Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Year In Pictures

My ten favorite pictures from this past year:

[Whale shark]

[Palau's Seventy Islands]

[Humpback whale at close range]

[Palau's Natural Arch]

[Hibiscus flower, Geruma Island]

[Young Palauans at a first-born ceremony]

[Palau's Rock Islands]

[Palauan first-born ceremony]

[Hermit crab at sunrise, Zamami Island]

[Kindergarten students, Zamami Island]


Mom said...

Gorgeous photos!

ReBekha said...

Fantastic photos and such a fun idea! I hope you don't mind if I steal the idea?

Dave said...

Absolutely, ReBekha, if you'll promise to explain to me why you capitalize the B in your name..

Olivia Simeon said...

Hey Dave,
I admire your pictures. You take great pictures. By the way what kind of camera do you use? I'm looking to buy a great one, what would you recommend?

By the way I'm from the island of Palau but I reside in Guam. Thanks for sharing our countries history to the world out there :).

By the way, traditionally speaking a Ngasech was never intended for men but only for women. The grooms family (women only) can go to the ngasech and see the bride and what she looks like seeing if the lady who gave her a hot bath did a great job at making her beautiful and radiant. That is also why the women go topless. Plus there's no need for music and invitations. Just like the world is evolving and getting worse many of our island songs are now a bit more degrading and men are even going which is a big shame. if I were to have a ngasech one day I would love to go traditional.