My Plan for the Ala Wai: Cultural, Environmental and Legal Aspects

Originally published July 12, 2016 This blog covers the environmental and cultural aspects of the 2016 Hybrid Re-Design proposal. Along the Ala Wai Canal, there would be lo'i kalo or taro patches and fishponds via an extensive aquaponics system. Also, culturally, there would be significant trees, plants and an arboretum. New structures include lava rock … Continue reading My Plan for the Ala Wai: Cultural, Environmental and Legal Aspects

One of the Few Places on Oahu Where an “Ahupua’a” is Explained On-Site

First Published September 5, 2017Updated April 2, 2020by Emy Louie The Sacred Areas at the "Turtle Bay Resort" Above. Alongside Kaihalulu Beach, a stone altar, in the foreground, serves both an altar and a marker. The grounds of the “Turtle Bay Resort” provided many natural places, such as nature preserves, for recreation. Furthermore, the resort … Continue reading One of the Few Places on Oahu Where an “Ahupua’a” is Explained On-Site

FAQ on the “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

As the Ala Wai problem becomes worse over time, we increasingly are forced to connect issues such as invasive species, flooding, and rising seas, together. Then we develop an interconnected solution. All other solutions do not take into reality the existing development, the reality that Albizia trees do not absorb much water, and the reality that … Continue reading FAQ on the “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

New Farmers Market Near the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and Ala Wai Boat Harbor

Below is a diagrammatic map, architectural sketches, and artistic rendering that show the location and design of a farmer’s market which is located close to the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.   Above. Diagrammatic map that shows location (in red) of pavilions at new farmers market       Above. Architectural sketches of pavilions at new … Continue reading New Farmers Market Near the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and Ala Wai Boat Harbor

New Nature Center and Bus Stop at McCully Street/Ala Wai Canal

Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting. Unknown Map Above is a map that shows the location of the park entrance, which consists of a nature center, heritage center, and gift shop. Also shown are fishponds and taro patches accessible by … Continue reading New Nature Center and Bus Stop at McCully Street/Ala Wai Canal

Aquaponics, and More Along the Ala Wai

To orient you on the Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017 design, here is a snippet of some of its features: extensive aquaponics system which involves fish and taro heritage residences and “Hale Pilis” canoe docks farmers market Finally, there is a diagrammatic map that shows other main design features in Waikiki. Heritage Residences, “Hale Pili,” Canoe Dock, … Continue reading Aquaponics, and More Along the Ala Wai

Proposed Aquaponics Along the Ala Wai, “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you. Unknown Proposed is an aquaponics system for the Ala Wai Canal. The following diagrammatic map, architectural sketches, and artistic rendering show its physical features and some of its locations. Above. Map that shows location of the following: aquaponics which involve fish and taro; heritage centers and … Continue reading Proposed Aquaponics Along the Ala Wai, “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

Proposed Ala Wai “Heiau” and Lock and Dam

When it comes to making a big change in your life you have to want it more than you fear it. Unknown Above. A map which shows the location of the aquaponics which involve fish and taro; heritage centers and residences, shown in orange; lock and dam near the Manoa-Palolo Drainage Canal; and a “heiau” … Continue reading Proposed Ala Wai “Heiau” and Lock and Dam

Aquaponics Which Involve Fish and Taro: Exhibit at the “Hyatt Regency”

Aquaponics Which Involve Fish and Taro: Exhibit at the "Hyatt Regency" If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you. Unknown https://youtu.be/71ON-sE8v8c Apologies, these photos, and videos are of amateur quality; however, on July 24, 2017, the aquaponics display at the "Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa" was captured on camera.Regardless, hopefully you will … Continue reading Aquaponics Which Involve Fish and Taro: Exhibit at the “Hyatt Regency”

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

First published December 19, 2018 Updated March 23, 2020 How does one start to understand the Ala Wai Canal problem? To truly understand the Ala Wai Problem, one needs to know what is the Ala Wai Watershed and how stormwater flows through it. The best visual is in the following document. Unfortunately, for those who are … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

The Former “Director of Public Outreach” of a DC based Train Organization Proposes a “Heiau” in Waikiki

Updated April 8, 2020 https://youtu.be/8aRdSc8YDvA Above. Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017   Ala Wai Watershed Special Resource Study Report, February 15, 2017 Click the above link to read the full PDF documentwhich contains the impetus for the Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017 Frequently Asked Questions In your design, you put a "heiau,” or an ancient Hawaiian place … Continue reading The Former “Director of Public Outreach” of a DC based Train Organization Proposes a “Heiau” in Waikiki

What Happened at a Yoga Festival and Camping Expedition at the “Turtle Bay Resort”

First Published September 5, 2017Updated April 2, 2020by Emy Louie ~~~ Can one camp at the “Turtle Bay Resort?”The answer is, “Yes!!!”Once a year, during a yoga festival, an area of the resort is open for camping, but one must register for the yoga festival to camp.If you want to camp, but you do not … Continue reading What Happened at a Yoga Festival and Camping Expedition at the “Turtle Bay Resort”

My Engineering Plan for the Ala Wai

Updated May 5, 2020 This blog covers the civil engineering and architecture methods proposed in the 2016 Hybrid Re-Design Plan proposal, which is a response to the pollution in the Ala Wai Canal and flooding in the Ala Wai Watershed. These two problems were brought to the forefront via Honolulu Civil Beat’s May 20th, 2013 … Continue reading My Engineering Plan for the Ala Wai

The Hōkūleʻa in Virginia, Among the United States Navy Installations

Originally published May 4, 2016Updated April 13, 2020 At Yorktown, Virginia, as my husband and I clamored to pose in front of the Hōkūleʻa, I thought, “Why does my husband want to have a picture in front of it?” But he did, he was proud to be in the picture and proud of Hōkūleʻa. By the time … Continue reading The Hōkūleʻa in Virginia, Among the United States Navy Installations