Ambon Crinoid Shrimp (Laomenes amboinensis)

…a species of crinoid shrimp that occurs in waters off of Indonesia, Queensland, New Caledonia, The Marshall Islands, the Ryukyu Islands and Papua New Guinea. As its common name suggests this species lives in association with feather stars (Crinoidea) living in between its many arms. Feeding on any organic particles that happen to fall near it. Like other crinoid shrimp the coloration of this species is highly varied and usually matches the color of its host.


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Images: Scubaluna and Wharmut

Ambon Island

Population of 441,000; part of Indonesia; 299 square miles.

Interesting fact: the two highest mountains on Ambon are volcanoes which also generate hot springs.

ambon trip-9852 (by ryanstokes)


download. || listen.

someday - two door cinema club

where do we start
if we will end apart?
where do we go from here?
it’s head versus heart.
it will all be clear

we hear that rumbling song in the distance.
it’s coming closer, but we don’t like to talk about it.

giving up the gun - vampire weekend

when i was seventeen
i had wrists like steel
and i felt complete
and now my body fades
behind a brass charade
and i’m obsolete

are you hurting the one you love? - florence + the machine

are you hurting the one you love?
you’d like to stay in heaven but the rules are too tough.

it’s just too tough.
it’s just too tough.

terrible love - the national

it’s a terrible love that i’m walking with
it’s quiet company
it’s quiet company
it’s quiet company

the only one - the black keys

you’re the only one
i’m so wrapped up in a daze
hoping this is just a phase
but when all is said and done
i know you are still the one

i will possess your heart - death cab for cutie

how i wish you could see the potential,
the potential of you and me.
it’s like a book elegantly bound but,
in a language that you can’t read
just yet.

best for last - adele

but, despite the truth that i know
i find it hard to let go and give up on you
seems i love the things you do

make you feel a way you’ve never felt before
and be all you need so that you’ll never want more
and you’ll say all of the right things without a clue
and you’ll be the one for me and me the one for you

falling - florence + the machine

sometimes i wish for falling
wish for the release
wish for falling through the air
to give me some relief
because falling’s not the problem
when i’m falling i’m in peace
it’s only when i hit the ground
it causes all the grief

the end’s not near - band of horses

you won’t see the pious praying
they’ll be too busy flaying
all the martyrs with better ways
to stop the world decaying

angels - the xx

and everyday
i’m learning about you
the things that no one else sees
and the end comes too soon
like dreaming of angels

bonus track: girl with the red balloon - the civil wars (post-graduation)

did she let him go or did the four winds blow him away?
does she even know she’s the girl with the red balloon?
keep her glass full of cheap champaigne
she will tell of the man with no name
smoke and mirrors have done her in
she’s in love and she won’t be again

16”x20” board w/ multiple smaller canvases

Contact me at AmbonesArt@gmail.com if you’re interested, & I will send you a Paypal invoice with the listed prices + actual shipping cost (+ insurance) to your (worldwide) address. Packages ship within 3-5 days of payment.


Re-posting my old entries because I miss travelling so much. It’s been a while since I went on an adventure around the country!

  1. Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay
  2. Alcala Church, Cagayan 
  3. Calvary Hills, Iguig
  4. Calle Crisologo - Vigan, Ilocos Sur
  5. Sunrise & Morning Walks - Pagudpud Beach, Ilocos Norte
  6. River Tubing - Ambon Ambon Falls, Laguna
  7. Puerto Princesa, Palawan
  8. Chocolate Hills, Bohol
  9. Museo Sugbo, Cebu

I will be on the road, air, and sea again. Soon. Promise!

SILAKAN (Latihan)

The Panasdalam Bank

Silakan engkau bebas tentukan. Wanita mana yang engkau inginkan. Yang di Braga. Yang di Binong. Jalan Laswi dan jalan Sumatera.

Ada yang sibuk dengan HP nya. Ada yang lupa dengan dirinya. Ada yang takut dengan pacarnya. Ada yang diam, itu mannequin.

Silakan engkau bebas tentukan. Wanita (Harusnya Lelaki, salah karena tidak baca teks he he ) mana yang engkau inginkan. Yang di Binong (harusnya Dago, salah). Yang di Bonbin. Jalan Ambon dan jalan Sumatera (Harusnya jalan Veteran, salah).

Ada yang sibuk dengan HP nya. Ada yang lupa dengan tuhannya. Ada yang takut dengan hantunya. Ada yang diam itu mannequin. Ada yang lupa dengan rumahnya. Ada yang benci dengan pacarnya. Ada yang lupa dengan dirinya. Ada yang diam, itu mannequin. 

Nagising ako dahil sa ambon. Wala naman butas ang bubong pero natutuluan ako. Pagmulat ko ng mata ko si Lola pala. Dakdak ng dakdak at sermon ng sermon sa kapatid ko. Akala ko ambon, laway pala.

Ganito kami sa Cavite, ambon lang suspended agad. Pero thankyou pa din Gov.Pogi! Di mo kami hinahayaan maging waterproof. Pero sana agahan yung pag announce kasi sayang pamasahe. Kaya lipat na kayo dito sa Cavite! 😂