Friday, September 28, 2007

N2

You know what? I haven't dived at all this year. Not even once. The deepest I've been is 1.8m, in a swimming pool.

The only island I have set foot on is Penang. Taiwan doesn't count, because I didn't even get out of the airport.

I'm feeling some nitrogen deficiency withdrawal symptoms now. This is the opposite of nitrogen narcosis, which is caused by too much nitrogen in the blood.

My blood is short on nitrogen, and I need a good dose of vitamin sea.

Or maybe God is healing me from an addiction to breathing compressed air. As they say, SCUBA =
Self-Confessed Underwater Breathing Addict. :P

16 comments:

Paul said...

Better pray that this is figurative :-)lol!

NIV Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

el'z said...

what's the symptoms of nitrogen dificiency withdrawal? land-sickness? or did u dream that ur a merman; waking up dissapointed to find yourself flapping yr 'fins' on the bed? :))

heaven no sea? :(

HL said...

pastor paul: Yeah, I know! Probably means no diving in the new heaven?!?!? and the new earth too! Then where will all the coral reefs and fish go? :)

Isn't the sea used in Jewish literature as a metaphor for something negative, a picture of chaos and distress? (Please correct me if I'm wrong!) So, it could be figurative...

el'z: Symptoms are, turning green with envy when hearing about other people's dive trips, staring wistfully at my fins, drooling at other people's dive trip photos, daydreaming about manta rays, etc. :P

Well, at least i visited an aquarium and saw whale sharks... but it's not the same.

lina said...

Goodness, there's such addiction ar? Oooki... Your dive buddy, Uncle Ah Doo, might be able to suggest alternative or some location for your underwater meeting =D

Actually, am also itching to go but what to do... there are other more "important" assignment that I have to fulfill. Sigh... life is as such =/

HL said...

A man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.

Yea, instead of an Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF), we can have an Undersea Christian Fellowship (UCF).

lina said...

hahaha...

I wish we could live underwater... I wonder how life would be... underwater courts, banks etc... a new and fresh start of a human culture with no violence/cruelty.
Hmmm... just a thought =D

sodium chloride said...

Maybe the corals will be displaying their colour on dry land in the new heaven....and the turtles, mantas and whale sharks will all be flying in the air...

HL said...

Lina: We can't even live properly above water, how do you expect to live underwater? There was a group of people who thought they could live underwater, but they all died. Only Noah and family were saved. :)

NaCl: Are you talking about soft corals or hard corals? Coz soft corals need the water to stay upright. Flying mantas? Dream on... :P

sodium chloride said...

It's the new heaven and new earth, anything is possible! :) Besides, mantas are practically flying underwater as it is :) Soft corals will have some supernatural power to stay upright....*dreaming on a Friday morning*

HL said...

NaCl: I think you have nitrogen narcosis. But yea, heaven will be beyond our wildest imagination. :)

So, how would a whale shark "swim" in the sky?

sodium chloride said...

No, i just have nitrogen deficiency syndrome :P But no worries, i'm getting some vitamin sea for it at Tioman this weekend :)

Whale sharks would "swim" in the sky exactly like how they swim in the sea :) And with u riding on it... :D

HL said...

Yea, thanks for rubbing it in. :P

I hope you see some action at Tioman. You might get rough seas, but I've heard that fish are also active when the sea is active.

TL said...

I have extra N2 to spare....so spaced out.

HL said...

Blood transfusion? :P

TL said...

I can fill into a canister...still feel so spacey..too much N2 and diving :P last chance for this year..Langkawi in Dec?? ;)

HL said...

You did nitrox or what? If you continue to float around, you should go for an MRI scan just in case. Haha. Just kidding.

Yea, maybe P. Payar or P. Jarak year end. Mayyyybe.