I Was Sent A Manta Ray For My Birthday

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13 Responses

  1. Jessica Esa says:

    I’m so glad you had such a great birthday! And I’m so jealous you saw a manta ray. They seem like the sweetest creatures, seeing it in its natural habitat must have been so special. Awesome way to spend a birthday!

  2. anshul says:

    What a memorable way to celebrate your birthday. This is going on an adventure and then getting in middle of totally different adventure altogether.

  3. You are a story teller! Kept me glued right till the end! WOWW what a wonderful birthday gift this is :) The universe sent it to you :) What a wonderful encounter this is. I loved your narrative and the video is splendid! :)

  4. Sarah says:

    What an amazing experience, it’s amazing how sometimes a day can start out one way, and end another.

    • Teja says:

      It is. We can never take things for granted, but then on the flipside, we should not lose hope either.

  5. Punita says:

    Birthdays are about memorable moments and you surely had an unforgettable time. I’m sure you will have a tough time beating this record of the most exciting birthday. Belated happy birthday to you!

    • Teja says:

      Thank you, and thanks for coming by. I’m perfectly happy with this birthday remaining special for a little while. :)

  6. Gina says:

    What an amazing birthday gift! You got to see a real manta ray in its natural habitat! There were even 3 other rays at the end of the day! Congratulations on successfully completing another year of life! Loving reading about your adventures about whale monitoring.

  7. Lydia Smith says:

    Happy belated birthday. Your weirdo, you didn’t spend your birthday with some wine or hard club partying but mantra hunting. Hahah. The blue water is so beautiful and I’ll love to dive in. Looking carefully, you had the best birthday experinece considering the hassles that happened earlier on.

    • Teja says:

      Hahahahaha yeah, I’m weird like that. Thank you ! But this was the birthday before last. Nothing particularly interesting happened for the recent one.

      But, after writing this, it did occur to me that I was maybe irrationally terrified of losing a different friend on my recent birthday. And it was perhaps just the baggage from this one.

  8. neha says:

    I guess the Manta came to wish you a happy birthday and a great time ahead ! I am so happy for you, you had a wonderful time with these little angles visiting you while you tried to discover something new under water. Definitely an encounter of a lifetime!

    • Teja says:

      I don’t know whether it’s all psychological or what, but indeed the year after (last year) I was certainly more intrepid than I’ve ever been before! And I trace it to this milestone trip.