Itís official: Iím certified in open water diving. Woo hoo! After our final exam we did our last two dives, where I found nemo (but no sharks, thank God!). This is me drinking celebratory beers with my classmates from Sweden and Switzerland.
That laughing guy in the back is our instructor, Si, who is more flamboyant than the flotation devices we had to wear. A self-proclaimed ďlady boy,Ē as they call themselves in Thailand, he said our groupís dive video was the best because he's "the leading actor and actress all in one.Ē
Iím trying to convince him to come visit me in New York, but heís not so keen on the ideaóhe doesnít like places where people donít smile all the time. (The Thai language does, after all, have 17 different words for smile.) He thinks all his grinning would freak New Yorkers out. I think we could use more people like him in the Big Apple:)