Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Tonight I went to the Haleiwa Jodo Mission for their bon dance and floating lantern ceremony. Last month a huge (40,000 people) one was held at Ala Moana Beach Park with the releasing of the lanterns. Tonight this was crowded, but very local. I ran into a lot of friends there, ate shave ice the old-fashioned way (in a bowl), got a towel and watched the people dance around the musicans...good fun!
There was some recorded music, but most of it came from these musicians.
A lantern for a friends grandmother who recently passed away.
The towel that you could buy. Guess it would be a sweat towel, but pretty cool.
All of the lanterns floating out to sea.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Anyway, my neighbor who plays a lot of tennis had given me a couple of the patches. I was in such pain the other day, I figured "why not"...it really did seem to help. They're just a stickey patch with menthol and camphor in it. So I asked her what they were called and figured that I'd try and get some tomorrow when I'm in town.
She said that they were on sale at Longs and she'd pick me up some. I figured may $10 for 10. She said, "$2.99/40". I just laughed. What a bargin. Imported from Japan too and the box is even in english!
Gotta love it!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
the stage was at the other end. When it got dark, all we had to do was look to the right (towards the ocean) and watch.
the trade winds blew out the smoke, so it was really a great view.