The day of TONY WU'S TALK
Exciting. No less. FANTASTIC VISUALS and GREAT STORIES. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Just as Tony's let his photos mesmerised those of us who were there. I was so mesmerised, I forgot to talk photos of him DURING the talk. Sigh.
Stories of swimming with WHALES (and photos to prove it), MANATEES, SEALS, DOLPHINS, SHARKS...Not to mention all the little critters in their bestest colours and behaviour. Fast swimming little fishies, crabs, shrimps, GOBIES (which probably made Zeehan's day). I wannt tooo diivvveee alll ovveerr thhheee wooorrlld toooo......sniiiiffffffff.....
The man, Tony Wu, sitting around before the talk started.
The audience, urm...hanging around before the talk started.
The Gillian, serving up the goodies for sale before the talk started.
The Jeff Low, close up before the talk started.
The Ria, close up before the talk started.
The almost FULL HOUSE (which became eventually FULL HOUSE), before the talk started.
And at 3.05 pm, the talk started....
Trying to arrange for the venue for this talk was HORRENDOUS for Dionne, BWV's public talks officer. As some of you might know, it was suppose to be held at Kinokuniya. But....they...urm...LAST MINUTE CANCELLED ON HER AFTER AGREEING THE SPACE AND TIME FOR THE TALK AGES IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!! AND JUST BARELLY A WEEK BEFORE THE ACTUAL TALK DATE ITSELF!!!! What the...*tooooot* Sheesh. Anyway, if any of you have ever tried booking public places before, you'd know it's almost impossible to get a place with so little notice. Library after library. And the only place to turn to was N.U.S. Yes, a bit FAR and ULU, but it was the most available place. (although Jurong Lib did offer a place, VERY ENTHUSIASTICALLY, Dionne had to turn them down to avoid confusion as notices of venue change had been sent out).
Poor Dionne. Thank you for coming down all the way to NUS on a Saturday afternoon. And getting lost too nonetheless....
And then it ended....WEELL I TOLD YOU I FORGOT TO TALK SHOTS IN BETWEEN!!!
Ria's marvellous Souther Shores of Singapore posters being admired by the crowd again.
...at least ONE person noticed the Reef Friend's poster. Well, pie charts and tables can't really fight with colourful photos...
Our trolley full of goodies for sale...including the expedition shirts for the upcoming East Timor marine expedition fund raising.
Our...urm...predators got hungrier this time round...
FINALLY BOTH FUGUS HAVE FOUND NEW HOMES!!!!! (i.e. bought by kind souls) GOOD FOR YOU FUGU, THE DEATH PUFFER!!!!
OHHH. Don't they start young. Our YOUNGEST audience yet.
And that's all folks! Till next time!.