Monday, May 25, 2020

mission impossible?! Kingfisher

while we having breakfast, a bird dive into out dining area through the hole of extractor fan.
Lucky the fan was not on..

then we heard small "bang!"
it hit window glass, of course....

Riskal pick it up and said "it's dead..".
(no way! no way from morning...?!)

we had still doubt maybe maybe the bird is in shock.

 it's recovered in his hand!!!!

that was a quite big size "Kingfisher".

when Riskal released it to garden, the Kingfisher took off immediately, energetically.

the wing color was so beautiful like emerald color, or turquoise.

Friday, April 24, 2020

TV presenter

It's sad news I read that one of famous female TV program presenter Ms.Kumiko Okae died because of the virus.
we knew her because of the TV program "Poka Poka Chikyu Kazoku" we were in 2005.

This Program introduced many Japanese person like me went abroad to work or got married with local or foreigners and startup their own business.

so it was about us and Bunaken Island and local people with us.

The program invited "Madam Dewi" (Dewi Sukarno)  who is former Indonesian president second wife as a guest in the TV Studio.

in the studio, they ate "Dabu Dabu" and "Bubur Manado" we recommended to them.
Ms.Kumiko (presenter) tasted Manado food while they are watching video of our life style on Bunaken Island.

she is almost same age like us. pity.. who knew what will happened 15 years later... ?

our deepest sympathies to her, to all loss.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will open a new direct route connecting the Philippine capital Manila with Manado

we found the news on Jakarta Post site this morning.
if it's real, that will be very interesting!!

"Philippine Airlines (PAL) will open a new direct route connecting the Philippine capital Manila with Manado in North Sumatra.
(this should be North Sulawesi, not Sumatra by the way.)

“The good news of the opening of this direct route comes following a meeting with PAL management,” North Sulawesi Tourism Agency head Henry Kaitjily said in Manado on Wednesday.

The inaugural flight from the Philippine capital will fly through Davao City, known for its tourism and as one of the business centers of the southern part of the country. "

if you want to know more, this is the link.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bunaken Cha Cha Nature Resort - Big bird visited again!

these few years "Big bird" visiting our house, sometimes having look at window glasses which show the reflection of him/her self. today again I saw the "Big bird" doing same and walking around in front of our house for a short while. again amazing nature life in Bunaken Island.

Saturday, January 04, 2020

New Year Diving started!

The first dive in 2020!!

A rainbow appeared again at very low position of the cloudy sky.
just like we saw exactly same type on new years day few years ago.
It's must be a lucky sign for new year!!!

we found a very rare nudyblanc (Plakobranchus ocellatus van Hasselt, 1824) on Lekuan sandy slope

Hippocampus pontohi -pigmy seahorse (black one in the middle)

pineapple sea cucumber (Thelenota ananas)

"Electric clam" in the small hole on the wall.

it's got sunny, so Lekuan reef became colourful as usual, no current, it was wonderful dive.
water temp. was 26, 27℃. it was quite cold compare to usual.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Huge ◯◯◯◯◯??

Guest family brought this one from LIKUPANG - North Sulawesi.

ummm ??   Coconuts???


it's a type of Mango

Never seen this before on Bunaken Island.