Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Manado Tua

TK was qute mild current. spanish macro, bumphead parrotfish, napleonfish, jackfish, octopus, barracuda, etc. 

a day of Bunaken sky

a cloud formation.

Famous Rock Star Guests?!!!!!

We sometimes have very "stylish" guests like this.
 Maybe they are the  "Famous Rock Star" .... or very unique guests??!!

Mr.D&J, Thanks for the good fun. hahaha...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Herb gardening in Cha Cha.

When I started work in Japanese Bank in London after marriage, never understood why some of my Japanese colleague who was same age or younger than me were talking about their new hobby "Gardening".  Unfortunately I was really not interested, it was sound very boring.
But now 15 years later(!!),  proudly I will speak about my herb garden in Cha Cha.  I am still not a "Green finger's person", but started gardening from necessity, cause in Manado, they do not sell "Italian basil" or "fresh coriander" or "Dill".  Hmm.. I love coriander!

Beginning was we bought some seed in Italy but forgotten about it for a year, then one day I just planted some seed before it's go bad.

Wow.. look at some results!  When I look after more, they grow happily and more and more coming out.  Amazing.

Finally I can use coriander for rice spring roll, basil for pasta, dill with tuna, etc for Cha Cha guests menu.
Also started to grow Italian tomato for trial. we are looking forward to see the first little Italian tomato in Cha Cha in near future... (cross finger!)


Rice spring roll with fresh Cha Cha coriander with home made sweet chili source.

Italian tomato plant start growing well.