Dancing With The Devil In The Pale Moon Light

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Natural Beauty

Summer ends and Autumn comes and he who would have it otherwise would have high tides and a full moon every night...

For now, summers end is far away, let us revel in the sunshine lets we forget in the Winter.

Tonight is the big night.

Tonight is the main reason we have come here.

It is the reason why this island paradise will be overrun with people half naked and completely lacking inhibitions filling every inch of space. How do they get here, where do they come from, why do they come here, does not matter.

There is a story of how these monthly parties began. I chose not to believe them. There has to be some other reason for them. There must be another reason why I have flown half way around the world to get here.

Meet Pedro The Sneaky Colombian...I Mean Jeff The Sneaky Russian

The moon has always had a strong hold over man since the dawn of time much like it does over the world's mighty oceans.

People come to let loose their every inhibition, basking in the moon light while the nights atmosphere seaps through their alcohol weary bodies telling them to keep on going...just a little longer until the sun climbs up into the sky calling a truce on the ritualistic partying until next time, most likely tomorrow night.

For now, tonight is the night. Tonight is the night that we will dance with the Devil in the pale moon light and revel in his company as we let all of life's little worries disappear into the moon light waiting in the dusk.

It is rare to be in a place and to see so many people in a good mood. Normally at places like this people are agressive but not here for some reason.

Hmmm Breakfast
Everyone got caught up in the moment and enjoyed it for what it is.

It was a night full of randomness.

The girls (with the company of James, Hassan & Ying) left the resort for the beach while me and the lads were getting ready. We were not bitter in the slightest after waiting so long for them the night before or making sure they got home safe. Not us. We hung back and opened up some more whiskey!

When We got to the beach, things were already in full swing. Myself and Bryan had always insisted we would not join that irritating crowd who get themselves painted up in neon colours. 5 minutes after being on the beach, the lads got their fronts and backs painted to read "Happy Birthday Ruby!" surprisingily as an ingenius way to wish her a happy birthday.

She loved it. It took awhile for people to get it right in the photos though.

From this point on, the night went from strength to strength. Random point to even more randomness.

We lost Bryan to some Irish girls. We lost most of the girls to some random lads. Myself and Hannah got engaged. We met my long lost brother Adam who not only also grows a ginger, I mean, rusty beard despite not being ginger, but we both have the same taste in hats!

Adam was actually there with his fiancĂ© too. So the four of us plus young Raz and some other random lad went off in search of our next buckets which I never got to enjoy as just as I sat down, my head felt hat-less for the first time in days. I set off like a shot and hunted down the disgusting hat thief, who was not as you might expect and Aussie though Hannah did wear it for a while later.

He's Dutch, Is That Wierd??
The Hat Thief was actually Irish and lives only up the road from me. Naturally this meant I now had to enjoy a bucket with her too.

I eventually found Hannah again and set off to meet our comrades. Jimmy & Ruby had not moved. My exact thoughts and actions are not altogether coherent from this point on. There are photos which I hope never see the light of day.

I do remember on the way home finding a girl crying by herself lost down one of the side streets. Once I convinced her that contrary to my appearance, I was not a drunken rapist, and she let me help get her home. The fact that Hannah was with me may have helped with this. the tuk tuk home was an adventure in itself especially when we changed to a pick up truck and a certain Aussie girl thought she could fly!!

We had lost most people during the night.

Welcome Benito
There was some worrying during the night and some commotion but nothing to but a dampner on the night. It was worth it all. It was worth the trip over. It was even worth the airfare, even after procrastination got the better than myself and Bryan and they went sky high! It was worth it to see everyone and have such fun together. It was a shame that some others weren't here but we know they would if they could, there will always be next time.

As I lay in bed, watching the sun rise up, well it was already well risen but I was watching it none the less, I jotted down the following words which I am almost certain came from one of those stupid holiday songs you constantly hear in every bar and cant escape from, kinda like Lady Gaga, even when you poke her face, she still keeps on just dancing.

My Breakfast!
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Why do all good things come to an end? The dogs were barking at the new moon, whistling a new tune, and the sun was wondering if it should stay away for another day until the feeling went away as I was wondering if I should stay here where the stress is less where I dont miss life passing me by daydreaming of better things. This moment. This second. This is where I want to be. This where I need to be.

derekbilldaly says:
Dont you worry my dear, I would never forget such an important part of my life, after all, for the second time this year, Im travelling halfway across the world to be with you, this time in your home country!!! Hope you've picked out your dress!!
Posted on: Oct 05, 2009
hannah-lou says:
AND! We're getting married! =P Do NOT forget that important lil note and don't try to deny it to other people - they wont believe you and simply think your a cheeky lad.

HAhahahahahah!
Posted on: Oct 04, 2009
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Natural Beauty
Natural Beauty
Meet Pedro The Sneaky Colombian...…
Meet Pedro The Sneaky Colombian..…
Hmmm Breakfast
Hmmm Breakfast
Hes Dutch, Is That Wierd??
He's Dutch, Is That Wierd??
Welcome Benito
Welcome Benito
My Breakfast!
My Breakfast!
Bryans Breakfast, Not As Enjoyabl…
Bryan's Breakfast, Not As Enjoyab…
Jeff & His Buddy, Bert
Jeff & His Buddy, Bert
Letting His Worries FLoat Away
Letting His Worries FLoat Away
Did I Mention That We Were On An I…
Did I Mention That We Were On An …
Did I Mention That We Were On An I…
Did I Mention That We Were On An …
My Idea Of Heaven
My Idea Of Heaven
Hannahs Idea Of Heaven
Hannah's Idea Of Heaven
Hassans Idea Of Heaven
Hassan's Idea Of Heaven
Somebody Could Have Told Me Bert H…
Somebody Could Have Told Me Bert …
Somebody Could Have Told Me Bert H…
Somebody Could Have Told Me Bert …
On The Way To The Full Moon, This …
On The Way To The Full Moon, This…
Jeff & Bryan
Jeff & Bryan
Bennie & A Newly Hatless Me
Bennie & A Newly Hatless Me
Happy....
Happy....
Happy Birthday Ruby!!
Happy Birthday Ruby!!
...Ruby!
...Ruby!
Happy...
Happy...
...Birthday Ruby!!
...Birthday Ruby!!
Haha Jeff Is Bi!!
Haha Jeff Is Bi!!
The Gang...And Some Random Bloke O…
The Gang...And Some Random Bloke …
Mysterious Times
Mysterious Times
My Brother...Adam!!
My Brother...Adam!!
My Future Wife & My Brothers (Ada…
My Future Wife & My Brother's (Ad…
The Journey Home Complete With The…
The Journey Home Complete With Th…
Mystery Hands
Mystery Hands
Mystery Hands
Mystery Hands
the Mystery Hand (Read The Paint O…
the Mystery Hand (Read The Paint …
Fun Times
Fun Times
Loving Our New Found Hats!
Loving Our New Found Hats!
Koh Phangan
photo by: alanmica