Mahalo For Now

29 Mar 2019 – ParrotFish/Uhu

Sat: serene to be back@WoodValley to take it easy – resting and admiring the work that Loon had put into these grounds over the decades! Learnt more about coffee and other plants.

Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat…

Sun: Ka’u Coffee Mill just a couple of mins down the road was all I could handle today but worth the visit

3murals here are interesting, just unable to get better shots, so these cropped ones will have to tell their stories of time.

What is it in life that the more I learn, the less I feel I know???

And finally a drive down my favourite nuts – Macadamia and this is the first experience to see&touch the real-life trees, blossoms&nuts.

Mon: slept most of the day until time to head to the Hilo airport, app 55m/88km 1+hr drive. A thousand thanks to Loon for the video&everything here on this BigIsland and for his time driving, showing and sharing his knowledge – sooo blessed with friends like him. Smooth&on schedule flight back to HNL, tkx Huang for meeting me.

Tue: laundry done on this beautiful public holiday and dinner from Safeway.

Wed: appreciations to Huang that ingredients for a Guinness Irish Stew dinner could be found in the Monoa Safeway neighbourhood.

Cannot get enough of this view from here where no one seems to even bat an eye by while I am completely taken in with every breath.

Appreciations to a very special group of young ppl who crossed my path nearly 2decades ago when they were doing their SEAsia Study program traveling thru’ The Silk Route. Husband&fatherhood becomes Adrian, glad to have him&Taylor into Lisa’s life where the of 3 of them make such a lovely family together.

Tkx to Kim for a scrumptious dinner at her uncle’s restaurant – Golden Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown. Kim had pre-ordered enough food to feed an army!

Excellent tofu soup&dishes, oysters,

Chicken, PorkWithYam, BitterGourd,

ParrotFish/Uhu, fresh&done to perfection and 1st time tasting this interesting yummy coral fish which digest the edible portions from the coral and excrete it as sand, helping create small islands and the sandy beaches. A beautiful&popular fish to eat here in HI.

Thu: day of packing&cooking – making a belated St Patrick’s Day dinner for the cousins before flying off. Tkx to Cynthia&Ted for their presence – good that they get to meet the family too.

Fri: TGIF and a good weekend to all – Oh think twice, cause it’s another day for you and me in paradise – Phil Collins. A thousand Mahalo to HI family&friends – auntie Winnie, cousins DavidW, Wilki&Pattie, Yvette, exHCC-students Huang, Kim, Leah, Lise&family, AT-Hiker Loon – appreciations for his gracious hospitality on the BigIsland. Apologies for not getting the chance to catch up with cousins DavidL&Maria on Kauai, nieces&nephews Christopher, Danielle&their families. Laine&Sheville, looking forward for a next time round and tkx for keeping in touch.


Flight from HNL-PVG, delayed 1hr due to late arrival from PVG –


a chance to explore the airport which has a delightful Japanese Garden and with tempts like today, the open concept is absolutely enchanting.

We do not understand that life is paradise, for it suffices only to wish to understand it, and at once paradise will appear in front of us in its beauty –  Dostoevsky