Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grrr-rr-r! . . . Linen.

So . . . I bought the first 2 shirts online with a pricing I could
not resist. Much to my surprise it was made from linen fabric
a " most unforgiven " type of fabric. It is the least favorite fabric
that I like. It wrinkles easily . . . always needs ironing . . . and it
certainly doesn't give the appearance of an immaculate dresser.
5:43pm Pacific Time

Dinner Buffet - Plaza Cafe at the Plaza Hotel

Seafood Dinner Buffet - " All You Can Eat "
Friday and Saturday Nights.
4:36pm Pacific Time
Snow Crab Legs . . . and . . . and . . . Pssst! . . All You Can Eat!
4:36pm Pacific Time

Mouth watering Roast Prime Rib of Beef accompanied with
Sour Cream and Horseradish.
5:57pm Pacific Time
Local style Teriyaki Chicken ( barbeque ).
4:36pm Pacific Time
" Ahi Poke " is similiar to Ceviche. It's cubed Ahi ( Tuna ) with
onions, green onions, red pepper flakes tossed in shoyu sauce
and sesame oil,
4:48pm Pacific Time
Muscles on a Half Shell . . . Ooops! . . I mean Mussels on a Half Shell.
5:52pm Pacific Time

" Poi " is made from taro root. As children, since it was so
bland in taste we use to put cream and sugar it then it tasted
good like pudding. One day when we were at luau my Dad
insisted we eat it without adding any sweet condiments so it
would be eaten like it should. Now I can go to any luau and
eat it as tradition meant it to be.
4:21pm Pacific Time
Steamed fluffy white rice a local favorite as potatoes is to
the midwest.
4:37pm Pacific Time
Potato Macaroni Salad.
5:54pm Pacific Time
Yummy fresh fruit galore.
5:51pm Pacific Time

Fresh green salad.
5:56pm Pacific Time

Delicious juicy local grown cherry tomatoes.
5:54pm Pacific Time

Fresh crispy slices of cucumber.
5:53pm Pacific Time

My Daily Walk

What a great ornate metal gate on a storefront in Kapahulu.
7:55am Pacific Time

You Know You Are Not in Piscatway

You know you are not in Piscataway, New Jersey when you
see a delivery truck parked along the street with
" Here's to Pau Hana " emblazoned on the side of the truck.
10:57am Pacific Time

The Best of a Caesar Salad

I absolutely love my Caesar Salad. There's Caesar Salad with
Grilled Chicken or Seared Blackened Ahi but I like to prepare mine
at home with Chinese Char Siu Pork. The marriage of pork with
a touch of sweetness to balance the tangy Caesar Salad.
4;33pm Pacific Time

Homes Along St. Louis Heights

Ala Wai Canal . . . Ala Wai Golf Course . . . and homes nestled
along St. Louis Heights.
6:23pm Pacific Time

You Know You're in Hawaii

No, it's not Main Street . . . No, it's not Elm Street but you know
you are in Hawaii. It's pronounced . . ka - nay - ka - po - lay.
6:20pm Pacific Time

A Bird in Flight Over the Ala Wai Canal

A " Tern " in flight over the Ala Wai Canal.
6:12pm Pacific Time

Bird vs. Fish Stare Down

This bird along the Ala Wai Canal is absolutely focused on a
school of Tilapia fish in the Ala Wai Canal.
6:08pm Pacific Time

A Kingfisher Along the Ala Wai Canal

Checked it out on the internet, I think it's a " Kingfisher " bird
along the Ala Wai Canal.
6:02pm Pacific Time

Bird's Along Ala Wai Canal

" I think I can take em' . . . even though it's 4 to 1 ".
6:02pm Pacific Time

Ducks Along the Ala Wai Canal

Ducks paddling along the Ala Wai Canal.
6:01pm Pacific Time

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

One Paddle . . Two Paddle . . Three Paddle

Canoe paddlers along the Ala Wai Canal.
6:09pm Pacific Time

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Joe Pacific Shoe Repair - My Heels Worn Out

So this is where Joe Pacific Shoe Repair relocated years ago.
What a great location in downtown Honolulu where there is
heavy foot traffic with all the office workers.
1:11pm Pacific Time
I finally found where Joe Pacific Shoe Repair is located in an
alley way off of Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu.
1:06pm Pacific Time
I forgot to bring my shoes to be repaired at Joe Pacific's.
I haven't seen Bob the person that repairs shoes and also
the owner of the establishment in a while.
1:11pm Pacific Time

Aloha Tower Market Place

Aloha Tower Market Place located on the waterfront of
downtown Honolulu.
11:55am Pacific Time

Framed Banana Leaf

Lobby of an office building in downtown Honolulu.
1:04pm Pacific Time

Scarf's from Bali

Can't decide which scarf I want.
1:03 Pacific Time

Scarf's from Bali in shop window in downtown Honolulu.
1:03pm Pacific Time

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sign of the Times

I was going to get my hair done but they were booked solid.
On second thought are you familiar with a phrase, " He's all thumbs "
I'll just let my hair grow longer.
12:37pm Pacific Time

What Dumpster?

How convenient to dispose of your cardboard trash in
Chinatown without any dumpster close by.
12:52pm Pacific Time

Meet You at Club Hubba Hubba

This was sometimes the destination at night during the
olden days. If you look really closely you can make out
the fading neon sign whichs says . . . " Club Hubba Hubba ".
12:43pm Pacific Time

Pioneer Plaza - Painting in Lobby

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Where to Paint a Mural

Creativity way to paint a mural to fit on to the walls of a hotel
on located on Ala Wai Boulevard.
5:46pm Pacific Time

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Public Service Announcement - Chinatown

As I walked through Chinatown, I could not pass up this poster
with a message in a shop's window.
12:33pm Pacific Time

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thirsty Bird

Boy! Oh! Boy! . . . Tis hot . . . humid . . . and . . . and . . . and. . .
I am thirsty. Who cares if this water fountain is for people . . .
if I want to make it even a bird bath . . . I could.
12:29pm Pacific Time

Friday, September 11, 2009

Malasadas at Leonard's Bakery in Kapahulu

Vans with tourist drop by Leonard's Bakery early in the
morning to get a taste of the popular local pastry treat
called Malasadas.
Malasada's is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It's a
Portuguese Pastry . . . this is the plain but it also comes
with different types of filling . . . haupia (coconut ), guava
and custard.
9:25am Pacific Time

Little Coconut Tree & Quaint House

A quaint little house in Kapahulu with what could be considered
as a petite coconut tree.
11:28am Pacific Time
A cluster of ripe coconuts just right for the picking.
11:27am Pacific Time

You Know You Are Not in Omaha

You know you are not in Omaha, Nebraska when you are
about to pull up into a gas station called . . . " Aloha Gas Station ".
11:06am Pacific Time

A Moment of Privacy Me Thinks

A great apartment with a window view overlooking the
Ala Wai Canal. A couple enjoying a nice quiet intimate dinner
with all the world to see.
6:25pm Pacific Time

Honolulu's Finest On Call 24/7

Honolulu's Finest . . . Honolulu Fire Department's fire engine.
12:26pm Pacific Time

A Distant Mural

A scenic mural on an office building at a distance on Ualena Street.
1:56pm Pacific Time