no plan B

Crossing out items from the bucket list. (personal and group list)

Sydney | Mark | Philip


JELLYFISH LAKE, PALAU from Sarosh Jacob on Vimeo.

Palau is a special place.

Film / Edit: Sarosh Jacob
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Simga 15mm Fisheye Lens and Aquatica Housing
Music: Radiohead "Nude"

Update 5/24/11: I have a website up now you can see it here:
more to come soon!

Update 5/22/11: Special THANK YOU to Pamela Anderson who posted my video on her Facebook and Twitter accounts today!!!

A little information on Jellyfish Lakeā€¦

Jellyfish Lake is located on Eli Malk island in the Republic of Palau. Twelve thousand years ago these jellyfish became trapped in a natural basin on the island when the ocean receded. With no predators amongst them for thousands of years, they evolved into a new species that lost most of their stinging ability as they no longer had to protect themselves. They are pretty much harmless to humans although some people with very sensitive skin may get a minor sting from them. If you are allergic to jellyfish you should wear a wetsuit or protective clothing.

These fascinating creatures survive by sharing a symbiotic relationship with algae that live inside of them. At night, the jellyfish go down to the depths of the lake where the algae feed on nutrients. During the day, the jellyfish come back to the surface and follow the sun across the lake in a massive migration. The algae convert the energy of the sun via photosynthesis into a sugar that feeds the jellyfish.

It is not possible to scuba dive in this lake because the nutrient rich layer at around 50 feet and below contains hydrogen sulphide which is highly toxic to humans. If a scuba diver was to swim in that layer, the toxins would enter the body through the skin and that exposure could be fatal. Snorkeling however, is perfectly safe and if you ever find yourself in Palau one day, you should make your way to this special place. The experience of swimming through millions of jellyfish is quite surreal and Palau is the only place in the world where you can do just that!

I hope you enjoy the video and thank you for watching.

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They say when you’re in midair during a skydive, you get an overwhelming feeling of euphoria and clarity that lasts seconds. I cannot wait for those few seconds… when nothing else matters but landing. xo woo!!


Ok, ok. I’m awake. I’ve been inside a cocoon, now I’m a butterfly. *flap flap flap* (I’m so pretty.) On behalf of the team and I, we apologize for the poor update. We promise to update very, very soon. It’s just been really hard to get together due to our hectic schedules. But, have no fear we’re still around.

Torontonians, smile and help out each other. You never know who will make your day. =)

"Smile. Why is everybody so serious?"

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I must admit, after falling a dozen times…I love snowboarding. I cannot wait to go again!
(I will upload video clips when I get the chance.)
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…and we’re off!
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Been a while, so here’s an update:
Mark, me and some of our friends got a chalet at blue mountain for the whole weekend (March 4-6) and we are going to learn how to snowboard! Well, Mark’s been going the past few weeks already and I could be wrong, but I believe that’s him with the yellow jacket grinding. I COULD BE WRONG. Just saying.
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I was incredibly sick over the weekend (caught the flu) and I did nothing but stay inside my room for almost 3 days. Saw a whole bunch of movies, listen to music and most of all, I crossed off something on my list…I can now solve the RUBIK’S CUBE!
#103 Solve the Rubik’s Cube