Hawaii Danger #1: Portuguese Man o’ War

11/28/2010 § 2 Comments

So I was at the beach yesterday and I came across this most familiar but unpleasant sight.

Man o' War

I don’t know that much about them, all I know is that their sting hurts really bad and they come when the wind blows onshore. Yeah, I got to teach my little brothers about them so they won’t get hurt when they see one again. Here are a couple websites that might be helpful if you want to learn more!

The Portuguese Man o’ War


Blue Bubble

We saw 3 on the beach that day! If you ever see one, DONT pick it up! Even though the bubble is harmless, the clearish blue tentacles could be wrapped around it or close nearby!



Happy Thanksgiving!

11/25/2010 § Leave a comment


I know I shouldn’t be posting today but I have some time this morning. I wanted to share with you all a song that I heard when I was little…

(Tune of The More We Get Together the Happier We’ll Be)
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkey, fat turkey!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys are we.
We’re not here for living,
We’re here for thanksgiving!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys are we.

Now if you can’t get the tune right,  here is a video link to what it’s supposed to sound like… (I have no clue who these people are, I just know they know how the tune goes. )


So anyway today I woke up to this…

Thanksgiving Rainbow

Yay! A thanksgiving rainbow!

So I want to ask you all a question….What are you most thankful for this year? I am most thankful for my Father in heaven and my Ohana. =)

Have a blessed thanksgiving!

Wordless Wednesday: Local Flowery Friends

11/24/2010 § 2 Comments

For more Wordless Wednesday, visit 5MFM and WWHub

I love Baby Beach in Sprecklesville…and turtles at Ho’okipa!

11/23/2010 § Leave a comment

Wow! Two amazing things in one day!

So I met my friend at  Baby Beach this morning, but I didn’t go swimming, I just had fun taking pictures! The water was so crystal clear and serene.

Baby Beach at Sprecks

Baby Beach, Sprecks

Serene Beach

Serene, crystal clearness

There were plenty of people on the beach but I found a small little cove that I wrote these words…


To write Aloha in the sand

Things I love about Maui!!!

Sand is one of those things...

So as I went about my stressful day…I was anticipating my friend’s birthday beach evening. We had fun surfing, even though we got caught in some sets that were head high at least. It makes you realize how precious life is. It’s probably the 100th time I’ve almost died at Ho’okipa and her first. We made it and we are totally fine. We ate a bit and then took pictures….of our toes!

Toes in the sand

Who needs a pedicure...when there is a beach!

So then it started to get dark…and we knew what that meant. Turtles! We were careful not to get too close, that’s why the pictures are a bit blurry. They crept up on the beach and started to sleep.



I work for Happy Honu Comfort Gear aka Tikitales so it makes me really excited when I actually see a Happy Honu!

On a side note, Thanksgiving is coming! Woop woop! Time for stuffing yourself with turkey and pumkin pie.

Now, this is a little weird cause usually people ask, “What is your favorite thanksgiving food?” or something like that. Well, I’m gonna ask…What is your least favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?

My least favorite would have to be, the cranberry sauce with real cranberries. I don’t like crunching on things when I am trying to enjoy the jello substance.

Don’t forget to comment and give your answer!

Beautiful Ho’okipa

11/20/2010 § Leave a comment

Beautiful Ho'okipa

Clear water!

Did anyone drive by (or surf) Ho’okipa on Thursday? It was so beautiful!

These are some pictures I took from the road. Don’t worry I wasn’t driving. 😉 Sorry, some are a bit blurry.

The water at Ho’okipa (Ho-oh-key-pah) is usually choppy and not so blue. Mostly choppy cause of the wind. Windsurfers love those conditions but today, it was pure surfing conditions. The parking lot at Ho’okipa Beach Park was packed and there were so many people in the water!

I went surfing later in the day, it was still pretty good…but the Honu (ho-new; sea turtles) were kinda scaring me, they kept popping up out of nowhere and I was afraid I would run over one!

I always love Ho’okipa, but that day especially. Probably has something to do with me being a surfer/boogie boarder. Yeah, one of these days I will get someone to take a picture of me surfing.

Ho'okipa wave

Oops! There's a sign in the way...

I took these pictures at 9:30 am. I bet people skipped out on work just to enjoy this…

Looking towards Mama's Fish House

North Shore Maui

North Shore Maui

Aloha Nui Loa!

Maui Lightning

11/19/2010 § 5 Comments

I love it when there is lightning in Maui. It’s so beautiful and amazing! I tried to take some video of it, but it’s kinda pixally.

And I made it into slooooow motion so you (hopefully) can see it!

I love lightning, it’s so beautiful! Maui doesn’t have lightning as often as some places, so when we get some, we like to enjoy it. As long as there isn’t torrential rain or thunder. 🙂

Today I worked with Liza @AMauiBlog today and she is just filled with wonderful advice about blogging! I am so glad God brought us together! I am helping her organize AMauiBlog.com so it’s more user friendly.

Anyway, if you live in Kihei I know you saw it! Quite a sight.

Aloha Nui Loa!

I love my Ohana!

11/17/2010 § 1 Comment

“Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind” – Lilo and Stitch

My Ohana (oh-ha-nuh) could be my biological family, my circle of friends, my fellow Christians…but today I’m gonna write about my family.

My parents, Grace and Steve, met on Maui. My father is from California and my mother is from…(you’ll never guess)…Virginia! Yeah. She grew up on a farm way out in the Shenandoah Valley. She came to Maui to be a nanny and also because she felt God calling her here. Dad came because he loved to surf. Yes surf. It’s his passion. He was pro a long time ago and he knows all the famous people from back then. I love telling people that my dad knows the founder of Hurley, Maui Built, and tons others (I just can’t remember then right now).  He is also an entrepreneur. He currently has his own business, New Life Marble Restoration. He cleans and restores all kinds of natural stone and concrete. I’m very proud of him.

Wedding in Keanae

A Very Keanae Wedding

Anyway so they met at Church and from their first date to when the wedding bells rang in Keanae, was about 7 months. I was born about a year and a half later.

Now I was an only child for about 18 months. Haha…my brother (also one of my best friends), Stevie was born. My parents then decided, 2 kids were enough for right then. We moved to Haiku. When Stevie was 6, Robert was born. And then Jeremiah. We moved to Makawao and Sammy was born. Haha…so many births!

Christmas 2008

I love all my brothers so much. I really wanted a sister for the longest time but that just didn’t happen. I’m okay with it now cause I just love boys, how they are so rough and tough. Its true I never learn to be dainty, but I don’t care. I am not a tomboy. Haha. I think it kept me grounded, having all brothers (and the Lord), I wasn’t ever interested in styles or trends. I was just me.

I Love Them!

We are a family, we love each other even though we get irritated. We laugh together, we have struggles, we talk, we listen. We are an Ohana and nobody gets left behind.

Hey! I wanna know what your favorite family pastime is? Mine is when we all start getting the giggles and can’t stop, no matter what we say it is just so funny!

Aloha Nui Loa!

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