Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
KGMB's Sunrise morning show co-anchor Grace Lee gets dunked by this five-year-old for a Hawai‘i Special Olympics' Cop On Top fund raiser. Grace Lee and late night anchor Stacy Loe (far right) participated in the dunk tank, as part of the fund raiser.
After getting coaxed by Stacy Loe, I gave a donation which got me three tries to dunk either Grace or Stacy. I picked Grace, and dunked her on the second try. I got to admit she was a good sport after she went into the tank, though she tried to break my concentration before the throw.
By the way, this is the 1000th post of the blog!
Friday, September 18, 2009
The result of a brush fire from nearby Wai‘awa, last Saturday. There has been a series of fires in the Wai‘awa area, a few miles northeast of where we live. It has been a pain, since the fires have come close to the Interstate H2, and homes in the Waipio area. The last few fires had caused closure of the H2 when flames got a few yards from the freeway.
On this particular fire, the wind blew the smoke plume around our subdivision, but could see the effects of the smoke against the sunlight. The smoke actually caused the color temperature of the sunlight to turn yellowish-orange. The H2 north-bound lanes were closed for several hours, and caused a major traffic on the west-bound H1 lanes. The H2 branches off at Waipio where the fire was.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wai‘alua is O‘ahu's larget coffee growing district. At the old, and now defunct Wai‘alua Sugar Mill, Wai‘alua Coffee Growers use part of the facilities for their coffee operations. Some fields on O‘ahu's north side that were used to grow sugar cane, are now used to grow coffee.
These coffee cherries were on display at the Wai‘alua Sugar Mill, which is now used by several different businesses.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
We've all heard of a corndog, but an andadog? Instead of using cornmeal, local folks of Okinawan ancestry substitute andagi batter over the the hot dog.
At the 2009 Okinawan Festival held at Kapi‘olani Park last weekend, these were the lines for andadogs ... very popular and very delicious. Kathy and I stood in line to grab a few to snack on, fortunately the wait was not that long.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
If you've ever wondered why people raise their hands during a worship service, it's because it's a sign of surrender. Surrendering ourselves to the Lord's Will, and a sign of devoted worship.
On a side note, eight years ago today, we were all shaken by the terrorist attacks, and our lives have not been the same since, nor has our country. After the attacks, a lot more people begun to attend churches, in search of spiritual peace, faith in something bigger than themselves, or time to get right with God. Whatever it was, there were spikes in attendance, but as time wore on, many fell away. It's never too late to come back to faith, or strengthen the faith you have. Pray for our nation!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Because the worship lyrics were being projected, the video cameras were not set up, that allowed me to use one of our camera platforms to get this wide shot of the worship team performing "Mighty To Save".
By the way ... Happy Labor Day!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
"Worship Night" is the theme week for the month of September!
A few weeks ago, New Hope Leeward hosted "Worship Night", which a special weeknight service led by Pastor Jonathan Smith, our worship team leader. The theme week will feature photos I took during this event.
Before the singers took the stage, the band warmed up the crowd with an instrumental number.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
This giant inflatable University of Hawai‘i Warriors helmet is used when the Warriors take the field before the beginning of the game. The helmet is inflated a few hours before kick-off (as seen above, while setting up our field camera), then deflated right before kick-off.
Today is the first game of the 2009 season for the Warriors, who host the University of Central Arkansas Bears of the Southland Conference (FCS).
Warriors beat the Bears 25-20!