Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Second Super Moon.

Moon rise was fantastic tonight again.

Meet the local crab in the house.

we often meet crab in the house. they come out sometimes from shower hole, sometimes from small gap at the door and make us surprise. It/he/she was at the door of shower room.


Thursday, November 03, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Have a nice weekend!!

We had October festival in Bunaken?!

Our repeater guests M & J brought "The Traditional Beer Mug" from Germany.
They remembered their promise to Raf from last year. It's fantastic!!!
It must been very heavy carrying them around while they were doing trip in other areas and islands in Indonesia. It's like 4kg total or more?! including a liter of PAULANER beer can.

Thank you very much M & J!!! 




Thursday, October 06, 2016

Yesterday Dolphin Watching from Cha Cha.


video

Found a "Blue-ringed octopus"!

At the end of the nice&relaxing afternoon dive, we found "Blue-ringed octopus" (the last picture). when they are upset or angry, you can see some blue rings all over their body, actually it's quite cute looking small octopus even though they are known as one of the world's most venomous marine animals.





Friday, August 19, 2016

New age snorkeling mask

French guests showed us his new mask for snorkeling. 
Stress free from water coming in and no more snorkel into your mouth. 
We have not tried yet in the water but the French guest was so so happy with the mask and andrecommended. 
The price was around 50 euro he said. 






Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Fresh Italian Tomato and herbs from Reiko's small garden.

we planted Italian mini tomato in May and amazingly doing very well at moment. Many of them were ready to harvest, so we tasted them at dinner time, mixed with fresh coriander as a side dish of Japanese style tuna steak with original sauce.
umm.. that was Yummy!  
Tomato had slightly thick skin but the taste like full sun!




Siau Island - volcano island of North Sulawesi

After some rain, when air became quite clear, we can see Siau island on the horizon far away sometimes. This morning early I could see one, even bit of smoke coming out from the top.
This Siau Island is called "Gunungapi Karang Etang" - one of the live volcano island of North Sulawesi.
if you want to see the map, click this link
http://geospasial.bnpb.go.id/2010/08/06/peta-wilayah-gunungapi-karang-etang-prov-sulawesi-utara/

Siau island with clouds.









Monday, July 25, 2016

A type of lunch menu on Silk air flight to Manado.

A type of lunch menu on Silk air coming from Singapore to Manado airport.

Rice noodle with fish. 
sometimes surprisingly spicy food on board. 

Start seen Bunaken. the right corner - east corner of Bunaken is Cha Cha.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Welcome to Bunaken - the sea of marine diversity!


 octopus
Juvenile Pomacanthus

Bumphead parrotfish

 nudibranch
Ribbon egg clusters of Spanish dancer nudibranch 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

MOTOGP - Forza Vale "VALE THE GOAT"!!!!!

MotoGP race in Assen (Live here at 20:00). We are big fan of Vale(Valentino Rossi), of course!!!!!

On the Brexit Day....

Nana had puppy on the Brexit Day.  Guests and us are thinking to put name "Brexy" for a girl...
maybe....

Coconuts Crab

The day before we went holiday, people found this amazing coconuts crab walking on the steps going up to the villa, so they show us.
size like Man's head and it looks like quite old one?!
we think if people on the island when they catch this, normally they will eat it, but it's protected species by law in Indonesia thus we said to staff to release him/her.  
It might stick around in this area, if you found one, try not to poke or step on it, cause they got such a strong scissors to break hard coconuts! 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Afternoon Tea at Cha Cha

Simple but tasty rice coconut cake with palm sugar - "Betawi Pulo" is one of "afternoon tea snack" in Cha Cha.
Not only with tea but also good matching with my favorite afternoon coffee "Lungo".



Tropical Plant "Pseuderanthemum reticulatum"

When u walking around in the tropical bush around Cha Cha, it's only small but you can find this kind of quite amazing flower sometimes.  I googled and found out it's one of pseudo jasmines - Pseuderanthemum reticulatum.
The flower shape almost look like orchid flower.