Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chinatown Double Ten Parade

Welcome to Honolulu Chinatown: 
Oldest in the West
Purple Bamboo Melody by Traditional Chinese Music on Grooveshark

Ko`olau Mountains
 behind Honolulu Town
remind me of an 
Asian brush drawing.

 Nice day for a parade

Ten Ten, or Double Ten Day
is the National Holiday
of the Republic of China
( Taiwan )

 When are children ever still?

 Sun Yat-sen 
was born on 12 November 1866
 to a Cantonese Hakka family.
  Evidence suggests
 that he was  born at Ewa
 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 Some claim that he came to
at age 13.

 When they are lost in thought. . . .

 Like any other person

 Everything OK in there?

 Here comes the parade!

 We do know
 that Dr. Sun lived here
 among us,
attending Iolani School,
and Punahou 
as our President
Obama did.

 Some say 
that the cosmopolitan court and 
democratic politics
of Hawaii's King Kalakaua
inspired young Sun's
 earliest political

 In 1883 the King
awarded 2nd prize
in English grammar
to the young student

has had a thriving 
Chinese community
from Kalakaua's times.

would not BE the 
Hawaii we know and love
without the Chinese
people and influences.

 Portable Rainbow

 Dignified Guardian

 Missing the Parade

 Age:   Far & Near

 By the Window

 Hawaii Family
posing before 
Dr. Sun's Statue.

 Memories Under Construction

 What revolution
might THESE Honolulu
children lead,
to improve our world
when they grow up?

 So pretty-
Is it REAL?

 " Sincerity 
makes the very least
 to be of more value 
than the most talented
 hypocrite.  "

Charles Spurgeon


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Armando Manrique Cerrato said...

Really amazing,China in Hawai. I like to enter your blog and discover traditions and ways of living of that dreamed land. Aloha from Spain!

Dave King said...

I see why the town reminds you of an Asian brush drawing - very perceptive remark.

Brian Miller said...

pretty the parade and all the color and the bit of culture you give us as well in this...thanks for the glimpse...

aloha from va

G-Man said...

Now I'm hungry for some Won Ton Soup.....

Pierre BOYER said...

Enjoy your day !
Best regards from Paris,


Green Monkey said...

My daughter is half chinese. Luckily many of her chinese relative reside nearby so she gets infusions of her culture. Beautiful pictures ~

Daryl said...

felt like i was there .. thanks

Charles Gramlich said...

A world revealed in images!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post & colorful photos.Thanks a lot.

Karen S. said...

Cloudia, what an amazing world of color and enjoyment (felt almost like being there) thanks for sharing this. I have to admit one of my most favorite expressions on a child is when they are deep in thought. It's priceless, you can almost feel the energy waves ...May you keep on catching all the magic in the world-and bring here! Karen

Teresa said...

Happy Ten Ten!!

Myrna R. said...

Thanks for the culture lesson. The pictures are great, especially those of children.

wenn said...

I love the dragon with the rainbow colors..

Akelamalu said...

I love a parade!

Cloudia said...

I LOVE YOU Friends and each of your comment/gifts!

Thank YOU

TexWisGirl said...

a wonderful celebration of life, color and culture. :)


Ces photos sont vraiment joyeuses. J'aurai aimé assister à cette fête.
Belle soirée,


LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely series of photos, Cloudia. Does remind me of the Hawaii I know from 40 years ago when I lived there. (Your 'I'm IN' did make me smile. Thank you.)

Birdman said...

Cool 'double day'. My favorite number is 22. Know anything about double twos?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful where alike is possible, and happening.
Really impressed, as sadly the Chinese community lives a kind of hidden life over here.

Please have you all a good Thursday.

John McElveen said...

Wonderful pics and a Perfect history lesson! Only found here!!!


SandyCarlson said...

Your home is a magnificent place rich in culture. Thank you for these rich and lively images.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for these super comments!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the way you think my hula pal!!

Cloudia said...

right back at YOU

Cloudia said...

right back at YOU

The Elephant's Child said...

And who doesn't love a dragon dance? Lovely post as always. Thank you.

Indrani said...

Great captures. Such lively captures!

magiceye said...

That was lovely!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Rick said...

Appreciate the bit o' history, and the shots that colored the story.

Aloha, Cloudia !

The Bipolar Diva said...

I love Chinatown! It's a must go to when Honolulu. Mahalo!

Betty Manousos said...


aloha and bear hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely carnival, cheers Cloudia for your inspiration.

Magia da Inês said...

Muito agradável!!!

Bom fim de semana!


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