Friday, April 30, 2010

Light Truss

Part of one of the light truss towers at New Hope Leeward ...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Going Green

Our second phase of painting, was our bedroom, which we painted this shade of green in the roller tray. In the foreground, of it is a ball of painter's tape we used to mask off parts of the bedroom. I took this after we finished the major parts of the painting.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


The logo for Nippon Television (NTV) is this neon green pig. I got this little porker in a gift bag given by an NTV reporter and director whom I worked with several years ago. This little pig sits in my car.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rock Wall At 10,000'

The rock wall that surrounds the 10,200-foot summit area at Haleakalā.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Running On The Beach

This little boy runs toward the ocean at Pahipahialua Beach. Even covered with sand, it didn't seem to faze him from playing with his siblings.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Across The Bay

At southern end of Kāne‘ohe Bay is Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i at Kāne‘ohe Bay on the Mokapu Peninsula, which is seen from the He‘eia Kea Boat Harbor.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Smoke Trails

Smoke trails toward me from the sparklers that our nieces and nephew were playing with on New Year's Eve.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Private Charter

PrivatAir is a Swiss-based business and charter aviation firm that flies globally. A few weeks ago, one of their Boeing 757-200 airliners, HB-IEE, stopped at HNL for a few days and spent another few days at Kahului, Maui. This 757 seats only 49 passengers luxuriously, while the same airliner with a commercial airline can seat over 200 passengers (depending on seating layout).

Passengers can be seen de-planing to board a mini-bus to take them to their hotel. I took this shot while driving down HNL's south ramp to get photos of the 757.

On a side note, the Rolling Stones chartered HB-IEE during their 2003 world tour. During U2's "All You Can't Leave Behind" world tour, the Irish rock band chartered one of PrivatAir's 737s.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunny Orchids

For my contribution for Earth Day ....

The sun backlights a bunch of orchids that recently bloomed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pinwheels For Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse Hawai‘i is participating in the national Pinwheels For Prevention™ campaign. Hundreds of blue and silver pinwheels were placed on the Beretania Street side of the State Capitol lawn for the week. The pinwheel is the new symbol of the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


One of the skylights in the baggage claim area at the Kahului Airport.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kahalu‘u Fish Pond

Along the windward coast line of O‘ahu, there are a few large man-made fish ponds built long ago. One of them is in Kahalu‘u, and is where the Aloha Ke ‘Akua Wedding Chapel is located. In the background, is the Ko‘olau Mountains, which line the entire windward side of the island. The strip of land lined with the palm trees separates the Kahalu‘u Fish Pond from Kāne‘ohe Bay.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


A couple of daffodils in a bunch that Kat's mom gave us ...

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Wrapping up April's theme week, HPD Officers, Hawai‘i State Sheriff's deputies, and survivors of fallen officers listen to statements made by Herington, Governor Lingle, Kirk Caldwell, and Chief Kealoha about the cause of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Group Shot

Harry Herington, Linda Lingle, Honolulu Police Chief Louie Kealoha, City Manager Kirk Caldwell (2nd from right), employees from NIC in Hawai‘i, and members of the two motorcycle clubs pose for a group photo.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meeting The Governor

Harry Herington meets Hawai‘i Governor Linda Lingle at the steps of the Capitol.

Of the eight states that Herington has rode to, Governor Lingle was the first governor to meet with Herington, and issue a statement supporting his cause.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


A close-up of some of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles lined up after arriving at ‘Iolani Palace. Before their arrival at the palace, Herington and the other riders made a brief stop at Honolulu Police Department headquarters a few blocks away to pay tribute to fallen HPD officers in the line of duty. Between HPD and ‘Iolani Palace, the Ride For COPS were given an HPD motorcycle escort by several current HPD Solo Bike Unit officers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rolling Out

Members of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club roll out of the Cycle City parking lot to begin the ride.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Harry Herington

Harry Herington poses for this photo before leading the Hawai‘i Ride For C.O.P.S. from Cycle City to the Capitol Building.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


The theme week for April is "Ride For C.O.P.S.". It's a nationwide motorcycle ride and fundraiser led by former police office Harry Herington, who is riding to the capitol of each state in the Union. C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors) is an organization in all 50 states that assists the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The fundraiser is raising money for the local chapters of C.O.P.S.

Before their ride from Cycle City to the Capitol Building, members from the Blue Knights and X-Solo Motorcycle Clubs along with NIC, Inc CEO Harry Herington prayed for their ride. So far, Hawai‘i has had the largest turnout of riders who rode with Herington to a state capitol.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wedding Communion

Todd & Dyann celebrate the Lord's Supper during their wedding ceremony.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wet Retriever

This Golden Retriever takes to the ocean at Mokulē‘ia Beach.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Furniture Store

While Kat was looking around a Pier 1 Imports store, I took a seat in one of the giant lounge chairs. I was reviewing some shots we had taken earlier in the day, and sneaked off this shot while waiting for her.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Magenta Gerbera

A misted magenta Gerbera Daisy from Kat's flower arrangement.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cirrus Cloud

A cirrus cloud hovers over the Ko‘olau Mountains in the late afternoon.

Today's post is the blog's 1200th!

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Triple D" On O‘ahu

The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives", hosted by Chef Guy Fieri shot several segments on O‘ahu in early October. One of the episodes airs tonight, featuring Nico's Pier 38, airs tonight at 7pm HST (10pm EDT/10pm PDT).

Other eateries profiled by "Triple D Goes Hawaiian" include Highway Inn, Hank's Haute Dogs, and Germaine's Luau. Guy also visited The Poke Stop (where today's photo was taken) and Rainbow Drive-in, and will be aired later.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Bunny

Kat & I wish you all a Happy Easter!

We took this photo a couple of years ago at Hope968's Easter Egg Hunt with John, who graciously volunteered to wear the Easter Bunny costume. Kat helped with the games, and I shot video for the church.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Releasing Doves

At the end of Kirk & Merilyn's wedding ceremony, they released a pair of doves.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pierced For Our Sins

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed"
Isaiah 53:5

Today is Good Friday, the day Jesus paid the ultimate price for all of our sins. Today's photo comes from St. Peter's Episcopal Church, after I videotaped a wedding. It shows His hands that were nailed to the Cross.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Aloha Dome

The State of Hawai‘i announced yesterday that it will completely cover Aloha Stadium with a white translucent synthetic fabric, and will use wind technology to keep the dome inflated. The state feels that the dome will preserve the 35-year-old steel structure into the 22nd Century. When completed, it will be re-named the Aloha Dome.

The stadium has been closed since February to facilitate the construction project. Because of our location in the middle of the Pacific, the salt air has continually attacked the steel, and caused an on-going issue of spending the money to fight corrosion. The dome must be completed before the middle of August, when the high school football season kicks off. Initially, the plan was to just cover the top of the stadium, but metallurgists with a structural engineering company suggested the entire stadium be covered. The Department of Accounting & General Services, which runs Aloha Stadium, and the Stadium Authority did not announce the cost of the project. Both repairing of the steel structure and the dome installation is happening at the same time.

It should be quite interesting when we return in August, to see how it affects our video broadcasts during the day. Night games shouldn't change much.

Today's photo shows the first phase of wrap that will form the new Aloha Dome.

April Fool! :-D

It's a covering for some of the repair work.