Sunday, December 31, 2017

Waikiki New Year Wishes

A  L  O  H  A !
Another new day comes to Honolulu

"New Year's Day is 
every one's birthday."
       Charles Lamb

The Beach Is Waiting, Contemplating. . . 

What Will YOU
Write in the Fresh Sand?
What footprints
will you leave?

The Regulars - Joined By A Few Visitors

Time For A Morning Paddle With Your Crew

"What the New Year brings to you 
will depend a great deal on 
what you bring to the New Year."
           Vern McLellan

"For a new year to bring you
 something new, make a move, 
like a butterfly tearing 
its cocoon! Make a move!"
          Mehmet Murat ildan

Thank YOU
Dear Friend!
          Fondly, cloudia

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

New Years Eve Oahu

A  L  O  H  A !
Iolani Palace, Honolulu Link

"Maybe this year, we ought 
to walk through the rooms 
of our lives not looking 
for flaws, but looking 
for potential."     
Ellen Goodman

By Night. 
A demonstration of "electric light"
 was given by Thomas Edison 
at Iolani Palace, 
on the night of 
July 26, 1886. 

Old Pali Highway: Lovely, Lonely, Haunted

"If we opened our minds 
to enjoyment, we might
find tranquil pleasures spread 
about us on every side. 
We might live with the angels 
that visit us on every sunbeam, 
and sit with the fairies who 
wait on every flower."
         Samuel Smiles

"Drop the last year 
into the silent limbo 
of the past. 
Let it go, for 
it was imperfect, 
and thank God 
that it can go."     
       Brooks Atkinson

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Friday, December 29, 2017

If You Know Where To Look

A  L  O  H  A !
 "Set wide the window, 
let me drink the day."
            Edith Wharton

California Scrub Jay

"Hear! hear!" screamed the jay 
from a neighboring tree, 
where I had heard a 
tittering for some time, 
"winter has a concentrated 
and nutty kernel, if you 
know where to look for it." 
              Henry David Thoreau

" Success is following 
the pattern of life 
one enjoys most. "
                       Al Capp

"In the sweetness of friendship 
let there be laughter, and 
sharing of pleasures. 
For in the dew of 
little things the heart finds 
its morning and is refreshed." 
                 Khalil Gibran

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A  L  O  H  A !

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Let's GO [to] Waikiki

A  L  O  H  A !
 Let's start with the 
first thing visitors know:
Diamond Head, and the Beach itself.
But there's SO much more!
After almost 30 years living there,
I have seen a lot of change, a
lot of things that seem eternal,
and lots being missed!
Like the sea turtles feeding 
in shallow surf, in 
plain view to nearby
visitors who never 
notice them.

"There are no record 
companies in Waikiki."
           Bruno Mars
[Local fellow,
played "Little Elvis"
in shows at the hotels
as a boy when I was
driving my taxi back
in the day. . . .
. . . . . . in Waikiki. . . ]

"Hawaii is paradise. 
It sounds cheesy to say it, 
but there's music 
in the air there."
            Bruno Mars

 While the visitors 
watch the sunset,
I always watched them. 
They count their 
Hawaii sunsets. 
I always figured
that there were many 
many more coming my way.

But life makes other 
plans sometimes,
and even happy change 
can give as well
as take. I plan on 
watching & photographing
each sunset of my 
visit home to 
Honolulu this Winter.

I'm not EXACTLY a snowbird,
since I was local for decades, 
buried family in the islands 
and saw others born. 

I'm going to see my Ohana [Link]
which includes dear friends
who are more bruddahs and sistahs.
I will listen to the clouds & sky, 
commune with the land,
the `Aina [Link]
the Sea and
BE among the 
people of Hawaii.

And I will eat at
Zip Min [Link] Barack Obama's
favorite growing up!

Just for few days.
And both flights
of the round trip
will be homeward bound.

Dusk in Waikiki is 


playing in my heart:

for Hanging Out!
Warm Aloha,

You can read about my early days in Waikiki
by reading my little Hawaii novel:
"Aloha Where You Like Go?"

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Happiness Can Grow

A  L  O  H  A !
"Happiness can grow 
from only a 
little contentment."
          Pygmy Proverb

"Life doesn’t have to be 
perfect to be wonderful."
        Annette Funicello

"A good laugh is 
sunshine in the house."  
               William Makepeace Thackeray

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Your Mirror

A  L  O  H  A !
"Today is a new day... 
Make a pact with
 yourself to not be 
defined by your past." 
Steve Marboli 

"I learned to give not 
because I have much...
But because I know 
exactly how it feels 
to have nothing."

"A loving person lives 
in a loving world. A 
hostile person lives 
in a hostile world. 
Everyone you meet 
is your mirror."
Ken Keyes Jr.

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Green Ti - Red Ti - Torch Ginger

Monday, December 25, 2017

UnBox Blessing

 A  L  O  H  A !
Wishing You the 
Eye of the Eagle to 
soar above human 
defects and see truth

 Good Day To Get Out Of The Box [bring dogs]

The past is passed. 
Illusions evaporating. 
Change, the order of the day 
New relations percolating

'Boxy' Da Boxfish

"Just love others and 
you will worry less about 
what they think of you. 

Pixie IN a Box
We walk around 
fighting over our 
clashing illusions. 
Let's WAKE 
together instead! 

Happy Boxing Day!

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                          Fondly, cloudia & pixie

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas in the Air

A  L  O  H  A !
 "May you have the 
gladness of Christmas 
which is hope; 
The spirit of Christmas 
which is peace; 
The heart of Christmas 
which is love."
             Ada V. Hendricks

 "Remember, if Christmas
 isn’t found in your heart, 
you won’t find it 
under a tree."
       Charlotte Carpenter

 "It is Christmas 
in the heart 
that puts Christmas 
in the air. "     
   W. T. Ellis

"It is Christmas every time 
you let God love others 
through you.     
          Mother Teresa


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Friday, December 22, 2017

Handle Not Tangle

A  L  O  H  A !
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"Nothing we learn 
in this world 
is ever wasted."
       Eleanor Roosevelt

"Fall in love 
with someone 
who’s comfortable 
with your silence." 
            Clairabelle Ann

You can handle 
What Is

But never 
tangle with 
What If.

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             Warmly, cloudia

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