Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
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
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
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
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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
Monday, April 19, 2010
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
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
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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
Monday, April 12, 2010
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
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
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
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
Friday, April 2, 2010
"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"
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
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.