So Thankful For Our Life on Oki... via Video (:

Monday, September 24, 2012

This stunning place is Cape Manzamo, in the town of Onna. We went on a dive here on Saturday with two good friends and it was amazing. If you could listen to my thought process while we were diving in the deep turquoise water, swimming through arches of corral, surrounded by the most gorgeous, brightly colored fish, looking up above us to see the sun streaming into the sea, you would have heard something like: "WOW, Lord! You truly are the Creator of the universe. Thank you!" 

We took some videos over the past few weekends together {including this Cape!} when Cam wasn't in the field or working, that I put together for you.  The last part is from our anniversary trip to Thailand. There's so much missing in this, but atleast it gives you a little glimpse of the beautiful island we get to call home.    
Click here for it !

33 comments:

  1. So nice to watch your video on a Monday morning! I had to watch with no sound (I'm at work, lol)!! But thanks for sharing it :)

    Paradise!!!

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  2. oh this video made me smile so much!


    im coming to live with you guys, mkay?

    k, thanks.

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  3. These pictures are absolutely amazing! I love it. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  4. Gorgeous photos, it looks like paradise!

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  5. Manda, That video is so darn cute. I love keeping up with your sweet adventures in Oki :)

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  6. Loved your 'new project!' You and your hubby couldn't be any cuter!

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  7. Your photography is beautiful! Just discovered your site on Eat yourself skinny and I already love it!

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  8. Epsie24.9.12

    I'm a new reader to your blog and just love your yummy recipes and gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing a slice of your life with us!

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  9. gosh i miss the water/ocean so so much. just booked a flight to the cost for an upcoming weekend. i, pretty sure this is the longest i've ever gone without being near a body of water

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  10. STUNNINGly, completely breathtaking!!! It truly is incredible how much beauty there is on this earth... WOW! I have always wanted to go back to Japan - I will have to put Okinawa on the top of the list :) XO brynn

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  11. What beautiful water! And so fun that you tried out videography! I don't think I'd be very good at it either, but it sounds fun to try. I loved seeing the little glimpses of Japan because it reminds me of China, where I used to live!

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  12. Wow, wow, wow! What gorgeous photos! Just found your blog and must catch up on all your adventures!

    Love,
    Sarah
    the Reverie blog

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  13. I want to go to there! Amazing.

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  14. Love, love, LOVE the video. Oh and love you too! It had me smiling ear to ear.

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  15. Ashley B24.9.12

    AWESOME video! Love it

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  16. My family used to go here all the time when we lived on Oki! My dad used to spearfish, and we would snorkel around the cave with all the reef fish. Great memories:)

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  17. Ah, this looks too gorgeous for words! I haven't been diving in way too long and that needs to change very soon :) Diving has to be one of the most magical experiences ever... I can't get enough!

    xxx
    Jenna
    ps. I made your roasted caprese capellini over the weekend and it was so delish!

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  19. Wow - beautiful, beautiful! So happy you are enjoying life to the fullest. I am thinking of getting scuba certified while here, should I do it?! Nervous...

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  20. Just found your gorgeous blog through la vita e bella. I am in love. And your newest follower too. Would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

    sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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  21. I love it!! Our Creator is amazing. Your photos are gorgeous!

    Please come link this post up to 'The Places You'll Go' Travel Party on my blog. It's all about experiencing places, even if those places are right next door! :)

    http://www.letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-places-youll-go-travel-party-9.html

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  22. Oh my goodness! Love your photos! I used to live in Oki but now I live on the mainland. Hooray for gaijin! Just started following and I can't wait to read more about your life in Japan!

    http://marienni.blogspot.com

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  23. What a wonderful beautiful adventure you guys are having!! Wow...I want to invite myself over for tea...or maybe to live!! Beautiful photos!! I adore your photography - thanks for sharing! Blessings Sally xoxo

    cuppacoffeeconfessions.blogspot.com

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  24. this looks so neat! annndd - i would love for you to check out my blog today (and no, this is not a mass comment ) - i have a feeling you might appreciate it ;)

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  25. so cool. i would have liked more video of cammy dancing though.

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  26. how sweet. and how in love.

    that is all. :)

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  27. Came across your blog via a RT by Erin at the Spiffy Cookie - got sucked in to your posts + recipes already. I grew up in Asia and spent the last 6 years of school in Hong Kong so I especially love to follow along with other expats journeys abroad. Thanks for sharing your family's story!

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  28. me again...this is my dad's favorite dive spot and where i was baptized for my church. you are seriously such a lucky lady to enjoy oki. people don't understand the depths of its beauty.

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  29. فرسان النيل هى الاولى فى نقل العفش بالدمام هي شركة نقل عفش بالخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والدمام وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والدمام وشركة نقل عفش بالاحساء وشركة نقل عفش بقيق وراس التنورة
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف
    شركة تنظيف بالجبيل

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  30. افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات ومنازل وشقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات ومكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة ونقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة
    شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة

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