Hot oven for room, anyone?

Trip Start May 14, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Tuesday, November 9, 2004

I woke up completely pissed off. I was drenched in my own sweat. The mosquito net didn't work last night, so I was breakfast for all the mosquito in the vicinity. To add insult to the injury, the puny fan wasnt working and there was no electricity in the whole compound. We found out that the electricity supply is on only from 6pm til 6am. It's 9am. And that means I have been sleeping in an oven for the last 3 hours.

My natural sweet disposition doesnt usually come around until mid-day on a fabulous day. Today isnt a fabulous day.

I was on a mission to find another homestay that has 'decent' facilities. So, after breakfast, Dave and I went to check out the island. Even though I had my hat, sunnies, fan and an umbrella, it was so hot, I was still steaming. Nothing seemed to cool me or my temper down. Poor Dave. I must say he has a patience of a saint. I was The arch bitch that morning. After 8 different places, we realise that this is how it works on this island. Everyone has the same type of rooms, same type of fan and no electricity during the day. Only difference was we have slightly cleaner sheets. I realised that I have to adapt fast cos there really isnt much of a choice. No Sheratons or Marriot hotels around.

*mutter mutter*  ' The diving has better be good. No, it has better be Spectacular, Sensational and absolutely Fabulous! '
(like I mentioned earlier, I was THE bitch.)

We signed up for 2 dives after lunch. After hearing so much from my fellow divers, I couldnt wait to dive. The moment I jumped in, I forgot everything else! It took my breath away. Nothing can bother me, now that I have 3 black tip sharks, a huge school of baracudas, tons of other colourful fishes to swim with and a wall of corals that just simply disappear deep into the ocean.  I couldnt get enough. This completely overshadows the 'furnace room' and lack of facilities at our homestay. The diving was absolutely worth it. 
We surfaced from our second dive to a beautiful sunset. To the changing hues and a quiet mountain, I smiled for the first time that day.
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