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October 15, 2007
posted by Nk. at 2:39 PM

o hai! i can has planet with smarter humans in it plz? kthnxbai.
(photo from albay tourism)

If you're in the Philippines and you haven't experienced swimming with this guy yet, you're missing something really, really magical. Whale sharks -- abundant here in the Philippines (especially in Donsol and Batangas) are enchanting, enchanting creatures.

Course I nearly drowned our guide hanging on for dear life (mine!) because I didn't know how to swim (my version was flailing in the water) and use the damn snorkels, but seeing a whale shark the size of a house swimming underneath me had to be one of the scariest and most exciting moments of my life (definitely in that category of feeling something for that guy four years ago). And the fish (it is the largest living fish on the planet) was so close I could almost touch it! And there were like six of them in that area. At the same time. Now these guys aren't a threat to humans, they only eat plankton and small squids. For something so big this guy's diet is pretty humble. We should learn something from this guy.

Come to think of it, if people only had more encounters with other species living in this planet maybe, just maybe, we'll stop being so self-absorbed for a while and think twice about throwing that plastic bag to the ocean the next time we go to Boracay or Puerto Galera.

And speaking of plastics, Lucky Me instant noodles has a new, more environment-friendly packaging - from those killer styrofoam containers our favorite quickie meal now comes in the same material as your paper cups. We all know that styrofoams - though reusable sometimes, are non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. And even if there are ways to reuse them again, admit it, most of us simply are not interested and don't have the time to make cute styrofoam creations. Unless you're artsy craftsy like this person here. Or Martha Stewart. My only beef against the new instant noodles packaging is the plastic fork that's not only made of plastic but is just about as big as a five-month old baby's utensils. Kinda stupid, unless your msg market are just the kids (which is unfair). Do away with this stupid miniature fork please Mondenissin people okay?

Also, try this folks. The next time you eat in that favorite fast food chain of yours, try making a suggestion to the folks in charge to quit using plastic utensils because 1. they're virtually useless in spearing that yummy crispy chicken and 2. they're boring. My sister tried it at a local Jollibee outlet and the next time we came to visit they served the food in lovely sunny yellow ceramic plates and real forks and spoons. So we eated more happily.

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At October 15, 2007 at 11:03 PM, Blogger joyfulchicken

Wimpy marine animals.... I eat plastic all the time and I feel just fine.


At October 16, 2007 at 2:20 AM, Blogger niki

@ JC - so that explains your erratic behavior.


At October 16, 2007 at 11:33 AM, Blogger Monkey

thanks for visiting my blog :) i love your post title... its like "lolwhale" :P

check out for more stories on killer marine litter and people doing something bout it :)


At October 16, 2007 at 1:26 PM, Anonymous Baddie

i can has whale shark burger after it died? no? kk


At October 17, 2007 at 1:38 AM, Anonymous Mr.Blogged

wow.. u had wonderful experience i guss.. i too had such an experience in 1995, i was a kid then. anyways i wish we all understands as much as u do niki.


At October 17, 2007 at 2:09 AM, Anonymous Dan Hellbound

Stop using plastic utensils. Reminds me of my high school field trips. Still, it's true. But if ever you and I would stop using plastic utensils, I don't think the entire humankind will. Maybe lessening of those kinds of utensils' usage would do. This is my opinion on this, of course.


At October 17, 2007 at 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

damn... yeah i guess if you eated plastic. you have to died... so as if swimmed with the fish... you'ed be 'ed'


At October 17, 2007 at 4:58 PM, Anonymous Beejing

Wow... Nice photos huh?
Liked your posts, very interesting. Keep em coming gurl.

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