Honolulu Daily Photos

A photographic journal of images from O'ahu by Dana, Jamie and Kala! =)

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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cartier Up Close

sorry, i could not resist a snapshot of this "evil" stone
they say "conflict diamonds" support terrorists activities
others say these diamonds are less than 1% of the total market
leonardo diCaprio is starring in a new movie called "blood diamond"
i don't know where cartier gets their stones
i hope its not from blood diamonds

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cartier Window Shopping

thanx to eric for the comment on hermes and oprah in paris
that was very interesting
this is another french shop that i like to window shop
kala is in fiji

Monday, November 27, 2006

Reflections

this is a photo that Kala took right before his trip
i believe it was taken on the east side of the island

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Saturday Afternoon @ Sandy Beach

right after i took this photo of the shore break
the lifeguard with his bullhorn
warned the family to move to higher ground
everyone was safe and sound

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgivings Twilight

i spent thanksgivings with relatives
this is the colours of twilight hour on a near-by street in millilani mauka
happy thanksgivings and be careful if you are shopping on black friday!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hermes Paris in Honolulu

the hermes store is more than just about luxury goods behind a fancy name
hermes were the first to use zippers in ladies purse
to purchase the birkin bag, the waiting list is six years
like everything paris this store has a lot of style and class

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Roxy Surf Shop Window

Monday, November 13, 2006

View of Kalanianaole Highway from Hike

IMG_2366900FYI - I am off island at the moment and on another trip to a remote location for about a month and won't have any access to internet connection. In a couple of days, someone else will be posting for me so it may be off and on postings. Have a nice rest of 2006!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Diamond Head From Ala Moana

Ala Moana Take IIAnother view of Diamond Head taken from Ala Moana Beach - Photo taken the same day as previous post.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ala Moana

Ala MoanaToday is Veterans Day and a day when many people head to Ala Moana beach for some R & R.

Ala Moana is located next to Waikiki. This Photo was taken today at about 12:45 PM.

In the background of the photo is Kewalo basin where I talked about the human sacrifice of the Kauwa cast in the old days.

Find out whose birthday it is today at Alexandria Daily Photo!

Quiz games at Singapore DP! as well as Budapest DP!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hawaiian Airlines

...finished first in the nation in punctuality with 95% on-time flights for the last several months. Also, first in baggage handling with only 2.57 mishandled baggage for every 1000 passengers! Hawaiian flies between all the Hawaiian islands, American Samoa, Tahiti, Australia, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Alaska. Hawaiian and Aloha airlines are currently in a legal battle with a new airline called "Go!" as the inter-island ticket prices have dropped in half with current inter-island flights going for $39 one way!
This is an excellent time to visit all the Hawaiian Islands for a very affordable rate!

This was photographed today at noonish! And, tomorrow is a HOLIDAY!!! *doing cartwheels* =D

Visit Budapest Daily Photo - Theres a cute multiple choice game going on =)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Just another Sunset

IMG_3039900I took this photo a couple of weeks ago but I thought I'd post this today since I did not get to take anything today.

Check out this really neat "widget" tool written by Frederik Botton that allows you to view the latest City Daily Photos. Before installing the widget, you will need to install this other Yahoo software for the Widget to work.

Information provided by the City Daily Photo Blog tools page.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Beautiful Day

Click on image for larger view

It's always a beautiful day when its a holiday - actually, election day. This photo was taken today at 11:30 AM near the lookout.

It was also a day of change as Americans across the country defiantly voted for change. The Neo-Cons and the Evangelical votes have shifted their loyalties and have begun to question their leaders course of action while the President keeps reiterating "we are staying the course," and "we are winning the war in Iraq," while record number of Shiites, Sunnis, and American soldiers are dying in Iraq as the country is spiraling into a civil war.

Do we really want to stay the course? Has invading Iraq made life safer for all citizens around the world?

"Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love." - Martin Luther King (1958)

Monday, November 06, 2006

A view of Heaven

If I had to imagine how Heaven would be like, this would be close (minus the houses) - a view on top of Lanikai looking out to the Mokulua islands. The image does not do this place justice!

If you click on the image, it will take you to the Flickr page where I posted the WHOLE panoramic photo but Flickr resize the image and shrunk it = (

Sooooo, I decided to upload it HERE - Your browser will most likely resize the image to fit the width of your browser window, so just click on the image to expand to its large original size.
I hope you enjoy it - let me know if you don't =)

Please visit Vantaa daily photo who made the big 100 =)

For the rest of you who reach a milestone, do not hesitate to email me and I will also let others know ;)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Full Moon Sunset

Full Moon SunsetI've been getting sporatic internet connection so my postings may be a little late. I took this photo yesterday evening - can you guess where?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Humans Spotted

Humans SpottedWhile hiking along the Ka'iwa Ridge this evening, this couple was spotted in a distance!

P.S. Houston Daily Photo just hit a 100 - visit their photo blog =D

Friday, November 03, 2006

What a difference a day makes...

The rain is gone.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

For Heidi

Heidi's been on my mind recently, so I just wanted to dedicate this post to Heidi, who passed away at the young age of 26. A bright, beautiful, and energetic person, she is missed by the many she touched directly and indectly through her warm smile and kind disposition.
A music video - Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
When it rains - head for a swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean!
These four photos taken this evening at ~6:00 PM at/near Sandy's

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Theme Day: Something that will disappear soon

With more private residences deciding to block off/chain-up public beach access ways adjacent to their homes, there will be less and less access to the prime beaches!

1 (Porto ) -2 (Seattle WA USA (Kim) ) -3 (London, UK ) -4 (Greenville, SC ) -5 (Albuquerque, NM (USA) ) -6 (St Paul Kate ) -7 (ShangHai, China ) -8 (Phoenix, Az ) -9 (Twin Cities, MN ) -10 (Sequim, WA ) -11 (Stayton, OR, USA ) -12 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -13 (Dallas, USA ) -14 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -15 (Singapore (zannnie) ) -16 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -17 (Paris (France) ) -18 (Tuzla (BiH) ) -19 (Melbourne, (Aust.) ) -20 (Auckland, New Zealand ) -21 (Singapore (Raymond) ) -22 (Dubai UAE (DXBluey) ) -23 (Vantaa, Finland ) -24 (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada ) -25 (St. Paul MN Carol ) -26 (Singapore (Keropok) ) -27 (Delta Colorado, USA ) -28 (Rotterdam (Netherlands ) -29 (Queens, NY (USA) ) -30 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -31 (Santiago (Chile) ) -32 (Nelson, New Zealand ) -33 (( Japan ) ) -34 (Hyde (UK) ) -35 (Sydney (Sally) ) -36 (Manila, Philippines ) -37 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -38 (Nottingham UK ) -39 (Brussels, Belgium ) -40 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -41 (Sydney Australia (Nathalie) ) -42 (Edinburgh, Scotland ) -43 (Evry, France ) -44 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -45 (Santa Clara, CA (USA) ) -46 (Saarbr├╝cken, Germany ) -47 (Joplin, MO (USA) ) -48 (Indianapolis,IN (USA) ) -49 (Trujillo (Peru) ) -50 (Barcelona (Spain) ) -51 (Berlin (Germany)) -52 (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) -53 (Trier (Germany)) -54 (Houston, TX (USA)) -55 (Joensuu, Finland)