No School due to Seismic Activity

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

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

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…]

April Contest

This is the theme for my drawing practice this month. To answer the questions follow me on Instagram. Have A Smiley Day! 😄 Please follow and like us:0

The Winner for the March Contest

Last month wasn’t a good one for drawing only did 7 of the 13 drawings I had wanted to do. (Life happens) Despite the lack of drawings I still had a clear winner. Congratulations to Roxie for having the most correct guesses. I will be sending your prize shortly. Stay tuned for this months contest. … [Read more…]

Taliesin

By: Stephen R. Lawhead Pages: 486 A story of Cariss, Princess of the lost world of Atlantis, and Taliesin the foundling who became the Bard with the Mystical voice that could enchant his listeners. The story of their tragedies, endurance, faith and love. Stephen Lawhead takes us back to the stories before the appearance of … [Read more…]

Richie’s Drive Inn

Richie’s drive inn is located on N. king street, a street away from Toshi’s okazuya (you can read my post about Toshi’s here: https://smilemakeothershappy.com/2018/01/22/toshis-okazuya/) The Fire Before it was Richie’s there was a garment factory where they sewed clothing. I don’t remember the name, being only about 4 or 5 at the time the fire broke … [Read more…]

Rise Above Weaknesses

And blessed is he that is found faithful unto my name at the last day, for he shall be lifted up to dwell in the kingdom prepared for him from the foundation of the world. Ether 4:19 Please follow and like us:0

A Picture From February’s Winner

Mahalo Gina, Gina was the winner of my February contest. She used the $5 Target gift card to purchase water for a Spring Concert. Shopping tip: Gina ordered the water online and picked up at the store, you don’t pay shipping fees, and no bottle tax. My contest are to help me keep up with … [Read more…]