January 14, 2007

Kissed By A Dolphin

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much....the wheel, New York, wars and so on....whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man....for precisely the same reasons."

- from "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

We recently brought our little boy to watch "The Wonderful World of Dolphins" show. He was completely fascinated and besotted by the sight of the darling creatures performing their amazing stunts. At the end of the program, our son was stunned to get the surprise kiss of his life.

Behold the photos:



















MWAAAAAAAAAH!

40 comments:

Bearette24 said...

so cute! what a great shot.

Maria said...

THAT'S SO COOL! kissed by a dolphine, indeed. awesome!

Menchie said...

Oh, I wanted to go and watch that! Darn!

zeroimpact said...

That was really great shot and I bet he must be really surprised

Irene said...

Beautiful Bearette: Did you notice how big and round with sheer amazement our little boy's eyes were? He actually didn't want to leave after getting kissed by the dolphin. He wanted to go back for more! :p

Maria: I know! I too wanted to get kissed by the dolphin, but just getting my son smacked in the cheek by the fabulous creature was just too darn expensive already. HAHA! ;p

Mench: Sayang! Joshua and Faith would have had a blast. Let's hope, Tutti and Frutti (the dophins) will return next year.

Zero Impact: It was actually the official photographer from the show who took that kissing shot. We were lucky our son was looked straight at the camera at the precise moment he was being kissed, so you can really see his amazed expression. =)

It's me, T.J. said...

How fun!

He'll never forget it.

later...

-Princess Shin- said...

Wow..! I want it too!!!

JR's Thumbprints said...

Not only do you have a beautiful son, you also take beautiful photos. You have a natural talent for capturing the moment.

Claudia said...

I love dolphins. There is something just so magical about them...and I agree with the dolphins...they are most likely the smarter!! One day, I want to swim with the dolphins....

Irene said...

TJ: Our son's indeed fortunate to have that special photo to jolt his memory of that one-of-a-kind kiss when he grows older. =)

Princess Shin: Who knows? Maybe they'll bring the dolphin show to Malaysia one of these days so you can watch, too. :p

JR: As much as I'd like to take the credit, it was really my husband the professional photographer who caught most of the great shots of the dolphins.

However, I've been getting a lot of practice these days as I feverishly shoot away with my new camera. So, hopefully, I can share more of my own pictures soon! ;p

Claudia: I feel you, woman! Dolphins are such delightfully enchanting creatures. They are my favorite animals in the world. (",)

M- Filer said...

That's great.
Excellent quote:"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem".

The only way to have proper perspective is to fully appreciate that quote. I love it.

Irene said...

Hi, M-Filer!

I know. If only we can prevent ourselves from being so quickly fooled by appearances....

Michael C said...

Very, Very cool!! We took the twins to have lunch at Sea World. They got scared everytime the whales swam by. It's awesome you got the chance to do what you did and to get a great photo of it!

houseband00 said...

Ang kayut kayut naman nung baby mo at nung dolphin. =)

Pero, not to be a spoilsport, nakakaawa rin talaga yung dolphins. Exploited masyado.

Susan Abraham said...

Terrific pics, Irene.
Oh, you're having fun! :-)

C-dell said...

Dolphins are really cool. I think that quote speak with great thought. Your blog is interesting. It is also nice to meet a fellow "Blog of the Day" award winner. Up until now I only knew Dirk.

ShadowFalcon said...

AHHHHHHHHHH

I want a dolphin!

I remember going to my first dolphine show around his age and loving it.

Mimi Lenox said...

Unbelievable shot. Too precious.

choochoo said...

I went to a dolphin show in Bulgaria once, but it was kinda shabby. And I didn't get any dolphin luve at all.

Crashdummie said...

Oh-mi-Gawd, that was sooooo adoreable!

I just love dolphin. And your boys looks like real charmers. Thanx for sharing the pics!

etain_lavena said...

Awww that is so cool....when I was like three a dolphin threw a ball at me, and I still look at the foto with a warm fuzzy feeling....HE GOT KISSED.....way kewl!!

krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
The Wonderful Word of Dolphins - really great.
Thanks for sharig this beautiful story. Gorgeous pics!
Kissed by a dolphine - marvel !

Irene said...

Michael: I was 12 when I visited Sea World and saw Shamu the Whale perform. I am looking forward to visiting again when my son is a bit bigger. =)

Houseband: Naku, totoo yan! Overworked sila masyado...

But I just knew my son would love the show so i brought him to see it anyway. Didn't you take D? c",)

Sweet Susan: That I am! And my dear, I wish that you, too, have a fun day... week...year...life! ;p

C-Dell: Great of you to drop by! A fellow Blog of the Day Awardee is always more than welcome here. Hope to see you often!

Shadow Falcon: It's not difficult to remember dolphins because they inevitably bring about such happy thoughts. :p

Queen Mimi: I had to shell out an additional 300 pesos to have my son get close to the dolphin and get that precious shot. Sigh! ;p

Choochoo: Dolphin love is what it's all about, girl! :p

Crash Dummie: Glad you enjoyed the photos. Hope to see you again soon! (",)

Etain Lavena: Thanks for visiting me, fellow dolphin lover! Feel at home here. =)

Krystyna: Marvelous indeed! Have a nice week, my friend!

Brian said...

Morning Irene,

Great show and such fun to be kissed by the most intelligent creature on the planet. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Julie said...

I only dream that my family will be as adorable as yours!!! What fun pictures!

Irene said...

Brian: A good morning to you too, buddy! Hope you're having another wonderful week. =)

Sexy Julie: But OF COURSE you'll have an adorable family. There's no doubt about that! ;p

I hope your wedding preparations are going smoothly and that you're enjoying every crazy bit of the planning. =)

Tim Rice said...

Looks so fun and so cute!

Sanni said...

Can´t stop to say "Aaaaaaawwwww!" =)

theresa said...

That's a memory that I'm sure he'll cherish!

Irene said...

Tim: Thanks, dahling! c",)

Sanni: Aaawwwwwww... Thanks! ;p

Theresa: I sure hope so. (",)

Smalltown RN said...

lucky boy...but I am thinking he is not sure what to make of all of this.....looks like you had a great day!

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

Such a lovely pictures. very sweet post.

Irene said...

Smalltown RN: You're probably right! Our son did look quite bewildered by all the excitement throughout the show. :p

Pink Ginger: Thanks! Hope you're having a great week. (",)

Margo said...

dolphin kisses!! I bet they're just the best! Lucky little guy.:-)

Ellee said...

This is a fabulous exience. I have swum with dolphins in Florida with my son and we both got to kiss one. It makes a great pic - and great memories.

Irene said...

Margo: Who doesn't dream of dolphin kisses? :p

Ellee: How wonderful! That's one of the things I must do - swim with dolphins. I have been to the US but not yet to Florida. I hope to go there someday soon. =)

jase said...

He was so mesmerized by Dad or Mom taking the photo that he was not aware of the dolphin kissing him :)

Sooo cute !!!

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Too adorable! Was he scared at all?

gentlemanoracle said...

So cute i am very jealous.

Irene said...

Jase: Mesmerized is the word. Our son's eyes were huge with amazement the whole time.

Queen of Dysfunction: Our boy is fearless! Really. Nothing seems to daunt him. =)

Gentleman Oracle: Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!