enough, "To Know Her Is To Love Her" by the Beatles turned up. Just for the heck of it, I did an image search and up popped the lovely Ms. Bardot. Et Dieu créa la femme.
Jellyfish Lake is located on Eli Malk Island in the Republic of Palau. Twelve thousand years ago these jellyfish became trapped in a natural basin on the island when the ocean receded. With no predators amongst them for thousands of years, they evolved into a new species that lost most of their stinging ability as they no longer had to protect themselves. They are pretty much harmless to humans although some people with very sensitive skin may get a minor sting from them. If you are allergic to jellyfish you should wear a wetsuit or protective clothing.
These fascinating creatures survive by sharing a symbiotic relationship with algae that live inside of them. At night, the jellyfish go down to the depths of the lake where the algae feed on nutrients. During the day, the jellyfish come back to the surface and follow the sun across the lake in a massive migration. The algae convert the energy of the sun via photosynthesis into a sugar that feeds the jellyfish.
It is not possible to scuba dive in this lake because the nutrient rich layer at around 50 feet and below contains hydrogen sulphide which is highly toxic to humans. If a scuba diver was to swim in that layer, the toxins would enter the body through the skin and that exposure could be fatal. Snorkeling however, is perfectly safe and if you ever find yourself in Palau one day, you should make your way to this special place. The experience of swimming through millions of jellyfish is quite surreal and Palau is the only place in the world where you can do just that!
I hope you enjoy the video and thank you for watching. - Sarosh Jacob.
Film / Edit: Sarosh Jacob Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Simga 15mm Fisheye Lens and Aquatica Housing Music: Radiohead "Nude"