Winner For the June Contest


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 Congratulations to kandi4kiwi, You are the winner of my June contest “Name Thet Pokémon.” Would you like to join in on the fun too? Follow me on Instagram @ smile.make.others.happy Now to think of a theme for this months contest. See you on Instagram! Please follow and like us:0

Our Travels to Kansa, Japan-Bikes, Tempozan Harbor Village & Spa World


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Day 2 Got up at 6:30 a.m. and threw a load of laundry in the washer before breakfast. With a group of 8 it’s wise to do a load a day (thankfully  the vacation rental had a washer and an area to hang clothes outside on the roof top). Cooked breakfast at home to save … [Read more…]

Our Travel to Kansai, Japan-AirAsia, Rail Passes and More


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Day 1 AirAsia We booked our flight from Honolulu to Kansai (KIX) Japan on AirAsia after our friends suggested we try it. They had used AirAsia and had no problems. It was half the cost of the next cheapest airline which was great! The original price was $129 one way, which came out to $258 … [Read more…]

Oathbringer


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By: Brandon Sanderson Pages: 1242 Genre: Fantasy Oathbringer is the Third book in the Stormlight Archives series. It continues the with the main characters learning more about their powers, as they come face to face with dark forces that will take them to the brink of their sanity as they deliberate on what is right, … [Read more…]

Merlin


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By: Stephen R. Lawhead Pages: 445 Genre:Fantasy, Historical Fiction The Second of Five books in the Pendragon Cycle. This book follows the life of Merlin of the Faery Folk of the land of Atlantis as he narrates what his life was like from his birth, his years spent with the elusive Hill Folk, his short … [Read more…]

It Happened As Predicted-Halema’uma’u Explosions


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Update Since my last post: https://smilemakeothershappy.com/2018/05/08/no-school-due-to-seismic-activity/ There are now 21 fissures in the Leilani Estates subdivision, with fissures 17-21 active. Last week Wednesday (May 9) there was a informational meeting at the Hawaii Volcanoes 🌋 National Park theater for those in the Volcano community, and anyone else interested to hear from the Park management and Scientists on … [Read more…]

The Winner for the April Contest


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Congratulations to Charlie (freckled.fashionista), You are a winner again! There will Be NO contest this month (May) due to our oldest daughter graduating and all the prep for it. Next month is my Birthday month and it’s going to be fun! Everyone can enter even if you won this month! Here’s a hint at what June’s … [Read more…]

No School due to Seismic Activity


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Wednesday May 2, as I drove our youngest daughter to her morning dentist appointment, she commented, “Do I really have to go to school? It’s a half day, by the time I am done with my appointment and we drive all the way out to Kapoho they’ll only be two hours of school left.” Yes, … [Read more…]

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii


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May 1st is the Lei Day holiday in Hawaii, we celebrate it by wearing and giving Lei ( garland usually worn around the neck ) made of flowers, ferns, vines, shells, ribbons, etc.. How did this holiday start? It began as an idea of a poet Don Blanding who wanted a special day where people … [Read more…]

Merrie Monarch Festival


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For a week every year the hula students from around the world turn their eyes to our Hawaii island for the Merrie Monarch Festival. They watch, or come to participate in this exciting, hula competition. History The first Merrie Monarch competition was held in 1964 (the year I was born). It was to attract tourists … [Read more…]