From the HawaiiVog archives (Dec. 29, 2005). The brand new Science Adventure Center at Bishop Museum. This facility is incredible.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Dec. 26, 2005). Madness. A pile of gift cards overwhelmed our common sense and led us to Ala Moana Center the day after Christmas... the second biggest shopping day of the year.
From the HawaiiVog archivse (Nov. 18, 2005). Bishop Museum presents an annual family festival for Christmas called "Candy Cane Lane," with food, music, games, crafts, rides, and other goodies.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Nov. 18, 2005). The self-guided factory tour at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii. Though packed with machines, I was surprised how much work is still done by hand.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Oct. 9, 2005). The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii held its annual "Splendor of China" festival (formerly the Taste of China) at the Neil Blaisdell Center.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Sept. 5, 2008). A trip with the family to historic Haleiwa town on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. It's a beautiful place somewhat clogged with tourist traffic. The key draw for many is shave ice.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Sept. 4, 2005). The members of the Yamanashi Kyoyukai Friendship Club in Honolulu hold their annual picnic at McCoy Pavillion in Ala Moana Park.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Aug. 23, 2005). The University of Hawaii Alumni Association developed a fundraiser in which you could trade a fistful of dollars for a tiny piece of history.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Aug. 13, 2005). On a recent Saturday morning, I got up at the crack of dawn and drove into Waikiki to participate in the American Heart Association's annual charity HeartWalk.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Aug. 13, 2005). Chinese cultural groups from all over the state and the world converged on Ala Moana Beach Park for the annual Dragon Boat races.
From the HawaiiVog archives (Aug. 8, 2005). Scenes from my grandmother's funeral. It was a special day, and it swelled my heart to hear over and over again what a difference she made in Hawaii.
From the HawaiiVog archives (July 25, 2005). I take a couple of bags of bottles down to the neighborhood recycling center in Mililani. The whole system could be better, could be worse.
From the HawaiiVog archives (July 14, 2005). As mentioned last week, I finally made the switch. Now to learn my way around all over again.
From the HawaiiVog archives (July 12, 2005). Our annual visit to the Friends of the Library book sale at McKinley High School. We leave with ten pounds of books but only a few dollars poorer.
From the HawaiiVog archives (June 27, 2008). Since I work near the airport, I sometimes take my lunch out to the end of Lagoon Drive and watch the airplanes take off and land. Seeing humongous jumbo jets rise into the sky always takes my breath away.
From the HawaiiVog archives (June 24, 2005). Zac (age three) discovers his brother Alex (age 10 mos.) can now crawl. He's excited now, but little does he know it signals the beginning of the end for his reign over the Toy Empire.
From the HawaiiVog archives (June 22, 2005). Summer means the 50th State Fair, one of several annual carnivals to hit Honolulu. The family is joined by Nathan, our neighbor's son, as we see what there is to see.