Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Sunny Splash =)
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Photo taken at Ehukai! Can you see da rainbowwww?
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Marlin results...I decided to take the top 5 answers within radius of the correct answer.
Names in bold - send me information on where to send your surprise mail! =)
Congratulations! - if your name is not on here, please let me know where you posted your answer.
Friday, October 27, 2006
1 - 4 - 9
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Before ships passed through here, before large white sails of missionaries came through, before the English and Captain Cook, there were the Gods - Kane, Lono, Kanaloa, Kane - the powers that guided the life of the Hawaiian people from Land to Ocean - the people: Ali'is, Kahunas, Maka'ainanas, and the outcasts - the Kauwa - those unfortunately to be born into this lowest of all social class would be called upon by the Ali'i (King) for human sacrifice, to be dragged alive under the waters of Kewalo Basin.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Spirit of Queen Emma
Once a year, on Ascension Day (sometime in May), the queen returns to her beloved school. Her footsteps can be heard walking along the wooden squeaky floors in the middle of the night, lights appearing on and off, and the grand piano playing Queen Emma's favorite songs.
More recently, another spirit has begun to appear - that of a student of St. Andrews Priory who died when she stepped into the weakened wooden floors of the historic building. Looking up into the tower window, the unhappy girl can be seen reliving her tragic accident.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Jason in Manoa
Jason begins to explain to her that the old man used to live in the house until, one day, the old man was buried by his daughter in the backyard. Everyone in the neighborhood thought he had simply passed away.......
The photograph was taken in Manoa, parts of the story is based on a true event in Hawai'i. Which part? I will let you decide. Happy Halloween. =)
Monday, October 23, 2006
As you have probably figured out, this is an embelishment in the spirit of Halloween. =P
For a truly spooky fun time, visit Alexandria Daily Photo beginning with the Oct. 16th post here.
Be forewarned! Its not for the faint or weak of heart and do not read it alone and in a darkened room! Have a happy spooky week! =D
p.s. You still have time to take a guess on the weight of the Marlin in my previous post ;)
Sunday, October 22, 2006
How many pounds/kgs?
Saturday, October 21, 2006
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
When the teens are not kayaking in these ~20 feet long (6 meters), 18 inch (46 cm) wide kayaks, they are paddling or competing in water polo.
Friday, October 20, 2006
The Ironman race - 2.4 mi. swim • 112 mi. bike • 26.2 mi. run - takes place this weekend in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Read about the underpants race that takes place a couple of days before the big Ironman competition.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sunset at Sunset beach
This post is dedicated to Felicia of San Diego DP and Santy of Jakarta DP - thanks to them for informing me of spam in the comments
People have been asking how Hawai'i is doing so this is a very short recap of our status...
O'ahu: ~150 miles from the epicenter and where Honolulu is located and most of the population resides, we had an island wide blackout on earthquake Sunday but electricity was restored to most if not all customers by 2 AM - I was one of the first to have power restored at 3 PM. T.V. cable came back on later in the night.
Damages to the island included some computers from the electrical power surge and one chimney collapsed from a 94 year old istorical home. One lady fell down in the shower and suffered a broken bone I think and another 80 y.o. lady died when the candle she was using burn her room during the blackout.
Kaua'i: Farthest away from the earthquake (aside from Ni'ihau), they went unscathed and no blackouts.
Mau'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i: Some pockets of blackouts on Sunday but very minor compared to O'ahu with power restored fairly quickly.
Big Island: The island closest to the quake suffered the most infrastructure damage to roads, buildings and homes on the Kona (West) side but no life lost and electricity was restored very quickly, they will be having the Ironman Triathlon this Sunday. Hilo (East) side faired much better.
Today, they had a pre-Ironman race - the undergarment race where competitors run in their underwears.
Hawai'i was very lucky to have such outcome - In 1994, Northridge, California experienced an earthquake of similar magnitude and resulting damages displaced 22,000 people!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Day and Night - the aftermath
Above photo: Top view of the University of Hawai'i campus with Diamond Head in the background at ~2 PM
Above photo: Night photo of the Ala Wai canal and Ala Wai Boulevard across the canal at ~7:30 PM
Mahalo nui loa for all your thoughts and words - meke aloha pumehana!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Below was a picture I took/posted on Sept. 02, 2006.
This was my first personal encounter with a ground shaker, and hopefully my last.
My T-Mobile cellphone failed completely while someone elses Cingular continued to work. Fortunately, the electricity came back on at 3 PM for some of us including myself and this island, O'ahu, suffered very little infrastructure damage being a distance from the epicenter.
When I finally got to watch CNN's coverage of the earthquake at 10 PM, I could not help but be amused at the dramatic and sensational coverage of the event. This quake caused some minor structural damage but nothing significant to result in direct lost of life. We are definitely grateful and fortunate of the outcome given the potential of mother natures wrath. =)
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Wa'ahila Ridge Hike
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Lifes a beach II
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Kilauea Volcano Haze...
Monday, October 09, 2006
Lifes a Beach
Read about Waimanalo in the National Geographic
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Today's headlines in Honolulu:
Sunday, October 08, 2006
First Friday Event
Check out this First Friday posting from Phoenix, AZ!
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Today in the news (Honolulu):
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
YWCA - Laniakea
Located in downtown Honolulu, today, the building is actively used for meetings, dining, fitness/ceramics classes, as well as swimming lessons.
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Today in Honolulu News:
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Along this mile long stretch of road (and not far from Waikiki), you can find all types of business including a Brazilian shop, a variety of ethnic foods including Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, Korean, Chinese and American, just to name a few, as well as a $1 movie theatre, Yoga studio, bead/jewelry making store, Coffee shop (no Starbucks!), cell phone shop, automotive repair, barber shop, schools, churches yadayada - you get the idea.
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Today's Honolulu Headline(s):
Tuesday, October 03, 2006