Monday, November 30, 2009

Dove On Lanai

When I was living in my apartment, I saw this dove sitting on the edge of my lanai while doing my Bible study one morning. I snuck away to grab my camera and get this shot.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


One of the sprinkler heads around our subdivision broke off, and sends water flowing down the parking area fronting our townhouse.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Purple Twilight

Moonset in Waikele at dawn ...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Husband Chair

At Cinnamon Girl stores around Hawai‘i, there are stools left out for husbands, boyfriends, and friends. This is the seat I take while Kat shops in the store.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kat & I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's photo comes from Kat's mom's house, where she had this Thanksgiving decor in the dining room. Thank God for camera phones, which is how I got this shot.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Into The Light

Going into the light at the end of the Tetsuo Harano Tunnel on the Interstate H3 East.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Magenta Blooms

A bunch magenta colored orchids that are blooming in my orchid garden,

Monday, November 23, 2009

46 For Me

Today's my 46th birthday!

Actually, this taken a year ago when Kat took me to Romano's Macaroni Grill to celebrate my birthday ...

Just for fun, and out of curiosity, here are ten famous folks who share November 23rd birthdays:
• Franklin Pierce (14th US president)
• Billy The Kid (1800s outlaw)
• Harpo Marx (comedian)
• Boris Karloff (horror film actor)
• Luis Tiant (Boston Red Sox pitcher)
• Steve Landesberg (actor - "Barney Miller")
• Bruce Hornsby (musician)
• Saku Koivu (Montréal Canadiens left winger)
• Jonathan Papelbon (Boston Red Sox pitcher)
• Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana")

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Power Of Prayer

During the Sunday evening worship service, the New Hope Leeward prayer team stands in the front of the stage to pray for anyone needing prayer.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kat Shooting Sunset

Kathy takes her last sunset photo from my old apartment, before we handed the keys over to my realtor.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Winglets

Hawaiian Airlines is having Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets installed on eight of their Boeing 767-300ERs. To announce the addition, Hawaiian Air held a media event at the Honolulu International Airport a couple of weeks ago featuring N587HA, "Pakalakala", as the first of the eight to receive the winglets.

Today's photo show a wide-angled view of Hawaiian's first wingletted 767.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

River Meets Ocean

The Waimea River ends at Waimea Bay, and the two are usually separated by a sand berm. When the rains are heavy, the berm is broken to allow the runoff to flow into Waimea Bay. It also attracts body boarders ride the out-going river's muddy tide. The waves caused by the river is similar to an artificial wave machine.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


These four mynah birds walk on a lawn looking for food, near our home.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Orchid Buds

Orchid buds at the end of a stem from a recent bloom ...

Monday, November 16, 2009


At the Kamaka Air hangar, Kamaka the Labrador Retriever hangs out by the front counter ...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hālawa Valley Rainbows

Double rainbows hover over Hālawa Valley during our drive to Kane‘ohe on the H3.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Boost Mobile, the pre-paid version of Nextel, hosted a promotional event last year in which there was a motocross jump ramp, putting green, and basketball half-court. We had to cover the event ... this was the set-up on the Aloha Stadium Field Turf.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gone Fishin' 3

This guy spends an afternoon shore fishing at Mokulē‘ia Beach.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


... a little ditty about Todd & Dyann ...

Sorry, I had that '80s John Cougar song "Jack & Diane" in my head during Todd & Dyann's wedding yesterday. Kathy & I were invited to their wedding at Ko‘olau Ballrooms. The above photo was taken shortly after the ceremony.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy 80th Anniversary

Not only is November 11th known for Veteran's Day, it's also Hawaiian Air's anniversary day. 80 years ago today, Hawaiian Airlines (began business back then as Inter-Island Airways) started its inter-island flight operations.

Today's photo shows Inter-Island Airways' first aircraft, NC251M, a Bellanca CH-300 "Pacemaker". This 80 year-old aircraft purchased by Hawaiian Airlines, and was restored in Washington, before being shipped to Hawai‘i. The CH-300 is airworthy, and will be used by Hawaiian Air for promotional purposes.

Hau‘oli la hanau Hawaiian Airlines!

To all the veterans ... thank you for serving our country!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CSI: Waikele

Last week, officers from Honolulu Police Department's Crime Reduction Unit were tipped off of a stolen car on the road. They had tracked the car to this KFC restaurant in Waikele, where the officers tried to stop the vehicle, and the incident ended in the shooting of the alleged car thief as he tried to ram his way out to avoid arrest.

In the photo, investigators gather to analyze the crime scene (in the drive-thru lane, left), while a news crew from local ABC affiliate KITV prepare for a live broadcast (far left).

Monday, November 9, 2009


One of my orchids in bloom ...

Sunday, November 8, 2009


During New Hope Leeward's Worship Night service, Communion is served ... while photographing the first Sunday evening service, I took this quick shot after the elements were passed out.

Of course, Communion is served on the third weekend of each month during its regular worship service.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photo Op

Guy was gracious to pose with fans during a quick break between scenes, and we took advantage of this photo op ...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cooling Off

Guy takes a break to cool off from the heat of the lights before interviewing Poke Stop customers.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Poke Stop

Guy Fieri wraps his walking intro shot for the Poke Stop segment.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Take 10 ...

Guy does another take of his intro for Poke Stop, in fact he did over ten, because it required one complete camera move.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Intro Shot

To introduce the eatery Guy Fieri is featuring on an episode of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives", he usually does a walking shot talking about the eatery. Guy is seen above with his camera guy and production assistant as they walk along the sidewalk fronting Poke Stop.

Monday, November 2, 2009


"Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" host Guy Fieri interviews Poke Stop owner and chef Elmer Guzman for the segment about the Mililani Mauka based restaurant.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Disclaimer ...

November's theme week is "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives".

The Food Network series "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives" taped segments on O‘ahu a couple of weeks ago. Host and Chef Guy Fieri, along with two camera crews, shot at several eateries around town, some of which are personal favorites. We were told that the Hawai‘i segments will air in the spring of 2010.

On October 12th, "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives" shot at Poke Stop (pronounced poh-kay) in Mililani Mauka. Kathy had heard about it a few days prior, and we both ended work early that day, we took a chance to go to Poke Stop. When we got there, the eatery was closed due to taping, and a crowd of about 20 waited outside to meet Guy Fieri, and to buy food, as well as appear on the show.

Today's photo shows the disclaimer sign outside the restaurant. Kathy & I was part of the group that was inside Poke Stop while the video crew taped customers buying food ... yes, we bought some snacks and desserts. We also signed releases if we happen to show up on the segment.