Monday, August 31, 2009

Christian Hula

Our home church, New Hope Leeward, has a hula halau that performs hula to Christian music during worship services. They also performed at this past weekend's Family Impact Conference that New Hope Leeward hosted.

The church also has a youth hip-hop dance ministry, men's sign language dance ministry, and a drama ministry. There will be a special performance call Hope Ho‘ike on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm at the Leeward Ministry Center.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pink Rose

Taken at a community garden ...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Big Banner

A couple of months ago, the clothing chain Aeropostale opened it's store in Windward Mall. To celebrate the grand opening, they hung a banner from the rafters in the center court of the mall.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Down The Line

NFC all-star and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Clifton Davis autographs memorbilia for fans after the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


The sun's reflection off the water at Ko ‘Olina Lagoon #4, with a 4-point cross filter ...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Seeing Spots

I'm not sure what kind of flower this is, but I thought the spots looked pretty neat.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

South Shore

The view of the south shore coastline as seen through a wide-angle lens ...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Blue Canoe

One of the outrigger canoes that are stored at Kailua Beach Park ...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Roadside Market

Along Kamehameha Highway on O‘ahu's north shore is the Kahuku Land Farms roadside market.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Morning Dew

Raindrops bead on blades of grass after an early morning shower ...

Friday, August 21, 2009

50th Anniversary For The 50th State

Today is the Golden Anniversary of Hawai‘i's admission to the United States of America as the 50th state in the Union!

Seen above is the Capitol Building from Punchbowl. The Capitol stands adjacent to ‘Iolani Palace. The building opened in 1969, and it's designed with several aspects of Hawai‘i's natural resources.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Under The Table

A view from under our glass table on our lanai ... I took it while trying to get shots of a pair of finches near our lanai.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Orchids ...

Some of the orchids in Uncle Harry & Aunty Grace's garden ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


... well, sort of ... it's really part of the natural breakers that form the tide pool at Shark's Cove. When waves hit against the opposite side, the breakers become a waterfall ...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Norfolk Pines

A perspective shot of some Norfolk Pines near our townhouse, with the aid of a wide-angle lens.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's Football Season!

This is the first weekend that Aloha Stadium has football games for the 2009 season.

‘Iolani Schools hosted the pre-season Father Kenneth Bray Classic last night. The Kaimuki Bulldogs played the Pac-Five Wolfpack, and the Kaiser Cougars played the ‘Iolani Raiders. The Wolfpack mauled the Bulldogs 48-19, and the Raiders beat the Cougars 30-19.

Today's photo shows Wolfpack quarterback PJ Minaya (orange #2) about to hurl a long pass down the far sideline in the fourth quarter, and got this while training one of our new cameraguys.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Swing The Bat!

Another shot from a senior league softball game at the Patsy Mink Central O‘ahu Regional Park.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Rainbow Arrival

This Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-800 received a rainbow welcome as it taxied to its parking stand. This 737 was scheduled to arrive from Boeing Field around 1pm, but the flight was delayed, and it arrived after 5pm.

I just wanted to get a shot of this bird for my HNL RareBirds blog, but when I got to HNL, there was no plane. The ground crew, stairs, and the "Follow Me" truck were awaiting its arrival when I got there. I thought, at the very least I'd get shots of B-5480 taxiing to the ramp. I did see the rainbow, and hoped it would not dissipate ... thank God it held, and I got this shot.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aloha ‘Oe Camry

We bid a fond farewell to Kathy's '98 Toyota Camry ... we sold it off after we got a new car.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Makapu‘u Moon

The moon rises above Makapu‘u ...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


A few of my green orchids that recently bloomed ...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cut Back

This surfer makes a cut back, or sharp turn, while riding this wave on O‘ahu's south shore.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

H3 East

On our way to have dinner with Kathy's mom. In order to get there, we need to take Interstate H3 to cross the Ko‘olau Mountains to get to the windward side of O‘ahu.

Today's photo has us going east-bound, through Halawa Valley. It's a very scenic and green drive!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Voila! The final product ... each one a masterpiece in it's own right.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dotting The Eye

Black paint is applied to the eye with a cotton swab, after the t-shirt is removed from the initial printing. Several blue dots were applied to the body as well.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ready To Print

Seconds before the t-shirt was placed and pressed on the painted fish.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fish Head

Another reason for dabbing off the paint, is so that the paint does not soak through the t-shirt, or even the rice paper (on prints).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Full Colors

The other colors we selected were blue and green. Naoki's assistant is seen dabbing off the paint to give the print texture.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Picking Colors

After selecting a fish, the next step was to pick colors that would be applied to the fish. The first color we selected was yellow ... we reveal the other colors tomorrow.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


The theme week for August is the Japanese artform called gyotaku, or fish printing. It is usually applied to rice paper, but it can also be applied to t-shirts. We had a gyotaku t-shirt made for Kathy's Uncle Harry for his birthday, will document the process over the course of this week.

Gyotaku artist Naoki Hayashi had an exhibition at the Nohea Gallery in Ward Warehouse. We had stopped to watch one of Naoki's assistants make t-shirts for a couple visiting from Michigan, then decided to have a t-shirt made for Uncle Harry.

Today's photo shows the fish being prepared for the printing process.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grice-Mullen Scores 1st 2009 CFL Major

Former University of Hawai‘i Warriors slotback Ryan Grice-Mullen scored his first Canadian Football League "major" (touchdown) this season as a slotback for the British Columbia Lions, with a 2-yard run. The Lions, however, were mauled 30-18 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats tonight, suffering their third straight loss.

Grice-Mullen was a free-agent signee of the BC Lions last September, and actually scored his first career major (a 67-yard catch) against the Calgary Stampeders in the 2008 season finale

Today's photo was taken when former teammate (and current Miami Dolphin) Davone Bess and Grice-Mullen spoke at a Hope968 worship service a couple of years ago.