Ala Moana Regional Park

14 Mar 2019 – Ward Village – Manoa Valley

Mon: lunch@Merriman’s on the first floor of Kakaako’s Anaha luxury condo tower (751units) in WardVillage.

60-acre (24ha) developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Once completed, this beachfront development will have luxury residences, retail stores, entertainment venues, pedestrian friendly streets and public open space. According to Leah – walked here numerous times and never saw anyone swimming til now haha. Somehow I seem to be in the right places at the right time and there was even a single duck in the fountain – for real.

https://www.merrimanshawaii.com/honolulu/

Delicious lunch in wonderful company of Huang, Kim&Lisa, beautiful&fragrant flower Lei are much appreciated with dessert@Ben&Jerry’s across the street, cannot resist my favourite CoffeeCoffee! Thank you to these 3wonderful young ppl who crossed my path way over a decade ago when they visited SE Asia with the HCC students lead by David. Was so blessed to be able to accompany them for a few trips and got to know them and have keep in contact every since.

In Hawaii, we have something called ‘Ho’oponopono’, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance – Duane Chapman

Lovely walk around the AlaMoana RegionalPark – panoramic shot credits to Huang.

Watching surfer-dudes and life go by.

In good company of magnificent trees and the soothing sound of the waves as they crashed on the rocks.

Tue: woke up to this absolutely stunning rainbow in ManoaValley, had to just rushed out of the house in my PJ to capture this shot before the colours fade. It is no wonder that HI is known as the RainbowState – later in the day without the rainbow…

Whether a visitor or ‘kama’aina’ (resident), the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands inspires the heart and mind…

A walk down to Safeway in rain&sunshine within that short 15mins walk. 1st time seeing a Poinsettia this size and it is not even near Christmas! The Bird of Paradise seem at home here. Appreciations to Yvette for taking time to meet and glad to be able to catch up before she heads to the mainland for spring-break.

Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians – they call themselves ‘keiki o ka aina’=children of the land’ – MJ Harden.

Wed: tkx to auntieWinnie for meeting up to lunch – delicious ChickenAlfredo crêpe. Appreciations to Huang for picking me up and for the ride back to David’s.

And for the drive up to PuuUalakaa StatePark and panorama pix credits to him.

Seemed to have some memories being up here with May, Linn&Jeff+Katy when we were celebrating Thanksgiving in 2002.

Thu: tkx to Wilki&Pattie for a productive shopping day@Ala Moana Center, pink Tshirt from Uniqio, US$10/S$13.50, The LEGO Store US$19/S$26

Our usual US$1.50/S$2 lunch@Costco. Tkx you for the scarf&nuts from Wilki&Pattie.

Was introduced to another shop, DonQuijote – good for getting gifts, US$55/S$75 spent there. Noho me ka hau’oli=Be happy.

Could not believe it, another stunning double rainbow – definitely a full stop to get out of the car for another shot. Somehow rainbows put me in good moods as #6&I used to enjoy our time in his younger years with The Rainbow Connection.

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Rainbows are visions
They’re only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know they’re wrong wait and see
Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me…

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