Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Atop Mount Haleakalā are several telescopes which form "Science City". The US Department of Defense, Smithsonian Institute, University of Hawai‘i, and the Federal Aviation Administration are among the agencies who have facilities there.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
A fifth grade science class from Kamehameha Schools takes a field trip to the Maritime Center at the Sand Island Recreation Complex. They were waiting for the center to open, apparently it opened late.
I was intrigued by the quote by Bernice Pauahi Bishop, on the back of their class t-shirt. Their t-shirt reads:
"E na‘i wale nō ‘oukou
I ku‘u pono ‘a‘ole pau
I ke kumu pono o Hawai‘i.
E nau ke ea o a ‘āina i ka pono."
"Do all you can
to complete the good works that I began
in obtaining the common good for all Hawai‘i.
The sovereignty of our land is perpetuated in righteousness."
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Today's photo was taken a couple of years back with Kat and my folks after we had gone out to dinner.
This year's Father's Day is a bittersweet one. My mom (seated), passed away a few days ago after a long illness. We will miss her, though we will see her again in heaven.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
One of the crew members of this China Eastern Airlines 737 delivery team checks the oil of the right side CFM56 engine shortly after arriving at HNL. He added two cans of oil of to this engine, while another mechanic added oil to the left engine. Apparently, no one had a can opener, because this mechanic and another could not open them until a third mechanic brought over a screwdriver. Later, a gust of wind caught the empties, and rolled them down the tarmac, with people chasing them down.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Queen Lili'uokalani was the last reigning monarch in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, before the overthrow and annexation by the US Government in 1893.
This statue stands between the State Capitol and ‘Iolani Palace, and is often decorated with lei.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
June's theme week is "Verticals Volume 2". Leading off this month's theme week is the end of an era, both Honolulu daily newspapers will merge to form one.
Today is the final day for both The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star*Bulletin to publish separate issues. From tomorrow, the newspaper becomes the Honolulu Star*Advertiser. The above photo shows both paper's street vending machines side-by-side at the corner of Kaheka and Kapi‘olani Streets.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
The Na Lei Aloha Foundation Lantern Floating 2010 took place this past Monday on Memorial Day at Magic Island Park. Today's photo was the scene as lanterns were released into the water, and was taken from my TV camera platform. Over 40,000 people attended the event, with a few thousand lanterns released.
Lanterns that honor the dead are floated to sea, it's a Japanese Buddhist ritual called tooroo nagashi. For this event, people wrote the name of a loved one, and sometimes a short message on the paper walls around the candle.
This year, local TV camera operators were used, though our director was from Japan. We managed to work through the language barrier, and had a blast, as the director really got into the broadcast.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Hawaiian Airlines had their first Airbus A330-243, N380HA "Makali‘i", blessed today in before employees, local dignitaries, and the media. Kahu (Pastor) Richard Kamanu of Kaumakapili Church blessed the aircraft with Hawai‘i Governor Linda Lingle, Hawaiian Air CEO Mark Dunkerley, and Airbus America President Allan McArtor at the top of the airstairs, with Hawaiian Air flight attendants gathered below.
The cool things about these blessing ceremonies: is that its done in both Hawaiian and English, and incorporates the Hawaiian culture and Christianity.