Puunene Reunion 2007 Documentary

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Surprise! Avocado keiki! #accidentalgardening #backyardgoodness #upcountry #Maui

Found these treasures in my forgotten compost bin.
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Gotta go get more potting soil. :)


Monday, December 29, 2014

10 Instagram Favorites to Celebrate Maui - December, 2014

I'm experimenting with Instagram and loving it! 

Come 2015, I'll be posting my favorite Celebrate #Maui photos that I take, monthly. Mixing and matching social media networks, you know. :)


#1 Papio gift

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#2 Christmas snowflakes in the library
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#3 My librarian friend at Kalama rocks!
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#4 Dancing "Puamana" in Lahaina
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#5 Poinsettia for Christmas
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#6 Hass avocado harvest #backyardgoodness
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#7 Watercress from Waipoli Farms for Portuguese Bean Soup
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#8 Luau leaves for laulau Christmas eve
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#9 Shoutout to my Dad
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#10 Still warm sushi from Miyako Sushi via Pukalani Superette
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Interested in Maui Instagram accounts that shine? Check out Best Maui Instagram Accounts posted by Kelsey Love.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Upcountry Maui rainbow and an imu for Thanksgiving #365grateful

Feeling thankful for Maui rainbows and those special people who are preparing our food for tomorrow.
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4 Things I Learned from Maui's First Student-Led TEDxYouth Event

What a privilege it was to be involved with "Imagining a Better Tomorrow", the first student-led TEDxYouth event for Maui students! 

The event was held on April 6, 2014 at Seabury Hall's `A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.

I learned 4 things during the planning and the event itself:

1. A TEDxYouth event on Maui works.

There were a few doubters. Could an event of this kind draw an audience on Maui? Would students come up with talks that were TEDx quality? Could kids actually plan and execute this gargantuan project on their own?

The answers to all three questions? A resounding YES!

The students' talks will be posted on the TEDx site shortly. I will add them here for your enjoyment.

2. Kids work hard.

Got a project that kids believe in and that excites them? Just get out of the way and let them at it.

Planning for the event started at the beginning of the school year, continued with regular meetings and training, and culminated with a "hell week" of rehearsal and loose-end tying. All student-run.

Taking notes during rehearsal.

3. Kids on Maui dream big.

I didn't know there were so many kids who do, until now.

"Imagining a better tomorrow" dream board

4.  An #eventofhope provides real-world opportunities for students to continue dreaming.
  • Some of the students who organized the event have leads for summer jobs and internships.
  • Speakers are being asked to present elsewhere.
  • Members of the student film production team that trained under AKAKU are now employable.
  • The non-profit make-a-difference booths attracted many interested students who will now pursue new dreams.
"Everyone is a Maker." -- Jerry Isdale of Maui Makers

Maui students give me hope for the future!

A big MAHALO to Jasmine Doan, founder of the event, who directed the core team of organizers from small start to spectacular finish.

Learn more about TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall on their website, as well as on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Two Interesting Finds at Fourth Friday in Kihei

There seems to be something for everybody at Fourth Friday in Kihei and I couldn't possibly do justice to the event. You'll just have to check it out for yourself!

This trip, cookies and flowers called out my name.

1. The Maui Cookie Lady 

The Maui Cookie Lady sells the most interesting, gigantic gourmet cookies! 

There is, of course, The Maui Cookie. But how about Cat Nip? Or best seller Bacon-Nator? Or AllAmerican Fried Chicken and Waffle? $4 buys an interesting cookie -- so worth it -- with bragging rights. 

Unsurprisingly, the line was long, all night long. Yum!

Some of the Maui Cookie Lady's wares

2. Flower Hair Clips by Manutea Nui E

Joey of Manutea Nui E does Hawaiian and Tahitian Costumes, so the flowers she makes must look real, she says.

And they do! 

I bought two hair clips because I absolutely love wearing a flower in my hair and sometimes I can't get them fresh. Check out the array of accessories on the website.

Joey of Manuhea Nui E

If you can't make it to Fourth Fridays at Kihei in person, do the next best thing:

Watch it LIVE via a Live Stream by Akaku!

This video will show Fourth Friday in Kihei 6-9pm
Live streaming video by Ustream

Isn't that the coolest?

Check out Fourth Friday in Kihei -- yes, do it!


Friday, February 14, 2014

The Maui Farm -- A place of hope

Spontaneous heart-making

The Maui Farm is a place that's full of little hopeful signs.

The vegetables are LARGE.

Gorgeous swiss chard

Green onions and parsley

 The animals are CUTE.

And they're LARGE too.

Lisa gave our little school group a tour of the entire magical farm. Thanks, Lisa!

She let us sample the fruit ...

Low-hanging loquats

... and she let us pick some herbs to take home.

Lemon grass

Now I'm inspired to expand my little garden at home and to spread the good word about the worthwhile work The Maui Farm does to support Maui families.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tasaka Guri-Guri is very much loved by the people I know

Yes, I remember when they were at the Kahului Shopping Center.

Yes, I loved the beans too.

YES, it's time for another trip downcountry ...

Two scoops - one pineapple, one strawberry, please ...