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May 10, 2009: Bintan Agro Beach Staff and crabs

How we came home including taxi from Tanah Merah Ferry Termina

Yesterday was a bummer. I managed to drop my underwater camera into the water here - but even with all the guys helping, we could not locate it. Here is early morning clouds and Sun Moon

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A low tide morning - a time for me to make another search of the area to locate the camera

may 10 0792 low tide morning

Wouldn't you know it - as soon as I turned a rock over, up pops a little hairy crab just looking at me

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Another view

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IN aohter place - this little guy decided to look up

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From the side

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From the front

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and at another place - another little crab

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watching me search for my underwater camera

may 10 0819 little crab

After no success - it was time to address success. I have promised Santi that I would do photos of her. Yesterday, in my depression over my clumsy dropping of my camera - I forgot to take their photos. They have nice new shirts - and so today - my mood was better and here are the photos of the reception staff

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Santi's smile

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Jaya and his quiet smile

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Sina and her Sina-smile

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and Theresa and her Theresa smile. Theresa some times works in the Sea Sport with Florence and Lina. All these staff are multi-lingual to the point of embarassment of me. For example, Lina and Theresa speak Teochiu as well as Indonesian and English. Florence speaks Mandarin as well as Indonesian and English. I would like a bit of their language magic

may 10 0838 theresa

Another smile

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Theresa and Sina

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Again

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Dewi - who met me at the Tanjung Pinang ferry terminal on Friday

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Our reception team - Ari (left) has the best smile

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I wanted something different than a straight line - so we tried this staggered organization

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Here is the star of the day - Sina

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Now with a special folding of the hands

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And another hand signal

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And the three stars - Sina, me and Santi. Actually there is a small competition with this organization. This is Lina's favorite and so she and Florence introduced me to this presentation. I must say, I like it and to be surrounded by either Lina and Florence or Santi and Sina - what more can an old man dream of?

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