Sunday, June 28, 2009

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole made his version of Judy Garland's
" Somewhere Over the Rainbow " a tremendous hit
internationally and throughout the world.
Graphite Drawing by Johnny R.
9:05pm Pacific Time

Vrooom - Vrooom !

Thank you . . . but . . . but . . . but . . . I think I prefer a
regular type of car.
9:31am Pacific Time

Papaya Tree

When we were kids we used to cut both ends of the leaf stems
and rinse out the tube like stems. We make would make bubbles
from detergent and use it like giant straws to blow bubbles.
Other times we would cut a slit at one end, place a small piece
of banana leaf like a reed and blow on it like a flute.
7:37am Pacific Time

Noelani Elementary School

Barack Obama attended Noelani Elementary School in
Manoa located on Woodlawn Drive. Would you believe
my Daughter and Son attended the same school quite a
few years later.
6:58am Pacific Time

Punahou School

Punahou School considered the most exclusive and prestigeous
private school in Hawaii
6:25am Pacific Time
Barack Obama attended Punahou School located on the
corner of Punahou and Wilder Avenue.
6:30am Pacific Time

Barack Obama used to Live Here

Barack Obama grew up living with his Grandmother in
the Punahou Circle Apartment. My Daughter happen to
live there about 10 years ago.
6:35am Pacific Time
Lobby of Punahou Circle Apartment located on the corner of
Punahou and Beretania Street.
6:45am Pacific Time

Central Union Church

Central Union Church located on the corner of Punahou Street
and Beretania Street across from Barack Obama's
Grandmother's apartment.
6:41am Pacific Time

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium
Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 4:30pm
9:04am Pacific Time
Fishey's ! . . . Many Fishey's!
9:06am Pacific Time

Giant Trevally, in Hawaii known as " Ulua ".
9:10am Pacific Time

Box Jelly Fish sighting.
9:16am Pacific Time

An Octopus . . . in Hawaii we call it, " Tako ".
9:09am Pacific Time
Count them . . . 8 legs and lots of sucking suckers.
9:09am Pacific Time

Squeaky Child's Slipper

If you have a friend or relative having a first child that's
beginning to walk . . . this is the ultimate child's slipper
to be given. With every step the child takes, the slipper
squeaks. They'll never forgive you for bestowing a gift
that probably would drive the parents crazy.
5:35pm Pacific Time

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hula Girls All in a Row

Lovely hula hands
Graceful as the birds in motion.
Gliding like the gulls over the ocean.
Lovely hula hands, kou lima nani e.
5:15pm Pacific Time
Alright Girls! . . Ah! One . . . two . . . and three!
5:19pm Pacific Time

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole also known as " Bruddah Iz "
beloved figure in Hawaiian Music.
A graphite drawing from my good friend Johnny R.
7:28am Pacific time

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hawaiian Entertainment at the Ilikai Hotel

Kawika and his Group relaxes you, puts a little smile
on your face while you enjoy his show at the Ilikai Hotel.
7:45pm Pacific Time
Kawika with a little Hawaiian Music and Hula Maidens.
7:30pm Pacific Time
View of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head from the Surf Room
at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel celebrating my Birthday.
My Daughter flew in from Geneva, Switzerland and my Son
from Thousand Oaks, California.
6:30pm Pacific Time

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Discover the best of Honolulu's attraction through the
Waikiki Trolley.
2:06pm Pacific Time

Kapahulu Avenue End of Waikiki

On lookers checking out the body boarders by the wall
at Waikiki Beach.
6:43pm Pacific Time
Three dudes on a splashing wall in Waikiki Beach.
6:45pm Pacific Time

Kapiolani Park at Sunrise

Sunrise from Kapiolani Park with early morning sprinklers.
6:07am Pacific Time

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Kahala Beach Morning

Young couple from Japan about to have their wedding
pictures taken on the beach at Kahala.
7:30am Pacific Time

What is a " Poi Dog " ?

Abbey is considered a " Poi Dog " in Hawaii as far as the
type of breed, a mix of Border Collie and other breed. You
might know that as a mutt. . . a mongrel. . . Heinz 57. . . or
simply a mixed breed. Woof!
12:30pm Pacific Time
I am Abbey . . a vicious " Poi " guard dog . . and I'll bite you
. . . everyone's afraid of me . . . Grrrr-rrr-rr-r!
12:35pm Pacific Time

Friday, June 19, 2009

In this tough economic times, Hawaii's hospitality industry is also
experiencing low occupancy. I absolutely love the creative and
market approach to get your attention at the Park Shore Hotel
located on the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki.
6:40am Pacific Time

Happy Birthday " Coconut "

What to send your Daughter . . . local girl at heart . . .
missing Hawai . . . living in Geneva, Switzerland . . .
celebrating her birthday.
5:13am Pacific Time
My Daughter's combo Happy Birthday Card & Cake
from Hawaii. Well! . . . at least it's fat free.
5:13am Pacific Time

Fresh Papaya

Home grown " Kahuku Papaya ", great for breakfast,
served with a squeeze of wedge of lemon or lime
10:02am Pacific Time

The Bus

Honolulu's public transportation, considered one of the
very best. For only $2.00, along with bus transfers
you could almost venture to travel around the entire
island of Oahu. Bus schedule can be found: " "
5:17pm Pacific Time

Monday, June 15, 2009

Waikiki Beach

Misty morning Waikiki Beach.
7:16am Pacific Time

Made in the shade!
7:41 am Pacific Time
Wanna surf . . . Dude!
7:48am Pacific Time

From left to right:
Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel ( Pink ),
Outrigger Hotel and the Moana Hotel.
7:49am Pacific Time
You're in Waikiki.
7:50am Pacific Time

International Market Place
7:54am Pacific Time

Moana Hotel
7:58am Pacific Time

Remember what the surfboard looked like?
8:13am Pacific Time
1890 - 1968
Duke Kahanamoku
He's the most famous name in surfing--an Olympic champion,
Hollywood actor, and a Hawaiian folk hero.
8:16am Pacific Time
1836 - 1891
King David Kalakaua
8:27am Pacific Time
Surfer and Seal Statue.
8:35am Pacific Time

Blustery day at Waikiki Beach.
8:38am Pacific Time
Cowabunga . . . Dude!
8:44am Pacific Time
Surf's Up!
8:44am Pacific Time

Splish! . . . Splash!
8:44am Pacific Time
Hang Ten! . . . Finger's that is.
8:45am Pacific Time