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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

April Contest


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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:

The Winner for the March Contest


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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…

Taliesin


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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…

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