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

In Honolulu: the Dreaded Bathroom Situation

First Published August 31, 2015Updated May 15, 2020 "feeding the homeless is much easier than providing them with sanitary conditions and services" All around the world, whether in a developed or developing country, one knows that public restrooms, due to its tendency towards lack of maintenance, should be used only as a last resort. "Only … Continue reading In Honolulu: the Dreaded Bathroom Situation

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 “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

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