This Side of the Hemisphere: Easy Access to Wildlife

In Central America, in a remote and rural place, a land of lakes and volcanoes, wild animals outnumber humans 50 to one. Here, the annual weather averages a low of 73 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 91. Isolated from the rest of Central America by a large body of water, one huge section of … Continue reading This Side of the Hemisphere: Easy Access to Wildlife

Proposed “Honolulu Adventure Park”

I have never taken the high road. But I tell other people to ‘cause then there’s more room for me on the low road. Parks and Recreation, television sitcom series Above. Diagrammatic map, which shows the location of heritage centers and residences; aquaponics which involve fish and taro; proposed Honolulu Adventure Park, which includes a BMX … Continue reading Proposed “Honolulu Adventure Park”

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”

Fish Who Swim Upstream in Hawaii

August 25, 2017 Updated May 8, 2020 One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain. Rick Godwin https://youtu.be/arupbM7tQUY There is a high chance the fish shown in above video shot at the Nu’uanu Stream, are about two dozen rock climbing … Continue reading Fish Who Swim Upstream in Hawaii

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

Behind the Glamour of Waikiki: Seawalls

First Published August 28, 2017Updated March 26, 2020 You always have time for the things you put first.--Unknown It’s July 24, 2017, at 5:15 a.m. At the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Kaiulani Avenue at this early hour emerges another side of Waikiki--the non-touristy side as service vehicles are lined up, one after another, on … Continue reading Behind the Glamour of Waikiki: Seawalls

At the Mānoa – Pālolo Stream, We Find the Culprit of the Threat to Waikiki

Updated July 29, 2017 and July 15, 2020 Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.--Unknown Where the Mānoa Stream and the Pālolo Stream meet, you can easily compare, with a naked eye, the murkiness of the Mānoa Stream to the clarity … Continue reading At the Mānoa – Pālolo Stream, We Find the Culprit of the Threat to 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”

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

Why People Who Live in Cities, Like Honolulu, Never Speak a Word of English

Updated April 9, 2020 Sometimes, interactions are just or more amazing with strangers than with people one has known for a while as the best conversation in the world with a stranger in a bar in Los Angeles went like this: Stranger at the bar: “How do you compare Los Angeles, California to Raleigh, North … Continue reading Why People Who Live in Cities, Like Honolulu, Never Speak a Word of English

In Honolulu: Free Resources for the Squatter, Gardener, and Pedestrian

First Published August 16, 2015Updated May 18, 2020 Here are some examples in Honolulu of recent years where squatter, gardener, and pedestrian, make ­­use of resources, but they do not want you to know about it. They want to keep it that way, mainly because the rest of us are not indeed nor vaguely interested, … Continue reading In Honolulu: Free Resources for the Squatter, Gardener, and Pedestrian

The Real “Charlie Chan” in Hawaii

Updated May 26, 2020 The fictional detective “Charlie Chan” was based on the real-life Honolulu detective Chan Apana, whose father came from Southern China to Hawaii in the 1800s to work on the sugar plantations. Towards the end of that century however, many Chinese men like Chan Apana who were raised in Hawaii, represented the … Continue reading The Real “Charlie Chan” in Hawaii

Despite Similar Sugar Economies, Why Hawaii Turned Out Very Differently Than Its Caribbean Counterparts

Updated August 17, 2020 When the United States Civil War started, sugar-producing states such as Louisiana stopped the delivery of sugar to the North. Instead, it needed to receive sugar from another place and thus looked to Hawaii to provide sugar. Due to the Civil War, slaves from Africa could not be employed in the … Continue reading Despite Similar Sugar Economies, Why Hawaii Turned Out Very Differently Than Its Caribbean Counterparts

The Story of Government Sanctioned Forced Mass Movement

Updated July 14, 2020 The popular exhibit entitled "Race: Are We So Different?"  offered a place to respectfully talk about race from a national public policy and a human interest standpoint. As defined in this exhibit, race is not who a person is. Instead, it is a human-made construct to categorize people to forward a political, … Continue reading The Story of Government Sanctioned Forced Mass Movement