Last week was quite interesting and educational

Hello Tomodachi’s,

How are you wonderful folks doing? As usual, I am trying my best in whatever life throws at me and dealing with it as it comes. That is how life is. I suppose you all are also doing the exact same thing.

Anyway, around this time last week, from Monday through Wednesday, I was participating in a project organized by an organization who calls themselves the DCNA (The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance) and the project was executed by the company B-onaire TV. I was the interviewer and host and was given the opportunity to speak to several people on the island that all help, in their own way, to preserve and maintain the beautiful nature on and around the island. It was an amazing experience, to say the least, and I was able to learn a lot of things about my own island I had no idea about. It is amazing how many things, we as local people, do not know about our own country or island when we live there. It took me leaving the island to truly understand and appreciate the beauty of my island. I always knew my island was beautiful but I did not truly realize and appreciate how truly wonderful and resourceful it was.

For example, I had no idea that there were over 700 different types of flora and fauna on the island. Saba is a five square mile island and it had more species of flora and fauna than anywhere in the world! For such a small island that is amazing! Not to mention, there are plants on the island that help with regulating diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other illnesses! There are so many natural remedies growing in the wild but most of the general Saban population go to our small local pharmacy. Although I say that, at the same time, I wonder how many people on the island know about these natural remedies?

I became so intrigued and interested during those three days participating in these projects than I have ever felt the entire time I have lived on Saba. So much so, that I wanted to learn more about it and possibly work in the field. However, we will have to see how that goes.

Anyway, enough talk about that. Below are some pictures that were taken by B-onaire TV and myself.

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Author: Angie's Inspiration

My name is Angie Ignacio, I currently live in The Netherlands but I am originally from a very small five (5) square mile island in the Dutch Caribbean called Saba. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, dancing, singing, watching anime and reading manga comics. I also enjoy listening to Asian (Japanese, Korean and sometimes Chinese) music. I am trying to learn the Japanese language since I am such a big fan of Japan. I am also a published author of two books a poetry book called I'm Only Human and children's picture book called Baby Toucan.

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  1. Hi, Angie! Wonderful piece! I love hearing about natural environments like Saba. When I can travel again, I’d like to visit there to see all that natural beauty! Too many people don’t realize the health benefits of a lot of plants. I’ve been aware of that for quite a while, and I’m till learning more!

    Namaste’,
    Don

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