Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Come Ride With Me

A L O H A 
Where You Like GO?
Look! My old number, Puka 9 
- from my immigrant days 
driving taxi here in Honolulu.

[ The book cover to the right there
is a link to my autobiographical
novel about discovering Hawaii
and myself ]

Let's RIDE around a little, 

click on photo to see human driver

" If everything on earth
 were rational, 
would ever happen. "


Driving into Manoa Valley, Valley of Rainbows

"Walk neither faster 
nor slower 
than your own soul.  
Because it is your soul 
that will teach you 
the usefulness 
of each step 
you take."  
                  Paulo Coelho

Aloha means:
"WE share the Breath of Life!"
So let's share with no expectation

" Faithfulness 
and sincerity 
are the highest things. "


I used to be 
very sensitive to 
exclusion by others,
I' m more focused 
on including everyone
in my Aloha

Makiki Christian Church 1931  

"Whoever does not
 love his work 
cannot hope that
 it will please others."

 Up in the hills, back in the valleys, 
down to the beach:
I chased calls all over the island in my cab.
Sure, I'll take your surf board.

" Never look down 
on anybody 
unless you are 
helping them up "
                          Jesse Jackson

12 hour shift just about PAU 
Time to head back to the yard.
This was day tour. 
Driving at night
was memorable 
and educational.
[The book is largely nocturnal.]


Thank YOU
For Riding Along
Please Stay Come Again!

Your Driver: Cloudia


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Very interesting memories from your days as a taxi driver. And thanks for the translation of Aloha!

Aloha to you this morning!

Charles Gramlich said...

Must be a very good way to learn about an area and culture.

Brian Miller said...

cool to see you old cab license....and rational, what is that? smiles...oy its been a few weeks...

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for taking us around, cloudia. :)

Teresa said...

Breaker, breaker, Puka 09, do you copy? Thanks for taking us for a ride in your wonderful yellow cab. I loved the book!! Love your inclusive Aloha!

Adam said...

I hear it's a tough job to be a taxi cab driver

Cloudia said...

Thanks for riding! 🐱

Elephant's Child said...

I do love riding with you, walking with you, being with you...

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia, I'll ride with you any day. Such an enjoyable sweet ride it was, lovely photos and perfect quotes, and Paulo's is like my most recent favorite!

Ruby said...

It was an enjoyable ride :) Lovely quotes :))

RedPat said...

What fun, Cloudia!

William Kendall said...

What a license!

The dog of course looks adorable.

Magia da Inês said...


Lembranças agradáveis.
Parabéns pela coragem de escrever sua própria história.
Boa continuação da semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.

Big Sky Heidi said...

A wonderful ride, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Jolly Fun!

Thanks EACH of YOU very much

SandyCarlson said...

I am very grateful for your aloha!