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Far Out – Far North, a timelapse journey

Although the title sounds like some Arctic cold place, it is in fact from a very tropical Australian region. Sandwiched between two World Heritage Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics, Stella and I have been living in Far North Queensland for more than 10 years now. This part of the world has [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:08:37+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

WILDLIFE Under the Waves

With great excitement, we would like to present our latest book by New Holland Publishing - WILDLIFE Under the Waves. This book has a collection of stunning images that showcase the full diversity of marine life -- from mighty whales and graceful turtles through to huge shimmering shoals of fish and riotously coloured corals, anemones, crustaceans and sponges. The book contains [...]

August 2006 – Remembering Ambrose

Remembering Daddy - Ambrose Chiu August came the emotional task for Stella to finish and launch the Chiu Family book, Remembering Ambrose - a commemorative memorial book of heartfelt stories from family and friends on her father Ambrose Chiu, 30 years after his passing. The quick two-week trip back to Manila was a [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:09:12+00:00 August 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

February 2006 – The New Australian

Yogi attended a dive show in Dusseldorf and just got back home in February in time to attend Stella's citizenship ceremony at the Cairns City Council.  Presided by Cairns City Mayor Kevin Byrne, this special occasion was co-celebrated by good friends John and Linda Rumney of the Undersea Explorer and North Queensland artist Robert Strachan and his [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:09:12+00:00 February 28th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Life in 2005

Barron Falls the day after a passing tropical cyclone It is incredible that the year is over again. We had the worst anticipation of a category 5 cyclone named Ingrid. Although used to typhoons from the Philippines, we were ill prepared for an inconceivable hit. Ingrid moved northwest and thankfully decided not to [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:09:12+00:00 December 31st, 2005|Uncategorized|

Life in 2003-2004

June 2003. We emigrated from the Philippines to North Queensland, Australia. Now based near Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park (the world's oldest rainforest), we concentrate on Australian subjects as well as Asia and the Pacific Island region. Stella & Yogi's first years in Far North Queensland [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:09:12+00:00 December 31st, 2004|Uncategorized|