Saturday, December 29, 2018

Hopefully better weather to start new year.

These few days west side of Bunaken had huge wave.
we saw so many boats on this side escaped from big wave at Lian beach side.
we heard even Manado harbour was closed for a while due to this conditions.

but since this morning, weather getting better, so as the condition of the sea.
at this moment in the late afternoon it's still small rolling wave. hopefully we can have good weather through this holiday season.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Have a great Christmas and New Year 2019!
Take the time to celebrate your desires, values and affections with your loved ones. Wishing you all the best.

we will have 20 years anniversary of Bunaken Cha Cha next year.
Thank you all for warm support!!

big hug from Bunaken Island - Raf & ReikoπŸ’–

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lekuan2 point

Lekuan 2 point.
water temp.28℃
many turtles in and out from Bunaken wall.
A group of Midnight snappers swam around us.
In the deep water, we also saw a group of Jackfish, which was bit too deep to take photo though.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Dry season?!

in Japan, lot of place are suffering by strong typhoon, instead here in Cha Cha,
almost no rain for 3 weeks.
Though hibiscus looks happy having lot's of flower, palm tree definitely need rain!!

Thank you greeting and Sayonara time for guest

Cha Cha ladies 

Saturday, October 06, 2018

next job will be a farmer ...??

The prices for anything imported are very expensive here in Indonesia.
so we bought few seed of vegetables from Italy if we can start to glow our own.
the picture is sprout of bell peppers which is Agnes's 3rd trial to plant this type.
 ummm let's see and hope.😊

A price of bell pepper is US$10 each?? in the local supermarket.
for some reason the yellow one is more expensive than the red one. 
maybe people likes "GOLDEN COLLOR"??

An extra picture from meat section in the super market.
 please pass this if you don't want to see it.... 

traditional ingredients used for local cuisine

Thursday, October 04, 2018

October festival ?!

October festival?!

Agnes and our staff organized a beach party for our guests before we coming back.
Wow! looks fun!!!   also local band with hand made guitar. NiceπŸ‘

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Bunaken Cha Cha is NOT affected by the earthquake.

Just let you all know that Bunaken Cha Cha was not affected by the earthquake today that happened in Central Sulawesi, thanks to everyone who contacted us asking if we were ok ........felt nothing.

Thank you, everyone! ☺️

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Night Dive in Timur2 point, Bunaken Island

A wonderful night dive we had.
the scene we never see before - a crab giving birth!!!  (you can see at end part of the video)
unfortunately I was too close to the crab, so it's became out of focus on the crab itself, but can you see all tiny new born babies??

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Our bird departed to heaven yesterday.

Our bird went to heaven yesterday.
We are not the type of people who likes to keep animals / birds caged but we often got them as a gift from friends or staff or people we know, this bird was one of them.

These almost 4 years he was with us, he gave us some good memories especially the day when he escaped from his cage and flew back to the cage three days later.  
He had good strong voice, could resembling so many different birds around Cha Cha. We assume he tried to communicate with them. 

Two days ago, a mysterious things happened at late night - normally he suppose to be already asleep that late, but he called with perfect voice just like a “Tarsius monkey" (Sulawesi spectrum - wild monkey live around Cha Cha) only for one time.
We are wondering and hoping that's not going to be a last message to his evening time friend Tarsius. 
Unfortunately that was it.  
Due to few days of stormy nights, (even I got extremely cold at night), our old cute bird could not cope with cold wet weather I assume. 

Thank you bird! 

We never forget about you. Enjoy freedom with your buddy in beautiful tropical heaven.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

June2018 Diving at Muka Kampung

we enjoyed peaceful dive at Muka Kampung two days ago.
hope you can see tiny bubbles coming out from turtle while he/she aiming to the surface of the water.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Killer Whale eating Mora Mora in front of Cha Cha!!!!

What a exciting event!!
Our guests left Cha Cha going diving, they saw this amazing event!
3 Killer whale eating a Mora Mora (moon fish/sun fish)!

Big Thanks to Ms.Shu Mei!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday weather!

until this morning it was drizzling but now it's very nice sunny day.

it's rained very hard las night, then drizzling till this morning.
we heard Tarcius Monkeys voices in the rain, then also their morning call was so loud and woke us up.
Always feel "living with nature" here.
Have a good Sunday!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Insects in rainy season

rainy season. we can easily find young beetle on the floor everyday.  also already few nights we had firefly flying around inside our bed room.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Manado Sam Ratulangi International Airpot

Manado Sam Ratulangi International Airport.
The day we went to airport, it was very empty as you can see in the picture, bur usually quite full of local people there.  we found new Oleh-Oleh (suvenir) shop, but also small cafe still offer local food like "Nasi Kuning Manado"  or "Panada Manado" in their showcase.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Glass bottom boat.

My family also came over,  so we hired a glass bottom boat for Mom.
It was good fun.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Dugong on New Year's Day!!!

Our Australian guests saw "Dugong" while they are snorkelling yesterday afternoon.

How lucky on 1st day of the NEW YEAR!!!

nobody had camera though..

just in case if you don't know what "Dugong" is, we want to introduce this video again which was taken by our guests in May 2017.

Also in November last year Russian repeater guests saw "Dugong" as well in front of Cha Cha.

we are so glad our "Dugongs" still come around to Bunaken every now and again.

Monday, January 01, 2018

New Year's Day!

Happy New Year 2018!

This morning the weather is perfect for today.
Have a nice day with your family & friends. ❤️

New years's eve

New year's eve.
Raf cooked buonissimo pasta with air transported seafood!  Ottimo!!

preparing for the fireworks