Slugs & Ashes

I’ve had this on going battle with slugs invading my green house and outside beds. This past week I lost 4 Lily buds to the appetites of the slugs. I remembered that the last time the Lilies bloomed I had placed ashes from our fire place around them. Today I did it again to see … [Read more…]

A Year of Blogging – What I Learned

Write it Down If you are like me you get your best (or worst) ideas when you’re busy doing something else. (ex. driving, or sleeping) Both of these times aren’t the most convenient. l would say, “That’s a good topic, or idea, I’ll write it down when I get to my destination, or that’s a … [Read more…]

Service, Talents, Sharing, and Connections

Service Today our family did the Sunday Worship service for the residents, staff, and family members at the Veterans Center of Hilo. We opened the program with “Ho’onani I Ka Makua mau,” (Doxology), followed by a prayer. I gave a talk “Developing Our Talents.” Next we sang “Ekolu Mea Nui,” (the Three Great Things), followed … [Read more…]

Pachinko

By: Min Jin Lee Pages: 479 Genre: Historical Fiction Rated: R (Language, sexual content) Pachinko is a story that begins in Korea (Yeongdo) in a little fishing village before the separation of the country into North and South during the annexation of Korea to Japan. It spans five generations beginning with Hoonie’s parents, and continues … [Read more…]

Our Travels to Kansai, Japan-Kyoto International Manga Museum, Ramen University, and Fushimi Inari

Day 6 Breakfast Guest Our morning started off with breakfast at home. Our hanai girls Sari and Hikari were coming to join us. Sari was traveling from Tokyo, and Hikari was coming from the southern part of Osaka. They were both participants in the WAVOC program too. Hikari stayed with us and Sari and her … [Read more…]