April 23, 2007

Kelip-Kelip

There's a new picture at the end of this post for those who have already read it.

Kelip-kelip (kuh-leep kuh-leep) is the word for "lightning bug" or "firefly" here. Our country is famous for them, so we decided to take a trip.

Here's what happened.





And it's not even the rainy season...



Always time for an American Idol impression...
Since the kelip-kelip can only be seen at night in trees along a river, we decided to kill some time until sunset...



What you didn't see was all the folks staring at the 4 white people...





Before boarding the boats we had to remember safety comes first...



And now for the big moment...but "shhhhhh!" no talking allowed...



Hope you're not disappointed...Sony cameras are not as sophisticated as the human eye.. but this is about what it was like, except less electric guitar...


EDIT: For those dying to know what the fireflies we saw really look like, I found this picture:

Now imagine this many fireflies in every other tree on a completely dark river. And they all blink at the same time. We've already decided we're gonna make this a Christmas tradition.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

hilarious! mamalou

SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha! That was fun to watch! I had to watch the firefly thing twice to catch them - but way fun :) whoo hoo!

C-Love said...

Awesome videos. I know I haven't posted in a while, but I read your blog at least once a day (and that is in no way due to my lack of a social life, but instead totally due to the fact that your blog is that stinking awesome).

Anthony and Sharon said...

Mrs. SouthAsia- The camera only picked up a tiny few of the thousands of fireflies along the river. Its neat though, they're only in certain trees, so it looks like some are decorated with Christmas lights and others got left out completely. You'll have to come and see it for yourself!

Anonymous said...

the lime popsicle looked interesting, love the flowers, you both look like you're having fun, miss you both, R & C

jdk0103 said...

HAHAHA great videos, guys. Half the time we didn't know the camera was rolling :) We especially like the finale (definitely captured the moment!!!!) It was fun!

Melodie said...

hey y'all...it's melodie...there's definitely a man who lives in the country here in sylvester who has almost that exact christmas display every year! people go and sit in their cars to watch it...haha!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Whoa! That last picture is crazy!!! Cool :) We'll defintiely have to come sometime to see it for ourselves :)